Electrical tests

Electrical testing of portable equipment will involve the following:

(a) Earth Bond Test (Class 1 equipment only):

Readings should show less than 0.1+R Ohms (where R is the resistance of the lead)
Tested at a current of 1.5 times the rating of the fuse and no greater than 25A for a period of between 5 and 20 seconds or with a short-circuit test current within the range 20mA to 200mA.

(b) Insulation Resistance Test:

The applied test voltage should be approximately 500 Vdc

(c) Optional Tests:

Flash Test: No flashover or breakdown shall occur

Operation/Load test: Compare reading with stated details on nameplate

Earth leakage test: