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    "I tried a less expensive filter with a more compact design. Bad move, this is the best for me."

    February 1, 2017

    "This product is fantastic--especially for those of us who don't clean it as often as we should. I can see the difference when I don't have them."

    February 14, 2017

    Product Overview

    When you use a CPAP machine, you're exposing yourself to dust, pollen, germs, and bacteria that can be found in the room you're sleeping in. While most CPAP machines use filters that are designed to reduce many of the irritants lurking in the ambient air, sometimes they need an extra layer of protection. That's where bacteria filters can help!

    Manufactured by AG Industries.

    Product Features

    Bacteria filters are designed to add an extra layer of protection to your CPAP setup and work by filtering out irritants that your regular CPAP filter misses. They're a great addition to your CPAP therapy regimen.

    Features & Benefits:

    • May Reduce the Likelihood of Illness
    • Breathe Only the Best Possible Air
    • Traps Microscopic Germs, Mold, and Irritants Your Regular Filter Misses
    • Compatible With Most CPAP Machines— Clips Onto Your Hose!
    • Disposable Bacteria Filter Designed to be Used Until Discolored

    May Reduce Likelihood of Illness

    Bacteria filters are designed to remove particles from your air that can make you sick, such as germs, bacteria, and mold. While it's no guarantee that you'll be able to prevent infection, having an added layer of defense can only help.

    Breathe Only the Best Possible Air

    Fall asleep breathing nothing but clean air! The bacteria filter is able to eliminate the irritants that your regular filter misses, giving you the absolute cleanest air possible. If you have allergies, you'll really appreciate how clean your air can be. Please Note: If you live in a high smoke environment, a bacteria filter will not be enough protection. For best results, do not smoke indoors.

    Designed for Use Until the Filter Looks Discolored

    The Generic Bacteria Filter is disposable and meant to be used until it looks discolored. The product featured here is for 10 Generic Bacteria Filters.

    Compatible With Most CPAP Machines— Clips Onto Your Hose!

    The Generic Bacteria Filter is compatible with most CPAP machines and clips onto your hose. Certain hoses are not compatible:

    • ClimateLineAir™ Heated Tube for AirSense™ 10 and AirCurve™ 10 Machines
    • PR System One Heated Tube for 60 Series Auto CPAP Machine
    • ClimateLine™ Tubing for S9™ and H5i™ Climate Control System
    • Thermosmart Heated Hose for 600 Series CPAPs
    • AirMini™ AutoSet 15mm Hose
    • DreamStation Go 12mm Micro Tubing

    This is because these hose brands, in particular, have ends that are non-standard and can't fit with the Generic Bacteria Filter. For more on machine and hose compatibility, please check the Important Tips tab.

    Return On Warranty Issues Only


    This Product Includes...

    • 10 Bacteria Filters

    Product Specifications

    • Micron Sizes:offers a 99.97% filtration at a 0.3 micron rating
    • Bacterial Filtration Efficiency: 99.99+%
    • Viral Filtration Efficiency: 99.99+%
    • Bacteria Filter Weight (Individual): 0.90 oz
    • Male Connector End Outer Diameter: 15mm
    • Female Connector End Interior Diameter: 22mm
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    Important Tips

    Cautionary Tips

    • Please Note: For children and those who are pregnant or breast feeding, the generic filter may contain phthalates which may cause adverse health effects.
    • For those using an APAP machine, the filter may cause airflow to become restricted. Those with an average pressure of 7cm H2O or less may be advised not to use the filter as an additional filtration system.

    Heated Hose Compatibility

    If using the heated tube designed for one of the following machines, the heated tube is not designed for use with the generic filter. These hoses have a specific end component which fits directly onto the machine. The bacteria filter will not have the unique connection point; therefore, the hoses are not compatible unless the filter is placed between the mask and the CPAP hose. Please Note: Adding the filter near the mask may increase the bulk of the interface.

    • ClimateLineAir™ Heated Tube for AirSense™ 10 and AirCurve™ 10 Machines
    • PR System One Heated Tube for 60 Series Auto CPAP Machine
    • ClimateLine™ Tubing for S9™ and H5i™ Climate Control System
    • Thermosmart Heated Hose for 600 Series CPAPs
    The Hybernite Rainout Control System is compatible because the filter fits between the hose and machine.

    Is it Safe to Use with a Heated Humidifier?

    The filter is safe for use with heated humidifiers. Though, it is important to remember, heated humidifiers can drip water into the filter. If water drips into the filter, moisture can clog the filter and result in less effective therapy. If the filter becomes wet, remove it from the machine and set out to dry. Dry time may vary.

    Filter and Machine Compatibility

    Due to the unique design of the AirMini™ device and the compatible CPAP hose, the AirMini™ is not engineered for use with this generic bacteria filter.

    While the generic filter is suited for a large number of CPAP machines, please note the following machines are also not designed for use with the filter due to the Auto On/Off feature which when paired with the bacteria filter have difficulty sensing airflow.

    • ResMed S8 Vantage
    • ResMed S8 AutoSet II
    • ResMed s8 VPAP
    • ResMed s8 VPAP Auto 25
    • ResMed VPAP Malibu

    Fit WITH or WITHOUT a Humidifier:

    The generic bacteria filter fits the air outlet port on the following machines; however, the fit is not snug when the humidifier is included. To create a strong connection with the following machines and their humidifiers, use the FlexiTube Angle Adapter for CPAP and BiPAP Machines to connect the filter to the device. This note pertains to the following machines with humidifier:

    • Zzz-PAP CPAP Machine
    • Puresom CPAP Machine
    • EVO 804 APAP

    The bacteria filter fits the air outlet port on the RESmart Machines when the humidifier is attached; however, the fit suffers when the machine is used WITHOUT the humidifier. The FlexiTube Angle Adapter for CPAP and BiPAP Machines is ideal for connecting the bacteria filter to the RESmart machines, even when the humidifier is not present.

    Tips for Troubleshooting Installation

    M Series Machine: If a Whisper Cap is used on an M Series machine without a heated humidifier, the Whisper Cap will not fit when an outlet bacteria filter is included. To use the Whisper Cap, the outlet bacteria filter, and the machine without the heated humidifier, add a Hose Quick Connect or a M Series Tubing Swivel between the CPAP machine and the bacteria filter.

    IntelliPAP Heated Humidifier: The area surrounding the IntelliPAP Heated Humidifier does not yield enough space for the outlet bacteria filter to connect to the unit. Attach the FlexiTube Angle Adapter for CPAP and BiPAP Machines to the humidifier to provide ample space for the connection. The CPAP hose fits onto the other end of the bacteria filter.

    Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

    The longevity of the bacteria filter is dependent upon environment. The filter should be replaced every 30 days or sooner if the filter fills with debris. Use a damp cloth to wipe the exterior of the filter only. Sleep therapy may be impacted if the in-line outlet bacteria filter becomes wet.

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