Megger BGFT Battery Ground Fault Tester

Need Help? Call (800) 404-2832ATEC AssuranceWorldwide Delivery
Megger BGFT Battery Ground Fault Tester
Enlarge Image
Megger BGFT
Request Quote Print Page
BGFT Datasheet

The Battery Ground Fault Tracer is an economical, easy-to-use instrument that identifies, traces and locates ground faults in ungrounded dc systems— on-line. It is particularly effective in high electrical noise environments, as the strength of the test signal can be adjusted.

The Battery Ground Fault Tracer accelerates fault location by eliminating trial-and-error procedures and because faults can be located without going off-line. It is particularly useful in any industry where supply of power for operating measurement, communication and control equipment is critical.
Megger BGFT Features
  • Digital display of voltage and current signal amplitudes
  • Bridge measurement of fault resistance and system capacitance. (The use of the bridge is optional.)
  • Wide fault resistance measurement range from 1 kΩ to 399 kΩ
  • Immune to distributed noise
  • Soft-start charging system to prevent sensitive relay tripping
  • Convenient, hand-held receiver
  • Receiver gain control for optimal display resolution
Megger BGFT Specs
Power Source
Transmitter: 120/240 V ac, 50/60 Hz, 200 VA max.
Receiver: One 9-volt alkaline battery supplies up to 40 hours continuous use
Source Voltage Variable from 0 to 50 V rms
Source Current Load dependent from 0 to 1.7 A rms
Source Frequency 20 Hz, ±2%
Fault Resistance 1 kΩ to 399 kΩ at 50 V; bridge accuracy ±10%
Line Capacitance 0.01 to 11.1 μF; bridge accuracy ±20%
Transmitter: Separate 3-digit LCD meters for volts and current Accuracy: ±5%
Receiver: Digital meter display up to 1.999 (three gain selections)
Temperature Range
Operating: 32 to 105° F (0 to 40° C)
Storage: -5 to +130° F (-20 to +55° C)
Transmitter 7.5 H x 18.5 W x 14.5 D in. (19 H x 47 W x 37 D cm)
Receiver 1.5 H x 3.5 W x 7.5 D in. (4 H x 9 W x 19 D cm)
Transmitter: 35 lb (15.9 kg)
Receiver: 0.66 lb (0.3 kg)