Testing Your Coils

Several people have asked how to test the Alleva-Wave/Somapulse coils. I’ve given one way to test the coils in the post: Using your PEMF device, and another technique in a comment. I would like to expand on those techniques and to put the testing procedures in a single place.

Using a Gauss Meter

If you have a gauss meter, like the Gauss Master or the TriField meter, download the following zip file and place the appropriate audio file onto your music player:

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Gauss Meter Test Download (169Kb)

This audio files contain a one minute long 60 Hz square wave that can be detected by most gauss meters. If you use some of the other frequencies downloaded from this website, the frequency may be too low to be detected by the meter. For example, the Gauss Master’s lowest frequency it can detect accurately is 40 Hz. Play the Gauss Meter Test file, set your player volume to full, and then using your gauss meter to check the coils. Given that a working set of coils ought to have between 100 – 300 milligauss strength, your meter can easily determine whether your coils are working or not.

Using a Multimeter

If you have a multimeter, you can test the integrity of the coil. The following is a diagram of the Alleva-Wave/Somapulse plug found on the coils:

3.5mm-stereo-plug

 

With a multimeter, which can be purchased for under $10 at Harbor Freight Tools, test the resistance between the RING and the SLEEVE. The resistance ought be be somewhere around 2 ohms. If the resistance is zero ohm, you have a short in your coils, and the coils are bad. If the resistance is infinity, you have a break in your coils, and the coils are bad.

The resistance between the TIP and the SLEEVE, as well as the resistance between the TIP and the RING, ought to be infinity.

Using a Compass

If you have a compass, you can also test your coils. Start by downloading the following zip file and place the appropriate audio file onto your music player:

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Magnet Test Download (87Kb)

Plug the coils into the player, and play the Magnet Test audio file. Hold one of the coils perpendicular to the compass near the compass needle. The compass needle ought to deflect a little.

magnettest