Best Defibrillators in the UK

Posted on 18 March 2024

If you’re looking to buy a defibrillator, you may be wondering which one best suits your environment and needs. Each defibrillator has different features, so understanding how they vary can help you make the right choice.

Best defibrillators

With a wide range of defibrillators available on the market, the team at Turtle Engineering has gathered some of the best in the UK to help you compare and make a more informed decision.

HeartSine Samaritan 360P

The HeartSine Samaritan 360P defibrillator is a lightweight and easy-to-use fully automatic defibrillator designed to analyse heart rhythm and automatically deliver a life-saving electrical shock as and when required.

Its design is suitable for paediatric and adult casualties and public access use, making it a suitable solution in public areas and communities. It can deliver a life-saving shock in more cases than other types of defibrillators. This is due to the impedance operating range of 25-230 ohms and its advanced Self-Compensating Output Pulse Envelope (SCOPE) technology.

HeartSine Samaritan 360P features include:

  • One-button operation and clear voice prompts
  • Fastest time to first shock delivery – 8-second initial charge time
  • Easy-to-maintain – Combined battery and electrode cartridges (Pad-Paks) make for quicker replacement
  • IP56 dust and water resistance – the highest in the industry
  • Military Standard 810F for robustness – including a drop test of 1 metre.

The HeartSine Samaritan 360P is one of the best fully automatic defibrillators on the market.

Zoll AED Plus

The Zoll AED Plus defibrillator is one of the most popular defibrillators in the UK. Suitable for use in both business environments and to serve local communities, the Zoll AED Plus defibrillator is easy to use, even by individuals with zero medical training. 

Featuring audio and visual assistance, the Zoll AED Plus defibrillator guides the user through all the steps to ensure effective use in an emergency. 

Zoll AED Plus features include: 

  • Intelligent Zoll Z-shaped pads ensure the pads are in the correct place and that the user performs the correct CPR compressions
  • Clear visual and audio guidance for the user
  • Available in semi or fully-automatic models
  • 7 Year guarantee from Zoll.

The Zoll AED Plus defibrillator is ideal for use cases where users will have zero medical training. 

Lifepak CR2 Semi-Auto with WiFi

The Lifepak CR2 defibrillator is designed especially for use in public areas. It is a lightweight and easy-to-use defibrillator for adult or paediatric use. It will turn on immediately after opening the lid. After analysing heart rhythm, the Lifepak CR2 will advise the user on when to deliver a shock, if needed. 

It is suitable for use in loud environments. The voice prompts on the Lifepak CR2 USB are processed with proprietary Clear Voice technology, which uses very specific frequencies to enable the human ear to distinguish between background noises.

Lifepak CR2 Semi-Auto features include: 

  • Simple graphic and audio instructions
  • No display
  • IP55 dustproof rating
  • cprCOACH system delivers guidance and a metronome for performing chest compressions
  • Suitable for loud environments 
  • Easily switch between adult and child modes with a simple ‘paediatric mode’ switch.

The Lifepak CR2 is the best defibrillator for noisy and busy environments, such as train stations or shopping centres. 

Are you looking to buy a defibrillator? Contact Turtle Engineering

If you have any questions about any of the defibrillators discussed or need help choosing the right one for your needs, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at Turtle Engineering.