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Megger makes it easy to get to know PAT

Supplier: Megger
18 February, 2010

For colleges and other establishments that offer courses in portable appliance testing, the new Megger PAT320 PAT testers are excellent instruments to use for training and teaching purposes.

The straightforward operation of the testers makes it easy to show trainees how to carry out PAT tests, while their robust construction means that they are well able to withstand the rough and tumble of regular classroom use.

Megger PAT320 testers are also very competitively priced, making them affordable not only for the training institutions themselves, but also for students who, on completion of their courses, would like to buy the same instrument they have used while learning.

Novice users will also appreciate Megger's free technical helpline, where the company's experts are happy to provide advice and answer questions on every aspect of PAT testing.

Ready to use in automatic mode straight from the box, the new testers feature full colour displays that show test data and results clearly and unambiguously, and pushbuttons identified with icons to initiate test sequences. A handy pass/fail mode with user-defined limits is also available, which makes routine testing particularly fast and straightforward.

For convenience and as an aid to productivity, the testers incorporate a replaceable internal back-up battery that allows them to retain their operating status for periods of up to five minutes when they are switched off. This is a big time saver, since it eliminates the need for the tester to reboot every time testing is briefly interrupted, something that is a frequent occurrence in training situations.

Megger PAT320 testers allow bond testing to be carried out at 250 mA, 10 A and 25 A, and are continuously rated for all currents. This means that testing will never be held up because the tester has overheated, shut itself down, or switched to a reduced current operating mode.

In addition to the default automatic mode, the testers support manual testing. They also offer facilities for testing plug-in RCDs.

Megger's new PAT320 portable appliance testers are supplied complete with a calibration certificate, a printed quick-start guide, a full user guide on CD, a continuity/earth bond lead and probe, an extension lead adaptor and a carrying case.

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