AEDs are similar to a smartphone, car, or any other technology product — there comes a time when you have to upgrade to a newer model. AEDs are continuing to improve in ways that have the potential to positively impact the outcomes of life or death situations. While they have quite a long “shelf life” compared to many other products, AEDs do eventually need to be replaced.
Trading-In Old AEDs
Many older AEDs still work and have the potential to save a life. However, as technology continues to advance, AEDs continue to advance as well. This means that the older AED models become less efficient, less effective, and less beneficial.
If your AED is at least 10 years old, it might be time to think about trading in your old unit for a newer, more efficient AED model. There are multiple reasons to consider when upgrading your older AED for a newer one. Newer AEDs are more technologically advanced, provide a higher level of responder support and costs a lot less to maintain.
AEDs that are 10 to 20 years old are usually too outdated to be supported by the AEDs manufacturer. Thus, when it is time to replace the batteries and electrode pads, they will no longer be available since they are not produced anymore. If you have an AED that is 10 years or older, get it checked by Marelly to see if the manufacturer is still supporting it and if there are any possible recalls tied to the unit.
Do your AEDs have the latest software required by the manufacturer? If not, now is the time to think about taking advantage of available rebate/trade-in programs. When it comes time to upgrade to a new AED, wouldn’t it be beneficial to receive a rebate check in the mail for each AED you trade-in to replace?
Even AEDs that are only 3 or 4 years old, can be tedious and expensive to maintain. How often do you have to change your pads and batteries? This is important to monitor. Newer AEDs are more affordable to maintain than older ones.
If you find one of the AEDs accessories have passed the expiration date, the electrode pads are most likely too dry to conduct electricity, and the battery of the AED might not have the power to create a shock or turn on. It is critical to keep your AED properly maintained, especially if there is a sudden cardiac arrest emergency.
There are currently 2 rebate offers from ZOLL that you should be aware of. (Last Updated: Feb 5th, 2020) See below for details and don’t hesitate to contact us here at Marelly if you have any questions.
The first offer is ZOLL’s standard AED rebate. From January 1st through June 30th, 2020 those wanting to trade-in their current eligible AEDs for a ZOLL AED can claim a rebate. The standard rebate includes the eligible AEDs below. The rebate amount you will receive depends on the model and age of the AED you are trading in. See the rebate form for details.
What AEDs qualify for the standard ZOLL rebate?
- Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 Plus
- Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 Pro
- Cardiac Science Powerheart G5
- ZOLL AED Plus
- ZOLL AED Pro
- Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR Plus
- Physio-Control LIFEPAK Express
- Physio-Control LIFEPAK 1000
- HeartSine Samaritan Pad 450
- HeartSine Samaritan Pad 350/360
- Philips Onsite
- Philips FRx
- Philips FR3 ECG
- Defibtech Lifeline
- Defibtech Lifeline VIEW
Through March 31st, 2020, ZOLL is running a special rebate offer for those who trade in their Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR Plus AED for a ZOLL AED Plus. Customers may receive a $350 rebate with this special offer, which is $50-$250 more than the standard rebate offer on this model. Hurry and get this deal while it’s available!
The general process for ZOLL trade-in rebates involves filling out a form and shipping it with your eligible AED trade-ins to a provided address. Specific information for the 2 current rebates is outlined for you below. If you need assistance with your AED trade-ins or rebate process, Marelly is here to help.
For the standard rebate AED trade-in program, you will need to fill out the provided form with the following information:
- Serial numbers of the AEDs being traded in (up to four on one form)
Then you will send the completed form along with your eligible Trade-In AEDs to:
ZOLL AED Rebate Center
1001 Flagpole Ct.
Brentwood, TN 37027
To receive ZOLL’s special $350 rebate for trading in your Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR Plus AED for a ZOLL AED Plus, you will need to complete the provided form with the following information:
- Trade-In AED Serial Number
- New AED (Model)
- New AED Serial Number
Then you will send the completed form with your Physio-Control LIFEPAK CR Plus AED to:
617 Bradley Ct
Franklin, TN 37067
No matter what kind of AED you’re trading in, you will need to consider which AED to replace it with. Consider taking advantage of the current trade-in programs to get a ZOLL AED Plus.
There are numerous reasons why ZOLL AED Plus is the most recommended AED. ZOLL AED Plus offers easy usage through all its features, reliability, versatility, and price. With that, ZOLL AED Plus is the best choice when investing in an AED, whether for personal or public areas.
Benefits of a ZOLL AED Plus:
Offers CPR help
- With ZOLL’s “Real CPR Help” feature, this AED has the ability to monitor the CPR, while also offering feedback about the depth, rate, and quality of the chest compressions. This ensures that the person giving CPR is doing it properly.
- ZOLL AED Plus is top-rated for both water and dust resistance.
Electrode pads have a longer lifespan than other brands
- The pads for the ZOLL AED Plus have the lifespan for five years, compared to the average two to three. In the long run, this will help save some money.
Easy to use
- With both audio and visual guidance, ZOLL AED Plus ranks as number one. These features help the responder make sure they understand what to do and how to do it right.
It is well past time to stop worrying if your current AED is working properly. Have the confidence knowing that your ZOLL AED will provide you the necessary assistance when faced with an emergency. Contact Marelly today to learn more about the rebates, or for more information about the AEDs we offer.