Abbott Plum XL

The Abbott Plum XL is a dual-line volumetric infusion pump that provides primary, secondary, and piggyback options. This device has a wide range of capabilities from home care applications to critical care.


The Plum XL is a dual­line volumetric infusion system designed to meet the growing demand for hospital­wide standardization. With its primary line, secondary line, and piggyback fluid delivery capability, the Plum XL is suited for a wide range of general floor, critical care, and home care applications. Compatibility with LifeCare® 5000 PlumSet® administration sets and accessories makes the Plum XL a convenient and cost­effective system.

Physical:   Dimensions: Approximately 8.25H x 7.5W x 8.75D inches ( including pole clamp)
  Weight: Approximately 7.75 lbs (with battery) 
  Casing: High-impact plastic 
Electrical:  Power Requirements: 100­130 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz, less than 35 W
  Power Cord: Hospital­ grade AC cord, 10 feet long, with transparent plug
  Fuses: 0.5 A, 250V, slow­blo

Battery: Sealed lead ­acid rechargeable 8 V battery, internal to infusion system. Accessible for ease of field replacement, with color­-coded leads and polarized connector


Battery Operation: A fully­ charged new battery will provide eight hours of operation at 125 ml/ hr, or 1000 ml total volume delivered.


Recharge Time: Approximately 16 hours (operating at 125 ml/hr). If the infusion system is turned to OFF/CHARGE, recharge takes proximately 8 hours.

The battery charges whenever the infusion system is connected to AC (mains) power

  Delivery Rate Range:  

Primary, Secondary Mode: 1 to 999 mL/hr (in 1 mL increments)

  KVO: 1 mL/hr
  Dose Limit Range: 1 to 9999 mL/hr (in 1 mL increments) 
  Occlusion Range (Distal): 10 psi (+5, ­2 psi) 
 Alarms: Occlusion
  Turn to run
  Low battery
  Set rate
  Check settings
  VTBI complete
  • Large LCD display
  • Volume to be Infused (VTBI) setting
  • Safeguards to protect against over­delivery:
    - Motor speed is continuously monitored
    - Firmware senses malfunctions that could result in gravity flow
  • Volume infused accumulation displays for primary and secondary solutions
  • Non­pulsatile volumetric accuracy
  • Microprocessor control
  • Titration
  • Self­test
  • Simple setup (one hand cassette loading)
  • Automatic memory retention of all previous therapy settings and fluid delivery data, until cleared by user
  • Two­level adjustable alarm volume
  • Runs parenteral (blood) and non­parenteral (enteral) fluids
  • Uses standard fullfill, partfill, syringe, and vial containers