Below are basic operation guidelines for the BACtrack Element Breathalyzer. For more detailed instructions and explanations, please read the BACtrack Element Breathalyzer Owner’s Manual.
IMPORTANT: Users must wait 20 minutes after eating, drinking, or smoking before blowing into the Element Breathalyzer. Failure to wait 20 minutes can provide inaccurate test results and may damage the sensor.
Insert a mouthpiece into the slot. It is recommended to insert a fresh mouthpiece before each test.
Press the Power button. The Element will quickly display the total number of tests performed, and then begin a countdown.
When the countdown approaches 2, begin to inhale a deep breath.
When the countdown reaches zero, "START" will flash and the screen will display three lines. Blow through the mouthpiece for five seconds until there is a double beep sound.
Once the sensor has analyzed the breath sample, the estimated BAC value is displayed.
The displayed result is an estimate of the test subject’s BAC.
If a user does not blow a sufficient breath sample, the LCD will display “FLO.” Press Power to restart the countdown cycle and retest.
If there is no breath sample blown within 15 seconds, the LCD will display “Out.” Press Power to restart the countdown cycle and retest.
If the unit is powered on outside of the acceptable temperature range (0-40 °C or 32-104 °F) the unit will display "Out°F" and testing cannot be performed.
If the battery indicator display is empty, install new alkaline batteries.