The threshold for passing the insulation test is 1MΩ. This means that the Insulation reading must be over 1MΩ to Pass the test. The PAT tester will gauge the resistance between the earth and the connected live parts (Live and Neutral). The threshold for passing the earth test is 0.1Ω. Read more…
PAT testing stands for Portable Appliance Testing.
Examples of class 1 pat tests includes: refriderators, washing machines, flood lights, desktop computers and electrical radiators. Examples of class 2 pat tests include: projectors, televisions, hairdryers and main-powered charging units.
The checklist for completeing PAT testing includes: 1. The Plug, 2. The Cable, 3. The Appliance, 4. The mains socket, 5.RCD checks and 6. Enviromental check.
The current PAT testing regulations in the UK are the 5th edition of the ‘In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment Code of Practice’.
The latest PAT testing regulations in the uk are the 5th edition of the ‘In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment Code of Practice’.
Portable appliance testing (PAT) is the name given to the process of inspecting electrical equipment and appliances to make sure it is safe to use. The majority of electrical safety flaws can be seen visually examined, but some flaws can only be detected through testing.