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 Post subject: Bit of advice please
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:13 pm 
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Hi all

I was just looking for some advice please regarding a pat tester.

I am looking to start up self employed doing PAT testing (i have previous experience and got c&g 2377)

I'm not sure i can warrant buying an expensive pat tester as I am sure ill only start on smaller jobs (shops etc), so could anyone give me an idea of a decent priced pat tester to start me off.

I doubt ill get a downloading pat tester for around £600 (don't really want to pay much more for first one) So wondering if anyone could suggest one for me?

Thanks a lot
Adam

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 Post subject: Re: Bit of advice please
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:53 pm 
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Hi AdamUk

I think you are wise trying to keep costs down when starting a self employed business.

I know a few guys who have started up with a Manual Pat tester and then moved on to a downloadable tester as their business picked up. One I know started with the Kewtech KT71 and then went on to a Megger PAT420 as the number of jobs he got warranted the extra expense.

Have you thought about buying a second hand downloading PAT tester?

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 Post subject: Re: Bit of advice please
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:59 pm 
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To be honest, i haven't really thought about second hand stuff, i guess as long as it has a calibration cert and in working order it should be OK, i will have a look to be honest.

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 Post subject: Re: Bit of advice please
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:46 pm 
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You can pick up decent Seaward Europa Plus on ebay 2nd hand, and it's downloadable and capable of all tests. It's mains only, but if you want to go battery I recommend the Kewtech KT72. Not downloadable but has 500v/250v and substitute leakage with results, I have one and am very pleased with it. Again you can get them off ebay at good price, but always worth shopping around. Hope that helps/


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