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Portable CPAP Reviews ?

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dmypub +0 points · 7 days ago Original Poster

Anyone have any experience with portable CPAP machines ? I haven’t searched for any reviews online yet. Thought this might be a more objective place to start researching.. thanks

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Sierra +0 points · 6 days ago Sleep Patron

Our son got the Z1 Auto as part of an insurance bundle when he got his AirSense 10 Auto machine. He did not like it because of the noise, and gave it to us. My wife has used it a couple of times as a backup when she had trouble with her ResMed S9. I can't say I recall it as being that loud, but I wear hearing aids which I take out at night of course. It has no humidifier, and is not compatible with SleepyHead or OSCAR. But, it does use standard masks which is an advantage.

The ResMed AirMini I don't know much about other than if you jerry rig some kind of adaptor, it needs a special mask model made for the AirMini. It has an optional humidifier which I believe just captures the moisture in your exhale breath and recycles it to the inhale somehow. You don't fill it with water like a standard humidifier. It also I don't think is compatible with SleepyHead.

Even though we have the Z1 Auto neither of us use it when we travel other than as a backup machine when we RV with our trailer. We have the 12 Volt DC to 24 volt DC adaptor for both of our ResMed machines. It works well on my AirSense 10, but not quite so well with my wife's S9. The adaptor trips out if you turn the heated hose and humidifier on. Without them on it works OK. Seems to be a design fault as I tried three different ones before I gave up on it. We turn the heated hose and humidifier off anyway when we are running off the RV 12 volt to save power. It takes quite a bit extra.

Hope that helps some.

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