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    Sandman Intro HC CPAP Machine with Built In Heated Humidifier

    Sandman Intro HC CPAP Machine with Built In Heated Humidifier

    The Sandman Intro CPAP machine is lightweight, compact and user-friendly. Covidien has included several features such as AC or DC battery capable, auto altitude compensation, and a new humidifier technology called HumidControl. The built in humidifier actually measures the temperature outside the chamber and adjusts the heater plate to minimize condensation. At 2.75 pounds, take the Sandman Intro anywhere and feel confident you will receive effective therapy.

    Manufactured by Puritan Bennett.

    The Sandman Intro CPAP machine is lightweight, compact and user-friendly. Covidien has included several features such as AC or DC battery capable, auto altitude compensation, and a new humidifier technology called HumidControl. The built in humidifier actually measures the temperature outside the chamber and adjusts the heater plate to minimize condensation. At 2.75 pounds, take the Sandman Intro anywhere and feel confident you will receive effective therapy.

    Product Features

    The Sandman Intro CPAP machine is designed to treat a broad range of CPAP users. Covidien's goal was to make sleep apnea treatment easy. The device is quiet, discreet and user-friendly. Small and light, traveling with the Sandman is convenient. Use either AC or DC power from an external battery source. If altitude is an issue, the Auto Altitude Compensation feature accounts for barometric changes.

    The Sandman Series uses Covidien's unique Adaptive Pressure Stability (APS) technology that limits the peak to peak variations of CPAP pressure when a user breathes in and out. Adaptive Pressure Stability responds quickly and accurately to several common conditions that result in changes from your prescribed pressure down to each breath.

    Common conditions affecting Pressure
    • Switching Masks
    • Mask leaks
    • Altitude
    • Natural respiratory effort
    • Barometric pressure
    • Sleep stage
    • Body position


    Covidien also addresses the need for humidity, incorporating a built-in heated humidifier, together weighing only 2.75 pounds. The humidifier is located to the rear of the CPAP with a water chamber that is easy to clean. Using a new technology, HumidControl, the humidifier provides the best temperature according to the relative humidity outside the water chamber. This prevents water from collecting in the CPAP hose and keeps the humidification level constant throughout the night.

    Features

    • Adaptive Pressure Stability
    • AC or DC Power Compatible
    • Leak Compensation
    • Auto Altitude Adjust
    • LCD back-lit Display
    • Rear-routed tubing
    • Built-In Humidifier
    • HumidControl Technology
    • Parts Replacement Reminders
    • Memory Card and Optional Software

    Specifications

    This Product Includes...

    • Sandman CPAP/Humidifier Combo
    • Carry Case
    • 6 Foot Hose
    • Manuals
    • AC Power Cord
    • 2 Reusable Foam Filters
    • Memory Card

    Product Specifications



    Machine Specifications

    Pressure Range 3-20 cm H20
    Ramp Time 0-45 mins in 5 min increments
    Starting Ramp Pressure From 3cm up to CPAP pressure, CPAP-user-adjustable
    Dimensions 4.7" H x 6.9" W x 7.5" D
    Weight 2.25 lbs CPAP
    2.75 lbs with humidifier and CPAP
    Altitude Compensation Automatic - maximum height 9000 feet.
    Electrical Requirements 100 - 240 AC, 12volt DC
    Noise Level 26 dB at 1 meter with ISO17510-1:2002:
    Maximum Power Consumption 50W without humidifier, 90W with humidifier at maximum setting


    Humidifier Specifications

    Operating Temperature 41° F to 95° F
    (5° C to 35° C)
    Storage Temperature -4° F to 140° F
    (-20° C to 60° C)
    Dimensions: Built-In
    Weight (with water tank empty): Approximately 2.4 Ounces (< 1kg)
    Water Capacity 350ml at recommended water level
    AC Power Consumption: 100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1.7 A max.
    Type of Protection Against Electric Shock: Class II Equipment
    Degree of Protection Against Electric Shock: Type BF Applied Part
    Equipment Type: IPX1: Drip Proof Equipment
    EMC Operation: Continuous
    Electromagnetic Compatibility: The device meets the requirements of EN 60601-1-2, 2nd edition.
    Heater Settings 1 to 10 adjustable
    Humidity Range: Up to 40 mg H2O/l

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    Important Tips

    Be aware that the CPAP-only version of this product cannot be upgraded to accommodate a heated humidifier.

