IS A PAT TESTER DIFFERENT FROM A MULTIMETER?
.. a multimeter will not normally do a 500 volt Insulation Test or a
high-current Earth Test for class I equipment (earthed)
nor a Leakage Test.
A multimeter will show if an earth is in tact, but not
The following examples give further details of the Earth Test &
Insulation Test/Leakage Test these are the tests done by some PATs (not
all PATs are the same and careful research is required to make sure that a
PAT will perform all the tests as required by the Standard