lion alcolmeter® 500

lion alcolmeter® 500

The lion alcolmeter 500 is a highly portable and quantitative breath alcohol analysis instrument, used extensively by police forces around the world. Featuring quick and accurate results, it uses the Lion fuel cell sensor. Unlike semi-conductors, fuel cell technology is alcohol specific and unlikely to react with other any other chemicals in a donors’ breath.

The illuminated display is easy-to-read at night and during the day, and the result of the last test can be recalled at any time. A printer kit generates a permanent record of each test, with space for the manual entry of details such as donor name and test location.

Advanced Data Logging

The lion alcolmeter® 600 has an optional GPS system that records the exact location (within 10m) of each breath test - quickly, accurately and fully automatically. The GPS and breath analysis data can then be transferred to a PC for statistical analysis enabling you to build up a complete picture of the alcohol problem in your area or jurisdiction.

How it works

Easy to use

  • Fully automatic sampling system
  • Recall the last test on the device

Test anywhere

  • Lightweight and portable device
  • Clear, easy-to-read display which is illuminated for use at night
  • Operating temperature range of -5° to 40° C (23° to 104° F)

Fast yet accurate

  • Fuel cell technology means the reading is very unlikely to be affected by anything in the subject's breath other than alcohol
  • Results within 10 seconds if alcohol present


  • Fully quantitative breath analysis
  • Print results for a permanent record of each test
Product Sensitivity

Detection Limit: 0.02 to 2.00mg/L BrAC

Product Approvals

CE Marked
Home Office Type Approved

Test Time

Warm-up Time: There is no heater, so no warm-up time
Response Time: Within 10 seconds if alcohol is present
Recovery Time: Within 60 seconds between 0.50 and 2.00mg/L

Operating Temperature

Operate between -5° to 45°C (23° to 113°F)

Product Dimensions

Dimensions: 125 x 65 x 30 mm
Weight: 140g (with batteries)

Power Supply

2 new AA cells give at least 750 breath tests

Product Code Description
C-EQ-500-A lion alcolmeter 500 Device
C-EQ-SD2-MP Pressure Mouthpieces x 250
C-EQ-500P lion alcolmeter 500 Printer Kit
Includes: Thermal printer with 1 paper roll, 220/24VAC charger with UK and European plug adaptors, cable to connect 600 to printer, 2 additional thermal paper rolls and a weatherproof hard case.
C-EQ-500-PR-1 Printer Roll x 5

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Lion Laboratories Limited,
Ty Verlon Industrial Estate,
Barry, Vale of Glamorgan,
CF63 2BE, UK