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Ideal Industries has launched the Suretest installation tester that is said to speed up the testing of domestic, commercial and industrial fixed wiring installations.

The company said Suretest is compact, easy to use and ergonomically designed.

Through use of lighter components and materials, as well as fewer (four) batteries, the device weighs 675g – an advantage if an electrician is testing for long periods.

New technologies such as renewable energy generation, combined heat and power (CHP) systems, small-scale embedded generators and solar photovoltaic power supply systems require additional regulations.

Residual current devices (RCDs) are increasingly being utilised in wiring installations, which means electricians require accurate, rapid non-trip loop-testing devices.

Suretest complies with BS7671:2008 (17th Edition) IEE Wiring Regulations and is EN61557 compliant.

The device can take accurate loop impedance measurements that will not trip RCDs.

It is able to measure frequency and phase rotation in three-phase installations and includes a calibration certificate.

An Auto-RCD feature helps save time on the job, eliminating the need for an electrician to go back and forth to the distribution board.

The device also calculates and displays both prospective short circuit current (PSCC) and prospective earth fault current (PEFC), providing fast, error-free reporting.

A separate ramp test enables the user to quickly identify RCDs that are prone to nuisance tripping.

The tester ramps up the applied current until the RCD trips and then displays the reading on screen.

When testing continuity, a smart ‘null’ feature zeros out any test lead resistance, reducing measurement errors.

Insulation test voltages of 250, 500 and 1,000V are provided as well as a remote test probe that helps electricians perform tests in awkward, hard-to-reach locations.

Suretest has a simple, uncluttered front panel and menu structure and also benefits from an ultra-lightweight, rugged OLED display.

The Suretest kit comes with a complete set of detachable test leads, a switched remote test probe, crocodile clips, traceable calibration certificates, hard copy user guide and a padded carrying case that stores the tester and all its accessories.

Suretest comes with a two-year warranty, upgraded to three years if the user registers online.

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