How to sanitize the Alcomate Premium Breathalyzer after COVID?

Q&A: information from the manufacturer

Now that COVID-19 is a concern for all interactions that involve breath and droplets Think Twice is sharing information directly from the manufacturer of the Alcomate Premium.

Question: What is the best method or products to sanitize the Alcomate Breathalyzer after COVID?

Answer: We believe Lysol or Clorox wipes help keep the breath air channel clean, but make sure that Clorox liquid doesn't reach inside of the chamber of the alcohol sensor.  Please keep that in mind that any chemical liquid would harm or shorten the life of alcohol sensor.  The breath air passes through a needle hole, located inside of the breath air channel tube before it reaches the air chamber of the sensor module.  In addition, we recommend to use UV light sanitizers if reliable to sanitize the inside of the device.

Question: Is there an one-way valve in the device to prevent someone from inhaling?

Answer: Not in the device, but AlcoMate genuine mouthpieces have an one-way, irreversible valve to prevent from sucking in.   We strongly recommend to use individually-wrapped mouthpieces in pandemic situation.

Question: Is it recommended to clean the inside of the device without damaging the sensor?

Answer: Since any chemical liquid would harm or shorten the life of alcohol sensor, so we wouldn't recommend to clean the inside of the device.  If you want to do so, please detach batteries and sensor module first, and then carefully clean the inside of the device.   Please make sure that device should be completely dry before replacing batteries and sensor module.

Please contact info@DUIprevention.org if you have any other questions about how to sanitize the Alcomate breathalyzer after COVID.

For our updates related to COVID-19, please read AlcoMate Community Update about Coronavirus (COVID-19) Sanitize Breathalyzer.

Alcomate Premium Digital Breathalyzer
Rear Access Panel - Alcomate Breathalyzer
Alcomate Premium Easy-Replace Sensor

If the cleaning material is alcohol based, an adequate amount of time must be allowed after cleaning the instrument (for the alcohol to dissipate) before testing breath-alcohol-content.