As you start to use your Intellis™ SCS device, it’s important to know how to recharge your programmer and implanted neurostimulator. When the Low Battery screen appears on either the therapy programmer or neurostimulator, it’s time to recharge.
How your doctor programs your stimulation determines how often your implanted neurostimulator should be charged. Higher stimulation settings may need to be recharged more often than lower-level settings. Regular charging is important and will become part of your daily routine.
The recharging system includes:
Avoid being overly active during recharging. Movement could cause the belt to shift, which could limit or stop recharging session.
Following these tips will help ensure that your recharging session is successful.
WARNING: DO NOT use the recharger on an unhealed wound. The recharging system is not sterile and contact with a wound can cause an infection.
Information contained herein does not replace the recommendations of your healthcare professional. See the device manual for detailed information regarding the instructions for use, indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential adverse events. For further information, contact your Health Care Professional.
*R132488, Comparison of Intellis Capacity Fade Model to Long-term Characterization Data (Testing data)
R126760, Performance characterization of partially charged/discharged Overdrive RS2 Batteries
NANS 2018 abstract & poster – “Overdrive®: A Breakthrough Battery Technology for a New Generation of Rechargeable SCS Neurostimulators”, Gaurav Jain et. al., Medtronic. (Presented as a poster at NANS)