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Need To Calibrate Your Appliance Tester?

When I trained as an electrical apprentice in the 70s most test instruments were analogue and there were few of them; compared to what’s in an average sparky or techs tool case today. Back then, to be bluntly honest, very few Instruments ever saw the inside of a calibration lab, if they did it was most likely the people using them were involved in research and development, aviation or medical areas.

Today there are certain sections of industries that will get away without any checking of calibration, but the majority of specialized testers will be checked. From the 1940s to the 1990s the average sparky probably had ‘access’ to a ‘megger’, likely didn’t own it, but could gain access to one if he needed to use it. When I say megger (not the brand) I’m meaning a high voltage Insulation Resistance Tester which back then the probable output voltage was 500 and early units before the 1970s were hand driven wind up models!

The only other common instrument was the ‘Multi meter‘; again analogue until the late 70s and DMMs (digital multi meters) started turning up about the same time as females joined our industry, not sure what the connection is, but I’m sure we would be worse off without them.

Today things are totally different; some people tend to like and use stand alone instruments while others use multi function ones; there are advantages and disadvantages both ways.

That said; most electricians will have, as a minimum, the ability to do the following tests, either from a Multi function Instrument or stand alone tester. Loop test, RCD trip time and ramp current, RCD Phase rotation, 250-1000V insulation resistance test, earth resistance test. On top of this they’ll have a Multi meter and ……some other things like a PAT Tester, Cable Locator, Lux Meter, Tacho’s, Thermal Imaging Camera. Anyone comparing then and now will see the huge increase in the number of test Instruments in use and with this then also comes the need to make sure these Instruments are working correctly AND giving correct readings.

Today if there is actually a failure in the hardware itself it is likely to appear on start up, the instrument will lock the user out or display ‘Hardware Error’; effectively making it inoperable until it’s been repaired, BUT if the Instrument is just giving incorrect readings of the results this WILL NOT normally be obvious, hence all results may be meaningless! This will, potentially, open a mine field in the worst case scenarios when it comes to liability and insurance claims. I can assure the reader from first hand experience that unfortunately the one in a thousand chance can; and does happen; to someone and probably to everyone at some time.

So the question is what test instruments should have the calibration checked, how often and where should this be done?

Priority should be placed on the instruments YOU use and use frequently where accuracy of the results is crucial, for example most people will have excess measuring abilities amongst their test instruments that they may NEVER use. Let’s consider a PAT Tester (Portable Appliance Tester), these testers have multiple test functions often including an RCD test function, if you never use this function as you use a stand alone RCD tester, then accuracy of this function is irrelevant as you don’t use it!

Or another example with a PAT, most have a substitute leakage test function, this is not recognized as a valid test under AS/NS legislation, therefore why would you care about the accuracy of these results?


Or the Multi function Installation Tester that has a lux meter function you never use, again in this case accuracy doesn’t matter. The point is everyone will have different requirements on accuracy amongst their kit, focus on what’s essential first, going back to the analogue instruments many of you may have used in the past, sometimes all we were looking for was ‘meter needle movement’ that was sufficient for what you were doing. Accuracy is not essential everywhere, but where it is essential calibration needs to be verified, usually this will be outsourced to a calibration facility.

 

The other thing to be considered is the likelihood of damage or abuse which may happen to a tester; this will increase where something is used frequently, moved around a lot and there are multiple users. Metrotest have approx 30 PATs in use within our own testing business used by our techs, these PATs are normally checked for calibration and adjusted, where necessary, every 6 months BUT these PATs will likely do 150 tests per day AND accuracy of these results is essential. We don’t need to calibrate this frequently, but our use level is very high, so it makes sense for us to do it this frequently. I do however have to say if you have ISO/IANZ accreditation or a similar auditing system there will be specific requirements you have to meet to maintain the accreditation.

