Seaward Apollo 500+ PAT Tester - 5th Edition Compliant

  • Massive internal memory stores up to 10,000 appliance records and PAT testing results
  • Fully compliant with the IET Code of Practice 5th edition and BSEN 50699 electrical testing protocols
  • Electrical Risk Assessment Tool that will calculate suggested risk based retest periods
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Kit includes: 230V adaptor | Cloverleaf adaptor | 1000 Pass / 1000 Fail labels | Plug checker cards | 1 Year PATGuard 3 software licence | Guide to portable appliance testing

Seaward Apollo 500+ PAT Tester - 5th Edition Compliant

The Seaward Apollo 500 Plus PAT Tester is designed to provide simple, professional rapid testing and is the ideal solution to high-volume testing needs. A 'plug and play' style instrument with advanced data transfer capabilities, enhanced storage features and fully equipped with a comprehensive array of electrical tests. The 500+ model even includes an incorporated risk assessment tool for determining a risk-based suggested retest period.

Updated to be fully compliant with the 5th edition of the IET Code of Practice, the Apollo 500+ includes functions such as:

  • Pass/Fail limit of 5mA for all protective & touch leakage tests in line with 5th edition
  • New Test sequence for Class 2 FE equipment

The Seaward Apollo 500+ is an intuitive downloading PAT Testing device from Seaward that combines ease of use with a wide selection of high specification features. Built with demanding PAT Testers in mind, it is designed to speed up general testing on 230V, 110V appliances and IT equipment. An extensive firmware update allows the tester to offer an improved interface, QR capability and it now comes with an external battery pack. The Seaward Apollo 500+ PAT Tester is a fast innovative Tester for users looking for versatility combined with simplicity.

The Seaward Apollo 500+ PAT Tester boasts several updates from the previous Apollo 500. Firstly, the tester is capable of producing QR-coded PAT labels via a Seaward Test n Tag Elite 2 Printer and also reading them via a Seaward scanner. The QR-coded labels can be read via the end user’s smartphone so the customer has ready access to test data. Improved firmware brings a better interface and a database search function, whilst an external battery pack allows the user to swap batteries in the field minimising downtime.

Improving upon an already excellent menu system, the Seaward Apollo 500 Plus allows the user to easily navigate to mains powered tests such as Touch Current, Earth Leakage or RCD Trip Time tests. The tester is even versatile enough to test 3 phase equipment and perform point to point testing on fixed appliances. Along with performing battery powered tests the Apollo 500+ can be plugged into the mains ensuring there is no down time while on large jobs.

Compact, lightweight and extremely portable, the Apollo 500+ is downloadable so you don't have to be continuously writing PAT certificates during your working day. The Apollo 500+ can fit comfortably within the user’s hands allowing for one handed testing which can now be performed with ease. Despite the small size the tester comes complete with a full QWERTY keypad featuring five recognisable function buttons and a large high definition colour display. The bright backlit display will benefit anyone who wishes to regularly perform and track complex tests in their entirety.

The Seaward Apollo 500+ PAT Tester ensures users can now comply with the latest edition of the IET Code of Practice 5th Edition and the guidelines introduced by HSE (Health and Safety Executive).

Risk Assessment Tool

As market leaders Seaward have introduced a Risk based assessment tool to further improve the Apollo 500+ and the PAT Testing process as a whole. The tool is based on the latest IET Code of Practice which allows users to calculate individual re-test dates based on the risk associated with using each appliance. This pioneering feature provides users with the means to accurately schedule and manage the electrical safety procedures within their workplace. This not only prevents unnecessary tasks taking up operator time, it also prevents overzealous testing.

Detailed Record Keeping & Data Transfer Capabilities

Seaward have combined unique design with functionality by incorporating a massive memory capable of storing 10,000 results along with USB, Bluetooth download and upload compatibility. The tester is designed to be used with Seaward PATGuard 3 software which allows a user to keep track of test history and produce PAT certificates and detailed risk assessment reports. PATGuard 3 is now compatible with PC, tablets and Smartphones.

A full firmware update has improved the user interface by enabling quicker navigation through saved results and introducing a search function. It also enables the customisation of user access levels through the password-protected user account system. The Seaward Apollo 500+ PAT Tester has several recommended accessories including the Seaward Bluetooth Test and Tag Elite Printer and Seaward Bluetooth Scanner which are available to speed up the asset labelling and the recognition process.

As the Seaward Apollo 500+ is now capable of scanning and printing QR codes, it can convey more information than a traditional 1D bar code. Asset ID, site, location, most recent test and next scheduled test date can all be scanned in an instant. The QR Data Viewer app can be installed on Android and iOS devices and this allows end users to scan labels and share information over e-mail.

IET 5th Edition and BSEN 50699 Compliant

The Seaward Apollo 500+ is fully compatible with the test limits published in both the 5th Edition IET Code of Practice, and the BSEN 50699 Recurrent Tests of Electrical Equipment standard. Simply choose the guidelines you choose to work with on the PAT tester, and the tester will compare measured results with those published, providing users with a clear pass/fail indication.

Read more about the differences between the guidance published in the 5th Edition IET Code of Practice and BSEN 50699 Recurrent Tests of Electrical Equipment, by reading our blog post here.

Seaward Apollo 500+ PAT Testing Kits Available

The Seaward Apollo 500+ can also be purchased in a range of kits, offering you a selection of adaptors, printers and scanners, as well as subscription options for Seaward's PATGuard 3 software. For more information on the kits available, please click here.

