PAS IV Passive Alcohol Sensor - The Sniffer

Price: $645.00

Detect and Deter!

PAS helps keep your school alcohol free and your students safe with the PAS IV Sniffer. “Sniffs” breath and open containers or enclosed spaces for the presence of alcohol. Ideal for use on Campus, at Dances and  Sporting Events.

PAS IV Passive Alcohol Sensor with High-Intensity Flashlight

The PAS IV Screening System combines: a) high-intensity, super-beam flashlight technology with b) a dynamic sampling system and c) a miniature alcohol sensor. It “sniffs” ambient air, the breath, open containers, or enclosed spaces for the presence of alcohol. The PAS functions as a non-intrusive “extension of the operator’s nose”.

This hand-held, rapid alcohol detection instrument uses a platinum electrochemical fuel cell sensor of high alcohol specificity, accuracy and stability. The operator-controlled sampling system guarantees accurate detection of alcohol, and is especially suited for quick subsequent measurements making it ideal for use in a school setting.

The unit is designed to be used to check alcohol presence/absence with or without a subject’s direct participation. When used without the subject’s direct participation it is known as passive sampling, as opposed to active testing where the subject blows directly into a mouthpiece or the intake port. The PAS can also be used to detect open containers of alcoholic beverages, or to detect low, ambient levels of alcohol in enclosed spaces such as lockers.

The PAS IV Screening System comes complete with:

  • Carrying Case
  • AC Adapter
  • Auto Adapter
  • Recharging System
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Instruction Manual
  • Twelve-Month Warranty on parts & labor. Two-year warranty on fuel cell.
Product Name PAS IV Passive Alcohol Sensor
Function Combines police-grade flashlight with device for detecting low levels of airborne alcohol in exhaled breath, in vehicles and other enclosed spaces, or over beverage containers

 Pre-focused lamp module provides more than 20 mean Spherical Candelas (MSCD) and in excess of 50,000 candlepower.

Alcohol Sensor Platinum Elctrochemical fuel cell generates an electrical current in response to alcohol vapor. The microcontroller will automatically turn off the sensor after about 45 seconds, should you forget to turn off the sensor.
Cell Heater Built-in heater regulates fuel cell temperatur at 104F (40C) whenver the flashlight is on.
Specificity Fuel cell detects only alcohol. It is unaffected by acteone, paint or glue fumes, foods, confectionary, methane, and practically any other substance likely to be found in the breath.
Calibration Performed at the factory. Additional field calibration procedure provided. Calibration checks are recommended every six (6) months or more frequently if the unit appears to be losing sensitivity.
Air Sample Pump runs for 5 seconds and draws in a 1 cu. in. (15ml) air sample (nominal figures).
Display Color-coded 9-element LED bargraph display.
Peak Reading 2-10 seconds at 104F (40C). Longer at lower temperatures unless fuel cell heater is on.
Recovery Time 30 seconds - 2 minutes after a positive reading; longer if fuel cell is overloaded or heater is off.
Power Supply Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable battery (no memory). Charger operable from 12-volt DC or 110-volt AC power.
Battery Capacity 2.3 amp-hrs; good for 80-90 minutes of continuous use if charged using the Reset procedure. Store unit in the charger to keep fully charged between use.
Charging Time Approx. 3.5 hrs to recharge fully discharged battery using the AC/DC Fast Charger Cradle Unit and the Reset procedure.
Environmental Operating temperature range: 0 to 104F (-18 to +40C). The PAS IV housing is weather resistant.
Dimensions 12" (300mm) long x 1.5" (38mm) diameter, increasing to 2.2" (56mm) at head.
Weight 1.5 lb (0.68kg) with batteries