Which portable breathalyzer model is right for me?
Breathalyzers aren’t just for law enforcement anymore. With advancement in technology, a variety of portable breathalyzers are now available to the public for personal use. Portable breathalyzers are for anyone who wants to be able to estimate his or her blood alcohol concentration, whether it be after a night out or to use for random tests.
For choosing a portable breathalyzer, we need to know a few things:
What is the main purpose for your breathalyzer – This is pretty important. We need to know exactly what you will be using the breathalyzer for. Will it be for personal use or professional use. This will help us to determine that you need a personal breathalyzer or a professional breathalyzer.
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How will you be using your breathalyzer. Each breathalyzer has it’s own forte that separates itself from other breathalyzer models. Semiconductor sensors are typically used for personal breathalyzers undergoing low-volumes of testing. They’re a cheap and simple option for casual home use. But for reliable accuracy and any significant volume of testing (workplace), you’re going to need something stronger. Professional fuel cell breathalyzers are better at providing both highly accurate and more consistent BAC results.
If you have the budget, it’s recommended that you pick the ones that use fuel cell technology on account of its capability to maintain accuracy over a long period of time, not to mention that it requires less calibration than semiconductor sensors.
Also, every sensor has to be recalibrated from time to time, otherwise the device will not be accurate enough.
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