PAT Testing using Seaward Apollo 600

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Are there members of this group using the Apollo 600? Would like to share experience using Apollo 600.
 

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i use an apollo 500,
i believe they are basically the same except the 500 doesn't have a camera.
 

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I would like to carry out fixed wire testing , for appliances that are wired ex. hand driers. I want to know the exact procedure of doing this test.
 

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you cannot use pat testing machines for fixed wire testing, you have to be a qualified electrician to do this...

for hand dryers you can either do a visual test (look for damage and make sure the dryer switches on and off properly)

or you can disconnect the hand dryer at the isolator and use a safe block to connect it to the machine, then test in the normal way.

again you shouldn't be opening up switches unless you are a qualified spark..
 
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Thanks for your reply, buzzer. The safest way is to use a safe block as you recommended. Occasionaly I am asked to test fixed equipment but have done visual test only.
 

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using the safeblock is the dangerous method.

switch it on,
if it comes on and switches itself off ok, then slap a sticker on it.. lol
 
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