Curasa Auto CPAP Machine with EUT
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Curasa Auto CPAP Machine Overview
Featuring a truly integrated optional heated humidifier, the Curasa Auto CPAP Machine with EUT leaves a minimal footprint for use at home or away.
The Cursa Auto is no longer available, but we recommend the DreamStation Auto with Heated Humidifier as a suitable alternative. The DreamStation Auto is one of the quietest machines on the market today. The included humidifier keeps therapy air warm and moist so that your sinuses will dry out less and you'll be more comfortable.
The Curasa Auto CPAP Machine with EUT is a sturdy machine that features modern features to make therapy more comfortable. This is an auto-adjusting machine that will adjust on a breath by breath basis to provide the optimal pressure needed.
- Optional Integrated Humidifier
- Small Footprint & Design
- EUT Exhalation Relief
- Advanced Data Recording
- Auto On Off
- Power Out Alarm
Optional Integrated Heated Humidifier
The Curasa Auto CPAP Machine features slots on one side of the machine for the humidifier to latch in to. Rather than having a humidifier with a chamber that is taken in and out, the Curasa humidifier chamber is the humidifier. All electrical components are built in to the bottom half of the chamber. A short jumper cord attaches the humidifier to the machine making for an overall small system.
Small Design & Footprint
The Curasa Auto comes in at 7 1/8 in L x 4 5/8 in W x 3 1/2 in H, making it roughly the size of a ITEM???. With the optional humidifier attached it measures 9 in L x 7 3/4 in W x 4 in H, which will leave a relatively small footprint on a nightstand. The machine weighs 2.4 lbs alone and 3.3 lbs with humidifier and connector tube.
EUT Exhalation Relief
The Curasa Auto features EUT (Expiratory Unloading Technology) an exhalation relief function like many other popular machines. Exhalation relief can make therapy more comfortable and feel more natural. The EUT feature can be set on one of three different levels from a light amount of relief to a larger drop in pressure when exhaling. The EUT feature can also be set to 0 which turns the feature off entirely.
Advanced Data Recording
The Curasa Auto will record up to 365 nights of the following therapy information to the on-board memory and can be transferred to the included data card and viewed using the OPTIONAL AutoManager software:
- Apnea Index
- Hypopnea Index
- Snore Index
- Leak Rate
- Flow Limitation Information
Auto On / OFF Feature
The Auto On / Off feature allows the Curasa Auto to detect when the mask is on the user and he or she is breathing. The machine automatically begins providing the therapy air stream without having to press a button. This feature may be turned off if desired.
If the AUTOON feature is set to off and the mask is removed or there is a significant mask leak while the machine is blowing air, the mask off alarm will sound. The alarm can be silenced by pushing the up and down arrow keys and by turning the blower off.
Power Out Alarm
If the power goes out while the Curasa APAP machine is running, the machine sounds an alarm to notify the user of the disruption in power. To silence the alarm press the power key. The power out alarm will also sound if the power cord is disconnected from the wall outlet while the machine is running. The power out alarm function cannot be turned off.
This Product Includes...
- Curasa Auto CPAP Machine with EUT
- Power Supply and Cord
- 6 Foot Hose - 22mm Diameter
- 2 - Filter Cassettes with Fine & Foam Filters Installed (1 Cassette In Machine)
- Travel Bag
- Data Card
Pressure Range: 4 - 20 cm H2O (0.5 cm increments)
Ramp Time: 0 - 60 mins
Sound Level: 27 dBA
Weight - Machine Alone: 2.4 lbs
Weight - Machine with Optional Humidifier and Connector Tube: 3.3 lbs
Weight - Machine with Optional Humidifier, Connector Tube, and Power Supply with Cord: 4.26 lbs
Weight - Machine with Optional Humidifier, Connector Tube, Power Supply with Cord in Carry Bag: 5.82 lbs
Weight - Power Supply with Cord: .95 lbs
Dimensions - Machine Alone: 7 1/8 in L x 4 5/8 in W x 3 1/2 in H
Dimensions - Machine with Optional Heated Humidifier and Connector Tube: 9 in L x 7 3/4 in W x 4 in H
Dimensions - Carry Bag: 13 1/2 in L x 9 1/4 in W x 7 in H
Dimensions - Power Supply Brick: 5 1/2 in L x 2 1/2 in W x 1 1/2 in H
Length - Power Supply with Power Cord Attached: 160 in
Electrical Requirements: 100 - 240V AC, 50/60 Hz, DC 24V
Leak Compensation: Yes
Electromagnetic Compliance: EN 60601-1-2
Machine Alarms: Power Off; Mask Off
Sound Rating - Power Off Alarm: 65 dB
Sound Rating - Power Failure Alarm: 65 dB
Operating Altitude: Up to 9800 ft (Auto-adjusting)
Operating Temperature Range: 41° - 95° F (5° - 35° C)
Transporting/Storage Temperature Range: -4° - 131° F (-20° - 55° C)
Operating Relative Humidity Range: 10% - 93% (non-condensing)
Transport/Storage Relative Humidity Range: 10% - 93% (non-condensing)
Data Recording Length - On-board Memory (Date and Time Must be Set): 365 Days (Can be transferred to the included SD card and viewed using the optional AutoManager software)
SD Card File Format: FAT32 File System
Software Compatibility: Window System Only, 32 & 64 bit
Required Settings: This machine does not have required settings.
Unless directed otherwise, CPAP.com will leave this machine at its default settings of:
- Mode: Auto
- EUT: 0 (Off)
- Pressure Range: 10 - 20 cm H2O
- Ramp: 0 mins (Off)
- Auto On: Off
Warranty: 2 Years
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The user manual included with this machine can be viewed and downloaded here: Curasa Auto CPAP Machine.
Important Note About EUT Setting on the Curasa Auto-Titrating Machine
The manufacturer selected EUT 0 (OFF) as the default setting for the Curasa APAP. Follow these steps to change the EUT setting on the Curasa Auto CPAP:
- Make sure the device is unlocked.
- A dash signifies the device is locked, while a star represents an unlocked machine.
- If the device is locked, use two fingers to simultaneously press the up and down arrow keys for approximately three seconds.
- With the device unlocked, use the up and down arrow keys to scroll through the display screen.
- Stop scrolling, when MODE appears on the screen.
- Please Note: The data will appear slightly different based on the type of machine. On the APAP machine, the words: Mode, CPAP, and EUT0 show on the screen.
- When selecting to change the mode from CPAP to APAP, navigate the star symbol next to the word 'MODE'.
- Press enter by selecting the curved arrow button found on the right side of the machine. The word will begin to flash.
- After the mode has been determined, press the curved arrow to finalize the choice.
- When selecting to change the EUT setting, make sure the star symbol is next to the word EUT.
- Press the curved arrow to begin changing the pressure setting. The word will begin to flash.
- Using the up and down arrow, navigate from EUT 0 to EUT 3. EUT0 is written to show the pressure setting is OFF. The range EUT1 to EUT3 is used to represent the smallest drop in pressure at exhalation (EUT1) to the largest drop in pressure at exhalation (EUT3).
- Finalize the selection with the curved arrow button.
Tips for the OPTIONAL Humidifier
PLEASE NOTE: The heated humidifier is NOT included with the purchase of the machine. It may be included at the time of adding the machine to the cart.
Humidifier Cleaning Instructions:
- DO NOT immerse the humidifier platform (bottom) or jumper cord in water or any other fluids.
- DO NOT wash in a dishwasher.
- Turn off the device and allow the humidifier and water to come to room temperature - approximately 15 minutes.
- Disconnect the humidifier jumper cord from the machine.
- Disconnect the connector tube between the device and humidifier.
- Remove the humidifier from the side of the device by pushing up on the humidifier to slide it off the device.
- Remove the cap or top of the humidifier chamber.
- DO NOT get the BOTTOM of the humidifier and jumper cord wet with water or any other liquids.
