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    IntelliPAP AutoAdjust Travel CPAP Machine with SmartFlex

    IntelliPAP AutoAdjust Travel CPAP Machine with SmartFlex

    Save $37.95 on the ComfortLine Heated Tubing when you buy the IntelliPAP. Click the "Customize & Buy" button below to view more discounts.

    The IntelliPAP is DeVilbiss' next generation APAP machine. This unit is backed by a 5 Year industry-leading warranty along with a history of reliability. The IntelliPAP AutoAdjust System is versatile and comes equipped for use during travel or at home. Now with SmartFlex, the AutoAdjust provides exhalation relief along with smooth, transitioning pressure when needed. It is one of the quietest machines on the market and with SmartCode, the IntelliPAP can generate therapy reports through the Internet.

    Manufactured by DeVilbiss.

    12% of AutoCPAP Machine product buyers choose this product.

    Save $37.95 on the ComfortLine Heated Tubing when you buy the IntelliPAP. Click the "Customize & Buy" button below to view more discounts.

    The IntelliPAP is DeVilbiss' next generation APAP machine. This unit is backed by a 5 Year industry-leading warranty along with a history of reliability. The IntelliPAP AutoAdjust System is versatile and comes equipped for use during travel or at home. Now with SmartFlex, the AutoAdjust provides exhalation relief along with smooth, transitioning pressure when needed. It is one of the quietest machines on the market and with SmartCode, the IntelliPAP can generate therapy reports through the Internet.

    Product Features

    The DeVilbiss IntelliPAP AutoAdjust CPAP System is designed to optimize therapy effectiveness. Take advantage of the APAP's ultra-sensitive snore detection and self adjusting pressure based on apnea/hypopnea detection. There are three large buttons for CPAP users to operate the device. When travel is a concern take advantage of the compact design allowing the APAP, humidifier, hose and accessories to store away in its travel bag. Packed with features, the APAP is programmed with:

    • Adjustable apnea/hypopnea detection
    • Automatic Altitude Adjustment
    • Pressure Ramp
    • SmartCode compliance tracking
    • Auto ON/OFF
    • Reminder Alert
    • Backlit LCD
    • Easy-to-Follow CPAP user Menu
    • Battery Backup Option

    SmartFlex Technology

    DeVilbiss jumps into the enhanced comfort market with the introduction of SmartFlex. This unique exhalation relief function provides three levels of customizable pressure reduction and six rounding options to tailor the transition between inhalation to exhalation. Like many existing pressure reduction technologies, SmartFlex lowers exhalation pressure by 1cmH20 per level (up to 3 cmH20), allowing users to breathe easier against their therapy pressure. What sets the IntelliPAP apart is its transitional rounding feature that prevents the user from experiencing adverse IPAP/EPAP pressure changes. When pressure drops during exhalation, the increase back to the prescribed therapy setting can disrupt the sleep cycle. In similar technologies, users may find themselves struggling against the transition and lose the benefits of exhalation relief. Now, SmartFlex's rounding function makes pressure comfort technology virtually seamless.

    DeVilbiss has provided a chart that compares the IntelliPAP SmartFlex technology to both ResMed's EPR and Respironics pressure relief technology: Exhalation Relief Competitive Comparison Chart

    SmartCode

    SmartCode is a simple and easy way to review your sleep performance without the need to purchase software. Starting the day after your first treatment, the IntelliPAP machine begins to display SmartCode messages on your machine's LCD screen. Each message is a unique encrypted code containing the results of your sleep therapy. The IntelliPAP quickly confirms compliance using the Adherence Score. Doctors use the Adherence percentage score to determine whether a user is in compliance with CPAP LCD (Local Coverage Determination). SmartCodes report Adherence based on the best consecutive thirty days of usage. Codes can be generated for the following calendar schedule:

    • 1 Day
    • 7 Days
    • 30 Days
    • 90 Days
    • Cumulative

    Optional Integrated Heated Humidifier

    Built for durability, the unit is water resistant, has a stainless steel heat transfer plate and a water chamber constructed of Lexan (polycarbonate resin thermoplastic). Use the optional heated humidifier to provide additional comfort and humidity for your sleep therapy. Powering the unit is achieved through docking with the CPAP, eliminating the need for bulky power adapters or extra hoses. The exclusive humidifier chamber is easy to remove and designed to maximize humidity with a larger surface area. DeVilbiss designed the chamber to hold enough water for a full night's sleep and along with the unique baffle design, the water chamber allows the airflow to collect more humidity. Even at the humidifier's highest setting, you can still expect a full 8 hours of humidification.

