PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTER (ELECTRICAL SAFETY). Safety Testing of electrical appliances according to. Designed & Manufactured in Australia.
Connect the appliance, select appliance type, start the test. When showing a fail, the tester prompts the likely cause. Pre-programmed thresholds include tests for: Mineral Insulated Metal Sheath elements, Surge-protected Power Boards (EPODs), RCD trip-time tests etc.
Presets meet the requirements of Australian standards. Run (live) tests measure leakage current when required. This is the only PAT with a conductive cloak or blanket to ensure a return-path for the insulation resistance test.
Extra safety features protect operator from electric shock. (Not available on other PATs). Rugged; Water & dust proof; Sealed, lockable case; Stainless-steel hinges. Storing & printing test-results from the Appliance tester's memory : This feature.
Is very easy to learn and operate. The data-recording feature of this PAT makes it the most user-friendly test-results storage and printing system of any PAT that we have seen! See an example of printable test results as displayed on a computer, (see picture in this listing). Also see this question, Is recording software included?
" in our " Frequently Asked Questions below. Tester includes a small computer-app which simply allows the tester to save results your computer (via USB connection).Tester generates logs or records (in its memory) the test results of each appliance-test to be saved (later) to your Windows computer. The test-results are saved in very simple'csv' format which can be opened and printed by any free spreadsheet program e. Microsoft Excel or Open Office.
This tester has been designed for users who want save tests as digital data, without any complicated software. 1 Unlimited Storage of item-tests. This tester's memory capacity will easily cope with many hours of testing before the need to download the test-results to a computer.The number of item-tests (downloaded from this tester) that you can store on your computer is unlimited. (Other test & tag software limits the number of appliances/items that can be stored). Also, see our example of test results as displayed on your computer (picture in this listing). 2 Printing reports stored on Appliance Tester's memory. First, download the batch of test results from tester's memory to a computer.
Then, via your spreadsheet program, you can save, view and print any of the following recorded test-results: Company; Site; Location; Technician; Licence Number; Date of test, Time of test; Appliance Description; Appliance Number; Visual Pass/Fail; Tag No; Test Type; Pass/Fail; IR (M Ohms); Leakage Current (mA); Earth Resistance (Ohms); RCD-0°. ; RCD-180° (mS); Comment; PAT Serial No; (FoT) Frequency of Test in Months; Next Due; (see table below). The entries (rows of data) of the recorded test-results (listed under the column-headings shown in the table below) can be sorted in alphabetical or numerical order. You can paste multiple batches of tests into one master-spreadsheet.
Then, sorting by the Appliance Number (column) gives a test history of each appliance. You can even isolate and save test-results specific to a Company, Site or Location, and provide the appliance-owner with a report (printed or digital) showing only his items. TEST-RESULTS - RECORDED (Printable) Each parameter shown here is one column in the recorded test-results.
Each test is listed under these column-headings. (FoT) Frequency of Test in Months. (See picture of example of computer-displayed test results). Safety testing of electrical appliances according to.
Designed and Manufactured in Australia. Professional, Logging, Safety-checker is a huge advance in testing. Do not equate it with the standard Safe. This one has exceptional value and is packed with extra features and more safety for the user. It is still the only Portable Appliance Tester (PAT) which uses a.
Feature to ensure test conditions for complete compliance with the latest AS/NZS 3760 Standard. Uses a cloak to d. Etect unsafe leakage of double insulated appliances even when. The testers onboard m emory stores your test results to be downloaded to a Windows computer later, via USB cable.RCD (ELCB) Trip Time Tester. The tester (PAT) displays & r.
This PAT has a unique feature that reminds you if a Class II appliance is not wrapped properly. Silver-coated conductive Cloak (1450 x 145mm) is supplied for this purpose. (similar to transformer) is for testing portable RCDs when using an RCD-protected. Of (fixed) RCDs in the same circuit. The Data Logging memory feature requires a USB keyboard.
You may choose either of these. Solid Keyboard (for use on uneven surfaces not sealed) or. Flexible Keyboard (sealed from moisture & dust entry). Advice about the Australian/NZ Standards. Discerning users have made this our most popular PAT.User Friendly : It is very simple to learn to use with on-screen prompting. You will not be disappointed with its quality and its ease of use. This smart looking carry case houses this tester (PAT) and all its accessories, with additional room for test tags and other items. With removable alligator clip for earthed and double insulated appliances. Is the fastest, simplest and most thorough Portable Appliance Tester available. Recording of test results is required by law. However, we have made it very easy.
Time consuming hand-writing of results in a logbook is eliminated by an integrated data logger. Stores 2000 records and gives you complete control over how and what is recorded. Each appliance's description & identification number is recorded alongside its test results. The actual time & date and the measured values are automatically stored with each test record. Then whenever convenient, you simply download the data to your Windows computer.
This tester comes complete with everything necessary for you to access your logged data using your existing spreadsheet program (on Windows computer). The versatility of this digital system (of logging the test results) means that your computer's spreadsheet program can be used. To print multiple copies of the results and.This allows the complete test history of individual appliances to be saved. The data logger can be temporarily disabled if you prefer to use a handwritten logbook. An optional Barcode Scanner, from. It is included in our other listing: (TBA).
By using both Keyboard & Scanner, logging your test results it becomes childs play it saves even more time. Also, labels with barcoded appliance identification numbers which you permanently attached to each appliance, from. Test tags pre-printed with barcoded tag numbers if required, from.
Of P ROTRONICS' Pro Logging. Very User Friendly : -Very simple to learn to use. Robust Case : with pressure relief valve & carry handle.
