Product Description

Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Portable Holiday / Spark Detector

The Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Portable Holiday / Spark Detector is a ‘stick type’ holiday detector which has been designed to make pulsed DC high voltage holiday detection safer, easier and more reliable than ever before.Using state of the art electronics, the Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Portable Holiday / Spark Detector allows users to inspect coatings – without connecting the earth return lead to the component substrate – ideal for inspecting large surfaces and pipelines.

    • Flashing display, bright LED and a user adjustable volume alarm indicates detection of a holiday
    • 0.5 – 35kV range (user selectable) for detecting porosity in coatings up to 25mm thick
    • Safety trigger integrated inside the handle cuts power if released
    • Rugged, shock proof and water resistant design to ensure long life – even in harsh environments
    • Balanced, ergonomic design, complete with shoulder strap allows long periods of continuous use
    • A wide range of interchangeable probe accessories available – compatible with all Elcometer holiday detectors
    • Ideal for testing clean, damp, dirty or slightly conductive coatings
    • Voltage calculator automatically sets the correct voltage from your coating thickness value
    • Internal jeep tester ensures that the selected voltage equals the test voltage

The Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Portable Holiday / Spark Detector uses the high voltage pulsed DC technique to detect holidays in coatings – even if the coating is damp, dirty or slightly conductive.

From the two stage safety switch, bright LED’s and screen icons signifying when the high voltage is on, to the extended ribbing to protect the user from spark creep, the Elcometer 280 sets the standard for high voltage measurement safety.

Using the wide range of probe accessories users can detect porosity / holidays in coatings up to 25mm thick.

Rugged, shockproof and water resistant, each unit is designed for use even in the harshest of environments.

  • Specialised extended ribbing – designed to standard EN61010, ribs provide additional protection to the user during use
  • Integrated safety trigger switch – switches off the high voltage if released
  • Quick release battery pack – fully charged in 4 hours, provides up to 30+ hours of continuous use*
  • Earth return lead socket – including ¼ turn lock/release to ensure connection during testing
  • Rubberised second hand grip – provides greater control and balance during testing
  • Large, waterproof buttons – ideal for use – even in gloves
  • High Voltage ON/OFF – separate button minimises risk of accidental switch on
  • Clear, backlit LCD display – shows all relevant information, even in dark environments
  • Shoulder harness point – strap can be quickly clipped on as required

* the battery life is dependent on selected voltage and load applied – see Technical Specification for more information

The Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Portable Holiday / Spark Detector can be used in accordance with:

  • AS 3894.1
  • ANSI/AWWA C203
  • ANSI/AWWA C214
  • ASTM D4787
  • ASTM D5162
  • ISO 29601
  • JIS G 3491
  • JIS G 3492
  • NACE RP0274
  • NACE SP0188
  • NACE SP0490
  • NACE TM0186
  • NACE TM0384

Standards not in bold have been superseded but are still recognised in some industries.

Specifications

Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Portable Holiday / Spark Detector – Specifications

Description Model S Model T
Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Holiday Detector D280-S—- D280-T—-
Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Holiday Detector Inspection Kit D280-S-KIT D280-T-KIT
Rugged, Shock Proof & Water Resistant
Integrated Safety Trigger Switch
Quick Release Battery Pack
Internal Jeep Tester
Integrated Voltage Calculator
Pulsed DC High Voltage Range 0.5kV – 35kV
Voltage Adjustment User adjustable: 0.5 – 1kV: 10 Volt steps, 1 – 35kV: 100V steps
High Voltage Output Accuracy ±5% or ±50V below 1000 Volts
Pulse Repetition Rate 30Hz
Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C
Power Supply Rechargeable lithium ion battery, fully charged within 4 hours
Typical Battery Life Battery life is dependent on selected voltage and load applied;
12″ (DN305) Rolling Spring: 30 hours at 10kV; 12 hours at 35kV
40″ (DN1016) Rolling Spring: 22 hours at 10kV; 8 hours at 35kV
Instrument Case Dimensions PC ABS case; (l x w x h): 603 x 219 x 193mm
Weight (no probes attached) 3.0kg – including battery pack
Certificate available Certificate of Calibration: issued for Fixed Calibration
equipment and shows readings and traceability.


Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Portable Holiday / Spark Detector Packing Lists :

Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Holiday Detector Gauge (Model S or T)

  • 5m trailing signal return lead
  • battery pack
  • battery charger with mains cables
  • shoulder strap and
  • operating instructions

Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Holiday Detector Inspection Kit Gauge (Model S or T)

  • 5m trailing signal return lead
  • battery pack (2 supplied with Model T)
  • battery charger with mains cables
  • stainless steel rolling spring holder (supplied with Model T only),
  • 250mm probe extension shaft,
  • shoulder strap and
  • operating instructions

packed in a light weight, rugged, wheeled transit case – ideal for transportation

Data Sheet

Standards

Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Portable Holiday / Spark Detector – Standards

The Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Portable Holiday / Spark Detector can be used in accordance with:

  • AS 3894.1
  • ANSI/AWWA C203
  • ANSI/AWWA C214
  • ASTM D4787
  • ASTM D5162
  • ISO 29601
  • JIS G 3491
  • JIS G 3492
  • NACE RP0274
  • NACE SP0188
  • NACE SP0490
  • NACE TM0186
  • NACE TM0384

Standards not in bold have been superseded but are still recognised in some industries.

Accessories

Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Portable Holiday / Spark Detector – Accessories

 

Part Number Description Compatible with
266 280
Batteries, Chargers & Earth Signal Return Leads
Elcometer 266 280 DC Portable Holiday Spark Detector Battery Pack T99919950 Rechargeable lithium ion battery pack
T99919999B Battery charger & mains lead (EU 220V)
Elcometer 266 280 DC Portable Holiday Spark Detector Signal Return T99916954 Earth signal return lead, 4m
T99916996 Earth signal return lead, 10m
T28022750 10m earth lead, clip / Elcometer 280 connector
T28022622 Trailing signal return lead, 5m
Probe Extension Rods
Elcometer 266 280 DC Portable Holiday Spark Detector Telescopic Probe T99919988-3 Probe extension piece, 250mm
T99919988-1 Probe extension piece, 500mm
T99919988-2 Probe extension piece, 1000mm
Accessory Adaptors, allowing other manufacturer’s accessories to fit Elcometer models
Elcometer 266 280 DC Portable Holiday Spark Detector Adaptors T99920084 Adaptor for models:  AP, APS, AP/S1, AP/S2, AP/W,
10/20, 14/20,10, 20 & 20S
T99920083 Adaptor for models:  P20, P40, P60, 780, 785 & 790
T99920252 Adaptor for models:  PHD 1-20 & PHD 2-40
T99922747 Adaptor for models:   4S, 4.0, 8.0, 35
T99920082 Adaptor for current range to fit old accessories
Wire Brush Probes, band brush, flat brush, internal and external pipe brush probes
Elcometer 266 280 DC Portable Holiday Spark Detector Wire Brush Probe T99919975 Band brush probe
T99922751 Phosphor bronze brush probe
Width
T99920022-1 Right angled wire brush probe 0.25m
T99920022-2 Right angled wire brush probe 0.50m
T99920022-3 Right angled wire brush probe 1.00m
T99926621 Spare wire brush electrode 0.25m
T99926622 Spare wire brush electrode 0.50m
T99926623 Spare wire brush electrode 1.00m
Diameter
Elcometer 266 280 DC Portable Holiday Spark Detector Internal Pipe Wire T99920071-1 Internal circular wire pipe brush probe 38mm
T99920071-2 Internal circular wire pipe brush probe 51mm
T99920071-3 Internal circular wire pipe brush probe 64mm
T99920071-4 Internal circular wire pipe brush probe 76mm
T99920071-5 Internal circular wire pipe brush probe 89mm
T99920071-6 Internal circular wire pipe brush probe 102mm
T99920071-7 Internal circular wire pipe brush probe 114mm
T99920071-8 Internal circular wire pipe brush probe 127mm
T99920071-9 Internal circular wire pipe brush probe 152mm
