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AED units Pads and Batteries do expire

AED units Pads and Batteries do expire

How Long Do AED Pads Last?

The shelf life of AED pads will vary. Most AED pads will have a shelf life of two to five years. The water-based electrolyte gel that sticks to the chest of the victim and conducts electricity dry out over time, so both the pads that are attached to the AED, as well as the back-up pads, should be routinely checked and replaced as indicated.

Pads should always be replaced after use.

How Long Do AED Batteries Last?

AED batteries last from two to five years in standby mode. For the most accurate information regarding your AED model, refer to your user manual. Expiration dates can also be found on the back of your AED battery.

An AED battery will have three dates printed on it: a manufactured-by date, an install-by date, and an expiration date. An AED battery should be used within five to seven years of its manufacturer date. The install-by dates indicated that the battery should be installed in an AED no later than the specified date. And the expiration date indicates when the battery will no longer function.

Some AED batteries will need to be replaced after use; others are capable of handling multiple rescues. Refer to your owner’s manual for more detailed information.

If you’re worried about keeping track of expiration dates, you’ll may want to consider an AED Management Program. Our easy-to-use AED web-based monitoring system provides you with up-to-date, real-time status of all your AEDs. It also tracks monthly inspections and keeps you informed of any expired pads and/or batteries. In addition, the system will track and manage the training status of your trained staff. Getting your AED(s) into the system is quick and easy.

Once your AED is entered, users have the ability to:

  • Add and edit all data

  • View important AED information

  • Track staff training

  • Downloaded detailed reports

If you’re still trying to figure out which AED or AED accessory is right for you, we will help you find the unit and accessories you will need to keep you AED units rescue ready and community safe. Contact us! We’re always happy to help.