Sealed from dust & moisture. Electrical Continuity (Appliance-On) Test : warns if the appliance is not switched on.Some brands of tester will perform the test even if the appliance is not switched on & then, indicate a pass without actually testing the appliance properly! Integrated RCD Test : RCD (ELCB) trip time tester included. Trip time display in milliseconds. Combined RCD Trip Time & Lead Test : Each RCD is checked as an Extension Lead (includes polarity of Active & Neutral) at the same time as (concurrently with) the RCD trip time test. Ntegrated Serves as a transformer. For portable RCD (ELCB, Safety Switch) testing - Ensures any (fixed) RCD in the circuit is not tripped off during test. Test Duration : less than 6 seconds: - Quickest in its class of tester. (for wrapping the appliance) Included free! Warns if extension lead is Not Uncoiled. Arns if appliance is not wrapped with Cloak/Blanket : - During Class 2, Insulation Resistance tests this unique.
Nsures the presence of a fault current return path. This check is critical, since if no return path is provided. Or if you forget to connect the alligator clip lead to the double insulated appliance, the appliance cannot be properly tested. In such faulty connection situations other brands of tester will indicate a pass anyway!
Data Logging Memory : - Test results incl. Measured values and other test data are stored (logged) in a very simple format in the PAT's memory. For subsequent uploading to a computer. No need for costly software.
(Note: data cannot be uploaded from computer to tester) Barcode Scanner connection : (Scanner not included- Optional) Saves typing, saves time. Audible indicator : Beeps on Pass/Fail Test Fail Manual reset : A fail does not automatically reset/default to the main menu. This allows you to manually reset, after you have had time to record the fail result. Safety Shutdown : Trips off power to the PAT (at 6mA leakage) - protects user from electric shock during Leakage Current (running) tests.
This is similar to an RCD function. Multiple Test Sockets : Eliminates need for Adaptors (IEC to Cloverleaf, Fig 8) for Laptop lead test. 250V EPOD; Stand-alone Earth only test; Fixed RCD 10 & 30mA; Piezo Run Test. This 250V selectable Insulation Resistance (IR) test, enables testing of power boards (EPODs) and other devices which are fitted with mains surge protection (MOV) circuits commonly called surge protectors.
Is important since mains fluctuations affect tester accuracy. Separate Socket for Current Leakage (Run/Live Powered) tests. (Unique to this tester) For extra. Details:- A conscious decision to choose the Live Socket, minimises risk of accidentally starting a live test from the Insulation Test (non-live) Socket. Run/Live test socket has hard-wired earth.Otherwise, if same test socket (with a switched earth - on other brands) is used for both Insulation and Leakage tests and if the switched earth fails, then the user is in danger during Live/Run tests. Test aborts if 6mA of leakage current is detected. Tester is a technological advance in testing & tagging. This Professional Logging PAT has some. (not to be equated it with our cheaper standard/regular model).
This one is packed with features (exceptional value and safety for the user). Feature to ensure fail-safe test conditions for compliance with the latest AS/NZS 3760 Standard. Warns if appliance is not wrapped with Cloak/Blanket. Directly contacts manufacturers for solutions regarding technical issues, on your behalf. You get quick and specific.Because of our many years experience of answering customer testing & tagging questions. WARNING : Some obsolete PAT testers do not perform all the necessary functions. Please ask any questions not answered here.
We can point you to specific answers in the latest AS/NZS Standard regarding compliance. If the Colour & Brand is different, is it of cheaper quality. Brand name on the item supplied and the colour of some of its parts may differ from the pictures shown. Some of our products, although manufactured in the. Are obtained through different distribution networks.
And brand names may change. Please be assured that the. We supply are ALWAYS identical to the description and pictures used in the listing. I personally check each item individually. 1 You may lease your equipment through FlexiCommerical.
You choose a deal from us, then we invoice FlexiCommerical/FlexiRent who then arrange loan terms with you. Your initial deposit is 10%. A Brand name can often be -rightly or wrongly- perceived as being an important feature of a product. However, a brand name can sometimes have little bearing on the quality of the product.
For example, some years ago I stocked Fluke 19 DMMs. 100% of them were faulty. Commonly manufacturers stamp different brand names on different batches of identical products. In my listings is for the following two reasons.
Has received a widespread & positive reputation. On a picture or image verifies ownership of the image. The omission of brand names in item listings does not detract from the high quality of such items.
Every feature or detail of specification in this listing, has been very carefully and honestly described. However, we invite suggested corrections regarding unintentional inaccuracies or mistakes found in our item descriptions.
Therefore, regardless of the brand, we guarantee that the quality and specifications of this product is exactly as is described in this listing. Is it brand new & unused?
All items are brand new unless clearly identified in the description as being used. Is this item a kit or not?
I have clearly described all components in this kit, Please look for the Contents or. We often sell packages/kits/sets which include different components to other of our packages/kits/sets. In other words, some of our kits include different items. Our pictures never show more than what is included. However, our listing descriptions always describe exactly what components are included.
Moreover, if there is only one component in an advertised product, then we will never describe it as a Kit, Package or Set. Which PAT suits a small business? The best Portable Appliance Tester (PAT) for you depends on your needs. When starting testing & tagging, most choose this.
Because its numerous features reduces the need for add-on accessories. Pro Logger II [and] Plus Its data-logging memory allows computer-printing of test results, without using complex software.(Many others require expensive software for the PAT to talk to your computer). Pro Logger II Plus is good value, very user-friendly, rugged and reliable. Also, (for a limited time) you may trade-in any working PAT on our. This popular PAT is now exceptionally good value. Does Seaward PAC3760 DLs data-save comply with AS/NZS 3760 Standard. (but there ia a work-around). The basic data-capture of the. PAC3760 DL does not comply with the following requirement of AS/NZS 3760 - Clause 2.5.1: Where records of test and inspection e. Logbook or computer data -ed are kept, the following.
