Alcohol is widely consumed by people across cultures and has helped shape many social landscapes. Many people love to gather over alcoholic beverages. Studies show that light to moderate doses triggers the release of endorphins. Endorphins are known as “feel-good” hormones because they create general pleasant effects. However, heavier amounts have several adverse outcomes, including severe impairments. Excessive alcohol consumption reduces the ability to function or control the senses and can affect our ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. In addition, alcohol-related driving is one of the top causes of road crashes. In line with this, a breathalyser device can help minimise the likelihood of road accidents. Breath tests through a BACtrack breathalyser ensure personal safety by checking the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) before leaving. You can use a personal breathalyser from Breathalysers Australia and share it with friends with additional BACtrack mouthpieces to check for intoxication levels.
The BACtrack Breathalysers at Breathalysers Australia
Breathalysers Australia offers a wide range of BACtrack alcohol testers for personal or professional use. Most BACtrack breathalysers employ fuel cell sensors to measure the BAC accurately. Fuel cell sensors rely on an electrochemical process to oxidise alcohol in the breath. The BACtrack mouthpieces and internal breath pump can effectively capture the precise breath sample for the sensors to analyse. The oxidisation process would produce small electrical currents based on the volume of alcohol. The stronger the alcohol concentration, the higher the BAC level. Devices like the BACtrack Go Keychain also has a mouthpiece that folds away to secure the device when not in use. The fold-out mouthpiece helps ensure:
- Accurate BAC readings
- Protection from foreign particles
- Prevention of external fumes from entering the sensor
The BACtrack Mouthpieces Availability
Breathalysers are personal devices, but you can use the additional BACtrack mouthpieces to share the breathalyser with others. The additional mouthpieces make sharing the device with others easy and sanitary without compromising the BAC results. The mouthpieces are made of hygienic plastic and are easily removable, washable, and reusable. Using the mouthpiece is optional if you are testing yourself. However, always use a new mouthpiece when sharing the breathalyser with a friend. You can purchase the BACtrack mouthpieces in packs of 10, 20, and 50 pieces for each breathalyser at Breathalysers Australia. If you plan on consuming alcohol, it helps to bring the extra mouthpieces with you to retake your BAC several times. The breathalyser accessories help make the BAC test as reliable as possible. The accuracy of the breath test is critical to determine your alcohol level and remain safe while driving.
Maintaining and Using the BACtrack Mouthpieces
Taking care of the breathalyser mouthpiece is simple. We recommend using a new mouthpiece when taking a new alcohol breath test. Spit or excessive moisture can shorten the life of the internal sensors. The BACtrack mouthpieces trap the saliva and moisture from getting into the sensors. You can remove the mouthpiece and clean them for reuse. To clean the mouthpiece, use warm soapy water, rinse, and air dry. The mouthpieces are also dishwasher-safe. Also, avoid blowing smoke, food, or liquids as it may damage the sensors and affect the accuracy of the breath test. Store the breathalyser and accessories in a clean, dry place. Conversely, change the mouthpiece after each use for professional testing and screening.
Attaching the BACtrack mouthpiece into the breathalyser is quick and easy. Insert the mouthpiece using the end with the larger inner diameter at approximately 1/8th inch. The mouthpiece fits smoothly without force. In addition, the BACtrack mouthpieces are wrapped individually to remain hygienic and ensure breath test validity. Each BACtrack breathalyser kit includes extra mouthpieces and optional 10 or 20 pieces. You may also purchase the BACtrack mouthpieces separately in multi-packs. Breathalysers Australia has the complete mouthpieces for different BACtrack breathalyses through the Products page.
Alcohol Breath Test
The accuracy and reliability of alcohol breath tests are critical in estimating a person’s alcohol or intoxication level. Checking the BAC level after each round of drinks helps keep the alcohol level from reaching the legal limit. In Australia, the legal driving limit is 0.05% BAC. Driving with a BAC level higher than 0.05% is subject to criminal charges and penalties. In addition, law enforcement conducts a roadside screening to prevent alcohol-related accidents. A breathalyser is a non-invasive way to determine the BAC instantly. The BACtrack breathalysers are cost-efficient solutions to consume alcohol responsibly. In addition, the BACtrack mouthpieces help ensure the validity of each BAC test. You could acquire these penalties if you get drink driving charges:
- Hefty Fines
- License confiscation
- Vehicle confiscation
- Ignition interlocks
Using the BACtrack Breathalysers and Mouthpieces
The BACtrack breathalysers are convenient and easy to use. The breathalysers have a one-button operation to begin testing within seconds. You may place the BACtrack mouthpieces on the device and press the power button. Then, the countdown timer will start as the sensors warm up. Upon the signal, give a continuous blow for five seconds or until you hear the end of the beeping sound. The sensors process the breath sample and deliver your BAC result on the device’s screen or through the smartphone. Breathalysers Australia has a comprehensive selection of alcohol testers suitable for different needs. For example, keychain breathalysers are highly compact and ideal for alcohol screening, personal or at-home use.
Breathalysers Australia also features the BACtrack smartphone breathalysers with Bluetooth connectivity. The breathalysers pair with the BACtrack app via Bluetooth to deliver the BAC wirelessly to the mobile phone. The app has ZeroLine technology, which can estimate when your BAC level will return to 0.00%. The ZeroLine technology is valuable in monitoring the decline of your BAC. In addition, the professional series of the BACtrack provides exceptional performance during breath tests. The BACtrack S80 Pro, Mobile Pro, Scout and Trace Pro utilise the Xtend fuel cell sensors for the highest precision. Fuel cell sensors maintain their consistency longer than the standard semiconductor breathalysers. The BACtrack mouthpieces can also help preserve the life and accuracy of the sensors.
General Guidelines in Using a Breathalyser
Many factors influence the BAC, such as weight, age, gender, metabolism, food intake, medications, and fat/muscle content. The proper use of a breathalyser ensures that you get the most reliable BAC results. Firstly, it is essential to wait at least fifteen minutes after eating or drinking before taking a breath test. The waiting period allows the body to absorb alcohol and carry it through the lungs. Portions of alcohol in the lungs exit through exhalation. The BACtrack mouthpieces optimally capture the exhaled breath and process the sample breath. In addition, the mouthpiece keeps ambient air and external pollutants out. Although fuel cell sensors are not reactive to other chemical substances, it is best not to use mouthwash, breath spray, or mint gums before using a breathalyser.
The impact of alcohol breath testing and breathalysers help reduce the number of road and workplace accidents. Many consumers are becoming aware and proactive on the harmful effects of alcohol to the body, thus the increased demand for personal breathalysers. Breathalysers Australia provides reliable breath tests to many people and industries alike. Visit Breathalysers Australia for the comprehensive selection of BACtrack breathalysers and BACtrack mouthpieces.