The Brain Stimulator v3.0 Basic tDCS Kit

Brain Stimulator v3 Basic tDCS Device Kit
SKU: TBSv3.0-BasicKit
Rated 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

$129.95

Looking to test out tDCS but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Then our Basic tDCS Kit is for you!

The Brain Stimulator v3.0 Basic tDCS Kit includes:

  • The Brain Stimulator v3.0 tDCS Device
  • Alligator Clip Electrode Cables
  • 10 pack of 3×3″ Sponges
  • 9V Battery not included

 

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Description

The Brain Stimulator v3.0 tDCS device is the newest version of our most popular tDCS device. For this version, The Brain Stimulator has been completely redesigned from the inside out, and has a ton of amazing new features that we’re sure you’ll love.

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. But to improve efficiency, special voltage boosting technology has been implemented, allowing the device to operate internally at a full 12-volts (+/-0.5V). So regardless of the electrode position you’re using, you can be sure the device will produce accurate current. Additionally, we reprogrammed The Brain Stimulator to include a “constant-voltage” system so the device operates continuously at 12-volts, regardless of battery health. This means that, unlike other tDCS devices, you will receive the same level of effectiveness out of The Brain Stimulator v3.0 each and every time you use it!

Current Stepping & 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, based on the recommended stimulation duration for 20-30 minutes. 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:

Session/Safety Timer

After 30-minutes of stimulation the device will slowly lower the current output and automatically power down. The gently shut down is so comfortable it’s nearly undetectable. This feature functions as a session timer, but also as a safety measure to prevent the user from leaving the device on for too long.

Over-Current Protection

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.

Over-Voltage Protection

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.

Additional information

Internal Voltage

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

Low Battery Indicator

6.00-volts – LED flashes Yellow
4.80-volts – LED turns off, current ramps down, device shuts off

Over-Current Protection

2.25mA – Device immediately shuts off and disables further operation
LED flashes Red for 5 seconds

Over-Voltage Protection

13.00-volts – Device immediately shuts off and disables further operation
LED flashes Red for 5 seconds

Electrode Cables

3 feet (1 meter) – Detachable low-profile right-angled plug w/ alligator clip connectors

Device Weight

4.7oz (battery installed)

Device Dimensions

4.5 x 2.7 x 1.0 inches (114mm x 69mm x 25mm)

Power Supply

One 9-volt Battery

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Instruction Manual

https://thebrainstimulator.net/docs/TBSv3_0-Instructions.pdf

3 reviews for The Brain Stimulator v3.0 Basic tDCS Kit

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    Joey C.

    I’ve noticed a big improvement in my short-term memory since I started using this device. I did quite a bit of shopping around before deciding on The Brain Stimulator, but I’m glad I did because this thing works great! I’ve put it through a lot and it still works like it’s brand new. The only thing I would recommend is that you get one of the other kits they sell (Advanced or Deluxe). I didn’t really like the alligator clip + sponges included with this kit and that’s the only reason I rate it 3 stars. But luckily they sell an adapter for the amrex sponges so I was able to upgrade my kit. Great job!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephen

    If I’d used this product over ten years ago, I likely would not have spent $20,000 on supplements in that time, entered the alternative health field, devoted 5000 hours of research into brain chemicals, and been not wholly satisfied. It gives the cleanest energy you can get–electrical amperage for electrical impulses. Side effects are feeling alert, being less tired, more attentive to detail, superior memory, and, the mind having an effortless relationship with the brain again. You know it’s happening but there isn’t much “load” to it, unlike supplements. Think about that. Chemical converting to electrical energy or electrical to electrical nerve impulse.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Janice Parson

    This product helped me to stop taking my anti-depressants. I am forever grateful that I found it by doing a google search, then reading the reviews. Thank you!

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FAQs

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?

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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.

tDCS Side effect organized into an informational graphicWe 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).

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Fisher Wallace produces products that are quite different from The Brain Stimulator family of tDCS devices. While The Brain Stimulator utilizes tDCS (Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation), the Fisher Wallace Stimulator utilizes tACS (Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation). Studies have shown that tDCS and tACS are both generally considered safe and effective methods of non-invasive brain stimulation1. However, at least one study found that tACS did not appear to create significant changes in cortical excitability2, whereas numerous studies have documented tDCS’s ability to modulate cortical excitability both during and after stimulation 3, 4.

 

In addition, tDCS has the ability to either increase (via Anodal stimulation) or decrease (via Cathodal stimulation) the spontaneous firing rate of neurons in the brain56. This duality of effects can be seen in various scientific studies where researchers may focus on increasing desired results (such as improving cognition7), while through alternative tDCS montages, decrease others (such as chronic pain8).

 

While many people believe the Fisher Wallace Stimulator is FDA approved, this is not the case. Rather, The Fisher Wallace Stimulator is only FDA cleared. While much progress has been made over the years to gain FDA approval, in the field of brain stimulation there are currently no tES (Transcranial Electrical Stimulation) devices which have been granted approval. This does not mean brain stimulation devices are deemed unsafe by the organization, but rather that it has not yet been determined to what classification, standards, or methods of approval, this new industry should conform to.

 

Interested in learning more? Check out “What is tDCS?” or read more about The Brain Stimulator v3.0.

 

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Our goal is to produce tDCS devices of the highest quality standards, which operate with precision and guaranteed accuracy, therefore we do not include current meters in our products. Analog current meters are incredibly inefficient, and are only required for tDCS devices which do not have proper voltage/current control and adaptation circuitry in place.

The Brain Stimulator tDCS devices include enhanced circuitry comprised of precision components, integrated circuits, and microprocessors (“smart” technology) which control and monitor current and voltage levels several times a milliseconds. Through the use of these special technologies, and by nature of design, our products do not require the user to monitor current flow. However, tDCS devices which use rudimentary circuitry must include a current meter, as the user must constantly monitor and adjust the output flow in order for the device to produce accurate current.

In some ways this can be compared to manual (stick shift) cars versus automatic cars. With a manual gear shift automobile, the drive must constantly monitor the state of the automobile to know when he or she needs to change gears (adjust the device). However, cars which utilize automatic shifting do not require the constant attention of the driver as the technology within the car “adjusts” (shifts) itself at the optimal time.

 

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While saline solution is not strictly required for use with sponge electrodes, it is recommended. Plain water will work in helping the sponge to pass current, just not as well as saline solution. Water in and of itself is a very poor conductor of current. So in using just water, you’re essentially asking the sponge alone to work to pass current to the targeted area. By adding salt to plain water (saline solution), the electricity is able to actually jump from molecule to molecule through the solution, providing a better connection. In using a sponge well soaked with saline solution, the current encounters the least amount of resistance, providing the most effective, and most comfortable tDCS experience.

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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.

To pay via credit card, simply fill out your billing, shipping, and credit card information on our Checkout page, or select the “Checkout with PayPal” option located just below the Stripe form and click “Proceed to PayPal”.

If you wish to skip our billing & address forms and checkout faster, then we suggest using PayPal Checkout. You do not need a PayPal Account to checkout via PayPal, nor will you be required to create one if you choose this checkout method. If you do not have a PayPal account, there is a link at the bottom of the PayPal checkout webpage which instructs you on how to complete the transaction.

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.

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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
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