Philips AED Defibrillator Batteries
Philips automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, are made by one of the most respected, experienced and reliable health care companies in the world. However, no matter how well Philips makes their AEDs, the units will not work if their batteries do not work. That is why Philips and AED Brands make sure that you have several choices of automated external defibrillators to choose from, and several options in Philips AED batteries, as well.
Philips defibrillator batteries are made to last, but as with all batteries, they will expire. The OnSite and FRx 9 volt DC, 4.2 Ah disposable long-life lithium AED batteries are designed to work, and should be installed in the AED at least five years from the date of manufacture. These Philips AED batteries have a standby life of approximately four years when they are installed within that five-year timeframe. The Philips AED batteries’ capacities are a minimum of 200 shocks, or four hours of operating time.
The Philips AED battery made for the FR2+ automated external defibrillator is a four-year, lithium manganese dioxide battery, which can last up to five years when it is installed by the install-by date. This Philips AED battery also comes with a five-year warranty. The FR2+ Philips AED battery is good for up to twelve hours of patient monitoring, or 300 shocks.
The Philips Forerunner AED has been discontinued, but AED Brands still carries Philips AED batteries for our customers who have the Forerunner BT1 and Forerunner Aviation AED units. Both of these Philips AED batteries have a minimum of one-year standby life, a minimum of five hours of operating life, and a minimum of ten hours of training life. Both Philips AED batteries can also deliver up to 100 shocks.
Having one or two spare AED batteries on hand is a vital part of every AED program. Every minute counts during a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) emergency. Brain damage can occur in as few as three to five minutes, and death is usually the outcome if an SCA is not treated, or if the heart is not defibrillated, within ten minutes. Do not let this type of tragedy happen to anyone in your place of business, educational or worship facility, or any other type of public gathering place. Make sure that your Philips AED batteries are maintained to the manufacturer’s specifications and that you always have at least one spare Philips AED battery on hand.