About Violet Wand Electrodes

Violet wand electrodes are attachments that insert directly into the violet wand.

Tesla wands: Electrodes do NOT go in ‘the whole way’. Tesla wands hold electrodes in with a friction grip. Insert the electrodes JUST until held.  NEVER force.

Electronic wands: Electrodes may insert the whole way, but they may not depending on your model. Insert the electrodes JUST until they stop.  NEVER force.

If you force an electrode in, it will break, lose its seal or gas, or the end cap will come off in your wand collet and require repair.  Insert electrodes gently, with a straight motion in and out for all wands.


Our glass electrodes are made of borosilicate glass, and have a 5,000 psi edge breaking strength.

Our metal and other electrodes and accessories are gapped for additional safety with one of several types of electrically resistant material. What is a safety gap?*

All of our electrodes have rounded chromed stainless steel 7/16″ endcaps.  No other sizes are available.

Violet wand electrodes all have different output strength and different uses, which means they have different sensations.  We give you the relative intensity level of each of our electrodes so you know what to expect from their sensation.

Getting your electrode:

  • NEVER twist a violet wand electrode in or out.  ALWAYS push it in and pull it out with a straight motion.  It could pull the endcap right off, (meaning a repair).  For glass electrodes, twisting could weaken the gas seal and suddenly you have a leaked electrode that won’t light.
  • NEVER jam them in the wand.  Just insert them far enough to seat them comfortably.  Again, you can weaken the bond between the electrode and the endcap which can detach the endcap and/or leak the electrode.
  • If the electrode works when you received it, its not defective.  Gas cannot leak through glass, but it will definitely leak out if the glass breaks, even in tiny cracks you can’t see.  Please see the two items above.
  • Do NOT put any sideways pressure on your electrode.  Since the endcap is metal, sideways pressure can put force on the glass inside the endcap, break the glass, and leak the gas.
  • Wash with warm soapy water, or scald with boiling water if they have come into contact with fluids.
  • If your glass electrode scratches, it may be just fine to use as long as the gas hasn’t leaked.  You can remove fine scratches with toothpaste or glass polishing compounds.
  • For deeper scratches, just be careful not to put to put too much pressure on the electrode that will stress it.  We don’t recommend using fillers, as they could be flammable.

If you twist your electrode, or push it in too hard, causing your silver end cap to come off, you can re-affix the cap with super glue.  Allow to dry COMPLETELY before attempting to use.

To achieve different colors of gas for glass electrodes, we use different mixes of noble gases, resulting in the colors of electrodes in gradations.  Color match will be close, but the exact color hue is not guaranteed.


Q: My electrodes won’t go into the wand!

A: Look down into your wand nosecone. In a tesla wand it should look like this:

violet wand electrodes collet

In the picture you can see the silver collet inside, with its fingers around the insides, and a small nut at the bottom.

If your electrodes suddenly won’t go into your wand, 9 times out of 10, its because the end cap came off one of your electrodes and is stuck inside the wand. This will happen if you push the electrodes in too hard. The harder you push in the electrode, the stronger the wand will grab it.  Then when you try to take the electrode out, its grabbed so tight that it pulls off the end cap off the glass. (see above)

You can confirm this by looking at all your electrodes.  They should all have their silver endcaps on the ends.  If one endcap is missing, its stuck in your wand.  Use a needle nose pliers to pull it out.  You can super glue the endcap back on to your electrode that it came off of.  Now you’re good to go.

And then always be gentle when inserting your electrodes. NEVER force them, insert them in ONLY till they are just held.  Insert gently just until it grips, do not ‘push’.

endcap stuck in collet violet wand electrodes

 

In this picture you can see an end cap has been pulled off and is stuck in the collet. You do not see the small nut at the bottom, just the smooth shell of the endcap. Using a needle nose pliers, pull out the end cap and reaffix it to the electrode that lost it, with super glue.  Next time, do not use force when inserting electrodes.

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