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Hi all, anyone have a link for some generic PAT certificates I could download for my own use, thanks in advance, Si.
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When carrying out an EICR I found this board. The live bus bar cuts across the neutral where the tails have exposed copper. Is this the way these...
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I work for a charity (Besom) that gets equipment that needs to be PATted. A lot of these come with 5 amp fuses. Please do the regulations allow...
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Evening all. Is there a regulation or any guidance regarding live zs testing with loads connected.... Eg zs testing on a 3phase motor whilst it...
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Is there a room in professional PAT testing for a business model other than 'per unit'? I ask because I've been giving this some thought. I've...
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As (I believe) PAT testing includes fixed equipment connected to the electrical installation by an FCU (eg hand driers, built in ovens etc.) I...
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Hi. Now I'm pretty sure why this is happening, but I thought I'd check. Just did a standard RCD test at a client, and the RCD failed the test...
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For my AM2 How do you test polarity on a 3P and N socket?
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Hi all, A friend of mine wants me to help him out renewing/converting trailers and horse boxes to be used for catering of film sets or in the...
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Here's one I wasn't expecting on an EICR. Recently rewired and renovated 2-bed property (2015ish). Having an EICR as a new tenant to move in soon...
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A twin and earth cable (live) enters a plastic dry-lining box, via a stud wall. The end of the cable is snipped, left bare, and the box is...
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Hi all i'm after some advice please, I was trained as a pat tester for my company a few years back (10 years)to test ex display lamps ect ect, we...
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Hi, quick question before I start ripping a customers Consumer Board apart. Called out to a simple job of installing electric supply to a summer...
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Hi.. not posted on here much but im after a bit of advice. I have recently qualified 18th edition (level 3 electrotechnical EAL) Im looking into...
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MY PAL HAS STARTED WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT HAS LOTS OF CONTACTS WITH LOCAL HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS ( 1000s of properties) HE IS DOING EICR’s & minor...
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I got dragged into a PAT testing argument....I don't miss this kind of thing! Cheap and horrible display stand lights. IEC plug. Class 2 symbol...
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I want to PAT a coffee machine. It has a sealed plug; no class 2 mark; a round cable that suggests twin and earth; and no visible metal. Please...
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I have a Seaward Apollo 500+ and wanted to know if I need 415v adapters. Seem to be quite a few versions; 4 pin 5 pin / 16 or 32 and plug or iec...
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Hi All, Just purchased the mft1741+it seems good but my old mft 1721, when doing a ZE or ZS reading it would start automatically and stop once...
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One of my jobs is to PAT electrical goods for a local charity. Recently we have been given some touch lights. On all of these, the switch...
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We are carrying out some electrical testing on an installation. From the fuse board it supplies 415v to a transformer which is stepped down to...
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Regarding 3 phase IR tests for initial verification, I'm wondering how people actually do it efficiently. GN3 says to IR test between all phase...
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I’ve just spent the day testing about 40 iPhone chargers. Sticking 500v through them and they all pass. Does everybody agree that they have to be...
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I need to learn more about testing 110v stuff. Can only find one Seaward video on YouTube about testing a transformer! Any other sources? For...
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Still on a learning curve and need a bit of advice. I had a chip fryer fail today passed the earth but then failed insulation on 500v setting...
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Anyone got a solid answer on what the legal responsibilities are of building management companies when it comes to certifying their part of an...
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Where is the point at which a higher (but continuous) conductor reading should be considered 'OK' on an EICR? I know the theory is that it should...
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Hi Recently invested in one of these. Impressed! Until... i came to test my 100mA type A RCD. Long story short, it would not test correctly...
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My main tester is a Megger MFT1711, which I bought second hand but came with a calibration certificate. Rather than annual calibration, I have a...
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Anybody a member of PATTA the PAT association. Worth joining?
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Found two 25m cable reel extensions on a pat test yesterday with no RCDs should they be automatically taken out of service. They were at least 10...
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On a recent EICR i have ring final circuits (sockets) on type C 32 amp rcbo Some of my ZS reading exceed maximum ZS (0.55 OSG) ie:0.65 ohms . On...
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Hello, Just a quick one hopefully. I had a job to test and the board was mounted off the wall by 2 battons of wood, so the back of the board would...
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During a recent EICR I have found 10 mm supply to the flat This is fed from a Locked ryefield DB though a meter then a double pole 100 amp...
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Just started PAT testing and trying to understand why stuff fails. Recently had a large fridge fail. The cable was scuffed with a slice of the...
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Hi, I've just been testing a ring final before installing an outdoor socket and I got an R1 and rn of 0.6, but instead of 1.01 for R2 I got a...
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Hi there. Im new to PAT testing. I am confused as all the fridges/freezers I have looked at range from 55 watts to 135 watts and from what Ive...
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Would you guys recommend using a fire sealant to cover a hole on the the side and top of a consumer unit, I've cant get a 32mm grommets anywhere...
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Evening! When testing a TT system with a single earth rod, is it acceptable to take a Ze reading rather than an Ra reading? Thanks.
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Second post of the evening for me! Just wondering if there is some sort of guidance for the schedule of items inspected pages on the NICEIC test...
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