A Philips HeartStart Home and Philips OnSite AED defibrillator replacement battery is the replacement accessory for the Philips HS1 AED and also the Philips FRx AED. This long-life lithium battery provides power to both models of AED’s. This is an important component of any emergency device that could save a life in case of a medical emergency.
The Philips HeartStart defibrillator battery carries a 4-year Standby life (life while installed in the AED and in standby mode) and 5-year shelf life (new and uninstalled in AED).
The Philips HeartStart M5070a defibrillator battery has the capacity to deliver a minimum of 200 shocks or 4 hours of patient monitoring for cardiac arrest victims including a four-year installed life which makes the Philips HeartStart Onsite AED an amazing and long-lasting device.
The HeartStart battery is a long-lasting lithium manganese dioxide battery that lasts for 4 years before expiring for the Philips AED, FRx, and HS1 model. Philips is the manufacturer of the HeartStart five-year shelf life HeartStart battery.
With a Philips HeartStart Home and Onsite AED replacement battery, you can be sure that your medical equipment will function properly in an emergency situation with this long-life battery. Emergency Medical Equipment Company carries these batteries as well as many other parts necessary to keep your life-saving devices running smoothly at all times.
Note that even though the disposable lithium manganese dioxide battery is disposable it is best to not throw it into a landfill but instead recycle the battery for both the Philips HeartStart Onsite AED and the HeartStart FRx
Philips made a bold move to manufacturing one battery for both of its main public access defibrillators. Both the HS1 Onsite and the FRx models share this one long-lasting battery. The battery does not have an expiration date printed on it which is a benefit for Philips to manage their manufacturing and inventory of the battery. Instead of showing a hard expiration date, they require the user to record when the battery was inserted into the AED and the expiration date is four years from that date. Batteries don’t have an unlimited amount of time that they can sit on the shelf not installed in an AED. Many companies keep extra AED batteries in case they need them and shelf life is the amount of time a battery can sit unused before it is inserted into the AED.
One very confusing aspect with managing the expiration dates on a Philips Onsite/FRx battery is understanding the Install Before date that is printed on the battery. This date is the last date the battery can be installed in the AED to start its 4-year life installed and in standby mode in the device. The shelf life of the battery defined as the amount of time the battery can sit on a shelf as a backup before it is installed in an AED. The Install Before date identifies that date that when passed, the battery should not be installed in an AED.
*The Philips AED battery M5070a does not display an “Expiration Date” on the battery but instead displays an “Install Before” date.
It is very important to record the date you install your Philips battery into your AED for service. When the battery is installed in the device you have 4 years from that date until the battery expires. *Our free AED management software will make managing one or any number of AEDs you own, simple and easy.
The “Install Before” date represents the Shelf Life of the battery (new and uninstalled in an AED). This date is typically 5 years from the date of purchase. For example, if the “Install Before” date was 2023-05 you could store the battery and safely insert it in your AED during May 2023 to start your 4-year use of the battery giving you an expiration date of May 2027.
The Philips HS1 and the FRx both have easy swap batteries. All you need to do is click the release tab on the battery and lift it off. Replace the old battery with a new one. Note it is extremely important to record the install date when you change the battery in your HS1 or FRx, which starts the clock on a four-year expiration time frame from installation to expiration. Note our AEDMD management software will track this for you, and even includes a mobile phone readiness check system.
Philips recommends periodic readiness checks which at AED USA our standard is monthly readiness checks. Our AEDMD compliance management solution allows you to perform readiness checks on one or thousands of AED’s from one simple cloud-based AED management portal.
The batteries last for 4 years from the date of insertion into the device. It is extremely important to record the date you installed your AED battery. Philips HeartStart batteries last for four years from the date of installation. Philips recommends monthly checks on your device and our AEDMD management solution allows you to perform readiness checks on one or thousands of devices from a simple cloud-based portal. The battery lasts for up to four years, so be sure to record when exactly it was installed. Many organizations keep a spare battery and due to the long shelf life, that battery could be inserted in the AED when the main battery reaches its 4-year expiration date. This way the backup battery is available if needed but it could last for 8 years if timed correctly as a spare backup.
To change the Philips HeartStart AED batteries you simply remove the battery by clicking the release on the battery of your device and replace it with a new battery.
If you’re not sure about how to do this Philips includes an instructional video on their website for changing AED batteries.
Most modern AED batteries are Lithium Manganese Dioxide (LiMnO). Do you know when the battery will expire?
Most Philips AEDs have a five-year shelf life before they must be inserted into the AED to start their 4-year standby life (installed and on stand-by mode)
If you notice that your Philips HeartStart home or onsite HS1 defibrillator has trouble powering up, it may be time for a replacement. The device will also alert you when the batteries are low and need to be replaced by a flashing amber light.
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