ICON Auto CPAP Machine with Built-In Heated Humidifier and ThermoSmart Heated Hose
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ICON Auto CPAP Machine with Built-In Heated Humidifier and ThermoSmart Heated Hose by Fisher and Paykel takes features from the SleepStyle line of CPAP machines and combined them to enhance patient comfort and provide a personalized treatment system. ThermoSmart Technology makes Fisher & Paykel a leader in humidification.
NOTE: The Heated Hose is included in the price of this machine.
ICON Auto CPAP Machine with Built-In Heated Humidifier and ThermoSmart Heated Hose is an improvement over Fisher & Paykels SleepStyle 200 Auto Series of machines. The ICON Auto incorporates both SensAwake pressure relief and and ThermoSmart humidification in a streamlined body. The built-in heated humidifier and heated hose delivers condensation-free humidification at the touch of a button. The ICON Auto is ideal for home or travel and comes with an alarm clock and music playing ability.
- Auto Algorithm
- SensAwake Pressure Relief Technology
- ThermoSmart Heated Hose
- SmartDial - Sleep Data & Functions
- Alarm Clock & AlarmTunes
- Ramp Feature
- Auto Altitude Adjustment
- Travel Size
The ICON Auto is designed to deliver on-demand pressure. As sleeping habits can vary daily, the ICON Auto uses a flow-based auto-adjusting algorithm to continually check for flow limitations, apneas, and hypopneas on a breath-by-breath basis. When an event occurs, the Auto algorithm begins to increase pressure until the obstruction clears or the maximum pressure setting is reached. Fisher and Paykel has a benchmark comparison of the ICON Auto and other auto-adjusting CPAP machines on the market.
SensAwake is a pressure relief technology that addresses user intolerance for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy. Comfort is critical during an awakened state, particularly for new users who have difficulty returning back to sleep when CPAP pressures are high. SensAwake monitors CPAP airflow and reduces pressure levels when respiration becomes irregular. Irregular breathing is a general marker that a user is transitioning from a sleep state to an awakened state. This personalized treatment prevents users from awakening and ultimately improves therapy effectiveness.
Please note: SensAwake will only be available for the Icon Auto in CPAP mode for versions lower than 2.0. If your Icon Auto is a version 2.0 or higher the SensAwake will be available in APAP or CPAP mode. To determine which version you have, you will need to be in the Clinical Menu of the machine, select the "wrench" icon and move the dial one over to the right. The version of your Icon Auto will then appear.
ThermoSmart Humidification & Heated Hose
Under normal circumstances the air you breathe is naturally heated as it travels through your nasal passages. CPAP therapy works against this natural humidification. CPAP airflow drys the nasal passages and can lead to congestion and mouth breathing. Typical heated CPAP humidification helps re-saturate therapy air, but effectiveness is restricted by ambient temperatures. As the room cools, most humidifiers cannot keep relative humidity levels at the mask, usually resulting in condensation forming in the CPAP hose. ThermoSmart Technology delivers custom levels of high humidity that are maintained throughout the night, regardless of ambient temperature. The ICON uses sensors that track ambient room temperature to reduce condensation.
To maximize the ICON's capabilities, Fisher and Paykel offer an optional heated breathing tube that works in conjunction with ThermoSmart Technology. This heated CPAP hose contains copper coils embedded in tubing and is 76.5 inches in length. These coils conduct heat and can provide a constant temperature throughout the hose. The optional ThermoSmart breathing tube virtually eliminates rain-out and condensation in a CPAP hose.
As an added benefit, ThermoSmart can also help lower overall therapy pressures. As higher levels of humidity start to relieve swelling within your nasal passages, resistance to therapy pressures can decrease and lower levels of therapy may become effective.
Alarm Clock & AlarmTunes
The compact design and clock functionality makes the Fisher and Paykel ICON an ideal substitute for the bedside night stand. The ICON incorporates a single SmartDial that uses a "Press-Turn-Press" principle. Turn the dial to access efficacy data from the display or set the built-in alarm clock and music playing ability with the AlarmTunes function.
