Month: February 2008

You are starting an AED Program, and you have many questions, one of which is, "wouldn't it be more practical to have a rechargeable battery in my AED?"  Great question!  Let's see if we can clear up some of the misconceptions about having a rechargeable battery instead of a long-life lithium non-rechargeable battery. The non-rechargeable lithium batteries generally have a useful life of about 4 - 5 years in standby mode.  "Standby mode" is when the AED is rescue ready and the only drain on the battery is from the AED performing its daily, weekly, or monthly self test.  They're …