BACtrack S30 Automobile Accessories User Manual

Breathalyzer
S30
Owner’s
Manual
Table Of Contents
Introduction
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
The BACTRACK® Select S30 Breathalyzer is an alcohol screening
device, used for the detection of alcohol in the breath. The
BACTRACK provides a digital result, displaying an estimate of
the subject’s BAC (Blood Alcohol Content). Before you begin
testing, it is very important to read the entire owner’s manual.
It is also very important to have the instrument calibrated
periodically as recommended on page 12. Failure to do so
may result in readings that are inaccurate.
Dose-specific Effects of Alcohol. . . . . . . . 4
Alcohol and Its Effects on the Human Body
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
When a person consumes alcohol, the alcohol is absorbed from
the mouth, throat, stomach and intestines into the bloodstream.
The alcohol in the bloodstream exchanges with air deep in
the lungs. The percent of alcohol in a person’s blood (BAC)
is proportional to the percent of alcohol in a person’s breath
(BrAC). The BACTRACK measures a subject’s deep lung air
alcohol level and converts it to the estimated BAC.
This device is intended to measure alcohol
in human breath. Measurements obtained
by this device are used in the diagnosis of
alcohol intoxication.
Components Diagram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
“BAC” means Blood Alcohol Concentration. It is measured in %.
Verification and Calibration . . . . . . . . . . 12
How does alcohol affect my body?
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Alcohol is a depressant. It has a relaxing effect on the muscles in
your body. The muscles of your eyes relax and lose focus. Your
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eyesight will become fuzzy and you may experience double
vision. Brain activity is slowed. Your judgment, reflexes, and
coordination are all negatively affected. Some vision impairments
that occur when you have been drinking include:
• Narrowing of your field of vision
• Reduction in your depth perception
• Decreased ability to see in darkness
• Increased sensitivity to glare and a longer time for your
eyes to readjust from the glare
How does alcohol affect my driving?
We can’t emphasize enough how dangerous it is for you to
drink and drive. Your vision and your brain are the most
important factors in driving safely. If you jeopardize either by
drinking, and then you drive, you are likely to be involved in
a serious or fatal collision.
There is no safe way to drive under the influence of
alcohol. Even one drink can make you unsafe.
Some mental (brain) impairment can occur when you have been
drinking, including:
• Reduced awareness of danger
• Becoming overly confident and reckless
• Difficulty in making decisions
• Reduction in balance
• Slowed reflexes
• Impaired judgment
From California Department of Motor Vehicles (http://www.dmv.ca.gov)
Variations among individuals and other factors, such as altitude
and air temperature, affect the degree of intoxication. Some
individuals may become intoxicated at low BAC levels. A low
BAC on a breath alcohol tester does not mean that a person’s
reaction times can respond to any emergency encountered.
Individuals should not drink alcohol and drive or use any
machinery after consuming alcohol.
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Dose-specific Effects of Alcohol*
BAC
Dose-Specific Effects1
0.02-0.03%
Slight euphoria. Loss of shyness.
Depressant effects are not apparent.
Impairment possible in some individuals.
0.04-0.06%
Feeling of well-being, relaxation, lower
inhibitions and sensation of warmth.
Euphoria. Some minor impairment of
reasoning and memory. Lowering of
caution. Driving skills may be impaired
at this level of intoxication.
0.07-0.09%
0.10-0.12%
Slight impairment of balance, speech,
vision, reaction time, and hearing.
Euphoria. Judgment and self-control are
reduced. Caution, reason and memory
are impaired. Driving skills are always
impaired at this level of intoxication
and higher.
Significant impairment of motor
coordination and loss of good judgment.
Speech may be slurred. Balance, vision,
reaction time and hearing will be
impaired. Euphoria.
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BAC
Dose-Specific Effects1
0.130.15%
Gross motor impairment and lack
of physical control. Blurred vision
and major loss of balance. Euphoria
is reduced and dysphoria (anxiety,
restlessness) is beginning to appear.
0.160.20%
Dysphoria predominates. Nausea
may appear.
0.25%
Needs assistance in walking. Total
mental confusion. Dysphoria with
nausea and some vomiting.
0.30%
Loss of consciousness.
0.40%
and up
Onset of coma. Possible death due
to respiratory arrest**.
Bailey, William J., Drug Use in American Society, 3rd ed.,
Minneapolis: Burgess, 1993
* The effects of alcohol intoxication are greatly influenced by
individual variations among users. Some users will be intoxicated
at a much lower BAC than shown above.
**Death can occur at a lower BAC in some individuals.
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The generally accepted legal standard for alcohol intoxication in the
United States is 0.08%. However, your driving skills can be impaired
at a level of 0.04% or lower. It is never safe to drink any amount of
alcohol and drive.
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Operation
Preparation
I m po r ta n t !
