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An AED is not connected to a power source to supply electricity, but a battery is attached and electricity is supplied from there.
The battery might be exhausted because it is energized continually even when it is on standby.
Therefore, the battery needs to be replaced when it expires. Avoid the case that the battery has expired and you cannot use AED when needed.
In this writing, the cost of replacing the AED battery would be introduced.
AED stands for “Automatic External Defibrillator”.
I suppose it’s somehow a formal and specific term, but as the name suggests, AED is “a device that automatically removes fibrillation”.
I would like to give further explanation about “fibrillation” in more details from the next time.
But when the heart has a spasm for some reason, the AED automatically analyzes the condition of the heart and determines whether an electric shock is necessary.
It is an easy-to-use device, and even ordinary citizens (non-medical personnel) without medical knowledge can perform lifesaving activities by following the in-built voice prompts.
Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time.
Deepening your understanding of AEDs, even a little, might help save one precious life.
As written above, the AED battery constantly supplies power and usually lasts from 2 to 4 years. The battery shelf-life varies depending on the model, it is necessary to check the replacement period for consumables like the battery when purchasing an AED
Avoid situations such as “I forgot to replace the battery” or “I don’t know when to replace the battery”.
Electric shock cannot be delivered while the battery is low. Even if an AED is installed, it is meaningless if it cannot be used in an important situation. Therefore, when purchasing an AED, first check when the battery should be replaced and attach a tag to manage the replacement period.
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The cost of batteries depends on the model as well as the replacement period.
For example, Nihon Kohden’s AED3100 battery costs around 580 USD (February 2023). When it is time to replace, an additional battery needs to be purchased. Basically users might replace themselves as it is easy to conduct. Therefore, there is no further replacement cost except the cost of the purchasing battery itself.
As written above, the compatible batteries differ depending on the model of AED. For example, you cannot buy a ZOLL battery for a Nihon Kohden AED. And the same cases applied for other models. Make sure to check the AED model you installed and purchase a compatible battery.
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Anyone can perform AED maintenance and inspection. An indicator on AED allows you to check if there is an abnormality. For example, the green lamp on the image above is the indicator of model AED 3100. If the light turns into red, it means that the AED is not operating normally.
Check this indicator daily to make sure the AED is normally operated. The display method of the indicator differs depending on the model. Therefore, it is also important to check in advance how to check the indicator of the AED you purchased.
In addition to the battery, it is also necessary to replace the electrode pads as consumables. The replacement timing and cost of the electrode pads of each model are also different, make sure to check carefully. You might see the expiration date of the electrode pad written on the image above.
ALSOK also manages the timing of consumable replacement. ALSOK will contact the customer when it is time to replace the product to prevent the cases of the customer forgetting to replace the product.
The cost of battery replacement was introduced in this writing. Depending on each AED, the cost and the replacement timingwould be different.
Regarding electrode pads, which are consumables other than batteries, the cost and replacement period differ as well. When purchasing an AED, consider the replacement of consumables and purchase a model that can be used well.
Delivery as soon as possible after ordering from the inquiry, it is possible to respond quickly to unforeseen situations.
In addition, it is also possible to set the device voice with bilingual languages from 3 available languages (English, Japanese and Vietnamese)
For further information, please contact the nearest ALSOK office.