Before Sending Test equipment for calibration you’ll need to decide where. A few things you need to consider here are:

• What experience, expertise and qualification does the company you’re thinking of sending your test equipment to have?
• What calibration equipment do they have? There are the backyard operations which operate with very basic calibration equipment. These companies are mainly geared to on online sales, often focusing on PAT sales, giving dodgy advice and training, to them it’s just dollars! I would personally avoid these knowing what I know, this probably sounds like a competitors sales pitch, but remember sometimes it can be true!
• Companies that are authorized distributors of manufacturers with their own in house full service and repair facility, in my opinion, are your best option.

In one of our calibration labs we have lots of specialized calibration equipment which mostly costs in excess of ten thousand, 3 new units are costing around thirty thousand a piece! Much of our own lab equipment is sent out to other external labs for its calibration check; obviously we only do this where we can’t do it internally. You can buy calibration test boxes for under a thousand dollars, how will you know what they use to check the calibration of your testers? The results on the calibration certificate (if provided ) should have numerical value results of each test checked by the calibrator, some of our latest calibrators will automatically check/adjust where necessary and print results automatically (we can sell you one almost one hundred thousand dollars each). Our soldering irons used in the calibration/repair lab are four thousand dollars each. The head of our calibration lab comes from an avionics background, he’s not into its ‘ rough enough’; unfortunately that’s not the case everywhere!

Calibration passwords are often also required on test instruments, without these the calibration lab will likely NOT be able to perform adjustments if adjustments are required and they will also not be able to remove calibration reminders if they are displayed without this password. Calibration labs WILL NOT usually give these out to any non authorized parties, including other calibration labs, most will have legal agreements with manufacturers preventing them doing so.

So moral of story is CHECK BEFORE SENDING testers to calibration facilities that they will have the ability to do adjustments and remove calibration reminders. Think of it like this; if you buy a new Mazda car and it needs some work you wouldn’t take it to the Nissan dealer for technical support. Nor should the Mazda dealer have to give out technical information to non verified third parties who may not necessarily be experienced to do the necessary work without risking harm to the car. By not giving out this information they are helping to protect your car against misadventure.

Another service Metrotest offers, some others may as well, is what we call ‘MedCal’ (medical and calibration). This effectively is a service (not repair) on equipment being calibrated, it costs a little more but may be beneficial in preventing breakdowns. Our experienced technicians will look for upcoming problems that could cause a major problem in the near future. Things looked at will include internal battery voltages, internal connections, checking for signs of overheating, looking for loose screws/fittings as well as a clean out and in some circumstances lubricating moving parts. This MedCal can be done on various equipment, it seems particularly popular for PAT testers and their printers and Seaward, Metrel, Megger are all common brands which may have this service, it’s not just units we have sold.

All SupaPATs, including the AlphaPATs, METROiPATs and any other printing PATs like Sonel, Megger and Seaward are all available for the MedCal service, just let us know when booking a calibration and we can let you know the costs.

Calibration costs vary depending on what is involved in the calibration and between service providers, sometimes the cost of calibrations will make some things like cheap clamp and multi meters uneconomical to calibrate.

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How Do You Choose The Right Portable Appliance Tester?

Are you looking for a portable appliance tester PAT? before you go online to check the many options, it helps to define your requirement and prepare a features list for you to use in your search for a PAT that suits your needs. There is a vast array of models and brands that you can choose from- this might make the task more difficult than you would expect some PATS are also better than others paying more does not always mean better either.

So, whether you are running a professional test and tag business or just conducting small scale or random test and tag, it helps to know what you are buying and that it suits your requirements.

This will ensure that you buy the right PAT for your business or professional application avoiding ‘buyers regret’!

