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  1. MODECSOFT

    MobileEOM Overview Video - Design and Test on the Go

    Watch how you can utilize the MobileEOM app to complete design details and test results. All information can then be imported to ElectricalOM to create complete schematics, cable calculations, schedules, selectivity analysis and produce the test certificates.
  2. J

    UK Do MFTs that test Type A/AC also test type F, type S, and Type G RCDs

    Just bought an ethos 8400 mft, it's very simple, but as a trainee just wanted to know if it's possible to test Type A, AC, F, S,G RCDs with this tester, it says it tests only type S and type G. So I'm just a bit confused.
  3. N

    Trimble fast test - new laptop

    Hi there, I've got trimble fast test and looks like my laptop is starting to make that decline to the kaput stage of its life. Seeing as I've time on my hands I was going to buy a new laptop and transfer all my info over before it lies down on me completely. Do any of you know would I need...
  4. Lister1987

    Megger 1730 won't complete IR dead test at any range

    As title, playing with test rig and running through dead tests; conductor continuity passes fine but if I try and do any range IR test it just won't have it. I've tested the dead short to verify leads are ok and they are, I can't figure out why it's not running the test, it's a dead rig so no...
  5. I

    PAT test on data centre telecoms equipment

    Hello could anyone tell me if there is an online exam to be taken for the PAT testing of equipment powering telecoms racks and routers in data centres or telecoms switches in Germany.
  6. M

    What are the implications of a failed Neutral - Earth insulation resistance test?

    Greetings! Newbie here! We have 3 phase installation in our Lighting dimmer rack. During Insulation Resistance testing on Earth-Nuetral, readings was 0.33Mohm on 500v test. What causede the failed test and how can I troubleshoot? Thank you! Markus
  7. buzzlightyear

    Have got any test gear

    customer rings up have you got any test gear for a job , pops round and see this customer im trying to sort that out, that needs sorting , customer says i have not got any monies .and what about the DNO seals you have broken that was put in by a old timer wet pants .
  8. B

    ECITB knowledge trade test

    Hi all, Does anyone here have any sample questions from the ecitb knowledge electrical trade test ? Ive got to pass it on wednesday but I havent got a clue what to expect Thanks
  9. D

    UK Ze Test, NICEIC QS ASSESMENT

    Evening all, My first post here, hope you are all welcoming :) I have my QS assessment coming up next week with the NIC. Question is, I am going to a property where I installed a 2way board, split the tails, upgraded the bondings etc. Straight forward job but the resident has a 24 hour oxygen...
  10. A

    Nulling Test leads

    Hi all i just sent my fluke tester off for calibration, and came back as a fault so needs sending off for fixing, now sods law i have my NICEIC assessment Thursday, so had to purchase the testers within my local wholesalers (as will take 10 days to get to get old ones back) so i got the Di-LOG...
  11. G

    Fluke 1664 and EV test kit

    I'm looking to complete the EV charger point installation, I know I need the IET book for it, but I'm looking for a tester too and I'm not sure if my current model is compatible (megger mft1711) Does anyone use the fluke, how does it compare? Does anyone use the same MFT with an adaptor? Thanks
  12. D

    Polarity Test - Extension Lead (surge protection) - Failed

    Hi all, This has got me stumped as it's the first time in 8 years this has happened. I undertook a 250v test on a brand new recently purchased Surge Protection extension lead - all is well but on each of the 6 sockets it failed the Polarity Test. Tested the IEC Lead and all was fine so not that...
  13. eleclio

    Would this be acceptible for emergency lighting test switches

    Hi Just made up this drawing of a way to wire and test emergency lighting and keep the non-emergency lighting lit. Has others wired it this way and would it be 18th edition compatible? I've attached the drawing
  14. Christopher Parkinson

    How to test for correct voltage (diy)

    (DIY) Hi, I suspect that I'm not getting the correct 230v in my premises. How likely is it that voltage supply could be less than 230v? What equipment would I need to test it?
  15. N

    IR test on TP+N Switch

    Good Afternoon I was wonder the correct procedure to carry out a IR test on TP+N switch , i been told the tpn switch shouldn't be switch on for this test , i believe if the load are remove the switch should be on so i would test the complete circuit Thank for you help
  16. B

    Online Test Sheets

    What is the best online test forms to use? I am not registered with any governing body so can't use theirs yet. Ideally one that will work with Android software. Thanks
  17. S

    How do I certify when there are no rcds to test

    I have an elderly client that wants some additional sockets adding to a ring final circuit, some are simple spurs and some will need the ring extending - pretty simple jobs. she also wants some independent switching in her lounge, an additional light in the hallway with 2 way switching - again...
  18. S

    Generator Ze test

    Evening everyone, Looking for a bit of advice with generator earthing/testing. An 80kva generator supplying a small site with a few portacabins. I am aware that the genny needs an earth electrode with an Ra lower than 20ohms as per bs 7430 tested with an electrode tester.The chassis bonded to...
  19. S

    Insulation LN Test Fail through cooker isolator

    As it says really. When testing LE or NE resistance > 300M ohms but between L and N I was getting a reading of about 0.2M ohms. Could it be the BG cooker switch that has two neon lights that is the problem? If it is, after shoving 500V dc through them, should I replace this erstwhile brand new...
  20. L

    Switching maintained emg lights

    How do i go about wiring maintained emgs that switch on with lighting controlled by a sensor ? There will also be a test kit.
  21. Lister1987

    Test Rig ; Best use of space?

