Any idea to design more simple circuit?

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wickedbeam

Joined Sep 21, 2019
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Hello there, I'm designing circuit for checking power strip that has 3 Polarity which is Line Neutral Ground
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I'm try to check these 3 elements together
1.Any Line cannot be short circuit (3 possible pair short L-N, L-G, G-N)
2.Every each line must have continuity from plug head to socket (e.g. if you connect battery from L plug to L socket it must have close circuit)
3.These 3 polarity cannot swap inside power strip (e.g. if you connect battery from L plug to N socket and it have close circuit then it's a defective ) (5 possible wrong swap A.Only L correct B.Only N Correct C.Only G correct D.Every line swap to 1 line ahead E.Every line swap to 1 line backward)

I've design using this website https://www.falstad.com/circuit/circuitjs.html
You can copy this code and go to File > Import from text
Code:
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x 265 526 282 529 4 24 N
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162 384 432 432 432 2 default-led 1 0 0 0.01
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x 189 74 253 77 4 24 PIN\sN
x 215 39 275 42 4 24 PIN\sL
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x 112 373 172 376 4 24 PIN\sL
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x 499 619 597 622 4 24 Socket\sG
x 532 337 694 340 4 24 Good\sindi.\sLED
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x 761 29 894 32 4 24 Test\sProduct
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The first circuit will check only the short circuit
1.JPG
When we test just put plug head from product to socket of tester, any of short circuit LED will show (In real environment I will use buzzer instead to test faster)

The second circuit will check defective opening circuit and polarity swap
2.JPG
This circuit have to put product plug to tester socket and put tester plug to product socket.The only way that LED will show is when the circuit is correctly connect and no open circuit.

Here is the final circuit which is quite complicate because it is first and second circuit merging together (they cant directly merge so.. I need to change some components)
3.JPG
And if we remove test product component it will look like this
4.JPG
To use this circuit user have to do 2 steps
1. put product plug to tester socket if no bad LED show (meaning that short circuit) then go to next step
2. put tester plug to product socket if only Good LED show then it pass all 3 tests.

I should design to ease user so they can test more power strip per hour
But the problem is circuit is quite complex if there is some component broken e.g. short diode it will give some false positive which is bad
Any Idea to simplify this? Or other suggestion? I will be very thankful
 

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