A register of all equipment. A record of formal inspection and tests.
PAC3760 DL has no provision to enter the appliance number or Appliance I. Neither does its basic data-capture provide. A record of formal inspection and tests with reference to (identifiable with) any specific appliance (or DUT). This is because it automatically allocates its own number to each test. This number (sequentially starting with 1) is unrelated to an appliances pre-existing Appliance I.
Allows entry of Appliance Number during each test. PAC3760 DL has no provision to enter the appliance type or Appliance Description while testing. This is problematic because each saved Type of Test can cover many Appliance Types. Does allow you to enter each Appliance Description during each test.Design-Problem with Seaward PAC3760 DL : What earthly-good is it to save test results that are not matched to an appliance? Data logging should save time. Yet, solving (working-around) this problem may be very laborious. During testing, manually record each permanent appliance number Asset No/I. For later matching it up with the arbitrarily allocated test-number (saved on PAC3760 DL). Transfer the saved, test results (download from PAC3760 DL) to a computer spreadsheet. Insert a new column (in the results spreadsheet) named Appliance I. To match-up each appliance with its test-record (in the spreadsheet-list) individually type each appliance number/I. (that was manually recorded during testing) on each line/record, one at a time.
This is because it allows entry of individual, appliance I. Information during each test (directly into PAT tester memory), instead of (using PAC3760 DL) an operator tyring to remember it all later (for computer entry). Complies with AS/NZS 3760 because it allows you to enter this necessary information during each test (in real time). Enables you to create A register of all equipment while the tests are actually being performed. We are familiar with numerous brands and models of PATs.
For product information on test equipment, please allow us to answer any of your questions. Can it test computers & appliances with electronic switches. Electronic switches relate to equipment that must be. To close or operate a switching device. Tester can perform this "Leakage Current test (or "Run/Live test), which enables the testing of most 240V AC appliances to comply with AS/NZS 3760.
Why perform Run/Live/Power up/Leakage Current tests. The Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 3760, states the following, which is often not understood: If the equipment must be.To close or operate a switching device, then a. Leakage current test shall be performed. For example, a microwave oven's on/off membrane switch a is a switching device that cannot be closed or operated without 240V mains power being applied to the microwave oven.
A "Leakage Current Test (or "Run/Live/Power up test) is where the electrical appliance or device under test (DUT) is powered up (with 240V) by the Appliance Tester and is actually switched on and running during the test. If you test such a DUT with an appliance tester (PAT) which cannot perform a "Leakage Current test (or "Run/Live/Power up test), then even though it gives you a Pass result, you are only testing the supply cord of the DUT (up to the on/off switch) and not testing the appliance at all. If an accident is caused by such an appliance. Numerous appliances are now designed with membrane switches, remote controls, soft start electronics and contactors, which cannot be safety-tested unless they are powered-up and running during the test.
Most 3-Phase appliances have such contactors. If the regular, DC Insulation Resistance (IR) measurement is made impossible by the above electrical designs, then the alternative leakage current measurement (or "Run/Live/Power up test") is the only way of testing the insulation integrity or condition. However, when AS/NZS 3760 allows the insulation resistance (IR) test as an alternative, it accepts as compliant such tests by PATs that cannot perform the above-mentioned, leakage current test.
In other words, your test is compliant with either one of these tests. Therefore, for appliances which do not require a "Leakage Current test (or "Run/Live/Power up test), your old, obsolete tester may suffice. Can this unit perform a Run/Live/Power up/Leakage test. Tester performs this "Leakage Current test (or "Run/Live test), enabling the testing of 230V appliances to comply with AS/NZS 3760.
Do I need a Multimeter. Is this unit outdated like some which cannot perform a Run/Live/Power up test? The Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 3760, for "In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment", has the following sentence which is often not understood: "If the equipment must be energised to close or operate a switching device, then a leakage current test shall be performed ". For example, an on/off membrane switch such as on microwave ovens is a switching device that cannot be closed or operated without 240V mains power being applied to the microwave oven. If you test such a DUT with an Appliance Tester which cannot perform a "Leakage Current test (or "Run/Live/Power up test), then even though it gives you a Pass result, you are only testing the supply cord of the DUT (up to the on/off switch) and not testing the Appliance at all.
However, when AS/NZS 3760 allows the insulation resistance (IR) test as an alternative, it accepts (as compliant) such tests by PATs that cannot perform the above-mentioned, leakage current test. However, if an insulation resistance measurement is made impossible by the electrical design of the appliance (DUT), then the alternative leakage current measurement (or "Run/Live/Power up test") is the only other way of testing the insulation condition. In other words, your test still complies (with the standard) if you perform either one of these tests.
Therefore, for appliances which do not require a "Leakage Current test (or "Run/Live/Power up test), your old obsolete tester may suffice. However, numerous appliances are now designed with membrane switches, remote controls, soft start electronics and contactors, that cannot be safety-tested unless they are powered up and running during the test. Tester performs this "Leakage Current test (or "Run/Live test), enabling the testing of. Appliances to comply with AS/NZS 3760. How to access the powering-up test function.Button called Other Appliances on this tester gives you a menu/list of various test functions including RCD trip time. There you find the Run Test (Power Up or Live test). (Some PATs do not have this function). What is Run/Live/Power up test.
The Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 3760, for "In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment", says: If the equipment must be. For example, an on/off membrane switch (such as on microwave ovens) is a switching device that cannot be closed or operated unless 240V mains power is applied to the microwave oven. (technically, a Leakage Current Test), is where the electrical appliance or device under test (DUT) is powered up (with 240V) by the Appliance Tester (actually switched on and running during the test), while the tester measures the differential current of the active and neutral, resulting from any leakage of fault-current through the earth or earth-return lead. Test is not performed in conjunction with, but rather instead of an.AS/NZS 3760 allows the insulation resistance (IR) test as an alternative to a Run/Live/Power up test. During an insulation resistance (IR) test, 500V DC is injected into the device (appliance) and the resistance to leakage of fault-current through the earth or earth-return lead is measured by the appliance tester.
However, more and more appliances are now designed with membrane switches, remote controls, soft start electronics and contactors, incl. Most 3-Phase appliances and thus cannot be safety-tested with the insulation resistance (IR) test. If you test such a DUT with the insulation resistance (IR) -even though you might receive a Pass result- you are only testing the supply cord of the DUT (up to the on/off switch) and not testing the Appliance at all. Since such an insulation resistance measurement is made impossible by the electrical design of such appliances (DUTs), they must instead be powered up and running during the test by performing the alternative leakage current measurement (or "Run/Live/Power up test"). In other words, either one of the above tests complies with the standard.
(Although both are not necessary, if ether one passes and the other fails, then the appliance is considered as passed). What is Earthed Appliance (Class 1) Test? It includes 2 parts: 1 Earth continuity/bond, 2 Either of (selectable), Insulation resistance (IR) or Leakage current (Run test). What is Double Insulated Appliance (Class 2) Test? This test performs either (selectable), Insulation resistance (IR) or Leakage current (Run test).
When is polarity of Active/Neutral tested? Only during Leads and EPOD tests.How many tests are performed on each appliance? When using a PAT, just one test sequence includes up to 3 or 4 individual test-functions. Are there other requirements of AS/NZS 3760. Other requirements in the AS/NZS 3760 relate to MIMS Heating Element appliances and RCD Operating Time testing. Our Item: TRS8DL model can correctly perform such tests on ALL these devices (unlike most other PATs).
This tester is one of the most sophisticated PATs in Australia. Why use a Conductive Cloak.
A wrap-around conductive cloak is a handy alternative to the alligator clip in hard-to-attach locations and multiple areas of exposed metal. It also allows detection of unsafe leakage of double insulated appliances even when. This tester has a unique Fail-Safe feature that can be set to delay the Class II test sequence until the appliance is wrapped properly.The RCD test function of the tester in this listing tests the RCD's operating time. The RCD test ensures that 10mA, 30mA. RCDs comply with the Australian standard (AS/NZS 3760).
The RCD test function on this PAT surpasses others by inserting an. Into the circuit to ensure any fixed RCD (in the mains supply circuit) is not tripped. For related info, see our RCD Isolation Transformer listing.
Since each portable RCD is also an extension lead, a Leads test is always necessary when testing RCDs. Pro Logger PAT also performs an extension lead test on portable RCDs as. Part of the same sequence. Along with the RCD trip-test.(Most other brands can only perform the trip-test separate from the leads test) When testing fixed RCDs this. Pro Logger PAT uses its batteries to power the LCD display after the RCD under test has been tripped off. This ensures the displayed test result is visible to the user for approximately 2 minutes after the mains power is tripped during testing. This also gives the user time to reset the RCD ready for the 180 degree test. Will it test portable RCD devices. However, for portable RCD testing, internal RCD isolation (replaces transformer) is included as a BONUS with this PAT.
(For related info, see our RCD Isolation Transformer). Is an Isolation Transformer needed for Leakage Current testing. (For related info, see our RCD Isolation Transformer listing). This tester includes an internal Isolation (similar to transformer).
Most other appliance testers require a separate Isolation Transformer. During the leakage current testing (run/live test) of an appliance, the appliance tester does not create any fault current. Since RCDs do not trip off unless there is a fault current, such testing of appliances will not trip an RCD unless the appliance is faulty. Therefore, an isolation transformer is not needed during leakage current testing of an appliance via an appliance tester (even if it is protected by an RCD). An RCD is a safety device that protects the user from leakage current.Therefore an RCD is more correctly called an Earth leakage current/circuit breaker (ELCB). During trip-testing, an RCD tester creates a fault current. Our Isolation Transformers prevent the main RCD (in the building wiring circuit) from tripping when performing all such portable RCD trip tests. This tester includes internal Isolation (works like a transformer). Purpose of the RCD test. The RCD (ELCB, Safety Switch) must be tested to ensure that operation (trip off) takes place quickly enough to prevent serious danger to a person experiencing an electric shock from the system. This test must NOT be confused with what takes place when the "test" button on the RCD is pressed.
Operation of an RCD's own test button simply trips the breaker to ensure that it is working, but does not measure the time taken to break the circuit. The speed of this operating time. Must satisfy the requirements of the Australian standard (AS/NZS 3760; AS/NZS 3000).
Since it can mean the difference between life or death for the person experiencing an electric shock. The RCD test function of the tester in this listing. Test the RCD's operating time. What does an RCD test really do.The tester provides a carefully preset value of residual current depending on its setting and then measures the time lapse between the application of the current and the operation of the RCD. This time lapse is measured in milliseconds by the RCD tester. The Australian & NZ Standards specify the maximum tripping time allowed. Is it sufficient to measure the trip current of an RCD? Time and again a few Sparkys still tell me that they only check that RCDs trip off when the rated fault current is applied e. They often do not measure the time it takes for the RCD to break the circuit!
