Low ohm reading

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Low ohm reading

Postby fairpat » Wed May 29, 2013 8:05 pm

Hi, when I was testing a kettle it had a low insulation reading to what they normally have, it was 0.31Mohm. I assumed it would be classed as a heating appliance and at 3kw the pass mark was 0.3. What do you guys think?
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Re: Low ohm reading

Postby Patnik » Thu May 30, 2013 9:58 am

Presuming this is a domestic kettle like what I make tea in then I think it failed it's test and should be removed from use! Sounds like the insulation between the element and the earthed metal tube it lives in has broken down.
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