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 OnSite 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 date. The expiration date is located on the outside of the pads towards the bottom. You can see this through the clear cartridge window. You’re going to change the pads at the time of expiration or if you use the AED. To install or replace the electrode pads, locate the tab on the top of the AED, slide the tab and the cartridge will pop out. You take the new pads and pop them into the device until you hear it click. [Pads click into place] Be careful not to pull the level that says “PULL,” this will allow air to get into the pads and you’ll have to replace those.
The battery has a four-year expiration from the date of install. The “install date” that’s located on the outside of the battery that is NOT the expiration date. To install or replace the battery if you have a case, take the AED out of the case. You may have to tug a little if you do, there’s some velcro. Turn the AED over, locate and remove the battery. You take the new battery and you’re going to pop it in until you hear it click. Now just so you know, this is going to do a self-test, so just follow the instructions; it could take up to a minute. I’m going to skip that so you can hear me, but if you are changing it at home, make sure you do that part. [Battery clicks into place, AED beeps] [AED voice prompt: “Self Test…In case of emergency…”] Once you change the pads and battery verify that the ready indicator is flashing green and the Philips OnSite 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.”
Last updated January 27, 2021