Owner`s manual | BACtrack S50 Automobile Accessories User Manual

Breathalyzer
S50
Owner’s
Manual
Table Of Contents
This device is intended to measure
alcohol in human breath. Measurements
obtained by this device are used in the
diagnosis of alcohol intoxication.
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Dose-specific Effects of Alcohol . . . . 4
Preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Components Diagram. . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Verification and Calibration. . . . . . 12
One-Year Limited Warranty. . . . . . 13
Track your B.A.C. – BACTRACK!
Introduction
The BACTRACK® Select S50 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.
Alcohol and Its Effects on the Human Body
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.
“BAC” means Blood Alcohol Concentration. It is measured in %.
How does alcohol affect my body?
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 eyesight will become fuzzy and you may experience
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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
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
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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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.
From California Department of Motor Vehicles (http://www.dmv.ca.gov)
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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%
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.
0.10-0.12%
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
0.13-0.15%
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.
0.16-0.20%
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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Preparation
Installing the Battery
Install two AA batteries in the battery compartment.
(Batteries are included.)
Components diagram
FRONT V IEW
Mouthpiece
Display Window
Ready
LED Light
Warning LED Light
Power Button
Battery Cover
(back)
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Operation
I m po r ta n t !
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.
STEP 1: Insert a disposable mouthpiece.
It is recommended to insert a new
mouthpiece before each test.
STEP 2: 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 3: When the countdown approaches
10, begin to inhale a deep breath.
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STEP 4: When the countdown reaches zero,
the READY light will flash and two beeps
will sound. 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 5: When finished taking a breath
sample, the BACTRACK will circle the outer
LED fields for three seconds while analyzing
the breath sample.
STEP 6: Once the sensor technology has
analyzed the breath sample, the estimated
BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) value is
flashed on the screen.
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The test result will be displayed for 10 seconds. Then the
BACTRACK will
beep five times before powering off.
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If the BAC reading is over 0.05%, the red WARN lamp
will illuminate and a rapid beep alarm will sound.
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Understanding
BAC Results
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The displayed result is an estimate of the test subject’s BAC.
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A breath alcohol
tester cannot determine
the exact BAC in the blood
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%BACCorrelation between BrAC and BAC depends on
of the test subject.
many factors, such as temperature and health conditions. Therefore,
only use this device as a tool to screen for the presence of alcohol.
%BAC a positive test for alcohol
Many people consider
a 0.02% or greater
%BAC
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%BAC have 0.08% as the legal
%BAC screening. Most states
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in “zero tolerance”
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BAC limit for tasks such as operating a motor vehicle. Some states
WAIT driving commercial vehicles or any vessel with a 0.04%
prohibit
BAC or higher. Many states and countries prosecute individuals for
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driving under the
influence at any level.
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Alerts
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Battery Low: The battery power is low.
Please replace the batteries.
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Flow Error: The breath sample was not
sufficient. Please repeat the testing process,
ensuring a continuous,
5 second breath
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sample.
Time Out: If the user does not blow within
10 seconds, the unit displays [Out] and
shuts down. %BAC
Calibration: The unit requires recalibration or
maintenance. Please refer to the Verification
and Calibration section of this manual.
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Specifications
Dimensions
2.32 x 4.56 x 1.06 inches
(5.9 x 11.6 x 2.7 cm)
Weight
3.88 oz (110 g)
with mouthpiece and batteries
Sensor
Technology
Advanced semiconductor
Detection Range
0.00 – 0.40 %BAC
Test Count
Displays total number of tests performed
Power Supply
Two AA alkaline batteries, included
Battery Life
Approximately 200~300 times
Warm Up Time
10-30 seconds, depending on last use
Response Time
5 seconds
Sensor
Accuracy
+/- 0.01 %BAC @ .02 %BAC
Operating
Temperature
50-104 °F (10-40 °C)
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.
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Precautions
1. Wait at least 20 minutes after drinking, eating or smoking before
testing. Not observing this waiting period can cause inaccurate
readings, damage the sensor, and void your warranty.
2. Do not blow smoke, food, or liquids into the BACTRACK as this
will damage the sensor.
3. Do not test in areas with strong winds, smoke, or in an area
where a large amount of alcohol is being consumed.
4. Replace the two AA batteries when the screen displays [bat].
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. Diabetes, a low caloric intake diet, or certain health conditions
may cause a false positive test when there is an increased keytone
concentration in the breath. Consult with a licensed physician to
see if this may apply to you.
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.
10.Do not drink and drive. Always have a designated driver when
alcohol is being consumed.
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Verification and Calibration
The BACTRACK Select S50 Breathalyzer 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 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 product 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 the
test subject is intoxicated under any definition of that word. KHN
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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 Authorized Service
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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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FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND WARRANTIES AGAINST
HIDDEN OR LATENT DEFECTS. IF KHN SOLUTIONS CANNOT
LAWFULLY DISCLAIM STATUTORY OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES
THEN TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL 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.
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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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BACTRACK
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San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: 877-334-6876
Fax: 415-358-8030
Sales: sales@bactrack.com
Service: service@bactrack.com
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