This operating time is important since it can mean life or death for the person experiencing an electric shock. The Australian & NZ Standards specify the maximum tripping time allowed and how often this must be tested e. Every 3 months for portable RCDs on construction sites or every 12 months for fixed RCDs in factories & workshops.
If RCD trip-off delay - in milliseconds - has not been tested, there may be extremely serious legal implications if a death occurs. An RCD must never be tagged as tested unless this timed test is performed. What does the AS/NZS3760 Standard say about testing RCDs?It says: A current, equal to the rated tripping current, shall be suddenly applied between active and protective earth and the operating time measured. Some RCDs may have a different result (approximately 10 ms) depending on the point on wave of the test current.
In case of doubt, the operating time at both 0° and 180° should be tested. The following tests are not required by this Standard: (a) Calibration sensitivity at slowly rising current; (b) Non trip threshold (50 % rated sensitivity). Notes: 1 for instillation specifications see AS/NZS3000 Standard.
2 for construction site rules see AS/NZS3012 Standard. Can it test appliances that use more than 10 Amps? The NON power-up test, (or non-run test) -properly called Insulation Resistance Test (IR)- function on all our testers will successfully test appliances irrespective of how high their load current ratings are, - even appliances over 10 Amps. However, the leakage current (power up or run) test function on this tester.
Limited to 10 Amps load. Remember that regular 240V AC power outlets (that you power the PAT from) are rated at a maximum of 10 Amps. Which tester will test single-phase, 20A Appliances.
PAT (Portable Appliance Tester) will test single-phase 20A appliances. Even if their load current does exceed 10A, you can still perform a "Run/Live/Power up test" on such 20A appliances.
Our other single-phase PATs will test single phase 20A appliances only if you dont Run/Power up test them. However, if a single-phase, 20A appliance's no-load current does not exceed 10A, you can even Run/Live/Power up test it with any appliance tester.
Before purchasing a PAT to perform 20A Run/Live/Power up tests, ask yourself, Do I have available a single-phase, 20A outlet to power the 20A PAT? Since the options can be confusing, tell me your needs in order for me to help you obtain our best value package for your circumstances. Will this PAT tester connect to a computer? Appliance tester will log or record test results in its memory for downloading later to a computer. A USB computer interface cable is included.Tester includes downloader software which simply facilitates the tester "talking" to your computer. Tester will log or record test results in its on-board memory for downloading later to a computer.
These test results are saved in simple. Csv format, which can be saved, viewed and printed by any cheap spreadsheet program e. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Works or "Open Office" freeware. This tester has been designed for users who do not require complicated software. Yet, each of the columns in the recorded test-results files can be sorted in alphabetical or numerical order.
This easily enables storage of all the recorded data which can be sorted as a complete test history of each tested appliance (DUT), in spreadsheet format. In spreadsheet or PDF format of the test-results, showing only his items. The data-recording feature of this PAT makes it the most user-friendly test-results storage system of any PAT that we have seen!
Alternatively, you can switch off its data logging (memory) feature for manual logbook recording. Tester will log or record test results (data) in its on-board memory for downloading later to a computer.
Csv computer format, which can be saved, viewed and printed. The recorded test-results (data) can be sorted in alphabetical or numerical order. This easily enables storage of all the recorded data which can be sorted into a complete test history of each tested appliance (DUT), in spreadsheet format. The data-recording feature of this PAT gives it the most user-friendly test-results storage system of any PAT that we have seen! You can even switch off its data logging (memory) when manual, logbook recording.See our example of test results as displayed on your computer. Data Logging: Where Information is entered directly on the tester, then uploaded to a computer, it is called data logging. This feature is one of the main advantages of the Safe T check appliance tester. This removes the need for hand-written log books. This Data Logging feature of the Safe T check PAT (Portable Appliance Tester) is extremely user-friendly (even for older people). Getting Started: Here are some initial steps to setup Data Logging. Decide if the PAT operator will regularly hand-over the PAT tester to a computer operator (recommended)- for uploading data to the computer. (Data uploads in spreadsheet format, which can be e-mailed between computers). A small downloader-application (from CD supplied with Safe T check Tester) is installed onto each uploading computer. If your CD is lost, we can help. Read the data-logging instruction manual (can be printed) from the CD.
I will gladly talk you through the steps even before you read the manuals. To help you to get up and running as soon as possible, I can talk you through the steps to get your data logging operational.
Why do I need computer capability (data logging)? 1 WorkCover/WorkSafe authorities require that appliance-owners keep formal records of their appliance tests. The testing organisation/person should also keep a copy of all test results. Printing and storing such multiple copies of test-results from data on computer is much easier than hand-writing test results in a logbook. 2 Test-results of an appliance -collected over months or years- on a master spreadsheet, can be compiled as an individual history of each appliance.
Such sorting in date-order enables lists of all appliances tested on given dates. Such lists when sorted by Company or Location can be given as a printed or e-mailed report to advise owners which appliances are due for re-testing. 3 The PAT tester's automatic recording (logging) of dates for each appliance-test verifies that the test was actually done.
One contractor told me that he does not electrically safety-test all appliances while tagging items for his customers. This is common practice with a minority of contractors. Customer, employer or appliance owner insist on a computer-logged print-out (report) of dated data (test -results) to confirm that you did not cut corners. 4 Computer data logging enables barcode scanning which saves more time and eliminates typing mistakes.
This is especially handy if you need to get the job done as quickly as possible. (See our listings which include barcode scanners).
If you have any questions, I can explain the pros and cons. This is how to print test-results that are stored on the Appliance tester's memory: First you download the batch of test results to a computer.
