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Use the AED Plus


 unit only as described in this manual. Improper use of the 

device can cause death or injury.

DO NOT use or place the AED Plus unit in service until you have read the AED 
Plus Operator’s and Administrator’s Guides.

DO NOT use or place the AED Plus unit in service if the unit’s status indicator 
window (located on the left side of the handle) displays a red “X”.  

DO NOT use or place the AED Plus unit in service if the unit emits a beeping tone.  

Connect the electrode cable to the AED Plus unit after installing batteries.

Keep the electrode cable connected to the AED Plus unit at all times. 

This device should only be used by properly trained individuals.

Only use electrodes labeled “Infant/Child” on children less than 8 years old or 
weighing less than 55 lbs (25 kg). Use 



 if patient is older than 8 years 

or weighs more than 55 lbs (25 kg).

Always stand clear of patient when delivering treatment. Defibrillation energy 
delivered to the patient may be conducted through the patient’s body and cause a 
lethal shock to those touching the patient. 

DO NOT touch the electrode surfaces, the patient, or any conductive material 
touching the patient during ECG analysis or defibrillation. 

Move patient away from electrically conductive surfaces prior to use of equipment.

DO NOT use the unit near or within puddles of water.

Keep the patient as motionless as possible during ECG analysis.

DO NOT use the unit near flammable agents, such as gasoline, oxygen-rich 
atmospheres, or flammable anesthetics. 

Avoid radio frequency interference from high-power sources that might cause the 
defibrillator to interpret cardiac rhythms incorrectly by turning off cell phones and 
2-way radios.

Disconnect non-defibrillation protected electronic devices or equipment from 
patient before defibrillation.

Dry victim’s chest, if wet, before attaching electrodes.

Apply freshly opened and undamaged electrodes, within the electrode expiration 
date, to clean and dry skin to minimize burning.

DO NOT place  electrodes directly over the patient’s implanted pacemaker. 
Pacemaker stimuli may degrade the accuracy of ECG rhythm analyses or the 
pacemaker may be damaged by defibrillator discharges. 

Check labeling inside the ZOLL


 AED Plus cover before using the cover as a 

Passive Airway Support System (PASS) device to ensure it is intended for this 

DO NOT use the Passive Airway Support System (PASS) if there is a  suspected 
head or neck injury. Place the patient on a firm surface before performing CPR.

DO NOT recharge, disassemble, or dispose of batteries in fire. Batteries may 
explode if mistreated.

DO NOT use or stack the AED Plus unit with other equipment.  If the unit  is used 
or stacked with other equipment, verify proper operation prior to use.



DO NOT disassemble the unit. A shock hazard exists. Refer all servicing to 
qualified personnel. 

Use only commercially available type 123A lithium manganese dioxide batteries. 
Discard batteries properly after removal from unit. Use only batteries from 
recommended manufacturers. See the AED Plus Administrator’s Guide (P/N 
9650-0301-01) for a list of recommended battery manufacturers.

If the device is stored outside the recommended environmental conditions, the 
electrode pads and/or batteries may be damaged or their useful life reduced. 



 Electrode can be connected to other ZOLL defibrillators with 

Multifunction Cables. Defibrillation can be administered when connected to other 
ZOLL defibrillators.The CPR function does not operate with any device other than 
the AED Plus defibrillator.



This symbol indicates that an AED Plus unit is equipped for treating adult and 

pediatric patients. An AED Plus unit without this symbol is not equipped to treat 
pediatric patients and will NOT work with 




  pediatric electrodes. To 

upgrade an AED Plus unit for use with ZOLL 

pedi•padz II

 pediatric electrodes, 

contact  ZOLL Medical Corporation or an authorized ZOLL distributor for information 
on the ZOLL AED Plus Pediatric Upgrade Kit.

Set-up and Check-out Procedure:

1. Insert 10 new batteries into AED Plus unit.
2. Connect electrode cable to AED Plus unit and pack sealed electrodes inside unit

cover. Close cover.


Turn unit on and wait for “Unit OK” audio message.  Verify that unit issues

appropriate “Adult Pads” or “Pediatric Pads” audio message.

4. Turn unit off.
5. Wait 2 minutes. Verify that green check symbol (

) appears in status indicator

window (located on left side of handle) and that unit does not emit a beeping

6. Place AED Plus unit in service.
7. Check AED Plus unit periodically to ensure that green check symbol (


appears in status indicator window.

Battery Replacement

For AED Plus units running software version 5.32 or higher, replace batteries every 5 
years or if unit prompts.  For earlier software versions,  replace batteries every 3 
years and place a  dated AED Plus battery replacement reminder label next to the 
On/Off button. These labels are available from ZOLL Customer Service.  Use only 
type 123A lithium manganese dioxide batteries from recommended manufacturers. 

Remove all batteries from battery compartment and discard before installing any

new batteries.

Insert 10 new batteries into battery well. Do not use old batteries.

Press button in battery well only after installation of new batteries.


Clean and disinfect unit with soft, damp cloth using 90% isopropyl alcohol or soap

and water, or chlorine bleach (30 ml/liter water).

Do not immerse any part of the unit in water.

Do not use ketones (MEK, acetone, etc.).

Avoid using abrasives (e.g., paper towels) on the LCD display, if so equipped.

Do not sterilize the unit.

Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts this device for sale to or on the order of a physician.

AED Plus


Automated External Defibrillator 

Operator’s Guide

AHA 2010

For Technical support or repair:

ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Europe

269 Mill Rd.

Newtonweg 18

Chelmsford, MA 01824-4105

6662 PV  ELST

978-421-9655 • 800-348-9011

The Netherlands

Fax:  978-421-0010

+31 (0) 481 366410
Fax: +31 (0) 481 366411

International Service:
Contact your local distributor.




2012 ZOLL Medical Corporation


9650-0300-01 Rev. P



Recommended Action

Self-test failed.

Manually test by pressing and 
holding the ON/OFF button for 
more than 5 seconds. If unit fails 
test again, remove from service.

“Change batteries” 


Replace all batteries at the same 

Red “X” in Status Indicator window


beeping noise when unit is OFF.

Perform manual test. Check to 
see if cable is attached properly 
to unit. Replace batteries. If unit 
still does not operate correctly, 
remove from service.

Red “X” in Status Indicator window 
when unit is ON.

Power cycle the unit. If Red “X” is 
still present in Status Indicator 
window, remove unit from