Megger Torkel 860 Multi Battery Load Tester


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Via a DC clamp-on ammeter, the Megger TORKEL860 measures total battery current while regulating it at a constant level.

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NB: This product is now obsolete and has been replaced by the Torkel 910, 930 and 950.

The Megger Torkel860 Multi is designed primarily for people who travel from place to place to maintain battery systems having different voltages. It features excellent discharging capacity plus a broad voltage range and Megger Torkel with extra load unit.outstanding portability - a unique combination.

Batteries in power plants and transformer substations must provide the equipment they serve with standby power in the event of  a power failure. Unfortunately, however, the capacity of such batteries can drop significantly for a number of reasons before their calculated life expectancy is reached.

The Torkel 860 is used for systems ranging from 12 to 480 V, and discharging can proceed at up to 110 A. If higher current is desired, two or more Torkel 860 units or extra load units, TXL, can be linked together.

Together, Megger TORKEL and the TXL Extra Loads form a system that can discharge batteries with currents of up to several kA. TXL Extra Loads are connected directly to the battery, and TORKEL measures the total current using a clamp-on ammeter.

The external current measurement function enables the Torkel to measure the total current in an external path and base  regulation on this measurement. A DC clamp-on ammeter (optional accessory) has to be used for this measurement. It can be applied at one of the battery terminals or at an inter-cell connector. The clamp-on ammeter must measure the total current, including that which passes through Torkel.


Batteries can be tested “in service”.
Unit adjusts to include load currents in the test parameters.
User adjustable alarm and shutdown points to avoid excessive discharge.
Easily expandable for larger battery banks using TXL extra load units (option).
Computerised test operation using TorkelWin software (option).

Torkel860 Specifications:

  • Current measurement: 0.0 – 2999A.
  • Basic inaccuracy: ±(0.5% of reading +0.2A.
  • Resolution: 0.1A.
  • Internal current measurement range: 0 – 300A.
  • Voltage measurement: Display range 0.0 – 60V.
  • Basic inaccuracy: ±(0.5% of reading +0.1V).
  • Resolution: 0.1V.
  • Display range 0.0 – 500V.
  • Basic inaccuracy: ±(0.5% of reading +1 V).
  • Resolution: 0.1V.
  • Max. battery voltage: 480 V DC (TORKEL 860).
  • Max. current: 110A.
  • Max. power: 15 kW.
  • Battery voltage range: 5 ranges, selected automatically at start of test.
  • Mains voltage: 100 - 240 V AC, 50 / 60 Hz.
  • Dimensions: Instrument 210 x 353 x 700mm.
  • Weight: 38kg (83.8 lbs) with accessories and transport case.
  • Megger Torkel860 Warranty: 1 year.


Includes: Megger Torkel 860 Operating instructions, cable set & transport case.


Optional Accessories Order Code    
TORKEL Win PC software BS-8208X
TXL830 Extra load BS-59093
TXL850 Extra load BS-59095
TXL870 Extra load BS-59097
TXL890 Extra load BS-59099
Cable set for TXL850 GA-00554
Extension cable set, 110 A GA-00552
Sensing lead set GA-00210
DC clamp-on ammeter, 200 A XA-12992
DC clamp-on ammeter, 1000 A XA-12990
BVM150, System of 16 BVM units CJ-59092
BVM300, System of 31 BVM units CJ-59093
BVM600, System of 61 BVM units CJ-59096

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Megger Torkel 860 Multi Battery Load Tester