16A Adaptor Kit
Adapter set for testing 230V appliances and extension leads fitted with 16A blue plugs and sockets. This 16A adapter set is suitable for use with all PAT testers that have a standard 13A socket and IEC extension lead connector.
The appliance adaptor connects tools and equipment fitted with 16A plugs to a standard PAT tester. This enables the earth continuity, insulation resistance and leakage tests to be carried out.
The extension adaptor allows extension leads with blue 16A connectors to be tested. The adaptor connects the socket/coupler end of the extension lead to the IEC connector on the PAT tester. This creates a circuit enabling the earth continuity, insulation resistance and polarity tests to be carried out.
The blue colour coding is designated for equipment operating at voltages between 200 and 250V. Blue industrial connectors are commonly used in factories, workshops, agriculture, theatres, and the event industry. Industrial connectors are also widely used for outdoor power applications where protection against the elements is required, such as in the marine and leisure industries.
Industrial connectors are available in 16A, 32A, 63A and 125A sizes, but 16A and 32A are the most often encountered whilst PAT testing. We have also have a 32A adaptor kit available.
These adaptors are constructed with industrial connectors made by PCE, a leading manufacturer of high quality connectors based in Austria: PC Electric GesmbH