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Cropico tester meets health premises’ MEIGaN requirements

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Engineers  responsible for the safe condition of patient  treatment  suites  and medical  diagnostic rooms can take advantage of an easy-to-use  test  instrument that's compliant with the latest medical electrical installation requirements.

Now  available from Cropico, the handheld DO4002 digital ohmmeter enables health sector facilities managers and electrical service engineers to meet the earthing and  equipotential bonding tests required by the Medical Electrical Installation Guidance Notes (MEIGaN).

The  MEIGaN  guidance  requires  the  measurement  of  resistance  between  each protective earth terminal, socket outlet or every accessible metal part and  the earth reference bar in patient medical environments.

In  the  revised guidance a minimum test current of 1A is now permitted and  the maximum acceptable resistance is 0.1Ù.

The  DO4002  digital ohmmeter has been specifically developed for this  type  of electro  medical installation testing. A special lightweight design  and  single push  button  test  operation, with a large direct reading display  of  measured values allows maximum ease of use and total portability.

Importantly,  the  tester is battery powered which means that  readings  can  be taken  without  the  risk of earth leakage currents from the main  power  supply interfering with resistance measurements.

In  addition, the availability of extended lead lengths of up to 20 metres means that  room  sockets are all accessible from a single point and  individual  plug tests can be undertaken fast and effectively.

The  rugged  DO4002  incorporates  a  number  of  advanced  features  to  ensure measurement accuracy including forward and reverse current measurement with auto averaging,  true  current zero, long scale length and a  selectable  measurement range from 4m to 400 with respective resolutions between 1 and 100m.

The  DO4002  forms  part  of  a  comprehensive range  of  precision  measurement instruments available from Cropico Ltd, part of the Seaward Group.


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