Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by PseudoJenn, Jul 2, 2009.
What do you use?
Does it matter, as long as it's a new/fresh battery?
We use only lithium batteries.
I can't remember the brand name minimed suggested, but they are the lithium ones and are silver.
We've used other ones, but they really don't last as long.
Ah! Okay, I was told today that we should only use alkaline.
It's a AAA size.. I may sound silly here.. can you get a AAA Lithium battery? Is it rechargeable?
We are getting the MM 522... and I'm trialing a MM 722 right now.
Kaleb uses the Ping and he is not allowed to use rechargable batteries.
we use AAA energizer batteries. We were told not to use a lithium battery in our pump. We used to have longer battery life, but now matt has decided to go onto vibrate with his pump, and that sucks the juice faster. Small price to pay for his happyness tho.
I use Energizer batteries. I tried Eveready once and the battery lasted less than 8 hours Not allowed to put Lithium in my MM
Energizer AAA alkaline
Energizer as recommended by Medtronic.
Energizer Lithium batteries here, we use the Ping!
Energizer AA lithium, as advised by Animas. Rechargeables verboten (voids pump warranty). Energizer and Duracell Alkalines OK (set battery option to alkaline in setup) less battery life.
Same here. It's one thing that I'm not inclined to mess around with. One reason is that the MM's battery life indicator is calibrated to alarm low battery when you have 24 hours left - but it's only accurate if you're using the Energizer alkaline battery. I like the comfort of knowing that if it alarms during the night, and I don't hear it, it won't just up and die on us.
Thanks so much for all of your replies! It looks like we should get the Energizer batteries then for our sons MM when it arrives! I don't want to mess with it running out of juice.. kind of an important piece of equipment that you want to keep operating!
I use any name brand alkaline battery. some of the longer life or lithium batteries last longer but then they die suddenly with little warning. The meter for battery is designed to work with alkaline batteries. I usually replace the battery before it dies since meter tells you when it is getting low.
The information that comes with the pump is very specific in recommending the Energizer AAA non lithium batteries. I've never tried anything else.
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