Fuel Cell Type Breathalyzer

If you need a breathalyzer that is more accurate and reliable than your typical semi-conductor sensor type breathalyzer, a fuel-cell sensor type breathalyzer is what you should looking at.

Compared to a semi-conductor type breathalyzer, a fuel cell type breathalyzer offers the following advantages:

  • Higher accuracy. A typical semi-conductor type breathalyzer like the AL6000 & AL7000 has an accuracy level of ±20% at 0.05% BAC but a fuel cell type like the Alcoscan ALC-1 has an accuracy level of ±5% at 0.05% BAC which makes it 4 times more accurate.
  • Less frequent recalibration required. For semi-conductor type breathalyzer, you will usually need to recalibrate the breathalyzer after around 100 to 300 usage but a fuel-cell type can usually last up to 1,000 usage before recalibration is required.
  • No false positive. A fuel cell type breathalyzer will only give a positive alcohol reading if ethyl alcohol or drinking alcohol is present in the blood where else reading from a semiconductor sensor type breathalyzer can be affected by other chemical substances or give a false positive reading if the user is diabetic or on a low calorie diet (dieters and diabetic users are known to produce a high level of acetone in their breath which the fuel cell sensor can distinguish which would otherwise be wrongly detected as alcohol with a semiconductor sensor)

Factors to consider when buying a fuel cell type breathalyzer:

  • Certificate of Approval by internationally recognized authorities. To make sure that the breathalyzer that you are purchasing is as accurate/reliable as what the manufacturer/seller claimed, check with them if their breathalyzer have been approved by authorities like CE, AS or FDA.
  • Number of usage before recalibration is required. All alcohol testers need to be recalibrated after a certain number of usage. Some require calibration after a few hundred uses while some can be used up to 1,000 times. Make sure to take this into account when buying a fuel cell breathalyzer so that you do not end up buying a lower priced breathalyzer which require more frequent recalibration (which leads to higher maintenance cost).
  • Ease of recalibration. Sending your alcohol tester to a lab for recalibration can be costly and troublesome. Consider getting a breathalyzer that you can recalibrate simply by changing its sensor module (eg ALC-1 Breathalyzer).

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