Then, via your spreadsheet program, you can save, view and print any or all of the following: Company; Site; Location; Technician; Licence Number; Date of test, Time of test; Appliance Description; Appliance Number; Visual Pass/Fail; Tag No; Test Type; Pass/Fail; IR (M Ohms); Leakage Current (mA); Earth Resistance (Ohms); RCD-0° (milliseconds); RCD-180° (mS); Comment; PAT Serial No; (FoT) Frequency of Test in Months; Next Due. In the recorded test-results, the entries (rows of data) under these column headings can be sorted in alphabetical or numerical order. You can paste multiple batches of tests into one master spreadsheet.
Subsequent sorting by the Appliance Number column then gives a test history of each appliance (DUT). You can even isolate and save test-results specific to a single Company, Site or Location, and provide the appliance-owner with a report showing only his items. See our example of printable test results as displayed on a computer, (see picture in this listing). Can it store over 2000 items?
This Portable Appliance Tester (PAT) like all PATs has limited internal memory capacity. See specifications/features, shown above, in this listing. The PAT memory size is specified in records, where one record is displayed as one row or line in a spreadsheet. In practice, although one test can use two or three records, most appliance tests use up only one record.Therefore, this tester's memory capacity will easily cope with many hours of testing before the need to download the test-results to a computer. Some test & tag software have limits on the number of appliances/items that can be stored. However, the number of item-tests downloadable from this PAT (in this listing) that you can store on your computer is unlimited. See our example of test results as displayed on your computer (picture in this listing). I do not have a Spreadsheet on my computer. Can it interface with asset tracking software to manage appliance history & generate reports? Ro Logger is now compatible with optional. FASTtag test and tag software. (database) and recording (data logging) software. When installed on your computer or.
Can receive (stream) your test data automatically, in real-time from the. For real-time streaming (logging of test results to the FASTtag software), your laptop computer or. Must be on-site while testing & tagging.
Automatically creates the Locations and Sites in its data-base, and appends the electrical measurements recorded by the Pro Logger to each appliance's history. Alternatively, this data can be saved on. Once the data is on your computer or. In addition to managing portable appliance testing.
Doubles as an asset tracking manager (data-base). Additional information for each appliance, such as brand, model, serial number, supplier and cost can be recorded -entered via the computer. You can even keep a photo of the appliance! Various reports can then be printed from.Can a Tag Printer be used with this PAT? Can be supplied with a directly-interfaced tag/label. This tag printer automatically receives test-data from the PAT for immediate (at the time of test) tag-printing. But, the tags printed by on-site tag printers are not as durable as our pre-printed, self-laminating tags.
Can I later upgrade to Record Data and Scan & Print Tags/labels? The ability to record test-results (data logging) is a free bonus with all our Safe T check Pro Logger II testers. See: What is a Data-Logger? Direct interface with a tag printer is only possible for non -barcoded tags (for 826 extra).However, printing of barcoded test tags/labels using the Safe T check (by real-time streaming to an on-site windows laptop/tablet), is also available as an option. See Can a Tag Printer be used with this PAT?
Think of this : The time it takes to attach the tag, is the same whether pre-printed or hand written. Then all you do is simply hand-write the date(s) and appliance number, which takes hardly any more time than it does for automatic tag-printing. Or SafeTcheck is for users who don't need the comprehensive asset tracking software like.This PAT is so quick and simple to use that you may never need a tag/label printer. Tag printing equipment options are often packaged with asset management software and is for those who can afford all these options. You can use a tag-printer connected to this PAT, for real-time tag printing during appliance testing. This optional tag printer for our.
Receives data directly from the PAT for tag-printing. See also, Can I later upgrade to Record Data and Scan & Print Tags/labels? Why use a Barcode Scanner? A Barcode Scanner that can be added later. Works with the data logging feature of this tester to record test results.Although this tester does not recognise an appliance from its barcode/appliance number, it does record, remember and store all the information (data) that you scan or type. Barcode Scanner Saves Time : With the scanner, there's no need to waste time typing. User Name/Technician, Company Names (site), Locations and Appliance Descriptions. Simply have these words printed as barcodes on laminated A4 sheets, permanently accompanying the tester.
Recommends labels with barcoded appliance identification numbers which you permanently attach to each appliance (not to be confused with test tags). Also recommends barcode-numbered test tags, pre-printed with your Name & Logo if required. Barcode scanning saves much cumulative time compared with keyboard entry.
Barcode scanning of words and numbers also eliminates typographical errors. Do Barcode Scanners recognise appliances by their Barcode? No, A barcode scanner is simply a data-input device. (excluding scanners that have their own on-board memory) A computer keyboard is also a data-input device.Keyboards and barcode scanners do not process information other than convert data into a form that a computer can work with. For example, at a supermarket checkout, the barcode scanner reads the barcode as a number, then it is the computer terminal/cash register which recognises that item number and displays the product to which that number belongs.
It is the computer and its' computer program that recognise an item. Our Barcode scanners do not recognise appliances on their own.
Do Appliance Testers recognise appliances by Barcode? Some do and some don't. Tester does not recognise an appliance from neither its barcode nor its' appliance number entered via keyboard. It simply records, remembers and stores all the information (data) that you scan or type in.
Whereas our TnTM; Test & Print (TnP) appliance testers can recognise an individual appliance from its barcode. Why Appliance Testers which recognise appliances by Barcode, cost more?
