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Re: 415V Adaptors

PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 12:46 pm
by Grizzly
Assuming you're refering to BS 1363 to red EN 60309 adaptor leads, what would be the benefit of connecting the line in the 13A end?

Re: 415V Adaptors

PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 11:48 pm
by Grizzly
Fair enough.
I don't remember seeing anyone else suggest that the line should be connected, but that may just be my memory fading in old age :shock:
Care to post a link, so I can have a butchers?

Re: 415V Adaptors

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:10 pm
by Jim Wallace
Bit late in the day to reply...been on holiday but the requirement will be to test the protective earth and the insulation resistance. The insulation resistance can be tested using an adaptor with no live connection provided the live conductors (3P + N if present) are commoned together as most appliance testers put the insulation test voltage out on both the line and neutral terminal i.e. the voltage on the neutral is then applied to all live conductors.

The polarity must also be checked but this can be performed as part of the formal visual inspection.