After several days of frustration I have finally got a Patgaurd 2 at our site working again and the primetest 300 talking to it. (Bluetooth issues and licence key locked for unknown reason)
However I have not been able to achieve what I expected to with the software. Even after doing an download then a upload back into the unit it does not remember the details for the item being tested.
Every time have to enter the test type, item location etc when retesting items tested last cycle after entering its ID.
I assume it might have something to do with asset groups in the software but I can not find any reference in the manuals to the 10 digit test code required?
I assume its not the same as the old pat2000 codes as they did not seem to work.
With the fast battery drain, not able to use on AC supply, lead swapping to do PE conductor test/load test, non isolated RCD test and the generally flakiness of the barcode scanner and printer I can understand why the unit had been shelved. However we no longer have a choice as last DOS machine and tester is beyond repair.