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Gas-Elec Safety Systems has specified the Primetest 210 from Seaward to enable engineers to undertake the rapid and accurate electrical safety testing of domestic appliances.

After using the Seaward Pac 1500 XI for several years, engineers working for Gas-Elec are now starting to upgrade to the Primetest 210 to take advantage of improved all-round test performance capabilities.

The lightweight tester is versatile and enables engineers to quickly verify the safety of appliances and the electrical sockets and circuits to which they are connected.

Furthermore, because the unit is fully self-contained and battery powered, it is easier to operate and transport from job to job – an important factor when engineers have to undertake up to six safety tests a day.

Another advantage is that engineers are able to perform a continuity test and then an automatic insulation test all at once, saving time – and costs – in the process.

Several 210s have been supplied by Seaward’s Watford-based test and measurement distributor Instrotech to Gas Elec engineers who have just completed their training.

However, John Purchase, an inspector for Gas Elec based in Brentwood, expects that eventually all engineers will be equipped as other franchisees come on board and see the operational and cost-saving benefits provided.

The Primetest combines the functions of a traditional portable appliance tester with electrical wiring checks and digital multi-meter functions.

The instrument meets the electrical safety testing requirements of all Class I and Class II equipment and includes a digital reading loop test, RCD trip test and power socket polarity test.

Appliance safety testing requirements are selected by a large rotary switch, with simple push-button activation of automatic test sequences.

An IEC power cord test facility is also incorporated as standard to check the condition of mains leads and protective earth current leakage, and touch current tests can also be carried out when required with the Primetest 210 connected to a mains power supply.

In addition, basic multi-meter test functions allow the 210 to be used for the measurement of voltage and resistance.

For integrated safety testing routines, the Primetest 210 can be used in conjunction with the Patguard Workabout PDA test data collection program and the Patguard Pro PC-based test management software.

These software systems allow test results to be recorded quickly on site for transfer into a central results database for automatic updating of records, the compilation or test reports and development of advance test schedules.

The Primetest 210 forms part of a range of portable appliance test instrumentation, software and accessories developed by Seaward to ensure the safety of electrical equipment used in the workplace.

Seaward Group

The Seaward Group, also including the Clare and Cropico instrumentation brands, is a market leader in the manufacture of electrical safety test equipment to meet the regulatory, quality control and standards compliance needs of a variety of industries.

The Seaward Group, also including the Clare and Cropico instrumentation brands, is a market leader in the manufacture of electrical safety test equipment to meet the regulatory, quality control and standards compliance needs of a variety of industries.

The product range includes the following:

  • PAT testing
  • Installation testing
  • High-voltage testing
  • Production line testing
  • Industrial testing and measurement
  • Microhmmeters
  • Hipot testers
  • Resistance standards
  • Decade boxes

Established in 1982, the Seaward Group provides a range of electrical safety testing and high-accuracy resistance measurement solutions to enable companies and organisations to comply with all types of safety legislation, product standards and quality control requirements.

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