    Manufacturer Warranty
    This machine comes with a 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty. CPAP.com will work with the manufacturer on your behalf if the machine needs repairs. Please follow these steps:

    • Contact us at cpap@cpap.com or 1-800-356-5221 to receive an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) Number before returning the equipment
    • Include a note with the machine describing the issue you are experiencing, along with your full contact information to include a return shipping address and the RMA number provided to you
    • Ship only the defective items to CPAP.com at 13235 N Promenade Blvd Stafford, TX 77477
    • Do not return accessory items such as the carry bag, hose or power cords
    • Loaner Machines are available for rental during the warranty process
    • Email updates will be sent to keep you informed as the machine moves through the warranty process
    • CPAP.com will contact the manufacturer on your behalf and handle all shipping between us and the manufacturer
    • The repaired or replaced unit will be returned to you. Shipping charges may apply.

    Please note: The manufacturer warranty is voided by water damage or misuse of the machine.



    CPAP Power Options

    Universal Power

    This system operates automatically between 110v and 240v AC. When traveling either inside or outside the USA, there are no switches to switch or fuses to change. The machine will automatically sense what voltage is needed and set itself to run on that power.

    The user will need to adapt the plug that goes into the wall to fit the style of outlet socket that is being used. This is simply done with a Power Adapter Plug kit. This is the same type of plug adapter that would be used with a hair dryer or an electric shaver. World Traveler Power Adapter Plugs.

    Universal 12 Volt DC Power Cord

    This machine come equipped with a DC plug on the back of the unit. This allows the user to connect the CPAP to an external DC battery source. The IntelliPAP can be powered by plugging the 12volt DC Power Cord into a cigarette lighter plug. This is ideal for traveling by car, boat, or recreational vehicle that is equipped with a cigarette lighter plug.

    CPAP.com Battery Kit with Universal 12 Volt DC Cable

    The 2.5 lb CPAP.com Battery Pack is surprisingly small and lightweight. The lithium ion battery can be recharged at any discharge level without losing charge time due to battery memory loss. This battery has been approved by the United Nations and Department of Transportation as tested safe for travel. This battery kit comes with the CPAP.com battery and the 12 Volt DC Power Cord.

    Respironics Battery Kit with Universal 12 Volt DC Cable

    This portable battery pack is an external lead acid battery that is the ultimate in power, portability and convenience. This battery kit comes with the Respironics battery and the 12 Volt DC Power Cord (connects CPAP to cigarette lighter socket).

    CPAP Video & FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What does CPAP therapy do?
    CPAP therapy provides a constant airflow which holds the airway open so that uninterrupted breathing is maintained during sleep. It is traditionally provided through a nasal mask that seals around the nose to maintain the pressure level.
    Which CPAP masks work on which machines?
    All CPAP masks work with all CPAP, APAP, and BiPAP machines.
    How do I choose the machine that is right for me?
    We provide our customers with many tools to make informed decisions about their machine purchases. Options include:
    • Calling a CPAP Expert Toll Free. 800.356.5221.

    • Comparison Charts. These charts compare available machines, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click on the question mark for a definition. Click on the image or name of the product for more detailed product information, pictures and resources.

      CPAP Comparison Chart

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    • Help Me Choose Guide. We created a guide to help you select the right machine according to your preferences. The guide asks you a series of questions regarding your preferences and your prescription. Based on your answers we provide you with a comparison chart of the machines that meet your criteria. Get started here:

      Help Me Choose - Machine

    • Browse Our Machine Product Categories. These categories show each machine our company offers, ranked by popularity. Popularity is determined by a mix of sales data and our in house opinion of the quality of the machine based on our experience and customer feedback. The best products float to the top of our categories.

      CPAP Machine Category

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    How can I compare different machines?
    We work very hard to provide many different ways for our customers to compare products. Here are the machine product guides we have created and maintain:
    • CPAP Machine Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every CPAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular CPAPs, or all CPAP machines we sell.

      Compare Most Popular CPAP Machines

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    • Auto Adjusting Machine (APAP) Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every APAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular APAPs, or all APAP machines we sell.

      Compare Most Popular APAP Machines

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    • BiPAP, VPAP and BiLevel Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every BiPAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular BiPAPs, or all BiPAP machines we sell.

      Compare Most Popular BiPAP Machines

      Compare All BiPAP Machines
    What comes with my machine?
    Machines come with a six foot hose, power cord, at least one filter, and manuals. Most manufacturers include a carrying case which is designed specifically for their equipment. CPAP, APAP, and BiPAP machines do not come with a delivery system or mask. CPAP masks must be purchased separately.

