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    S8 Elite™ II CPAP Machine

    S8 Elite™ II CPAP Machine

    The S8 Elite II is the premium continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) model in ResMed's S8 series. The overall design has changed little, but major improvements can be seen in the quietness of the motor and the new Easy-Breathe technology. The Elite II is a compact, all-in-one system that is ideal for travel or the home.

    Manufactured by ResMed.

    The S8 Elite II is the premium continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) model in ResMed's S8 series. The overall design has changed little, but major improvements can be seen in the quietness of the motor and the new Easy-Breathe technology. The Elite II is a compact, all-in-one system that is ideal for travel or the home.

    Product Features

    The ResMed S8 Elite II is equipped with Easy-Breathe Technology along with new software, The CPAP now has a quieter motor and an improved EPR (Expiratory Pressure Relief) mode. The Easy-Breathe Technology is a new level in comfort and quietness. Use Version 3.5 or greater ResScan Software to check therapy effectiveness, compliance data, and periodic trends.

    • Users can choose a fixed CPAP pressure or an EPR mode 1 to 3 for maximum comfort with control. Adjusting the EPR settings allows the Easy-Breathe Technology to drop the pressure upon exhalation so that breathing feels more "natural". A pressure Ramp is also available and provides for a slow and comfortable increase to your pressure setting.

    • The S8 Elite II offers an improved motor that outputs only 24 decibels at 10cmH20 measured at one meter away. The S8 Generation One motors average 30 Decibels, making the new motors 75% quieter.

    • Fully customizable, the S8 Elite II has reminders for accessory replacements like your mask or machine filters. Take advantage of the remote downloading capabilities with the ResScan Data Card which provides comprehensive efficacy and usage data that helps you monitor critical trends on a breath-by-breath basis. The S8 Elite II allows for complete tracking and easy monitoring of patient therapy and compliance.

    • Compact and robust, the design of the S8 Series is portable and user-friendly, including Auto Altitude Adjustment to make sure the correct pressure is delivered when you travel.

    • The unit comes with a built-In power supply which automatically detects the DC input, which is ideal for travel. Please purchase the DC-12 Converter For S8 Machines.

    • Also included are the Ramp and settling options that enhance comfort and help improve compliance.


    Word of Caution to RESmed S8 and S8 II Machine Users

    YOU MUST USE the DC-12 Converter For S8 Machines when drawing power directly from a DC battery source (no inverter and no humidifier). Failure to do so can result in damage to your CPAP. ResMed S8 machines with a Humidaire heated humidifier (h3i and H4i) require a pure AC power source in order for the humidifier to work properly. The machine disables the humidifier when connected through DC Power. The machine and humidifier will both work properly only when connected to pure A/C power. You will need the DC to AC Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter to operate both.

    Specifications

    This Product Includes...

    • S8 Elite II Machine
    • 6 Foot Hose
    • Carrying Case
    • One Filter
    • Manual
    • ReScan Data Card
    • Power Cord

    Product Specifications

    • Pressure 4 to 20 cm H2O (.2 increments)
    • Ramp Time 0 to 45 min. (5-min. increments)
    • Starting Ramp Pressure 4 to CPAP; user adjustable
    • Dimensions 4.4" x 6.5" X 5.7" (112mm x 164mm x 145mm)
    • Weight 3 lbs
    • Filters Pollen
    • Device Set-Up LCD/Keypad
    • Data Storage Capacity Display: 365 days summary data and 5 nights detailed data (up to 500 events per session). Data Card: 180 days of summary data and 5 nights detailed data (up to 200 events per session)
    • Electrical Requirements 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz; 110 V, 400 Hz; 2.5A <140 VA (110W)(maximum power consumption). Instantaneous peak power consumption <340VA
    • Operating Altitude Sea level to 8500Ft (2591 m)
    • Humidification Optional Integrated Heated Humidifier or Pass-over Humidifier
    • DC Power Only use DC-12 Converter by ResMed for DC input or damage may occur.
    • Warranty 2 Year Manufacturer
    • Max Exposure Heat for Machine Machine should not be exposed to heat greater than 140 degrees Fahrenheit

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    Manufacturer Note

    • Some product images supplied by ResMed &copy; ResMed 2010 Used with Permission.
    • ResMed products are for sale only to patients within the U.S. and not to other third parties or businesses.
    • A valid prescription is required for the purchase of this product.
    • All services provided by CPAP.com, including advertisement, ordering, sale, delivery, instruction, and setup of the products are performed solely by CPAP.com and independently of the manufacturer.

    Important Tips

    Word of Caution to RESmed S8 and S8 II Machine Users

    YOU MUST USE a cord such as the DC Converter for S8 Machines in conjunction with any battery source, when using an S8 or S8 II machine. Failure to do so can result in damage to your CPAP.

    DC to AC Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter for Resmed S8 Machines

    ResMed S8 machines are required to use a pure sine wave AC power source when connecting through an inverter; particularly, the ResMed S8 Compact is not DC compatible and must plug into a wall socket. The DC to AC Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter Second Gen provides clean AC power to any CPAP. You will need this product to operate the S8 Compact or any other S8 machine using the standard AC plug.

    Cool Down Feature

    All S8 and S8 II CPAP Machines utilize a "Cool Down" feature that runs the CPAP Motor up to 1 hour after turning the machine off. The motor helps to cool off the humidifier plate. You may hear a "faint blowing sound" when you turn the machine off. However, you can unplug the power cord and allow the heater plate to cool without airflow.

    SmartStart

    SmartStart enables your device to start automatically by breathing into the mask. Leak alert indicates when a high mask leak is present. If you have enabled Leak Alert, the SmartStart feature automatically becomes disabled. You cannot have both features enabled.

    Humidification

    The S8 AutoSet II and Elite II are compatible with the Humidaire 3i and the Humidaire 4i Heated Humidifier, but the CPAP machines were manufactured BEFORE the H4i was manufactured. When setting either machine, please note that H3i will appear on the display.

    Leak Alert

    Leak alert indicates when a mask is leaking as a result from a poor seal, open mouth or the complete removal of a mask. The alert is audible as well as visible on the machine's LCD display. This is one of the loudest and audible alerts on the market!

    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 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 S8 Series CPAP machines operate 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.

    Battery Power for S8 Elite II

    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 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.

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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 machine that meet your criteria. Get started here:

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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.

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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.

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    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 they ease up to their pressure.
    What is exhalation relief?
    Exhalation relief is a comfort 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.

    There 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 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.
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