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flukeyspark

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Hi,
Is it worth buying a wander lead or is it best making one from an extension. Its just that I have my NICEIC inspection coming up & I dont want to slip up-you know what there like!
Thanks............:confused:
 
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Paul_Rawlinson

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Makes no difference, aslong as it is nulled or it resistance subtracted from the final result then its ok. I just used and old coil of thin insulated wire i had for electronics, crimped a banana plug on one end and a croc clip on the the other to make it easier to work with
 
Hi,
Is it worth buying a wander lead or is it best making one from an extension. Its just that I have my NICEIC inspection coming up & I dont want to slip up-you know what there like!
Thanks............:confused:
I think an extention lead might be a bit bulky.I would use single(conduit cable)2.5 or 4mm,keep it stored on the coil--and as paul says make sure to null the lead or else subtract its resistance from your readings.
 

bcm_spark

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I don't think a wander lead is necessary to pass your assessment. Could be wrong though so best to check with them. Good luck
 
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Paul_Rawlinson

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I don't think a wander lead is necessary to pass your assessment. Could be wrong though so best to check with them. Good luck

you can do an r1+r2 on circuits, but need to do r2 (wander lead) to check continuity of Main Eqipotental bonding on gas, water etc...
 

bcm_spark

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I just grab a bit of cable from the back of my van for that :)
 
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Spudnik

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The wander lead method is probably the best method for checking continuity.

However, you do not need to have a dedicated lead. Roll of single will suffice with it nulled before you test.
 
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flukeyspark

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Thanks for that. The cost of wander leads is crazy, about £70.00 for a kewtech........Thanks again

On the subject of assessment, is it essential to have amp clamps, proving units & lock off equipment etc?..........
 
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