Product Battle: Aaron Bovie 940 versus Conmed Hyfrecator 2000 December 19 2014

You might remember our previous blog post where we talked all about electrosurgery. Well, today, we have for you two very similarly feature-laden electrosurgery units that are going to duke it out for electrosurgical supremacy. We’re pitting the venerable Conmed Hyfrecator 2000 against the brightly colored wunderkind, the Aaron Bovie 940 Electrosurgery System. This should truly be a clash of titans, and we’re excited to bring it to you. You might as well not take a seat, because you’ll be out of it the whole time. Here we go!!!


This is a relatively close round, but the Aaron Bovie 940 has a seemingly unbeatable list of features for the price. Coming in at mid $700s, it is over $100 less than the Conmed Hyfrecator 2000. That’s a great price on a great unit, so this round goes to the Aaron Bovie 940.


When you look at the aesthetics of these machines, it’s important to remember that they are essentially space age electricity knives. Keeping that in mind,  which unit is better looking can only be chosen based on how much they look like a space age electricity knife’s control surface would look. Just kidding! That said, both of these units have a unique design, and either one would look great in most medical offices. The Conmed Hyfrecator 2000 has harder edges, a more muted color scheme with appropriate highlights, smaller control dial and a more enclosed electrosurgical pencil receptacle than the Bovie equivalent.  This round goes to the Hyfrecator 2000.


Both of these electrosurgery units are feature rich. Both systems ship standard with a hand controllable pencil, equal amounts of disposable electrodes, a wall mounting kit and variable power selection. The Aaron Bovie 940 has a higher maximum power output, 40 Watts compared to the 35 Watts of the Hyfrecator. The Hyfrecator makes up for this with its power setting recall abilities and dedicated low power output for more precise work in the low power range. These units are truly very evenly matched. Though the Aaron Bovie 940 lacks some of the premium features of the Hyfrecator 2000, it is over $100 less, so as far as features for value goes, we’ll call this a dead heat!

Both of these units are spectacular, and either one would be a great choice. Call us today to figure out which is the perfect fit for your office.