Log in or register to post comments Last Post Sandra K. Prospective Patient Batteries all the time! Sun, 05/28/2023 - 4:51PM I got my LVAD July 2021, Heartmate III. I found that using wall power made me nervous overnight, after the power went out. I find it easier to use batteries day and night now. Anyone else do this? Log in or register to post comments 269 reads #1 Paulette L. Batteries all the time! Mon, 05/29/2023 - 6:18PM I use the batteries when it rains during the night only. Otherwise I use the wall unit Paulette L. #2 Deannie S. I have done it for 6 weeks… Tue, 05/30/2023 - 12:54AM I have done it for 6 weeks or so a couple of times when our house was being worked on and I slept in a recliner in the living room. But not usually. I would worry about hearing them alarm if something went wrong. I once went to sleep watching TV without a full charge and they had been beeping for 28 minutes when it woke me. That was scary, but so is losing power in the middle of the night. At least that alarm gets your attention! If we have storms predicted I do sleep in batteries. #3 Sandra K. Does anyone know why we have… Tue, 05/30/2023 - 11:26AM Does anyone know why we have the wall power option? Is it so we don't need to have heavy batteries by us while sleeping? I've had an lvad since 2021 and still feel like I'm new at this. #4 Kelly S. Wall Power Mon, 06/05/2023 - 5:58PM The reason to use the wall power at night is the loud alarm that will alert you if either power goes out or something is wrong with the controller. When on the batteries the alarm sound is not enough to wake a person up. My husband has had is LVAD for three years now, it is so important to change over at night. #5 In reply to Wall Power by Kelly S. Sandra K. Kelly S., what kind if lvad… Mon, 06/05/2023 - 7:54PM Kelly S., what kind if lvad does your husband have? I have a Heartmate III. The alarms are very loud on it. #6 Kyle R. Battery charger and good batteries Fri, 06/30/2023 - 5:39PM Have a wall charger and 2 battery chargers 8 batteries and 2 controllers for lvad heartmate 2. Ringkyle@yahoo.com #7 Nancy D. I have a HeartMate III and… Sat, 07/08/2023 - 9:03PM I have a HeartMate III and use batteries all the time as our electric is not always reliable! #8 James H. Reliable power Mon, 07/10/2023 - 1:15PM It was exspensive (about $8500). I had a emergency standby generator installed before I even left the hospital. It takes less than 10 seconds to automatically switch to generator power. #9 Nancy D. Batteries all the time Thu, 09/14/2023 - 9:50PM I too use batteries 24/7 as our electricity is so spotty out here in the boonies!