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i have a rcd fitted in the trunking in an office but at the db i have a mcb i have tried to do a R1+ R2 test but as my mft uses 200ma it trips the rcd any advice would be greatfull
 

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That's how I'd do it.
It might help to think of it as doing the test in two sections, link R1 and R2 at DB, measure at RCD the CPC to L feed, then link R1 and R2 at circuit end and measure at RCD the CPC to L load. Then as it's resistances in series, simply add them.

But then in fact you have done the exact same connections that @pc1966 suggested and in fact you can do the test all in one go by thinking of it as a big loop and measuring it all in one go.
 

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