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What type of batteries are used in my Accu-Chek product?

Accu-Chek Guide Me, Accu-Chek Guide, Accu-Chek Aviva Connect, and Accu-Chek Nano meter

These meters use two 3-volt lithium coin cell batteries (type CR 2032) found in many stores.

Accu-Chek Aviva meter 

This meter uses one 3-volt lithium coin cell battery (type 2032) found in many stores. 

Accu-Chek Aviva Expert meter

This meter uses two standard AAA batteries, preferably alkaline. Rechargeable batteries can also be used, but they may result in reduced battery life.

Under normal use conditions, expected battery life for a stand-alone meter is approximately six months or 500 blood glucose tests, whichever comes first. 

Accu-Chek Compact Plus meter 

This meter uses two standard AAA batteries. Your batteries should last for at least 1,000 tests.

You can also use rechargeable batteries with the Compact Plus meter, however they normally provide slightly lower power. Therefore they may not provide as many tests per charge, and you may not be guaranteed a full 50 tests remaining when the battery icon appears.

Accu-Chek Combo system

The meter uses three standard AAA batteries, preferably alkaline. Rechargeable batteries can also be used.

The Accu-Chek Spirit Combo insulin pump is designed for a single AA battery (LR6 1.5 V AA alkaline, FR6 1.5 V AA lithium or 1.2 V rechargeable NiMH HR6 AA). 

You must select the correct battery type in the insulin pump setup when you replace your battery. Do not use carbon-zinc, nickel-cadmium (NiCd) or super heavy duty batteries.

Battery life depends on pump use, including daily insulin requirements, frequency of delivery and backlight usage.

Accu-Chek Spirit insulin pump

The Accu-Chek Spirit insulin pump is designed for a single AA alkaline battery with a minimum capacity of 2500 mAh. Do not use lithium, carbon zinc or nickel cadmium (NiCd) batteries. 

You can also use rechargeable NiMH batteries with a minimum capacity of 1500 mAh. If you use rechargeable batteries, always use a battery charger recommended by the battery manufacturer.

Pump battery life is about four weeks using alkaline batteries and one week using rechargeable batteries.

Battery ingestion

If you suspect your child has swallowed a battery, seek medical attention immediately – prompt action is critical. Don’t wait for symptoms to develop. 

Battery ingestion or insertion into the body may cause chemical burns, perforation of soft tissues, and death. Batteries, as small parts, are a choking hazard. Keep them away from children under the age of 3 years.

If the battery compartment does not close securely, stop using the product and keep it away from children. Contact Roche.