Not all plugs are the same – standard PAT testing focus’s on standard electrical equipment. Referred to as BS1363 standard plugs have 3-pins and fuses up to 13amps. These are the plugs we all have at home. They could be the white ones we unscrew, variations of them, phone chargers, etc.
Other plugs are called commando or industrial plugs, and are very different. Yellow 11ov, Blue 230 and Red 400v as well as other specialist items such as ‘Powercon’. All these require specialist adaptors to test, require a much more time consuming inspection, and invariably need more repairs, so we charge more to test them. If you have these items, and your estimate does not specify them make sure you tell us upfront so we can make the adjustments.
Also, if our engineer is not expecting them he/she won’t be carrying the specialist adaptors needed (as there are many variations) so won’t be able to test them at this appointment.