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do you have to buy new battery caps or new cartridge caps for medtronic ?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by C6H12O6, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. C6H12O6

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    do you have to buy new battery caps or new cartridge caps for medtronic ?
     
  2. Megnyc

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    The battery cap is basically indestructible. It gets a bit scratched if you are like me and use a coin to open it but it can't really break. I would imagine Medtronic would just replace the pump (under warranty) if it were to break. I don't think you can buy a new one.

    There isn't really a cartridge cap. I think what you are talking about is built into the reservoir connector and you get a new one of those with each infusion set.

    ETA: I just checked the online store and there is no battery cap listed. I believe any issues with it would result in replacement of the whole pump or medtronic would just send you a new cap.

    ETA (again): So it looks like in Canada you can buy a battery cap online. I would guess though they would replace it free if you are under warranty.
     
  3. Mish

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    Yeah, it doesn't have the cartridge caps like cozmo had. And they'll send a new battery cap if you need one. Free.
     
  4. C6H12O6

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    Okay, I am going to be posting another related thread. Animas expects you to buy a new battery cap every 6 months. And every three months under certain circumstances
     
  5. MomofSweetOne

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    They replace broken clips for free as well, which I believe Animas charges for. My daughter has gone through a lot of clips.
     
  6. Haljov2

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    Our battery cap was warped from using a coin to open it and Medtronic replaced the whole pump -- two weeks before our warranty ran out.
     
  7. Connie(BC)Type 1

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    All parts are free(in my experience) with Medtronic as long as the pump is under warranty, including harnesses and clips
     
  8. hawkeyegirl

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    5.5 years on the MM pump, and we never replaced a battery cap. Like others said, there is no cartridge cap.
     

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