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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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?
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
A. Perform a 2 lead test between L1-E, L2-E, L3-E, L1-N, L2-N & L3-N then double the highest value.
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...
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...
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?
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
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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...
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?
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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...
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...
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...
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 -...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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"...
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...
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...
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!