Your Requirements

If you are buying your first PAT or just upgrading your current tester there are some things you may want to consider before you make that all-important purchase:

1 What industry are you in and what will you be testing.

2 How many tests will you be conducting?

3 How much are you willing to spend.

4 What you intend to for Tagging and Recording of results.

5 Is your focus ‘safety testing’ or ‘compliance testing’, there is a big difference.

Your Industry

Firstly consider do you need to test everything, everywhere, if this is the case you will likely be a test and tag professional, so choose extra carefully, think 3 phase testing – most PATs won’t do the powered up testing required for 3 phase Leakage testing, think speed, (liability if you or your people get it wrong), consider the whole system, not just the PAT only, printing systems and scanners can make life much easier, sometimes it’s also little things like usability and how it is moved ie do you need to open lids or is it just ‘plug and go’.

Separate Printers seem to be common but having it ‘altogether’ works so much better and quicker, tiny, very small scanners are easily lost, big sometimes really is better!

Or maybe you are just wanting to test your office equipment this will not likely be frequent so unless you have lots of it, handwriting Tags or basic data entry will be fine.

If however you’re a multiple type environment with workshops, Labs, kitchens and offices etc a PAT that has a rated output test current and/or socket of 15Amp is essential if you’re going to avoid relay damage to your PAT and expensive repairs or the possibility there are many items you can’t test.

Number of Tests

This is a vital factor when you are considering buying your PAT. If you’re going to test appliances every once in a while there’s no need to buy a costly PAT with features you will likely never use now or in the future, the priority needs to be on making sure it does what it needs to do.

However, if you own a test and tag business or have hundreds if not thousands of tests to do, then you should go for a higher-end tester you will thank yourself later when you realise how useful some of those super features are to your business. More expensive testers will also help lighten your workload and improve business operations in the long run. Remember some features are more useful than others and do not forget the reasons why you are testing in the first place!

Your Budget

PAT prices tend to range from $900 to 9000 this likely highly impacts your decision so you should determine your actual budget so you’ll know what features you will get and more importantly what is essential for you that you must have.

PATs below $2,000 will work for many users wanting to test a basic range of equipment they are focused around compliance more than safety testing, data logs will often be by hand and these Users will generally have smaller volumes to test, meaning speed and efficiency aren’t as important, battery and Mains operation will now normally be available on these PATs also.

PATS above $2,000 like the cheaper PAT will have an RCD test as well as being able to easily store and retrieve data. More of these PATs are concerned with safety testing than mere compliance only testing, as compared to the cheaper ones, but there are still many popular and expensive PAT systems out there, that only enable compliance testing and not safety testing.

Something else to consider is 3phase testing, this could be a very big unexpected extra cost if you have not thought about it and then find that you have lots of 3 phase items that need testing.

Some PAT’s only require an additional leakage clamp to enable 3 phase testing allow $400 extra IF the PAT is designed to have the clamp attachment. (most are not).

High – end testers- will likely provide the complete solution( not necessarily 3phase or safety testing) and are perfect for those who operate a test and tag business or test and tag large appliance quantities in house and / or test high volumes. These testers often called SupaPATs will have printers and scanners in the complete package this enables you to re-test appliances and quickly gather information with minimal effort you also have the option to generate reports and automate retesting dates giving you more control over the data you collect another example of a great feature is on the new METROiPAT SupaPAT system this enables users to get different coloured tags from a single roll of material direct from the printer. This further enables a huge timesaving.

This PAT also has the ability to print a tag for the lead of the appliance when the lead is detachable from the appliance being tested and a second tag is required as per the requirements of ASNZS3760.

Another feature on a Seaward PAT is the inbuilt camera however whilst this could be handy on some occasions most users probably already have this function available via their mobile phone, an onboard 3 phase test function would probably have been more useful or better still the high current protective earth test which is also absent from this top of the range model from Seaward, it does however look very nice and can take your picture.

The above feature shows what some people’s priorities will be and maybe their lack of understanding in what testing is really about.

Recording Results

Writing your results by hand is good. However, this task will prove very difficult especially when you are testing hundreds of appliances and you need to keep track of each one. A PAT that comes with a scanner and printer is the wiser choice. The wisest option is a tester that stores your results which you can download later because it will save you much time, money, and effort in the future.