Installing the Battery
Insert two AAA batteries in the battery compartment.
Components diagram
FRO N T VIEW
Mouthpiece
Mouthpiece Adapter
Breath
Intake Area
LCD Display
Power
Button
Battery Cover
(back)
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Test subjects should wait 20 minutes after eating,
drinking, or smoking before blowing into the
BACTRACK Breathalyzer. Failure to wait 20 minutes
can provide inaccurate test results and damage
the sensor.
Before Start
Attach the Mouthpiece Adapter and
Mouthpiece.
STEP 1: Start
Press the POWER button to turn on
the BACTRACK. The total number of
tests performed since the last service is
briefly displayed and then a countdown
sequence begins.
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STEP 2: Start-up
START
When the countdown approaches 1,
begin to inhale a deep breath.
START
START
START
STEP 3: Breath Sampling
When the countdown reaches zero, the
BACTRACK will begin beeping and the
LCD segments will circle. Blow hard,
continuously, for five full seconds. While
a user is blowing, the BACTRACK will
sound a continuous tone. Keep blowing
until two beeps are heard.
STEP 4: Breath Analysis
When finished taking a breath sample,
the BACTRACK will circle the outer LCD
fields for three seconds while analyzing
the breath sample.
STEP 5: Display %BAC
Once the sensor technology has
analyzed the breath sample, the
estimated BAC (Blood Alcohol Content)
value is flashed on the screen.
Alerts
Battery Low
The battery power is low. Please
START
replace
the batteries.
Flow Error
The breath sample was not sufficient.
Please repeat the testing process,
ensuring a continuous, five second
breath sample.
Time Out
If the user does not blow within 10
seconds, the unit displays [Err] and
shuts down.
Calibration
The unit requires recalibration or
maintenance. Please refer to the
Verification and Calibration section
of this manual.
The test result will be displayed for 10
seconds. Then the BACTRACK will beep
five times before powering off.
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Specifications
Precautions
Weight
1.33 x 4.05 x 0.98 inches
(3.4 x 10.3 x 2.5 cm)
1.87 oz (53 g)
1. Wait at least 20 minutes after drinking, eating or smoking
before testing. Not observing this waiting period can cause
inaccurate readings and damage the sensor.
Sensor
Technology
Detection Range
MicroCheck™ advanced
semiconductor technology
0.00 – 0.40 %BAC
2. Do not blow smoke, food, or liquids into the BACTRACK
as this will damage the sensor.
Test Count
Displays total number of tests performed
Power Supply
Two AAA alkaline batteries, included
4. Replace the two AAA batteries when the battery indicator icon
reaches one bar.
Dimensions
Battery Life
Approximately 200~300 times
Warm Up Time
10-30 seconds, depending on last use
Response Time
5 seconds
Sensor
Accuracy
Operating
Temperature
+/- 0.01 %BAC @ 0.02 %BAC
50 -104 °F (10-40 °C)
3. Do not test in areas with strong winds, smoke, or in an area
where a large amount of alcohol is being consumed.
5. Send your tester in for periodic calibration service as
required. (See calibration).
6. The BACTRACK Breathalyzer is designed to be used in a
temperature range of 50-104 °F (10-40 °C). Operation of the
unit in temperature ranges above or below this range may
affect the accuracy of results.
7. Avoid testing in the presence of any substances that contain
methyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol or acetone. These
substances may interfere with the results of the test.
8. You cannot use the results of this product in court.
This device has been tested using NHTSA/DOT procedures. In
this testing, the accuracy of this device was established at Blood
Alcohol Concentrations (BAC) of 0.008 and 0.032, but not at
greater concentrations. Additional laboratory testing has been
performed at concentrations ranging from 0.00 – 0.40% BAC.
9. Do not use the BACTRACK as a tool to determine whether you
should operate a motor vehicle or equipment, or perform any
other dangerous act.
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10. Do not drink and drive. Always have a designated driver
when alcohol is being consumed.
Verification and Calibration
The BACTRACK is calibrated during manufacture using advanced
alcohol simulation equipment. Known alcohol concentrations
are passed through the sensor to set baseline values for testing.
During testing, the unit compares users’ breath samples to these
baseline values.
The accuracy of breath alcohol testers can fluctuate after six to
twelve months of normal use, depending on the number of tests
performed and operating conditions.
If this product is providing inconsistent test results, is not providing
any test results, or provides unusually high or low test results,
the product should be recalibrated immediately by a trained
professional.
The product should be recalibrated at least every six to twelve
months depending on frequency of use and operating conditions.
We recommend sending the unit in for calibration after 200 tests
have been performed, or every 6 to 12 months if less than 200
tests have been performed. If the product is used every day, it
may need to be recalibrated as frequently as every month.
Calibration Instructions
Please visit www.bactrack.com or call 877-334-6876 for
information on how to get your BACTRACK Breathalyzer
recalibrated.
