Socket & See RCD PRO Professional RCD Tester
The Socket & See RCD PRO is a stand-alone RCD Tester designed to test the most commonly used type A and AC RCDs / RCBOs.
On connection to mains the RCD PRO will display the voltage present and check the socket for correct polarity. Any deviation from the expected results will be shown by a flashing red LED and an audible tone. RCD testing will be disabled.
A polarity check touch pad is available for testing for DNO reverse polarity on PME systems.
An auto test is available for the most commonly fitted 30mA RCDs / RCBOs conducting x1/2, x1, x5 tests at 0 and 180 degrees. Results can then be scrolled through using the recall button.
A Ramp test is available for fault finding when investigating nuisance tripping.
Any fail is clearly indicated by an audible tone and a red back-light.
Socket & See RCD PRO - Built For Your Environment
The hands-free function allows easy testing directly at the distribution board when the tester is used with a three-wire test lead set.
The Socket & see RCD PRO shares many features of advanced, more expensive multifunction testers, including ramp and auto testing. Advanced features such as hands-free and a built-in polarity test pad offer extra user convenience and safety.
Encased in a tough rubber boot and complete with large back-lit screen, the RCD PRO is a ‘go anywhere‘ tool that is designed to survive frequent use. The smooth rotary dial and large buttons both make for ease of use, even when wearing gloves. The RCD PRO is also easy to maintain with a clean damp cloth and mild detergent.
▶ A run through of the Socket & See RCD PRO:
Socket & See RCD PRO Key Features:
- Tests most commonly found RCD types (AC, A, ACS)
- Simple auto test for 30mA RCDs
- Ramp test for convenience
- x½ , x1 test on all RCD types
- x5 test on 30mA RCD’s
- Auto 0º - 180º toggle
- AC Voltage VLN
- Distribution network operator polarity test pad
- Result Recall
- Hands free function
- Polarity, voltage present LED
- Auto switch off function for battery preservation
- Fully BS EN 61010 and BS EN 61557 certified
- EMC compliance - BS EN 61326
Socket & See RCD PRO Test Sequences:
30mA Auto Test
The 30mA auto test is available for A and AC type RCD. The tester will monitor the mains for correct polarity and voltage. If parameters are correct the Volts Present LED will illuminate green and a test can the carried out. On pressing the test button. The auto test will begin. X½ , x1 and x5 tests will automatically be carried out at 0º and 180º. The results can be seen by using the recall button to toggle through results.
RCD Manual Testing
Select the required RCD type on the rotary dial. Then use the multiplier button to select the required test current. If the mains polarity and voltage is correct the green volts present LED will illuminate and a test can be carried out by pushing the test button. The first test will always be done at 0º the tester will then automatically cycle to 180° ready for the next test.
Rather than applying a set test current this gradually increases the level of additional leakage to identify at what current the RCD trips.
Select the required RCD type on the rotary dial. Then use the multiplier button to select the ramp feature. If the mains polarity and voltage is correct the green volts present LED will illuminate and a test can be carried out by pushing the test button. The tester will display the leakage current at which the RCD tripped along with a pass or fail indication.
The Hands Free function can be used with any RCD test. Select the required RCD type on the rotary dial. Press the Hands Free button HANDSFREE will be displayed on the screen. Once the tester is connected, correct voltage and polarity is confirmed a RCD test will be conducted without TEST being pressed.
Polarity Test Pad
It is a little known fact that a system can be reverse wired with Live (Phase) to earth/neutral and earth/neutral to Live (Phase) The sockets will all work and conventional testers will show and test that everything is correct despite this very dangerous wiring condition.
What comes with the Socket & See IRC PRO?
- Socket & See IRC PRO Professional RCD Tester
- Instruction manual
- Mains lead with 3 x 4mm connectors
- Magnetic hanging strap
- 4 x AA alkaline batteries