Auditability of the results is also desirable some systems allow users to change pass and fail settings this may sound good but it also allows for the pass /fail results to be compromised unchangeable locked in test codes are by far the most secure system. Any facilities manager contracting a test and tag provider will likely look for this type of security/ auditability and large ‘in-house’ testing managers to ensure the security/accuracy of the actual test results.

I do not think spending time or money on dodgy results is a good investment in safety.

Safety Focused or Compliance Focused

Here’s the thing if you choose the right PAT you can easily get speed, accuracy, auditability second to none… AND REAL SAFETY TESTING and all for no more (often less) than Compliance only box type ticking testing!

The very big difference is when the protective earth is tested to see if it’s safe it can be either tested at a very low test current ( likely way below what would happen in a dangerous fault situation ) or at a high realistic potential fault current.

So, what is the difference? Simply put the high current test proves the earth can successfully conduct a high current flow back to the ground effectively proving the protective earth works AND that someone holding on to the Appliance should not get

(a possibly) fatal electric shock.

Think of it this way would you rather wear a life jacket when out sailing that had been tested just to see if it floats …OR floats with a heavy weight attached!

Seems pretty obvious, I think.

Sonel metroEasi 10

  • Price: $2000
  • Earth test 200 milliamps and 10Amp
  • Most obvious pass/ fail testing displayed ( 4 methods)
  • Fail safe Pat  protection system( prevents damage to PAT  in case of incorrect lead input)
  • NO other handheld PAT currently has 10 amp protective earth test
  • Backlit LCD  display not ( Lignt up LCD )

MetroiPAT SUPAPAT

  • Most advanced PAT TESTING SYSTEM
  • Large Full color touch screen
  • Always ready to go — simply plugin to a power socket ( no need to take out of bag or open lid
  • User has different test modes I including auditable test codes
  • 3 phase testing capable ( accessories clamp required )
  • High current (10 and 25 amp protective earth test) as well as 200 milliamp.
  • Full Portable and fixed RCD testing including Ramp test
  • Largest on board memory ( 1million items)
  • Printing system enables dual tag printing for detachable leads and multicolored tags as well as ‘full record tags’ and variable length
  • Multiple selectable onboard logo
  • Built for the REAL TESTING person .. no cameras just the most advanced Full testing system.
  • System designed by Pat testing professionals for those serious about testing.
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Level 3 Update: We Are Back In Business

Well hi everyone,

The team at Metrotest hope you are all staying safe in your bubble, now let’s hope that as we’ve dropped to Level 3 life can start, be it slowly, to return to a more user friendly normal.

We were classified as an essential service; however this was irrelevant as just about everything was shut, we did however help with a few urgent DHB requests and were able to keep them working.

Moving forwards Metrotest is available, as before, to do all we were doing pre Convid-19.

For our NZ wide Test and Tag Service

Changes currently are that we seem to be locked out of government organisations (varies between region) and many universities; even though now is a perfect time to test as few staff are on these premises.
This means for our clients, both new and existing, that now is a perfect opportunity to get testing done as we can most likely start immediately and for many of you, your own workplaces will be less staffed making testing less disruptive.

We are very keen to get our Techs back working in a safe and secure manner so if you need testing done talk to us as we can offer some incentives at the moment, likely more than normal, so call and talk to Brent our National Testing Manager.

For NZ wide Training of Competent People for Test and Tag

During the Level 4 Lockdown and in Level 3 no face to face training has occurred. In Level 2 this will restart and is provisionally scheduled to start back again at the beginning of June, we don’t see it as likely to be put back, but depending on Government decisions, this is still possible and this is why we have said ‘provisionally starting’.
Training will be more controlled and numbers kept down to enable social distancing criteria.
Now is a good time to start booking this as demand from those wanting to do their own testing is increasing due to various Convid-19 related reasons and restrictions.
Please feel free to contact us directly if there is urgency around your training and we will endeavour to find a suitable solution for you.

