Not all stimulators take the same lead wires, so it is important to get the correct type. Leadwires are available in various lengths, with pin or snap connections. Medi-Stim carries leadwires for all the devices in our Devices section. We also carry several leadwires not shown. If you need assistance in choosing a leadwire or on the conversion of a non-compliant leadwire, do not hesitate to contact us or call us toll
free at 1-800-363-7846. We're here to help!
Twisting the pins in and out of the electrode aids in full insertion and easier removal. Replacement of lead wires is not necessary unless a short or break in the wire. To prolong the life of your lead wires, clean them with mild detergent and warm water. Clean off any gel residue on the pin tips to assure good clean contact with the electrode connector. Pat dry and coat with talcum powder to keep wires soft and help prevent tangling.
Older units may require adapting to the FDA leadwire regulation effective May 9. 2000. This regulation prevents cables with an exposed male metal plug at the part that fits into the device from being sold in the USA due to safety issues.
Medi-Stim has a variety of adapter kits that will fit many brands of devices which will allow you to convert your older device into accepting the newer safety-compliant style cables. Don't throw away your old devices; convert them with our adapter kits! Call us for assistance with the make and model of your device in order to determine which kit you'll need.