    Battery Backup Option

    The IntelliPAP machines use a separate connection for AC and DC power, allowing for the machine to be set up in a battery backup configuration. The included AC power cord can be plugged into an AC power source such as a wall outlet, and the optional IntelliPAP 12 Volt DC Power Cord can be plugged into a DC power source such as a battery. The IntelliPAP will use the AC power source by default, and if that source should fail, the machine will automatically convert to the DC power source, without any interruption in therapy. If the AC power source becomes available again, the machine will revert back. Please note that if using the heated humidifier, it will not function from DC power.


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    Specifications

    This Product Includes...

    • IntelliPAP APAP Machine
    • Carrying Case
    • 6 Foot Hose
    • 8 Foot Power Cord
    • Reusable Foam Filter
    • Disposable Fine Filter
    • Patient Manual

    Product Specifications

    The power supply is internal for the IntelliPAP line. There is no bulky power adapter or brick.

    Pressure Range 3-20 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 - Machine Alone (Without Humidifier) 4.2" H x 6.5" W x 6.9" D

    Dimensions - Machine with Humidifier Attached 6.4" H x 6.5" W x 8.4" D

    Dimensions - Travel Bag with Extension Closed: 9" H x 9.5" W x 6.75" D

    Dimensions - Travel Bag with Extension Open: 9" H x 12" W x 6.75" D

    Weight 2.75 lbs (CPAP Alone); 4.45 lbs (CPAP with Humidifier)

    On-Board Memory Therapy Data - 90 days; Usage Data - 3 years

    SD Card File Format Requirement: FAT16 (SDHC FAT32 is Not Compatible)

    Altitude Compensation Automatic - maximum height 9000 feet.

    Electrical Requirements 100 - 240 AC, 12volt DC

    European Voltage Usage Yes, outlet adapters required

    Required Settings: This machine does not have required settings.

    Unless directed otherwise, CPAP.com will leave this machine at the default settings of:

    • Pressure: 5-15cm H2O
    • SmartFlex: On/Full Time
    • Auto-Off: Off
    • Auto-On: Off
    • Delay Time: 20 minutes

    CPAP.com always offers these services:

    • 8 am to 10 pm CST Toll Free Phone and Email Support
    • 24 hour access to our CPAPtalk.com Support Forum
    • Learning Center for information on sleep apnea and cpap equipment
    • Consumer Purchasing Trends Reports
    • Warranty Services for all items purchased through CPAP.com
    • Insurance Compliant Invoices
    • Free Prescription Request System

    Important Tips

    Firmware Updates

    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:

      1. If a DV5M SmartLink Module is attached to the CPAP, be sure to remove before continuing.

      2. Connect the CPAP to a free serial port with cable DV51D-615 and apply AC power to the CPAP device.

      3. Close your web browser and all other open applications.

      4. Run the DV5xFirmware.exe application Note: No files will be permanently installed on your computer.

      5. The software will automatically search the computer serial ports for a supported CPAP device. If found, the "Connected CPAP Details" section will show information about the attached device.

      6. Click the "Start" button to begin the firmware update. The progress bar and status messages will be updated as the firmware update proceeds. Wait for the update to complete before using your computer. Do not run any other applications during the update.

      7. When finished, the software shows the results on the screen (OK or Fail). If the update was successfully completed, you can close the program by clicking the "Exit" button. If the update fails press "Start" to try again.

    On-Board Memory and SD Card Requirements

    The IntelliPAP AutoAdjust stores up to 90 days of therapy data and up to 3 years of usage data. If an SD memory card is used to retrieve data from the machine it must be a file format of FAT16. CPAP.com offers this card: SD Memory Card for IntelliPAP Machines as an option. SD cards with other formats, such as an SDHC card formatted for FAT32, will not work with the IntelliPAP machine.

    Bacteria Filters

    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.

    Hose Length Settings

    The IntelliPAP AutoAdjust CPAP has two hose length settings: 6 ft and 10 ft. If using an 8 ft hose, the manufacturer recommends using the 6 ft setting. The machine will still automatically adjust to the correct pressure using this setting with an 8 ft hose.

    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.

    • If the order date for an IntelliPAP machine is 2/15/2012 or later it carries a 5 year manufacturer warranty.
    • If the order date for an IntelliPAP machine is 2/14/2012 or earlier it carries a 3 year manufacturer warranty.

