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  1. HandsOffEngineer

    A different business model for PAT testing?

    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 just finished the 2377-22 course. Not with the intention of actually doing any PAT testing professionally, rather mainly for the purpose of my own...
  2. S

    fuse fail class 2

    Hi all. First of all, I'm not an electrician, although I am confident in doing small jobs (socket changes, light changes etc.) however I am about to start a course (being sent on one, city & guilds). My friend (spark, currently on holiday so I can't ask him) has given me his HPAT600 and after...
  3. D

    PAT testing servers

    Hi I have a question about servers , i had a client who want their server testing , i told them i would need to power down the server to test , but they then said that last time it was done by another firm it was visual and they didnt turn anything off , but you still need to unplug to do a...
  4. P

    Qualified to fix?

    I qualified as a "PAT Tester" (C&G 2377) almost 10 years ago and for the first time last week I was asked if I was qualified to FIX any of the faults I found? It never crossed my mind that I wasn't, if I am qualified to find a fault does it follow I am qualified to correct it? I must have...
  5. C

    Parallel RCD Testing

    I've got to test a bunch of temporary electrical distribution boxes (see photo example) for an events company I work with. I've done this many times before and have no issue with the actual testing. However, normally I would do it on the bench with a non-RCD'd supply so as I can test and record...
  6. F

    How to wire for "electrically sensitive" people

    Hey everyone, I believe I may be one of the crazy people who thinks they are "electrically sensitive"... I hate that I am that guy, but this is kind of where I find myself. I'm convinced that the farther from all electrical stuff I sleep, the better I sleep, and I've kind of gotten obsessed...
  7. spud1

    PAT testing transformer plugtops

    When PAT testing is it necessary to carry out insulation resistance or load/leakage on a Class II (Dummy earth pin) transformer PSU type plugtop? (e.g. phone charger, monitor PSU) Or is just a visual inspection needed?
  8. J

    PAT Testing a ball pump

    Good morning all, I'm new to this forum and just wanted some advice please. I've got this electrical ball pump that PE use which is a class 2 appliance, last year it passed the PAT test but this year it failed on the leakage test. Now I could do a class 2 test without a leakage test but I...
  9. K

    Advice on pat testing

    Hi Experts I would like some advise on pat testing. i am converting old Bakelite radios, taking out all the original electrics and valves and installing bought 12V amp/Bluetooth board, speaker and 12V power adaptor. Some wiring and soldiering is involved, but very basic My question is, as i...
  10. DaveyD

    Pat testing software for Seaward old Supernova EX

    Hi all Does anyone know of any software to download the results without all the bells and the annual cost of the PatGuard 3. We seldom do pat testing, but it would be good to drop into excel or something. thanks in advance. David.
  11. C

    Glue Guns Failing earth continuity test

    Hi Guys Long time since I last posted but I have a problem I'm stuck on. My company uses a few industrial hand held glue guns. We have been experiencing repeated problems where the glue gun is failing on the earth continuity test. (Full test every 3 months) Typically 0.26 - 0.56 ohms. We...
  12. R

    Continuity of protective conductors...Initial/Periodic exam.

    Hi, With Referance to the current Initial verification and periodic practical exam. Continuity of protective conductors, including main and supplementary bonding. I understand using method one with circuit c.p.c, Connect line/c.p.c in connector blocks. Results provide, continuity, R1=R2 and...
  13. M

    Patting a microwave oven

    I bought a leakage detector which says "must not exceed 5 mw/sq cm " Please: how far away should you be holding the meter? One oven failed. The PAT meter says "Riso > 20 Mohm Ileak = 0.84 ma " How is this possible? It seems to violate Ohm's Law. (This is just a Q out of interest, I will in...
  14. T

    Plumber's reason for RCD tripping.

    Plumber changes boiler and RCD main switch starts tripping at various times when its firing up or soon after. (I was there doing other work). I test ring (that its connected to) and get +299Mohms on all tests. RCD doesn't trip at x0.5 and trips at x1 and x5, all fine. I've suggested to them...
  15. Zdb

    3Phase PFC

    After having a discussion with a colleague earlier today I was wondering what peoples preferred method is when testing prospective fault current on a three phase distribution board. Do you: A. Perform a 2 lead test between L1-E, L2-E, L3-E, L1-N, L2-N & L3-N then double the highest value. Or...
  16. Mike Johnson

    Fluke 1633 alternative mains cord

    I have been asked by a good friend to check out the electrical installation in their French holiday home, whilst I am there (free use for test) what is so special about the Fluke mains lead that they want £40.00 for the EU version? I know it has a special plug into the unit, but c'mon £40.00 for...
  17. P

    PAT testing scope for a salon with a rented room

    All, I’m hoping to pick up a PAT testing job for a salon. Quite happy with the main part of it for the owner, but this salon rents a room to another beautician who has their own appliances. The person in the rented room is not an employee of the owner. Q ~ Should the rented room fall under the...
  18. A

    UK MFT1711 for Pat testing

    Hi mall I have an extension socket that I have soldered 3 plugs to. I can test insulation and leakage with this and an Megger MFT1711. I can null the lead. Will only use for class 1 Can any see a problem?
  19. M

    PATting a dishwasher

    This has no manufacturer's name, no rating plate and no CE mark. Please does this mean I must fail it, although the PAT meter says "pass"? I have inspected the flex & plug (sealed, 13 amp fuse, grip is sound).
  20. Dan

