Portable Appliance Testing simplified

Martindale Electric’s new HPAT Series of portable appliance testers now includes the HPAT400 and updates to the company’s existing range, to enable both contractors and competent inhouse personnel to quickly and safely verify the electrical safety of all types of appliances.

Designed to perform safety checks in accordance with the IEE Code of Practice, the lightweight handheld testers feature one-button automatic testing and ‘ultimate portability’. Martindale said: “The compact design, with bright backlit display, provides the perfect solution for testing in all locations, particularly under a desk or behind a monitor, where lighting may be restricted.”

The new HPAT400 is an ‘affordable’, battery-powered PAT tester, suitable for Class I and Class II appliances, and incorporates large ‘Pass’/‘Fail’ indicators and simple connection instructions. For applications requiring combining simple Pass / Fail with actual test values, Martindale says the HPAT500 is ‘ideal’, and now features a low insulation test voltage, making it suitable for testing surge protected devices. For added convenience, the HPAT500 is mains rechargeable for reduced running costs, and operable from the mains via the supplied charger. 

Meanwhile the HPAT600 includes both automatic one-button testing, plus single test selection for diagnostics, and a run test for checking the integrity of the fuse, and that the appliance is switched on prior to testing. The pass levels can be easily adjusted for testing appliances with long power cords or long extension leads. In addition, it has memory for storing the test results of up to 200 appliances for on-screen recall later.