POWER OUTAGE

Does anyone have experience with this:

When you have a power outage and need to flip the breakers back on in your breaker box can that affect your pacemaker? 


6 Comments

your breaker box

by Persephone - 2022-07-25 11:34:07

Hi Flo - I hope whatever caused your power outage has been corrected. Unless you have some concern that your home power system has been inadequately wired, it should be perfectly safe for you to reset the breakers

Breaker Box

by Flo - 2022-07-25 12:46:14

Thank you! I couldn't find info in the manual for breaker boxes. 

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by new to pace.... - 2022-07-25 13:44:38

Your pacemaker is not affected by power outtages.  As all the information is stored inside the pacemaker.  That said  if you have a bedside your monitor should just come back.   It   to does not store the information about your pacemaker.  Is only a transmiter.

new to pace

Breaker Box

by Flo - 2022-07-25 16:41:05

Thanks new to pace!

i cant imagine how

by dwelch - 2022-07-26 02:49:26

I dont see how it could possibly affect your device.  It is not a magnet sitting right on top of the device, nor is it a large field (think hugging a transformer so big you cant get your arms around it).  At best your only risk is the same risk any non-pacer person has of messing with an electrical panel.  And if properly installed then flipping the breakers is not life threatening to anyone.

No worries. 

(why are you messing with your breaker box during a power outage in the first place?  do you have a generator?)

 

Power

by Flo - 2022-07-26 14:55:30

Thanks for the reply.  Someone from the management office came up and switched the power back on.

You know you're wired when...

You have a dymo-powered bike.

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In fact after the final "tweaks" of my pacemaker programming at the one year check up it is working so well that I forget I have it.