BG-One

Oil and Fuel Detector with
Smart Bilge Pump Switch
About
The BG-One (Oil and Fuel Detector with Smart Bilge Pump Switch) integrates with the bilge pump system to selectively pump out water and not oil or fuel, preventing the vessel from accumulating water and aiding in the prevention of costly oil or fuel spills. The BG-One was developed in collaboration with the marine industry needing a reliable, long lasting bilge pump switch. Having no moving parts or float switches that can easily be damaged, the BG-One will automatically turn off the bilge pump when oil or fuel is detected before a costly spill occurs. The BG-One will connect to any 12 or 24 Vdc bilge pump and alarm panel on the market today. The BG-One is CE and ISO 8846 Marine Ignition Protection Certified, tested to ABYC-1500 standards. Patented technology.
How It Works
With precise oil and fuel detection accuracy down to 1 mm (0.04 in), the BG-One minimizes the boat owners’ liability for costly cleanup and possible fines; all while extending the life and reliability of the bilge pump through selective pumping. When the sensor is configured in its factory default mode, Mode A (Marina), the pump will turn ON when water is detected and turn OFF when oil or fuel is detected. The pump will turn back ON when only water is detected. In Mode B (Marine Sanctuary) the pump will turn ON when water is detected and turn OFF when oil or fuel is detected. The pump will remain OFF until the alarm and bilge is cleared (requires power cycling of device). In Standard Mode (High Seas) the pump will turn ON when any liquid is detected and turn OFF when there is no liquid detected. Set low, medium, or high oil detection sensitivity via the BGI Config App. Set the pump run time after water and oil detection via the BGI Config App.
Reliability
With IP-68 rated durability, the BG-One is made with rugged, non-corrosive ABS plastic. The sensor comes with a heavy-duty mounting bracket to attach to a bulkhead or frame with #8×0.75” 316 stainless steel screws. Heavy-duty 14 gauge marine grade wires connect the BG-One to the bilge pump and the BG-JBox (Junction Box) that should be mounted high on a bulkhead, keeping the connections dry and reliable. The BG-One has two integrated sensors to ensure a reliable and accurate detection.

Performance and Features

  • Oil and Fuel Detection
    Down to 1 mm (0.04 in)
  • Reliability
    Two integrated sensors — solid state with no moving parts or mechanical float switches that can easily be damaged
  • Smart Bilge Pump Switch
    Built-in smart bilge pump switch for up to 20 amp bilge pumps — Mode A (Marina Mode) and Mode B (Marine Sanctuary) automatically turns off the bilge pump when oil or fuel is detected
  • Integrated Bluetooth Connectivity
    Connects to the BGI Config App available on iOS and Android devices
  • CE & ISO 8846 Marine Ignition Protection Certified
    Tested to ABYC-1500 Standards

Smart Switch Modes of Operation
(Configurable through the BGI Config App)

  • Mode A (Marina)
    Turns pump ON when water is detected
    Turns pump OFF when oil or fuel is detected
    Turns pump back ON when only water is detected
  • Mode B (Marine Sanctuary)
    Turns pump ON when water is detected
    Turns pump OFF when oil or fuel is detected
    Stays OFF until alarm and bilge is cleared (Requires power cycling of device)
  • Standard Mode (High Seas)
    Bilge pump switch only (Will turn ON or OFF for any liquid)

Electrical

  • Alarm Output
    12 or 24 Vdc, 1 amp max
  • Max Current
    20 amps
  • Operating Voltage
    12 or 24 Vdc
  • Operating Temperature Range
    Operational with Full Functionality
    32°F – 158°F / 0°C – 70°C
    Operational
    -22°F – 185°F / -30°C – 85°C
  • Five Wire System
    Heavy-duty 14 gauge marine grade wires, 6 ft long

Mechanical

  • IP-68 Rated Durability
    Rugged, non-corrosive ABS plastic housing and mounting bracket
  • Compact Size
    Without Mounting Bracket (D x H) — 4.6 in x 2.0 in
    With Mounting Bracket (L x W x H) — 5.9 in x 4.6 in x 2.0 in

How The BG-One Works

Smart Bilge Pump Switch

How The BG-One Works

Smart Switch Modes of Operation

Configurable through the BGI Config App

Mode A (Marina)

Turns pump ON when water is detected
Turns pump OFF when oil or fuel is detected
Turns pump back ON when only water is detected

Mode B (Marine Sanctuary)

Turns pump ON when water is detected
Turns pump OFF when oil or fuel is detected
Stays OFF until alarm and bilge is cleared (Requires power cycling of device)

Standard Mode (High Seas)

Bilge pump switch only (Will turn ON or OFF for any liquid)

Smart Bilge Pump Switch

Smart Switch Modes of Operation

Configurable through the BGI Config App

Mode A (Marina)

Turns pump ON when water is detected
Turns pump OFF when oil or fuel is detected
Turns pump back ON when only water is detected

Mode B (Marine Sanctuary)

Turns pump ON when water is detected
Turns pump OFF when oil or fuel is detected
Stays OFF until alarm and bilge is cleared (Requires power cycling of device)

Standard Mode (High Seas)

Bilge pump switch only (Will turn ON or OFF for any liquid)

BGI Config App

Monitor

Scan for devices via Bluetooth.

Control

Set different modes of operation for Blue Guard devices.

Personalize

Set custom names for connected devices.

BGI Sensor Config App

Detachable Mounting Bracket

Rugged, non-corrosive ABS plastic housing.

Device Mounting Bracket

Five Wire System

Heavy-duty 14 gauge marine grade wires, 6 ft long.

5 Wire System

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