lion alcolmeter® 500
This is for fast yet accurate, fully quantitative breath analysis, and can be used literally anywhere. It uses the Lion fuel cell sensor, so the reading is very unlikely to be affected by anything in the subject’s breath other than alcohol. The 500 is fully automatic, through microprocessor control, so it is very simple to use.
It is used extensively by Police Forces around the world, mainly for screening but also for evidential testing, and is Type Approved by the Home Office, Great Britain, for UK Police use in the United Kingdom.
The operator switches the instrument on and, when instructed, attaches a new mouthpiece to the small sampling port. He or she then instructs the subject to blow through it until the sample is taken. A short time later their alcohol level is shown on the clear, easy-to-read display: this is illuminated, for use at night.
When the reading has been taken, the operator removes and discards the mouthpiece. After a short delay the instrument is ready to use again on the next subject, as required. The result of the last test can be recalled to the display, if required.
This instrument can also used with a nasal tube, for sampling breath from a comatose patient in medical applications.
As an alternative to the mouthpiece a reusable sampling cup, can be used for rapid subject testing, such as at a Police roadblock or factory gate.
This instrument must be checked with an alcohol standard at regular intervals, and recalibrated if required. The user may do this using an AlcoCal® product; or, alternatively, a service-by-mail to and from Lion facility is also available
A Printer Kit [printer plus carry case] is also available for use with this instrument. This generates a permanent record of each test, with space for the manual of other details, such as names and location. This may also be ordered as the complete 500P, if required
Alcohol Sensor: Lion fuel cell [micro version]
Specificity: Unaffected by all other likely breath contaminants
Measuring Range: 0.02 to 2.00mg/L BrAC, or equivalent in other units
Warm-up Time: There is no heater, so no warm-up time
Response Time: Typically 4s at 0.00mg/L; within 10s if alcohol is present
Recovery Time: Typically 5s at 0.00mg/L; within 30s up to 0.50mg/L, and within 60s between 0.50 and 2.00mg/L
Operating Temperature Range: -5°C to 45°C, +10°C to +40°C, for optimum operation
Power Supply: 2 x AA cells give at least 750 breath tests
Calibration Checking: Recommended once every two months
Calibration Adjustment: Should not be required more than once a year
Calibration Standard: Either a dry-gas or a wet-vapour simulator
Dimensions: 125 x 65 x 30mm
Weight: Approximately 140g, with batteries
Warranty: One year, parts and labour
Please note: 0.10mg/L BrAC is equivalent to 10ug/100ml, and to 100ug/L
Disposable Mouthpieces: Supplied in packs of 1,000
Protective Pouch: In grey leather
Sampling Cup: Supplied in packs of 100
Nasal Tubes: Supplied in packs of 500
AlcoCal® Calibration Standard: Please select from our range
Data-500™ Software: For extracting breath test data from the instrument to a PC operating on the Windows platform
The 500 is available for purchase from Lion direct in the UK only; where it is supplied as a complete kit – including 250 mouthpieces, 20 nasal tubes and one AlcoCal®-M calibration standard.
For international sales please consult the distributors page for local contact information.