1. R

    Motor circuits and certification

    What tests and certification do you do for motors supplied via a motor control panel, DoL, soft starts, VSD, star delta, etc?
  2. P

    How many pat tests in a day

    I recently had an interview for a trainee pat test engineer position. They said the target for the engineers is 400 a day. Is this realistic nowadays?
  3. E

    Gfci breaker replaced but still fails tests

    So I have a outlet protected by a gfci breaker, and if you use the plug test the gfci doesn't trigger . I replaced the gfci breaker and the outlet still fails the test. The outlet seems to work otherwise. When i plug in the tester it shows all green, though during the gfci test it shows hot...
  4. _q12x_

    AT28C16 EEPROM learning experiments

    Thanks to mister @marconi , I received his chip AT28C16 gift from England ! I will start to make the 5x7 led matrix project that you did. I will make it alone as much as I can (as usual). And I will ask you for clarifications on the way.
  5. O

    What's common practice with IR tests on lighting circuits?

    I had just installed a heat alarm on the downstairs lighting circuit during a kitchen rewire. The new kitchen ring / cooker circuit I tested IR for L-N and N-E at 500v, fine, but the DS lighting circuit consisted solely of 21 LED downlights, in various rooms and the alarm. All of which say do...
  6. D

    115vac line tests with proper voltage, powers a low watt bulb but will not run a drill.

    I have a 115vac line that tests with proper voltage and will power a low watt bulb but will not run a drill etc... Line from main panel to barn is 10-3 copper on a 30amp breaker. Sub panel has two 20amp breakers one for lights and one for plugs. Wire was run 30 years ago and ran a vacuum...
  7. Dave Appleby

    Ok. So.... How do I log this for an EICR?

    Right. Any suggestions how to split this out on a schedule of tests? New sheet for each section? Buggered if I have a clue.
  8. D

    Lithium ion Rechargeable batteries tests ( AA, battery packs etc)

    Hello all, I am a QA manager located in the Netherlands and we conduct on site product inspections using a third party company in China. Some of our products use rechargeable batteries. I am looking to identify what kinds of tests our third party inspection company in china could perform on...
  9. J

    Schedule of Tests Results query

    I’m new to the forum so first of all a quick hello ? I have my AM2 in the near future & got a query regarding the schedule of test results, namely the cable reference method and cable type. I know reference methods can be found in BS7671 (APP 4). Where there is more than one method for a...
  10. Lister1987

    Megger 1730 not running PEFC PSSC tests

    As title, select the correct settings L-L L-E on left and As on right, am unable to change mode (2Lo 2Hi etc. Screen comes up with <50v but does nothing else. Any ideas? Runs continuity and IR fine, not tried RCD
  11. D

    What cards and tests do I need to work as an electrician on site in London

    I’m a fully qualified electrician and am going to be moving over to London and am not sure what cards and tests I need to take to be able to work on site I know I need and ECS card but have been told I need more than that
  12. mak

    Sequence of tests in guidance note 3 (initial verification)

    How come the sequence of tests in guidance note 3 is that the Zs test comes before the PFC test? Isn't it normal to do PFC test before the Zs test? Because then you can do your PFC test, put the board cover on and energize the board without coming back to do the PFC test.
  13. M

    UK Advice on testing RBOS in prison

    starting to test in a prison. does anyone know why the rcd trip test does not work when done directly on to the rcbos
  14. Lister1987

    Revamped EICR Model Schedule of Test Results - "Missing Tests"

    Lister1987 submitted a new resource: Revamped EICR Model Schedule of Test Results - "Missing Tests" - Added "Missing Tests" as highlighted on an SN Podcast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0Hj5K5cbdk Read more about this resource... 1588358874 This exists to attempt to get the "Missing...
  15. steamboatwilly

    Two new Wylex RCDs both failed tests

    Folks, A bit baffled (not difficult) ... added a light switch in a rental this week (empty property so no social distancing issues) and checked the RCD before I signed off. It was a Wylex 80a 30mA and it failed all tests (inc. ramp) so I like-for-like replaced it. The new one also failed all...
  16. T

    RCBO tests

    Anyone an idea why an RCBO measures >40ms on a 5x test on the second half of the sine wave but all other tests are within requirements? Sorry, it's not a single RCBO, there's 2 RCBOs in this board and both have similar results leading me to think not a faulty RCBO but an issue further upstream...
  17. C

    Looking for Solar Inspection form s and tests after an installation was done

    Looking for Solar Inspection form s and tests after an installation was done
  18. stuarth

    MK 63amp RCD that fails Ix5 test everything else tests fine on the board

    I have a brand new MK 63amp RCD that fails Ix5 test everything else tests fine on the board, I tested with all circuits off everything unplugged so swapped it for another thinking must have a faulty one but the same result, it will trip at 50ms and ramp tested at 33ma, ze=0.18 what could be...
  19. J

    What tests for new radial circuit

    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...
  20. Bobby34

    Tests prior to RCD fitting

    Apologies I know theres been a few threads about this and IR tests, but I'm still somewhat confused. The way I understood how an RCD works is it measures the current flowing through the Line and the current flowing through the neutral on the return. If there is an imbalance of more than 0.03...


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