Portable Appliance Testing

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

  1. mlkcampion

    Thread Starter Active Member

    Nov 16, 2006
    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).

  2. thingmaker3

    Retired Moderator

    May 16, 2005
    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.