- Clean the BOTTOM of the chamber using a damp cloth.
- The TOP or cap of the humidifier chamber may be washed in clear running water.
- Allow both the TOP and BOTTOM to air dry, out of direct sunlight.
- Empty water chamber after each use session and allow to air dry.
Disconnecting the Humidifier: Always allow the humidifier and water to cool BEFORE removing the humidifier. Unplug the jumper cord from the machine. Remove the connector tube between the device and humidifier. To remove the humidifier from the machine, push up on the humidifier so it slide off the device.
Daily Care of Humidifier: After each use, empty the water from the humidifier chamber. Allow the chamber to air dry out of direct sunlight. DO NOT immerse the humidifier bottom or base in water or any other liquids. DO NOT wash in a dishwasher.
Filter Care & Opening the Filter Cassette
- With the filter end of the machine facing you, remove the cassette from the machine by lifting the tab on the left side of the cassette.
- Once the cassette is removed from the machine hold it in front of you with the black filter facing you oriented with the long sides of the cassette parallel with your body.
- Hold the short sides of the cassette by the frame edges using both hands.
- Place the flat balls of your thumbs against the outside edges of the black filter.
- Aim the white side of the filter way from you and towards a table or bed in case the cassette back pops out with force.
- Applying even pressure with both thumbs, push with the balls of the thumbs to force the back of the cassette to pop out of the frame.
- The black foam filter should be washed weekly, allowed to dry completely and reinstalled. It should be replaced around every 6 months.
- The white fine filter cannot be washed and should be discarded and replaced monthly.
- The black foam filter goes into the cassette frame first so it will be facing the out when the cassette is reinstalled.
- The fine filter is placed in the cassette frame second so will be facing the inside of the machine when the cassette is reinstalled.
- Snap the back of the cassette into place.
- Insert the cassette into the machine with the flat side of the frame facing out and snap into place.
- The black filter should be seen when looking at the back of the machine.
Transferring On-Board Memory
Use the following steps to transfer data from the machine's on-board memory to the included SD card to be viewed using the OPTIONAL AutoManager software:
- If not already inserted, first insert the SD card into the data card slot on the back of the machine
- With the machine plugged in and on, use the up or down arrows to navigate to the menu option "DATA TO MC NO"
- With this option selected, press the enter (curved arrow) button once. The option should start to flash.
- Press the up arrow once to change the option to "YES".
- Press the enter (curved arrow) button once to save this option.
- While the machine is transferring data from the on-board memory to the SD card, it will display "WRITING....." on the screen. Do not press any buttons during this time.
- When the transfer is complete, "SUCCESS" will be displayed on the screen. Press the enter (curved arrow) button to return to the home screen.
- The data card can now be removed, and the data now on the card can be viewed using the OPTIONAL AutoManager software.
If the status shows "DATA ERR" or "ERROR" on the display during the writing process, try uninstalling the SD card and reinstalling, then try the writing process again. If the error persists, try a new SD card.
The Curasa machines do not have a setting for a slim or 15mm hose. Only a standard 22mm hose should be used.
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 email@example.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 13235 N Promenade Blvd Stafford, TX 77477
- Do not return accessory items such as the carry bag, hose or power cords
- 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.
Curasa Machines Work with Domestic and International Voltages:
The Curasa CPAP Machine and OPTIONAL Heated Humidifier operate on 110v to 240v AC. There is no need to changes fuses or switches to operate on 240v, only an appropriate plug adapter for the country. CPAP.com offers the World Traveler Power Adapter Plugs as an option for operation in many European and Asian counties.
DC Operation With Inverter:
Want to use the Curasa machine while away from AC power? Although the Curasa machine has a DC port, at this time an appropriate DC cable is not available. CPAP.com is working to change that. This kit provides AC power to connect the Curasa's AC cord to the power inverter.
Respironics Battery Kit with 400 Watt DC to AC Power Inverter includes the 400 Watt DC to AC Power Inverter and the sealed lead acid Respironics Battery Pack.
