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Take care of your violet wand electrodes and they will last you for many years.

Push electrodes in and take them out with a straight motion.  Never twist them!  Twisting loosen their endcaps, can break the electrode, and even can cause problems with your wand.

Insert electrodes into your wand just until they are seated.  Don’t jam them in.  There are different electrodes and wands on the market and manufacturing tolerances may vary.

Take care not to drop them, of course.

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Though you can find glass electrodes in many sizes, there are two most common modern standard sizes of electrodes; US American standard size (7/16″) and European standard size (11mm).  These standards were set by the International Violet Wand Guild.

It’s a very small difference but enough to cause improper fit in most wands, so be sure to get European if you have a European made violet wand and vice versa.  If you have a non-standard size you may be able to have an adaptor made.  We began manufacturing to the US American standard size for electrodes back in the late 1990’s, so of course we have American standard size, but we also can put European ends or even less common ends on yours – just ask before you order.

Clean electrodes with hot soapy water or your preferred sanitizing solution/product that is safe for human contact.  Do not submerse endcaps.  You can also suspend them in boiling water to sterilize (again, do not submerse the endcaps.)

Polish endcaps with metal polish or a jeweler’s cloth. Allow to air dry completely before using in a wand.

Wand collets all hold electrodes by a friction grip and your wand collet needs to be tight enough to hold them but not too tight to cause problems.  Wand collets may need re-adjusted from time to time, as their tolerance is very slight and repeated use may stretch them.  You can make an adjustment yourself with a small thin-bladed screwdriver, but work very slowly and adjust only a very tiny amount, about the width of a human hair.

Be aware of electrode quality for safety.  Violetwanda electrodes are the strongest medical grade borosilicate glass available and will not break as easily as other manufacturer electrodes, so be careful when working with other types of glass.

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