Step 1: How To Get Started
In order to use your Earthing Body Bands, you must connect it to the “ground port” of a grounded 3 prong outlet. Before plugging in your Body Band, you must check that the outlet is grounded by plugging in the outlet check, supplied.
Step 2: Test Your Outlet
In order to use your Body Band, you must connect it to the “ground port” of a grounded 3 prong outlet. Before plugging it in, you must check that the outlet is grounded by plugging in the outlet checker.
2 AMBER LIGHTS illuminated is GOOD and means that you have a proper ground and you are ready to connect your Earthing product.
OTHER LIGHT COMBINATIONS means your outlet is NOT properly grounded. Try testing another outlet. If it still doesn’t work, then you will need to use a grounding rod. You can order one at Earthing.com.
Step 3: (Optional) Using The Ground Rod When Outlets Aren't Grounded
First Push the Ground Rod directly into the earth(8" to 10") close to the foundation of the building.
Run the cord from the Ground Rod, under or around a window or door, near where you will be using your product.
Make sure to cover the cord to prevent tripping.
Plug the prong end of your cord into the receptacle end of the Ground Rod cord. If you live in a dry area, such as a desert, soak the earth around the Ground Rod from time to time for maximum conductivity.
Step 4: Using Your Body Bands
1. The body bands can be put around your foot or ankle, hand or wrist, shoulder or thigh.
2. Snap the cord onto the Body Band connection tab.
3. Insert the end of your Earthing Cord into the 3rd hole of a grounded wall outlet.
4. You must make direct skin contact with Body Bands.
Step 5: How To Test For Conductivity With The Continuity Tester
Not All Products Come Standard With a Continuity Tester.
The purpose of the tester is to verify that your Body Band is conductive. It contains two replaceable batteries.
1. Insert prong end of splitter into grounded outlet or ground rod cord.
2. Plug Earthing cord from Body Band into one of the two splitter receptacle ends.
3. Insert prong end of tester cord into the other splitter receptacle.
4. Place product tester flat on the product's conductive side. The round metal plate must be in contact with the surface of the conductive inside of the band. The other side is not conductive. Press firmly to obtain good contact. A green light means that the band is in working order. In unlikely case that no green light comes on, the band may be defective or has lost conductivity and should be replaced. Sometimes, people have difficulty testing their band. If the light doesn’t come on, try this simple approach. Place one hand on the inside of the band while holding the tester in the other hand and with one finger on the silver button on the back of the tester. A green light would show that the body is grounded when touching the band. Make sure that both the tester and the band are plugged into the ground, as described above. The reason for perhaps the light not going on: you aren't pressing hard enough on the tester. The surface fabric of the band sometimes prevents the button from contacting the conductive silver fibers of the band. The surface seems smooth, but if you were to look at it with a microscope you would see "hills and valleys." The pliant surface of the skin, unlike the hard metal button, will bend around fibers and make good contact. You can also put some moisture on your fingertips to create better contact.
5. Disconnect splitter from the ground connection, then disconnect the cords from the splitter.
6. Re-insert the Earthing cord from the band into ground connection.
7. You don’t have to test your band often. Perhaps after cleaning. The more you use the tester, the sooner the batteries in the tester will expire.
Step 6: Care Instructions
The preferred cleaning method is to hand wash with soap and then immediately put them in the dryer on low heat. Washing machines are overly aggressive and the band will be immersed in water for a long time. The snaps are Nickel plated brass and the wire is SS both of which are corrosion resistant. However, even Stainless Steel will start to corrode with long term water immersion. The conductive material is carbon so it will not oxidize but the rubber elasticity will be affected by bleach or oxidizing agents and high temperature is not good. Do not dry in the sun; the UV and hot sun will impact the elasticity.
Always use as directed. The Earthing Connection Outlet Ground Checker is designed for 120V 60Hz use only! Use only Earthing® approved connecting cord with built-in internal safety feature. If your Outlet Ground Checker does not display 2 amber lights, then do not use the product before consulting an electrician.
For your safety, locate any connecting cord in such a way that it doesn’t cause a tripping hazard.