    3 Year Manufacturer IntelliPAP Humidifier Warranty

    DeVilbiss offers a 3 (three) year manufacturer warranty on IntelliPAP Humidifier orders placed on or before 2/14/2012.

    • If the order date for an IntelliPAP Humidifier is 2/15/2012 or later it carries a 5 year manufacturer warranty.
    • If the order date for an IntelliPAP Humidifier is 2/14/2012 or earlier it carries a 3 year manufacturer warranty.

    The following is a listing of IntelliPAP error codes and their meanings:

    Error Code Description
    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.


    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 10101 Stafford Centre Drive, 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

    The DeVilbiss IntelliPAP 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.

    IntelliPAP 12 volt DC Power Cord

    The IntelliPAP Series 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.

    Important Note: If using the heated humidifier with the IntelliPAP series, the units cannot be operated from DC power. A modified sine wave inverter of at least 120VAC is necessary to power both the machine and humidifier from a DC power source. CPAP.com carries two inverters that would be compatible:

    300 Watt DC to AC Power Inverter

    400 Watt DC to AC Power Inverter

    Battery Backup Option

    Because the IntelliPAP machines use a separate connection for AC and DC power, they can be set up in a battery backup configuration. The AC power cord is plugged AC power source such as a wall outlet, and the optional IntelliPAP 12 Volt DC Power Cord is plugged into a DC power source such as a battery. The IntelliPAP will use the AC power source when available, otherwise will convert to the DC power source, without any interruption in therapy. If the AC power source becomes available again, the machine will revert back. Please note that if using the heated humidifier, it will not function from DC power.

    C-100 Travel Battery Pack for CPAP Machines

    Weighing in at only 1.16 pounds the C-100 Battery is a terrific option for travel. Plus, the C-100 comes with a DC cable and connector peg suitable for use with the IntelliPAP AutoAdjust Travel CPAP Machine with SmartFlex so no need to purchase a separate DC cable. This lithium ion battery meets UN Manual Test and Criteria requirements for travel. The C-100 Pack includes many accessories and a handy carry case designed to allow the the cords to be attached with the battery inside the case.

    Respironics Battery Kit for IntelliPAP Machines.

    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 IntelliPAP 12 volt DC Power Cord.

    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.
    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

      APAP Comparison Chart

      BiPAP Comparison Chart

    • 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

      APAP (Auto Adjusting) Machine Category

      BiPAP (Two Pressure) Machine Category
    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

      Compare All CPAP Machines

    • 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

      Compare All APAP Machines

    • 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.

    Which CPAP masks work on which machines?
    All CPAP masks work with all CPAP, APAP, and BiPAP machines.
    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 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 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 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)
    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.

    What are the CPAP, BiPAP and Sleep Apnea related billing codes?
    • EO601 RR is CPAP rental.
    • E0601 NU is CPAP purchase.
    • A7034 is CPAP nasal mask, including all nasal masks, Nasal Aire, Breeze, Spiritus.
    • A7034 is CPAP Nasal mask cushion.
    • A7030 is CPAP Full Face mask.
    • A7031 is CPAP Full Face mask cushion.
    • A7044 is CPAP Oral Interface.
    • A7027 is Hybrid brand
    • A7028 is Hybrid cushion
    • A7029 is Hybrid nasal pillow
    • A7027 is Liberty Brand
    • A7028 is Liberty cushion
    • A7029 is Liberty nasal Pillow
    • A7046 is CPAP Humidifier Chamber.
    • A7037 is CPAP tubing, long and short hoses.
    • A7038 is CPAP disposable filter.
    • A7039 is CPAP gross particle (foam) filter.
    • A7035 is CPAP headgear.
    • A7033 is CPAP nasal pillows.
    • A7036 is CPAP chinstrap.
    • E0561 NU is CPAP Passover Humidifier
    • E0562 NU is CPAP Heated Humidifier
    • E0470 RR is BiPAP rental.
    • E0470 NU is BiPAP purchase.
    • E0471 RR is BiPAP-ST rental.
    • E0471 NU is BiPAP-ST purchase.

    Other CPAP items are listed under E1399, which is miscellaneous.
    Will my CPAP operate overseas?
    An adapter may be required to plug a US power cord into a wall outlet in a foreign country. CPAP.com sells an assortment pack of World Traveler Power Adapter Plugs, which allow CPAP machines to plug into different types of wall sockets found in different countries.
    All the models CPAP.com sell contain power converters that enable the machine to operate on any AC current from 100 to 240 volts without any adjustment.
    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 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 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 change the pressure setting of my machine?
    When a physician orders a pressure change, or a patient moves to an area with a very different altitude and does not have an altitude compensating machine, there are a number of ways to ensure you are receiving CPAP therapy at the correct pressure.

