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    PR System One Heated Humidifier

    PR System One Heated Humidifier

    Rain-out and water damage are large contributors to machine failures. The PR System One humidifier and water chamber are breakthroughs in delivering consistent humidity without compromising water management. System One and Dry Box Technology make it possible for the PR CPAP machines to be virtually spill-free. This humidifier can be tilted, shaken, or turned upside down without water leaking back into the device. Even with a chamber filled to the "Full" indicator line, this unit can be transported safely and reliably.

    Manufactured by Philips Respironics.

    Rain-out and water damage are large contributors to machine failures. The PR System One humidifier and water chamber are breakthroughs in delivering consistent humidity without compromising water management. System One and Dry Box Technology make it possible for the PR CPAP machines to be virtually spill-free. This humidifier can be tilted, shaken, or turned upside down without water leaking back into the device. Even with a chamber filled to the "Full" indicator line, this unit can be transported safely and reliably.

    Product Features

    System One Humidity Control

    System One Humidity Control Technology analyzes ambient temperature and patient airflow to reach relative humidity at the mask. This prevents rain-out from occurring inside the CPAP tube. System One is the first solution in the industry that accounts for room humidity. Sensors inside and outside the CPAP machine closely monitor changes in humidity and prevents condensation from forming inside the tube.

    Dry Box

    Several unique designs are incorporated into the humidifier to prevent water from exiting the chamber. To start, Dry Box acts as a reservoir for any water ingress between the machine and humidifier. Also, the air outlet port has been moved from the side of the humidifier onto the top. This centers the entire delivery; minimizing the total water displacement around the hole. The water chamber is outfitted with a one-way valve, between the machine and the humidifier. In the event that the unit is moved, water that manages to escape the chamber gets trapped within the Dry Box.

    This product is the Heated Humidifier for the PR System One line of machines. The machines are sold separately. This heated humidifier is compatible with the following machines:

    Please Note: This humidifier is not the heated tube humidifier for use with the System One 60 Series line of machines by Respironics. If the heated tube humidifier is needed, click here: PR System One 60 Series Heated Tube Humidifier. More information on how to identify the series of machine is available on the Important Tips tab of this page.


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    Specifications

    This Product Includes...

    • Humidifier
    • Chamber

    Product Specifications

    Material Components of Metal Plates on Humidifier and Inside Chamber: Anondized Aluminum

    Temperature Operating: 41° F to 95° F (5° C to 35° C)

    Temperature Storage: -4° F to 140° F (-20° C to 60° C)

    Relative Humidity: 15 to 95% (non-condensing)

    Atmospheric Pressure Operating: 77 to 101 kPa (0 - 7500 ft.)

    Atmospheric Pressure Storage: N/A

    Dimensions: 8.25 in. L x 8.75 in. W x 4.0 in. H (21 x 21.9 x 10.3 cm)

    Weight (with water tank empty): Approximately 1.2 lbs (< 1kg)

    Water Capacity: 325 mL (1 1/3 cups) at recommended water level

    Standards Compliance: This humidifier is designed to conform to the following standards: IEC 60601-1 General Requirements for Safety of Medical Electrical Equipment EN ISO 17510-1 Sleep Apnea Breathing Therapy Devices

    AC Power Consumption: 100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 1.7 A max.

    Type of Protection Against Electric Shock: Class II Equipment

    Degree of Protection Against Electric Shock: Type BF Applied Part

    Equipment Type: IPX1: Drip Proof Equipment

    EMC Operation: Continuous

    Electromagnetic Compatibility: The device meets the requirements of EN 60601-1-2, 2nd edition.

    Heater Settings: 1 to 5 (104° to 158° F / 40° to 70° C)

    System One Relative Humidity:

    • Setting 1 = 80-90%
    • Setting 2 = 70-80%
    • Setting 3 = 60-70%
    • Setting 4 = 50-60%
    • Setting 5 = 40-50%

    Pressure Drop with Humidifier: (max.) 0.3cm H2O at 60 LPM flow

    Humidity Range: 10 to 40 mg H2O/l

    LED Type: Type 1 per IEC 60825-1

    Disposal: When necessary, dispose of the humidifier in accordance with local regulations.

