New Philips FR3 AED

The Philips FR3  is a new professional-grade AED. It is the smallest and lightest rock-solid AED I have ever seen. That makes the FR3 easier to carry and integrate with other rescue equipment.

The bright, high-resolution color LCD helps make the FR3 easier to use in a noisy environment. It also performs automated self-tests with both visual and audible alerts.

It is IP55 rated for full protection from dust or jetted water. That gives you plenty of confidence that the FR3 will withstand a demanding work environment. If you want to shock quickly it arms in only 8 seconds.

The FR3 first evaluates impedance of defibrillator pads for proper contact with patient skin, and then evaluates the ECG rhythm and signal quality to determine if a shock is appropriate. It also detects artifact and pacemaker. It evaluates key characteristics of the presenting VF and determines the initial therapy: shock first, or CPR first quickly followed by a shock.

It measures only .7”high x 5.3” wide x 8.7” deep and weighs 3 pounds 8 ounces, with the battery installed. I really like the rugged feel of it. It seems nearly bulletproof, it’s easy to use, and it is a whole lot less to carry.

About Dan White

I'm a retired Paramedic and EMS Instructor with 35 years EMS and emergency medical product experience. I love canoes, cars and EMS. I have written a lot about EMS Technology on the Paramedic Blog, the Insights on Innovation column for, on and I can be reached directly at 573-240-0002.
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1 Response to New Philips FR3 AED

  1. Dwight Jones says:

    Should be 2.7″ high, Young Dan’l.

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