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  1. B

    Electronic ballast testing

    Can anyone help with me with regards to testing this electronic ballast, there’s 240v at terminals but I’m not sure how to see if the ballast is faulty. Thanks
  2. B

    Basic PAT Testing question

    Hi there, Excuse if a daft question but should PAT testing include all spare cable and chargers ? ie we have several boxes of unused spares (laptop chargers etc) which are likely to never be used but kept just in case. I presume they should be tested as they could be used at any point or...
  3. R

    Can I do electrical testing with c&g 2365?

    Hi all. I got my Level 3 2365 a year or so ago and an now trading as a self employed electrician. I did my 18th edition recently. I've have never been able to get straight answers on what an electrician needs to do certain tasks, maybe because of the 'competent person' definition, but I have a...
  4. B

    Is electrical design and testing mandatory for temporary structures?

    Is electrical design and testing mandatory? Let me qualify this with "I know it is" The problem is I have a client who refuses to accept that any and all electrical systems need to be designed properly, installed, tested and commissioned according to the EAWR and BS 7671 and temporary...
  5. 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
  6. GBDamo

    Ramp testing an MCB

    Is there an over the counter device for this? Is it something that is done outside of a lab? Been asked a few times, how do you know it'll trip. Or when forced to use second hand MCBs it would be nice to check them.
  7. Pretty Mouth

    Testing for electrical separation

    Hi all. I'm a member of a FB group for people trained through a particular training provider. Recently someone posted a query for testing for electrical separation for shaver sockets, and my ex trainer responded with the following method (cut n paste verbatim): you need to confirm separation...
  8. Ruairi Hansen

    Gas bonding

    Hi guys just wondering what peoples thought is on this. I was out looking at a job today and noticed the main gas pipe is not bonded at the meter but has a 10mm earth at the boiler is this a code c2, c3 or nothing?
  9. Dan

    Testing Video Uploading

    Testing Video Uploading 1576156108 This is a 30MB Video
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. I

    Testing portable welfare units with built in generator

    Hi I’ve recently tested a unit and rcd times are fine and R1R2 but Ze and Zs are High values and are not within bs7671 for a tns supply , I don’t really know what ze I should be getting to start with and would it be better treating it as a TT ,I will admit I’ve never done one before and only...
  13. F

    Testing CBR units

    CBR units appear difficult to trip time test on some occasions. Not only myself but other colleagues too when testing 300ma/500ma CBR units find even using a variety of manufacturers instruments that multiple trys are required before a succesful trip test. Often no trip occurs at all. Is this...
  14. B

    How do I calculate the resistance of a spur without phisically testing ? ..

    Boffins of the electrical world ... How can I calculate the resistance of 48m ring 2.5/1.5 .. with a 8m spur .. I can quiet easily do this without a spur in the equation but , my test papers require my doing so with an 8m spur. . how does this affect the zs tests ... Thanks v much ...
  15. 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...
  16. 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?
  17. D

    Certsure testing type a rcd

    fluke 1653b tester. carrying earth loop test on type a rcd tripping
  18. 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...
  19. Dan

    Testing TL;DR Box - There's a poll you can vote on in here, like brexit

    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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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.
  22. R

    Testing Loop Impedance through RCD.

    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...
  23. DeanoRN

    tips for periodic inspection and testing.

    good afternoon all, 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...
  24. S

    Insulation resistance testing

    456megaohms on a 25m 3core swa is acceptable as its more than 1megaohms. Correct.
  25. 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...
  26. 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?
  27. City and guilds level 3 2394/2395 test and inspection training video.

    City and guilds level 3 2394/2395 test and inspection training video.

    01.Isolation electrical testing 02.Main protective bonding test 03.Protective supplementary bonding test 04.Perodic R1 and R2 test on a radial circuit 05.Thr...
  28. J

    Testing Crabtree Boards

    Hello all, I'm curious. Crabtree boards with their moduler click in busbar system. Does anyone have a trick to linking the busbar and the earth for continuity testing at all?
  29. Dan

    Testing Something

    Testing Something Testing 1567723946 Testing testing testing
  30. GBDamo

    IEC Leads and PA testing.

    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...
  31. K

    AM2 testing

    Hi everyone, 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...
  32. DeanoRN

    Inspection and testing 2391-52 advice please.

    Hi all, 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...
  33. H

    New CU change and testing

    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.
  34. A

    Testing ACBs during Periodic inspection

    Hello everyone! 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. Thanks...
  35. T

    Testing during a consumer unit change

    Evening all 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...
  36. P

    Electrical testers required urgently to carry out Eicr testing in stevenage and essex long contract

    Looking for electrical testers to carry out EICR testing in stevenage and Essex areas, high volume of works, price work, Applicants must be fully qualified, 2391 , must have own tools and transport
  37. 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...
  38. C

    Testing 300mA RCD with Megger 1552

    Hi, am I right in thinking that a Megger 1552 can’t test RCD’s at more than 1000mA? Therefore a 5x test on s 300mA RCD can’t happen?
  39. J

    EAL or C&G Inspection and Testing?

    Evening fella's, 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...
  40. R

    Testing Smart Homes

    Evening All, 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...
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