Megger BITE3 Battery Impedance Tester

BITE 3

Megger

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Features

  • Determines health of lead-acid cells up to 2000 Ah
  • Measures impedance, interconnection resistance and cell voltage
  • Windows CE operating system with 32 MB of memory
  • PowerDB LITE Management Software
  • meets IEC 61010-1

The Megger BITE3 battery impedance tester determines the health of lead-acid cells up to 2000 Ah by taking measurements of the most important battery parameters. The BITE3 measures cell impedance, an internal ohmic test, cell voltage, intercell connection resistance and ripple current. And, for the first time in a battery instrument, the BITE3 measures float current and the harmonic content of the ripple current. There is even a built-in spectrum analyzer to show the harmonic content of the ripple current. It has firmware that can be upgraded through the Internet and supports multiple languages.

The BITE3 includes PowerDB battery management software. Power DB allows you to organize and analyze the recorded battery test data. Ideal For NERC and FERC requirements. Power DB allows you to configure your BITE3 instrument as well as transfer the data from the BITE3 to Power DB. Power DB will then allow you to trend voltages, impedances, strap resistances, cell temperature as well as specific gravity. Power DB will also display the ripple current, float current, ambient temperature as well as having a location for an IR picture or a diagram or graphics. Power DB allows you to use red, yellow and green bands to quickly and easily compare cells versus warning and failure limits.

It is known that impedance is correlated to battery capacity and there has been a long-standing question as to when a user should replace a cell. Recent studies by EPRI* and other organizations indicate that when the impedance of a sealed battery increases by about 50% from its baseline value, the cell has degraded to less than about 70% capacity. BITE3 and PowerDB allow the user to trend data and to enter baseline values for comparison purposes and to make decisions whether on-site or in the office. Both the BITE3's impedance deviation graph and the trend graph in PowerDB clearly show the status of a cell which helps users to decide what action needs to be taken to ensure battery back up reliability based on users' criteria.

A battery's internal impedance increases as its capacity decreases due to various factors such as age, ambient temperature, discharge history, etc. The BITE3 measures internal impedance and dc voltage for lead-acid cells up to 2000 Ah in capacity. It also measures intercell connection resistance, float current and ripple current and the harmonic content of the ripple current to provide a much better evaluation than any other single instrument. Impedance finds electrical path problems due to plate sulphation, post-seal corrosion, dry-out (loss of compression), poor intracell welds and intercell connections and more.
    Applications for the Megger BITE3:
  • Cell replacement criteria based on impedance trends
  • Jumper out a cell or two
  • Clean and/or retighten intercell connectors
  • Shorten the maintenance interval, etc
  • Evaluate float current and ripple current effects
  • Electrical power generation plants
  • Substations — utility, railroad, industrial
  • Telecommunications facilities — OSP, Wireless, POPs, MTSOs, Fiber Regens
  • UPS systems — standard and cabinetized batteries
  • Railroad — Signals and Communications, CTC
  • Aircraft power supplies
  • Marine and military
The Megger BITE3 battery impedence tester ships complete with:
  • PowerDB software
  • Canvas carrying case
  • RS-232 null modem cable
  • Line chaarger
  • Battery
  • Dual-point lead set
  • Tip kit
Megger 35865 Lighted Probe Extension Kit
Probe extensions & adapters allow the BITE3 battery impedance tester to reach into tight spaces to test a battery without taking if off line
$335.00
Megger 35871 USB/RS232 Adapter
Connects the BITE3 battery impedance tester directly to a PC's USB port allowing communication with PCs that do not have serial ports
$129.00
Megger 35873 Current Transformer Kit
Measures escaped current on the BITE3 battery impedance tester to perform impedance testing on parallel battery strings
$575.00
Megger 35890 Carrying Case
Hard sided polyethylene case for the BITE3 battery impedance tester and accessories
$420.00
Megger 36616 Dual Point Lead Set
6 foot lead set for BITE2, BITE2P and BITE3 battery impedance testers
$670.00
Megger 246033 CT Extension Cable
20 foot (6 meter) cable for BITE2 & BITE2P battery impedance testers
$144.00
Megger 246039 Bar Code Label Printing Software
For use with Megger BITE2, BITE2P, & BITE3 battery impedance testers
$385.00
Megger 2001-692 Eight Channel Digital Hydrometer Kit
Measures the battery electrolyte specific to gravity and temperature for BITE2, BITE2P, & BITE3 battery impedance testers
$7,680.00
Megger BI-10004 AMP/Burndy Lead Set
For small telco batteries, allows the BITE3 battery impedance tester to be used in strings utilizing 2-pin amp connectors
$113.00
Megger BI-10005 Kelvin Clip Lead Set
Allows the BITE3 battery impedance tester to clip directly to battery terminals and straps while performing measurements
$225.00
Megger BI-10006 Quick Disconnect Lead Set
Allows the BITE3 battery impedance tester to be used in strings utilizing spade lugs in their configuration, for ELU & security systems
$113.00
Megger BI-10017 Tip Kit
Four replacement waffle tips for BITE3 battery impedance tester pistol probes
$52.00
Megger 35755-3 Printer
Thermal printer allows you to print immediatly & leave a record of test data on-site, for use with the BITE3 battery impedance tester
$905.00
Megger 6121-492 Spare Battery
7Ah NiMH rechargable battery pack for the BITE3 battery impedance tester & DLRO series micro-ohmmeters
$535.00
Megger Calibration Shunts
Field testing shunt for use with BITE2/2P, BITE3, and DLRO 10/10X/10HD/10HDX
$290.00