The FC10 Portable Breath Alcohol Tester is the true workhorse of breathalyzers. Widely used by Law Enforcement and Corrections the FC10 combines high precision, ease of use and ruggedness with affordability. The Lifeloc FC10 includes direct BAC testing and passive alcohol screening in one instrument. Passive testing does not require a mouthpiece and is perfect for rapid "zero tolerance" alcohol screening of subjects and "sniffing" of open containers. Known for its long life and fast recovery times, the FC10 is likely the only breath alcohol tester you will ever need.
For ease of use and operator safety the FC10 provides audible and graphical breath flow and alcohol content indicators to signal important test situations such as insufficient breath, reverse breath flow, possible uncooperative subjects and a pre-indication of low, medium or high BAC subject levels. Actual BAC results are displayed on the large easy to read display.
Unlike other devices on the market, the FC Series utilize a full 64 character backlit display with text prompts (rather than hard to remember status codes). For long life and test reliability, Lifeloc uses a lifetime warrantied 1 inch (2.54 mm) platinum fuel cell which is up to four times larger than competitive electrochemical cells. In passive testing, a unique double-pump breath sampling system ensures rapid testing of multiple subjects. Advanced security and lock-out features eliminate unauthorized operation.
Our EasyTab™ mouthpiece is self-aligning, easy to affix in daylight or at night and snaps reassuringly in-place. The patented design prevents operator contact with the "wet" end of a used mouthpiece. Simply push the tab to eject the used mouthpiece. As a further good hygiene practice, exhaled breath is always directed away from the operator. EasyTab mouthpieces are available in individually sealed bags of 100 or 250.
The FC Series of portable breath analyzers are manufactured in the USA by Lifeloc, CE marked and NHTSA approved as evidential instruments. International certifications, languages and units of measure are readily available.
Markets: Law Enforcement, Drug Courts, DUI Courts, Corrections, Parole, Probation, Military, Maritime, Schools, School Resource Officers, Halfway Houses, Alcohol Monitoring, 24x7 programs, International
Please note: The FC Series is not approved for workplace confirmation testing under DOT Regulations 49CFR Part 40. Please view our DOT EBT devices: www.lifeloc.com/workplace.aspx
|Menu Driven Software||Easily guides users through the testing process|
|Last Test Recall||View the results of the last test taken|
|Visual & Audible Cues||Displays breath flow & alcohol curve while providing audible prompts to ensure proper test taking|
|Breath Pressure Sensor||Test will not activate until subject begins blowing. Additional security against an uncooperative subject|
|1" Diameter Platinum Fuel Cell||Alcohol specific for exceptional life and accuracy.|
|Double Pump Sampling System||Unsurpassed passive testing. Perfect for open containers. Rapid multiple subject testing|
|Rapid & Repeatable Test Taking||
Immediate response on negative, <10 seconds on positive
Immediate recovery on negative, <30 seconds on positives
|Best in Class Operating Temperature||32 - 130°F (0 - 55°C)|
|Ease of Use|
|User Selectable Test Modes||Auto, Manual, and Passive modes|
|Dual Trigger Modes||
End of Breath: test taken at end of breath sample
Precise Volume: test taken after detecting 1.5L of breath
|Large Backlit LCD Display||Excellent day or night visibility. Full 64 character display. Easy to understand prompts with full text alerts. Power Saving Auto Shut-off|
|Sturdy & Rugged Design||Heavy duty components and rugged case. Fits securely in your hand, small enough to fit in a shirt pocket. Optional rubber grip protects the unit from damage|
|Long Battery Life||160 hours of "on time" or up to 6000 tests|
|Alcohol Sensor||1" Alcohol Specific Platinum Fuel Cell|
|Detection Range||0 to .600 BAC|
|Accuracy||± .005 BAC to .100 BAC. ± 5% above .100 to .400 BAC|
|Response Time||Immediate on negatives, under 10 seconds on positives|
|Recovery Time||Immediate on negatives, under 30 seconds on positives|
|Units of Measure||BAC standard. Available in other common units of measure|
|Display||1.65" x .87" (42 x 22 mm) viewing area graphic LCD. Automatic backlight for nighttime use|
|Sample Pump||Automatically actuated electronic pump. No cocking required|
|Operating Temperature||32° - 130° F (0° - 55° C)|
|Power||Four (4) AA alkaline or NiMH rechargable batteries. 160 hours of operation which equates to up to 6,000 tests per battery set|
|Size||2.6" x 5" x 1.25" (66 x 127 x 33mm)|
|Weight w/Batteries||8oz. (226 grams)|
|Platinum Fuel Cell|
|Battery Status Indicator & Warnings|
|Long Battery Life|
|4 AA Alkaline or NiMH Rechargeable Batteries|
|Superior Pump Sampling|
|Backlit LCD Screen|
|Breath Flow Graph of Alcohol Levels|
|≤ 10 sec. response time|
|≤ 30 sec. recovery time|
|Detection Range: .000 to .600 BAC|
|Accuracy: ±.005 to .100 BAC,
±5% between .100 to .400 BAC
|Size: 2.6" x 5" x 1.25"|
|Weight: 8 oz. (226 grams)|
|User Selectable Test Mode|
|Protective Silicone Grip|
|Best in Class Operating Temperature
32° - 130°F (0° - 55°C)
|Automatic Self Diagnostics|
|On Board Memory|
|Results Display: BAC or Pass, Warn, Fail|
|Real Time Clock|
|Cal/Cal Check Reminder|
|Cal/Cal Check Lockout|
|Remaining Tests before Lockout|
|Display Flow Volume in Liters while Blowing|
|AlcoMark® Software compatible|
|Data Input Fields|
|Bluetooth Communication Indicator Light|
|Wireless Printing Capability|
|Wireless Keyboard Capability|
|Bluetooth Communication with Other Devices (Custom)|
|GPS Receiver (Optional)|
|Barometric Pressure Sensor (Optional)|
|Custom Sequence Software (Optional)|
|Meets IEC Drop Standards: IEC 68-2-32|
|Meets IEC Shock Standards: IEC 68-2-27 and
|Meets IEC Vibration Standards: IEC 68-2-6|
One of the deputies said he likes the FC10 better than our current unit because it has a graph that lets the operator know if the suspect is actually blowing into the mouthpiece.
The electronic calibration is very useful in the FC10 model and supports accuracy and validity in field tests!
I really liked the recovery time of the Lifeloc FC10 between tests. The longest I had to wait was about 8 seconds and I didn't have to do anything to the PBT itself. There is no comparison between the Lifeloc and the Alco-Sensor's recovery time. The unit also seemed less susceptible to the cold.
By far the best PBT made, and I have used them all. It is fast, easy to use, and accurate.
The FC10 unit performed well and received many favorable comments from law enforcement officials. It is the easiest and simplest unit I have seen.
I had a demo unit and had to pry it out of the officer’s hands so that I could return it. It works quickly, easily, and is extremely accurate.
The DUI officers especially like it because of the speed and ease of operation.