    Warranty Length:

    • Heated Humidifier - 2 Years
    • Water Chamber - 90 Days

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    Manufacturer Note

    • A valid prescription is required for the purchase of this product.
    • Philips Respironics products are for sale only to patients within the U.S. and not to other third parties or businesses.
    • 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

    Humidifier Modes
    PR System One Heated Humidifiers Version 1.22 or higher have two modes:

    • Classic
    • System One Humidification

    NOTE: The version of software installed on a machine is displayed on the screen when the unit is plugged into an outlet. The Humidification settings are displayed only when a PR System One Heated Humidifier is attached to the machine.

    Classic Mode
    The CPAP user who wants to control the heat setting on the humidifier should select "Classic" mode settings C1,C2, C3, C4 or C5. The "C" in front of the humidification setting indicates "Classic". This allows you to set the level of humidification.

    System One Humidification Mode
    The CPAP User who wants to allow the technology of the System One Humidification to set the level of humidification delivered based on the humidity present in the room air should select "System One Humidification". The humidification setting will show 1 - 5 but WITHOUT a "C" preceding the number.

    Heating Off
    If set to zero “0”, the humidifier will act as a Passover Humidifier.

    Accessing Humidification Settings:

    1. Humidifier must be attached to the machine
    2. Access the Set Up menu
    3. Scroll down the menu offerings to locate: "System One Humidification"
    4. If set to "On", the technology will set the amount of humidification delivered to the system based on the setting of 1 -5 with 1 being the least and 5 being the most
    5. If set to "Off", the user controls the heat setting based on C1-C5 with C1 being the lowest heat and C5 being the highest heat.

    Maximum Fill Level Tips

    • Do not fill the water tank above the maximum fill line. Damage to the humidifier or therapy device may occur. If the water tank is overfilled, water may leak out of the tank inlet (located on the back of the tank) when installing the tank lid.
    • Use only room temperature distilled water in the tank. Do not put any chemicals or additives into the water. Possible airway irritation or damage to the water tank may result.
    • Remove the tank, empty all water, and replace the empty tank before transporting the humidifier base.
    • Do not attempt to fill the water tank while it is inside the humidifier.
    • To avoid spilling, do not disconnect the humidifier from the therapy device with water in the tank. Remove the water tank from the humidifier before disconnecting the therapy device.
    • Do not turn the humidifier on without the water tank installed. The Humidifier number setting must remain on 0 if there is no water in the water tank.
    • The humidifier door must be set in the open position before removing the water tank. Do not remove the water tank without making sure that the humidifier door locks into the open position.
    • Do not move the humidifier while the water tank has water in it.

    How to Tell the Difference Between a 60 Series and 50 Series Machine

    1. Color
      • PR System One REMStar 60 Series Machines and Heated Humidifiers are charcoal gray with metallic silver side and instrument panels.
      • Original 50 Series PR System One units are dark gray with ivory colored side and instrument panels.
    2. Branding
      • The PR System One REMStar 60 Series Machines have the words "System One" in raised or embossed letters stamped in silver on both the machine and humidifier.
      • Original 50 Series PR System One units do not have raised lettering, the branding information is painted onto the unit.
    3. Machine and Humidifier Connections
      • PR System One REMStar 60 Series Machines and Heated Humidifiers have a 6 pin connection between the machine and humidifier.
      • Original 50 Series PR System One Units have a 4 pin connection between the machine and humidifier
      • PR System One REMStar 60 Series Machines and Heated Humidifiers have a mechanical connection between the machine and humidifier
      • Original 50 Series PR System One Units have 2 tabs on the humidifier that fit into 2 slots on the machine.
    4. Model Number Reference
      • PR System One REMStar 60 Series Machines label identification example: the label on the bottom of the PR System One REMStar 60 Series Auto CPAP lists: "REMStar Auto"; "REF" of 560P; and Serial Number identified by "SN". The number 560 references the part number of the machine.
      • Original 50 Series PR System One Machines label identification on the bottom of other versions of System One machines lists: Machine name; "REF" that does not have the number "6" in the second position from the left; and Serial Number identified by "SN". For example the label on the bottom of a PR System One REMstar Auto CPAP Machine with A-Flex lists "REMStar Auto" and "REF" of 550P. The number 550 references the part number of the machine.

