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    ResMed S8 AutoSet Vantage™ EPR™ Auto CPAP Machine

    ResMed S8 AutoSet Vantage™ EPR™ Auto CPAP Machine



    This item has been discontinued by ResMed in the United States. Our price is limited to the quantities on hand.

    The ResMed S8 Autoset Vantage is the premium device in the S8 series. It is designed for use during travel or every night at home.

    It provides many options and comfort features not available on standard CPAPs. The Auto-Adjust mode will allow the machine to find your ideal pressure moment by moment and with data capabilities, compliance and tracking of your therapy help to make this machine a very effective choice for treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

    Manufactured by ResMed.



    This item has been discontinued by ResMed in the United States. Our price is limited to the quantities on hand.

    The ResMed S8 Autoset Vantage is the premium device in the S8 series. It is designed for use during travel or every night at home.

    It provides many options and comfort features not available on standard CPAPs. The Auto-Adjust mode will allow the machine to find your ideal pressure moment by moment and with data capabilities, compliance and tracking of your therapy help to make this machine a very effective choice for treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

    Product Features



    The ResMed S8 AutoSet Vantage offers the following features.
    • Greater Breath by Breath Comfort Than Standard CPAPs due to the many built-in comfort options.

    • Choice of fixed CPAP, EPR or AutoSet modes for tremendous versatility in therapy and comfort choices.

    • Optional Heated Humidification Integration with flip-top lid and no separate power cord.

    • Access To Night By Night Data with Optional ResScan Software simplifies follow-up and allows for complete tracking and easy monitoring of patient therapy and compliance.

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

    • Fully customizable reminders for accessory replacements (mask, filters, etc.) and provider callbacks adding to the overall convenience of the S8 Vantage machine.

    • Inbuilt power supply and auto mains switching or DC input is ideal for travel.

    • Ramp and settling options enhance comfort and help improve compliance.

    • All In One, Hassle Free Package.

    The difference between Respironics C-Flex and ResMed EPR is discussed in the second article of our December 2005 newsletter. These two features are not the same and it is important to understand their differences.

    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...

    • Resmed S8 Vantage APAP Machine
    • 6 Foot Hose
    • Carrying Case
    • One Filter
    • Manual
    • ReScan Data Card
    • Power Supply
    • Power Cord

    Product Specifications

      Performance
    • Operating Pressure Range 4-20 cm H2O (.2 increments)

      Data Storage
    • Data Options Usage, AHI, Events and Pressure
    • Via Cable 365 sessions of summary data, five sessions of detailed data.
    • ResScan Data Card 180 sessions of summary data, five sessions of detailed data.
    • Menu Display Some data available via LCD menu

      Dimensions
    • H X W D 4.6" X 6.5" X 5.7" (112 mm x 164 mm x 145 mm)

      Weight
    • Flow Generator 2.9 lb (1.3 kg)

      Power Supply Input Range
    • Range 100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz, 12V or 24V DC via ResMed DC converter

      Housing Construction
    • Housing ConstructionFlame retardant engineering thermoplastic

      Environmental Conditions
    • Operating Temperature+41 deg F to +104 deg F (+5 deg C to +40 deg C)

      Air Filter
    • CompositionTwo layered, powder-bonded, polyester non-woven fiber

      Air Tubing
    • CompositionFlexible plastic
    • Length 6'6" (2 m)

      Max Exposure Heat for Machine
    • Machine should not be exposed to heat greater than 140 degrees Fahrenheit

    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

    Manufacturer Note

    • Some product images supplied by ResMed © 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 THE DC12 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.

    You should be aware that some interface devices with narrow tubes, such as the Nasal Aire or the Breeze with Nasal Pillows, may have an impact on the ability of this and other auto CPAPs to accurately respond to airflow restrictions during use.

    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.

    A ResMed DC-12 Converter For S8 Machines must be used with the 12 volt jack. Any other cable will likely cause a machine failure.

    CPAP machines come with a six foot hose, a travel bag and manuals. Masks are not included and must be purchased separately. We will be happy to help you with sizing and offer suggestions on current popular masks.

    Do not run this machine on a regular AC to DC inverter. A pure sine wave inverter must be used. We sell these on the website.

    The EPR and Auto features cannot be used simultaneously.

    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.

    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 AutoSet Vantage

    DC12 Converter for S8 Machines

    ResMed S8 Series CPAP machines 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. This cord is ideal for travel by recreational vehicle, boat, or any external DC batter that is equipped with a cigarette lighter plug.

    CPAP.com Battery Kit for S8 Machines

    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 DC12 Converter for S8 Machines, the cable needed to power most ResMed S8 CPAP machines.

    Respironics Battery Kit for S8 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 DC12 Converter for S8 Machines, the cable needed to power most ResMed S8 CPAP machines.

    CPAP Video & FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What is the difference between the S8 Autoset II and the S8 Vantage?
    The S8 Autoset II has EPR, whereas the S8 Vantage does not. Additionally, the S8 Autoset II is 7 db more quiet than the S8 Vantage.
    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
    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

      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
    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.

    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 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 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 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.
    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 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 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.
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