AED Comparison Chart

Do you find yourself asking, "What AED should I buy?" Purchasing an AED for your business or home is an important life saving decision. Oahu AED Sales & Service has gathered all the information you need to make an informed choice.

Automatic external defibrillators, more commonly referfed to as AEDs, are rapidly becoming common in workplaces, public buildings, and even homes. All the AEDs we carry are ideal for ANY location! What you are searching for is unique features, such as ECG display and prompt type, IP rating if you are looking to place the AED near a pool or outside, and of course, price point. All of our AEDs are backed by at least a 5 year warranty, and come with start up accessories, such as pads and batteries.

What is the "IP Rating"?

The IP Rating (or Ingress Protection Rating) classifies and rates the degrees of protection against the intrusion of solid objects, dust, accidental contact, water in mechanical casings and with electrical enclosures. On our comparison chart the code will start out with the first number being "water protection level", and the second number being "solid particle protection level". All of our AEDs are tested against water and solid particles (dust) on the following scales:

Liquid Ingress Protection

     0     Not Protected

     1     Dripping water shall have no harmful effect.

     2     Vertically dripping water shall have no harmful effect when the enclosure is tiled at an angle up to 15 degrees from its normal position.

     3     Water falling as a spray at any angle up to 60 degrees from the vertical shall have no harmful effect.

     4     Water splashing against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect.

     5     Water projected by a nozzle against enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect.

     6     Water projected in powerful jets against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effect.

     7     Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when enclosure is immersed in waterunder defined conditions.

     8     The equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the manufacturer.

Solid Particle Protection

     0     No protection against contact and ingress of objects.

     1     Any large surface of the body, such as the back of the hand, but no protection against deliberate contact with a body part.

     2     Fingers or similar objects.

     3     Tools, thick wires, etc.

     4     Most wires, screws, etc.

     5     Dust protected. Ingress of dust is not entirely prevented, but it must not enter in sufficient quantity to interefere with operation.

     6     Dust tight. No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact.