Washing an Earthing Sheet/Recovery Bag
Your sheet may be laundered just as you would wash other bedding, using a gentle wash cycle and a mild (non biological) detergent. However, NO chlorine bleach (or other oxidising agent) or fabric softener should be used. When necessary, use a hydrogen peroxide-based non-bleach to remove stains and/or to whiten your sheet.
How do I dry an Earthing Sheet/Recovery Bag
If possible dry outside. If you need to tumble dry a low heat is recommended.
Cleaning an Earthing mat?
Mats can be cleaned with ordinary dish soap and water.
Sheet Fabric Information
Sheets made with cotton, polyester, and conductive silver fiber have withstood rigorous testing conducted by an independent testing lab. After 100 wash/dry cycles, the conductive silver fibers show virtually no breakage or wear. When cared for properly, your sheet should last as long as any good quality bed sheet.
All components are designed for durability and long life. Routine testing is not a requirement but we outline below tests that are possible.
- Continuity of the sheet
- Conductive continuity of the cable
- Mains suitability
- Operational Effectiveness
Continuity of the Earthing product
Earth Fx has designed a specific tester. The optional Earthing Connection Tester checks the conductivity of your Earthing product and ground cords to determine that they are conductive and in good working condition. You simply connect the tester to the ground port of a properly grounded wall outlet and place it directly on your Earthing product. A green light will confirm that your product and wire are in good working order.
Conductive continuity of the cable
In addition to using the tester a multimeter cab be used to check the resistance.
Device cable: 100Kohm. (there is a 100Kohm resistor in the connection stud for safety reasons)
Extension Cable: nominally zero ohms.
The supplied mains tester determines if an earth is present. It does not determine the quality of the earth. Residual voltage on the earth cable can be tested by measuring the AC voltage between this and a rod in the ground outside. This is normally quite low (0.0 to 0.1 volts AC). Any induced EMF patterns on the house wiring will need very good electrical skills and equipment.
Electrons flow via a DC (direct current) voltage difference. This requires a very expensive and specific piece of equipment. It is possible to measure that there is a competed and conductive system using changes an AC body voltage (induced by the magnetic fields in a room). This is only to show that the system is working and has not other purpose in terms of the main functions of earthing.
Measure the induced AC EMF: set the sale to AC Volts, connect one terminal to earth and hold the other terminal cable. This will measure an induced EMF voltage of 1-5 volts (from house wiring, appliance emissions). Then earth yourself (by just torching the earthing device) and the voltage should drop to <0.1 volts.
For more information:
Responses to Earthing and checking for changes (download as pdf)