Magna Wave Semi Gauss Output Test
In a recent Q & A, Magna Wave CEO Pat Ziemer received several questions about whether or not Magna Wave PEMF was FEI compliant. It’s true Magna Wave PEMF offers several high Gauss output machines, but we also offer the Magna Wave Semi, which, with the right attachments, is FEI compliant. Confident in the Magna Wave Semi Gauss Output Test, Mr. Ziemer shows it is FEI compliant.
Magna Wave Semi Gauss Output Test FEI Compliant, The Regulations
The specific regulation in question refers to page 51 of FEI Veterinary Regulations, Chapter VI, Article 1064, #5 which states:
- The use of PEMF machines is only permitted if their electromagnetic field is below 0.1 Tesla (1000 Gauss).
To prove the Magna Wave Semi gauss output test has an electromagnetic field below 1000 Gauss and is FEI compliant, Mr. Ziemer conducted a demonstration with the Magna Wave Semi, measuring its Gauss output with three different attachments:
- The Magna Wave Butterfly Loop
- The Magna Wave Large Loop
- The Magna Wave Equine Wings
With the Magna Wave Semi ready to go, and a Gauss output measurement device from a certified manufacturer in place, Mr. Ziemer explained each step of what he was doing as he performed the Magna Wave Semi Gauss output tests.
The Magna Wave Semi Gauss Output Test
To measure Gauss output on each attachment for the Semi, Mr. Ziemer used a small coil connected to the meter. He explained that the coil is placed inside the circle of the attachment then the reading is conducted. The coil is then turned over and a second reading taken. The two readings are then added together to determine the Gauss output of a specific attachment.
The Butterfly & the Magna Wave Large Loop Semi Gauss Output Test
The Magna Wave Butterfly Loop attachment has the highest Gauss output, so Mr. Ziemer began his demonstration with it. He first plugged the attachment in, then placing the camera on the meter, he showed the device was set at zero. The Magna Wave Semi has only three settings, low, medium, and high. With the Magna Wave Semi turned on, Mr. Ziemer placed the coil (attached to the Gauss measurement device) inside the Magna Wave Butterfly Loop. He then started the machine, on high, and read the meter. The first reading returned 74, which he explained to translate to 740 Gauss. Then he turned the coil over and conducted the second reading. The final Gauss output reading of the Magna Wave Butterfly Loop is 770.
He next demonstrated the Magna Wave Large Loop attached to the Magna Wave Semi, on high, repeating the process and recording each step. The actual Gauss output reading of the Magna Wave Large Loop is 420.
The Magna Wave Semi Equine Wings Gauss Output Test
Last, he attached the Magna Wave Semi to the Magna Wave Equine Wings. The wings are twenty-four inches in diameter. They were not open for the demonstration. By having them closed, laying on top of one another, they would produce their maximum Gauss output. Mr. Ziemer explained this was the same for the butterfly attachment which had been closed for the first demonstration.
Interestingly, although the Magna Wave Equine Wings were larger they put out less Gauss, yet get more muscle movement, than the butterfly attachment or the Magna Wave Large Loop. Mr. Ziemer explained you wouldn’t even actually use the high setting, he was only using it for the demonstration of maximum Gauss output. For actual use he recommended the medium setting.
Gauss output readings tend to come back higher when conducted on the edge of the interior circle, but readings can be conducted in the center as well. Mr. Ziemer placed the coil close to the edge. Again, he repeated the process, attaching the Magna Wave Equine Wings to the Magna Wave Semi device, turned it on high, and checked his meter. The actual Gauss output of the Magna Wave Equine Wings was 170.
The Magna Wave Semi Gauss Output Test = FEI Compliant
In conclusion, the Magna Wave Semi Gauss output test, when paired with the Magna Wave Butterfly Loop, the Magna Wave Large Loop, or the Magna Wave Equine Wings, tested as FEI Compliant with the current regulation of 1000 Gauss or less from a PEMF device. Therefore, the Magna Wave Semi is our recommended machine for FEI.