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Upgrade kit makes testers IEE Code compatible

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Seaward has introduced a special upgrade kit to enable those responsible for maintaining electrical safety in the workplace to carry out portable appliance testing in accordance with the latest IEE Code of Practice.

The upgrade kit comprises an RC750 RCD tester and a handheld PAT Checkbox which are supplied together in a lightweight carrying case with all test leads.

The revised IEE code of practice recommends that RCDs are tested when performing periodic portable appliance testing and that regular checks of the accuracy of instruments should be carried out between formal calibrations.

Although many Seaward PAT testers are equipped with an integral RCD test facility, some of the instruments do not have this facility. The new Seaward PAT upgrade kit therefore provides a practical solution to enables users of such testers to comply with the IEE code.

The Seaward RC 750, which also meets 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, is a handheld digital tester which has all test options selectable from the large front panel. Constant current circuitry ensures measurement accuracy of and is supplied complete with all necessary test leads.

The new Seaward PAT Checkbox has been designed to provide a safe and simple, yet effective means of ensuring the in-service accuracy of portable appliance testers – including non-Seaward branded instruments – and the earth bond, insulation, flash and earth leakage tests carried out on electrical equipment.

The requirements for RCD testing and regular in-service test accuracy are both included in third edition of the IEE Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

The new upgrade kit forms part of a comprehensive range of portable appliance test equipment that includes test instrumentation, test accessories and test record keeping management software.


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