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BITE3

Battery impedance tester
- DISCONTINUED

This product is now obsolete. Recommended alternative products are the BITE5 and the BITE2/2P.

  • Determines health of lead-acid cells up to 2000 Ah
  • On-line testing with Pass/Warning/Fail calculations
  • Measures impedance, interconnection resistance, and cell voltage
  • Windows CE operating system with 32 MB of memory
  • Measures float and ripple currents
  • Includes PowerDB LITE Management Software

The 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. What's more, 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 analyser 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 is one of the easiest instruments to use. Its measurements, along with temperature, specific gravity and other battery data, can provide the best basis for evaluating the overall health of batteries from terminal plate to terminal plate and, to a lesser extent, the charger (from ripple current and its harmonic content). Megger recommends that the BITE3 be made part of a comprehensive battery maintenance program with readings taken and recorded semi-annually for flooded lead-acid cells, and quarterly for VRLA.

The BITE3 is quick, reliable, and easy to use. With a rapid test time, one person can easily, quickly, and precisely measure cell and string parameters without taking the system off-line.

Technical Documents
Technical guide
Battery data analysis
Technical guide
Battery inter-cell measurement resolution
Technical guide
Battery Ohmic Measurement AC or DC?
Technical guide
Battery testing guide
Technical guide
BITE field calibration verification
Technical guide
BITE3 Spectrum analyzer
Technical guide
Measuring Jars with Multiple Cells using PowerDB
Technical guide
NERC testing
Technical guide
Parallel battery strings
Technical guide
Recommended battery maintenance practices
Technical guide
Setting Chart Limits Power DB
Technical guide
Updating BITE3 Firmware with Power DB LITE
BITE 3
BITE3 Excel Upload Utility
Bite3upload.zip
116.2 KB | 19/12/23
Firmware 1.6.2.2
BITE3-1-6-2-2.zip
117.4 KB | 19/12/23
Firmware 2.0.1.3
BITE3-2-0-1-3.zip
125.2 KB | 19/12/23
Firmware 3.0.1.3
Bite3-3-0-1-3.zip
125.1 KB | 19/12/23
Firmware 4.0.0.3
Bite3_4-0-0-3.zip
113.9 KB | 19/12/23