IntelliPAP BiLevel Machine with SmartCode
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The IntelliPAP BiLevel is a versatile therapy solution for users with high pressure needs. Take advantage of adjustable IPAP and EPAP settings along with advanced reporting. Now with SmartCode, the IntelliPAP can generate therapy reports through the Internet. This unit is backed by a 5 Year industry-leading warranty and one of the quietest machines on the market.
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Pressure Range 3-25 cm H20 (.5 increments)
Ramp Time 0-45 mins in 5 min increments and .5 increments for pressure)
Starting Ramp Pressure From 4cm up to CPAP pressure, CPAP-user-adjustable
Dimensions 4.2"H x 6.5"W x 6.9"D
Weight 2.75 lbs CPAP (4.45 lbs with humidifier and BiLevel)
Altitude Compensation Automatic - maximum height 8,500 feet.
Electrical Requirements 100 - 240 AC, 12volt DC
Max Exposure Heat for Machine Machine should not be exposed to heat greater than 140 degrees Fahrenheit
Unless directed otherwise, CPAP.com will leave the IntelliPAP BiLevel Machine with SmartCode at the default settings as follows:
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This identifies the machine as continuous, auto adjusting, or bilevel operation. This does not identify whether the machine automatically adjusts pressure. Auto adjusting refers to APAP, whereas BiPAP Auto is differentiated using the Auto Pressure Adjustment property. BiPAP machines are defined further using Spontaneous or Timed properties.
A CPAP machine blows one constant pressure of air into your passageway throughout the night. Your ideal pressure was determined during your sleep study.
A BiPAP machine delivers two separate pressures of air; One when the patient inhales and a separate pressure when they exhale. The machine alternates between the two set pressures to help optimize your sleep apnea treatment.
An APAP machine automatically adjusts on a breath by breath basis to blow the minimum pressure needed to keep your airway open during sleep. This allows your machine to provide you with your ideal pressure nightly.
|BiPAP||BiPAP Auto||BiPAP Auto|
Warranty is the length of time that the manufacturer will guarantee a product to be free of defects. Warranties vary in length depending on manufacturer, but generally all machines come with a 2 Year Warranty.
|5 Years||2 Years||5 Years|
This is the level of sound the machine produces at a pressure of 10cm, standing 1 meter away or roughly 3 feet from machine. Measured in Decibels, the values also indicate whether the machine is considered a "quiet CPAP"; see Quiet property.
|26 dB||29 dB||26 dBA|
This identifies which machines have a decibel rating of 29 and lower. This does not account for use with the humidifier attached, which could supply additional volume that can muffle or amplify sound. This property does not account for noise that travels through the CPAP tubing, seemingly sounding louder than the measured db rating.
This indicates which manuals are included with the purchase of a CPAP machine. Most all machines come with a patient manual; also called 'user manual', which may or may not have pressure setting instructions. Some machines come with both the patient and quick setup guide or both patient and clinician manuals.
|Patient/Quick Setup||Patient||Patient/Quick Setup|
Looking to travel? We have found some machines are easier to travel with than others. These smaller and more lightweight machines are still robust enough for constant daily use as well as travel.
|Under 3 lbs|
This measures only the weight of the machine and does not include total weight of power cables, bag, additional batteries or non-built-in humidifiers.
This is the actual weight of the CPAP Machine without any accessories, power cord, or humidifier. Machines with a weight 3lbs or less are also identified in the Under 3 lbs property.
|2.75 lbs||2.8 lbs||2.75 lbs|
This is the combined weight of the machine, heated humidifier, power cables, bag and hose. The weight of the shipping box is not included in the number.
|6.1 lbs||6 lbs||6.1 lbs|
This is the combined dimensions of the CPAP with the Heated humidifier.
|6.5" x 8.4" x 6.4"||6.5" x 10.75" x 4"||6.5" x 8.4" x 6.4"|
|Entire Package Size|
This is the size of the CPAP with Heated Humidifier in its travel bag.
|7.3" x 11.25" x 9.5"||8 " x 14.75" x 8"||7.3" x 11.25" x 9.5"|
|Machine Size Only|
Measures the overall dimension of the machine only. Machines with a built-in humidifier are marked NA and must refer to Entire Size dimensions.
|4.2" x 6.5" x 6.9"||7" x 5.5" x 4"||4.2" x 6.5" x 6.9"|
This indicates which heated humidifier works best with the listed CPAP machine. In some instances, Built-in is used to describe a machine/humidifier combination system. The Fisher and Paykel HC150 was used for machines that do not have an integrated or built in humidifier system.
