The Bowmonk BrakeCheck is a fully self-contained, portable, battery-powered brake meter that can be used by workshops, government traffic authorities, testing and inspection stations etc. to test and report on vehicle brake efficiency. The unit is MOT approved.

The Bowmonk BrakeCheck determines braking efficiency of both the Service Brake (Foot brake) and Hand Brake by measuring deceleration.

Designed to be self-compensating, the instrument will indicate on the LED screen when it is positioned level enough to perform a brake test. A generous tolerance ensures "level enough" is easily achieved. All operations are performed using only three buttons on the unit.

The Bowmonk BrakeCheck can be used to test any type of vehicle, including motorcycles, and can be positioned anywhere in the vehicle.

The device operates on 4 rechargeable Nickel Cadmium batteries and will power-down after a period of inactivity to conserve energy.

With the Bowmonk BrakeCheck, test results can be viewed on the display or downloaded to a PC. Printing can be done from the PC or by using a portable serial or infrared printer.

There are 2 BrakeCheck models available:

Part number BOW 801: stores only 1 Service Brake and 1 Hand Brake test into memory.

Part number BOW 803: stores 99 Service Brake and 99 Hand Brake tests into memory.


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Bowmonk BrakeCheck - Features
  • Double Axis Accelerometer
  • Measures Peak Deceleration Front/Rear
  • Measures Average Deceleration Front/Rear
  • Measures Peak Acceleration Left/Right
  • Vehicle pulls Left/Right indication and value
  • Calculates Stopping Distance (metres or feet)
  • Calculates Test Speed (km/h or mph)
  • Can be used for Hand Brake Test
  • Audio Signal
  • Measures Ambient Temperature in °C and °F
  • Battery charger supplied
  • Operates for one hour or approximately 120 tests on full charge
  • Can be used after 5 minutes of charging
  • Battery charge indicator
  • Automatic level compensation
  • Simple LED indicator system
  • Easy to use
  • "Calibration Required" indicator
  • Three digit readout
  • Display can be read in sunlight
  • Internal self diagnostics
  • Test results are stated in 'G' units and are accurate to +/- 0.02G
  • Size: 170 x 80 x 35 mm
  • Weight: 0.4kg

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