    To see the list of what specifically comes with each machine, you can Browse for a machine. Then on the product page, click the "Specs" tab to see a full list of what comes with the machine.

    Do all CPAPs use filters?
    Yes, all CPAPs use at least one filter that is usually a type of foam material and washable. Some CPAPs offer finer filtration with the addition of a disposable paper filter.

    Cleaning and changing filters is the only maintenance required for a CPAP machine.

    The filters are located at the back of the machine at the air intake. The image below shows the black foam filter at the back of the Everest 3 CPAP Machine.

    Are prescriptions required for mask, machine and/or humidifier purchases?
    Yes. Federal law requires we have a valid prescription on file before we ship your mask, machine and/or humidifier.

    We provide many easy ways to get your prescription:
    • We can request your prescription for you! When you checkout, just let us know you would like us to request your prescription, or you can log into your account to have us request your prescription.
    • Fax your prescription to our toll free fax number: 866.353.2727, or our international fax number: 713.541.7370
    • Email your prescription to cpap@cpap.com
    • Upload your prescription in your account, under the Prescriptions Section
    For more information on prescriptions, please see our Prescription Section of the Learning Center.
    What is ramp?
    The ramp button on a machine is a feature that allows for a gradual pressure build-up to your prescribed pressure. The feature is enjoyed by those with high pressures because it eases up to their pressure.
    What is exhalation relief?
    Exhalation relief is a comfort feature which reduces the air flow at the time of exhalation, making the breathing process more natural. Philips Respironics and ResMed are the two manufacturers who offer exhalation relief features.
    • Philips Respironics = C-Flex, C-Flex+, A-Flex and Bi-Flex
    • Resmed = EPR (Expiratory Pressure Relief)
    What maintenance is required on machines?
    The only care a CPAP or BiPAP machine requires is to clean or change the filters at the air intake. This keeps the internal parts from accumulating dust. Fine paper filters should be changed out every 30 days, or when they appear soiled. Foam washable filters should be rinsed with clear running water once a week, allowed to air dry, and reinserted.

    Here are some other suggested actions to care for your machine:
    • Keep the area around your machine clean by removing any dust from the area to improve the air quality delivered to your machine and to you.
    • Keep the air intake of the machine unblocked. Curtains, bedding, and papers can easily block the air intake of your machine, reducing the airflow.
    • If a humidifier is used with your therapy, do not pick up the machine with the humidifier attached. With most machines it is easy to spill water from the humidifier chamber into the machine causing damage. Manufacturer warranties are voided by water damage to the machine. To avoid this, remove the chamber from the humidifier and then remove the humidifier from the machine rather than transporting them together.
    • If a humidifier is used, empty the water from the chamber every morning. Accidents happen. If a family pet or family member moves the machine and humidifier with water in the chamber it is more likely that water could be spilled into your machine. Water damage to a machine voids the manufacturer warranty.
    What data capable machines are available?
    CPAP machines which record full data (such as AHI and leak info):


    AutoPAP ("Autotitrating CPAP" or "APAP") machines which record full data:


    BiLevel ("BiPAP") machines which record full data:


    CPAP Machines that only record compliance data (hours used) are:

    How do I use a battery to operate my CPAP?
    All machines can connect to DC power. Some machines are configured to operate on DC Power and have a DC power outlet. Other machines require AC power and will need an Inverter that turns DC power to AC power.

    Having the proper equipment is the biggest key to successfully operating the machine from a battery. For example, if your machine does have a DC outlet and you want to run your machine from a marine battery, be sure to get the correct DC cable for the machine, as well as an adapter cable with alligator clips that fits over the cigarette lighter plug.

