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Topic Title: Newbie Saying Hi!
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Created On: 12 September 2017 01:24 PM
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 Newbie Saying Hi!   - FazzaGBR - 12 September 2017 01:24 PM  
 Newbie Saying Hi!   - mapj1 - 12 September 2017 09:20 PM  
 Newbie Saying Hi!   - FazzaGBR - 13 September 2017 08:20 AM  
 Newbie Saying Hi!   - FazzaGBR - 20 September 2017 02:51 PM  
 Newbie Saying Hi!   - alancapon - 20 September 2017 05:11 PM  
 Newbie Saying Hi!   - FazzaGBR - 21 September 2017 10:22 AM  
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 12 September 2017 01:24 PM
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FazzaGBR

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I've just registered on the forum so before I go and have a look around I thought I'd quickly say hi to everyone so, hi!

I'm a fully qualified Electronics Servicing Engineer who works in the IT Services industry (in education) who has recently passed an In-service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment competency theory and practical course.

I've been PAT testing quite a few items already (mainly IEC13 leads and extension leads).

I'm writing procedures for myself and colleagues to follow to ensure we adhere to the IETs code of practice etc. when using our Megger 410 machine.
 12 September 2017 09:20 PM
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mapj1

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welcome to the forum, do you have any specific topic you wish to discuss straight away ?
If not then just 'lurk' and chip in as you see fit.

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regards Mike
 13 September 2017 08:20 AM
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FazzaGBR

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Originally posted by: mapj1

welcome to the forum, do you have any specific topic you wish to discuss straight away ?

If not then just 'lurk' and chip in as you see fit.


My main focus on right now is portable appliance testing.

I've been PAT testing IEC lead, computers, monitors and laptops mainly but have come across a few items that have 'figure of 8' leads and have found conflicting information on confirming what tests should be performed as part of the IET code of practice.

Some forums say it's a visual inspection only, others are saying the run tests on their PAT machine so to start with I'm just looking for clarification on which is correct?
 20 September 2017 02:51 PM
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FazzaGBR

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Can anyone confirm that to 'PAT Test' a figure of 8 lead it's simply a visual inspection? I just want to make sure this is correct before I go around and Visually Inspect a load of these only to be told I need to do something else so I have to go back and do them all again!

Thanks in advance.
 20 September 2017 05:11 PM
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alancapon

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You obviously cannot test earth resistance or polarity, but you could prove continuity and P/N insulation resistance. You can get IEC to "figure of eight" adaptors for this very purpose.

Regards,

Alan.
 21 September 2017 10:22 AM
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FazzaGBR

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Thanks Alan, I'll get one of those adaptors ordered and do a VI and then the P/N insulation resistance test.
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