When properly specified, socket testers provide a fast and effective solution to identify potentially unsafe installations and wiring faults. They can be particularly useful as a service tool for identifying potentially unsafe conditions prior to installing new plant and equipment. Socket testers are not an alternative to the full verification of wiring installations, however they are an essential tool for all maintenance teams as a first line indicator.
Annual calibration of test and measurement equipment is recommended by the vast majority of manufacturers and it may also be appropriate to carry out more frequent calibration should test results start to fluctuate. However, the processes behind loss of accuracy are often little understood and they are influenced by a wide array of factors. This article aims to explain the influences behind variations in accuracy and clarify the actual calibration process your tester will undergo when it comes to our laboratory.
The vast majority of electrical tests require a test lead to link the tester or meter to the installation in question. We stock leads from Extech, Kewtech, Megger, Metrel and more. Other handy accessories in our range include documents, publications, cases, certificates and tools.
We want to make sure that we are your preferred one stop shop for everything you require, whether it be aftermarket spares for your test equipment, or perhaps an IET publication to start college with or as a spare for the van.
A such, we stock a wide range of test leads, electrical testing accessories, IET publications and contractor tools – all designed to make life easier when testing onsite.
Perhaps you require a carry case or a new set of leads for your Megger, Metrel, Kewtech, Martindale, Dilog or other MFT, or you may have seen a set of light fitting adaptors to speed up testing a lighting circuit, rest assured we have the correct leads and accessories suitable for your requirement.
We also supply a range of IET publications, offering good value BS7671 bundles that include the wiring regulations, the onsite guide and guidance note 3. Other standalone publications are also available for specific industries such as Electric Vehicle Charge Point Testing, Photovoltaic Testing, and PAT testing.
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