Bellevue, WA (PressExposure) September 23, 2009 -- PAT Testers supplied by brands like Fluke are the most commonly used testing equipment in the United Kingdom for routine check of electrical appliances. Almost all testers are portable, and available as either the simple Pass/Fail types which conduct very basic tests not requiring electrical skills, and as more advanced forms which check for detailed electrical parameters in an equipment.
Common Fluke PAT testersare available in two main models, the Fluke 6200 Portable Tester and the Fluke 6500 Portable Appliance Tester. Fluke testers are durable and reliable as they conform to all testing and safety guidelines. While Fluke 6200 Tester can test all class I and II appliances with accuracy, Fluke 6500 Tester is capable of conducting various pretests on gadgets, and also has a flash memory that enables recording and storage of data for later analysis.
Fluke 6200 Portable Tester conducts programmed Pass/Fail tests, provides easy reading through a back lit display, and sturdy main socket for connection to appliance, along with a separate IEC socket for extension testing. The tests this model can perform include Earth bonding, insulation tests to 500 V, tests for leakage of PE, touch and substitute currents.
Fluke 6500 Portable Tester is an easy to use machine with one-touch key for every test, back lit display for easy reading, a main socket and an IEC socket, keyboard for data storage, flash memory to record data and preset and auto test sequences among other features.
In addition to the testers, both models are also available in the market in form of respective tester kits; each kit is equipped with a mainframe, extension lead test adapter, application pass/fail labels, and bar code scanner and number labels.
With these reliable testing equipments, PAT testing is made to become a reliable way of maintaining the safety of any given equipment.