Category Archives: “End of Life” for AEDs

Replacing Old Cardiac Science Powerheart AEDs

Cardiac Science manufactures the popular Powerheart G3 AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators.)  AED One-Stop Shop is a National “Authorized” Cardiac Science dealer and we often get questions about when to replace and upgrade older versions of these devices.  Powerheart G3 AEDs are typically blue and yellow in color and they are distinguished by a blue and gray carrying case.  If you’ve had Powerheart AEDs for 10 – 20 years you might have AEDs that have been deemed “End of Life” by the manufacturer.  To determine if your AEDs are affected by this announcement remove your AED from the carry-case and look at the model number on the back.  The model number typically begins with 93XX and the last digits are important:  devices which end in -001, -101, and -201 need to be replaced.  Devices that end in -501, or -1001 are okay at this time.

Most customers who have the older AEDs become very concerned and opt to replace them quickly.  Cardiac Science customers are most often upgraded to the new Powerheart G5 AEDs which boast some excellent new features.  The Powerheart G5 is orange in color and has a more light and compact design that the previous generation.  New features include dual language (English and Spanish,) intelligent electrode pads which alert when expiring, and USB connectivity for upgrades and event downloading.

AED One-Stop Shop offers expert consultation and we’ve helped many customers learn about the need to replace old devices and consultatively help them decide upon the best AEDs for their application.  You might expect service like this to cost a premium but in fact AED One-Stop Shop offers fair and competitive pricing and we work with different sized budgets.

Call 855-677-AEDS to speak with a consultant or email Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com for a quote.  For those who prefer to buy AED equipment online, here’s an offer from PurchaseAEDs.com for the Powerheart G5 Fully Automatic AED for just $1695.00.  Bravo for protecting lives and making workplaces and communities safe.

Welch Allyn AED 10 & 20 Are “End of Life”

If you are in possession of Welch Allyn AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) it is important that you’re aware that these are discontinued and have been deemed “End of Life.” The batteries and pads for the Welch Allyn are no longer manufactured and Welch Allyn AED owners should beware of companies offering these consumables.

Welch Allyn certainly remains in business but they are not active in the North American AED market. Welch Allyn, Inc. was founded in 1915 and is an American manufacturer of medical diagnosis devices, patient monitoring systems, and miniature precision lamps. Headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, New York, Welch Allyn employs more than 2,750 people and has manufacturing, sales, and distribution facilities located throughout the world.

Due to the discontinued / unsupported status of the Welch AEDs, these no longer have “trade-in” value towards new AEDs. There are 6 primary brands available in the U.S. and approved by the FDA:

– Philips HeartStart AEDs
– Physio-Control LIFEPAK AEDs
– HeartSine Samaritan AEDs
– ZOLL AED Plus AEDs
– Defibtech Lifeline AEDs
– Cardiac Science Powerheart AEDs

An AED Expert at AED One-Stop Shop can help organizations determine which AED type to select to replace the obsolete Welch Allyn AEDs. AED One-Stop Shop (as the name suggests) carries all the major brands and accompanying supplies, training, and program management. We drop ship directly to our customers and since we don’t stock products we are not incented to provide one AED type over another. We pair our customers with the ideal device that fits their specific need.

We certainly urge Welch Allyn AED customers to replace their AEDs rather than invest further dollars into the discontinued devices. Here’s a link to our AED Buyer’s Guide and you can certainly reach us by phone 855-677-AEDS for live expert help with a professional approach or email at Sales@AEDOneStopShop.com. In short, it’s wonderful you’ve invested in safety and protecting lives but please know there are better, easier, more advanced life-saving AEDs available.