With TENS units , you get what you pay for. And as with any other high-tech gadget, low-quality products tend to be more affordable than their better counterparts. If your TENS unit is not functioning properly, it could be because of a number of reasons. However, the repair is not always that difficult. Follow these tips to fix a TENS unit that’s not working properly.
Check for Disconnection
It’s crucial to check the pads and connections on your TENS unit to ensure that they are not disconnected. A disconnected TENS unit will not provide you with its intended treatment. Pads that are not connected properly will not conduct electricity correctly, resulting in poor therapy and the risk of burning yourself. To check for a disconnected pad, press both pads on your TENS unit at the same time.
If the pads feel connected, they are not connected. To fix this, simply reconnect the pads. If your TENS unit is not connected to electrodes or batteries, this is a very easy problem to solve. There’s no need to replace anything. Simply plug the unit back into the board and board into the battery.
Make sure the pads are clean and in good condition
If the pad on your TENS unit feels dirty, you can use a cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol to clean it. Also, make sure that the electrode gel inside the pad (if there is one) is not dried out. If so, use a moist paper towel to clean it. Keep in mind that the pads have to be clean in order to conduct electricity.
If the pads are dirty, electricity cannot flow through them and the TENS unit will not work. If your TENS unit has a gel electrode inside the pad, make sure that the electrode is not dried out. You can also clean the gel electrode by using a moist paper towel.
Reset the device
It is always advisable to reset a TENS unit before you attempt any troubleshooting. Resetting the device makes sure that the settings are back to the way they were when you first set it up. Furthermore, resetting will also make sure that the device is working as it should. To reset your device:
First, ensure that the power cord is securely plugged into the TENS unit and the wall outlet. Next, make sure that the electrodes are connected to the device. If the electrodes are not connected to the device, resetting the device will make sure that they are connected. Check the electrodes by pressing the pads on the device. If you have a shock, the electrodes are not connected.
Confirm the problem is with the unit and not with the power supply
Did you know that there are many reasons why a TENS unit might not be working? One of the most common reasons why a TENS unit is not functioning properly is a power supply issue. Look carefully at your device. If your TENS unit is not working, look carefully at the “power supply”. You may find that it is simply worn out. If your power supply is fine and your TENS unit is not working, one of the most common reasons is that the pads are not connected to the device.
To check, press both pads on the device at the same time. If they feel connected, they are. Another major reason why a TENS unit might not be working is a broken wire.
Check for obvious issues and repair them before moving on
Is the battery on your TENS unit almost dead? If so, you have to replace the battery before you move on. The same goes for the device’s power supply. If it is almost dead, you have to replace it before you move on. Are the pads dirty? If so, clean the pads using a cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol and paper towels. Is the power supply on your device faulty?
If so, you have to replace it before you move on. If you are certain that the problem lies within your unit, you can try to troubleshoot the problem and repair it yourself. If your unit isn’t working properly, double-check that all the wires are connected properly. Make sure there are no broken wires and that the power supply is not faulty. Next, you can try resetting the settings.
Troubleshoot other possible causes
Does your device have a warranty? Can the power cord be plugged into another device? Does the battery work properly? Does the device have any debris trapped inside? Does the board have a memory problem? Does the battery have a low charge? Does the device show any signs of damage? Could there be a problem with the device’s board? Does the device show any signs of overheating?
Never attempt to repair a TENS unit yourself. It can be dangerous. You can always bring your device to a TENS clinic or an electronic store for repairs. Make sure that you find a reputable repair shop and that the technician has relevant repair certifications. In addition, you should always ensure that the device is working properly, before making any adjustments.
A common problem is that people adjust the settings on the unit when the problem is with the power cord, or the battery. If you are certain that your TENS unit is not working properly, double-check all the wires. Make sure that they aren’t broken. Also, make sure that all the pads are firmly connected to the device.
If you still can’t figure out why your unit isn’t working, consider bringing it to an expert for inspection. They can check your unit for any potential mechanical issues that could be causing its failure.