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EKG electrodes

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by scientifico, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. scientifico

    scientifico

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    Mar 13, 2012
    Hello, I have seen that an EKG electrod is a singlepiece, but shouldn't they be 2 to measure a potential difference?
    Thank you.
     
  2. john monks

    john monks

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    Mar 9, 2012
    Yes. An EKG can have three or more leads. A three leaded machine will have one lead near the left arm, one lead near the right arm, and a return lead on the left calve. The measurement is between the left and right lead. The remaing lead is to help reduce stray noise from getting into the machine like line frequency (60 hertz).
     
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