The Megger BM15 5kv insulation resistance tester measures insulation resistance and voltage in electrical installations, building maintenance, and telecom systems. This analog meter has manual test voltage selection for flexibility of use. The unit has four test voltage options at 500, 1,000, 2,500, and 5,000V. The unit measures insulation resistance from 100 kilohms to 20 gigaohms and voltage from 0 to 600V alternating current (AC). The tester is safety rated to European Standard EN61010-1, Category III, 300V and Category I, 600V. The Megger BM15 is commonly used by electricians, electrical contractors, and telecommunications workers.
|Power supply||8 AA batteries|
|Voltage testing range||0 to 600V AC|
|Test voltages||500, 1,000, 2,500, and 5,000V|
|Insulation resistance range||100 kilohms to 20 gigaohms|
|Weight||1.2kg / 2.6 lb.|
|Safety standard met||International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)/European Standards (EN) 61010-1 Cat III 300V, Cat I 600V|
|Dimensions||220 x 160 x 115mm / 8.9 x 6.3 x 4.5 inches|
H is height, the vertical distance from the lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.
Electrical test meters report electrical circuit properties, such as voltage, resistance, capacitance, and continuity. Available in handheld or benchtop form, they detect electrical problems in equipment, wiring, and power supplies. A variety of probes, clamps, and leads can be used to connect the meter to a circuit or device. Single-function meters, such as battery testers and voltage testers, measure one property of a circuit, and multimeters measure multiple properties. Electrical test meters display information either in analog form using a needle that moves on a calibrated scale, or in digital form using digits or a graphic representation on an LED screen. Meters have electrical properties that are to be measured and the anticipated range of results, and should have a rating that is higher than the maximum value of the anticipated range. An electrical test meter has multiple settings corresponding to potential ranges of values for the properties it can measure. A manual ranging meter requires the operator to flip through different settings until the correct range is reached. An autoranging meter cycles through range settings automatically until it reaches the correct range.
Megger manufactures equipment for cable fault locating, protective relay testing, telecommunications and data integrity, and power quality testing under multiple brand names, among them Megger, Biddle, States, and AVO. The company, founded in 1889, is headquartered in Dover, England, and meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 standards.