Machine works eventually, but the instructions are totally incomprehensible. If you have a problem there is no point in looking at the manual. more...
I have used the Curasa CPAP machine on the "auto" setting (effectively used it as an APAP) for 4 nights. It is a solid, basic machine and it felt like it successfully adjusted to the pressure needed to avoid my apnea. However, although the Curasa supposedly records usage data internally, it does not display any information like a Apnea-Hypopnea Index after a night's sleep like my Resmed Airsense S10 does. That is the major reason for the 4-star rating. Supposedly you can download that information on the 2-gigabyte SD card that is provided, but to read that information on your computer you must purchase special software for an additional $30 or so. Thus, with the basic machine you get no feedback and you must already know what you are doing to use it correctly. I feel the software should at least be included with the package so that the user always has that feedback for adjusting his or her regimen for breathing therapy. Secondly , you must know if you need a humidifier or a heated air supply tube. I do not use a humidifier, but it is available as an option for an extra fee and would attach directly to the side of the basic Curasa machine. However, I do not see any provision for a heated tubing connection (as there is on the Resmed Airsense 10), so if you need a heated tubing, you should probably buy a different machine. I am curious how well the EUT adjustment for lowering the air pressure during exhalation will work as the concept seemed to be quite good, but I have not tried that feature yet. Compared to my Resmed Airsense 10 machine, I noticed that the fan blower noise coming up the hose was slightly louder and seemed to change pitch on inhalation versus exhalation, which was distracting until I got used to it . I also noticed a curious acrid odor somewhat like burnt insulation during first use although that seemed to be abating somewhat with repeated use over the nights. The intake air filter is a black cassette with a washable, coarse-weave plastic mesh as the outside layer and a fine-weave Dispoable filter on the inside, which is the same dimensions as the replacement air filters I have purchased for my Resmed S10. One such filter cassette is installed in the machine and a second such cassette is provided in the packaging. The flexible air supply tubing that comes with the Curasa seems to be a standard, non-heated , lightweight 22 mm plastic tubing with standard sized connectors at each end. Also included is a 24-volt DC power supply brick that has a figure "8" type of socket for the cord that plugs into the 120 volt AC source. Finally, the Curasa comes with a rather nice black fabric carrying case with compartments for the air hose, CPAP machine, power supply brick, and your mask. That case with all materials is about 2/3 of the size of the case for my Resmed Airsense 10, and thus I will be using this machine when I travel. Cheers! more...
4 people found this helpful.
Purchased for travel. A tad bit large for travel, and case is a bit big to get in suitcase. But, BIG improvement over previous travel machine. Much quieter and easier to exhale. more...
4 people found this helpful.
I love it. It's nicely compact. It makes a funny noise when you disconnect, I.e., getting up to the bathroom, but I just turn it off for that duration. This could be a safety feature to wake you if something disconnects during the night. I purchased the software, which will allow me to see what rates I register during the night, but I haven't connected that yet. Note of a stong plastic odor for about the first 24 hrs of use. You may want to run it during the day before use to get rid of the plastic odor. I've been using it for about 6 days and there is no longer any odor. more...
7 people found this helpful.
Simple, small machine that does the job quietly! Also noticed that my snoring has reduced too when I use this device! more...
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Pressure FeaturesAuto Pressure AdjustmentYesYesYesPressure Range4-20- cm H2O4-20cm H2O4-20 cm H2OEPAP Pressure RangeNANANAEasy BreathingEUTAutoSet with EPRAutoSet with EPRRampYesYesYesCPAP ModeYesYesYesLeak CompensationYesYesNoMax Operating Altitude9,800 ft8,500 ft8,500 ft
Power FeaturesDirect Battery OperationYesYesNoVoltage Range100-240V AC100-240V100-240V ACOptional DC CableNoYesYesIntegrated BatteryN/ANoNo
Software FeaturesAdvanced Software/DataOSYesYesData CardYesYesNoOptional SoftwareAutoManagerResScanAirMini App
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