Alpha Active 3

Mattress overlay

Designed for the prevention and management of pressure injuries¹, the Alpha Active® 3 pressure redistributing mattress overlay system is suitable for a range of care environments, including home and community care settings.

Top cover
• Vapor permeable and water resistant, incorporating 2-way stretch and bacteriostatic properties

Management system
• 2 modes of operation for enhanced choice and flexibility

Integrated audio & visual alarms
• Includes low pressure alarm, power fail alarm and pump fault alarm

Modular nylon PU cells
• Modular construction contributes to ease of cleaning and maintenance

1. National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel and Pan Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance. Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline. Emily Haesler (Ed.). Cambridge Media: Osbourne Park, Western Australia; 2014.
• 2 Modes of operation
Active/Alternating mode: periodically redistributes pressure away from vulnerable areas by alternately inflating and deflating cells beneath the patient.
Reactive/Static mode: cell pressure is equalized to redistribute the body weight over a greater surface area: suitable for patients unable to tolerate a moving surface.
• Variable pressure control settings – allows appropriate individual pressure settings to be set via simple control
• Audio & Visual alarms – includes Low pressure alarm, Power fail alarm and Pump fault alarm
• Modular construction – contributes to ease of cleaning and maintenance
• Transport facility – Cell pressures are automatically equalized, leaving an even surface
• Static head cells – 3 static head cells
• Top cover – vapor permeable and water resistant, incorporating 2-way stretch and bacteriostatic properties, welded option available.
• CPR deflate – rapid deflation function allows CPR to be performed.

Technical information


ModelAlpha Active 3
Part numbers

648301 UK

648309AU Australia

Power supply voltage230V
Power supply frequency50-60Hz
Power input230 VA

Measurements and weights

Dimensions280 mm L x 205 mm W x 112 mm H
Weight5 1/2" (2.5 kg)
Case materialABS plastic
Plug fuse rating5A to BS1362 (UK only)
Pump fuse rating2 x T1AL 250 V
Degree of protection against electric shockclass II type BF
Degree of protection against liquid ingressIPX0
Mode of operationcontinuous
Cycle times12 mins
Inflate5.5 mins
Crossover30 secs
Deflate5.5 mins
Crossover30 secs

Deflation function allows CPR to be administered without unnecessary delay.


DescriptionCell MaterialBase Pad Material
ALPHA ACTIVE 3 OVERLAY 90PolyurethanePVC Nylon Coated
ALPHA ACTIVE 3 OVERLAY 85PolyurethanePVC Nylon Coated
ALPHA ACTIVE 3 OVERLAY 85NON-PVC PolyurethaneNylon PU Coated


Part No.DescriptionSpare CoverLengthWidthHeight
648321ALPHA ACTIVE 3 OVERLAY 9064843077" (1950 mm)35" (900 mm)5"(125 mm)
648323ALPHA ACTIVE 3 OVERLAY 8564846077" (1950 mm)33" (850 mm)5" (125 mm)
648325ALPHA ACTIVE 3 OVERLAY 85 PU64846077" (1950 mm)33" (850 mm)5" (125 mm)COVER SPECIFICATION


FeatureStandard Cover (Dartex)®
Removable CoverYes
Moisture Vapour PermeableYes
Air PermeableNo
Low FrictionYes
Water Resistant / RepellentYes
Infection ControlMaterial coating is Bacteriostatic, fungistatic, antimicrobial
Fire RetardantBS 7175: 0,1 & 5
2-Way StretchYes
Washing ConditionsMAX 203°F (95°C) for 15 mins1
Drying ConditionsTumble Dry up to 266°F (130°C) or Air Dry
Life Span50 Wash Cycles (minimum)
Application AreaAcute and Homecare

1. Check your local policy to determine the time/temperature ratio required to achieve thermal disinfection.

Alpha Active 3 Instructions for use

Category: Instructions for use

File name: 648934EN_07.pdf

Type: PDF

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[EN for INT, US, AU, GB]

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