What does an AED cost?
If you're wondering, "What does an AED cost?", you're not alone. The total cost of an AED consists of a sum of purchase cost, maintenance cost and usage cost. Of these, the purchase cost is the largest.
What does an AED device cost?
The purchase cost of an AED can range between €979 and €2,179.99 before VAT. The wide price range is due to the numerous types of available AEDs on the market. Some have all the specifications you need as a citizen rescuer, and others have specifications for professionals. There are also fully automatic and semi-automatic AEDs. Semi-automatic AEDs are usually slightly cheaper to buy. All AEDs save lives!
Due to continuous innovation, more and more AEDs come on the market with more extensive functions. Naturally, these models with advanced specifications are somewhat more expensive. Our AEDs always come with battery and adult electrodes. Usually, the AED also comes with a protective bag. So you do not need to buy these supplies separately.
- Heartsine Samaritan PAD 500P AED With FREE accessories€1,229.00 €1,229.00
What do other AED accessories cost?
Also consider the cost of AED supplies such as:
- A wall bracket (€45 - €109.90 excl. VAT) or wall cabinet (€119 - €1,059 excl. VAT)
- Pediatric electrodes (if needed) (€58.99 - €174.90 excl. VAT)
Costs for use and maintenance of the AED
AED electrodes are for single use. After use, the glue comes off the electrodes. After an AED deployment, new electrodes will need to be purchased. If the AED has not been used before, it's crucial to follow the electrodes' shelf life, which typically lasts around 2 years.
An AED battery typically lasts for around 5 years, and we recommend replacing the AED after 10 years. Within that period, you should budget for 5 electrode sets and 2 batteries, which are the running costs of the AED when not in use. Please note that the prices of AED electrodes and batteries vary significantly depending on the brand and model.
- These prices range between €45 and €189.90 (excl. VAT) for electrodes and;
- Between €86.99 and €429 (excl. VAT) for the battery.
Keeping track of expiry dates and ordering spare parts can be a hassle. Outsourcing this task could be a practical solution. With a service plan, you can guarantee that your AED receives professional maintenance and is always in ready-to-use condition.