|IntelliPAP Heated||System One 60 Series||IntelliPAP Heated|
Identifies which CPAP has a humidifier that is built into the CPAP. Built-In humidifiers cannot be separated from the CPAP machine.
|Heated Humidifier Type|
This property identifies how the machine incorporates a Heated Humidifier. Build In humidifiers are built into the CPAP machine and cannot be separated from the machine. Integrated humidifiers connect directly to the CPAP machine and they can only be used with compatible CPAP machines. With Integrated humidifiers, the CPAP machine, can be separated and used without the humidifier. CPAP machines that do not have a built in humidifier and do not have an integrated humidifier option have to use a Stand Alone humidifier as the machine's heated humidifier option. Stand Alone humidifiers can be used with any machine and connect to the CPAP machine with an additional hose.
Manufacturers are finding ways to reduce the amount of water that collects in the CPAP hose when using a Heated Humidifier. The Rainout Reduction feature varies by manufacturer and machine and can be anything from an integrated heated hose, to technology that measures the humidity at the mask and adjusts the humidity to reduce rainout.
|No||60 Series Heated Tube||No|
|Integrated Heated Hose|
This indicates that the machine has an integrated heated hose option to enhance humidification and reduce rainout. An integrated heated hose draws its power from the machine itself and does not have a separate power cord and is adjusted through the machine settings.
|Auto Pressure Adjustment|
This property defines whether the machine automatically adjusts pressure to meet the needs of the CPAP user on a breath-by-breath basis. All APAP machines are defined as 'Auto Adjusting', but some BiPAP's also use an Auto feature on both the IPAP and EPAP. If not marked, Yes, assume the machine does not have AUTO capabilities.
A CPAP (Constant Positive Air Pressure) delivers continuous airflow at a prescribed pressure at 4cm to 30cm. APAP operates between a range and BiPAP machines are a mix of ranges and constant pressures. This pressure is measured in centimeters of water pressure (H2O) and 4-20cm is average pressure range on most CPAP machines.
|4-25cm H20||4-25cm H2O||3-25cm H2O|
|EPAP Pressure Range|
This Property lists the operating range for the Exhalation Positive Airway Pressure (EPAP). This is the pressure setting used when you exhale. EPAP is always lower than the IPAP (inhalation) pressure, making breathing out easier and more comfortable.
|3-25cm H20||4-25cm H2O||3-25cm H2O|
Pressure Relief is a feature that lowers your therapy pressure to help with difficulties breathing against the machine's airflow, providing a more comfortable and natural breathing pattern. Assistance can occur on the Exhalation, on the Inhalation, and on both exhalation and inhalation at the same time.
The Ramp feature allows the user to start treatment at a lower pressure to fall asleep with, gradually raising the pressure over a set time. This is a comfort setting and can set from 0 to 45 minutes on most CPAP machines.
This property defines whether the machine is capable of continuously blowing a constant pressure. All CPAP machines are defined as 'continuous', but some BiPAP's and APAP's also come with a CPAP mode; some BiPAP and BiLevel machines Do NOT. By setting the IPAP and EPAP to the same pressure, a CPAP Mode is achieved, preventing the EPAP pressure from dropping.
Leak Compensation is a machine feature that identifies mask leaks and adjusts to maintain the delivered pressure as set. If marked N/A assume the information is not available due to being out of production or unavailable.
|Direct Battery Operation|
Indicates which machines have a DC port in which you can use to connect a battery pack or a deep cycle marine battery with an optional DC cable. This is different from an integrated battery that works only with the machine it was designed for. (i.e. Everest CPAP Machine) see property Integrated Battery
Domestic Voltage is the voltage that is used with a standard wall outlet in the United States and ranges from 100-120 volts. International Voltage can range from 220v-240v AC.
|100-240V AC||100-240V AC||100-240V AC|
|Optional DC Cable|
A 'Yes' answer indicates that the CPAP Machine has an optional DC cable that plugs directly into a DC port (see _Direct Battery Operation_). This allows you to use a DC power source, such as a battery or car cigarette lighter. Although some cables already come with battery terminal leads, some DC cables will need a separate part that connects the cigarette lighter adapter to another adapter with terminal leads.
An integrated battery pack attaches to and functions seamlessly with the machine it is integrated with. It allows your CPAP to run on AC and fail over to the DC battery only if necessary.
