Programmable AC Microcurrent Stimulator (PACSTIM) with Electrode Pack Kit

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Description

UNIQUE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMABLE AC MICROCURRENT STIMULATOR (PACSTIM)

Programmable frequency specific microcurrent

DEVICE FUNCTION

The PACSTIM has 2 operational modes: a FREQUENCY SPECIFIC PROGRAMMABLE MODE and a pre-set cAMP MODE (dedicated Cyclic AMP stimulation mode).

 

FREQUENCY SPECIFIC PROGRAMMABLE MODE:

Programmable frequency specific microcurrent mode

– 2 independent base frequencies (1-20,000 Hz)

– 2 independent stimulation times of the two base frequencies

– 2 additional, independent, amplitude modulating frequencies (1-200 Hz) of the two base frequencies

– 2 independent rest times between the two base frequency stimulation times

 

cAMP MODE:

Cyclic AMP intraceullar second messenger up-regulation mode

– Dedicated Cyclic AMP up-regulation mode, with the same functionality as the WM-Cyclic AMP (WMcAMP) stimulator. Read about WMcAMP stimulator >

 

 

The PACSTIM device also shares the same advanced technical device features with the WM-Cyclic-AMP stimulator. Learn about WM-Cyclic-AMP device >

Programmable frequency specific microcurrent PACSTIM device

Programmable Frequency Microcurrent Machine

1. Based on our survey of published specifications of microcurrent devices currently available [September 2019]

 

The PACSTIM alternating current (AC) programmable frequency specific microcurrent machine has been designed for use by both clinicians and at home by non healthcare professionals.

Patent pending device & technology.

 

RESOURCES

Programmable frequency specific microcurrent

PACSTIM operating manual

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For a DC microcurrent device learn about the unique M250 SIS machine >

 

 

Useful articles

These are a selection of research based references from the database on electrotherapy.org. They include articles on programmable frequency specific microcurrent.

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Lichtbroun, A. S., M. M. Raicer and R. B. Smith (2001). “The treatment of fibromyalgia with cranial electrotherapy stimulation.” J Clin Rheumatol 7(2): 72-78.

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Maenpaa, H., R. Jaakkola, M. Sandstrom and W. L. Von (2004). “Does microcurrent stimulation increase the range of movement of ankle dorsiflexion in children with cerebral palsy?” Disabil-Rehabil. 26(11): 669-677.

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Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
WHATS INCLUDED

PACSTIM electro-stimulator
Single channel output
Adjustable Output Voltage
IP54 rated casing with shockproof silicone cover
1m electrode harness (cable), IP68 rated when mated with 4 terminals for 1 or 2 channel stimulation
Protective carry case
Electrode pack:
2 × Small round silver-nylon SIS electrode pack (total 8 electrodes)
1 × Large 10cm×15cm silver-nylon SIS electrode pack (total 4 electrodes)
2 × Square 3.81cm [1.5"] hydrogel electrode USA made pack (total 8 electrodes)
2 × Dual connector large butterfly hydrogel electrode USA made (total 2 electrodes)
Fixomull® Stretch Tape Box 10cm × 10m
5 Year Electronics Warranty
Full user support
Lifetime free access to therapeutic frequency programs as developed and published by SIS Manufacturing R&D program.

SPECIFICATIONS

– Power Source: 4 × AA.
– Maximum Input Voltage: 6V.
– Maximum Output Voltage: ±3.3V.
– Maximum Internal Frequency: 48Mhz.
– Maximum Input Current: 100mA.
– Maximum Output Current: 10mA.
– Dimensions (cm) with detachable shockproof cover[enclosure only]: 105[96] (W), 48[35] (D), 153.9[145] (H).
– Weight (g) without batteries—with detachable shockproof cover[enclosure only]: 303[156].
– Volumetric weight including Treatment Pack for shipping charge is 1.5Kg.
– Electromagnetic Device Conformity to EN 60601-1-2: 2015 Edition 4.0: Medical electrical equipment, Part 1-2: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance – Collateral Standard: Electromagnetic disturbances – Requirements and tests; partial testing in accordance with CISPR 11: 2010—Industrial, scientific and medical equipment—Radio-frequency disturbance characteristics—Limits and methods of measurement (Australia/New Zealand/(CE Europe)) & EN 61000-4-2: 2009—electrostatic Discharge immunity CE (Europe), FCC 47 CFR Part 15 – Radio Frequency Devices, Subpart B – Unintentional Radiators, ANSI C63.4: 2014 American National Standard for Methods of Measurement of Radio-Noise Emissions from Low-Voltage Electrical and Electronic Equipment in the Range of 9 kHz to 40 GHz (North America), ICES-001—Industrial,Scientific and Medical (ISM) Radio Frequency Generators Issue 4 June 2006 (Updated November 2014) (CANADA).
– RoHS compliant.