PAS IV Passive Alcohol Sensor - The Sniffer

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Price: $645.00

Truly passive alcohol testing- NO mouthpiece and NO blowing required.

Professional breathalyzer technology in a passive testing design make it ideal for Zero Alcohol Tolerance settings.

PAS IV Passive Alcohol Sensor with High-Intensity Flashlight

Alcohol testing of students is fast and reliable with the PAS IV Passive Alcohol Sensor. Alcohol detection capabilities, coupled with a flashlight design, are optimal for use at nightime outdoor events, low lighting settings and parking lot patrols.

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. A push of a button, activates the sampling system which draws air into the sensor - No Mouthpiece or blowing required. Once a sample is analyzed, a light sensor utilizing ten colored bars will illuminate, from green to red - the more alcohol present, the more bars glow.

The PAS IV 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 Kit Includes:

  • Carrying Case                                                         Never Underestimate the Power of Deterrence
  • AC Adapter                                        Passive alcohol screeners work not only because kids fear being caught,
  • Auto Adapter                                     but also because they give students a safety net. Students can "say no"
  • Recharging System                             to peer pressure, citing the fear of detection & its consequences.
  • Rechargeable Battery                                                                                   High School Vice Prinicipal, Pennsylvania
  • Instruction Manual
  • Twelve Month Warranty on parts & labor. Two-year fuel cell warranty              


Product NamePAS IV Passive Alcohol Sensor
FunctionCombines 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 SensorPlatinum 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 HeaterBuilt-in heater regulates fuel cell temperatur at 104F (40C) whenver the flashlight is on.
SpecificityFuel 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.
CalibrationPerformed 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 SamplePump runs for 5 seconds and draws in a 1 cu. in. (15ml) air sample (nominal figures).
DisplayColor-coded 9-element LED bargraph display.
Peak Reading2-10 seconds at 104F (40C). Longer at lower temperatures unless fuel cell heater is on.
Recovery Time30 seconds - 2 minutes after a positive reading; longer if fuel cell is overloaded or heater is off.
Power SupplyNickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable battery (no memory). Charger operable from 12-volt DC or 110-volt AC power.
Battery Capacity2.3 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 TimeApprox. 3.5 hrs to recharge fully discharged battery using the AC/DC Fast Charger Cradle Unit and the Reset procedure.
EnvironmentalOperating temperature range: 0 to 104F (-18 to +40C). The PAS IV housing is weather resistant.
Dimensions12" (300mm) long x 1.5" (38mm) diameter, increasing to 2.2" (56mm) at head.
Weight1.5 lb (0.68kg) with batteries