T99920071-10 Internal circular wire pipe brush probe 203mm
T99920071-11 Internal circular wire pipe brush probe 254mm
T99920071-12 Internal circular wire pipe brush probe 305mm
T9993766- Spare circular wire brush electrode 38mm
T9993767- Spare circular wire brush electrode 51mm
T9993768- Spare circular wire brush electrode 64mm
T9993769- Spare circular wire brush electrode 76mm
T9993770- Spare circular wire brush electrode 89mm
T9993771- Spare circular wire brush electrode 102mm
T9993772- Spare circular wire brush electrode 114mm
T9993773- Spare circular wire brush electrode 127mm
T9993774- Spare circular wire brush electrode 152mm
T9993775- Spare circular wire brush electrode 203mm
T9993776- Spare circular wire brush electrode 254mm
T9993777- Spare circular wire brush electrode 305mm
Wire Brush Probes, band brush, flat brush, internal and external pipe brush probes
   Elcometer 266 280 DC Portable Holiday Spark Detector C Type Brush T99922752 ‘C-type’ wire brush holder †
(order C-type brush from the list below)
T99922907 ‘C-type’ wire brush support handle
Outside Diameter (OD)
DN NPS
T99922745-1 External ‘C-type’ wire brush 150 – 250mm 6 – 9″
T99922745-2 External ‘C-type’ wire brush 250 – 350mm 9 – 12″
T99922745-3 External ‘C-type’ wire brush 350 – 450mm 12 – 16″
T99922745-4 External ‘C-type’ wire brush 450 – 550mm 16 – 20″
T99922745-5 External ‘C-type’ wire brush 550 – 650mm 20 – 24″
T99922745-6 External ‘C-type’ wire brush 650 – 750mm 24 – 28″
T99922745-7 External ‘C-type’ wire brush 750 – 850mm 28 – 32″
T99922745-8 External ‘C-type’ wire brush 850 – 950mm 32 – 36″
T99922745-9 External ‘C-type’ wire brush 950 – 1050mm 36 – 40″
T99922745-10 External ‘C-type’ wire brush 1050 – 1150mm 40 – 44″
†  Wire brush holder supplied separately (T99922752)
Conductive Rubber Probes
Elcometer 266 280 DC Portable Holiday Spark Detector Right Angle Rubber Probe T99920022-11 Right angled rubber probe 250mm
T99920022-12 Right angled rubber probe 500mm
T99920022-13 Right angled rubber probe 1000mm
T99920022-14 Right angled rubber probe 1400mm
T99926731 Spare rubber electrode 250mm
T99926732 Spare rubber electrode 500mm
T99926733 Spare rubber electrode 1000mm
T99926734 Spare rubber electrode 1400mm
Rolling Springs, available in phosphor bronze or stainless steel
Elcometer 266 280 DC Portable Holiday Spark Detector Drawing Each spring is supplied with an easy-release coupling piece, allowing users to quickly connect and disconnect the rolling spring at stanchions, pillars, etc.
Please note that rolling springs are not supplied with a spring holder. Please order the appropriate rolling spring holder separately.
Rolling springs are available in 2 versions, phosphor bronze round spring and 304 stainless steel box section spring. The 19mm (0.75”) diameter phosphor bronze springs are almost 3 times lighter than the 34mm (1.33”) diameter stainless steel springs.
Part Number Description
Rolling Springs, available in phosphor bronze or stainless steel, rolling spring holders are supplied separately
T99920086 Phosphor bronze rolling spring holder
Order the relevant phosphor bronze spring(s) from the list below
T99922746 Stainless steel rolling spring holder
Order the relevant stainless spring(s) from the list below
Part Number Rolling Spring Description / Dimensions
Elcometer 266 280 DC Portable Holiday Spark Detector Phosphor Bronze Elcometer 266 280 DC Portable Holiday Spark Detector Stainless Steel
Nominal Pipe Size Pipe Outside Diameter (OD)
DN NPS millimeters (mm) inches (”)
Phosphor Bronze Stainless Steel (mm) (inches) min OD max OD min OD max OD
T99920438-15A 40 1.5 48 54 1.9 2.1
T99920438-15B 40 1.5 54 60 2.1 2.4
T99920438-20A 50 2 60 66 2.4 2.6
