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Re: [IP] Battery Problems

Hello Michael:

I just purchased my Minimed 507C, it came with 4 sets of batteries.
Unfortunately I have found that the batteries provided by Minimed have to be
replaced every month and a half.

I was wondering if anyone has found any that last longer, or cost less?

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 1999 11:05 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Battery Problems

>> I have been using a Disetronic pump for 3 years, the main
>> weakness is the pumps battery life - mine will run from 2 weeks to 6
>> weeks - I am not familiar with MiniMed's batteries, but one main
>> item is the type of battery, with Disetronic it must be "Silver
>> Oxide" if I use regular Alkaline they will last from 3 days to one
>> week.
>The batteries used in the MM and Disetronic pumps are identical.
>Disetronic simply packages them in a special case.  See the
>Disetronic Battery HOWTO on the HOWTO page of the web site.
>Warning -- batteries purchased from retail distribution, even medical
>supply houses, are not always up to snuff. I have found that the
>batteries I purchase from MM directly always last between 2 and 3
>months, while the ones from the drugstore or mail order may last that
>long, or only a few weeks. The problem is in the storage and handling
>of the batteries. They are all made at the same time/place.
>email @ redacted
>Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/

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