The Brain Stimulator v3.0 Deluxe tDCS Kit
Are you looking for a complete kit with absolutely everything you need? With all of the accessories we’ve included you will be able to access any montage and do it in style. Our Brain Stimulator v3.0 Deluxe kit is hands down the BEST tDCS Device Kit we offer.
The Brain Stimulator v3.0 Deluxe tDCS Kit Includes:
- The Brain Stimulator v3.0 tDCS Device
- Gold-Plated Sponge Electrode Cable
- Professional 3×3″ Amrex Sponge Electrodes
- 10-pack of 3×3″ Replacement Sponge Inserts
- Blue Electrode Positioning Headband
- White Adjustable Electrode Positioning Headband
- Saline Solution Applicator Bottle
- A Professional Procell 9V Battery Included!
- Large Soft Drawstring Carry Pouch
The Brain Stimulator v3.0 deluxe kit is our top of the line package with our most popular tDCS device. For version 3.0 of The Brain Stimulator, we completely redesigned the product from the inside out, including a ton of amazing new features requested by our customers.
Push Buttons & Low Battery Indicator
With elegant push buttons and 5 indicator LED’s, this device is a breeze to use. The “UP” and “DOWN” buttons are used to select between current levels, while the “OFF” button functions as an “instant-off” feature, allowing the user to immediately end a session. Additionally, we’ve added a Low Battery indicator LED, which alerts the user when the battery needs to be replaced. But don’t worry, this device will run for over 90 hours at the highest 2mA setting, so you won’t be doing much battery replacing.
Boost Voltage & Constant-Voltage
Just like our other tDCS devices, The Brain Stimulator v3.0 uses a standard 9-volt battery. However, to improve efficiency, special voltage boosting technology has been implemented, allowing the device to operate internally at a full 12-volts (+/-0.5V). Regardless of the electrode montage placement you’re using, The Brain Stimulator v3.0 tDCS deluxe kit will always produce always-accurate current. Additionally, we reprogrammed The Brain Stimulator to include a constant-voltage system, which allows the device to operate continuously at 12-volts, regardless of battery health. This brand new technology puts The Brain Stimulator v3.0 Deluxe Kit ahead of the competition. Nearly every tDCS devices currently on the market lose effectiveness when the device is on and current is flowing. We’ve implemented Constant-Voltage into The Brain Stimulator v3.0 so you can experience the full effects tDCS can offer each, and never have to worry about lack of performance, each and every time you use it!
Current Ramping & Built-In Timer
The Brain Stimulator v3.0 features intermediate current stepping in-between the four selectable current options. In other words, when you increase the stimulation current from 0.5mA to 1.0mA, the current output pauses momentarily at 0.75mA before reaching 1.0mA. This provides for smoother transitions and an incredibly comfortable tDCS experience. Additionally, you can put away that kitchen timer because we integrated a 30-minute session timer! This new feature gently lowers the output current and turns off the device once the time limit has been reached.
Advanced Safety Features
When it comes to tDCS, don’t settle for a device which doesn’t put your health and safety first. We believe user safety should be a top concern when designing a tDCS product. Therefore, we integrated some of the most advanced, industry leading safety technology into The Brain Stimulator v3.0:
Reverse Battery Protection
Prevents the device from operating should the battery be installed incorrectly.
This feature protects the user from unsafe current levels by limiting the device from ever exceeding 2.25mA at any time. If the device detects an Over-Current issue, the device will immediately cut off current flow and the Low Battery LED will flash RED for 5 seconds. After 5 seconds, the device will shut down and lock for optimal user safety.
This feature protects the user by preventing the device from ever exceeding 13-volts at any time. If the device detects an Over-Voltage issue, the device will immediately cut off current flow, and the Low Battery LED will flash RED for 5 seconds. After 5 seconds, the device will shut down and lock for optimal user safety.