Key Features

  • Downloadable PAT tester
  • Responsive QWERTY keyboard with recognisable function buttons
  • Plug and Play technology with easy to navigate menus
  • Comprehensive electrical safety tests
  • Innovative Risk Assessment Tool
  • Battery powered and portable (weighing just 1.5kg)
  • Stores and downloads up to 10,000 appliance records
  • Features high definition colour display
  • Transfers data remotely from field to office
  • Supplied with 25 pre-defined auto sequence tests
  • PASS/FAIL limit of 5mA for protective & touch leakage tests
  • Test sequence for Class 2 FE equipment
  • Communicates via Bluetooth to Seaward PAT label printers and scanners
  • Carries out tests to ensure full compliance with the 5th Edition IET Code of Practice
  • Point to point testing for fixed appliances
  • Downloads into Seaward PATGuard 3 software
  • Supplied with UKAS calibration certificate and a 2 year warranty
  • Password controller user accounts
  • 1D & 2D Scanner connectivity
  • Print pass & fail labels with both 1D & 2D barcodes

Seaward part number: 380A928

Which Seaward Apollo is right for me?

General Features Seaward Apollo 400+ Seaward Apollo 500+ Seaward Apollo 600+
5th Edition Compliant
BSEN 50699 Compliant
Battery & mains powered
Colour Screen & QWERTY keypad
Large internal memory 2000 records 10,000 records 50,000 records + 2000 images
Bluetooth Scanner & printer compatible
Password controlled user accounts  
Set up multiple users with varying levels of privileges  
Clone facility to set up multiple testers  
Checkbox supplied as standard  
Test Inspection Features Seaward Apollo 400+ Seaward Apollo 500+ Seaward Apollo 600+
Enter asset description after test using keypad or barcode scanner
Comprehensive electrical safety test features
Point to point measurement (Rpe & IR) ✔ (Optional Accessory Required)
User configurable electrical test/visual inspection sequences 25 100 100
User set sites & locations 50 50 100
Auto-increment asset ID  
PAT setup option to allow for custom menus  
Risk based retest period calculator  
User definable comments lines against test records   4 4
Configurable checklists for any workplace test or inspection (user tests)  
On-board camera    
Universal risk assessment    
Health & safety certificates    
Data Transfer Features Seaward Apollo 400+ Seaward Apollo 500+ Seaward Apollo 600+
1D & 2D scanner connectivity Reads 1D data only
Bluetooth connectivity
Remote data transfer via mobile device ✔ (Android Only) ✔ (Android Only) ✔ (Android & iOS)
Download to PC via USB cable
Filter results to be downloaded
Select various label formats to print 6 6 6
Print pass & fail labels with 1D barcode
Print pass & fail labels with 2D barcode  
Read 2D barcode labels with 2D scanner  
Add your company logo to labels (large 1D labels only)  
Upload previous results to tester for retest  
RFID reader connectivity    
Data transfer via USB flash drive    

We know the importance of getting the right instrument for the job, so we now offer a "Try Before You Buy" option on many of our products to help you make a more informed buying decision. Simply give us a call or click here to find out more.

What's In The Box?

  • Seaward Apollo 500+ PAT Tester Part Number 380A913
  • Apollo Calibration Checkbox
  • UKAS Calibration Certificate
  • 2 Year Warranty (requires product registration)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 30 Day Free Trial of PATGuard 3 Software
  • Mains Power Lead
  • 2 x Test Leads with Probes/Croc Clips
  • 0.5m IEC Lead
  • USB Download Cable
  • Carry Case

Earth Continuity (Rpe)

  • Test Current: +/- 200mA DC
  • Display Range: 0.05 – 19.99Ω
  • Pass Value: User Defined

Insulation Resistance (IR)

  • Test Voltage: 500V / 250V DC @ 1mA nominal
  • Display Range: 0.101MΩ - 19.99MΩ
  • Pass Value: User Defined

IEC Lead Test

  • Test voltage: 5V AC nominal
  • Test: Live / Neutral Checks for o/c, s/c and crossed polairty

Protective Conductor Current/Load

  • Test Voltage: Supply voltage, maximum load current 16A
  • Display Ranges: 0.25mA to 19.99mA
  • Pass Value: User Defined

Touch Current

  • Test Voltage: Supply Voltage, maximum load current 16A
  • Display Range: 0.10 – 5mA
  • Pass Value: User defined

Load Power/Current

  • Test Voltage: 230V +10%, -15%, maximum load current 16A
  • Test Duration: Programmable up to a maximum of 240s
  • Display Range: 0.50A – 16.00A

Substitue (Alternative) Leakage Current

  • Test Voltages: >25Vac <50Vac
  • Display Range: 0.20mA to 19.99mA
  • Pass Value: User Defined

RCD Test

  • Test Voltage: 230V +10%,-15%
  • Test Current: 30mA / 150mA rms sinusoidal
  • Display Range: 0ms - 2000ms
  • Test method: Internal isolation to avoid tripping distribution board RCD

Power Socket Test

  • Voltage Range: 207V – 253V AC
  • Indicates configuration of voltage potential:
    - Line potential phase to earth
    - Line potential phase to neutral
    - Line potential neutral to earth


  • Memory size: 10,000 records
  • Weight: 1.5kg
  • Dimensions: 230mm x 150mm x 100mm
  • Power Source: Mains or Rechargeable battery pack