    Philips Respironics Part Number
    The part number of reference number used by PR for the PR System One Heated Humidifier is 1056209. The manufacturer lists an internal manufacturer number of "REF 1056215" on the bottom of the humidifier. That is for manufacturer use only. Per the manufacturer the part number for the PR System One Heated Humidifier is 1056209.

    Manufacturer Warranty

    This product comes with a 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty. CPAP.com will work with the manufacturer on your behalf if the product 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 product 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 Humidifiers are available for rental during the warranty process
    • Email updates will be sent to keep you informed as the product 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 Video & FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

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

    In our considerable experience of specializing in CPAP equipment we have found that patients who use a heated humidifier have a much higher rate of effectiveness to their CPAP therapy.

    There are three types of heated humidifiers:
    • Stand Alone Humidifiers
    • Integrated Humidifiers
    • Built In Humidifiers
    What is a passover humidifier?
    A passover humidifier uses a chamber of room temperature water with the CPAP to add moisture to the airflow and reduce irritation to the nasal passages.

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

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

    The advantages of an integrated humidifier are that it works very closely with the CPAP machine and is a compact unit that uses fewer parts.

    A disadvantage is that if it is being used as a passover humidifier it will produce less moisture because the surface area is typically smaller. An integrated humidifier will function only with the CPAP for which it was designed.

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

    An example of an integrated humidifier is the PR System One Heated Humidifier as seen below attached to a machine in the PR System One line. PR System One Heated Humidifier
    What is a built in humidifier?
    A "built in" humidifier is designed as a part of the CPAP machine and cannot be removed or separated from the CPAP machine. As with an integrted humidifier, it eliminates the need for a second hose or power cord. The water chamber can be removed for cleaning or replacement purposes.

    The advantage of a "built in" humidifier is it makes for a more compact unit with fewer parts. This design also helps to ensure therapy effectiveness by including the heated humidifier with the CPAP machine thereby providing comfort to the CPAP user.

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

    An example of a machine with a built in humidifier is the ICON Auto CPAP Machine with Built In Heated Humidifier and SensAwake as seen below. ICON Auto CPAP Machine with Built In Heated Humidifier and SensAwake
    What is a stand alone humidifier?
    A stand alone humidifier is a component that will work with any CPAP and does not attach directly to the machine. It has its own power cord and a short hose is used to connect it to the CPAP. Generally it will sit next to the CPAP machine and is slightly larger than an integrated humidifier.

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

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

    An example of a stand alone humidifier is the Fisher & Paykel HC150 Heated Humidifier as seen below. HC150 Heated Humidifier
    How do I care for my humidifier?
    To care for your humidifier simply empty and clean the water tank each morning. Only distilled water should be used in the humidifier to avoid mineral deposit build up. S9 Dishwasher Safe Humidifier Chamber
    What does a humidifier prescription need to say?
    A humidifier prescription must contain all of the following information:
    • One of the following words or phrases: "CPAP Humidifier", "Humidifier", "HH", "CPAP Supplies", "CPAP Mask", "CPAP", "Continuous Positive Airway Pressure", "APAP", "AutoPAP", "AutoSet", "Auto CPAP", "Auto Adjusting CPAP", "Self Adjusting CPAP", "BiPAP", "BiLevel", "VPAP", "BiPAP Auto", "BiPAP ST", "Synchrony ST", "VPAP ST"
    • Your physician's contact information
    • Your physician's signature
    • The patient's full name
    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: 1-866-353-2727, 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 rainout?
    Rainout is the accumulation of water in a CPAP tube due to warm moist air cooling and condensating on its way from your CPAP machine to your CPAP mask.

    The image below from Fisher & Paykel explains how rainout is formed. Warm moist air leaves the heated humidifier and travels down the CPAP tube. As the air travels down the tube the room temperature cools the tube and thereby cools the air traveling down the tube. As the air cools, it releases its moisture and condensation occurs, otherwise known as rainout.

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


    Conventional Humidification
    Why do I need to use distilled water with in my humidifier chamber?
    Use distilled water to help keep the humidifier chamber clean and mineral deposit free. Tap water should not be used as it will leave hard white mineral deposits in the chamber as the water evaporates, or it may lead to mold growth. Cases of lung disease have been connected to using contaminated well water in a CPAP humidifier.* Source

    If distilled water is not available where you live, use bottled water. It will be important to clean the chamber each morning, do not leave standing water the chamber between uses.
    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.
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