Buying guide: what to know before buying electrodes for stimulation?
When it comes to buying replacement electrodes, you should bear in mind the brand, the model and the type of connection, to ensure that the electrode you choose is compatible with the electro stimulator.It is important that you buy electrodes that are compatible with the brand of your electro stimulator so that they work correctly. On the other hand, the type of connection that your device has is also important to make sure that the electrode you choose is compatible with your stimulator. In addition, electrodes are compatible with electrostimulation accessories and with electrostimulators such as electrostimulators for sports, but you should pay close attention to the size and characteristics of the electrodes.
Conductive gel for electrodes
The electrostimulation gel acts as a conductor of the electrical impulse and improves the contact between the skin and the electrode, enhancing comfort, conductivity and the efficiency of the stimulation. Gel is especially recommended for electro-stimulation on dry skin or body areas with a lot of body hair. It is also used to extend the operating life of the electrodes when they begin to lose their adhesive properties and therefore lose their efficiency. These gels adapt to all kinds of accessories and it is only necessary to add a small quantity in the area in which the electrode will be placed. There are many brands that offer electrodes and gels in their product catalog. For example, Sport-Elec electrostimulation accessories range from cables and connection electrodes to massage creams.
When should you replace the electrodes?
The operating life of an electrode is determined by its use, the use of gel and even the skin type of the user. When the electrodes start to show clear signs of wear and tear, it is time to replace them with new ones. The clearest sign of wear and tear is the start of a somewhat unpleasant sensation during the use of the electro stimulator, just at the point of application. Whether you feel this sensation or not, whenever the electrode is dirty or the gel does not appear to be in good condition, you should replace it with a new one.