After 30-minutes of use, the device will slowly ramp down the current and power off the device. This feature can be used as a session timer so you can “set-and-forget”
Boosted to 12-volts (+/-0.5V) – "Constant Voltage" regardless of battery health
|Selectable Current Levels||
0.5mA, 1.0mA, 1.5mA, 2mA – with intermediate current stepping of 0.25mA
3 feet (1 meter) – Detachable, right-angled connector, with fused wires
|Low Battery Indicator||
6.00-volts – LED flashes Yellow
2.25mA – Device immediately shuts off and disables further operation
13.00-volts – Device immediately shuts off and disables further operation
4.5 x 2.7 x 1.0 inches (114mm x 69mm x 25mm)
The feelings experienced during a typical tDCS session can vary from individual to individual, and can be based on several factors such as as the montage (electrode placement) being used, level of current, and length of the session. The most common sensation associated with tDCS is a slight tingling, itching, or “warming” sensation felt at the source of the electrodes. This sensation can often be suppressed by applying additional saline solution, or by applying slight pressure to the sponge electrodes to help saturate the area. Adding additional saline solution usually requires stopping the session and removing the electrodes, however saline can be applied easily and comfortably during a tDCS session by using a saline solution applicator bottle.
In addition the the above, some individuals claim to experience a metallic taste in their mouth, but usually report it to be temporary and only during the start of the session. Sometimes it is possible to experience the appearance of a very flash of white light, however this is very rare and only possible if the device being used does not feature “ramping,” and the electrodes are positioned near the optical nerve (near the eyes). Almost all of the tDCS devices being produced by reputable companies feature this technology. The Brain Stimulator v3.0 features internal current stepping, which another form of ramping technology which results in an incredibly comfortable tDCS session.
Overall, most people describe tDCS as being a relatively positive experience, and some report not feeling anything at all!
For some related information, check out: Are there any side effects associated with tDCS?
Reported tDCS side effects are very few, and only experienced by a small number of the population. Some side effects associated with tDCS include a tingling or itching sensation during stimulation, a slightly metallic taste, and occasional redness at the site of the electrodes. Any redness usually fades away shortly after stimulation. An even smaller percentage of the population reports a slight headache as a tDCS side effect, however this also usually subsides shortly after the session is concluded. The most least reported tDCS side effect, which is usually attributed to improper use of electrodes or poorly assembled/prepared electrodes, is skin irritation. Sometimes this irritation can take the form of a small skin bump or lesion. However, it is important to note that even this side-effect is quite minor, and will fade away over a short period of time.
We found a great infographic on tDCS side effects located at tdcsbrainstorm.com, which shows that often most side effects can be attributed to the placebo effect. The results shown below depict that based on clinical trials, those individuals receiving “sham” stimulation (fake, no current) often reported the same symptoms at similar severity levels compared with those individuals receiving active stimulation (real tDCS).
YES! Our products use the same technology (transcranial direct current stimulation) as the Halo Sport headphones. The only difference between The Brain Stimulator and Halo Sport (other than price), is The Brain Stimulator provides the user with the flexibility to position the electrodes in multiple arrangements.
The incredible thing about tDCS is that different electrode placements (referred to as “montages”) can produce different results. The Halo Sport headphones utilize fixed electrodes, which are located on the headphone’s bar, placing them directly over the primary motor cortex. While this may be convenient for those who wish to use tDCS for solely for muscle memory, this limits the user them from exploring other placement positions.
We took a different approach and manufactured The Brain Stimulator with free standing electrodes which can be placed anywhere the user desires. From the very beginning, we have always maintained the belief that the customer should be allowed to use tDCS in any manner they so choose and that to limit the customer would be to limit self exploration and creativity.
For best results, we recommend you replace your sponges every two weeks, or after 7 tDCS sessions. However the best results can be obtained by using new sponges for each session. Replacement sponges can be found in packs of 10 in our online store. Over time, the sponges within Amrex rubber electrodes can grow brittle and crumble, crack, or split, causing an uneven distribution of current. Worn-out sponges can cause an uncomfortable tDCS session, with increased tingling, itching, and sometimes stinging sensations occurring. A good way to tell if your sponges need replacing is if soaking them with saline solution becomes more difficult, if they start to display a darker/brownish color, or begin feeling “stale.” More importantly, if your tDCS sessions become uncomfortable, or you start to notice sensations that maybe you didn’t before, this is a good sign that your sponges need replacing. You can find 10-packs of replacement sponge inserts for both the 3×3″ Amrex Electrodes and the 2×2″ Amrex Electrodes through our online store.
