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JoLife. Lucas Chest Compression System. Informational Marketing Booklet. Table Taken Directly from Marketing Pamphlet:
- Height (stowed in backpack): 25.6 inches (65 cm)
- Width (stowed in backpack): 13.0 inches (33 cm)
- Depth (stowed in backpack): 9.8 inches (25 cm)
- Air hose length: 10.8 feet (3.3 meters) Weight (unit only): 13.9 lbs (6.3 kg)
- Weight (backpack and included accessories): 5 lbs (2.27 kg)
- WWW.ZOLL.com. FAQs. How Big is the AutoPulse and How Much Does it Weigh? Excerpt taken directly from website.
Dimensions are 82.5 cm x 46.2 cm x 8.4 cm.
Weighs 10kg without batteries, and 12.3kg with batteries.
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