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    Inspect and Test Question

    Hi all, Probs a simple one here but when testing a 3 phase board for ze as part of a periodic inspection plus part initial verification of a small db supplied by this board should I note the main 3 phase ze within the supply parameters section of cert and then the small db as zdb within the...
  2. V

    Test leads giving 0 ohms

    Hi, My Kewtech KT63DL has just come back from its annual calibration without any issues, but Ive just taken it to site and attempted to do the usual nulling of the leads before doing a continuity test and they keep coming back as 0 ohms which they didnt used to do. Normally i had to null them. I...
  3. O

    Getting strange reading when I test a recepticle

    I have moved back to my house i was born in some 60+ years ago. Most of the original house's electrical receptacles are 2 prong with the center screw that holds the cover plate on as ground. They all test, OK. My parents had an addition installed on the second floor sometime around the mid to...
  4. D

    Stage 2 insulation resistance test

    I have installed a circuit for an oven and carried out all of the relevant testing so far. Apart from a neon on the double pole isolation switch, there is no current using equipment connected to the circuit yet as the property is empty. In this situation, would one just make a note on the...
  5. D

    Does anyone use the UNI-T 528 test tool

    I'm wondering if anyone has used this tool. First of all I'm an automotive electrician but my work sent me on a PAT testing course and we have a DeltaPAT mi3309BT unit at work. I was thinking of buying something cheaper like this tool just to experiment with at home. I am 8 years away from...
  6. V

    Is there a way to test a SPD without spending thousands ?

    I know there are many MFT's out there which can test SPD's, but they all cost thousands of pounds, and I personally can't justify that cost which currently isn't mandated. However it would be nice to know that when I install a SPD that it will function. Is there a way of testing such a device...
  7. events-guy2020

    Portable device safety test question

    I have built a portable lighting game, and need advice on what safety testing would be needed for it to be used legally by private clients. In effect it is an enclosure with 10 sockets (only 5 connected, to 5 separate bulbs, connected to a switch), and 20 tails (only 5 connected to power). The...
  8. N

    My EICR test guy says I need to change my bathroom ceiling light to an IP65 rated.

    My EICR test guy says I need to change my bathroom ceiling light to an IP65 rated. Research says I need an IP44. The lamp is about 2.45m above the floor and about 30cms outside the side of the bath. Has he made a mistake or have I?
  9. Yanman

    Electrical test on D.O.L fed straight from main panel isolator

    Hello everyone i recently got a job on replacing a BMS panel in a plant room. the NEW panel i installed except the control side of the install also feeds the mains for a few gas boilers, immersion heaters and cylinders, pumps. etc. I am going to do the testing on that and i...
  10. F

    Eicr test gymnasium and country club

    I have been asked to carry out an eicr at a country club and gym. Large premises. What’s everyone’s thought on price. It would need to be per circuit
  11. G

    Battery tester that test batteries under load

    I am confused about battery testers for house hold batteries, AA, AAA, 9V, etc. Recently my smoke alarms started chirping so I changed the 9V batteries and no chirping. However, the replaced batteries tested good using GBT-500a battery tester. I was told that batteries need to be tested under...
  12. S

    EICR - I completed all remedial works now being told he needs to do a full test again

    Hey all, Could do with some help. I had a company recommended to me who quoted me to do an EICR on my rental property. (£265). I thought this was quite expensive but as I've been messed around no end by tradesmen I thought I'd go with the recommendation and pay the extra. I also asked him to...
  13. S

    RCBO 'stuttered' tripping when test button is pressed

    Just wondering what this might be. It was a brand new Schneider RCBO fit into an older Square D board. RCBO fit on the non RCD side. Everything working fine, load is on and pulling. I always press the test buttons on the RCBO's just to check, and this time the switch 'stuttered', sort of...
  14. S

    How to properly do an RCD time trip test

    I've seen several videos on these, half of them show an MCB in the 'on' position protected by an RCD also in the 'on' position, earth lead on the earth bar, neutral on the neutral bar, and live on the MCB's line screw terminal. But then i've seen other videos where the earth bar and the...
  15. S

    350ma test for type A rcds

    Just wondered how we would know a 30ma type A rcd/rcbo will trip at 30ma,if we can only test it at 350ma?Think I must be missing something.Thanks for any help. Regards,S
  16. Calebp43

    How to test RCD when RCD is RCD protected?

    Got a sub main board with an RCD inside. Need to test that but whenever I test it it sometimes trips the RCD from the main board. I need to test the RCD from the sub main board. Any suggestions? My thoughts are to bypass the RCD at the main side with connector blocks momentarily but surely...
  17. Raptor0014

    Odd problem on IR Test.

    Doing some testing today on a Wet Room installation. Fed from its own small CU. And consists of 2 x seperate 50A (for 10.5kw shower) circuits 1 x 20a radial for underfloor heating. This runs direct from CU to a fused spur and then from the fused spur to the UFH controller. 1 x 20a radial...
  18. Dmcg98

    Sectt test revision questions

    Sitting my pre employment sectt test soon. Revision material provided is very basic with only a few questions. Can anyone please help with where to find additional revision materials/mock tests, or give me info on what the exam involves. Thanks
  19. R

    Ansell auto test emergency exit signs problem Model AENLED/3M/W/ST

    I was called to a hall where 6 Ansell maintained exit signs were all dead. They were installed 4 yrs ago. The one that I checked had mains live was connected to L andL1 and the battery was flat; this should light a red led to indicate a faulty battery but nothing showing. There is a reset...
  20. Neptune

    Continuity test after Ring Circuit

    After completing a new RFC or modifying an existing one, I will always test continuity across all 3 conductors at the Consumer unit. I use the continuity function on my Fluke 2 pole tester to do this. This is done whilst the circuit is dead. Prior to this, I am very diligent with the conductors...
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