Current Knowledge is a new publication for all things PAT and 17th Edition. A quarterly publication, the publication includes technical articles, industry news and events, question and answer sessions along with regular competitions for electricians and those who carry out portable appliance and/or installation testing, or those with a general interest in electrical safety.


The back catalogue of Current Knowledge issues can be seen below. If you'd like a free subscription to the digital version of Current Knowledge please email with your full contact details.


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Current and previous issues:

Issue 7 - June 2012

Current Knowledge Issue 4
  • Latest industry news, views and events for the global solar marketplace
  • Tech Talk - Phil Old considers the need for solar PV installations to incorporate the highest standards of electrical safety and system efficiency
  • Solar Testing Q+A's - We provide answers to some of the most common electrical test questions raised by PV installers
  • Competition - Your chance to take part in a short PV industry survey for the opportunity to win $200 worth of Amazon vouchers

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Issue 6 - November 2011

Current Knowledge Issue 4
  • PAT Selector Guide - Which PAT tester is the right one for you?
  • Assessing the risks - An overview of electrical safety in the workplace
  • Q&A's - We answer your questions, and a chance to win an iPod Touch

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Issue 5 - June 2011

Current Knowledge Issue 4
  • Win a new Seaward Solar PV100 Installation Test Kit
  • A Guide to Testing Solar PV Systems
  • Solar PV Industry News

For more Solar PV Tester information view our Solar PV Testing product range.

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Issue 4 - February 2011

Current Knowledge Issue 4
  • PAT Software - A look at PAT test data management programs and their role in adding value to PAT services.
  • Common Sense Approach - A special new guide explains the importance of taking a common sense approach to electrical safety testing in the workplace.
  • PATBags - We review a new all inclusive approach that makes it easy to select the most appropriate PAT equipment and accessories for your needs.

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Issue 3 - May 2010

Current Knowledge Issue 3

  • PATs explained - A guide to portable appliance testers.
  • New comprehensive handheld PAT tester from Seaward.
  • Win a place on the Seaward team at the NICEIC Golf Classic.

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Issue 2 - January 2010

Current Knowledge Issue 2

  • Comparing the alternatives for insulation testing (Part 2).
  • Product Preview - Upgrades to 17th edition certification software.
  • Bob answers your electrical safety testing questions.

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Issue 1 - October 2009

Current Knowledge Issue 1

  • Comparing the alternatives for insulation testing (Part 1).
  • Review of PowerPlus 1557 Multifunction installation tester.
  • PowerPlus 1557 Competition (closing date 31st Dec 2009).

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