Pat Testing equipment help and recomendations

20 Jan 2006
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United Kingdom
Hi could anyone give me any help or advice on PAT testing equipment.
I have just been given the job of PAT testing all the stuff at work and my gaffer has asked me what sort of PAT tester we should buy.As ive only just passed the PAT test course and I have absolutly no idea which is the best option.
It needs to be used for 230/110, class 1/2 and also IT stuff.I have read a leaflet on the "Megger PAT4 DVF/3" and it sounds just right for my needs does anyone have any good/bad experiences or recomendations.Any help would be greatly appreciated. :confused:
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We have a seaward europa PAT machine at work.

It is a fantastic bit of kit and dead easy to use.

It is quite capable of >200 tests in a day without any trouble at all.

It also prints the ID barcodes etc if you want.
Can't really go wrong with the Megger PAT4/DVF either. It is maybe a bit larger than the Seaward.
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Yeah big sparks one is a good link, decent price too.

Its the unit i use, if the stuff is all laid out in front of you, you could cope with hundreds of tests in a day.

Dont bother with the barcode reader, but the barcode printer is a nice tool. Works out to around 20p a label though iirc

I normally average around 100 a day when im testing - due to crawling under desks, sorting out spaghetti junctions and checking/repairing all plugs.

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