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#153362 - 12/01/06 08:13 AM What did this test?  
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,223
SI,New Zealand
Hi Guys,
This is a bit of a toss up as to where to post this.
Should this be here or in the Photo's For Discussion?.
Anyway, here we go.
This unit is a Multi-Amp Tool Tester, built in Dallas (TX?) and was originally used on 120V gear.
A mate of mine bought this and was wondering of it's lineage.
Anyhow, here are the pics:

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Can anyone shed any light on this tester?.
I'm more or less guessing that it is some sort of Portable Appliance Tester (PAT), I could be wrong though.
Your thoughts?. [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 12-01-2006).]

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#153363 - 12/01/06 12:31 PM Re: What did this test?  
mamills  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 745
Wharton, Texas, USA
The nomenclature on the control panel is kinda hard to read (at least on my old monitor). Can you tell us what the switches and pilot lamps say?

Mike (mamills)

#153364 - 12/01/06 04:51 PM Re: What did this test?  
32VAC  Offline
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 202
Alice Springs, NT, Australia
In the third photo, the white socket appears to be an Australian/NZ/South Pacific pattern outlet which has the pins closer together than a NEMA 10-20R pattern socket.

#153365 - 12/01/06 10:29 PM Re: What did this test?  
Bill Addiss  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,878

Here's some info on a similar unit up for auction at Ebay:
Pow-R-Safe C 2500 Electrical Tool Tester Set.

This model is a multi-amp that has an input of 120V, 50/60 Hz, Fuse Rating is 20, Short Circuit, Power Ground and On/Off Pilot.

** Power Cord NOT Included**

Pow-R-Safe Electrical Equipment Test Set Model C-2500 is a completely self-contained unit providing all necessary circuitry and indicators to automatically test electrical hazards and other faults. Unsafe conditions in the equipment under test are indicated by audible and visual signals which indicate the specific type of defect.

Model C-2500 provides these two key features:
** The 2-wire, double-insulated tool switch is provided to satisfy the ground circuit which is not present in these tools and permits faster, simpler testing by eliminating extra steps and additional test leads.

** The tool run test switch is provided to prevent double-insulated tools from running at the end of the test cycle. This permits power ground testing of the internal insulation through the metal drive shaft of the tool.

It also can be used to prevent tools from running at the end of the test cycle when it is not practical or safe to do so. Additionally, it can be used in a similar manner to test 3-wire tools with insulated housings.

Rating of device under test: 120V AC, 50/60 Hz, 1ø 20 amperes full load
Input: 120 volts, 50/60 Hz, 1ø
Operation: Fully automatic
Dimensions: 15 3/4 L x 8 H x 81/4 D (393.75 L x 200 H x 206.25 D mm)

Closeup Picture:

[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 12-01-2006).]

#153366 - 12/04/06 03:04 AM Re: What did this test?  
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,223
SI,New Zealand
I take my hat off to you.
I have (between Fire Calls) been trying to ask my mate in Kaikoura (north of here) to send me a decent pic of the front panel of what he bought.
You have done all of that and some.
Thanks mate. [Linked Image]

P.S: Reason I said Nostalgia Area, was because of the wood case.
Are there still manufacturers that use wood as a case for their gear?.
I'm thinking plastics.
Your thoughts?.

{Message edited to add last part of post}

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 12-04-2006).]

#153367 - 12/04/06 09:55 AM Re: What did this test?  
Bill Addiss  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,878

Nostalgia area was a good choice. I haven't seen anything made in a wood case anymore.


#153368 - 12/06/06 10:24 PM Re: What did this test?  
JoeTestingEngr  Offline
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 791
Chicago, Il.
We have alot of Multi-Amp equipment in our lab. All but our newest test set have the wooden cases. They are very common for testing protective relaying. We just used one last week to test a 164 C/X hot/grounded structure relay.

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