Portable Appliance Testers

Portable Appliance Testers

PATs start in price from around $1000 but these will be PATs that can only test the earth at 200 milliamps – legal but not, in our opinion, designed for ‘safety’ rather just for ‘compliance’. To get a PAT that checks for compliance and safety, which will test the protective earth at 10 Amp or 10,000 milliamps, you will likely need to spend around $1700.  The expensive PATs will normally be a complete system and can cost as much as $8500.

Here is something you need to know; just because you spend $8500 does not mean you get a PAT that tests for compliance and safety – there is one with a camera built in where the system costs around $8500 which still only tests at 200 milliamps for the protective earth.

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Most people will likely, if interested in safety, need to spend somewhere between $1700 and $6000 on a tester.

Many PATs have an on-board memory and now commonly can print tough tags directly from the PAT memory via a suitable label/tag printer.

Memory Capacity of a PAT

Many advanced PATs have an onboard memory ranging from being able to save 1,000 items to 1,000,000 items – most PATs now will save around 10,000 to 50,000 items.

Memory size is not critical in most situations as PATs should have data transferred regularly in case of loss or theft.  Various options are available on PATs for downloading test results including via USB and memory sticks, WIFI and direct WIFI.  There are also Apps available for direct communication from your smartphone to the tester for saving results where a tester does not have an internal memory.

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  • Portable Appliance Testers

    • Metro iPAT SupaPAT

      Our newest, most comprehsnise and user friendly PAT in a complete testing package with thermal transfer printer, scanner, and comprehensive software all neatly contained in a specially designed carry bag. 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...
    • Metro iPAT

      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....
    • Sonel EasiPAT

      This amazing little (PAT) fully functioned Portable Appliance Tester is the next step in do it yourself testing.   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  Flashing warning lights when used for powered up testing-providing extra safety...
    • Megger 150R

      The PAT150R is a cost-effective, full functionality portable appliance tester (PAT) which is ideal for use in a wide variety of PAT testing applications. The PAT 150R includes dual insulation test voltages, can be used to test portable equipment, has exclusive 10ma/30mA portable RCD lead testing, adjustable PASS testing limits and mains powered leakage testing...
    • Metro 6201A

      The 6201A is a good basic entry level portable appliance tester for low volume applications where hand writing of tags and manual recording of information is all that is required Key Features: Large LCD display Rotating test selector – meaning ‘no tampering’ Tests single Phase Appliances up to 10A Earth Test: 100mA, 10A . Insulation...