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    How can you PAT test that?

    After seeing the attached example in the motor vehicle teaching area on one of our campuses I'm given to wonder; what is the strangest object you've seen PAT tested. Bonus points for photos of the sticker in place!
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    The strangest thing I have seen PAT tested is a USB KVM switch that was just sat on my desk and doesn't have any connections to power! I recently used it out on site so will try and get a picture when I can. I think it had 2 stickers attached to it!

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    Is that a cut away Austin A series engine by any chance?

    Don't think I can beat that really.

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    I thought it was an A series but there are a few subtle differences to what i'm used to seeing. But i'm more used to A+, so maybe it is. It's going to bug me though, can someone answer that? lol a little off topic but please?
    And yeh i can't beat that either.

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    One of the reception classes in a school has a successfully PAT tested PC in the corner.

    Nowt straight about that, but there is no PC, just a keyboard, mouse and hollowed out monitor. Sticker on the monitor. Not sure if it was meant as a joke but when people pay per item, I had to ask

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    I don't think it's an A series either.

    Having said that can you call that a PAT sticker, it's an electrical safety sticker on the starter motor?

    Ben

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    I don't know exactly what engine that is, I've never been too knowledgeable about cars, as long as it goes I'm happy.

    I'm also reminded of a time when I saw a Y cable that had been PAT tested on both ends of the cable.

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    We PAT test both ends of the Y cables.

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    Y cables need to be tested at both end plugs surely that means 2 tests which I presume would mean 2 stickers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Y cables need to be tested at both end plugs surely that means 2 tests which I presume would mean 2 stickers?

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    Yeah that is why we do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelf View Post
    I'm also reminded of a time when I saw a Y cable that had been PAT tested on both ends of the cable.
    And so you should, it is, to all intents and purposes, 2 cables.

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    Tesla Coil and control system!!! It was home built by one of the physics teachers!! It has a key start.

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    I stand corrected then, I didn't realise that was the case. Just goes to show you learn something every day.

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    Subwoofers and loudspeakers. They both have an external power amplifier. That's the worst I saw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenewman View Post
    And so you should, it is, to all intents and purposes, 2 cables.
    Just sounds like you are making work for yourselves. Test both ends of the cable and record the worst reading.

    How can it be 2 devices when it is one physical item?

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