PAT Testing a Class 1 computer monitor

We are not a training company and this article although entitled ‘how to PAT test a computer’ is not intended to provide training or to educate in how to carry out a portable appliance test on a computer.

We recommend that you arrange for us or another company to carry out PAT testing for you, or you complete a PAT testing training course.

We often get asked the question “how do you PAT Test a Computer Monitor?

The main reason for this question, is a lot of new PAT Testers don’t realise the monitor is a class 1 item, but it is. The monitor does have exposed metal parts, such as the connectors that connect it to the hard drive. You can use your earth bond lead on here to get a reading.

Some monitors however are class 2, such as those working off a PSU or Apple computer monitors.

This video shows how to do a simple PAT test on a computer monitor, using a Seaward 100 tester:

This video shows how to do a PAT test on a computer monitor using a Seaward 300 PAT tester:

Please note: we are not a training company and this video is not meant as an education source. We take no responsibility if you copy the content then have an accident.

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About the Author:

I am Richard Ayre; editor for this site, owner of the site and the business, and a PAT testing engineer with over 10 years experience. I consider myself an expert in testing IT equipment in office environments; I have worked in many different industries for hundreds of different clients testing all kinds of electrical equipment. I am also Operations Director for the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association As well as being the business owner I am also an employer; based in Wallsend near Newcastle upon Tyne. I am also involved in the running of the Portable Appliance Testing Trade Association as Operations Director and joint founder. "PATTA" attends important meetings and provides representation for the smaller businesses that do PAT testing in the UK, when decisions are being made that affect them.