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  1. L

    Checking for breaks On A Long Cable

    Hi all, I know how to check for breaks on short cables from end to end but how would i check for breaks on a long cable ( over 20 metres) using a multimeter? Thanks
  2. normanton

    Earth Continuity Testing

    As part of my new job, we are required to test existing DC Power Racks for Telecoms. We are told to carry out a earth continuity test, then a IR test, then a ELI test. I may be getting a little complacent the older I get, but surely Earth Continuity is slightly OTT? I mean, we're proving an...
  3. michaelw6

    kt64 continuity boom!!!

    Hi guys been a while I've had alot going on in my life with ill ness and one thing and another. Any way long story short. I lent out my tester to a so called friend and he failed to say he had broken it! I found tin foil around the fuse and the continuity no longer works. After a massive...
  4. Z

    Question regarding signing off 32a ring circuit with broken CPC ring continuity

    I installed a kitchen ring recently. Went back to test after the builders had finished and found that the CPC is broken somewhere inaccessible, everything else tests normal. I’ve got continuity on live conductors, and even with the broken CPC, each socket is connected to the CPC and tests with...
  5. Savdar1810

    3P continuity L1 Earth

    Quick question for someone... Recently came across 3phase industrial heater, changing over a faulty isolator, in terminal box where equipment cable meets supply... I have continuity between L1 and Earth but nothing between L2 and L3 and earth. Disconnected earth from source and still the same.
  6. alban moffitt

    Megger 1552 MFT continuity testing????

    hi I have recently bought a megger 1552 tester. it is in very good condition as it was just used as a back up. i have a slight problem with it though when trying to use it for testing continuity. basically i can only carry out one continuity test and then i have to turn the tester completely...
  7. J

    Can a fluke T90 continuity tester be capable of confirming a new light fixture is good to go or not?

    Hi guys, I have wired light fixtures and hard wired a lot of cookers in the past, been all fine. I'm now training to be an electrician, the course itself is level 1 electrical installation. I have just bought my first continuity tester which is a fluke T90 and wondering if this is good enough...
  8. T

    Continuity testing help

    Hi, I created a thread on ultimatehandyman (yes I know) but I feel like I'd be better off posting my question here, you're welcome to have a look at the thread for full details however (Continuity testing. - http://www.ultimatehandyman.co.uk/forum1/post785195.html#p785195). I fully expect part...
  9. P

    Varying continuity readings

    Hi all, I am using a Fluke 1662 with fused test leads. I find when doing continuity tests such as R1+R2, as the test button is being held the result fluctuates dramatically. Both increasing and decreasing. Seems to happen on insulation resistance as well however not so much. I also find after...
  10. G

    Hello & Help with AM2

    Hi, This is my first post, although I have been browsing the forums for a little while now. I work in BMS and have my AM2 on friday. The nature of my work means I don't get to test so there are a few things I'm unsure of and was hoping for some clarification. I know for some people they may be...
  11. T


    Hi all & thanks in advance for the time. I'm due on Monday to complete my trade test. (FICA IN SCOTLAND) The part of my test i am to undertake is Fault Finding and rectification. For the test i will be put in a booth by the assessor and issued a job card that briefly describes the...
  12. happyhippydad

    Different reading when using continuity and IR?

    This is one of those slightly embarrassing questions that I feel I should know the answer to. I can feel the answer lurking under my skin but it's just not surfacing and needs a push! Pre-work visit for a CU change. There was 65K Ω resistance between N-E on the continuity setting, however when...
  13. M

    No cpc on lighting and no neutral continuity on kitchen ring

    Hi All, I recently replaced an old rewirable fuse board for metal split load rcd board. However on testing prior to replacement I noted that one of the lighting circuits doesn’t have a cpc. I’ve put this in the EIC for the new board that no cpc for lights, advised client that needs rewiring and...
  14. P

    Voltage present when fuse has blown with no continuity.

    Can anyone help with the below, there's probably a simple explanation but it's driving me mad. Why I would be still measuring 24v DC at a 24v motor terminals after the fuse had completly blown? And there being no continuity across the fuse at all? This was also the case on the terminals of a...
  15. C

    Consumer unit upgraded - no earth continuity question?

    hi all, I had my consumer unit upgraded by an eletrician and the test on the main socket circuit revealed their is a break somewhere on the earth wire so no continuity. The eletrician had a quick look around and roughly located where it could be (somewhere under the floorboards between certain...
  16. F

    Multimeter - basic continuity test

    Hi I'm a product design student working on a project and am looking to get some advice. I would like to buy a cheap test instrument that can carry out the following earth continuity test. Maximum resistance 0,50 ohms measured by passing a minimum current of 10 A at between 6 V and 12 V for at...
  17. Gudoldtom

    Continuity RFC error??Help please

    Hi I have just recently completed & passed a bronze domestic installer course & am trying to complete a Periodic test at my home. I had my house rewired about 10 years ago so thought it might be a good place to start. I having a problem with the end to end continuity test of a ring final...
  18. M

    Ring Continuity fault on RFC

    I came across a fault on a RFC, no continuity on r1 and rn. I had continuity on r2. The work was part of a bathroom refurbishment, where a socket was in part of the extended room. I had to move the socket to and adjacent wall to make it accessible. Discovered the fault before moving it. OCPD is...
  19. L

    Wagos vs Crimps vs junction boxes?

    Whats your thoughts on Wago's? Always preferred a JB or crimps myself. Wago's just don't seem right to me. There a lot quicker but don't seem so secure. Whats your guys thoughts?
  20. L

    recording of earth continuity results for appliances with detachable leads.

    When testing appliances with a detachable IEC power lead, what's the recommendation for recoding the earth continuity value, do you record the higher value including the lead resistance, or exclude the earth resistance of the lead from the actual appliance. This assuming that the lead is tested...
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