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AED units normally just work. If you do come across a problem during your routine checks, you need to know what to do.

It is important to read the instructions thoroughly when you receive the AED unit so that you know what to do and refer to the instructions again if you find that there are any problems.

The normal flashing light indicates the unit is working properly, if the unit changes to flashing red, this is a warning that there is a problem.

The AED units store data when the unit is in use, if the unit is used for a prolonged period, for example the emergency services don’t arrive quickly, you may get a warning that the data card is full.

This will not stop the AED unit from working, it will still continue to work perfectly well, it just means that from that point on, it will not be able to store anymore data.

Three rapid beeps could indicate that there is a problem with the temperature range, cases are available to protect the AED from cold, heat or humidity.

If you turn on the unit and you get a message that the unit needs servicing, you must contact your supplier or the manufacturer, do not attempt to investigate the issue yourself as you will invalidate the warranty.

Units self-test regularly, when you turn the unit on during your routine checks, it will come up with an audio message if there are any problems. This is why it is important to check the AED unit regularly.