The Seaward forum will be no longer available from October 2019.

It will be replaced by our new and comprehensive knowledge base on our new website at

As a result, we are not accepting any new users for the forum.

Powering of PAT machine

PATGuard 3 Forum

Powering of PAT machine

Postby downiep » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:45 am

It is becoming increasingly important with PAT testing to offer a holistic approach to customers and offer something a little different to attract new clients. Many of my clients are carpenters for large housing firms or shed builders whom often call for appliance testing on site. Sometimes there is mains power that I can tap into but other times this is not possible. My question relates to powering my PAT tester and printer from a battery / inverter set up, is this possible?
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:41 am

Re: Powering of PAT machine

Postby Alan Freeman » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:13 pm

I tried this with a 400w inverter just to change some settings. It was not man enough to do the boot up. Mine is the Europa Plus.

I would think that if you had a meaty inverter, the machine would moan about missing earth, but would do the tests.
Alan Freeman
Posts: 125
Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:52 pm
Location: Bedford

Return to Portable Appliance Testing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests