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Discussion in 'Electrical Forum' started by Sparky92, Jul 22, 2013.

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  1. Sparky92

    Sparky92 Active EF Member

    Hi everyone,

    Im going to be doing my am2 in September, I'm very confident with the build. The only thing I can't get around is the live tests, what order do the live tests go in? Also some help on fault finding.


  2. Marvo

    Marvo Admin and gender confused Staff Member

    South Africa
  3. VoltzElectrical

    VoltzElectrical Electrician's Arms

    the tests are listed in the on-site guide along with pictures. However, you should be familiar with testing as it was part of the 2330 level 3, in which you were also required to build an installation and test it.

    Anyways, dead tests first,

    1. Continuity of protective conductors (two methods).
    2. Continuity of Ring Finals (3 steps).
    3. Insulation resistance
    4. Continuity of bonding conductors
    5. Ze
    6. PSCC/ PFC
    7. Zs
    8. RCD times
    9. Function Tests.

    And I just wrote that off the top of my head after 3 pints. And I could do well before my AM2.

    It's all there in the books my young fellow. Why not ask the foreman to be put on a bit of testing before as it's one of those things where practice really does help.

    Also. with fault finding, there are only a few things that can be wrong e.g. Fault of negligible impedance (short circuit L/E, L/N), Open circuit, etc.. They simulate faults that you can find and identify with a simple multi meter. All you have to do is describe the fault, the likely cause and how you would potentially rectify it.
    4. Ze
  4. Farmelectrics

    Farmelectrics Farmelectrics Electrician's Arms

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    Farm electrics
    You can do a pre am2 were you go through everything worth paying out for just to get your over the last fence good luck
  5. Guitarist

    Guitarist Electrician's Arms

    It would be a better idea to buy a few books than have to ask fundamental questions on a forum...
  6. gazj82

    gazj82 Regular EF Member


    GLENNSPARK Electrician's Arms

    west yorks.
    you missed out polarity live mate..
  8. Engineer54

    Engineer54 Guest

    Think we can forgive him that one minor omission, seeing as he was under the influence and all!!!
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  9. VoltzElectrical

    VoltzElectrical Electrician's Arms

    No, polarity live confirmed with Zs. :wink5:
  10. VoltzElectrical

    VoltzElectrical Electrician's Arms

    regularly get wrong polarity on the streetlights where the cable jointers take a 50/50 guess on the cores of the old lead cable. :61:
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