Electrode and Quell Band Care
What is the difference between the sport and standard electrodes?
- The Standard Electrodes tend to be more comfortable for most users.
- The Sport Electrode has a unique sport gel designed to better hold up in situations with high levels of humidity and perspiration. The Sport Electrode absorbs less moisture, but is otherwise comparable to the Standard Electrode.
How can I maximize the life of my electrodes?
Do not remove the paper liner from the electrode until after you have snapped it onto the back of the device. This will protect the hydrogel over the snap from damage.
Ensure that the sport band isn’t wrapped too tightly around the leg, as that will contribute to gel spread. The electrode shouldn’t leave an imprint on the leg after it is removed. If it does, loosen the Quell band slightly.
Remove electrode slowly, taking care not to touch the gel to minimize risk of gel loss.
Remove the device from your leg when not in use to allow the gel on the electrode to cool.
Minimize use outdoors during hot, humid weather, when possible. If you will be wearing your device in hot, humid conditions, consider using a Sport Electrode.
Minimize exposure to dirt and dust.
Be mindful about where the device & electrode are stored in hot weather and when possible avoid storing your device and electrodes in heat or direct sunlight for example in a hot car or a bag outdoors.
In some cases, it may also help to alternate between two electrodes, for example when you remove the device to ventilate the skin every 4 hours, to minimize the amount of gel spread that may result from extended sessions.
If your skin is very dry, moisturize with a lightweight daily moisturizer 20-30 minutes prior to placing the device on your leg.
Save the liner that comes with the electrode to protect the electrode when not in use.
Store the electrode in a resealable bag to prevent the gel from drying out when not in use. If you have misplaced your electrode liner, you may store the electrode flat in a resealable plastic bag.
Skin Care Tips
Mild skin irritation is a potential side effect of Quell. This page contains helpful tips about how to minimize your risk of skin irritation and maximize your pain relief with Quell.
Give your skin some time to air out by removing the device after 4-5 hours of wear. At this time, you may switch Quell to the other leg, or simply take it off altogether. Quell will pulse every 4-5 hours to remind you to air out your skin.
Switch legs if/when possible.
Wearing Quell in the same spot consistently can increase your risk of skin irritation. Alternating or switching legs can minimize that risk by limiting the exposure level of one patch of skin.
Moisturize dry skin.
Dry skin is more susceptible to irritation. Apply moisturizer to the leg 20-30 minutes before using Quell.
Do not wrap the Quell band too tightly.
Wrapping the Quell band too tightly can cause the electrodes to unsnap and can lead to skin irritation. Only wrap the band tightly enough to keep Quell in place.
How can I clean the Quell band?
The Quell band is washable. We recommend machine-washing the band and drying on low or hand washing and air-drying. Be sure to close the band before washing so that the Velcro does not stick to other items of clothing.
The Quell band is designed to fit most calf sizes and will stretch if needed. It will comfortably fit a calf circumference of 12 inches (30.5 cm) up to 24 inches (61 cm). If you find that the Quell band is too large/small for your leg, please contact Customer Care at 1-800-204-6577 to request a different size band.
Like Quell electrodes, the Quell band may eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Replacement Quell bands may be purchased here.
More information about the band may be found in the User Manual.
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