Regarding brownfat’s chart (from above post):
Here’s a little chart I made to compare the results of my cheap acetone reading breathalyzer to a ketonix. I went point by point on the breathalyzer for the range I’ve experienced and added in the yellow and red warning transitions for reference.
0.00 BAC% = 0.00 ppm = ketonix 0 : blue
0.01 BAC% = 0.26 ppm = ketonix 28 : blue
0.02 BAC% = 0.52 ppm = ketonix 40 : blue just shy of green
0.03 BAC% = 0.78 ppm = ketonix 47 : marginally green
0.04 BAC% = 1.04 ppm = ketonix 50 : green
0.05 BAC% = 1.30 ppm = ketonix 53 : green
0.06 BAC% = 1.56 ppm = ketonix 56 : green
0.07 BAC% = 1.82 ppm = ketonix 58 : green
0.08 BAC% = 2.08 ppm = ketonix 60 : green
0.15 BAC% = 3.90 ppm = ketonix 70 : yellow
0.42 BAC% =11.10 ppm = ketonix 85 : red
Brownfat, Thanks for the above chart. I already owned the Ketonix 2015 as well as the Precision Xtra blood ketones meter. I was curious about using a blood alcohol meter for ketone testing since it’d be nice to have a portable one that is quicker to use (and as a backup).
So I bought the Greenwon for $12 (the one most people are using here: at6000).
So I did a test on the BAC meter and got 0.04. I paged through the display output to mg/100ml and saw “43”. (So this gives me an extra digit of precision on this cheap meter I guess… should equate to 0.043 I am guessing.)
I did the test on the Ketonix 2015 and got 52.
I see the two numbers jive with each other according to your chart. BAC of 0.043 and Ketonix 2015 reading of 52. Based on these numbers I predicted my blood BHB reading from Precision Xtra would be 1.2 mmol/L . I tested it and sure enough it was… exactly 1.2 !!
This is nice because these blood tests cost $2 per test strip and the same can be done as many times as you like for a cheap $12 breathalyzer tester.
Still good to have the others to occasionally cross reference to make sure they are all in good working order.