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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 3:26 pm 
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Seaward Apollo 600 PAT Tester

We have now taken delivery of our Seaward Apollo 600 PAT Tester and thought that we would share some initial thoughts and images with you.
The first obvious observation is the Apollo 600’s bulk or lack of it in this case, the image below should give you a good idea of size next to one of our Coffee Mugs and a pound coin.

The actual dimensions according to Seaward are 230mm x 150mm x 100mm

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Size and weight wise, it’s similar to the PrimeTest 350, the Apollo is shorter but fatter and of similar height and weighs 0.6kg more at 1.5kg.

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As you can see from the following image, Seaward have included a QWERTY keyboard along with a decent size colour screen.

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And finally, a look at just how far technology has progressed, the new Seaward Apollo 600 sitting next to one of its ancestors, the mighty Seaward PAT 2000i with detachable corded keyboard.

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Hi Richard
hope you can get it to download to your software that would be great
thanks :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 9:13 pm 
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Hi Bob

We have managed to have a good play with the Seaward Apollo 600 today, testing a few appliances around our office.

It's certainly an interesting machine and has some great features compared to the PrimeTest 300 series. We really like the clear colour display and the qwerty keyboard. Of course we have been taking photos with it as well!

We haven't started looking at whether we can make it compatible with SimplyPats, there are alot extra information particularly to do with the Visual Inspection of appliances. There are a series of visual questions which emulate some, but not all, of the Formal Visual Inspection questions outlined in the IET Code of Practice 4th edition. Interestingly there is an additional questions for Switch which I cant see in the guide. (maybe im losing my eyesight though!).

Hopefully next week we will start in ernest looking at the download process. I will keep you posted....

Are you planning to buy one of these Seaward Apollo's? or have you had one delivered this week?

Regards Richard.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 2:56 pm 
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Hi Bob

Having had a chance to look at the Apollo 600 we will be including support for it in the next version of SimplyPats (SimplyPats 7) which is due in the next 3 or 4 weeks dependant on how bug testing goes.

See the link below for more information

viewtopic.php?f=59&t=805

Regards, Richard.


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:21 am 
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Thanks Richard that would be great seaward are asking way to much for there software its now going to be pay per year at £159 per year thats way to high so in 10 years you pay £1590
any way your software is much better
ps yes mine came last week
kind regards Bob


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 3:48 pm 
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Hi Bob

We are hopefully nearing the end of the coding for the Apollo 600, the only two electrical tests that we haven't sorted out are the

external earth continuity test
external leakage adaptor test

We haven't purchased the seaward external leakage adaptor which is required to perform these tests.

Have you had a chance to play with your Apollo 600? We would be grateful for any data files (sss) that you could send (to our support email address http://www.simplypats.co.uk/contact.html) our way, it would be nice to have any real world data to test our code with.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:01 pm 
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Support for the Seaward Apollo 500 and Apollo 600 testers was added in the SimplyPats version 7.0.5 Update released January 2015.

Updated support information can be found by clicking on the following link.

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=900


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