Until 31st December 2015, Fluke is offering a Fluke 6500-2 UK Basic Portable Appliance Tester Kit which can be used to verify the electrical safety and operation of portable appliances in accordance with the latest relevant guidelines and regulations. The automated Fluke 6500-2 PAT Tester is a low weight, small size, one-touch instrument with auto-test capabilities designed to increase the number of portable appliance tests completed each day. The kit includes a range of accessories, which come effectively free with the PAT Tester. It can be seen at www.fluke.co.uk/fluke-specials.

Rugged, compact and lightweight, the Fluke 6500-2 is efficient to work with and easy to carry around. It performs all the tests for class I and class II appliances. The fully automatic PAT tester offers pre-set and user-programmable test sequences which are initiated from a single button – speeding up test procedures and reducing time on site. It features an integral QWERTY keyboard for rapid data entry plus a large backlit colour dot matrix display for showing informative Help screens and detailed data formats. A USB flash drive stick provides back-up of the internal memory and speedy transfer to a PC.

The Fluke 6500-2 offers 25A and 200mA earth bond tests, insulation test, touch current test, substitute current test, load/leakage test, PELV test, IEC lead test and extension lead testing, as well as providing a test capability for RCD protected devices. It features a built-in carrying handle and conforms to safety standard EN61010, while weighing only around 3kg.  It is supplied with a separate protective hard carrying case which has extra storage space for accessories. Included in the case are test leads, a test probe, a crocodile clip, user manual and a USB stick and lead.

The Fluke 6500-2 UK Basic PAT Kit includes Fluke DMS 0702/PAT software to enable test results to be stored and printed quickly and easily by UUT or as a listing, with an export function for listings in text or Excel format; a Fluke EXTL100, an adapter that provides easy testing of extension leads; and a Fluke Pass560R, a reel of self-adhesive labels on which can be written the appliance ID and the next test due date.

The Fluke 6500-2 UK Complete PAT Kit has also recently been reduced in price and includes an SPScan6000 Barcode Scanner, Fluke Fail250 appliance fail labels and APP1000 barcode labels in addition to the contents of the Basic PAT Kit. This also appears on the www.fluke.co.uk/fluke-specials page.

Information about all Fluke products can be obtained via the Fluke web site at www.fluke.co.uk.