How can you extend the life of your TENS electrode pads?
You usually feel it the first time you use it: The difference between high-quality, certified brand electrodes and cheap mass-produced goods. If you buy cheap, you buy more often and end up spending more money. But even with high-quality electrodes, the following applies: If you use nerve or muscle stimulation permanently and use self-adhesive electrodes, you will have to replace them sooner or later.
In order to get the maximum useful life out of your electrodes, it will help you a lot if you consistently observe the following tips for the correct handling of the TENS electrodes:
- Do not pull on the cable of the electrodes when detaching them from the carrier foil or the skin! In the long run, this can strain the contacts and affect the current transmission. Instead, carefully pull the electrodes off at one corner.
- Stick the electrodes on the carrier foil between applications and place them in the resealable bag. Make sure that no dirt gets on the carrier foil. If it does get dirty, you can also stick the electrodes on a piece of aluminium foil for storage. The adhesive surface of the electrodes should not protrude over the edge of the foil during storage.
- Store the electrodes in a cool and dry place. Make sure that they are not exposed to direct sunlight, as the adhesive film can suffer from this.
- Do not attempt to clean self-adhesive electrodes! The gel layer of the electrodes is water-based and dissolves on contact with water or alcohol
You can find out more about this in our electrode pad guide. If you have any questions, our medical product advisors will be happy to help you. Simply write to us or call us on +49 7152 - 353 911 - 0.
Our tip for a longer electrode life
Clean the skin before each application! Residues of skin grease, creams or cosmetics can quickly ruin the adhesive surface of the electrodes. With the special contact and cleaning spray from axion, you can clean the skin very quickly. Simply spray on and wipe off. If you don't have a spray at hand, you can also use lukewarm water and a little soap.