8 Replies Latest reply on Oct 15, 2018 5:36 PM by dougw

    Relax-a-Cizor, Medical Quackery or Just Ahead of its Time?

    korn

      Anybody have any "Medical" devices in the attic?

       

      Ever look at how they work?

       

      I used to have a Diathermy machine and a weird high voltage stimulator that used gas filled tubes.

       

      I worked at a hospital and dealt with "Real" equipment but I'm still amazed at what oddball stuff will sell....

       

      I have a couple of Tens devices and never gave them much thought. Never used them either....

       

      Then this thing...

       

      Relax-a-cizor

       

       

      I have this Relax-A-Cizor that I had to open up and have a look at.

       

      The lower section still has the pads so I guess thats off to the trash.....

       

       

      I opened it up to have a quick look. When I have time I want to put it on the bench and have a look at the output on a scope. While I'm at it I have to try a couple of the new Tens units on the scope. Didn't expect to see tubes. and even branded relax-a-cizor tubes...

       

       

       

       

       

      Really weird how they use a motor to drive a cam to pulse the outputs. Then again thats how the Old Mercury Cougar sequential tail lights worked so I guess is period correct.....

       

       

      Simple output controls...

       

       

      Nothing looks to bad so time to put it on a Variac and see what happens...