2: Device Basics
Test Plug & Test Load
Your Efficia DFM100 comes with a defibrillator Test Plug to assist in performing a Weekly Shock
Test. You can also use the M3725A or M1781A Test Load, ordered separately, to perform a Weekly
To use either the Test Plug or Test Load during a Weekly Shock Test, insert the plug or load into the
Therapy cable (see
The Test Plug and Test Load behave differently during the Weekly Shock Test. Similar successful
Weekly Shock Test results appear differently on the device:
The Test Plug creates an electrical "short" so the device does not deliver a shock into it. You hear
The Test Load applies an impedance at the end of the Therapy cable such that the device
delivers a shock. You hear a "
For more on the Weekly Shock Test see
CAUTION: The defibrillator test plug is not for use with the HeartStart MRx or HeartStart XL.
NOTE: Using the tie provided, tie the test plug about 50 cm (18 inches) from the end of the therapy cable
tight enough to prevent the plug from sliding along the cable. The plug should be oriented such that
it can easily be inserted into the cable while you have the cable stowed.
" audio message, see a
Connecting Defibrillator Test Plug/Load
" audio message and the printed strip indicates
"Weekly Shock Test"
alarm on the display and the printed strip
on page 158.