Megapulse 260

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The new Megapulse 260 pulsed-only unit now offers the therapist a range of clinically proven treatment protocols without the need for crossreferencing treatment outputs as in the past. The unit has undergone extensive improvements and redesign and now incorporates:

  • Colour touchscreen technology (allowing the user to
    control the unit even when wearing surgical gloves)
  • Larger, clearer screen size
  • Pictorial guidance with clinical protocols
  • QWERTY keyboard for clinic personalisation and notes
  • On screen user assistance
  • Improved audio-sound technology
  • In-built service indicator for routine maintenance

£3,995.00

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Description

Megapulse 260 Technical Specification

  • Mains Supply 100-240 Vac, 1kVA max, 50/60Hz
  • Output Frequency 27.12MHz
  • Output Power 200W maximum Peak Power in Pulsed Mode
  • Output Modes Pulsed 1 in 3, 2 in 3 and 3 in 3
  • Classification Class1, Type BF (EN 60601-1)
  • Pulse Width 20-400 μs
  • Pulse Frequency 5-800 pulses per second
  • Timer 0-30 minutes with termination of output and alarm at end of treatment

Shortwave Therapy

Shortwave refers to electromagnetic radiation in the frequency range 2 to 100 MHz. Shortwave therapy is the application of electromagnetic energy to the body at shortwave frequencies. At these frequencies the electromagnetic energy is converted to thermal energy by the induction of circulating currents in the tissue and dielectric absorbtion in insulating tissue. Shortwave therapy units may produce output power levels of up to 500W providing significant heating to the area of the body being treated. For this reason the treatment is often called shortwave diathermy (through heating). To avoid equipment such as shortwave therapy units interfering with radio communications, certain frequency ranges are designated by international agreement as ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) bands. These are shown in the following table:

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Centre Frequency MHz, Frequency Range MHz, Maximum Radiation Limit

6.78, 6.765-6.795, Under Consideration

13.560, 13.553-13-567, Unrestricted

27.120, 26.957-27.283, Unrestricted

40.680, 40.66-40.70, Unrestricted

433.92, 433.05-434.79, Under Consideration

915, 902-928, Unrestricted

2450, 2400-2500, Unrestricted

5800, 5725-5875, Unrestricted

24125, 24000-24250, Unrestricted

61250, 61000-61500, Under Consideration

122500, 122000-123000, Under Consideration

245000, 244000-246000, Under Consideration

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Shortwave therapy equipment normally uses the band centred on 27.12 MHz. This corresponds to a wavelength, in a vacuum, of approximately 11 metres. Shortwave therapy is normally applied at a level which produces detectable heating and the benefits are those associated with the heating effect – encouragement of healing, pain relief, reduction of muscle spasm, increase in mobility etc.

The difference between shortwave therapy and other methods of Heating is that it provides “deep heat”. Other heating techniques such Megapulse Senior 265 as infrared therapy, hot-packs etc., provide the heat externally whereas shortwave therapy generates heat within the tissue.
As with any electrotherapy, there are several potential dangers associated with shortwave therapy. Since relatively high powers are used, there is the possibility of producing burns if the patient is unaware of the heat due to reduced thermal sensation, or if the patient does not know what to expect during treatment. Metal in treatment area will provide low impedance paths to the induced radio frequency current, producing local heating and the possibility of burning. In particular, treatment should never be given in the area of metal implants, metal jewellery, buckles etc must be removed and treatment must never be given with the patient on metal framed couches or chairs. Patients with implanted electronic devices such as cardiac pacemakers must not be treated. Other equipment, including patient connected devices, may be adversely affected when in close proximity to shortwave therapy equipment.

Pulsed Shortwave Therapy

Conventional shortwave therapy equipment described above, produces a continuous wave output at 27.12 MHz. Pulsed shortwave
therapy equipment delivers the energy in pulses or bursts of shortwave energy. The pulses are typically 20 to 400 microseconds in duration (pulse width) and are repeated with a frequency of 5 to 800 Hz (pulse frequency). As with other modalities such as ultrasound, it is found that delivering the energy in pulses is often therapeutically more beneficial that providing the same amount of energy in continuous wave form. Pulsed shortwave therapy appears to be effective for many conditions especially in the early stages of recovery.

Because the output is pulsed, the average output power levels can be very low (less than 1W) and still produce effective treatment.Megapulse Senior 265 in pulsed mode and with a Monopulse applicator provides a peak power of up to 200W and average powers from a few mW to 64W.

As the power levels are lower than with conventional shortwave therapy equipment, some of the potential dangers associated with the modality no longer apply. At average powers of less than 5 W, treatment may be given over areas containing metal implants, through wound dressings or plasters, and on couches or chairs with metal frames.

Weight 7 kg
Dimensions 320 x 190 x 280 mm
Delivery time 21 days

Additional information

Weight 53 kg
Dimensions 410 x 410 x 870 cm
Technical Specifications

Mains Supply 100-240 Vac, 1kVA max, 50/60Hz Output Frequency 27.12MHz Output Power 200W maximum Peak Power in Pulsed Mode Output Modes Pulsed 1 in 3, 2 in 3 and 3 in 3 Classification Class1, Type BF (EN 60601-1) Pulse Width 20-400 μs Pulse Frequency 5-800 pulses per second Timer 0-30 minutes with termination of output and alarm at end of treatment

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