Upgrade to AlcoSense Excel from £69.99
"Auto Express Magazine Best Buy 2018"
The new AlcoSense Excel boasts a number of world firsts for a sub £100 breathalyzer, including a 64mm² version of exactly the same Fuel Cell sensor used by Police breathalysers.
Upgrade to AlcoSense Excel from only £69.99
*Once purchased return your unit and include your order number*
As a special thank you to existing AlcoSense customers we’re offering you the chance to upgrade to a higher model at a reduced price! You simply trade in your existing AlcoSense against another model, and pay the difference. Your existing breathalyser can be in any condition, working or not.
Use the table below to see how much you can save by trading in your old unit.
Model to Trade In Trade in Value Normal Price
Price You Pay for
Excel After Trade In
One £10 £99.99 £89.99 Lite £20 £99.99 £79.99 Elite £30 £99.99 £69.99
How it works:
1) Select the model you currently own from the drop down list on the right of the page, check the price and then proceed to the checkout and we will send you an order confirmation email.
2) Once you have checked out just send your existing breathalyser back to us with a print out of your order confirmation email. Your new breathalyser will be despatched within 2 working days of us receiving your old breathalyser.
Frequent asked questions:
Do I need to send back the box and accessorises?
No, we can just accept the breathalyser back on its own.
What condition does the breathalyser need to be in?
It doesn’t matter – it doesn’t even need to be working.
How long does it take to complete the trade in?
We will despatch your new breathalyser to you within 2 working days of receiving your old one.
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Maidenhead Enterprise Centre
Off Cordwallis Street
TEL: 0800 634 4480
"AlcoSense has the edge... [the Excel] proved accurate at all levels. A great combination of price and performance."
Fuel Cell Breathalyser
At a glance:
- 64mm2 Fuel Cell Sensor – smaller version of Police sensor
- Almost twice as accurate as award winning AlcoSense Elite
- 48mm Full Colour TFT Screen
- Works with any drink drive limit in the world
- Re-calibration alert
- Award-winning housing design
Designed from the ground up by AlcoSense in the UK, the Excel utilises the award winning chassis of the AlcoSense Pro and Ultra to bring an entry level fuel cell breathalyser with outstanding accuracy and functionality to the sub £100 price point.
Fuel Cell Accuracy
The Excel uses a 64mm² version of exactly the same 200mm² Fuel Cell sensor used in several UK, US & European Police Breathalyzers. Many brands claim they feature "Police Sensors" or similar, simply because they use a fuel cell sensor. But not all fuel cells are the same... The Excel’s sensor is identical to the law enforcement version, just smaller, giving the Excel unrivalled accuracy at this price point.
Breath Volume Sensing with Temperature Compensation
The most accurate way to measure breath alcohol is to measure the deep lung air, to get to this air the user must to blow out 1 litre of air before a reading is taken. If the reading is taken too early the breathalyser can give low or inconsistent readings. Most rival products at this price point rely on using a timer to estimate when 1 litre has passed but users blow at different pressures meaning the actual volume when the measurement is taken can vary wildly leading to the sample being taken at the incorrect time and an inaccurate reading being shown to the user.
The AlcoSense Excel senses the volume of breath exhaled during the test and takes a reading when 1 litre of air has been exhaled, ensuring the most accurate and consistent sample is always taken. To improve accuracy even further, readings are fine-tuned according to temperature – so whether we’re in a heat wave or the biggest snowfall for 30 years the Excel will compensate to ensure the best accuracy possible.
Every breathalyzer has an accuracy tolerance of +/- X.XX of the reading – the smaller the number the more accurate the breathalyzer claims to be but this means that the reading could be higher or lower than the true reading by this amount. The AlcoSense Excel has some clever software to stop under-reading – i.e. instead of having a tolerance of +/-0.10‰BAC, the AlcoSense Excel’s tolerance is +0.15‰BAC, -0.00‰BAC. This means the Excel will read a little on the safe side, not too low and more than twice as accurate as the award-winning AlcoSense Elite.
Any Limit in the World – Literally
Using the simple menu system the AlcoSense Excel can be set to any limit, anywhere in the world. You can adjust the units of measure between mg/L (breath alcohol) and ‰BAC (blood alcohol) readings, the drink drive limit and blood breath ratio. If you’re travelling abroad all you need to do is set the three parameters according to the table in the user manual. Ideal for cross border or even cross continent travel.
If you’re looking for something even easier, consider the AlcoSense Pro and Ultra which come with a pre-loaded database of over 40 limits around the world. Just choose your country in the menu and at the click of a button it will set every up for you according to the local legislation.