    I've got a 4ft X 2ft (1220 X 610mm) board for my test rig, I've got the following to add to it: Service Head (TNCS) 100A DP Isolator Single pole Henley (picked up the wrong one) BG 10way board Copious sockets, back boxes and ceiling roses Cooker switch point Fan isolator Shower Isolator I'm...
  22. L

    UK Testing

    On a continuity test on existing lighting circuit, do all bulbs have to be removed, what if there is to many or some can’t be reached. Trainee Electrician
  23. B

    Best place for Test and Inspection course near Glasgowlokkinh

    Looking to book a course to get up to date on Test and Inspection. Can anyone recommend where's best to book Thanks
  24. S

    Ring main continuity test

    I'm not sure if this is a reasonable question or so stupid it shouldn't be asked. If the latter than I apologise and hope I don't get too much negativity back. So I want to perform the test Continuity of ring final conductors on an existing ring main. Because I'm lazy and its dark outside...
  25. HandsOffEngineer

    Should I earth bond test Class I appliances?

    Hello, I am a Trainee here on the Forum. I am seeking some further advice/input on a specific technical matter of importance to me. Briefly, I have completed C&G level 1 in electrical installation (distinction) and I am currently on the level 2 course, and things are going well on that score...
  26. elliott194

    How can I test these old car clocks?

    Hello - this seems quite a dumb question but I hope someone here won’t mind helping me out? I bought some old car clocks at auction. I know very little about electrics! There are two types - one type has a single wire coming out, the other type has three wires coming out. Ok, two wires would...
  27. Amnesh Singh

    UK Using Armoured as CPC, how to carry R1+R2

    Can anyone please help me, HOW to Calculate R1+R2 on 4 core three phase & neutral SWA, Armour Steel Sheet is Used as CPC. How to fill the Electrical Installation Form. This scenario is in AM2 Inspection and testing filling Certs Exam? Please reply with best answers. Any members those who took...
  28. C

    Rise in resistance during test video

    Why does the resistance go up during this test? View: https://youtu.be/8040r2iLqyM?t=1150 In fact it goes up several times during the video. Is this the wire charging up from capacitance? I'm clueless.
  29. K

    Can I test for PME?

    Currently doing an EICR on 2 neighbouring propertys... 1 had a new consumer unit done within the last 5 years and 1 has the original unit. These property's are supplied overhead and the original unit has a TT system installed. The Electrician that has installed the new unit has left the TT...
  30. P

    EICR - Holding back test results?

    A customer has asked me to quote for some work and he sent a copy of the EICR that was done a while back. As can be seen, the person who did the eicr is holding back the test results until the C2's have been resolved? I don't do many EICRs mainly because there are locals doing them too cheap...
  31. static zap

    Do people have a favourite Test Website - (My complicated reference WAS Maplins)

    PaigntonPete -says he has connectivity issues ! ..i previously had similar issues with "Maplin web site and PC" ... Sadly that test is no longer available. Sites with a shopping basket are normally Good !
  32. H

    Is Portable applaince test PAT is must for private houses , schools and hotels ?

    It's a question In UK is PAT must for 1)private houses 2 )schools 3) hotels ? Thanks
  33. 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...
  34. gazdkw82

    Three phase polarity test

    I have my AM2s coming up and i am a little confused to the live polarity test on a 3 phase circuit. It's the first live test and I dont want to fail on what is a simple test. I know how to perform a live polarity test on a single phase circuit but unsure on the procesure for 3 phase. Is it just...
  35. Dan

    New Navigation Menu - Can you test it out please??

    The forum still isn't quite there yet. One part that needed addressing was the menu. Now you'll see how big the forum actually is when you're looking for just one forum category out of the lot. Lol I've tried to filter out the least used ones. And make the important common ones higher up (so...
  36. A

    Earth Fault Loop Impedance Test for lighting circuits

    Hello guys, Do you do Earth fault loop impedance test for lighting circuits during periodic inspection ? do you measure it at the lighting point? what is the percentage of lights you test? Thanks alot in advance
  37. M

    UK Signing off apprentices test cert

    I have been asked to sign off my apprentices electricial test cert. We work in the portable building sector and carry out a pre delivery inspection and test report. Although somewhat capable when I am there, these will be cabins that I will not be checking myself just signing off his sheet. Is...
  38. S

    Quinetic controller ok with 500v insulation resistance test?

    Hello Everyone Hopefully the title is self explanatory. Or should I disconnect it for the test?
  39. H

    Test results, lighting circuit

    Evening all. I’m struggling al little bit; doing a light installation (extra outdoor light). Upon undoing existing fixing I found there’s no CPC. Seems no CPC on any of the lights (even though there’s an earth in the DB). So, how would I get my R1 and Rn readings? I’m proper stuck so any help or...
  40. Z

    PFC test theory question

    Hi all! I'm at the start of a long road to become a sparky's mate, and I'm tryina wrap my head around something that might seem really basic. It's to do with the prospective fault current test. Let's say I get a reading of 1.2ka, and the main cutout fuse is BS 1361 type 1 which is 16.5ka. This...
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