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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. Why do I need a breathalyzer?

    If you drink, you can always be safer by using a breathalyzer. If you don't drink, you may know someone close to you that does.

    Without a breathalyzer, you can't be very sure about how drinking alcohol relates to your specific Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). There are generic weight charts available, but they are only vague approximations and do not account for the differences in body chemistry from person to person. Only with a breathalyzer can you know for certain.

    Even if you don't drink yourself, you may have a parent, a child, a friend or a close peer who does. Maybe you are hosting a party where alcohol will be served.

    Whatever the case, don't let your loved ones fall victim to the heavy fines, criminal records and even possible loss of life in the face of alcohol-related tragedies.

  2. What is BAC?

    BAC stands for Blood Alcohol Concentration and is a percent (%) measure of alcohol in the blood. A breathalyzer is able to calculate this percentage using only a breath sample because of the precise relationship between alcohol in the blood and alcohol metabolised into the lungs from the bloodstream. This is also why it is important to make sure the mouth is clear of contaminant (including alcohol) so that the breath sample contains pure lung air, or as close as possible.

  3. What is the BAC limit where I live?

    The BAC legal limit for all states in the US for DUI/DWI is currently set at 0.08%. For licensed drivers under the age of 21, there is a Zero Tolerance policy in most jurisdictions, with a limit of 0.01% or 0.02%.

  4. Can I drive if my breathalyzer shows that I'm under the legal limit?

    Breathalyzers are for informational/monitoring purposes only. We absolutely do NOT recommend driving after consuming ANY amount of alcohol. It has been medically shown that there is a greatly increased risk even when driving with a BAC of 0.05% or lower. There is NO "safe" amount of alcohol to drink before driving.

  5. How do I install a pre-calibrated replaceable sensor module?

    Click here for instructions.

  6. I think my breathalyzer is not showing a correct reading.

    Please wait at least 20 minutes after eating, drinking or smoking before performing a breath alcohol test. It is important that your breath sample contain ONLY lung air (See What is BAC? above).

    Remember that a breathalyzer analyzes the alcohol concentration in your lungs. If you have alcohol in your mouth, test results may be dramatically affected. Common household products like mouthwash or breath spray often contain alcohol that may cause a high reading on a breathalyzer.

    If you have owned your device for at least 6 months and/or have performed up to 200 tests on the device, it may be in need of sensor replacement.

    *Note: In rare cases, diabetics that are untreated for their condition, as well as some individuals on special diets, may exhibit elevated levels of ketones and/or acetones on their breath. High concentrations of ketones and acetones may induce a false positive in alcohol sensors.

  7. I would like information about becoming a reseller/distributor.

    Please check our Distributor page for details.

  8. Can I walk into a retail store to buy a breathalyzer?

    Currently, the only brick-and-mortar retail chain that carries our products is Fry's Electronics. You can use the Store Locator on the Fry's website for a list of retail locations.

  9. My question is not answered here.

    Please contact us. If you believe there is something wrong with your breathalyzer, you should contact us before returning the product. Many apparent problems may be resolved without physical service.