During recalibration, a professional technician will reset the
sensor baseline values and also perform a full diagnostic check
to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the product.
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One-Year Limited Warranty
KHN Solutions’ warranty obligations for this product are limited
to the following:
KHN Solutions warrants this product against defects in materials
and workmanship under normal use for a period of ONE (1)
YEAR from the date of retail purchase by the original end-user
purchaser (“Warranty Period”). Except as provided in the
preceding sentence or applicable law, KHN Solutions provides
this product “as is”. If a defect arises and a valid claim is
received by KHN Solutions within the Warranty Period, at its
option, KHN Solutions will either (1) repair the product, (2)
exchange the prod-uct with a product that is new or which has
been manufactured from new or serviceable used parts and is at
least functionally equivalent to the original product, or (3) refund
the purchase price of the product. When a refund is given,
the product for which the refund is provided must be returned
to KHN Solutions and becomes KHN Solutions’ property. This
warranty is limited to the original end-user purchaser and is not
transferable to, or enforceable by, any subsequent owner.
Exclusions, Limitations, and Disclaimers
KHN Solutions makes no warranties, express or implied, as to
the ability of this product to determine whether, or the extent
to which, a test subject’s mental or physical functioning, or
judgment, may be impaired by blood alcohol including whether
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the test subject is intoxicated under any definition of that word.
KHN Solutions expressly disclaims any liability for direct,
indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages of any
nature under any legal theory. Any act or failure to act based
on a reading from this product shall be at the test subject’s or
user’s own risk. KHN Solutions assumes no responsibility for
consequences to or of test subjects who use this product and later
are shown to have been under the influence of alcohol or to have
had their judgment or any mental or bodily function impaired by
alcohol. Correlation between breath alcohol content and blood
alcohol concentration depends on many variables, including
environmental factors (such as air quality, wind, humidity,
temperature, etc.) and health conditions of the test subject. A
low BAC reading does not mean that the test subject’s physical
or mental performance or judgment (including reaction times)
can respond to an emergency. The concentration of alcohol in
the blood of a test subject cannot be exactly determined by using
a breath alcohol screening product.
KHN Solutions does not warrant that the operation of the
product will be error-free. KHN Solutions is not responsible for
any consequences arising from failure to follow instructions
or relating to the product’s use. This warranty does not apply:
(a) to consequences caused by accident, abuse, tampering,
misuse, flood, fire, earthquake or other external causes; (b)
to consequences caused by operating the product outside the
permitted or intended uses described by KHN Solutions; (c) to
consequences caused by service performed by anyone who
is not a representative of KHN Solutions or a KHN Solutions
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Authorized Service Provider; or (d) to a product or part that has
been modified to alter functionality or capability without the
written permission of KHN Solutions.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THIS WARRANTY AND
THE REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN
LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, REMEDIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, STATUTORY, EXPRESS
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LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND WARRANTIES
AGAINST HIDDEN OR LATENT DEFECTS. IF KHN SOLUTIONS
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SUCH WARRANTIES SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE
DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY AND TO THE REPAIR
OR REPLACEMENT SERVICE AS DETERMINED BY KHN
SOLUTIONS IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION.
No KHN Solutions reseller, agent, or employee is authorized to
make any modification, extension, or addition to this warranty.
If any term is held to be illegal or unenforceable, the legality
or enforceability of the remaining terms shall not be affected
or impaired.
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EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS WARRANTY AND TO THE
MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, KHN SOLUTIONS IS
NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE; LOSS OF
REVENUE OR INCOME; LOSS OF ACTUAL OR ANTICIPATED
PROFITS (INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS FROM A CONTRACT);
LOSS OF THE USE OF MONEY; LOSS OF ANTICIPATED
SAVINGS; LOSS OF BUSINESS; LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY; LOSS
OF GOODWILL, OR LOSS OF REPUTATION.
Some countries, states and provinces do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or allow
limitations on how long an implied warranty or condition may
last, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also
have other rights that vary by country, state or province. This
Limited Warranty is governed by and construed under the laws
of the country in which the product purchase took place.
Obtaining Warranty Service
Please be sure to read this instruction manual carefully if you
believe your product is not operating properly. If you still feel
that your product requires warranty service, please follow
these instructions:
Obtain a Return Authorization (RA) number by calling toll-free
877-334-6876 or by emailing service@bactrack.com.
When shipping the product back to KHN Solutions, please
package the product carefully and ship using a major carrier
(UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc). To ensure proper credit for a returned
item,
be sure to obtain a delivery confirmation on the return shipment.
The customer is responsible for all return shipping charges.
Include the following information with your returned product:
• Your Return Authorization number
• Name, address, and phone number as stated
at the time of order
• A copy of your original sales receipt
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