Pat Calibrations and Repairs

Our Service Department is up and running again and able to perform calibrations on all PAT brands and most other test instruments.
Currently turnaround times are very quick, but we are expecting this to change so if you do not need to use a tester right now and it needs calibration shortly then send it in.
Just a reminder on repairs; we service and repair everything we sell as well as equipment which we did not sell, which is unusual amongst our competition; it is very rare for any repairs to go back to the manufacturer from us.
We also get quite a lot of ‘ too hard ‘ repairs from various Australian organisations …. not sure what that says!
One last thing if you are sending a PAT in for Calibration ask us about the MEDCAL which costs a little more than a standard calibration, but the PAT gets a service as well, think of it as preventative maintenance.

Labels / Tags and Consumables

Custom printed tough Labels and Tags are in high demand since we have reopened under Level 3, fortunately we have just received our latest bulk stock order, so stocks are currently readily available.
If you are ordering, please don’t leave it to the last minute as courier companies seem to be understandably having their issues like the rest of New Zealand.

Summing up

We should be able to help you with anything you need and also the item I didn’t mention which is very important which is Technical Support.
Any testing questions or concerns you have please give us a call.

Also please check our website for the latest super specials.

Happy testing and stay safe

The Metrotest Team

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What to look for in a Portable Appliance Tester

It is no secret that Metrotest believe in making sure you get the best tester for carrying out test and tag of appliances in the workplace.

This is why we test and trial Portable appliance testers before we start selling them, over the years we have found a few things that we think will help you decide on the best tester for you or your company.

we would consider it very unwise to purchase a PAT that does not do a leakage test at mains supply along with the following:

Earth Bond Class I – 200mA, 10 and 25Amps.

The Earth on an appliance is your lifeline and should be tested accordingly; the 200mA test is suitable for IT or sensitive type equipment however if you want to test something for safety then the best option is to ensure the item is tested at a high current. This will help to eliminate items that have begun to develop a fault but may not be able to be found using the lower current test.

Related Standards:

  1. AS/NZS 3004.1:2014 Electrical installations – Marinas and boats – Part 1: Marinas
  2. AS/NZS 3001:2008 Electrical Installations – Transportable structures and vehicles including their site supplies
  3. AS/NZS 3002:2008 Electrical installations – Shows and carnivals
  4. AS/NZS 3012:2019 Electrical installations – Construction and demolition sites
  5. AS/NZS 3019:2007 Electrical installations – Periodic verification
  6. AS/NZS 3551:2012 Management programs for medical equipment
  7. AS/NZS 5761:2011 In-service safety inspection and testing – Second-hand electrical equipment prior to sale
  8. AS/NZS 5762:2011 In-service safety inspection and testing – Repaired electrical equipment
  9.          Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010

Regulation 26: When fittings and appliances in use deemed to be electrically safe

250- and 500-Volt Insulation Test

Insulation testing is required under the AS/NZS 3760 however there is a very important part of this that needs to be considered; surge protected equipment will not handle being tested at 500V, if you purchase a tester that does not carry out a 250V insulation test, you will need to either carry out a leakage test or completely forget about testing surge protected equipment.

Load Test (Leakage Test)

This is the preferred test to meet obligations under AS/NZS3760 and is required to be carried out on any equipment that has internal switching resulting in the item being required to be powered up before it can be correctly assessed for electrical safety. There are several types of leakage testing, some of which are not suitable for meeting the requirement of AS/NZS3760.

Example:

You will need to be able to carry out a differential leakage test on three phase equipment to ensure the equipment works correctly, this is often carried out using a clamp and adaptor lead.

An insulation resistance test will not truly meet the requirements of the AS/NZS3760 in this instance.

Stores Results/Downloadable – entered via a keypad

Results/records are important and since the recent release of the updated AS/NZS3012 they are becoming more common a request from auditors, the easiest way to be able to prove that you are testing/having your equipment tested correctly is to have full records available with numerical values that show exactly what was tested and how, the numerical results should show the values of the tests that were carried out thereby eliminating risk of fraudulent testing.

