Getting a new EMS ?

I am trying to find a nice EMS unit for around 200$ or less.

I came across the Tetra twinstim, which has these specs

Channels: Four, isolated between channels

Pulse Amplitude: Adjustable 0-100mA peak into 500 ohm load each channel

Pulse Rate: Adjustable 2-150Hz, 1 Hz step

Pulse Width: Adjustable 50-300 microseconds, 10 microsecond step

Wave Form: Asymmetrical Bi-Phasic Square Pulse

Modes: 5 TENS modes: B(Burst), N(Normal), M(Modulation), SD1(Strength Duration1), SD2(Strength Duration2); 3 EMS Modes: S(Synchronous),C(Constant), A(Alternate)

Burst Mode: Burst rate: Adjustable, 0-5 - 5Hz; Pulse width adjustable, 50~300uS; Frequency fixed = 100 Hz

Is this suitable for a 10/10 strength protocol ?
I currently have a similar unit to this one, and after about 5 sessions I can crank the intensity dial up all the way and still have room for more in terms of pain. Is that normal or do I need a stronger machine ?
Any other suggestions ? I hear Globus make awesome units, but I guess it’s out of my budget.

Silencer…Save the money and get either the GLOBUS or Compex unit. Have a look online and see what bargins are about…Thats what my suggestion would be.

You are probably right. Buy once cry once !

I don’t have the $, need or desire to fork out mega bucks for a top of the line model and am considering 3 options I would appreciate feedback on.

Option 1

approx US$250

Option 2

approx US$225

Option 3

approx US$150

thoughts appreciated

Hi John,

I have owned the Neuro-Trac Sport XL for about 2 1/2 years, and it works great.

The unit has two channels but allows for FOUR total sets of leads (two ± leads per channel). The model you pointed to is the Sport but NOT the XL. By reading through the link you provided, I suspect it may have only one set of ± leads per channel. I really like the unit I ordered. It is inexpensive, allows you to control quite a number of variables, plus it allows you to save three of your own custom programs, which is a huge time-saver. Also, with twin-dual leads, you can do both legs at once, which cuts the time factor in half. If it only had two sets of leads, it would take forever and I’d never use it.

I find that even when I crank it up I could never really get near the unit’s capacity. Based on my experience with stereo system amplifiers (my other nerdy hobby), using a high quality 9v instead of the feeble “Super Heavy Duty” battery that comes with it could yield even better results.

Perhaps you can check if it has twin dual leads, but if not, Win-Health carries the XL. I ordered from them, and everything went smoothly. It was also way inexpensive.

If you have more detailed questions, I can perhaps take a look through the instruction booklets to help you out. The instruction booklets are actually pretty well written also, which was surprising!

I would contact Giovanni Ciriani directly to get more information on the Globus units. He is a member on this forum at (gciriani). Send him a PM and he should be very helpful in pointing you in the right direction.