Carbon rubber is good, carbon film is good, silver film is better.
Cloth is flexible, allows skin to breathe.
Foam provides moisture barrier. Reduces flexibility, but works well under hot packs.
Conductive solid polymer gels
Most solid gels are non-irritative to the skin.
Aggressive gel for high heat or humidity.
Softer gel for sensitive skin.
Pin wire connectors accept 0.080" pins, and offer lower profile.
Snap connectors are sometimes easier for handicapped or elderly.
Carbon, Tape and Gel
Uses a carbon rubber pad, adhesive tape patch, and tube of gel.
Messy to apply.
Basically is carbon, tape and gel all rolled up in one piece..
2-3 day continuous wear, like a band-aid.
Can be worn in shower or bath.
Aggressive adhesive patch.
Skin irritation common.
Using adhesive remover will ease removal or electrode.
7-20 days of repeated wear, depending on type of solid gel.
Can be reapplied over and over.
Can not be worn in shower or bath.
More choices to choose from.
Using Clean Cote skin prep will help electrodes stick better.
Clean skin is very important! Oily, flaky, or dirty skin will prevent gel from sticking and will shorten the length of usage.