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The Importance and Benefits of Portable Testing
A Portable Appliance Tester (PAT) is an instrument that is dedicated solely to the safety testing of portable electrical equipment in accordance with recognized national and local standards. Depending on locale, these standards may have been enacted into law. They may be requirements of specific industries or trade organizations, or just a good idea. In many cases, manufacturers of electrical consumer products who wish to export to foreign markets will be required, sometimes by national law, to assure the products have been safety tested. If testing is performed at time of manufacture, it will save money, aggravation and ill will that could result from having the products fail in the destination country. 
Published: 27 March 2018
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Testing appliances with long power cords
When testing appliances with long power cords, usually longer than 5m, it can be necessary to allow for the additional cord resistance. Most modern Portable Appliance Testers have pre programmed pass limits. These are based on the limits specified in the Code of Practise for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. However, the true pass limit depends on the appliance to be tested. The pre-programmed limit may not be suitable for all appliances. Moving the goal posts can be justified in particular circumstances when a test initially fails.
Published: 8 March 2018
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A guide to power quality testing
A comprehensive guide to testing power quality.
Published: 7 March 2018
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Continuity and Low Resistance Testing
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Published: 6 March 2018
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Pre-locating faults with alternative method to arc reflection
While the share of installed cables without a jacket generally continues to decrease, the unjacketed cables that remain continue to age. As they do so, it is increasingly likely that a fault will develop on these cables. It can be particularly troublesome to locate faults on unjacketed cables as normal Time Domain Reflectometry, or radar, based fault location techniques often do not work, due to the corrosion of the neutral wires. While there is no guaranteed action that would result in locating the fault, this paper will outline some advanced methods, based on field experience, that can help when locating these types of faults. This paper was an article presented at NETA in 2017 and will discuss the Impulse Current method, which does not rely on the neutral wires being intact, in both a theoretical and practical light. 
Published: 14 February 2018
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CABA Win
PC software for Circuit breaker analysis 
Published: 8 February 2018
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Measuring current on a CT secondary circuit
In some cases, measuring actual current on the primary conductor is not possible and the user may have to measure current on the secondary circuit of a CT. In this case, the MPQ can be programmed to display the actual primary current values instead of the current measured on the CT secondary circuit. This is done by following the steps given below.
Published: 5 January 2018
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Measuring operational low voltage networks
Low voltage cable faults are often unstable, so they can only be located when the cable is conducting live voltage. Testing under these conditions is extremely hazardous, so separations filters, as well as constructional safety methods, should be employed at all times.
Published: 18 December 2017
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Low voltage network structures
Low voltage networks are a huge national investment, under daily pressure to give out power for hours at a time to a plethora of electrical appliances. It is therefore essential that their cables and transformers are tested often to prevent outage. To effectively test the components in low voltage networks, it’s important to know the different types of systems within them and how they are structured.
Published: 18 December 2017
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Intro to fault location in low voltage networks
Fault occurrences in medium voltage networks are usually covered by redundancy in the system which, with appropriate switching, usually ensures a relatively uninterrupted continuation of the supply for the customer. A lengthy wait until the fault can be corrected only results in the increased risk of a second failure in this area, creating a customer outage that cannot be restored by switching.
Published: 18 December 2017
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