Re: [IP] Battery life
We replace the battery ASAP when the Animas pump give the "low
battery" alarm. One day Veronica decided to go to school despite the
warning, and it started sirening shortly after. We decided after that
that the time to pay attention to that warning was NOW!
mom to Patrick, 22, Sean, 19, Catherine, 17, narcolepsy, Veronica, 12
dxd 2001, pumping 2020, Dexcom
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On Apr 25, 2008, at 10:49 PM, Mark Schweim wrote:
> How soon do you replace the battery once the Animas pump starts
> giving the
> "Low Battery" alarms???
> I usually get 2 - 3 months out of each battery. Maybe more. Last
> time I
> replaced the battery was between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Used to
> replace battery as soon as I got a "Low Battery" alarm. But this
> decided to see how much more use I can get. My pump's been giving
> Battery" alarms several times a day for the past week. Assuming the
> lasts that long, I'll probably change the battery when I refill the
> pump and
> change sites early Sunday morning.
> So far, my current battery has kept the 2020 pump running for at
> least 4,
> maybe even 5 months.
> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2008 13:55:51 -0400
> From: RoseLea <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] Battery life
> At 01:39 PM 4/25/2008, Jamie wrote:
>> So I'll put it out there... what kind of battery life do you get
>> on your pumps
>> and CGMS?
> I consistently get about 3 months out of my lithium battery in my
> Animas pump. I use the vibrate feature for more of the alarms than
> the sound, since I don't always hear the little beep. In the five
> years I've been using an Animas pump with the vibrate feature, it's
> never "killed" my pump.
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