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HeartStart FR3

The new HeartStart FR3 is Philips best professional-grade AED yet and is now making lifesaving faster, easier, better for professional responders


Making lifesaving faster, easier, better

The new HeartStart FR3 is Philips best professional-grade AED yet and is now making lifesaving faster, easier, better for professional responders.

As the smallest and lightest professional-grade AED available among leading global manufacturers*, the HeartStart FR3 continues Philips legacy of providing AEDs that are designed to be rugged, reliable, and support you every step of the way.

Philips, the worldwide leader in automated external defibrillators (AEDs), helped chart the course for the widespread use of AEDs to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) among professional responders starting with the innovative ForeRunner and HeartStart FR2 AEDs.

HeartStart FR3, is raising the bar for AEDs.

Key advantages

Faster – helping you start delivery of the right therapy faster by significantly reducing deployment time:

  • Automatically powers on** by opening the FR3 carry case so you can focus on pad placement from the start.
  • Pre-connected peel and place SMART Pads III with no foil pouch to reduce deployment time.
  • Quick Shock reduces CPR interruptions and speeds shock delivery.
  • Use the same SMART Pads III for adults and children for faster pediatric cardiac arrest response.
  • Infant/Child Key automatically decrease the defibrillation therapy and implement the configured infant/child CPR protocols.
  • CPR meter* supports High performance CPR protocols

Easier – helping make your job easier with the smallest and lightest professional-grade AED among leading global manufacturers. It is designed to be rugged, reliable and ready to use:

  • Smallest and lightest (1.6kg) professional-grade AED among leading global manufacturers makes the FR3 easier to carry along with other equipment.
  • Bright, high-resolution color LCD makes the FR3 easier to use in a noisy environment.
  • Daily, weekly, and monthly automated self-tests, including pads integrity, help make it easier to ensure the FR3 will be ready when needed.
  • Protection against dust and jetting water (IP55) gives you confidence the FR3 will withstand your physically demanding work environment.
  • Ready-for-use visual indicator flashes a green ready light making it easier to confirm the FR3 is ready.
  • Bilingual configuration makes it easier to use the FR3 in bilingual work environments.
  • Long-life battery typically delivers 300 shocks or, if configured, 12 hours of monitoring to give you confidence that the FR3 will be ready when needed.
  • CPR Metronome keeps the beat for consistent chest compressions
  • CPR meter* enabled with QCPR technology makes it easier to perform Guidelines compliant CPR.

SMART Pads III are compatible for use with the HeartStart FR2 and Heartstart MRx - making it easier standardize on one pad set for your program.

Extensively upgradable to take advantage of Philips advancements now and in the future.

Better – helping support a culture of continuous improvement with data management solutions

  • Review, annotate, print, and store AED events with HeartStart Event Review for timely retrospective responder feedback for more effective training.
  • Provide more in-depth assessment of every aspect of responder intervention and patient response to evaluate individual and system-wide response performance with HeartStart Event Review Pro.
  • Automatically route events from your responder’s computers based on your desired workflow, whether it is to your medical director or data administrator, with HeartStart Data Messenger.
  • Append a defibrillator event to any electronic patient care reporting (ePCR) enabled with the Philips Data Software Development Kit.

Patient data flows according to your desired workflow using your existing infrastructure


* CPRmeter is an optional feature for the FR3

** If you do not use the HeartStart FR3 rigid system case with the auto-on feature, press the green On/Off button to turn on the FR3.



861388 (text display)

861389 (ECG and text display)

Supplied with AED, primary battery (1), SMART Pads III (1 set), printed instructions (Setup Guide) and CD-ROM (Administrative Reference)


SMART biphasic Truncated Exponential waveform parameters adjust as a function of patient impedance. Adult nominal peak current 32A (150J into a 50 ohm load); pediatric nominal peak current 19A (50J into a 50 ohm load) using optional Infant/Child Key

Shock delivery

Via defibrillator pads placed in the anterior-anterior (Lead II) position for adults; anterior-posterior position for infants and children under 55 lbs (25 kg) or 8 years old


On/Off button, shock button, option buttons. Auto-On feature, when used with the optional FR3 carry case, enables FR3 to power up when case lid is opened


High-resolution color LCD, bepper, voice prompts, tones and chirps, audio speaker, connector socket, ready light, shock button

Advanced Mode

Configurable using optional heartStart Configure software

ECG Display


LCD color display, 320 x 240 pixels. 7.2 cm x 5.4 cm


1 Hz to 30 Hz (-3dB), nominal (non-diagnostic)

Monitored Lead

Lead II using anterior-anterior adult pads placement



6.9 cm x 13.5 cm x 22.1 cm


1.6 kg with FR3 standard battery installed

Environmental/ physical requirements


Meets IEC529 class IP55 with battery installed


Operating/standby: 0°– 50°C


0 –15,000 feet (0 –4,572 meters)


Meets MIL-STD-810F 516.4, Procedure IV

Abuse tolerance

(After a ibe-meter drop to any edge, corner, or surface in standby mode)


Meets MIL-STD-810F 514.5 C-17

Bluetooth 2.0 Class II Wireless Transceiver Module


Transmit retrospective event data or configuration setting wirelessly

Patient analysis system

ECG analysis

Evaluates impedance of defibrillator pads for proper contact with patient skin, evaluates the ECG rhythm and signal quality to determine if a shock is appropriate; also detects artifact and pacemaker


Evaluates key characteristics of the presenting VF and determines the initial therapy: shock first, or CPR first quickly followed by a shock

Sensitivity/ specificity

Meets AAMI DF80 requirements and AHA recommendations for adult defibrillation

Quick Shock

Typically arms in <8 seconds from the end of the "Stop CPR" prompt

FR3 primary battery


12 VDC, 4.7 Ah, lithium manganese dioxide long-life primary cells


Typically 300 shocks or 12 hours of operating time at 77° F (25° C) when configured for monitoring after No Shock Advised (NSA)

7.5 hours of operating time at 25° C when configured for CPR after NSA

Standby life

3 years minimum when stored under standby environmental conditions (battery installed)

Shelf life

5 years



Disposable, multifunction defibrillation pads for adult or infant/child patients. Time-saving peel and place pads can be removed from packaging and stored in the FR3 carry case. Pads can be preconnected to FR3, which enables testing during FR3's routine self-test.

Infant/ Child Key (optional)


Selects therapy for infants or children under 25 kg or 8 years old

FR3 data card


Stores a minimum of 8 hours of ECG, event, and if configured, voice recording. Can also be used for configuring FR3.

Automated and user-activated self-tests

Automatic self-tests

Test internal circuitry, waveform delivery system, ECG acquisition, temperature, status (or readiness) of attached accessories (SMART Pads III and FR3 data card) and battery

Automated self-test frequency

Daily, weekly, monthly, power on, and runtime during all modes of operation

User initiaited tests

Automatic self-tests plus tone, display, and button performance

FR3 training battery and training pads (optional)


Places FR3 into a scenatio-based training mode and simulates shock therapy


10.8 Volt, 4.5 Ah Li-ion battery

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