Abbott Plum XL3

The Abbott Plum XL3 is a three-channel infusion pump. This means that it is like three independently operating pumps on one power cord, all in one transportable unit weighing around 20 pounds. The XL3 can be used as a micro device (0.1 - 99.9mL/hr) and a macro device (1 - 999mL/hr). The unit provides automatic air trapping and elimination, and the back priming feature eliminates line breaks. There is automatic free flow protection, which is an integral part of the Plum Set. The lock out switch makes the pump tamper-resistant. This pump will deliver the primary infusion, but it also offers a secondary infusion option (piggyback feature).


The Plum XL3 is a multi­line volumetric infusion system designed to meet the growing demand for hospital­wide standardization. The Plum XL3 houses three independent pumping units, each having a primary line, secondary line, and piggyback fluid delivery capability. The Plum XL3 is suited for a wide range of medical/surgical and critical care applications, offering capability as both a micro device (0.1 ­ 99.9 mL/hr) and a macro device (1 ­ 999 mL/hr). Full compatibility with LifeCare® 5000 PlumSeries® administration sets and accessories, and the LifeShield needleless protection systems, makes the Plum XL3 a convenient and cost­effective infusion system.

Physical:   Dimensions: 13.75"H x 12.2"W x 7.5"D (excluding pole clamp) 
  Weight: Approximately 20 lbs. (with batteries)
  Casing: High-­impact plastic 
Electrical:  Power: 100­130 VAC, 47/63 Hz, less than 60W
  Power Cord: Hospital­grade AC cord, 10 feet long, with transparent plug
  Fuses: 1.0 A, 250 V, Slow Blowing

Battery: Three sealed lead­-acid rechargeable 8 V battery, internal to the device. Accessible for ease of field replacement with leads and polarized connectors, labeled (A, B, C)


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

The device should be operated on battery power for six continuous hours at least once every six months for optimum performance and battery life. 


Recharge Time: If the infusion system is turned to OFF/CHARGE, recharge takes approximately 6 hours. Recharge takes longer if the pumping units are turned on.

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

 DeliveryRateRange: Primary, Secondary Mode: 1 to 999 mL/hr (in 1 mL increments) 
  KVO: 1 mL/hr
 Dose Limit Range: Primary, Secondary Mode: 1 to 9999 mL/hr (in 1 mL increments)
 Occlusion Range: (Distal): 10 psig (+5, ­2 psig)
  • Non­pulsatile volumetric accuracy
  • Microprocessor control
  • Large LCD screen
  • Wide range of standard and specialty administration sets
  • Standard fulfill, partfill, syringe, and vial use
  • Parenteral (blood) and non­parenteral (enteral) fluid delivery
  • Anti free­flow protection
  • Backpriming
  • Titration
  • Individual battery supply for each pumping unit