A ramp is a feature that starts the air flow at a pressure lower than the prescribed pressure, giving the user time to fall asleep comfortably. The Icon Auto ramp can be activated for a 20 minute period by pushing in and holding the SmartDial button for 3 seconds when the machine is blowing air. The ramp pressure will start at 4 cmwp or 1/3 of the prescribed pressure, whichever one is greater. PLEASE NOTE: The length of the ramp and the starting pressure of the ramp cannot be changed.
SmartDial: Sleep Data & User Functions
Responding to feedback Fisher & Paykel has made access to user information and data easier. The default menu for the Icon is the Simple Mode which can be reached by pressing the SmartDial on the front of the machine. Here are a few of the features available through the SmartDial:
- Ramp: With machine air flowing, press and hold for 3 seconds to turn on ramp.
- Humidity: Turn smart dial to select desired humidity and press again to select the level.
- Sleep Data: Press and hold for 7 seconds, turning the dial to move through compliance information.
ICON Replacement Parts & Accessories
This Product Includes...
- ICON Auto CPAP Machine
- Water Chamber
- 2 Disposable Filters
- Soft Carrying Case
- Power Cord
- SmartStick Card
- ThermoSmart Heated Hose
Pressure Range 4-20 cm H2O (.5 increments)
Dimensions (Machine): 6.3 x 6.7 x 8.7 in (160 x 170 x 220 mm)
Dimensions (Carrying Case): 6.5 x 7.0 x 13.5 in (165 x 178 x 343 mm)
Weight: 4.8 lb (2.2 kg) Packed Weight: 8.7 lb (4.0 kg)
Performance Pressure Range: 4 to 20 cmH2O
Ramp Time: 20 minutes
Noise Level: < 29 dBA
Water Chamber Volume: 420 mL
Power Input: 100 - 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Ambient Temperature: 41 to 95 °F (5 to 35 °C)
Humidity: 5 to 95% Relative Humidity
Altitude:Automatically adjusts 0 to 9,000 ft (0 to 3,000 m)
Optional Heated Hose Length : 76.5 inches
Device Memory: 365 Sessions of summary data and 400 hours of detailed efficacy data
Required Settings: This machine does not have required settings.
Unless instructed otherwise, CPAP.com will leave the Icon Auto at the default settings of:
- Pressure Range: 4-18 cm H2O
- Menu Style: 1 (Simple Mode)
- SensAwake: On
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Icon Ramp Function
The ramp feature on the Icon Auto is a set length of time, 20 minutes. It cannot be adjusted by the user. The starting pressure of the Icon Auto is set by the machine based on the prescribed pressure. It will start at either 4 cmwp or at 1/3 of the prescribed pressure. The machine will use the larger of those two numbers.
For instance, if a machine pressure is set to 9 cmwp the ramp would start at 4 cmwp since 1/3 of 9 is 3 and 4 cmwp is the minimum setting. As another example, if a the prescribed pressure of a machine is 18 cmwp would start at 1/3 of 18 or 6 cmwp because 6 is greater than 4.
Using the ramp is an optional feature and not required. To start the ramp process once the machine is blowing air, press and hold the SmartDial for 3 seconds to start the ramp process.
As of February 2014, the ThermoSmart Heated Hose is included with the Icon Auto CPAP Machine.
Fisher & Paykel updated the Icon line of machines in 2013. The color of the machines changed from light gray to dark gray but the size and shape of the machine is unchanged.
Machine Menu Note
The default menu setting on the Icon machines is "Simple Mode". This is a simplified menu for easier use. When the machine is in this mode and turned on, all other menu options will be hidden and the only visible setting will be the heated humidifier humidity which can be adjusted by turning the dial.
To take the units out of this mode, follow these steps:
- Hold down the middle button an turn the dial clockwise until a menu appears. The menu will look like dots around the right side of the display. Once that menu appears, the button and dial can be released.