Award Winning Design
The AlcoSense uses the same housing as the AlcoSense Pro and Ultra – winners of the 2016 Red Dot International Product Design Award. Previous winners include Apple, BMW, LG, Porsche Design, Lenovo, Bose and Dell, and now AlcoSense!
Detailed, Easy to Understand Results
AlcoSense Excel features a full colour 1.8 inch (48mm) TFT screen which gives clear and detailed readings of your alcohol level in your choice of breath (mg/L) or blood (‰BAC) readings. If you’re close to or over your chosen limit the Excel will alert you not to drive.
Zero or trace alcohol Alcohol present but
under the limit
Close to or over the limit a
don't drive alert is given
with your reading
The Excel stores your last 24 readings in its memory for easy review at a later stage. If you require a larger memory, or with date and time stamp please consider the AlcoSense Pro and Ultra.
Easy to Use Graphical Interface
The Excel’s software is built upon the same easy to use platform as the award winning Pro and Ultra. The Excel gives you prompts and instructions on screen and a simple and easy to use menu system.
Opening Screen Easy to use on screen
Helpful prompts every
step of the way
If you get it wrong, the
Excel will alert you
Intuitive menu system
Backlit “Twin” Blow Tube Receptor
The Excel features a backlit blow tube receptor so it’s easy to put a blow tube even in low light. The Excel works with both the “Pro” mouthpieces which feature a one-way valve to eliminate contamination from previous tests for ultimate accuracy, or the “regular” blow tubes used by the AlcoSense Lite and Elite.
Any breathalyzer requires re-calibration after a period of use, the AlcoSense Excel has an industry leading calibration period of 12 months from the first time you use it. To improve reliability and user friendliness AlcoSense Excel reminds you to recalibrate after 11 months of use. When calibration expires just post it to us and we will recalibrate it using Police spec Breath Alcohol Simulators and return it to you within 5 working days.
If a breathalyzer is used outside its operating temperatures you can get erroneous readings due to temperature affecting the quality of the reaction inside the sensor. For your safety and protection AlcoSense Excel will alert you if the unit goes outside its operating range (note the operating temperature is the temperature of the unit, not the surrounding air temperature) of 5°C~40°C. This means that, unlike rival brands, the Pro will never let you perform a test when you could get an unreliable result.
Unlike rival brands, AlcoSense Excel also protects you from inaccuracy caused by “Sensor Saturation”. Sensor Saturation can affect any breathalyzer, including Police units and is caused when extremely high levels of alcohol are blown directly into the sensor. Normally this happens when a breath test is performed shortly after drinking when alcohol is still present in the mouth, the sensor can be overloaded, known as “saturation”. Readings taken after a saturation event can be unreliable until the sensor recovers. For your safety and protection, rather than allowing potentially unreliable readings to be shown, AlcoSense Excel will enter a protection mode which allows the sensor to recover before allowing further tests.
Quality & Reliability Assured
The AlcoSense Excel is manufactured under ISO13485 conditions, the benchmark in medical device quality systems. After calibration, each unit is then tested 3 times for accuracy before leaving the factory meaning that the Excel is a device you can rely on.
Suitable for Consumer Use Awards Auto Express Best Buy 2016, Red Dot Product Design Award 2016 Certified Standard ISO13485 Product Accuracy +0.15‰BAC, -0.00‰BAC Sensor Type Fuel Cell Sensor Size (mm²) 64 mm² Police Sensor Smaller version of exactly the same fuel cell sensor used in several UK, US and European Police breathalysers Breath Sampling System Intermediate Don't Drive Alert When Close to Limit Yes Adjustable Don’t Drive Alert Level Adjustable - Manual to Any Limit Worldwide Features - Ease of Use Backlit Mouthpiece Receiver, Don't Drive Alert When Close to Limit, Re-Calibration Reminder, USB Port for Updates & Improvements Features - Accuracy Breath Sampling Sensors, Sensor Overload Protection, Temperature Compensation Unit of Measure mg/L (Breath Alc), ‰BAC (Blood Alc) Reading Detail Up to 3 decimal places Max Reading (‰BAC) 2.0 Test Memory 24 tests Screen Size (Diagonal) 48mm Screen Type Full Colour TFT Mouthpiece Type Blow Tubes, Professional Mouthpieces Re-Calibration Period 12 Months Re-Calibration Cost £19.99 inc VAT Expiry Date No Product Dimensions No Product Weight No In The Box 1 Breathalyzer, 3 x AAA Batteries, 5 Blow Tubes, Instruction Manual, Micro USB Cable Warranty 12 Months EAN No
- Media Reviews
The AlcoSense Excel came out top in Auto Express Magaziine's breathalyser Group Test featuring ten breathalysers from 6 different brands! Testing under lab and real world conditions they concluded:
"AlcoSense has the edge here... [the Excel] proved accurate at all levels. A great combination of price and performance."