Identifies which machines are data capable and have the ability to track your therapy progress over time. The machine captures key metrics like AHI (Apnea/Hypopnea Index), Leakage, and most pressure used. Depending on the machine, the data can be retrieved through an on Machine Screen Display (MSD), through Optional Software (OS), and/or through SmartCode (SC).
|MSD; OS; SC||MSD||MSD, OS|
This property marks the machines that have the ability to record performance data on a removable card. Some machines that are flagged as having software (seeOptional Software), do not have removable memory cards, rather instead, records information on-board and must use a download cable to retrieve the data from the machine.
Software is an option on some CPAP machines. The software can give details on compliance and performance. The patient or physician downloads the data from the CPAP machine to determine how long a patient has used their machine each night and how well the machine is working to stop Apnea/Hypopnea events. This property shows the software package to use for machine that has the ability to transfer data to your computer and report Hours of Usage. See Advanced Software for a list of machines that can report AHI or Leakage.
|Auto Altitude Adjustment|
Altitude Adjustment is defined as the machine's ability to compensate for changes in altitude. Compensation can either occur manually or automatically. Manual adjustments occur within the Setup Menu and must be set by the user. Automatic requires no user intervention.
This feature turns the machines off and on when putting on or taking off the mask. When you put your mask on the machines senses you breathing and turns itself on. Take off the mask and the machine turns off.
|Mask Off Alert|
This feature detects excessive mask leaks due to poor cushion seal or when a user stops therapy by removing a mask when in use. The alert can be in the form of an audible alarm (ALARM) or a text message on the unit's LCD display (LCD).
Spontaneous (S) mode tells the machine to start blowing at IPAP pressure with no specific interval set. The machine must wait and detect a break in the breathing cycle before reacting, switching from exhalation to inhalation. If a backup rate is needed, then the unit will need a time interval setting and will be marked 'Yes' on the Timed property.
Timed (T) or Spontaneous Timed (ST) modes provide a customizable backup rate that forces the machine to switch from exhalation to inhalation. In ST Mode, the machine monitors the breathing cycle and switches from EPAP to IPAP once the backup time is met or whenever the break is detected through the sensors; whichever occurs first. The time aspect is only meant to act as a backup respiratory rate to the (S) function (see Spontaneous). This is used for patients with central sleep apnea, or those who need non-invasive mechanical ventilation.
|Designed For Her|
These machines were designed with a woman's lifestyle in mind.
DeVilbiss offers free firmware upgrades for the IntelliPAP Series of CPAP machines. For example, The AutoAdjust update allows existing owners to add SmartCode and SmartFlex technologies. You can check for the most recent firmware update here: Model DV5 Series Firmware Updates.
Once you have downloaded the firmware software, use the IntelliPAP CPAP to PC Firmware Upgrade Serial Cable to upload your DeVilbiss firmware to the machine from your computer. The cable connects to the back of the CPAP and to any PC serial port on your computer.
IntelliPAP users must have a PC serial port available for the firmware upgrade to work. The DeVilbiss software only supports a serial connection; USB-to-USB or other connections will not work. If your computer does not come with a serial port, CPAP.com provides a USB male to Serial male (9-pin) DB-9 RS-232 adapter that allows users to update their IntelliPAP CPAP machines through your computer's USB port. If you do not have a serial port available, then you will need to buy both cords together: IntelliPAP Firmware Upgrade Cable with USB-to-Serial PC Adapter.
Here are some basic instructions on how to install a firmware update once you have downloaded the software to your PC:
A bacteria filter will not install directly to the air outlet port on the IntelliPAP Heated Humidifier. The filter is too bulky and there is not enough space. IntelliPAP humidifier owners can order the FlexiTube Angle Adapter for CPAP and BiPAP Machines to provide a spacer between the humidifier and the bacteria filter. Your CPAP hose can then fit onto the other end of the bacteria filter.
5 Year Manufacturer IntelliPAP Machine Warranty
DeVilbiss offers an industry leading 5 (five) year manufacturer warranty on IntelliPAP machine orders placed on or after 2/15/2012.
3 Year Manufacturer IntelliPAP Humidifier Warranty
DeVilbiss offers a 3 (three) year manufacturer warranty on IntelliPAP Humidifier orders placed on or after 2/15/2012.
