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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:04 am 
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Hello,

I have recently completed a PAT testing course, but stupidly bought a tester on ebay first. Now I am trying to test my gear (DJ equipment - 20 items) I have found that it is an old model that has no IEC socket (It is a Metrohm easypat - same as the Martidale model but without the IEC).

Is there a simple way around this, or should I sell it back on ebay and buy a new tester?, I literally need to get a PASS/FAIL reading and don't have much money to spend. I thought a model such as the SEAWARD PRIMETEST50 would do the job?

Hiring a tester appears to be too expensive so please could someone advise if A) there is a way I can test IEC leads using the tester I have (that does not have an IEC socket), or B) what is the best and cheapest model I would need to buy.

Many thanks, I am new to this so would appreciate any help.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:16 pm 
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Hello

Without the IEC socket you can’t carry out the applicable tests.

Here is a link to the Manual for the Metrohm EasyPAT:

http://docs-europe.electrocomponents.com/webdocs/002a/0900766b8002ad15.pdf

If you purchase another tester like the Seaward PT 50 you will need to be aware that some of the cheaper test equipment may not be able to perform lead compensation nor let you adjust the test limits manually.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:04 pm 
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The easiest way would be to get hold of an rewireable IEC plug (here's one: http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/pe00070 ... dp/PL09635) and just connect a short bit of wire to the earth pin, terminated with something (a crimped lug, a soldered loop, or similar) that the croc clip of the earth wander lead can grip nicely.

Then you can do the earth bond test on leads.
You could already do the insulation resistance anyway.
The only lead test that this arrangement wouldn't enable is the polarity test.

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