Starting in 2010, or sooner, you can order replacement power supplies for the MedSystem III. The source is: Vale Distribution, 2 Linda Lane, Suite B, Vincentown, NJ 08088, Attn: Alan Andrews. Phone 800-606-8253. The part number is: V1431-100.
The cost will be about $77 vs Alaris charges of about $170. The supply will be identical to the origional, UL approved, etc. The supply itself has to be imported from Germany and the correct plug is attached by Vale.
The first order is being placed in early November 2009 and hopefully will be made up and approved by sometime in December 2009. After that, go for it.