What Is An Electrical Residential Insulation Resistance MEGGER TEST?

ELECTRICAL RESIDENTIAL INSULATION RESISTANCE MEGGER TESTING SERVICES!

What Is An Electrical Residential Insulation Resistance MEGGER TEST?

          Over eighty percent of electrical testing and maintenance involves evaluating the insulation integrity of the electrical wire conductors.  According to the American National Standards Institute, National Fire Protection Association 70 (ANSI/NFPA 70), and the National Electric Code (NEC), every home electrical wire cable is to be carefully wrapped and protected by some type of nonmetallic insulation that has a high resistance to the electrical current flow of a specified voltage rating.  The most commonly used home electrical wiring is Type NM-B nonmetallic-sheathed cable, referred to by the electrical industry as “Romex”.  Type NM cable is in accordance with the National Electric Code under the product category “Nonmetallic-sheathed Cable” (PWVX).  The Electrical Residential Insulation Resistance (IR) Test, also known throughout the electrical industry as the MEGGER TEST.  This test is an on-spot electrical insulation test in which we evaluate and inspect the integrity of the thermoplastic insulation on each and every one of the nonmetallic-sheathed cables’ (branch circuits) electrical wire conductors throughout the entire home or residence from the main electrical distribution panel.  Once completed, the Electrical Residential INSULATION RESISTANCE MEGGER TESTING SERVICE results will determine if the insulation on the electrical wire conductors are safe to continue normal use in the home according to the National Electric Code (NEC). Always keep in mind that when it comes to Electrical Residential Insulation Resistance MEGGER TESTING SERVICES, Peoples Choice Electric is among the leading electrical contractors throughout the United States.