All of these suggestions are made by a company that carries out test and tag as our core business, we do not simply sell portable appliance testers or test and tag training we are a test and tag business with years of experience designing and perfecting test equipment for our own use. Now we are sharing it with you.

 

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EMEX: NZ’s Largest Manufacturing and Engineering Industry Trade Show Happening This 5-7 May 2020

 

Celebrating over 40 years of engineering excellence, Engineering, Machinery & Electronics Exhibition (EMEX), will again showcase great advances in technology in the manufacturing and engineering industry in a three-day event this coming 5 to 7 of May 2020 at ASB Showgrounds, Auckland.

As the largest manufacturing and engineering trade show in New Zealand, this year’s event will be exceptional as it will feature how far technology and innovation have come in New Zealand’s manufacturing and engineering sectors for over four decades. 

This years event will mark the incredible milestones of all the companies that have been with EMEX for over 40 years. Visitors can expect a lot from all exhibitors as they showcase and feature all the technological advances that they have achieved in all those years.  

Aside from showcasing advanced technologies on manufacturing and engineering industry, this year’s EMEX will also host leading keynote speakers, top-notch innovators and new-age thinkers which will make the event more exciting. 

Moreover, the event is expecting over 5,000 buyers who are on the lookout for the next product, service, and technology that will help them further enhance and improve their workplace and business operations.

Gone are the days of walkmans, fax machine, and the first cellphone that came in the market, that were now replaced with more innovative and advanced technology that made everyone’s life easier. With this kind of changes, the event will try to look back on all the products that we used in the past that has pioneered all the successful technology and innovation that we are all experiencing today. 

Aside from that, it will also look into the mind-blowing advances and changes in the future brought by the digital age. 

With all the exciting things that are line up in the event, everyone will surely get their time and money’s worth. 

Moreover, with over 40 years of innovations, thousands of buyers won’t be disappointed with the good line up of exhibitors that are ready to showcase their technologically advanced and innovative products and services. 

And one of the many exhibitors that will be joining the largest manufacturing and engineering trade show in New Zealand, is Metrotest Electrical Safety

Metrotest is one of the leading suppliers of electrical safety equipment and trusted training provider for electrical safety testing ‘competency’ in New Zealand and Australia.

About Metrotest

Most companies neglect the importance of having electrical safety tests in their workplace. That is why Metrotest found a solution of creating and designing their own electrical safety testing technology to help make every employee safe in the workplace. 

Not only that, they have also proven their credentials by being AS/NZS3760 Committee members on Standards New Zealand. They are accredited to provide electrical safety products and services such as: 

  • Competency training and assessment on electrical safety
  • Provide nationwide testing and tagging service
  • Provide training for AS/NZS3760 and AS/NZS3551/5761/5762 compliance
  • Provide training for Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB)
  • Direct import of many brands and testers

Metrotest is also one of the providers of a wide range of portable appliance testers in Australia and New Zealand. They also offer assessments on what you need when it comes to electrical safety. They can also do a full back up repair, calibrations, servicing, etc., so your business operations won’t be affected. 

With the aim of creating advanced and up to date technologies, products and services when it comes to electrical safety, Metrotest is a must-see and must-visit exhibitor in the upcoming EMEX manufacturing and engineering trade show. 

Come and see EMEX this 05 to 07 May 2020 and make sure to check out and visit Metrotest and see the best products and services when it comes to electrical safety. 

See you there!

 

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PAT Tester With Printer

Are you looking for the best Portable Appliance Tester (PAT) in the market? Do you want to do the testing yourself? At Metrotest Electrical Safety, you not only find products to purchase, you can also get training to go with them you’re guided and safe.

What Are Portable Appliance Testers?

A Portable Appliance Tester consists of a number of testing instruments created into one case. Its main objective is to easily, quickly, and accurately test appliances and electrical equipment.

