Wish I did. Having an external humidifier add problems of getting injected to hose, control and reliability. No problem whatsoever with the ResMed home unit. Travel units using water tend to try to minimize water use so to minimize volume of water to carry with you. If they would just assemble the smaller travel unit with the same reliability the home unit has, I think problem would be solved. If you find that option, please let me know. Next spring, planning 30 day extended vacation. I will have no choice but to bring my home unit.
Sorry to hear you are having problems similar to me. The problem is definitely lack of humidification. I returned my AirMini for a partial credit and purchased a Transcend 365 mainly because it uses water for humidification. That seem to solve the problem. Then on trip I had the same problem. I noticed that it was not consuming much water; consequently, I was not getting adequate humidification. I sent it to the factory under warranty. They said the heater element failed. Got it back, tested it at home for 5 nights - seemed problem solved. Just got back from another trip. Worked fine for 7 nights, then next night it did not consume much water and I got the runny eyes, dripping nose symptoms. I have sent it back to factory and am waiting for their response. Need a reliable humidification system.
Thanks for the response. Somewhat gratifying to hear someone with similar experiences. Resmed kept telling me there were not aware of such issues. I believe it has to do with the cartridge. I have no issues with my home water machine. I’ve solved the problem selling the mini back to the provider. I have purchased a Transend travel machine that uses water- no problems.
I have since gotten rid of the ResMed AirMini and replaced it with Transcend 365. It uses distilled water like my home unit and I have not experienced any problems. That being the case, the HME has be the issue as it was the only difference and problem among now three machines.
I too am having allergic type reactions (teary puffy eyes and watery nasal drip) with AirMini after I use it for more than two consecutive nights. My supplier and Resmed say they have never had this problem occur before. I don't believe them as you have had similar problems. As best I can tell, it is related to HumidX HME cartridge. I have no such problems with my Resmed home unit using distilled water. I have paid to have the CPAP machine replaced, used cleaned tubes, new nasal pad, new HumidX and replaced the air intake filter. Still having the same problem beginning on the third night of consecutive use. Any solutions found other than quit using the product?