Portable Appliance Testing

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by mlkcampion, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. mlkcampion

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Nov 16, 2006
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    Hey
    Anyone here familar with PAT testing, regarding the HI-POT Test most of the standard tester have the AC HI-POT Test, what i need to know is how do i reliably determine whether i should do AC or DC HI-POT test? Also how frequently should i carry out the HI-POT test? And finally anyone have a decent online tutorial on PAT (safety, test area, absolute required tests e.t.c).


    Cheers
     
  2. thingmaker3

    Retired Moderator

    May 16, 2005
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    When I was in the Navy, we would use a hand-cranked "megger" on every cord & plug appliance on a regular basis. IRRC it was four times a year, but I could be misremembering the interval.

    OSHA requires four times a year for tools on construction sites.
     
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