Features of Drive Medical AGF-602 Digital Dual Channel TENS Unit
- Dual Channel Output: This device has two independent channels, allowing you to target two separate areas of the body with different intensities.
- Multiple Modes: The Drive TENS Unit offers a range of modes to choose from, including constant, burst, and modulation, providing a variety of stimulation patterns to help manage your pain.
- Adjustable Intensity: The intensity of the stimulation can be adjusted according to your preference, with a maximum output of 80 mA.
- Timer: The built-in timer can be set for up to 60 minutes, allowing you to control the duration of your treatment session.
- LCD Screen: The device features an easy-to-read LCD screen that displays the mode, intensity, and timer settings.
- Portable Design: The Drive TENS Unit is small and lightweight, making it easy to take with you on the go.
- User-Friendly: The unit is designed to be easy to use, with intuitive controls and a clear instruction manual included.
- Safety Features: The device has a built-in safety feature that will automatically shut off after 15 minutes of continuous use, helping to prevent overstimulation and reduce the risk of injury.
- Lead Connector
- Intensity Control (Onioff Switch)
- Pulse Width Control
- Mode Control
- Pulse Rate Control
- Timer Control
- battery Strip
- battery Case
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How to use Drive Medical Portable Dual Channel TENS Unit?
Attachment of electrode lead wires
- The wires provided with the system insert into the jack sockets located on top of the device.
- Holding the insulated portion of the connector, push the plug end of the wire into one of the jacks (see drawing); one or two sets of wires may be used.
- After connecting the wires to the stimulator, attach each wire to an electrode. Use care when you plug and unplug the wires.
- Jerking the wire instead of holding the insulated connector body may cause wire breakage.
Lead wire Maintainance
- Clean the wires by wiping with a damp cloth. Coating them lightly with talcum powder will reduce tangling and prolong life.
- The placement of electrodes can be one of the most important parameters in achieving success with TENS therapy.
- Utmost importance is the willingness of the clinician to try the various styles of electrode placement to find which method best fits the needs of the individual patient.
- Every patient responds to electrical stimulation differently and their needs may vary from the conventional settings suggested here.
- If the initial results are not positive, feel freeto experiment.
- Once an acceptableplacement has been achieved, mark down the electrodes sites and the settings on the patient’s reference sheet of this manual, so the patient can easily continue treatment at home.
- This is the most common placement technique.
- It involves placing the electrodes alongside the area of localized pain site, in such a way as to direct the flow of current through or around the area of pain.
- In a single channel application, this would involve placing each pad on either side of the pain site if the pain is localized on a limb and deep within the tissue.
- Pad placement on the posterior and anterior aspects of the affected limb will allow the current to flow completely through the limb and thus through the endogenous pain site.
- With a two channels application, the clinician may either direct the current flow to cross through the pain site or, in what is called the “bracket” method allowing the current flow on either side of the painful area, generally through the nerve branches that feed into the pain site.
Tips for Skin Care
To avoid skin irritation, especially if you have sensitive skin, follow these suggestions:
- Wash the area of skin where you will be placing the electrodes, using mild soap and water before applying electrodes, and after taking them off. Be sure to rinse soap off thoroughly and dry skin well.
- Excess hair may be clipped with scissors; do not shave stimulation area.
- Wipe the area with the skin preparation your clinician has recommended. Let this dry. Apply electrodes as directed.
- Many skin problems arise from the “pulling stress” from adhesive patches that are excessively stretched across the skin during application. To prevent this, apply electrodes from centre outward; avoid stretching over the skin.
- To minimize “pulling stress”, tape extra lengths of lead wires to the skin in a loop to prevent tugging on electrodes.
- When removing electrodes, always remove by pulling in the direction of hair growth.
- It may be helpful to rub skin lotion on electrode placement area when not wearing electrodes.
- Never apply electrodes over irritated or broken skin.
Drive Portable Dual Channel TENS Unit with Timer User Manual
- Precautions: Isolated cases of skin irritation may occur at the site of electrode placement following long-term application. Effectiveness is highly dependent upon patient selection by a person qualified in the management of pain patients.
- Contradictions: TENS devices can affect the operation of demand type cardiac pacemakers. TENS is not recommended for patients with known heart disease without physical evaluation of risk. Do not use TENS on the carotid sinus (neck) region. Do no apply TENS for undiagnosed pain syndromes until etiology is established. Do not stimulate on the site that may cause current to flow transcerebrally - (through the head).
- Adverse Reactions Possible allergic to gel, skin irritation and electrode burn are potential adverse reactions.
- Read operation manual before use of TENS.
- We emphasize that patient with an implanted electronic device (for example, a pacemaker) should not undergo TENStreatment without first consulting a doctor. The same applies to patients with any metallic implants.
- If TENS therapy becomes ineffective or unpleasant, stimulation should be dis continued until its use is reevaluated by the physician or therapist.
- Avoid adjusting controls while operating machinery or vehicles.
- Turn the T.E.N.S. off before applying or removing electrodes.
- T.E.N.S. devices have no AP/APG protection. Do not use it in the presence of explosive atmosphere and flammable mixture
- Caution should be used in applying TENS to patients suspected of having heart disease. Further clinical data is needed to show there are no adverse results.
- The safety of TENS devices for use during pregnancy or birth has not been established. Do not use TENS during pregnancy.
- TENS is not effective for pain of central origin. (This includes headache.)
- TENS devices should be used only under the continued supervision of a physician.
- TENS devices have no curative value.
- TENS is a symptomatic treatment and as such suppresses the sensation of pain, which would otherwise serve as a protective mechanism.
- Electronic monitoring equipment (such as ECG monitors and ECG alarms) may not operate properly when TENS stimulation is in use.
- There should be a prominently placed statement warning that stimulus deliv ered by this device may be sufficient to cause electrocution. Electrical current of this magnitude must not flow through the thorax because it may cause a cardiac arrhythmia.
- Do not place electrodes on the front of the throat as spasm of the Laryngeal and Pharyngeal muscle may occur.
- Care should be taken so that when operating potentially dangerous machinery the stimulator controls are not changed abruptly.
- Electrodes should not be placed over the eyes, in the mouth, or internally.
- Keep this device out of the reach of children.
- Caution: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
Drive Medical Portable Dual Channel TENS Unit Specifications
||Dual, isolated between channels
||Adjustable, 0-80 mA peak into 500 ohm load each channel
||Adjustable, from 2 to 150 Hz
||Adjustable, from 30 to 260 microseconds
||Pulse width is automatically varied in cycle pattern over an interval of nominally 6.5 seconds.
- Pulse width decreases linearly over a period of 0.5 sec. From the control setting value to a value which is 60% less.
- This narrower pulse width is maintained for 2 seconds and then increased linearly over a 0.5 second period to its original value.
- Pulse width is maintained for 3.5 sec. at the control setting value.
- The cycle is then repeated.
||Bursts occur twice very second. Pulse width(adjustable), frequency = 100 Hz
||Selectable, 15, 30 and 60 minutes
||Asymmetrical Bi-Phasic Square Pulse
||0 to 34 V (Load : 500 ohm)