Unlike other types of test equipment, a PAT does not have multiple test leads to be attached and inserted. Simply plug the appliance into the PAT and one fly lead called the “wander lead” is attached to the equipment that you are testing.

Once the appliance has been tested, the PAT will show the results as pass or fail. Depending on the tester, it also gives actual readings and no interpretation of results is usually required.

PAT: All-in-One Equipment

Technicians tend to choose a PAT because it has everything they need all in one equipment. Sure, they can use a combination of other test instruments but that slows down and complicates the testing process. This requires more time and training from the operator.

PAT is the number one choice for electrical testing because of its speed, ease of use, and practicality. For non-electricians, it is the only and safest choice.

Technicians who test appliances need more than just a PAT, they need one with a printer as part of the package.

Why Choose Metrotest Electrical Safety

Do you know why Metrotest Electrical Safety is your best choice when it comes to PAT Testers and trainings? The reason is simple – we offer nothing but the best. Our goal is to deliver the necessary equipment and training to you, our customers.

If you’re looking for PAT Testers with printers, here are some of the models available on the Metrotest Electrical Safety website:

  1. Sonel Metro EasiPAT

This product is available for purchase or for hire. There’s an option that includes a printer in the package that you purchase.

This amazing little fully functioned Portable Appliance Tester is the next step in do it yourself (DIY) testing.

The package includes:

  • PRCD (portable Residual Current Device) testing
  • Battery & mains operated (requires mains for powered up leakage testing)
  • Powered up leakage testing
  • Insulation testing
  • Polarity testing
  • Earth Test: 200mA, 10A
  • Flashing warning lights when used for powered up testing-providing extra safety for the operator
  • 1 Push test selection
  • Bright Pass/Fail Indicator
  • Light up LCD display
  • Direct Wi-Fi Capable
  • Great carry bag with room for all your accessories and mini thermal transfer printer (Tough Tags)

The tester has a built-in basic memory recall, which can be downloaded with Sonel Pats Reader and is able to do basic printing. A future App is planned for development.

2. Metro iPAT SupaPAT

Our newest, most comprehensive, and user-friendly PAT comes in a complete testing package. Included are thermal transfer printer, scanner, and comprehensive software all neatly contained in a specially designed carry bag.

The package includes:

  • Sonel Metro iPAT Portable Appliance Tester Standard Set
  • Symbol Laser Scanner
  • CG2 Thermal Transfer Label Printer
  • Roll of 400 Tough Vinyl (Valeron stock) Labels and Ribbon
  • USB download cable
  • All Connection cables from Printer to PAT
  • Customized Business logo for Printer (additional software required to change logo)
  • Handmade custom vinyl bag
  • 1 year warranty

This product comes with trainings that you can book ahead of time on the website.

3. Metro iPAT

This PAT Model is designed to make testing easier and faster without compromising on safety. The newly developed operating system is both user friendly for the testing technician and rich in features for the varied needs of testing companies and their clients. Retesting has become easier with the introduction Dual Time Tags (DTT) and a whole new tagging system.

Key Features:

  • Designed around the needs of AS/NZS3760 (not adapted to) by a nationwide Test & Tag Company
  • Real Safety testing (including high current earth bond test), speed, audit ability and a truly flexible operating system sets it apart from its’ nearest competitor
  • Custom Designable ‘Help Menu’/Site inductions/Individual SOPS/JSA/Task Analysis sign off signature can all be placed on-board
  • Full color touch screen to enable easy access, fast and efficient testing and data input without the need of other devices and minimizing paper based systems
  • Output voltage and frequency constantly displayed
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Manual & automatic test codes
  • Single test ability
  • RCD tests both installation and portable RCDs including ramp test.
  • Dual Time’ tagging and printing
  • Comprehensive download software Sonel PAT+ with easy data management
  • USB flash drive downloadable

These are just a few of the vast array of PAT Testers with printers. Take your pick among the many choices featured on our website. We guarantee you high quality products and top notch training to help you use your brand new equipment properly.