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Mobile app brings more power to PAT tester

Published 7th July, 2015 by Neil Nixon

Mobile app brings more power to PAT tester

A powerful new mobile app packed with special features helps to enable care home operators to meet their electrical safety responsibilities in a safe, simple and effective manner - and in line with the latest official guidance.

The new PATMobile app from Seaward converts basic manual portable appliance testers (PATs) into semi-automatic testers complete with test results recording capabilities. The new app is specifically designed to extend the performance of the PrimeTest 50 and PrimeTest 100 manual testers by providing easy access to a host of special test data handling options.

Available for use on Android and iOS devices, the dedicated app works with the testers to enable the digital input and storage of test records alongside barcode scanning, label printing, photo tagging and other complementary test functions.

The lightweight PrimeTest 50 and 100 testers incorporate extended long life battery power of up to 5500 tests for the essential electrical safety testing of all electrical appliances - and will also check leads, socket wiring and mains voltages. Both are designed for fast and simple push button operation with the clear and immediate display of pass or fail results, with the PrimeTest 100 also displaying test values.

To support these PATs, and designed for low to mid-volume testing, the new Seaward PATMobile app enables downloaded test results to be kept in formal records, stored for future reference and distributed easily via email - eliminating the manual recording of results and paperwork normally associated with basic PAT testers. The app also allows images of appliances taken on a mobile to be stored against test results and also enables test labels to be printed via Bluetooth connectivity with a compatible printer. For ease of identification of appliances, the new app can also be used to scan barcodes or QR codes.

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