This is Blaire with Coro Medical, home of AED.US, and today we are going to go over how to change the pads and battery in the Philips FRx AED. To prepare for an emergency, you want to keep the electrodes connected to the unit at all times. The pads have a two-year expiration. The expiration date is located on the outside of the package. You’re going to change the pads at the date of the expiration or if you use the AED. To install or replace the adult electrode pads open the case if you have one and then you pull this from the velcro inside the case. Once you have that extended, pull the tab, get your new pads and plug in the connection.
The battery has a four-year warranty. The expiration date AND the install date are both listed on the outside of this battery. To install or replace the battery, if you have the case, you pull that from the case and flip the AED over. You press the battery in until you hear it click.
Now just so you know, once I do this it is going to start a self-test that can take up to a minute. I am going to skip that step so that you can hear me, but if you are doing this at home or at your business, you want to do that step. So we are going to press until we hear it click [AED Voice prompt: “Beginning self-test”] Once you change the pads and battery, verify that the rescue indicator is flashing green and the AED is ready for rescue.
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Written by Blaire Czarniecki
Customer Service Director
Fact checked by Phillip Woods, BA, NREMT-P, FP-C
Blaire attended the University of Tennessee where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology- Child and Family Studies. She has been in the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) industry for over eight years and is the Director of Customer Service for Coro Medical. Blaire is also an American Red Cross-certified CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor, highly trained by each manufacturer on their specific AEDs, and knowledgeable regarding ALL State AED regulations and legislation.
“I know that every day I come to work, I am playing a part in saving someone’s life. I am passionate about these devices and am always looking for new and innovative ways to spread awareness and knowledge about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). I look forward to the day when everywhere I go, I will see an AED—when SCA will no longer take any lives.”