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Health Advice Needed


Nov 21, 2012
vancouver canada
My brother in law has just had a defibrillator implanted The hospital and doctor seem to think there may be an issue in being driven in an electric car ( I have a volt and model x) They have very little info however and I cant seem to find anything more They just said stay away from superchargers when charging

Does anyone on the list have more info


Beyond Driven
Nov 10, 2014
The Americas
One wonders if there is such a thing as a human-sized Faraday cage for such scenarios. Clearly, there are fields afoot while charging and during everyday operation.

I hope the OP reports back with any sort of Tesla-provided communication.


I play a nice person on twitter.
Feb 6, 2011
Columbia River Gorge
The defibrillator manufacturer will be able to tell you. Send me a message if you’re unsure how to go about it. They’ll know what level of immunity has been verified.
Jan 6, 2012
Back in 2012 or so I remember seeing an early Model S user manual that showed high EMR areas of the car and it said pacemakers should be kep at least 6 inches away. The areas included the left and right corners of the dash, the center cup holder area, and the back seat directly above the motor. I made note of this since my father has a pacemaker. When the next version of the manual was released, it no longer contained this information.
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