How do I use my PAT Tester?

How do I use my PAT Tester?. If I had a pound for every time I went to a site which has a ‘PAT Test’ device, but they didn’t know how to use it, I would be a rich man.

In general, there aren’t that many differences between devices, but some manufacturers have slightly different ways of doing things. It’s a bit like driving a Ford car for 20 years, then changing to a Peugeot. In essence, they are same, but with manufacturer specific differences.

If the user of the device fully understands how the tests are actually carried out by the machine, then swopping from one model to another shouldn’t be a problem. Our job is to explain how the test device works. Fortunately we are good at that.