    Sleep laboratories and sleep disorder centers may be willing to make this pressure change. Just call a local hospital or ask your physician to recommend a sleep lab. Be sure to take your prescription.

    A second way is to do it yourself. We sell manometers that are very portable, accurate, and simple to use. All the machines we sell come with instructions on how to set pressure to physician orders. Most patients have little trouble doing this themselves. If you need help we can talk you through the procedure. Contact us by phone at 1-800-356-5221.

    Gauge Manometer (for pressure measurements)

    Fisher and Paykel Water Column CPAP Manometer with HC325 Chamber

    A third option is to ship the machine to us with the new prescription. We will set it and ship it back.

    It is the law and good common sense to run all sleep disorder devices at the prescribed pressure. If you think your prescribed pressure is wrong, talk to your physician.
    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.
    Why might I prefer an APAP machine?
    Some CPAP users find it more pleasant to breathe with an APAP than with CPAP. The pressure delivered by an APAP machine automatically changes as needed to deliver the minimal pressure required to maintain the airway. The pressure delivered by a CPAP machine is set to a single pressure, the highest necessary to keep the airway open as determined during the sleep study. This is the case even when the higher pressure is needed only a fraction of the time.
    What does an APAP prescription need to say?
    An APAP prescription must contain all of the following information:
    • One of the following words or phrases: "APAP", "AutoPAP", "AutoSet", "Auto CPAP", "Auto Adjusting CPAP", "Self Adjusting CPAP", "CPAP" or "Continuous Positive Airway Pressure" or similar term.
    • Your physician's contact information
    • Your physician's signature
    • The patient's full name

    An APAP prescription may contain the following information:

    • Your pressure range (Optional, Not Required)
      • Example: 4-20 CM/H20
      • Example: 4-20
      • Example: 6-18 CM/H2O
      • Example: 6-18

    CPAP prescriptions are accepted for Auto Adjusting (APAP) machines.
    How do I prepare for power outages with CPAP?
    There are a lot of back up battery choices out there that can give you peace of mind in case of a power outage. The Transcend Travel CPAP Machine has Battery Options available that can set up as a fail-over, back up battery. Review the 'Power' Tab on the machine page.

    CPAP.com sells Battery Packs to accompany your machine if an integrated battery is not available. Visit CPAPtalk for more advice specific to your needs, or view this past thread on the topic here.
    Will my CPAP operate on DC / battery power?
    All CPAPs will operate on DC power with the use of an Inverter to change the current from DC to AC before it reaches the machine. However, many will operate on DC power without the need for an inverter, just a power cord that plugs into the CPAP and ends in a cigarette lighter plug.

    Inverters do require a lot of power. If you need to use an inverter to run your machine on battery power, the inverter will probably take about half the life off the battery.

    To determine if your CPAP will operate without an inverter, look for a DC outlet on the machine, either at the back or on the side, with a single opening directly in the center. It should be labeled "DC Power" or similar term. You can also review our Compare Charts to see if your machine has a optional DC cable option.

    Here is a video describing different DC cable and battery options for various machines:

    What type of battery should I use?
    For longer battery use, we suggest using a deep-cycle marine battery to power the machine. A deep-cycle marine battery is heavier than the oridinary battery, but it has many advantages. The battery is easily found at auto shops and it provides power to the machine for an extended period of time. For example, a CPAP machine set at 10 cm H20 and charged on a deep-cycle marine battery will usually last three nights before it needs to be recharged.

    Charging the machine from a car battery is another option. When charged from a car battery, the machine will last nearly eight hours before needing to be recharged. Please Note: It is possible that the car battery will not be able to start the next morning due to the draw of energy consumed by the machine.

    There are small, portable battery packs that will operate a CPAP set at 10cm for at least one night, or about eight hours. CPAP.com sells full Battery Kits that come with everything needed to run your machine off battery power including the correct cables needed for your machine and a battery. You can find the battery kit for your machine Here. On each battery kit page, you can input your machine and pressure setting to see an estimate battery life for your machine.
    How do I prepare for plane travel with CPAP?
    Your CPAP does NOT count against your carry on limits. Allow for an additional 10-20 minutes in security, not likely but it happens. If airport personnel ask about the CPAP, let them know politely that it is a medical device (a CPAP unit). Most of them understand what it is and that it is an exception to the normal rules. We provide a luggage tag for CPAP systems: http://www.cpap.com/productpage/medical-identification-luggage-tag-cpap-equipment.html

    You can use your CPAP on board, just use batteries or make sure you're seated by a power outlet. You can call or reserve one of these seats online with most airlines. Alternatively visit Seat Guru , a website that works with most major airlines.

