Emergency Care & Resuscitation
AED pads

How to replace your HeartStart AED Pads

Help keep your AED in a state of readiness by replacing your pads when they expire.

How to replace your pads

Video on how to replace your pads

What you need to know


To replace your pads, locate the latch at the top edge of the AED and slide it to the side. The pads cartridge will be released. Lift out the used pads cartridge.

Remove a new SMART Pads Cartridge from its package and insert the cartridge into the cartridge well on the front of the HeartStart. It should click into place when properly seated. The green PULL handle should be all the way down.

To prevent the pads’ adhesive gel from drying out, do not open the hard cover or film seal of the cartridge until you need to use the pads.

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