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What precautions should be taken during a subject test, cleaning, or disinfecting to protect against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) or other pathogens?
Intoximeters, Inc. does not claim to be an expert on infectious disease transmission, but it has developed two guides (Infection Control Cleaning and Disinfecting Intoximeters Handheld Instruments and Infection Control Cleaning and Disinfecting an Intoximeters Desktop Instrument) that list some of the concerns and commonsense steps that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of disease transmission while performing a breath alcohol test or while cleaning or disinfecting an Intoximeters, Inc. alcohol breath test instrument.
Additional information and directives on Coronavirus can be found through OSHA (3990-03 2020) or the CDC. The CDC has put out documentation for the maintenance on other types of breathing related equipment such as spirometers that may have helpful information on infections control measures.
Replace battery with new 9 volt alkaline battery.
There are no written instructions. The Quick Draw simply snaps on and off the retaining ring that must be permanently installed on the Alco-Sensor III. For instructions on how to install the mounting ring follow the below link. The Quick Draw can be disconnected to allow a traditional mouthpiece to be attached again.
If the fuel cell sensor is several years old, the slowness is likely due to the age of the cell. If the fuel cell still consistently produces accurate results on accuracy checks, it is not necessary to replace it, but if speed in performance is critical, replacing the fuel cell will make the instrument perform as new.
Try a new battery, but if the battery is not dead or disconnected, it is likely that a Reed Switch has been broken and needs to be replaced. This is a factory repair – click the link below for information on sending your device to our Technical Services department.
The Reed Switch is not functioning and needs to be replaced or the fuel cell is contaminated and should be replaced.
Click the link below to get to on-line tutorials for accuracy checks and calibrations.
If your Alco-Sensor III has a serial number less than 1200000, this display message indicates that the A/D converter has likely gone out and needs to be replaced by a factory technician.