Violet Wand Specifications

 

Violet wands used for kink or fetish purposes should have the following specifications.

  • Grounding:  Heavy duty violet wands should be properly grounded to protect the user (ground from the interrupter).  In the US, this means that at minimum for safety, the Tesla type should have polarized, three prong plugs.  Additional grounding can be included from the HV coil to protect the end recipient.

In electronic or solid state violet wands, they should have a grounded or polarized plug.

  • Output voltage:

Output voltage specifications should be min 35 kV to max 65 kV.

At less than 35kv, not all violet wand techniques can be performed, and any of those devices that are similar in appearance are not defined as violet wands.

At more than 65 kv.  Note:  No violet wand is manufactured that is more than 65kv output.  The strongest violet wand that is manufactured is 65kv output, by www.violet-wands.com. Generally, the most common maximum voltage rating is 50kv, with an operational max of about 45-48kv.

  • Frequency

Frequency should cycle  from minimum 20khz – 50khz through means of the adjustment knob

  • Amperage

Amperage of the output must be less than 1 milliamp. Because we use violet wands differently than their related devices, we must be extra concerned with safety of the device. Safety of the violet wand itself is paramount.  Most violet wands operate around .3 milliamps.

  • Size

Violet wands have been standardized to 7/16″ for American standard size and 11mm for European standard size.

Why are these numbers important?

Voltage and Frequency mean performance.  Combined, these numbers give our desired output, intensity of physical sensations and allows for kinky techniques. Too low a voltage combined with too low a frequency means we’ll be disappointed in performance.

Frequency and Amperage give us levels important for safety in fetish use. Too low a frequency or too high an amperage makes them less safe, or even unsafe for fetish use of an electrical device.

Size means compatibility.  It’s disappointing when you spend hard earned money just to find out you can’t expand and are stuck using only the 3 glass tubes it came with.

The bottom line: Know your numbers: There are many devices on the market that do not meet standard specs, which provide poor performance but also can put your safety at risk.  If your seller does not supply these numbers, ASK to be sure you’re getting a violet wand with proper, standardized, safe specs.

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Daniele May 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Can you review more types and spec for different models? I got one and was really unhappy with the low output, had to return it. Found the Nova wand fortunately. But I don’t see any specs specifically for the nova violet wand or the others by brand name and that would be helpful to prevent mistakes like mine.

     
  2. DEMonique February 25, 2016 at 4:34 am

    Excellent information. I have asked, what is the output of their violet wand? and if they won’t tell me, I move on. It probably means its pretty low. the ones who have high output will tell you the exact output. Necessary!!

     
  3. TheLittleAndre December 11, 2015 at 3:42 am

    I think you’re the only place on the entire internet that has this information. Some companies even hide it. Another good spec is how many watts draw does the wand use? That gives you an idea of its power which is different than its output voltage (how ouchie it can feel.)

     
    • Vinnie March 20, 2017 at 7:55 am

      Really depends. Its a range from something like 5 watts to 30 but violet wands should start at 20. I explain that the voltage is how MUCH water you get through your garden hose, but the watts is your water pressure and your violet wand frequency is the temperature of the water.