Philips Adult AED Pads (M5071A) are for patients 8-years of age and older and who weigh 55 pounds or more. They have a shelf life of 2-years and should be replaced when expired.
Philips OnSite Pediatric Pads (M5072A) are for use on patients under 8 years of age and under or less than 55 pounds. The smaller pads fit the smaller pediatric body and can be placed on the body as shown on the face of the pads. They provide about half the charge of the adult pads.
Remove new pads from package (do not activate pull ‘PULL’ lever)
Remove old pads by locating and sliding the latch on the side of the unit next to the 'pull' handle. Move it to the side and the pads will pop out.
Insert new pads cartridge into AED by sliding the bottom end of the cartridge into the recess and then pressing down firmly until the latch clicks into place.
Once installed, the AED will inform you that pads have been inserted and that the unit is ready for use.
If you have any trouble installing pads, please contact us.
Philips Pad Cartridges contains two adhesive electrode pads in a sealed environment. The seal should not be broken until ready to be used, as this will decrease the life of the pads. Pads (cartridge) should be replaced every two years or after use on a patient.
Note: we track the expiration date of these pads and batteries and will let you know when they are about to expire. This is a free service.
We recommend that you take the old, expired pads and open them up with others who might use the AED. That way a rescuer won’t be surprised if they trained on another unit.