- Without pressing the button, turn the dial to the 3 o'clock position. At this point the screen will read "MENU" and have a number "1" displayed in the middle.
- Press the button and release, which will make the number "1" blink.
- Turn the dial to adjust this from "1" to "2".
- Press and release the button again to save this change.
- Turn the dial back to the 12 o'clock position then press and release the button to exit this menu.
- Once changed, turning the dial will allow you to scroll through the menu options and view them easily.
ThermoSmart Heated Hose Cleaning: Wash the heated hose using a mild soap and warm water. Rinse well with clean water and allow to air dry out of direct sunlight. The thermosmart hose may be submerged while cleaning, however it must be allowed to completely air dry before reconnecting to the CPAP machine.
Icon Machine and Humidifier Cleaning: Disconnect the machine from the power outlet prior to cleaning.
- Daily Cleaning:
- Remove the long tube from the machine.
- Wash the tube in warm soapy water. Rinse in clear running water and hang to dry.
- Remove the chamber lid and remove the chamber, discard any remaining water.
- DO NOT remove the rubber seal from the chamber.
- The chamber may be washed in a dishwasher or hand washed with mild detergent, rinsed and dried.
- Weekly Cleaning - In addition to the steps above:
- Remove the chamber, elbow and outlet seal.
- Fill the chamber with a solution of one part white vinegar to two parts water and allow to soak for 10 minutes.
- Rinse the chamber well and dry, or wash the chamber in the dishwasher.
- Disconnect the elbow from the machine by grasping the elbow and pulling out from the machine.
- Remove the outlet seal by pushing it into the machine through the opening created once the elbow is removed.
- Wash the elbow and seal in mild detergent using warm water. Rinse well and dry.
- Reinstall the outlet seal, then snap the elbow onto the back of the machine.
- Replace the chamber and lid.
Heating Plate Note
The heating plate of the Icon Auto may feel warm after the machine has been turned off. This may be residual heat resulting from the humidifier being very well insulated. Adding to this warmth, the power supply for the machine is directly under the heating plate, and even while in standby mode it can generate enough power to cause warmth when touched.
If the Smartstick for the ICON Auto will not lock into place, try removing the stick completely and reinserting which should allow the stick to re-lock into the machine. The SmartStick works in conjunction with software available only to doctors and sleep clinics.
Please Note: If using the InfoSmart software, an error message may appear stating that personal info does not match. Please contact your physician for support to have your information added and updated in the software if this error occurs.
Data Reporting and Sleep Sessions
The sleep session period for data reporting on the Fisher & Paykel Icon line of machines runs from noon one day to noon the next day. The time set on the machine determines "Noon". As an example, the sleep data related to a use session running from 11 PM at night to 7 AM the next morning will display after noon that day. Likewise, if the machine were used during an afternoon nap from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM today, the data would display after noon the next day.
Compatibility with Breeze Masks
The Breeze masks feature a connection that can sometimes easily slip out of the end of a hard cuffed hose, such as the ThermoSmart Heated Hose which is included with the ICON machines. To make this connection snug and prevent the mask connection slipping out, the addition of the FlexiTube Angle Adapter is necessary. Please add this item to your cart when ordering if you are purchasing or currently use a Breeze mask and plan to use it with a hard cuffed hose such as the ThermoSmart Heated Hose.
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
- If sending in machine for warranty consideration, ship only the unit that is malfunctioning, along with the power cord. Do not ship the carrying case or hose
- 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.
The ICON Auto CPAP machine 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.
The Portable Outlet CPAP Battery will work with any CPAP machine, so you'll never have to worry about compatibility. It converts the stored DC power to convenient AC outlet power. Just plug in with your machine's power supply! The Portable Outlet can also power other electronic devices, including TVs, stereos, blenders-- anything! It also has USB charging ports for your cell phone or tablet.
