Are AED electrode pads reusable?

No. AED electrode pads are one-time use and must be disposed of afterward. They can be placed in a standard trash receptacle as they are non-toxic. Replace used AED electrode pads as soon as possible with a fresh set so your AED is ready for a sudden cardiac emergency at all times.

4 Responses to “Are AED electrode pads reusable?”

October 05, 2019 at 1:15 pm, ART DREWLO said:

why do the pads need to be trashed after expiry date? they have no battery.


October 14, 2019 at 12:29 pm, AED Superstore said:

Hello Art,

Thank you for the question. AED electrode pads expire because the gel which helps conduct the electricity in the electrode pads can cause the metal electrode to break down. When this happens, the manufacturer cannot guarantee the AED will function properly. Most AED electrode pads have an 18 to 24 month expiration date, although some manufacturers offer electrode pads which will last 4-5 years. Once used, the electrode pads must be disposed of and cannot be reused.


May 25, 2022 at 10:16 am, Michelle Vander Velden said:

Are AED pad systems required by law to have a prep kit with the pad system?(scissors,razor,dry towelet)?


July 05, 2022 at 12:54 pm, AED Superstore said:

It is not law requirement, but the responder kit contains items that will be needed during a rescue attempt.


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