One main reason for the extra cost is that the computer software required to make direct interface possible with a tester is very expensive to develop. Although most people who test & tag prefer to have an appliance tester which can recognise appliance numbers, most will settle for our more affordable. It simply stores the data for use with a very common and versatile computer program called a Spreadsheet which is already on your computer. I don't use computers.Records measured values while data logging. Includes an integrated RCD trip time tester includes isolation that is similar to a transformer - which costs extra with other PAT models. You can even select the correct test threshold for Mineral Insulated Metal Sheath (MIMS) Heating Element appliances such as kitchen kettles. The average PAT cannot test for this MIMS threshold! Suggested reasons for each test failure are displayed - extremely handy for non-technically minded users.
This tester's built in shut down safety switch ensures that the user is given even greater safety. This is very important since Test & Tagging personal are continually at greater risk of electric shocks from faulty appliances under test.The user's first accident in this way may be his last. Yet other manufacturers have not addressed this user safety issue! The Carry Case which has room for accessories inside, is airtight. Moisture and dust cannot enter because of the rubber sealing ring around the circumference of the lid. PAT tester is extremely user friendly. Even so, our free, friendly and prompt training and support for you is equal to the best from anywhere! Does it test polarity of power leads? Polarity is a very important test.
For those who don't know, correct polarity means that the wire connections are not swapped or transposed at either the plug or the socket of an extension lead. This PAT even displays a suggested reason when a lead fails the polarity test. This is very handy since incorrect polarity can be caused by a variety of incorrect connections.Polarity test is required by the Australian/NZ standard, for leads. This PAT tester will even warn you when the outlet being used to supply power to the tester has the wrong polarity! During demonstrations, I have even detected incorrect polarity in the power supplied by my customers outlet! This incorrect polarity can have very serious safety implications. Can the 500V Insulation Resistance Test damage appliances with electronics?
Although I have heard of rare cases of potential issues with this 500V DC IR (Insulation Resistance) Test, there are a number of reasons why this is not a concern: 1 Primary circuits of all DUTs (Devices Under Test or Appliances) operate with only with AC voltage. So when the DC voltage is applied to the AC circuit of the DUT, there is usually no apparent voltage detected by the circuit at all.
If there is no voltage, there is no damage possible. You can demonstrate this by the near zero display on an AC volt meter when connected to a DC supply. 2 The Australian/NZ standard (Section B3) says Insulation resistance tests shall be performed with the the live supply conductors joined together. And both the live supply conductors (Active/Line and Neutral) connected together electrically. While they are joined together there is no voltage difference (potential) what-so-ever between the live supply conductors of the DUT.It follows that, if the DUT does not see any voltage at all, then there is no damage possible. Therefore, concerns about such damage are generally unfounded. However, if you are concerned, this PATs can be easily switched from the IR test to the alternative Current Leakage (Run/Live/Power up) Test where the PAT applies the same 240V AC power that the DUT normally operates with. Be wary of testers which do not have this Current Leakage (Run/Live/Power up) Test option. Please ask us for more information if required. Is a Calibration certificate included? Must I be a licensed electrician to use this equipment? Must I be licensed to Test & Tag. You must be a COMPETENT Person in the opinion of your relevant state government WorkCover in NSW; Department of Justice... In Queensland or WorkSafe in other states.
You need to be competent in the application of all the relevant Australian (&NZ) Standards & State testing and tagging regulations, not just competent in electrical safety. Competency includes being aware that there are different rules that apply when testing & tagging equipment to be used on a construction site. A once-only TAFE course is strongly recommended - even for licensed electricians.
Our test & tag equipment can be very easily operated by anyone who is not an electrician. Appliance Tester operation with minimal training. Is it powered by battery?
YES, this PAT has mains and battery (dual) operation. However, battery operation is limited to the Insulation (IR) test, Earth resistance test and Polarity test functions. Battery operated PAT testers cannot perform the Leakage Current (Live, Run or Powered up) test from batteries. Leakage Current testing (needed on many appliances) always requires power from a mains outlet.Do I need a Multimeter? Not when testing double-insulated (Class 2) appliances. Whereas, when testing earthed appliances, you may use a multimeter, only if you are competent to use the resistance measurement function and then interpret the thresholds as required in the safety standard (AS/NZS 3760). A multimeters continuity buzzer (although not necessary) can be used to ascertain where the best earth contact point is on the exposed metal of a device that is to be tested with your PAT. Such earth tests are only necessary when testing. Appliances (class1) and extension leads & power boards. Also, for testing polarity of 3-Phase leads, a Multimeter is very handy. Must I Test 415 Volt Three Phase Electrical Equipment. All electrical equipment used for construction work must be tested & tagged. Also, there are requirements for the testing of plug-in type 415 volt electrical equipment that is not used for construction work.
On such equipment that is. Connected to the electrical supply by a flexible cord or connecting device, the Australian standard covers the. Safety tests to be carried out.(see AS/NZS 3760 page 5). Examples of such 3 Phase equipment include. Portable power tools, extension leads, portable welders, electric concrete mixers, high pressure washers and concrete grinders etc. The above Standard does not apply to fixed or stationary equipment connected to wiring that forms part of the electrical installation. These fall within the scope of AS/NZS 3000. Can it test 415 Volt Three-Phase Equipment? However, an integrated 3-phase testing option is also available as a factory fitted add-on for this tester.
This 3 phase test option is not available for your existing Pro Logger II as an upgrade. Can 3-Phase Appliances be tested using a 3-Phase option. Better still, you can test most 3-phase 10A, 20A & 32A appliances with our. Three-phase appliances which commonly have contactors & relays, cannot be properly safety-tested unless they are powered up and actually running during the test.
