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Help using IT 1000

Postby Sheffield » Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:32 pm

Recently purchased an it 1000 specifically for testing our IT,
however I'm bait confused with changing the earth test current, according to the manual step 5 on the tester will ask me to choose class 1 or 2 after selecting class 2 it states that I will then be prompted to change the earth test current???? I don't see this bit, the tester goes to step 6 ands starts the visual check etc, Am I doing something wrong? I have tried everything but it won't give me the earth current selection,

Help please.... :(
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Re: Help using IT 1000

Postby Grizzly » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:17 pm

I think you're reading it slightly wrong, although the way it's written doesn't help.
If you read Step 5 again, 3rd paragraph, but ignore the bits in the brackets, then it's all about selecting Class 1, then choosing earth test current and earth fault fail resistance.
The bits in the brackets would be to select Class 2, which would then rightly skip any choosing of earth test current & earth fault fail resistance, and go directly to Step 6.
Like I said, that paragraph could have been written better.
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Re: Help using IT 1000

Postby Sheffield » Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:57 am

:oops: I will re-read, thanks for your reply....... Just wanted to make sure I work this out right before testing my it equipment....
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Re: Help using IT 1000

Postby gaz » Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:29 pm

Seawards manuals are certainly... challenging. I found the one for the PT350 hard work
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Re: Help using IT 1000

Postby Jim Wallace » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:03 pm

Fair comment Gaz. It's always a challenge writing a good manual as a lot of the content (or in some cases omissions) seem "obvious" to the people who have developed the product.

We always field test new products before launch - perhaps we should start field testing the instructions as well. Writing manuals is always at the end of a product development and never a job that people look forward to but we will try and improve things. Thanks for your frank feedback.
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