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There are many types of AED units, however, the pads are all similar. They have self-adhesive gel pads that stick to the skin. Some are in cartridges and some are in packs. You will need to check that they are in date and not damaged, because once opened, the adhesive properties will reduce. This will also happen once they are past their expiration date. When you put the pads on, follow the instructions fully and make sure you put them on correctly. Once on, do not remove them because as they will not stick as well the second time. Checking the pads should be part of the standard maintenance that you complete regularly on your AED unit.