Collection: Disposable Breathalyser Test Kits

Test And Drive breath alcohol tester kits 

Breathalyser kits are single-use blow tube disposable alcohol breath tester kits. They enable easy, fast, and reliable breath alcohol detection and measurement. The Test And Drive single use disposable breathalyser test kits for sale are available to buy online singly, in twin packs, or in bulk packs. Single use disposable breathalyser kits are also available in wholesale volumes. 

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How do disposable breathalyser kits work

A breathalyser kit, also known as a breath alcohol tester or disposable breathalyser, is a device used to measure the concentration of alcohol in a person's breath. They can be used to determine if a person is under the influence of alcohol.The device works by analysing the amount of alcohol present in the breath sample by using a chemical reaction between the chemicals in the breathalyser tube, and the alcohol on your breath. This produces a colour change that you can see in the breathalyser tube.  This measurement is then converted into a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level, which is shown by a colour change. The disposable breathalyser instructions contain a colour chart that allows you to interpret the chemical breathalyser results.

How accurate are breathalyser kits?

The accuracy of breathalyser kits can vary depending on several factors, including the quality of the breathalyser device, proper storage, and usage according to the manufacturer's instructions. Generally, disposable breathalyser kits are used as screening tests and often provide reliable results, within a small margin of error when used correctly.

However, there can be limitations to their accuracy. Factors such as residual mouth alcohol, recent consumption of certain substances (like mouthwash or medications), and variations in individual metabolism can affect the results. Additionally, lower-quality or poorly stored devices may not provide as accurate readings. It is important not to store them in your glove box as extremes of temperature that can occur inside cars throughout the year, can affect the accuracy of the chemical breathalyser readings.

Overall, while breathalyzer kits are a useful tool for detecting alcohol levels, it's essential to interpret their results with caution and consider other factors when assessing a person's level of impairment.

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about chemical breathalysers:

  1. How does a chemical breathalyser work? Chemical breathalysers typically use a chemical reaction to detect and measure the presence of alcohol in a person's breath. The most common type of chemical reaction used is oxidation of alcohol, where alcohol molecules in the breath react with chemicals in the device to produce a measurable signal.
  2. Are chemical breathalysers accurate? When properly calibrated and maintained, chemical breathalyzers can provide accurate measurements of blood alcohol concentration (BAC). However, their accuracy can be affected by various factors such as calibration, environmental conditions, and user error.
  3. How do I use a chemical breathalyser? Usage instructions may vary depending on the specific model of breathalyzer. Generally, users need to ensure the device is calibrated correctly, provide a breath sample as instructed, and wait for the device to display the results. It's essential to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully for accurate readings.
  4. How long does it take for a breathalyser to provide results? The time it takes for a breathalyser kit to provide results can vary depending on the specific device. Typically, it takes only a few seconds to a minute to obtain a reading after providing a breath sample.
  5. Can other substances affect the accuracy of a breathalyser? Yes, certain substances, such as mouthwash, breath fresheners, and certain medications, may contain alcohol or other compounds that could potentially affect breathalyser results. It's important to avoid consuming these substances immediately before using a breathalyser.
  6. What is the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for driving? The legal BAC limit for driving varies by country and jurisdiction. In many places, the legal limit is 0.08% BAC for adult drivers. However, it's essential to check the specific laws and regulations in your location. More information on alcohol legislation by country for UK and Europe here.
  7. Can disposable breathalyser kits be used to test for alcohol in other settings? Yes, breathalysers are commonly used in various settings including workplaces, schools, universities, nightclubs, probation programs, and personal use for monitoring alcohol consumption.
  8. Can you reuse a breathalyser kit? The Test And Drive breathalyser kits are designed for single-use only and cannot be reused. These single use disposable breathalysers are inexpensive and convenient for occasional testing, but cannot be recalibrated or reused after their initial use. If you want a breathalyser that you can reuse, then consider buying a digital breathalyser rather than a breathalyser kit.

These FAQs cover some basic information about chemical breathalyser kits, but if you have more specific questions, feel free to ask! Our customer support team are available via chat, email and telephone Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5pm.

You may also find this information on choosing a digital breathalyser  helpful 


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