The following is a listing of IntelliPAP error codes and their meanings:
|E01||Read Setting Error. Stored prescription settings are corrupted. Unit is in fail-safe state (blower off) when this error displays. See Troubleshooting and Service Instructions to correct fault, or return unit for repair.|
|E03||Motor Error. Unit attempts to drive the motor, but the blower is not spinning (zero motor speed). See Troubleshooting and Service Instructions to correct fault, or return unit for repair.|
|E04||Locked Rotor Error. Average motor speed is low, while the motor current is high, for several seconds. See Troubleshooting and Service Instructions to correct fault, or return unit for repair.|
|E06||Motor Runaway Error. Motor speed is high and the pressure and total flow are low (close to zero) for a fixed period of time. See Troubleshooting and Service Instructions to correct fault, or return unit for repair.|
|E07||Motor Fault Error. The motor control chip fault output goes active low for a fixed period of time. See Troubleshooting and Service Instructions to correct fault, or return unit for repair.|
|EA0||Internal DataFlash Memory Failure. Internal DataFlash memory not recognized or not working. Unit must be returned for service. Critical error that will show up on the PAP LCD display. PAP Still functional.|
|EA1||Master Time Stamp Not Advancing. Real time clock not initialized or has failed. Unit must be returned for service. Critical error that will show up on the PAP LCD display. CPAP Still functional.|
Please note: The manufacturer warranty is voided by water damage or misuse of the machine.
"This machine is the second BiPap machine I have owned, and I have been under treatment for sleep apnea for nearly ten years. I really didn't realize that my first machine had gone downhill as badly as it had. This machine represents a quantum leap forward in technology and I have been very satisfied with it."
"Bought this to replace my five year old Respironics BiPap, and it works just fine, and came at a much better price. Also, small size makes it ideal for a travel machine as well."
"I bought this machine for travel. I like it so much that I am using it every night instead of the large machine that I have had for years."
"For some reason the machine comes on as soon as I plug it in and does not wait for me to press the on/off switch. This is inconvenient as I am still finishing my pre-bed routine. I also thought the machine switched itself off if no one was breathing into it or if the blower found no resistance. It seems to keep going for the minute or so that I tested it. The machine is wonderfully quiet, all one can hear is the air moving through the tubes. My wife is very impressed."
"Love everything about this machine! Controls, Noise level, reliability, size, humidifier design, etc. Fantastic! Don't hesitate to buy!"
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.
All CPAP masks work with all machines.
We provide our customers with many tools to make informed decisions about their machine purchases. Options include:
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:
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 / BiPAP / APAP 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.
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.
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:
Exhalation relief is a comfort feature offered by two manufactures which reduces the air flow at the time of exhalation making the breathing process more natural.
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.
There are some other suggested actions to care for your machine:
CPAP machines which record full data (such as AHI and leak info):
CPAP software allows the downloading of information from certain CPAP machines. Information on breathing, pressure levels delivered, apneas, etc. is available to help determine the effectiveness of CPAP therapy. Software is not required to operate a CPAP machine. CPAP Software also provides more data than obtained through the on screen display or SmartCode. The CPAP Software also allows you and your doctor to drill into any night of data recorded and view the data on an hour by hour basis.
Some CPAP manufacturer maintains a proprietary software package that is only compatible with their machines.
Here is a list of each manufacturer and the name of its related full data software:
There are two types of software available: Compliance software, and Advanced software.
Compliance software provides data such as patient hours, total machine operating hours, your pressure setting, and pressure relief information. Advance software includes compliance data and provides more detail such as AHI (Apnea/Hypopnea Index), Leakage, most pressure used, and a detailed usage histogram.
Compliance software is available with some standard CPAP machines. Advanced software is available with most top of the line CPAP machines, APAPs, and Bi-level machines as well.
Software data can be interpreted by your physician or clinician. There are also many websites and search engines available to help you research the sleep apnea related terms which will provide you more knowledge in managing your own cpap therapy. CPAPtalk.com. our free Sleep Apnea forum is a great resource for CPAP users who want to understand their condition and take control over their health.
A BiPAP, also referred to as a Bi-Level or VPAP, alternates blowing two set pressures, a higher pressure for inhalation and a lower pressure for exhalation.
A BiPAP ST Machine is a non-invasive ventilator. ST stands for Spontaneous Timed.
A BiPAP has two set pressures but some patients require a back up timed response in which the BiPAP will initiate a breath if a breath is not taken within the set timed parameters.
For example, a BiPAP ST might be set with an inhale pressure of 10 and an exhale pressure of 5 with a BPM (BPM=Breath Per Minute) of 12. A BiPAP ST will not breathe for you but will initiate a breath if you do not inhale 12 times a minute.