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What testing equipment can be used according to the guidelines?

The Standard AS/NZS 3760 requires that a range of tests be carried out on electrical equipment, including earthing continuity, insulation resistance, leakage current and the operation of Residual Current Devices (RCDs).


Testing instruments that can be used to perform these tests include, an insulation resistance tester (commonly known as a megger), continuity tester, multimeter, Portable Appliance Tester (PAT) and an RCD Tester (for testing the operation of a Residual Current Device).


Note: Tests performed on 415 volt electrical equipment will require the use of test equipment appropriate to the task. Most PAT Testers are specifically designed to perform tests on 240 volt electrical equipment; therefore they cannot be used to perform tests on 415 volt equipment.

 

source - "WorkCover - Frequently Asked Questions - Testing and Tagging of Electrical Equipment"

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