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Using Portable Electrical Test Equipment

By Edited Sep 19, 2016 1 1

Health and Safety Concerns About The Safety of Appliances

Health and safety regulations direct companies, businesses and training establishments, so it is really important to keep tools and appliances in good shape by using electrical testing equipment. The Electrical guidelines state that all of the equipment has to be looked after and appropriate for normal usage. Users will not have to endure any risks that are not necessary. It is important that safety is the first thing on the agenda.

All leads and wires will show signs of wear and tear over time. Sometimes the damages that has occurred is not visible but it is there, all the same. Electrical test equipment hire could be the way to go if it is not financially viable to buy the tools outright. Definitely worth looking at the cost of outlay so that you can do what is necessary to avoid injury from needless accidents.


The Range of Test Equipment is Massive

Multimeter(40570)
You can get instruments that will test for specific things such as voltage, resistance or current, or you can get a multimeter which will combine functions in one unit. Like the ammeter to measure the current passing through a circuit. Test engineers will use Signal generators, Power supplies, pulse generators and digital pattern generators to work on the input side of the test. Then use an oscilloscope or frequency counter to analyse the response to the input. Testing probes shall be used in combination with this equipment .


Specialised Tools and Training To Use

There is a huge range of other not so common meters, signal generators, analysers and probes also available. For example equipment like the vector signal analyser, time-domain reflectometer and signal injectors. Test also for sound, gas, light or vibration and not just for electrical ac/dc. Learn how to use the test tools properly by attending one of the available training sessions. Before that you will certainly need to have passed the relevant acredited exams to be accepted on the specialist courses.

Seeing as you have the wide variety of tools from the light bulb with two wires and probes on the end to be a continuity tester, the cost will be very different, compared to the either specific to do a specialised job or the complicated like an oscilloscope.


Auto Electrical Test Equipment

Now that the automotive business is more involved in using sensors on the vehicles they make, auto test equipment is essential for many workshops. Car manufacturers make specialist test equipment that is to be used just with their own brand of vehicle. Computer programs are used to analyse the data from the vehicle that is out put from the propietory sockets

 

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Feb 8, 2011 7:09pm
Tribeguy
Good Article!
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