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#64186 25/03/13 4:52 PM
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Our 98 Defibs have been due battery change since last Aug/Sept. Is anyone else awaiting delivery of the XL battery pack?

I did the battery test last year on all devices and found an 8% reject rate. I'm now concerned this may have increased in the last six months.

Batteries were first promised in November.
A recent 'Philips 'letter dated 6th February 2013 is still unclear on delivery.

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What's all that about, Alan? Why are you waiting? Care to explain a little further?

More "battery blues" ... ? think


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Hello

There was a recall on a batch of Heartstart XL batteries last year (MDA/2012/077)
Quote:
Medical Device Alert
Ref: MDA/2012/077 Issued: 08 November 2012 at 14:00
Device
Batteries for HeartStart XL defibrillator/monitor.
Battery part number M3516A.
Batch labelled ‘Made in Taiwan’ with ‘Date of Manufacture’ code ‘R-2011-12’.
Manufactured by Philips and distributed by Philips and Cardiac Services UK & Ireland.


with Philips replacing the affected batteries; is this a knock on effect?



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We are the same here, awaiting delivery of batteries since las September.

All should have been changed in November. 30ish

Must chase it again, thanks for reminding me.

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Contacted Philips in March chasing an order for defib batteries and was told they hope to have some Q1 2013 but that was all they could offer.

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Q1 2013 That would be sometime between 1st january and the 31st March. Unless they meant the financial quarter startin on 1st April.
Now if they used a general generic battery there would be several manufacturers they could buy it from.... and so could we...Oh I get it now.
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I spoke to them today they now say mid June is the earliest expected date. Just out of interest has anyone take to fitting standard 12v 2.3 ah batteries? I have just had to do this today one of our batteries was failing after 4 discharges, it was 2 years and 3 months old. We have been waiting since September for our order.

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Again I ask:- what is the (real) problem here?

Technology being introduced before it has been sufficiently developed? think

Whatever it is ... there has to be an engineering solution. So what is it?


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The Philips manual suggests you can use non original batteries so maybe we all should. The original batteries were Panasonic, they withdrew from making this type of battery some time ago so it would appear to be a production problem with the new supplier?

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What is wrong with buying the batteries from XXX* rather then Philips? They are the same battery at the end of the day.
Robert
* Insert supplier name of choice


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