Seaward has extended the capabilities of its new PowerPlus 1557 electrical installation tester with the introduction of a complementary label printer for on the spot cable tagging and distribution board marking.
The new PowerPlus 1557 is said to be the electrical industry's first fully integrated 17th edition inspection and certification tester. This tester incorporates electronic versions of all main test certificates so that test data is automatically entered into the correct certificate fields as testing is undertaken.
Now the PowerSolutions concept has been further extended with the availability of a new battery powered Test n Tag thermal transfer printer for cable tags and labels giving contractors the ability to clearly label electrical wiring in line with circuit drawings and system schematics.
Bluetooth connection to the PowerPlus 1557 enables the printer to produce distinctive and highly durable tags and labels quickly on-site at the press of a button allowing immediate identification of all cables and wiring systems.
The Test n Tag printer comes with a range of cartridge options. Self laminating wire markers can be produced for standard periodic inspection requirements, as well as laminated labels for use on consumer units, distribution boards and electrical circuits.
For new wiring installations the Test n Tag system can print heat shrink sleeves for individual wire and cable marking. The printed sleeving can be produced in a range of colours with all appropriate inspection, maintenance and identification information.
The innovative new PowerPlus 1557 labelling system ensures the correct marking of electric cables as testing is being carried out – saving time and money and eliminating the use of hand written labels.
The lightweight PowerPlus 1557 multifunction tester has been designed for maximum productivity and gives significant improvement in efficiency compared with paper or PDA based systems. Unique onboard electronic certificate software enables test data to be recorded directly by the tester using a replica of the inspection and test certificate. Data can be validated in the field to check for errors or omissions avoiding the need for costly repeat site visits.
The instrument's integral ‘certificate assistant' software also holds many of the commonly used tabulated values and look-up tables avoiding the need to take bulky reference material onsite.
When inspection and testing is complete, the certificate held inside the PowerPlus 1557 tester can be transferred to the accompanying PowerPlus PC software to produce PDF or printed certificates for customers in line with the 17th edition wiring regulations.
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