Battery Safety Information
Use of AA Lithium batteries or batteries with terminal voltage >1.6V may
cause damage to the device.
The battery compartment door must be closed during defibrillation.
Use the Philips Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery or 3 Duracell Alkaline
batteries, size AA, MN 1500, 1.5V, to ensure specified performance and
correct battery gauge reporting. Outdated, mismatched, or poor-quality
batteries can give unacceptable performance (e.g., insufficient
Battery-Low warning time). If you are using disposable batteries, the
use of fresh high-quality alkaline batteries is strongly recommended.
Certain failure conditions, such as short circuits, can cause a battery to
overheat during use. High temperatures can cause burns to the patient
and/or user. If the MX40 becomes hot to the touch, remove it from the
patient and place it aside until it cools. Then remove the batteries and
discard them. Have the MX40 checked by your service provider to
identify the cause of overheating.
If you receive a BATTERY LOW or REPLACE BATTERY alarm, the
batteries must be promptly replaced. If these conditions are not
corrected, they will result in a device shutdown and cessation of
Disposable batteries should be removed from the MX40 at the end of
the battery's useful life to prevent leakage.
If battery leakage should occur, use caution in removing the battery.
The leaked substance may cause eye or skin irritation. Avoid contact
with skin. Clean the battery compartment according to the instructions
in the Maintenance section. Wash hands.
To eliminate the risk of electrical shock or burn, do not carry loose
batteries on your person, e.g. in clothing pockets.