The 3-phase option when fitted to this. Extra can perform this "Leakage Current test (or "Run/Live test) on a 3-phase appliance to comply with AS/NZS 3760. For more information about 3-phase testing, tell me your requirements so that I can advise you on a suitable PAT.Can it test 415 Volt Three-Phase Equipment. Fitted with the 3-phase test option. Can 3-Phase Appliances be tested using a 3-Phase option? An integrated 3-phase testing option is available for our. With it you can test most 3-phase 10A, 20A & 32A appliances. Three-phase appliances commonly which have contactors & relays, cannot be properly safety-tested unless they are powered up and actually running during the test. Pro Logger II can perform this "Leakage Current test or "Run/Live/Power up test on 3-phase appliances to comply with AS/NZS 3760. For more information about 3-phase testing, tell us your requirements so that I can advise you on a suitable PAT. Do you have Test Tags? Self-laminating tags are priced per 100.
Recommends test tags pre-printed with your name and/or logo. You only write the dates and appliance details on each tag. Fail Tags are priced per 50. When do I use "New to Service" item tags?
The Australian Standard says: New equipment, (if not tested and tagged when entering service) shall have a tag that includes the following, quoted from AS/NZS 3760:2010, Clause 126.96.36.199 (c); page 18. (i) Wording: New to Service (ii) Date of entry to service (iii) Date when next test is due (iv) Statement:'This appliance has not been tested in accordance with AS/NZS 3760'. Therefore our New to Service. Tags must be attached before any new electrical appliance or lead is put into service (is used).
The phrase " shall have a tag" means " must have a tag". AS/NZS 3760:2010 Clause 1.3.2 says that the word. In other words each appliance whether new or old, must have a tag fitted, stating when the next test is due.
Be fitted with a New to Service tag. The word may means is optional to. This indicates that New to Service tags are optional (NOT mandatory) in NSW. Nevertheless, it still requires that, "The date [when] placed into service should be recorded". This requirement is satisfied with our New to Service.
Re New to Service tags: What if the event site manager wants proof? All owners/organisers/managers of portable electrical appliances should be very familiar with their own copy of the Australian Standard AS/NZS 3760:2010. It isn't your responsibility to prove to them their legal obligations from your copy of the Standard.
Given that the test due-date is calculated from the date of entry to service as shown on New to Service. Tags, some event organisers may still insist on further proof, to verify the next test-due date. Also, your appliance log book (test & tagging history) may satisfy the event organisers as proof.
Therefore, enter new appliances (when introduced to service) into what the standard calls [AS/NZS 3760:2010 Clause 2.5.1 (a)], your register of all equipment which may be your appliance test & tagging log book. AS/NZS 3760:2010 Clause 188.8.131.52 says, records shall be available on site for audit. However, despite its compliance, site owners have the right to dis-allow your appliance for their own reasons, no matter how unreasonable. Must I be certified to fit "New to Service" tags?According to WorkSafe Australia, (and SafeWork NSW), Fitting a new-to-service tag is an administrative task that can be carried out by an appropriately trained in-house person. While you must be a competent person to test an appliance for electrical safety, you need not be such to fit our New to Service. Tags, since you are not testing the appliance.
Tags say, This appliance has not been tested in accordance with AS/NZS 3760. The competent person is one who has tested the appliance according to Australian law, e. However, first, you must verify that the appliance is not yet due to be tested (according to intervals in Australian Standards AS/NZS 3760:2010 and AS/NZS 3012:2010) as determined by its use. Therefore, before they write the Next Test Due date on our New to Service. Tags, owners of portable electrical appliances, must be familiar with Australian Standards [AS/NZS 3760:2010 and AS/NZS 3012:2010].
See, For New to Service tags, When is next test due? For New to Service tags, When is next test due? According to intervals in the Australian Standards [AS/NZS 3760:2010 and AS/NZS 3012:2010], verify that the appliance is not already due to be tested, as determined by its use. Therefore, before the Next Test Due date is written onto our New to Service.Tags, owners of portable electrical appliances, must be thoroughly familiar with Australian Standards [AS/NZS 3760:2010 and AS/NZS 3012:2010]. For example: The same appliance while on an event's construction site may require a different Next Test Due date than when it is not at a construction site - [See: AS/NZS 3012:2010 - Clause 3.8.3]. IMPORTANT: Any appliance without a Next Test Due date does not comply with the Australian Standard. See also, When do I use "New to Service" item tags? How to Test Fig 8 (2-wire) Leads : e. Leads for Chargers, shavers & audio/visual equipment Options. Option 1: Use adapter : When testing a 2-wire lead using an adapter IEC socket to Fig. 8, 2 pin plug, the leads-test function (on your PAT) will always fail because it cannot detect an earth connection. This is because no earth-wire exists in 2-wire leads. Therefore, using this adapter usually requires even more improvisation. Option 2: Connected to appliance : Fig. 8 (2 pin) leads can be fully tested while still connected to a double insulated appliance (without using an adapter). The lead is tested as if part of the double insulated appliance.
(The PAT sees this lead as part of the double insulated appliance). After passing the double insulated test two test tags may then be attached, separately to both lead and appliance.
(WARNING: 3-wire leads cannot be properly tested while connected to an appliance). What about the Polarity Test? Only leads having an earth wire (3-wire), must l be safety-tested for polarity , for the following reasons. Fact 1: Polarity is a component of the leads-test sequence i. In all portable appliance testers; PATs.Fact 2: For single-phase, double insulated appliances, polarity is irrelevant since reversal of active and neutral does not affect the appliance operation. Fact 3: For double insulated appliances, regardless of any operational effect, reversed polarity still has no bearing on safety. Which tester is best for me?
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