IMPORTANT: Users must wait 20 minutes after eating, drinking, or smoking before blowing into the S50 breathalyzer. Failure to wait 20 minutes can provide inaccurate test results and possibly damage the sensor.
Insert a mouthpiece into the slot. The side with the wider diameter goes into the slot, and your mouth goes on the side with the smaller diameter. It is recommended to insert a fresh mouthpiece before each test.
Press the Power button. The total number of tests performed since the last service is briefly displayed and then a countdown sequence begins.
Step 2When the countdown approaches 10, begin to inhale a deep breath.
When the countdown reaches zero, the READY light will flash and two beeps will sound. Blow firmly and continuously for five full seconds. While a user is blowing, the S50 will sound a continuous tone. Keep blowing until two beeps are heard.
When finished taking a breath sample, the S50 will circle the outer LCD fields while analyzing it.
Once the sensor has analyzed the breath sample, the estimated BAC value is displayed.
This indicates that the battery power is low and that the batteries should be replaced.
If a user does not blow a sufficient breath sample, the LCD will display “FLO." Press the Power button to restart the countdown cycle and retest. Be sure to blow firmly and continuously for five full seconds while testing.
If there is no breath sample blown within 10 seconds, the LCD will display “Out.” Press Power to restart the countdown cycle and retest.
The "CAL" display indicates that the unit requires recalibration or maintenance. Please refer to Calibration section of our Support Center to find out how to get your unit calibrated.
The displayed result is an estimate of the test subject’s BAC.
To turn the power off at any time, leave the unit alone. Not touching the power button for 30 seconds will trigger it to automatically shut itself off with minimal effect on the life of the battery.