What Are The Different Kinds of PAT Tester?
In order to perform a portable appliance test, you need to actually own a PAT tester. These come in many types and this section gives you an introduction to each type and the benefits/negatives about each form of PAT tester.
PASS / FAIL PAT Testers
These devices are generally the most basic PAT testing devices on the market, as they don’t actually display full results. Instead, PASS / FAIL PAT testers simply tell you if a device has passed or failed the test, and are therefore more ideally suited towards those requiring quick, basic PAT testing checks.
- Cheaper price
- Clear PASS/FAIL readings
- Usually easy to use
- Doesn’t display full test result
- Tests aren’t configurable
- No internal storage
PASS / FAIL PAT Testers with Results Display
If you want to know the specific results of your test, these devices are generally still quite cheap and provide you with pass/fail values as well as the actual full test result. Notable examples of this form of PAT tester include the Martindale HandyPAT 600 and the Seaward Primetest 100.
- Still cheap
- Displays results
- Simple interface
- Don’t always perform all tests
- Test parameters aren’t usually configurable
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