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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:40 pm 
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Hi All

Sorry if its a dumb question but I did the course months ago and only just getting around to actually doing any testing

How do you do and earth leakage test on a class 2 bit of kit that has no metal on it anywhere i.e. AC adapters.

Thanks in advance

VeeJay


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:32 pm 
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Hi VeeJay

It is probably best that I leave this to an experienced tester to advise you on this matter.

I would be grateful if you would post and let us know what PAT tester you are using as it may make it easier to answer your question.

My very basic understanding is:

Some testers will give you the option to run a Differential Leakage test on a Class II appliance. This measures the difference in current between the live and neutral conductors and doesn’t require the use of a remote probe.

Alternatives to the Differential Leakage test are the Touch Leakage and Substitute Leakage tests which both require a probe to be attached to any accessible conductive parts of the appliance.

You will need to get some advice about running “soft” tests on particular equipment.

I would be interested in receiving a response from our other users about this.

Regards,
Lorna


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