miniZAP® – Application

Although the miniZAP® is inconspicuous on the outside, there is a lot of engineering in it. Originally, a simple Beck Zapper was supposed to be laid out “quickly on weekends”. But until now (November 2007), several years have passed and only now can the development of the electronics be called completed. The microprocessor memory contains well over 6000 lines of machine code, which is closely linked to the hardware. The market for Beckzapper is (still) a niche market and already more than 10 years old (Beck Zapper exists since 1997), the miniZAP® now sets the world standard – a nearly perfect Beck Zapper is available. It has only been possible for two years to integrate a device with these features in such a small (specially designed) housing. Not least because of the special electrodes, the miniZAP® thus offers an unrivalled price/performance ratio. Comparison study with nine well-known Beck zappers. The miniZAP® is not only very small, but offers numerous monitoring functions via its large display.

Smart and cool! The miniZAP® sets new standards:

  • Comfortable (weighs only 23 g, one touch start),
  • Unobstrusive (wrist watch design)
  • effective (constant current control, see below, special electrodes),
  • safe to use  (intelligent error management),
  • durable  (highest manufacturing standards, automatic SMD component fitting)
  • economic (intelligent battery management, see below)


For the overall performance of a Beck Zapper, the electrodes have at least the same importance as the zapper electronic circuit itself. Dr. Beck didn’t use standard electrodes, because their profile exceeds the area of the blood vessels.

According to Dr. Beck, the contact area of the zapper electrodes should be compatible to the width of the vessels (have about 1/8 inch or 3 mm width) and not exceed a certain length (3 cm), because otherwise the dissipative currents become too strong. (inefficient current, due to decreased focus).

Electrode gel is THE medium for assuring a good electric contact. It is absolutely skin neutral. Salt, which has also been used by Beck in his Zapper prototypes, can irritate the skin and corrode the electrode surface very fast. You are always free to house the electrodes additionally in cotton, but we don’t recommend it, because of leakage into tissue.

Gold is resistent against almost all acids, even hydrochloric acid. Only aqua regia, a mixture of hydrochloric acid and nitric acid, can dissolve gold. This is the reason why the miniZAP® uses gold. Regardless, whether salt water or electrode gel or anything else is used – the surface doesn corrode or oxidise, in contrary to the brass and copper electrodes.

A) gold plated miniZAP® special electrode with vessel compatible cross section


Electric current concentrates in the artery.

B) conventional Beck zapper brass or copper electrodes with circle cross section


Electric current is dispersed dissipatively throughout the tissue.

We recommend the combination of the miniZAP® with the complete set of Dr. Beck protocol:

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