Birtcher Hyfrecator 733 Solid State ESU
The Birtcher Hyfrecator 733 is designed for electrodesiccation, fulguration, and coagulation without cutting. Scores of techniques can be accommodated by this instrument, including the removal of surface growths with less likelihood of scar tissue formation.
Birtcher Hyfrecator 733 Solid State ESU features:
- Monopolar and bipolar outlets
- Banana jack outlet
- Small compact 10 x 5 1/2 x 4
- Hand pencil
Birtcher Hyfrecator 733 Solid State ESU specifications:
- Frequency: 500 KHz
- Max Power 36W, 300 Ohms
- Voltage 120V, 50/60Hz
A hyfrecator is a low-powered medical apparatus used in electrosurgery on conscious patients, usually in an office setting. It is used to destroy tissue directly, and to stop bleeding during minor surgery. It works by emitting low-power high-frequency high-voltage AC electrical pulses, via an electrode mounted on a hand-piece, directly to the affected area of the body. A continuous electrical spark discharge may be drawn between probe and tissue, especially at the highest settings of power, although this is not necessary for the device to function. The amount of output power is adjustable, and the device is equipped with different tips, electrodes and forceps, depending on the electrosurgical requirement. Unlike other types of electrosurgery, the hyfrecator does not employ a dispersive electrode pad that is attached to the patient in an area not being treated, and that leads back to the apparatus (sometimes loosely but not quite correctly called a “ground pad”). It is designed to work with non-grounded (insulated) patients.