BACtrack b70 Owner`s manual

BACTRACK B70
®
Breathalyzer
Tracks Blood Alcohol Content
In Seconds
Owner’s
Manual
Table Of Contents
Congratulations on your purchase of the
BACTRACK® B70 Breathalyzer! Your new
alcohol tester estimates Blood Alcohol
Content in seconds. For your convenience,
we’ve provided simple instructions to get
you started.
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Introduction
The BACTRACK® B70 Breathalyzer is a professional alcohol
screening device, used for the detection of alcohol in the breath.
The BACTRACK provides a digital result, indicating the approximate BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of the test subject. The
BACTRACK is powered by two AA batteries and is very easy to
use. Simply turn on the unit and begin testing your alcohol level
in a matter of seconds. However, before you begin testing, there
are a few things you should know. Please take a moment to
read your owner’s manual in its entirety and familiarize yourself
with the BACTRACK.
Dose-specific Effects of Alcohol . . . . 4
Alcohol and Its Effects on the Human Body
Preparation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Alcohol is absorbed from the mouth, throat, stomach and
intestines into the bloodstream.
Components Diagram. . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Verification and Calibration. . . . . . 12
One-Year Limited Warranty. . . . . . 13
Track your B.A.C. – BACTRACK!
Alcohol ingested by the human body can be detected in the
breath because of its presence in the bloodstream.
Alcohol cannot be digested, and it cannot be chemically
changed in the bloodstream. As the blood flows through the
lungs, alcohol in the bloodstream moves across the membranes
of the lung’s air sacs (alveoli) into the air. The concentration of
the alcohol in the alveolar air is directly related to the concentration of the alcohol in the blood. As the alveolar air is exhaled, the
alcohol in it can be detected by the breath alcohol testing device.
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The alcohol concentration in the breath is related to that in the
blood, and because of this, an individual’s BAC can be determined by measuring alcohol in the breath. The ratio of breath
alcohol to blood alcohol is generally estimated to be 2,100:1.
Therefore, 2,100 milliliters (ml) of alveolar air will contain approximately the same amount of alcohol as 1 ml of blood.
Alcohol is a Drug
Alcohol is the chemical (ethanol or ethyl alcohol) resulting from
the fermentation of grapes or grain. Alcohol is absorbed directly
into your bloodstream. From your bloodstream, the fluids in your
body tissues absorb the alcohol. Your brain is made up of a
large concentration of fluids and will absorb a large amount of
any alcohol you drink. Your liver eliminates the absorbed alcohol
at its own rate of time and nothing you eat or drink can speed up
the process. Your liver does this by oxidizing the alcohol (converting it into water and carbon dioxide). Coffee, food or any other
“cure” will not sober you up. Only time will do that.
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 double
vision. Brain activity is slowed. Your judgment, reflexes, and
coordination are all negatively affected.
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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
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.
From California Department of Motor Vehicles (http://www.dmv.ca.gov)
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Dose-specific Effects of Alcohol*
BAC
Dose-Specific Effects
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.
BAC
Dose-Specific Effects
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.
0.16-0.20%
Dysphoria predominates. Nausea may
appear.
0.25%
Needs assistance in walking. Total mental
confusion. Dysphoria with nausea and
some vomiting.
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.
0.30%
Loss of consciousness.
0.40% and up
Onset of coma. Possible death due to
respiratory arrest**.
0.07-0.09%
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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* T he 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.
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
Operation
I m po r ta n t !
Installing the Battery
Apply a small amount of pressure on the indentation of the battery compartment cover located on the back of the unit. Simultaneously push down and away from the unit to release the cover.
Install two AA batteries in the battery compartment.
(Batteries are not included.)
Components diagram
F RONT VIEW
BACK V IEW
Dual-Flow Breath Chamber
LCD
Screen
Speaker
BluFire®
Light Tube
Users must 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: Press and hold power for one full second.
To prevent the BACTRACK Breathalyzer from accidentally turning on, tapping the power button for
less than one second will not cause it to turn on.
STEP 2: After powering on, the unit will count
down quickly from 50 to zero. This countdown
takes approximately 10 seconds.
Power
ON/OFF
Button
STEP 3: When the countdown approaches 10,
begin to inhale a deep breath.
Battery Cover
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STEP 4: When the countdown reaches zero, the
unit will flash “blow” and “0”. Exhale through the
dual-flow breath chamber for five seconds while
holding it as close to your mouth as possible without actually touching the product to your mouth.
STEP 5: When finished taking a breath
sample, the BACTRACK will circle the outer
LCD fields for three seconds while analyzing
the breath sample.
STEP 6: Once the BluFire® sensor technology has analyzed the breath sample, the
estimated BAC (Blood Alcohol Content)
value is displayed.
IMPORTANT: Keep your lips and mouth open wide
while blowing, as indicated in the diagram below.
Ensure proper breath sample
The test result will be displayed for 10
seconds. Then the test result will blink for
another 20 seconds before shutting off.
Correct
Ensure mouth is open as
though trying to fog a mirror
or saying, “Hhhhhhha.”
Error Notification
If a user does not exhale a sufficient air
sample through the Dual-Flow tube, the
BACTRACK will display ERR. Press power
twice to retest and be sure to exhale
continuously for at least five seconds.
This feature helps achieve accurate results
by ensuring a deep lung air sample is taken.
Not Correct
Do not pucker lips together as
though blowing out candles
or whistling.
Important Breath Sampling Instructions
Be sure to exhale CONTINUOUSLY for at least FIVE FULL
SECONDS. You must exhale hard. Be sure to exhale as soon
as the countdown reaches zero.
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Powering Off
To turn the power off at any time, press and hold the power
button for one second.
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Specifications
Precautions
Dimensions
4.25 x 1.63 x 0.81 inches
(10.8 x 4.1 x 2.1 cm)
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.
Weight
1.4 oz (39.7 grams)
2. Do not blow smoke, food, or liquids into the Dual-Flow Breath
Chamber as this will damage the sensor.
Sensor
Technology
BluFire®
3. Do not test in areas with strong winds, smoke, or in an area
where a large amount of alcohol is being consumed.
Detection Range
0.00 – 0.40 %BAC
4. Replace the two AA batteries when the screen displays “BAT”.
Test Count
Displays total number of tests performed
Power Supply
Two AA batteries, not included
Battery Life
At least 300 tests
Warm Up Time
10 seconds
Response Time
3 seconds
Sensor
Accuracy
+/- 0.01 %BAC @ 0.02 %BAC
Operating
Temperature
50 -104 °F (10-40 °C)
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 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. If the product is used every day, it may need to be
recalibrated as frequently as every month.
If the power button is depressed for 5 seconds, the product will
display the total number of tests taken since the last calibration.
If the total number of tests taken is 300 or greater, “CAL” is
quickly displayed as a reminder that the product may need to
be recalibrated in the near future to maintain accuracy.
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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.
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
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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
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.
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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
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
OR IMPLIED. AS PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, KHN SOLUTIONS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL STATUTORY
OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS
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
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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.
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.
This Breath Alcohol Tester is intended to measure alcohol in
human breath. Readings obtained by this device are used in the
diagnosis of alcohol intoxication. The accuracy of this device
has been established at a Blood Alcohol Concentration of 0.008
and 0.032. Accuracy at a Blood Alcohol Concentration greater
than .032 has not been established.
Some countries, states and provinces do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or allow
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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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