    Be sure to bring spare parts and a back up mask. If you're in a bind, CPAP.com delivers all over the US and to most international destinations.
    How do I prepare for international travel with CPAP?
    To prepare for your international travel, be sure to:
    • Check the voltage of your destination. You may need a plug adapter for your machine.
    • It is recommended to pack spare parts for your equipment. CPAP.com can ship to most destinations around the world, but you may not want the additional wait and cost.
    • Review the general Travel Tip found in this section.
    What reports are shown when using SmartCode?
    The IntelliPAP AutoAdjust generates advanced user data. The IntelliPAP Standard only generates basic compliance information. See the image below for a complete breakdown of the reports available for each type of IntelliPAP. See a Sample Report.

    SmartCode Comparison
    What are SmartCode Report Definitions?
    This is a list of report topics generated when using SmartCode to track therapy effectiveness.

    Usage Threshold: Determines the minimum amount of time that the patient must use the device, in order to be logged as compliant. Device settings allow for 4 or 5 hours, with 4 hours being the default setting. This setting can be changed in the device clinical set-up menu.

    Adherence Score: Shows the maximum adherence achieved for any period of thirty consecutive days of use within a ninety-day time frame. The score represents the percentage of days, within thirty consecutive days, when usage met or exceeded the 'Usage Threshold.' The Adherence Score reports the 'best' consecutive thirty days of usage. For example, if the 'best' 30 out of the last 90 days show 22 days used above the usage threshold and 8 days below the threshold, then the Adherence Score would show 73% (22/30). For this calculation, the usage must be continuous hours and longer than the Usage Threshold.

    Days at Least X Hours: Shows the number of days in the timeframe where the total usage within each day is at least X hours. "X" represents the 'Usage Threshold' setting in the patient's device. For this calculation, all usage within a 24-hour period is recorded.

    % Days at Least X Hours: Shows the percentage of days in the timeframe when the total usage within each day is at least X hours. The "X" represents the 'Usage Threshold' setting in the patient's device. For this calculation, all usage within a 24-hour period is recorded.

    Day Count: Shows a count of days for each timeframe. If, for example, the 90-day code is collected at day 45 of therapy, then the "Day Count" for this code will be 45 days. In most cases, however, the day count is equal to the days in the code's timeframe(s).

    While Breathing Hours: While breathing hours are only available within the last-day timeframe and with the cumulative code. This measurement shows the total hours of use.

    95th Percentile Pressure: AutoAdjust pressure was at or below this pressure 95-percent of the time it was in use.

    90th Percentile Pressure: AutoAdjust pressure was at or below this pressure 90-percent of the time it was in use.

    AHI: Apnea/Hypopnea Index (AHI) represents the average number of apneas and hypopneas per hour for the timeframe.

    Pressure Plateau Time: Represents the percentage of time the AutoAdjust spent at the upper pressure setting. A value of 10% or more indicates a possible need to raise the upper pressure setting to allow higher pressures.

    High Leak Flow Time: Shows the percentage of time when a leak was above 95 liters per minute. A value of 10% or more indicates that the mask fit should be checked.

    NRI: Non-Responding Event Index (NRI) represents the average number of non-responding events per hour. A non-responding event is a respiratory event that is detected but by design does not result in a pressure change during AutoAdjust therapy.

    EPI: The Exhale Puff Index (EPI) is the number of exhale puff events detected per hour. Exhale puffing is caused by inhaling through the CPAP system and exhaling through the mouth.
    How do I install the SmartLink Module?
    There are three (3) tabs that attach the SmartLink Module to the DeVilbiss IntelliPAP CPAP Machine. Image of SmartLink Module's adjoining face. Also, there is a release button located on the same side as the oximeter and data cord connections.

    The top 2 'tabs' and connector must be aligned first, then the last tab can be slid into place. If all 3 are aligned at once, the module will not attach properly. Typically, there will be an audible 'clicking' noise when the module is fully attached. Verify that all points are connected by lightly pulling on the module after installation.

    If you are receiving an "EA1 Module Fault Contact Provider" message on your IntelliPAP screen, your SmartLink module is not properly attached.
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