Portable Brake Meters New Zealand Limited

Circuitlink/Bowmonk BrakeCheck Digital Brake Test Meters

The Circuitlink/Bowmonk BrakeCheck is a Waka Kotahi NZTA approved electronic decelerometer for testing and reporting on vehicle brake efficiency.

  • Waka Kotahi NZTA / WoF approved electronic decelerometer for testing trucks, heavy goods vehicle and passenger service vehicles.
  • 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 always easily achieved.
  • Tests both the Service Brake and Hand Brake
  • All operations are performed using only three buttons on the unit.
  • Stores only 1 Service Brake and 1 Hand Brake test into memory.
Hand-Held BrakeCheck

Products Available

  • Circuitlink/Bowmonk Brake Test Meter Kit - with BrakeCheck, Infrared Printer & foam lined storage case
  • Circuitlink/Bowmonk BrakeCheck - Brake Test Meter
  • Circuitlink/Bowmonk Infrared Wireless Printer for Brake Test Meter
  • Motorcycle bracket
Circuitlink/Bowmonk Brake Test Meter Kit - with BrakeCheck, Infrared Printer & Case
Bowmonk BrakeCheck - Brake Test Meter
Bowmonk BrakeCheck - Brake Test Meter
Bowmonk Infrared Printer
BrakeCheck Motorcycle bracket
BrakeCheck Motorcycle bracket
BrakeCheck with Motorcycle bracket

Circuitlink/Bowmonk BrakeCheck with Single Sensor Trigger

Circuitlink/Bowmonk BrakeCheck determines braking efficiency of both the Foot Brake and Hand/Service Brake by measuring the rate of deceleration from a speed of around 30 kph until the vehicle comes to rest. BrakeCheck is available in a variant which can also measure the brake efficiency of the Secondary Brake.

Designed to be self-compensating, the instrument will indicate on the LED screen when it is positioned level enough to perform a brake test, with a generous tolerance to ensure that this is easy to achieve.

The unit indicates whether the vehicle pulls to the left or right during braking.

Test results can be viewed on the display panel or downloaded to a PC for saving or printing. A printed report can also be produced at the time of testing using the portable infra-red printer.

The device operates on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack and will power-down after a period of inactivity to conserve energy.

As an optional feature, BrakeCheck can include a built-in GPS receiver, with the latitude and longitude of the brake test location being printed on the receipt.


Light and compact and easy to use the Circuitlink/Bowmonk BrakeCheck features:

  • Easy to read display
  • 3 operation buttons with operating buzzer
  • Automatic shut-off
  • Calibration due indicator
  • Large operating temperature range
  • Low battery indicator
  • Rapid recharge batteries
Bowmonk Brake Test Meter Kit - with BrakeCheck, Infrared Printer & Case

BrakeCheck Test Results:

Testing is triggered as soon as BrakeCheck senses the vehicle decelerating. Once triggered, it will start recording information like the average rate of deceleration, the speed of the vehicle during testing, sideways acceleration, the calculated stopping distance, temperature and the vehicle's overall braking efficiency. No other sensors required.

  • Type of Test: Service Brake or Handbrake
  • Peak and average deceleration
  • Sideways acceleration
  • Test speed
  • Stopping distance
  • Brake efficiency and imbalance
  • Temperature

Test results can be viewed on the display panel or downloaded to a PC for saving or printing.
A printed report can also be produced at the time of testing using the optional portable infra-red printer.

Example BrakeCheck printed test results