    CPAP.com sells complete battery kits with everything you need for many machines including the correct cables for those machines and batteries. You can see if there is a battery kit available for your machine Here. If you have questions about the specific power needs of your machine, review the 'Power' tab found on the machine's product page, or give us a call at 1-800-356-5221.
    What are the CPAP, BiPAP and Sleep Apnea related CPT or billing codes?
    • A7034 is Nasal Mask
    • A7034 is Nasal Pillow Mask
    • A7030 is Full Face Mask
    • A7027 is Hybrid Mask
    • A7044 is Oral Interface Mask (Oracle)
    • A7035 is Headgear for Mask - Any Style
    • A7036 is Chinstrap - Any Style
    • A7032 is Replacement Nasal Mask Cushion
    • A7033 is Replacement Nasal pillows
    • A7031 is Replacement Full Face Mask Cushion
    • A7028 is Replacement Hybrid Mask Cushion
    • A7029 is Replacement Hybrid Mask Nasal Pillow
    • A7046 is Replacement Humidifier Chamber
    • A7037 is Tubing / Hose - Long & Short Tubes
    • A4604 is Heated Tubing
    • A7038 is Disposable Filter (White / Paper)
    • A7039 is Washable Filter (Gross Particle / Foam/ Black)
    • E0601 NU is CPAP Purchase
    • E0601 NU is APAP Purchase
    • E0470 NU is BiPAP Purchase
    • E0470 NU is BiPAP Auto Purchase
    • E0471 NU is BiPAP ST Purchase
    • E0471 NU is BiPAP Auto SV Purchase
    • E0562 NU is Heated CPAP Humidifier
    • E0561 NU is Passover or Cool CPAP Humidifier
    • E0601 RR is CPAP Rental
    • E0601 NU is APAP Rental
    • E0470 RR is BiPAP Rental
    • E0470 RR is BiPAP Auto Rental
    • E0471 RR is BiPAP ST Rental
    • E0471 RR is BiPAP Auto SV Rental

    E1399 is Miscellaneous and is used for other CPAP items.
    What does a CPAP prescription need to say?
    A CPAP prescription must contain all of the following information:
    • One of the following words or phrases: "CPAP" or "Continuous Positive Airway Pressure"
    • Your physician's contact information
    • Your physician's signature
    • The patient's full name
    • Your specific pressure setting:

      • Example: 9 CM/H2O
      • Example: 9
      • Example: 14 CM/H2O
      • Example: 14
    What are the benefits of using a humidifier?
    Many PAP users experience nasal congestion and dryness of the nose and throat during treatment. This can be especially problematic for new users who are adapting to treatment. Humidification adds moisture to the air helping to reduce the symptoms of dryness and congestion.

    Nasal congestion also leads to mouth breathing, which perpetuates the problem of dryness. If this is an issue for you, try a heated humidifier.
    What is a heated humidifier?
    A heated humidifier uses heat to warm the water to add moisture to the airstream. The heat is adjustable for more or less moisture. A heated humidifier water chamber is much smaller than a passover humidifier water chamber.

    In our experience, it is common for CPAP users to report that their therapy is greatly enhanced by the use of a heated humidifier.

    There are three types of heated humidifiers:
    • Stand Alone Humidifiers
    • Integrated Humidifiers
    • Built In Humidifiers
    What is a built in humidifier?
    A "built in" humidifier is designed as a part of the CPAP machine and cannot be removed or separated from the CPAP machine. As with an integrated humidifier, the design eliminates the need for a second hose or power cord. The water chamber can be removed for cleaning or replacement purposes.

    The advantage of a "built-in" humidifier is its compact shape, which operates on fewer parts. This integrated design helps to ensure optimum moisturized comfort and effectiveness when CPAP therapy and humidification are used together. Also, it allows an option for the humidification to be turned off while the CPAP is blowing.

    A disadvantage is that a built in humidifier may produce less moisture if used as passover because the surface area is typically smaller. Also, since the humidifier is "built in" to the machine, detaching it is not an option. This can be an issue for frequent travelers. Lastly, if the machine or humidifier stops working, the entire unit must be sent in for repair or replacement, not just the component that failed.

    An example of a machine with a built in humidifier is the ICON Auto CPAP Machine with Built In Heated Humidifier and SensAwake as seen below. ICON Auto CPAP Machine with Built In Heated Humidifier and SensAwake
    What is CPAP therapy?
    CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. CPAP therapy is the most commonly recommended, and the most effective, treatment for obstructive sleep apnea.

    A CPAP machine provides air at a constant prescribed pressure. The air is delivered to the person through a tube and a CPAP mask. CPAP therapy provides a constant airflow which keeps the airway open so uninterrupted breathing is maintained during sleep. The air stream eliminates Sleep Apnea events and allows the person to get a restful sleep.

    The level of air pressure required to maintain your airway is determined during your sleep study. Your doctor will write a prescription for a CPAP machine set at that pressure.

    CPAP therapy is delivered through a nasal mask that seals around the nose or nasal pillows which seal at the nasal opening. Full face masks are available for a person who breathes through both the nose and mouth. Many innovative and comfortable options are available and advances in the delivery of CPAP therapy are continually occurring.

