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Alco-Sensor FST®

(1 customer review)

The Alco-Sensor FST is the industry standard for Preliminary Breath Testing (PBT) instruments.

This evidential grade breath alcohol tester produces precise, accurate, and repeatable results on direct breath sample testing. It also offers a simple passive breath testing procedure for fast screening of multiple subjects, as well as the capacity to “sniff” alcohol in an open container by measuring the headspace over the liquid.

The Alco-Sensor FST’s innovative design with its heads-up display oriented 90 degrees from the base of the instrument allows the operator to use their left or right hand to comfortably operate the instrument and keep the subject in a controlled and secure position. The mouthpiece directs the breath flow away from the operator and the lighted mouthpiece channel, along with a “lever and click” mouthpiece, makes performing tests simple and easy; even at the side of the road at night.

Our 200,000 Alco-Sensor FST users indicate that the device has been well received and offers best in class performance.

Features Include:

  • Intoximeter’s reliable top-of-the-line integrated fuel cell technology
  • Patented rear-facing design for operator safety
  • Simple, intuitive operating procedure
  • Direct or passive breath testing
  • Durable, constructed of rugged ABS/polycarbonate blend material
  • Backlit LCD display, with optional multicolor backlit display
  • Lever and snap mouthpiece with illuminated mouthpiece guide
  • Impact resistant SureGripTM protective sleeve
  • Magnets on each side of instrument, to protect against loss of instrument
Analytical SystemUtilizes an Intoximeters electrochemical fuel cell sensor which generates an electrical response that is proportional to the Breath Alcohol Concentration in the provided, fixed volume sample. The fuel cell sensor is highly selective for alcohol. It does not respond to acetone or other substances found in the human breath after a fifteen minute deprivation period.
Measurement TypesDirect Test / Manual Sample
Direct Test / Automatic Sample
Passive Test / Manual Sample
Passive Test / Automatic Sample
Headspace Test / Manual Sample
Measurement Range.000 to .440 g/210L (custom ranges and units of measure are available)
Accuracy and PrecisionMeets the NHTSA model specifications for Evidential Breath Test Devices
Environmental LimitationsInstrument is designed to be used and has a proven track record in most all environments that an operator exposes breath alcohol testing instruments to. Instrument operates in a wide range of temperatures, ambient humidity, and atmospheric pressures.
MouthpieceDirect Sample – The Intoximeters-designed mouthpiece provides both a “lever and click” alignment for simple installation and provides a tested and proven mouthpiece that produces accurate and repeatable results.
Passive Sample – Passive cup adapter
Headspace Sample – Drink sniffer adapter
Visual Output
Easy to read backlit, multi-colored graphic display and lighted mouthpiece guide
Audio Output
Audible tone to support visual messaging
Data StorageLast test
Print CapableNo
Power OptionsDisposable Batteries – 2 1.5V AA alkaline batteries
Optional Rechargeable Batteries – 2 NiMH batteries (battery charger sold separately)
Case ConstructionInstrument – ABS/Polycarbonate with a yellow rubber Sure-grip™ sleeve. The Sure-grip™ sleeve is also available , upon request in black or blue
Carrying Case – Blow molded plastic case is provided in standard package
PhysicalInstrument Dimensions – 4.75″ x 2.75″ x 1.75″
Instrument Weight (with batteries) – .47 lbs.
Standard Carrying Case Dimensions – 7″ x 3.5″ x 9″
Standard Carrying Case Weight (loaded) – 1.3 lbs.
ApprovalsNHTSA (US DOT) EBT, Inquire for list of approved US states or certifications in countries outside of the USA. CE Mark
Standard Package IncludeseManual
25 Mouthpieces
TrainingIntoximeters offers in person training and has a variety of training tools available to help a user cascade training to their own operators. Contact our training department for more information (see Training section of our website at www.intox.com/training).

1 review for Alco-Sensor FST®

  1. Bama Deputy

    This is one of the best pieces of equipment our department has bought us. I would hate to go somewhere that didn’t have them. It doesn’t replace the SFST but it helps with the “boarder line” calls. Well worth the money.

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