Taking Care of Glass Electrodes

Our electrodes are OURS, manufactured right here in the United States.  These aren’t fragile ‘beauty’ electrodes which are often confused with violet wand electrodes, these are violet wand electrodes.  They are made of a special medical grade of borosilicate glass that is highly break-resistant. 

The are manufactured to specific density and resistivity to give you the perfect balance between strength and output.  Our electrodes can take what you dish out.

 

  • Do NOT jam  your electrodes in, when inserting them.  Insert only enough for the collet to ‘grip’ them.
  • Do NOT twist when inserting or taking out electrodes.  This will loosen the collet and break the gas seal.  Put them in and take them out with a ‘straight’ motion.
  • Don’t allow the collet end to get wet.  You can sanitize electrodes by scalding the glass portion only with boiling water, or by using an alcohol-based sanitizer.  If using alcohol based sanitizers, allow to DRY THOROUGHLY before use, or violet wand sparks will ignite the alcohol.
  • If your electrodes get fine scratches which mar their appearance, use a fine grade of glass polish. 
  • Breakage of electrodes is not covered by warranty.  This includes failure to adhere to take care of them properly.

 

How to charge a violet wand electrode before use:

  • A violet wand electrode may need ‘charged’ before use.   If your electrode does not ‘light up’ when you use it, follow these steps–
  • Insert the electrode into the wand
  • Set the wand down on a table.
  • Lay a metal bladed table knife under the electrode, as far from the wand as possible.  Make sure the far end of the electrode is resting directly on the table knife. (you can use anything metal, but table knives are handy)
  • Turn on the wand to medium-high power.
  • Allow the wand to run for up to 5 minutes.
  • During that time, your electrode will charge and light up.
  • Your electrode is now ready for normal use.

If you do not use your electrode for a long period of time, if it is transported by airplane, or if you have stored it for a period of time, it may need charged again.

 

 

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