T99920438-20B 50 2 66 73 2.6 2.9
T99920438-25A T99922744-25A 65 2.5 73 80 2.9 3.1
T99920438-25B T99922744-25B 65 2.5 80 88 3.1 3.5
T99920438-30A T99922744-30A 80 3 88 95 3.5 3.7
T99920438-30B T99922744-30B 80 3 95 100 3.7 3.9
T99920438-35A T99922744-35A 90 3.5 100 108 3.9 4.3
T99920438-35B T99922744-35B 90 3.5 108 114 4.3 4.5
T99920438-40A T99922744-40A 100 4 114 125 4.5 4.9
T99920438-45A T99922744-45A 114 4.5 125 136 4.9 5.4
T99920438-45B T99922744-45B 114 4.5 136 141 5.4 5.6
T99920438-50A T99922744-50A 125 5 141 155 5.6 6.1
T99920438-50B T99922744-50B 125 5 155 168 6.1 6.6
T99920438-60A T99922744-60A 152 6 168 180 6.6 7.1
T99920438-60B T99922744-60B 152 6 180 193 7.1 7.6
T99920438-70A T99922744-70A 178 7 193 213 7.6 8.4
T99920438-70B T99922744-70B 178 7 213 219 8.4 8.6
T99920438-80A T99922744-80A 203 8 219 240 8.6 9.4
T99920438-90A T99922744-90A 229 9 240 264 9.4 10.4
T99920438-100A T99922744-100A 254 10 264 290 10.4 11.6
T99920438-110A T99922744-110A 279 11 290 320 11.4 12.6
T99920438-120A T99922744-120A 305 12 320 350 12.6 13.8
T99920438-140A T99922744-140A 256 14 350 375 13.8 14.8
T99920438-140B T99922744-140B 256 14 375 400 14.8 15.7
T99920438-160A T99922744-160A 406 16 400 435 15.7 17.1
T99920438-160B T99922744-160B 406 16 435 450 17.1 17.7
T99920438-180A T99922744-180A 457 18 450 500 17.7 19.7
T99920438-200A T99922744-200A 508 20 500 550 19.7 21.7
T99920438-220A T99922744-220A 559 22 550 600 21.7 23.6
T99920438-240A T99922744-240A 610 24 600 650 23.6 25.6
T99920438-260A T99922744-260A 660 26 650 700 25.6 27.6
T99920438-280A T99922744-280A 711 28 700 750 27.6 29.5
T99920438-300A T99922744-300A 762 30 750 810 29.5 31.9
T99920438-320A T99922744-320A 813 32 810 860 31.9 33.9
T99920438-340A T99922744-340A 864 34 860 910 33.9 35.8
T99920438-360A T99922744-360A 914 36 910 960 35.8 37.8
T99920438-380A T99922744-380A 956 38 960 1010 37.8 39.8
T99920438-400A T99922744-400A 1016 40 1010 1060 39.8 41.7
T99920438-420A T99922744-420A 1067 42 1060 1110 41.7 43.7
T99920438-440A T99922744-440A 1118 44 1110 1160 43.7 45.7
T99920438-460A T99922744-460A 1168 46 1160 1210 45.7 47.6
T99920438-480A T99922744-480A 1219 48 1210 1270 47.6 50
T99920438-500A T99922744-500A 1270 50 1270 1320 50 52
T99920438-520A T99922744-520A 1321 52 1320 1370 52 53.9
T99920438-540A T99922744-540A 1372 54 1370 1425 53.9 56.1
Other sizes are available upon request. Please contact BAMR for more information.

 

Other Accessories

Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Portable Holiday / Spark Detector – Other Accessories

Part Number Description
T28022769 Light weight, rugged, wheeled transit case – ideal for gauge transportation, with additional space to house up to 20m of phosphor bronze or 6m of stainless steel rolling spring
T28022622 Trailing signal return lead, 5m
Grounding mats
Grounding mats are ideal for testing on un-grounded pipes. The conductive rubber mat is wrapped around the coated pipe and connected to both the grounding pin (supplied separately) and the signal return lead.
Part Number Description Outside Diameter (OD)
DN NPS
Elcometer 280 DC Portable Holiday Spark Detector Grounding Mat T28022637-1 Grounding Mat up to 229mm up to 9”
T28022637-2 Grounding Mat up to 457mm up to 18”
T28022637-3 Grounding Mat up to 762mm up to 30”
T28022637-4 Grounding Mat up to 1067mm up to 42”
T28022748 Grounding pin; 60cm long x 0.2cm diameter
T28022749 10m earth lead, clips each end
T28022750 10m earth lead, clip / Elcometer 280 connector

 

Instruction Manual

Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Portable Holiday / Spark Detector – Instruction Manual

Elcometer 280 Pulsed DC Portable Holiday / Spark Detector – Instruction Manual