• Stephen Biss

Information about Intoxilyzer 8000C Approved Instruments

Intoxilyzer® 8000C evidentiary breath instruments are used in Ontario Canada for persons charged with the offence of over 80 mg / 100 mls, also known as excess alcohol under the Criminal Code of Canada. Similar instruments are used in the United States under the model Intoxilyzer® 8000 and in Europe they are called the Lion Intoxilyzer® 8000.

These instrument cases are made of plastic. The previous version of Intoxilyzer used in Ontario was the Intoxilyzer® 5000C which had steel shielding to guard against Radio Frequency Interference (RFI).

Intoxilyzer® 8000s and 8000Cs seem to have a much weaker pump than the 5000 and 5000C instruments and so may be prone to ambient fail issues.

The bandwidth of the IR filters on the Intoxilyzer® 8000 and 8000C have not been revealed. Concerns have been expressed that they are prone to interferents creating false positive results.


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