    Electrical Test Equipment Calibration and Repair - From 2 Day Turnaround Door 2 Door Service

    Electrical Test Equipment Calibration and Repair - From 2 Day Turnaround Door 2 Door Service Test-Meter.co.uk are an approved test equipment calibration and repair service for many Test Meter brands including (but not limited to):- Seaward Test Equipment Calibration Service (Door 2 Door from 2...
  21. Phil L

    Certs

    Hi Know it’s been asked before but can find them on the search, Has anyone any samples or editable certs for PAT testing Thanks
  22. P

    Fluke 6500 problems with keyboard

    Hello to all from germany, i have here a Fluke 6500 appliance tester. Most of the keys don't work. As i opened the case there was a smd diode D8 on the logic board clearly defective. Perhaps there is a service manual or some circuit diagrams for this tester out there where i can see what type...
  23. D

    ISITEE 5th Ed. CoP - DPC

    The IET have posted a Draft for Public Comment of the forthcoming 5th Edition of the Code of Practice - LINK
  24. I

    ESC/CSCS card renewal

    Hi all, my ESC card is running out soon and I wandering if anyone going through or have any experience of taking route 2 according to new criteria to obtain ECS/CSCS card. Few courses out there. Does anyone know benefits getting one over there other one? CCNSG Safety Passport - National...
  25. S

    Electrician Looking for an experienced electrician to cover Electrical Reactive Maintenance in the London area

    We’re looking to recruit an electrician with background in reactive maintenance, primarily on the CIS scheme for a few months on a trial period before coming on Payroll. Excellent salary. Testing and Inspecting knowledge would be a bonus, must have a full UK Drivers License, Candidate will be...
  26. D

    Pat testing issue

    If I have a Class II equipment and someone cut the plug and replaced for a new plug with earth pin. Is it will be pass or fail. Or you have to replace for lead set ?
  27. mapleman

    Domestic Signs on power adapter.

    I am total noob in electric things. I've got one question. What is that sign on Dell PC power adapter? What is it and how to test it? Is it class two with earth? Help! Thank you.
  28. S

    Anyone in the Maidstone area?

    Anybody in the Maidstone area able to do some PA testing for me? Got too much other work in the moment to deal with this.
  29. gazdkw82

    PAT testing - suitably skilled

    All electrician's within my works have been carrying out PAT testing on numerous appliances and extension cables for a while now as directed by our supervisors. Only a few lads have done the PAT testing course many years ago and we are unsure if you have to have taken the PAT course or is an...
  30. C

    One day PAT testing course, I need revision material?

    I’m going on a one day pat testing course soon and I can’t seem to find any revision online. Can anyone help point me to the right direction or put up any of there own material which can help? Thanks
  31. C

    Is PAT testing worth it?

    Hi all, I currently work for a company but looking to go self employed in a couple years (When ive got a mortgage!) and someone has just asked me if i do pat testing, i said no as i dont have the pat tester but it got me thinking. How lucrative is it? Is it worth the investment in the pat...
  32. D

    Intel NUC's and PAT Testing

    Hi all - I've been given the task of PAT testing a new office that our company is setting up, and they have a number of Intel NUC's that use a 19v psu. Looking at what I'm going to be in for - I'm unsure as to how these items should be tested. They're a mix of a desktop and a laptop I guess -...
  33. M

    Pat testing for self-employed individuals

    Self employed individuals. No staff. Are they expected to have PAT Testing? Have seen online that they are expected to have it to be compliant. Would like to find were it officially states this if the case.
  34. B

    Leakage meter usage/selection

    Hi. I have a question about earth leakage meter usage/selection. I see that people say one should test the live wires not the earth for reasons you guys probably understand. However earth leakage meters with large Jaws to loop around both tails are much more expensive. Can I use a combination...
  35. M

    PAT Testing scope

    Asked 4 companies if they had a PAT Tester, or if they needed one. 1st company didn’t really know what a PAT Tester was, but is considering starting using one. 2nd company said I don’t have any employees so I don’t need to PAT Test. 3rd company said we are covered, we take the tools for...
  36. M

    PAT Testing. Equipment register.

    Just started PAT Testing and have been out to my first pitch. I was able to see what items had been tested and whether it was a visual or combined inspection and test. The following question has arisen. Due to new items being bought since the last scheduled visit. Who is responsible for Putting...
  37. D

    Airbnb testing thoughts

    What's your view? Is there any literature? Stories? Airbnb leittings are for furnished rooms, flats and houses (and shepherds huts etc) that are supplied with electrics and are kitted out with appliances. 4th edition PAT in service guidelines cover hotels (for guests as "members of the public"...
  38. M

    New to PAT Testing

    Hi. I have just become a PAT tester. I'm new to the business and also using forums. Wanted to just see if there is an advise or wisdom that could be passed on. I have my potential first customer with 300+ items and would like to do my do diligence. Took the course to as to my CV, but the current...
  39. C

    PAT testing needed?

    I've have a small sole trader business which is mainly buying and selling electronic items on a popular online market place. The items I deal with are almost exclusively second hand laptops and PC parts. Do I need to be PAT (or any other kind of) testing these things before selling them? The PC...
  40. E

    New to PAT Testing absolute virgin

    Hi I was volunteered to go on a PAT testing course, which I have completed. Pretty sure i'll need some advice as I start testing. I have received my tester which is a Gamma PAT MI 3311 Thanks in advance for any help!
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