Living with the HVAD System includes managing the equipment that runs the pump.
The controller is a mini computer that monitors the HVAD Pump. It provides text messages and audible alarms to help you manage the system. The controller is powered by two power sources: two batteries, or one battery and electricity from a wall or car outlet. One pair of batteries will give you 8 to12 hours of mobile support. The HVAD System comes with several batteries, a battery charger and multiple power adapters.
The controller and batteries together weigh less than 3.5 pounds, or less than 1.6 kg, and can be easily worn using one of several different style packs designed to give you a hands-free experience.