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Topic Title: Another EICR question!
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Created On: 04 January 2013 05:49 PM
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 04 January 2013 05:49 PM
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daveparry1

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Hi all,

I know i've said in the past that I wouldn't bother doing any more eicr's and i'm only doing this one as I am doing other there. My question is, as there are storage heaters which of course only get powered up during the off peak time, is it acceptable to just do ins. and R1 + R2 tests on each circuit? In the past I have sometimes powered the off peak board up from a breaker on the main board so that I could do Zs tests but I don't think this is necessary for an eicr? (I would do this if the storage circuits were new instal)

Dave.
 04 January 2013 06:04 PM
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DR2366

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I would say that its a reasonable limitation and these are of course agreed with the client before hand. I just state it on the certificate. After all Zs is just Ze + R1 + R2 in therory!
 04 January 2013 06:29 PM
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spinlondon

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My understanding, is that the schedule of test results, is just that a schedule of test results.
It's usually accepted that for an EICR just the Zs are required.
However if for some reason it's not practical to conduct the Zs test, then I annot see a problem with just recording the R1+R2 test results.
I would not however record the Zs based on a calculation.
Either leave blank, or insert 'LIM'.
 04 January 2013 06:34 PM
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daveparry1

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That's what i'm thinking Spin, and no I wouldn't calculate Zs because I can't measure the Ze of that board,

Dave.
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