The FC10 from Lifeloc Technologies is a quantitative, portable breath alcohol tester that affordably combines high precision, ease of use and ruggedness into a professional standard device.
The analyser features the fastest response and recovery times in the industry and presents users with easy to understand prompts to performing each test. The FC10 features one button operation, auto calibration, graphical flow indication and an extraordinary battery life which provides up to 6,000 tests. The monitor features a backlit LCD display which auto adjusts to the ambient lighting conditions saving power and making it perfect for use in harsh daylight conditions.
Please note that the FC10 alcohol breath analyser requires EasyTab™ mouthpieces for operation, which are available from Drug Tests Direct in bags of 100 pieces.
Drug Tests Direct recommend the biannual calibration of FC10 breathalysers to ensure operation at maximum precision and accuracy. We are happy to provide this service to our customers at an extremely competitive rate. Please contact us for further information.
The fuel cell within the FC10 has two 1″ platinum electrodes which hold an acid-electrolyte compound between them. As the test subject exhales, air flows over one side of the cell, which causes any alcohol present to be oxidised into acetic acid and also produce protons and electrons.
The electrons pass via a wire from the platinum electrode to an ammeter which measure the current and then on to the platinum electrode on the other side. After migrating through the lower portion of the fuel cell, protons, oxygen and electrons combine on the other side, forming water and carbon dioxide. Thus, the greater the quantity of alcohol that is oxidized during this process, the greater the electrical current, which can be measured and converted by a microprocessor into an acurate value for Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC).
Each FC10 alcohol breath test device kit contains of the following inclusions:
FC10 Alcohol test unit
10 EasyTab™ mouthpieces
4 × AA alkaline batteries
Waterproof carry case
1 Year warranty
The following instructions provide details on how to use the FC10 to conduct an automatic test in order to determine the blood alcohol level of a test subject.
Turn on the FC10 using the power button.
Verify the display reads “AUTO TEST.”
Attach an EasyTab™ mouthpiece to the back of the unit.
Instruct subject to blow into the mouthpiece ?rmly and steadily for as long as possible
Read the result.
Following a test, results are displayed on screen.
Press the Function button to return to the test mode.
Note: If the total expired volume is less than 1.3 litres an error message is displayed and the test must be conducted again.
1. Breath Flow
As the subject blows into the mouthpiece the FC10 displays a graphical representation of the breath flow on the display, in addition to the volume (in litres) in the upper left corner.
2. Alcohol Curve
In the event that the FC10 detects alcohol, the corresponding level is graphed displayed prior to the result.
3. Test Results
Following display of the alcohol graph, the test result is displayed. The result remains visible on the screen until either the Function or Power button is pressed.
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