The PAT400 series from Megger is a new generation of downloading portable appliance testers, fully testing portable electrical equipment to the latest edition of the Code of Practice for the In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. There are 3 products in the range; the PAT410 providing a low-profile 230 V only solution without the added weight required of 110 V operation, plus a database capacity for up to 10,000 test results. The PAT420 provides the same extensive memory and downloading capability, and has the added features of 110 V operation, and also 10 A and 25 A earth bond testing. The PAT450, the top of the range, has all of these features and includes 1.5 kV and 3 kV flash testing, ideal for tool hire outlets and service workshops where flash testing is routine. All products in the range have a high duty-cycle, with the design tailored to fast testing, easy operation, and all-day use. The PAT400s feature a unique fast-re-start, so that when moving the tester from one room to another, it re-starts instantly from the same menu where it was unplugged. This is a significant timesaver, so allowing more tests per day.
USB communication provides convenient download to a standard USB memory stick., and an on-board 10,000 record memory provides interruption-free testing for improved efficiency, with a large QWERTY keypad for fast data entry. Data is directly compatible with Megger PowerSuite® software for professional certification, and all products have the option of a barcode scanner and a thermal transfer barcode label printer operating directly from the USB port. Thermal transfer labels are highly resistant, stable and easily available. The PAT420 and PAT450 have dual 230 V and 110 V operation for complete industrial, commercial and residential applications.
5 soft-keys give direct access to frequently used functions, accelerating navigation through menus and therefore increasing productivity, where time is money. Both standard and customer configurable test groups are available for fast, flexible asset testing.
Tests available in the range include 250 V and 500 V insulation tests, 200 mA, 10 A and 25 A earth bond tests, differential, touch and alternative (substitute) leakage tests, operational VA tests, RCD trip-tests for portable RCDs, anti-surge and RCD protected extension leads and power cords. RCD testing is now a requirement of the UK Code of Practice.
Accessories supplied with all models include a combined earth-bond and insulation test lead, an adaptor for testing 230 V extension leads, a laptop power supply adaptor, and a carry-case for convenient product and lead storage. All instruments also include Download Manager software, to enable data to be converted into a CSV file which can be read on a PC.
Megger PowerSuite software can be purchased to compliment any PAT400, providing full databased asset management and professional electronic certificate generation, providing options for multiple clients and locations.