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  1. ample current
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    ample current Regular EF Member

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    I tested a washing mashine today and it failed the leakage test.
    What it the relationship of this test to an insulation test?
    It gave a reading of 0.76mA
    The insulaton test was good with >20M Mohms
    amd earth continuity was ok too.

    Any insight would be nice please.
     
  2. Edward Amsden
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    Did you retest it? If so was it the same again?
    Awkward thing to run and then try again, but did you do this?
    I would like to know the answer myself..
     
  3. ample current
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    ample current Regular EF Member

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    i ran the test several times all the same results.
     
  4. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    0.76mA --nowt to worry about.
     
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  5. spark 68
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    spark 68 Electrician's Arms

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    There is not always neccessarily a relationship, as the IR test is carried out with DC, and the leakage test is carried out with AC, things like filter/suppression and motor start/run etc. capacitors which allow some AC to pass normally, but block DC (normally) can skew the results somewhat.
     
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  6. ample current
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    ample current Regular EF Member

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    ok, thank you for your replies
     
  7. ringer
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    ringer Electrician's Arms

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    If this washing machine has electronics on board then I would be testing for an upper limit of 3.5mA. This machine would therefore pass on this particular test.
     
  8. Patman
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    Patman Regular EF Member

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    Check the C of P. A washing machine is classed as moveable/stationary and over 18 Kg - therefore leakage limit is 3.5mA.
     
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  9. ample current
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    ample current Regular EF Member

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    i did see that in the code of practice and did wonder if this was the case.
     
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