Replacing Your AED Batteries and Pads
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purchase replacement AED batteries, pads, and accessories to maintain a properly functioning AED program. We supply all the most popular, most trusted names in AEDs and emergency rescue equipment.
How long is AED Battery Life? Typically, AED batteries last from 2-7 years, depending on the manufacturer. However, this should not keep you from inspecting your defibrillator on a regular basis. To ensure the highest level of safety, we recommend checking your device once a month. You can find additional instructions and specifications in the instruction manual provided with the purchase of your AED.
How often should you replace defibrillator pads? AED pad placement relies on adhesive, meaning that they have a limited amount of use before they will dry out and no longer be adherable to a person’s skin. In general, AED pads will last about 2 years, but you can find their exact expiration date listed on their packaging, generally listed next to an hour glass symbol.
When shipping an AED battery for recycling, you should:
- Fully discharge batteries
- Ship only one battery per box. If you need to ship more than one, either use separate boxes or pack the batteries in such a way that they will not touch each other during shipping.
SHIP Expired AED Batteries To:
Stop Heart Attack (battery recycling)
1572 Montgomery Hwy, Ste 202
Birmingham, AL 35216
StopHeartAttack.com will properly recycle and dispose of your expired AED batteries. Ship to the return address on the packing slip you received with your replacement battery. This service is FREE. You just ship the batteries to us.
Consider Recycling When Disposing of AED Batteries
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), batteries contain heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel, which can contaminate the environment when improperly disposed of. When incinerated, certain metals might be released into the air or can concentrate in the ash produced by the combustion process.
Recycling batteries keeps heavy metals out of landfills and the air. Battery recycling also saves resources because recovered plastic and metals can be used to make new batteries.
Why Does My AED Keep Beeping?
If your AED is beeping it is usually an indication that something is wrong and needs to be corrected. In some cases, your AED may be telling you that something has become disconnected or expired. You should immediately check the following:
- AED Pads: Some AED models require that AED pads be connected at all times. Make sure your AED electrode pads are properly connected to your defibrillator. Additionally, your AED may beep if the accompanying pads are expired.
- Circuitry: Internal circuitry issues may cause some models of defibrillators to beep. You can contact your AED manufacturer for service under your warranty.
- AED Batteries: Make sure your defibrillator batteries are not expired. If they are close to expiration, order replacement AED batteries right away.