Read the full article here
The AlcoSense Excel has been nominated by the German Design Council for the 2018 German Design Awards. It has recieved nomination to the Medical and Transport categories for Excellent Design. Judging will take place at the end of the year, with the winners announced in early 2018.
"Christmas can be a boozy time of year and many revellers hit the road the morning after a drop too many. Do them (and other road users) a favour with this breathalyser from top brand AlcoSense. We tested the AlcoSense Pro before Christmas last year but this new model promises even more."
Read the full article here.
"the Excel was compared with the results from a £2,000 police breathalyser. The police unit gave a reading of 0.333mg/L... with the same alcohol sample, the Excel gave an exact reading of 0.339mg/L."
Read the full article here
“The AlcoSense Excel is [for] those who rely on their license for work or play, and who seek reliability and accuracy at an affordable price. We tested the accuracy of the AlcoSense Excel against a £13,000 evidential breathalyser used in Police stations and the readings were almost identical.”
Read the full review here (the article is below the Volvo Review)
"it's easier than you think to unintentionally drink drive the morning after a boozy Christmas evening if you went a bit too far with the Bailey's the night before...the AlcoSense Excel brings a new level of accuracy and reliability for drivers, a great passive-aggressive Christmas gift for your favourite booze hound friend"
Read the full review here
"Setup is straightforward...Using the device is incredibly easy. It's quick, clear and leaves you in little doubt about whether you're over the limit or not.... AlcoSense Excel offers far greater accuracy and can be used again and again, handy for anyone who drives for a living."
Read the ful review here
"Class leading accuracy"
30th November 2017
“The AlcoSense Excel tells you unequivocally if you’re okay to drive. It’s reusable, looks great, and has earned a reputation as one of the best affordable breathalyzers on the market. It gives readings that reliably match those given by official (£13,000!) police readers; incredible given that it costs less than 100.”
18th May 2017
Winner: Recommended Award
“AlcoSense Excel and Pro review: Are these the best breathalysers in the business?”
“Yes. The AlcoSense Excel and especially the Pro are great products. They’re easy to use and packed with thoughtful features and, most importantly, they’re accurate. But is it worth your while spending up to £150 on one? … Absolutely. These devices will tell you unequivocally and, with absolute clarity, if you’re okay or not to drive.”
Read the full review here
19th May 2017
“The AlcoSense was consistent in both tests when compared to the calibrated alcometer [Lion 500 Police Breathalyser]. That's quite impressive… In the few weeks I've had the unit I've had no issues with testing, the unit has consistently produced a reading that matches what I expected given the drinks consumed.
It's compact, easy to use and reliable. If you're in the market for a breathalyser then you can't go wrong with this one.”
Read the full review here
May 2017 Issue
"AlcoSense Excel is the perfect travel partner"
"It's extremely simple to use and fairly foolproof.....its accuracy and reliability make it a good choice.....the AlcoSense Excel is a reasonably priced way to get an accurate gauge on blood alcohol level"
"If you are looking for a personal breathalyser, then get the AlcoSense Excel breathalyser...a high quality fuel cell breathalyser which has outstanding functions and accuracy to a sub-£100 price point."
July 2017 Issue of Motorhome Motorcaravan Monthly
“highly accurate and reliable, and has a compact and easy-to-use design. It features a slide mechanism
that keeps the sensor and blow tube receptacle covered when not in use, and the colour screen makes levels of tipsiness easy to read. Also, limits can easily be adjusted to the country you’re travelling in”
"We could not be more of a fan of this.....It is superb value and it can save your life and your job.....A brilliant device to keep in your bag"
"We can't recommend it enough"
"The Excel's sensor is identical to the law enforcement version, just smaller, giving the Excel unrivalled accuracy at this price point"
"At only £100 there are no negatives to the Excel....and with the positives being potentially lifesaving it is a worthwhile investment"
"It's simple to use...gives you an instant reading... a valuable piece of kit. Highly recommended."
May 2017 Issue
Awarded "Top Gadget" May 2017
"There's no doubt every car should have one of these in the glovebox!"
"We used a breath alcohol simulator, the same equipment used for calibration and accuracy checking Police evidential breathalysers, to compare the readings of the Excel and a £1,700 Police breathalyser. Both the Excel and the Police breathalyser showed exactly the same."
- Customer Reviews