Hello Dom, and welcome to the SimplyPats / PAT Testing forum
I have edited your post in places as it looks like you have copied the text from the Seaward Forum.
I am sorry that you have not yet received a response from Seaward on this matter, I will try to help the best I can.
The Seaward Europa Plus and the Megger PAT4 DV/3 are both good PAT Testers, and as you have already stated, both offer support for uploading data back to the tester.
However, your friend is correct when he says that SimplyPats is not able to upload data back to the Europa or any other Seaward PAT Tester for that matter. The ability to upload data back to Seaward Testers is something that we would really like to add to SimplyPats.
We have asked Seaward if they would be so kind as to supply us with the necessary technical information needed to allow us to achieve this, however to date they have refused our request.
I believe that PATGuard Elite is the only software currently available that will allow upload to Seaward Testers, however you may want to seek further advise from one of the many specialist Electrical Testing distributors available throughout the UK, and of course Seaward themselves should be able to give you a definite answer.
As you have already pointed out, the Megger PAT4 DV/3 has the ability to accept uploaded data. In SimplyPats Version 5.2.7 we have added the ability to upload to the Megger PAT4 DV/3, and as this PAT can also be equipped with a Bar Code Scanner, this PAT Tester may be an option considering if you really want the features discussed without using Seawards PATGuard Elite.
I presume that you have already seen SimplyPats running as you mentioned that your friend is using it, if not please feel free to download the demo from the main SimplyPats web site http://www.simplypats.co.uk/
If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.