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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_coffee
    darty,

    I use a NMES EMPI Focus Unit, pretty pricey though but can be configured to just about anything you need! http://www.directdme.com/pposcripts/...roductid=16700
    thats a website that shows it.


    This will run on a 9v battery and can go up to 100 milliamperes which is never needed because its so strong. I usually keep it around 40-60

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, I noticed the two units I tried said they were for ems but ended up only supplying 0-80ma and that was not enough power. I wonder if I should try a unit with the Russian stimulation settings which can go to 2500 hertz @ 900ma if needed.

    I am a complete injury at least thats what they told me years ago but I used a monster stimulator shortly after my injury and got great results, quads lifting weights and abs could sit me up while E-stimming them.

    Here are some more pad placement charts in pdf format and a link to some videos.

    http://www.stimrx.com/videos.html

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    Wow that must have been a powerful unit! be careful of electrical burns, even my unit will give me burns if i leave it on for too long!
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    Pad Placement - Great Reference

    You might want to check this out..a lot of info:

    Backgroung info on EMS:

    http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dgw665wn_33f8wb6ff9&hl=en

    Great Pad Placement to include Negative and postive positioning:
    http://www.globuscorporation.com/eng...&idsottocat=39

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbright View Post
    Great Pad Placement to include Negative and postive positioning:
    http://www.globuscorporation.com/eng...&idsottocat=39
    the ems contraction is always strongest around the negative pole, so one should place the negative pad over the largest bulk of the muscle to keep the contraction even.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darty View Post
    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, I noticed the two units I tried said they were for ems but ended up only supplying 0-80ma and that was not enough power. I wonder if I should try a unit with the Russian stimulation settings which can go to 2500 hertz @ 900ma if needed.

    I am a complete injury at least thats what they told me years ago but I used a monster stimulator shortly after my injury and got great results, quads lifting weights and abs could sit me up while E-stimming them.

    Here are some more pad placement charts in pdf format and a link to some videos.

    http://www.stimrx.com/videos.html

    ^^(A)^^
    these guys sell 1200 mA units:
    http://www.toneamatic.com/

    like:
    http://www.toneamatic.com/productDet...STIM%29+SERIES

    and many more.

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    Some caution

    Brother in law who happens to be spinal surgeon said TENS below lesion is bad. Acupuncture also poses the same risk. It is not necessarily noxious stimulation below that causes AD. My daughter gave my TENS away to one of her patients who did not have SCI.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=%22El...22+dysreflexia

    This is also one of the problems with functional electrical stimulation.

    I had stopped using TENS for a while because of allergy. Asymmetrical waveform may produce DC component in electrolytic systems similar to earth return in electrical systems. The DC component will cause electrolysis and produce free radicals. My TENS was moded (not FDA approved) after I developed allergy with capacitors to block DC.

    A non biological example: Earth return in the Australian M.E.N. (TN-C-S) system causes electrolytic rectification (which is real) from SMPS waveforms and resulting DC rots out our earth electrodes and people now get electric shocks. (With wide spread deployment of RCDs (or ELCBs) migration to a TT system could avoid this problem.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zz View Post
    these guys sell 1200 mA units:
    http://www.toneamatic.com/

    like:
    http://www.toneamatic.com/productDet...STIM%29+SERIES

    and many more.
    The prices (really, the markup) on these units -- and comparable ones from their competitors -- is obscene. The technology and material costs that go into them is horse-and-buggy compared to an ordinary smartphone and yet priced many hundreds of dollars higher. I don't know where they're manufactured, but I suspect the labor costs are probably pennies. Also, the quality control, from the look of them anyway, is suspect too.

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    Hey all I really need some help I have been looking for a chart or something that will tell me how to set up a TwinStim 4 channel Tens\EMS unit for muscle building.
    There is so much information out there on pad placement but what about all the other settings on the unit its self. I would like to start on my abs and need every settings that can be set set to what!?
    Help please anyone out there been where I am now? if so please HELP !!!

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