    For instance: Some machines offer a comfort feature such as FLEX or EPR technology. It provides exhalation relief, a slight drop in pressure at the time of exhalation to help make therapy more natural. APAP, BiPAP and BiLevel machines offer various levels of pressure throughout the night.
    What is a passover humidifier?
    A passover humidifier uses a chamber of room temperature water with the CPAP to add moisture to the airflow and reduce irritation to the nasal passages.

    Air flows from the CPAP through a short hose to the humidifier chamber where the air "passes over" the water to pick up whatever moisture it can. The air then flows into the six foot hose to the mask.

    Passover humidifiers may provide sufficient moisture with CPAPs set at lower-end pressures. However, if the moisture is not sufficient there is no way to increase the amount of moisture added. The water is room temperature. In cold climates, the water temperature will drop causing the CPAP air to become very cold, and causing the amount of moisture to be reduced.
    What is an integrated humidifier?
    An integrated humidifier is used with a specific CPAP and fits directly onto the machine. For most heated humidifiers, this design eliminates the need for a second hose as well as a second power cord.

    An advantage of an integrated humidifier is that it works very closely with the CPAP machine to deliver humidification. Also, an integrated humidifier is a compact unit that uses fewer parts to provide moisture to the user.

    A disadvantage of the integrated humidifier is the user will receive less moisture when it is used with a passover humidifier. The smaller surface area effects the amount of moisture produced. Also, a integrated humidifier will only function with the CPAP for which it was designed.

    You can see if your machine has an integrated humidifier option by reviewing our Compare Charts.

    An example of an integrated humidifier is the PR System One Heated Humidifier as seen below attached to a machine in the PR System One line. PR System One Heated Humidifier
    What is a stand alone humidifier?
    A stand alone humidifier is a component that will work with any CPAP and does not attach directly to the machine. It has its own power cord and a short hose to connect it to the CPAP. Generally it will sit next to the CPAP machine and is slightly larger than an integrated humidifier.

    The advantage of a stand alone humidifier is the fact that it may be used with any CPAP machine.

    The main disadvantages are that the size is often larger than either a "built in" or integrated humidifier and that a short hose is needed to connect it to the CPAP machine.

    An example of a stand alone humidifier is the Fisher & Paykel HC150 Heated Humidifier as seen below. HC150 Heated Humidifier
    What is rainout?
    Rainout is the accumulation of water in a CPAP tube due to warm moist air cooling and condensing on its way from your CPAP machine to your CPAP mask.

    The image below from Fisher & Paykel explains how rainout is formed. Warm, moist air leaves the heated humidifier and travels through the CPAP tube. As air flows through the tube, the temperature of the room causes the tube to cool. As the tube cools, the air inside releases its moisture, and creates condensation in the hose.

    Solutions to rainout include:
    • Raise the temperature of your bedroom.
    • Keep your CPAP machine at the same level as your bed.
    • Insulate your tubing with a hose cover like Snugglehose.
    • Reduce the tempurature setting on your heated humidifier.
    • Purchase a CPAP machine with a rainout reduction comfort feature.
    • Some machine systems offer a compatible heated CPAP hose which maintains the temperature from the machine all the way to the mask, reducing the occurrence of rainout. The list of available heated hoses can be found here: Hoses With Heating Coils.
    • If your machines uses a standard hose, consider the ComfortLine Heated Tubing Kit.


    Conventional Humidification
    How do I care for my humidifier?
    To care for your humidifier simply empty and clean the water tank each morning. Only distilled water should be used in the humidifier to avoid mineral deposit build up. S9 Dishwasher Safe Humidifier Chamber
    Why do I need to use distilled water with in my humidifier chamber?
    Use distilled water to help keep the humidifier chamber clean and mineral deposit free. Tap water should not be used as it will leave hard white mineral deposits in the chamber as the water evaporates, or it may lead to mold growth. Cases of lung disease have been connected to using contaminated well water in a CPAP humidifier.* Source

    If distilled water is not available where you live, use bottled water. It will be important to clean the chamber each morning, do not leave standing water in the chamber between uses.
    What does a humidifier prescription need to say?
    A humidifier prescription must contain all of the following information:
    • One of the following words or phrases: "CPAP Humidifier", "Humidifier", "HH", "CPAP Supplies", "CPAP Mask", "CPAP", "Continuous Positive Airway Pressure", "APAP", "AutoPAP", "AutoSet", "Auto CPAP", "Auto Adjusting CPAP", "Self Adjusting CPAP", "BiPAP", "BiLevel", "VPAP", "BiPAP Auto", "BiPAP ST", "Synchrony ST", "VPAP ST"
    • Your physician's contact information
    • Your physician's signature
    • The patient's full name
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