Send your Dräger AlcoTest 6510 Breathalyser up to Sober Check and we will calibrate it.
In New Zealand, we have always followed the AS 3547:2019 standard for alcohol testing. In 2019, this was updated to AS 3547:1997. Due to Covid-19 the standard does not kick into effect until June 2022.
The Dräger AlcoTest 6510 Breathalyser isn’t verified to the new standard, so you still have a bit of time to get this updated.
To calibrate breathalysers, Sober Check uses wet bath calibration. This contains a laboratory-certified ethanol solution at 34°C. Air is blown through the solution to mimic human breath, and used to calibrate the breathalyser.
Your breathalyser will get a quick clean, then the breathalyser is tested to ensure it performs correctly, a combination of straight air and ethanol solutions at different levels.
Calibration usually takes 24 – 48 hours from receiving the breathalyser. It is posted back to you, using the delivery address provided on the calibration form.
There is a section on the form for shipping insurance. With the overloaded courier system, it can be hard to guarantee when your breathalyser will get to you. The shipping insurance covers any issues with courier handling and the possibility of it going missing in transit!
To upgrade from a Dräger AlcoTest 6510 to a breathalyser that is compliant with the AS 3547:2019 standard, go over to our breathalyser section to look at our breathalyser kits.