Weighing in at only 1.7 pounds the Freedom Battery is a terrific option for travel. The 150W Sine Wave Inverter must be purchased separately with the Freedom Battery, otherwise it will not be able to power your machine. This lithium ion battery meets UN Manual Test and Criteria requirements for travel. The Freedom Pack includes many accessories and a handy carry case designed to allow the the cords to be attached with the battery inside the case.
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The ICON is a terrific machine - this is my second one, and it performs as promised. Great pressure adjustment, easy to use, simple to set up - and the humidifier is outstanding. Love the heated hose and the display/clock. I am sold on these, and hope they never disappear - this is my third Fisher & Paykal machine, they are outstanding! more...
Worked great for the warranty period. Then shortly thereafter, began having breakdowns. It wouldn’t come on after it was unplugged for any length of time, then suddenly would fire back up. I became nervous every time I traveled with it or if the power went out, as I knew it would mean I may or may not have any sleep that night. The machine finally gave out due to capacitors giving out on it, which has been a known issue and can be found online. Stay away. more...
I’ve had two of these machines in the last 7 years. It’s great until it stops powering up. I found recall information on the internet due to this issue and emailed the company. They blew me off saying that recall was for machines made before 2010 and the new machines don’t have the problem anymore. Wouldn’t even call and speak to me. Two random machines with the same power failure in 7 years...I don’t think so. I’m not giving them another dime. more...
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Works quite well, and is a good value for the amount it cost.
The soft plastic parts within the CPAP are outgassing a harsh plastic toxic smell. I would wake up in the middle of the night and I have to stop CPAP because the smell was so bad. I've gone back to my old CPAP such as it is. It has been about 10 months since my purchase and I hoped that the smell would dissipate over time but it is as bad as ever. more...
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Basic FeaturesManufacturerFisher & PaykelResMedPhilips RespironicsTypeAPAPAPAPAPAPWarranty2 Years2 Years2 YearsSound Level29 dBA26.6 dBA25.8 dBAQuietYesYesYesManuals IncludedPatientPatient/Quick SetupPatient
DimensionsTravel SizedYesYesYesUnder 3 lbsNoYesYesMachine Weight4.8 lbs2.751.56 lbsEntire Weight8.7 lbs5.1 lbs4.37 lbsEntire Size6.3" x 6.7" x 8.7"10.04" x 4.75" x 5.91"11.7" x 7.6" x 3.3"Entire Package Size6.3" x 6.7" x 8.7"13.24" x 10" x 5"15" x 8.5" x 5.5"Machine Size OnlyNANA6.2" x 7.6" x 3.3"
Humidifier FeaturesHeated HumidifierBuilt InHumidAirDreamStation HumidifierBuilt-In HumidifierYesYesNoHeated Humidifier TypeBuilt InBuilt InIntegratedAmbient Rainout ReductionThermoSmartAutoClimateControlDreamStation Heated TubeIntegrated Heated HoseYesClimateLineAireYesHumidifier Water Capacity420 mL380mL325 mL
Pressure FeaturesAuto Pressure AdjustmentYesYesYesPressure Range4-20cm H204-20cm H2O4 - 20 cm H2OEPAP Pressure RangeNoNAN/AEasy BreathingSensAwakeAutoSet with EPRA-FlexRampYesYesYesCPAP ModeYesYesYesLeak CompensationYesYesYesMax Operating Altitude9,000 ft8,500 ft7,500 ft
Power FeaturesDirect Battery OperationNoYesYesVoltage Range100-240V AC100-240V100 - 240V ACOptional DC CableNoYesYesIntegrated BatteryNoNoNo
Software FeaturesAdvanced Software/DataOSYesMSD/OSData CardYesYesYesOptional SoftwareInfosmartResScanDreamMapper
Additional FeaturesAuto Altitude AdjustmentYesYesYesAuto ON/OFFNoYesYesMask Off AlertNoNoNoSpontaneousNoNoNoTimedNoNoNoDesigned For HerNoNoNoBack Lit DisplayYesYesYesBacklight Shuts OffYesYesYes