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EKG Sensor Troubleshooting and FAQs

EKG Sensor, order code EKG-BTA, $154
Specifications and User Guide

TROUBLESHOOTING
- Primary Test: The most common cause of problems with this sensor is a poor connection, either between the tabs and the skin, or between the clips and the tabs. As a result, confirm that the electrode patches are fresh and connected to the sensor properly. A drawing on the sensor box shows the proper connections. Note that electrode tabs do not work as well if they are old or have been allowed to dry out. Also, results vary form person to person. If an individual always has trouble getting a clean signal, try alcohol swabs before affixing the electrodes.
- Secondary Test: Make sure that the person connected to the sensor is seated or lying down and that they are relaxed.

RELATED TIL ENTRIES
TIL 2036: Why is my EKG trace noisy? Why doesn't my EKG trace look like the trace in the book?
TIL 2037: Can I get Logger Pro to display Heart Rate from EKG data?
TIL 1740: Could a cell phone affect EKG data?
TIL 1910: Are your EKG sensors Optically Isolated?
TIL 2890: Is there a good way to attach the EKG sensor to the stationary arm of the Goniometer so the sensor box is out of the way during experiments?

SPECIFICATIONS
- New order code: EKG-BTA
- Old order code: EKG-DIN
- Offset: ~1.00 V (+/-0.3 V)
- Gain: 1 mV body potential/1 V sensor output

CALIBRATION
- Calibrate? No. The sensor is set to the stored calibration before shipping. No calibration process is given for this sensor.

RELATED VERNIER PRODUCTS
-EKG Electrodes, order code ELEC, $12 (one pkg)

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