The FC5 Hornet is a dedicated passive testing alcohol tester. It uses a 1″ full sized platinum fuel cell sensor and a double pump system to accurately determine if the subject’s breath or a bottle contains alcohol. Automatic mode triggers the pump to extract the breath sample when the subject blows into the inlet. Manual mode is useful for uncooperative subjects who refuse to blow into the inlet. Container mode is used for detection of the presence of alcohol in unknown liquids. The Hornet displays POS when the sample alcohol concentration is above the preset limit and NEG when the alcohol concentration is below the limit. With no mouthpieces required for the operation of the FC5 Hornet, the FC5 is perfect for rapid mass testing.
Passive Testing No mouthpiece is required for the FC5 Hornet take a sample. Simply place the tester near the subject’s breath and test forthe presence of alcohol.
Dieters and Diabetics users are known to produce a high level of acetone in their breath which the fuel cell sensor can distinguish which would otherwise be wrongly detected as alcohol with a semiconductor sensor. Fuel Cell sensors only detect alcohol and will not give false positive unlike semiconductor sensors.
Unlimited number of tests Full sized platinum sensors ensure accuracy for 1 year regardless of the number of tests.
Automatic Mode The pumps are triggered when the tester detects a breath sample. The FC5 automatically analyses the breath sample when a breath flow is detected.
Manual Mode is useful when the subject refuses to blow towards the tester. Simply press the activation button and the double pump system will extract a breath sample from air around the tester for analysis.
Container Mode is used to detect the presence of alcohol in a container. Simply place the FC5 Hornet above the mouth of the bottle to conduct a test.
POS/NEG result mode The preset limit is 0.020%BAC. By comparision, the US legal limit is 0.050%BAC. A breath sample with alcohol concentration above 0.020%BAC will trigger a POS response while a breath sample below will trigger a NEG response. The FC5 allows for the preset limit to be change to suit the user requirements.
High/Low/Zero result mode The preset limit is 0.020%BAC. A breath sample with alcohol concentration above 0.020%BAC will trigger a ‘High’ response while a breath sample below will trigger a ‘Low’response and a breath sample without alcohol will trigger a ‘No’ response. The FC5 allows for the preset limit to be change to suit the user requirements.
Fuel Cell Sensor
Sensor lasts for 1 year (unlimited tests)