We currently accept Credit Card and PayPal payment methods. All payment information is fully encrypted and handled by third party payment processing companies (Stripe or PayPal). By using third party payment processors, we ensure your data is kept protected and secret, as we never see or save any of your sensitive payment information.
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You can find the PayPal checkout option on our Cart page, at the top and the bottom of our Checkout page, as well as on some product pages (example: The Brain Stimulator tDCS Kits). Once you click a PayPal checkout button, a PayPal pop up window will appear which will guide you through the short and simple payment process. When finished, you will be redirected back to our website to confirm your order details and complete the transaction.
If you have any further questions regarding payment or if you encounter any errors, please contact us directly.
We manufacture all our tDCS devices in sunny Southern California. Additionally, the majority of the resale products we carry, such as Amrex Sponge Electrodes, are manufactured in California as well! In regards to our products; if it’s not made in California, it’s made somewhere else in the United States. If it’s not made in the United States, WE DON’T CARRY IT.
By working with domestic companies we are able to build close working relationships with our vendors, and provides many benefits such as faster shipping and restocking times, as well as the ability to closely manage our quality control processes, which results in higher-quality products with unmatched performance.
Doing business with local vendors has been an integral part of our value proposition from day one, and helps differentiate us from our competitors. Our ability to walk through the door of any number of our local vendors, shake their hand and sit down across the table from them, is something we’ve found absolutely invaluable. By choosing to purchase from and work with domestic companies, we’re doing are part to help create jobs right here in United States.
Additionally, we do all of our order fulfillment in house, so every purchase gets shipped to you straight from our California offices. Furthermore, we’re working hard to expand our International business, and hope to open up overseas shipping facilities in the near future. In the meantime, we offer several International shipping options such as:
- USPS First Class International
- USPS Priority International
- USPS Priority Express International
Yes!! Currently we offer two International Shipping options; Standard International and Express International. For your convenience, we’ve added a shipping calculator to our Cart Page. To obtain shipping costs for your destination, proceed to the Shop Page and add the items you’re interested in to your cart. Once finished, proceed to the cart page and enter you location information into the calculator in the “Cart Totals” section of the page.
We’ve shipped our tDCS devices to nearly 100 different countries over the course of being in business. Some of the most popular International shipping destinations we’ve shipped our tDCS products to include:
- Canada (CA)
- Australia (AU)
- Brazil (BR)
- United Kingdom (GB) – AKA the UK
- Sweden (SE)
- Turkey (TR)
- India (IN)
- Germany (DE)
- Russia (RU)
- Belgium (BE)
- France (FR)
- Czech Republic(CZ)
- Norway (NO)
- Spain (ES)
- Taiwan (TW)
- Austria (AT)
- Italy (IT)
- Lebanon (LB)
- Denmark (DK)
- Republic of (South) Korea (KR)
- Hong Kong (HK)
- New Zealand (NZ)
- Netherlands (NL)
- Chile (CL)
- Finland (FI)
- Japan (JP)
- Poland (PL)
- Singapore (SG)
- Estonia (EE)
- Greece (GR)
- Hungary (HU)
- Thailand (TH)
- Switzerland (CH)
This is not an exhaustive list by any means, so if you live there, we probably ship there.
Should you have any shipping questions regarding your destination, please feel free to contact us directly.
Scientific research findings suggest that tDCS causes polarity-dependent alterations in cortical excitability and activity. In other words, of the two electrodes (the positive Anode & the negative Cathode), Anodal stimulation increases cortical excitability, while Cathodal stimulation decreases cortical excitability. These changes in cortical excitability are most likely initiated through respective depolarization and hyper-polarization of the underlying neurons. It appears that this effect can be attributed to a sub-threshold modulation of resting membrane potential, which can persist even after stimulation. In simpler terms, tDCS does not actually cause neurons to fire, but instead increases the likelihood of them firing, by increasing “neuronal excitability”.