The Physio-Control CR Plus LIFEPAK AED and LIFEPAK EXPRESS AED function slightly differently from other AEDs. Instead of a battery, these AEDs use the Physio-Control CHARGE-PAK battery system, which charges an internal, permanent battery inside the AED device. After an AED use or about two years (whichever comes first), the battery charger and electrode pads both need to be replaced.

The cost to replace the CHARGE-PAK and electrode pads for the CR Plus or EXPRESS is about as much or a little more than replacing just electrode pads on many comparable AEDs. On other AEDs, you also have to replace the battery periodically, and that’s typically a higher cost. When the battery charger and electrode pads are on the same replacement cycle, you know your LIFEPAK CR Plus or EXPRESS is ready for use.

This replacement kit contains the following items: 

  • One CHARGE-PAK charging unit
  • Two sets of QUIK-PAK pacing/defibrillation/ECG electrode pads
  • CHARGE-PAK discharger, which is used to safely deplete a used CHARGE-PAK prior to disposal or recycling