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...
Thought I'd add a new TL;DR box under the area of new threads (the first post only).
Not sure I'd like an actual box near the reply boxes, they could be a bit confusing for newbies.
Let's see if this works and gets used eh?
I certainly sometimes need to use one lol I find myself waffling...
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.
Hi, installed some circuits in a factory. The circuits were tapped off of a busbar that goes straight to the main switchgear. From this I installed a Chint RCD, which then goes to 2x Chint TP MCB and 1x Chint SP RCD. One of the TP MCB´s goes to red commando sockets and the SP MCB goes to blue...
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ok so just wondering if anyone has some tips and advice for domestic testers in the social housing sector.
I am now working with a company who do a a lot of social housing periodic testing (change of tenancy) etc and i was wondering how everyone does there testing, do they...
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?
I dont usually do PA testing, or whetever the hell it's called these days, but have come across a few occasions where EU two pin IEC leads have been used with a travel adapter.
In the majority of cases it's class II equipment being powerd but today I found this set up being used for a class I...
a few questions here
Ze: In the AM2 is it just a 2hi test between L1 - Earth, L2 - Earth and L3 - Earth. Then take the highest reading out the three? and while doing that take the PEFC reading at the same time? after reconnecting the Main earth would I record my test result...
Im taking the course in 6 weeks for my work, can anyone offer some advice on what sort of stuff to revise, obviously testing/results etc what about fault finding etc? what sort of questions do they ask in the exam? is there a written part? any advice for that? and the practical exam...
Good morning all. So, when doing a CU change and installing some new circuits to it would you test all circuits on the new CU or just those additions? I tested all but interested in others views, thoughts and advice.
Has anyone been asked to test the main building incomers like ACBs as part of Periodic Inspection? If yes, do you give this part of the work to 3rd party? and what is the process and how you verify the report?
some of my bigger clients are asking for this test to be done.
When doing a consumer unit change, how much dept do you all go into? Do you treat it like an EICR with 20% ish and spot checking?
Normally we do end to end, r1 or r2 and IR test once the old board is off and Zs when the new board is on. We try and find end of the line on each...
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'll soon be enrolling on the inspection and testing course but ensure which is best.
Both EAL and C&G are recognised and both offer the same end result. They are also both the same price although the structure of the eal course is better with the exams.
Does anyone know of a...
I have been asked to test a newly built smart home. This place has the works! Everything from the heating, lighting, alarms, music etc is controlled (by Loxone). I feel a bit overwhelmed about this and was wondering if anyone had any experience doing this? I believe the lights are...
Have a car battery and wantedto know if it was any good. Got my fluke tester and set it to volts and put it across positive and negative...first battery had 0 volts and the second battery had 6 volts. Did i test these properly?
Working with a spark, now when we change a CU no new circuits just old for new, We do all end to ends on rings, IR tests and Zs making sure all the new protective devices that disconnection times are met, would you do R1+R2?
If we do a CU change and add new circuits we do R1+R2 on the new...
Job is to install one or two new sockets in a commercial premises.
Possibly on a new radial circuit or an extension to ring.
If extension on a ring them a Minor electrical certificate is required together with all relevant testing.
However if a new radial circuit is the way a full EIC...
Currently in the process of changing lamps, all 32w GX24p-3.
Every one has had to have the ballast changed.
New lamps in, not working.
New ballast in working.
Ive phoned the ballast supplier and they report there are no lamp incompatibility issues.
The customer is pushing back on cost, as...
Now I haven't done a lot of this and it's been 9 years since I last did it.
We have a big bus bar section to test with numerous joints. Now the fella I am working with wants to link out let's say L1 and L2 and then put the test leads across L1 and L2 at the other end and take a reading!! I...
Had to change 40 consumer units the other day in a hostel/hotel/b&b and it come to the testing stage
I spoke to the NICEIC who said you need to test circuits for " safety only ". He said doing a global IR test (testing each individual circuit if less than 1M), and earth fault loop, RCD and...
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I have been asked by the owner of a caravan site to go round and check all the meters onsite to make sure they are working properly. Has anybody been asked to do this before? What is the best way to test them? I was thinking to plug something in which has a big load and watch the numbers going...
I have acquired an old British Thompson Houston 1/3 HP BKS 2410 single phase motor on a pillar drill, it needs new bearings before I can test run it, my question is can I use a multi meter to check the windings and find out if its a go-er at this stage and worth restoring ?
If so how ?
I'm moving into a property in thornley county Durham i need an electrician to first do an earth resistance check and then check other electrics as time goes by as I'm putting in a new kitchen and other items rough price for someone to come out and check and give further advice.
I am in the process of quoting for a full house rewire in a 1930’s 2 up 2 down property, currently unoccupied.
Having been in the loft and generally looking round the property it is obvious no work has been done in a long time (lath and plaster ceilings, VIR cable etc).
I have completed the...
Hi, wondering if we should get something tested to see if they are asbestos. Currently they (wall tiles) are considered as being, but life would be easier if they definitely weren’t and we were able to drill them.
What sort of cost is getting them tested?