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CPAP.com - Zzz-PAP 'Silent Traveler' CPAP Heated Humidifier

    Top Reviews

    "Great deal, love this product. Has helped with dry itchy nose."


    May 2, 2008

    "Seems to work just find. The zzz-pap machine is very quiet. It is great for traveling."

    VERIFIED CPAP.COM CUSTOMER
    February 21, 2008

    Product Overview

    The ProBasics Zzz-PAP Heated Humidifier offers a mist of relief for CPAP users experiencing upper airway dryness. The humidifier features a small footprint that fits neatly with the Zzz-PAP sleep therapy devices, creating a very small, light, CPAP/heated humidifier combination.

    Manufactured by PMI Probasics.

    Product Features

    Improved Sound Dampening and Functionality

    • International Travel

      The circuitry within the humidifier has been upgraded to accommodate both 120v and the higher 240v, found overseas.

    • Humidity Temperature Control

      The control feature was re-engineered to address certain noises generated in its first version. This effort is to ensure a consistent temperature difference between the water and ambient air, minimizing condensation in the tubing ("rain out") and keep the humidification level constant throughout the night. Choose from six heat settings which set the temperature between 86° F to 130° F

    • Easy to Clean

      Comes with a detachable, dishwasher safe water chamber for trouble-free maintenance. Open the chamber with the always available Extraction Tool, stored on the humidifier.

    • Easy to use

      Features a rotary button that allows you to adjust heating level along with separate Power On and Heater On indicator lights. When the Heater Plate Switch is pressed against the water chamber, the orange heater indicator light acknowledges that the unit is ready for use.

    Specifications

    This Product Includes...

    • Humidifier
    • Chamber
    • Power Cord
    • Coupler
    • Chamber Key

    Product Specifications

    Operating Temperature: 50° F to 95° F
    Storage Temperature: -4° F to 158° F
    Relative Humidity 15 to 95% (non-condensing)
    Atmospheric Pressure Operating 609-768mmHg
    Dimensions:10" x 6.8" x 1.6"
    Weight: 1.37lb
    Water Capacity 450ml
    Power Supply: 110VAC and 220VAC 50/60Hz
    Pressure Drop: 0.2cmH20 @ 60LPM
    Heater Settings 1 to 6 from 86° F to 130° F

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    Important Tips

    As of December 2007, second generation devices are re-engineered with a new heat control system. The thermostat no longer generates a repeated 'clicking' sound. If you experience a constant clicking noise, please contact CPAP.com for a return authorization number. As a word of caution, some users who are sensitive to noise will hear the heating element once or twice an hour turn on and off.

    As of November 16th, 2009 the ProBasics Zzz-PAP integrated heated humidifier works on 110VAC or 240VAC. You will also need a set of World Traveler Power Adapter Plugs to connect with some international power outlets.

    As of March, 2012 the ProBasics Zzz-PAP integrated heated humidifier offers a minimum temperature of 86° F and a maximum temperature of 130° F.

    The outlet on the Zzz-Pap Humidifier Chamber is not of standard size. We have found that the hose quick connect and In-line Outlet Bacteria Filter will not secure properly to the humidifier outlet.


    Power Options

    AC power cord supplies power to both humidifier and CPAP. The sleep therapy device has short power cord jumper to go from humidifier to CPAP.

    This humidifier can only be powered by wall power, and cannot be powered by an external battery without the use of an inverter.

    CPAP Video & FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Are prescriptions required for mask, machine, humidifier, and Provent purchases?
    Yes. Federal law requires we have a valid prescription on file before we ship your mask, machine, humidifier, or Provent.

    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
    • Ask your doctor to fill out our prescription form. We have both a standard prescription form and a Provent prescription form.
    For more information on prescriptions, please see our Prescription Section of the Learning Center.
    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. A heated humidifier water chamber is much smaller than a passover humidifier water chamber.

    In our experience, it is common for CPAP users to report that their therapy is greatly enhanced by the use of a heated humidifier.

    There are three types of heated 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. The water is room temperature. In cold climates, the water temperature will drop causing the CPAP air to become very cold, and causing the amount of moisture to be reduced.
    What is an integrated humidifier?
    An integrated humidifier is used with a specific CPAP and fits directly onto the machine. For most heated humidifiers, this design eliminates the need for a second hose as well as a second power cord.

    An advantage of an integrated humidifier is that it works very closely with the CPAP machine to deliver humidification. Also, an integrated humidifier is a compact unit that uses fewer parts to provide moisture to the user.

    A disadvantage of the integrated humidifier is the user will receive less moisture when it is used with a passover humidifier. The smaller surface area effects the amount of moisture produced. Also, a integrated humidifier will only function 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

    Here are some of the integrated humidifiers we carry:

    DreamStation Heated Humidifier
    Transcend Heated Humidifier
    IntelliPAP 2 Heated Humidifier with Pulse Dose Humidification
    PR System One 60 Series Heated Tube Humidifier with Heated Tube
    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 integrated humidifier, the design 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 its compact shape, which operates on fewer parts. This integrated design helps to ensure optimum moisturized comfort and effectiveness when CPAP therapy and humidification are used together. Also, it allows an option for the humidification to be turned off while the CPAP is blowing.

    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
    Here are some other machines we carry with built-in humidifiers:

    AirSense™ 10 CPAP Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier
    AirSense™ 10 AutoSet CPAP Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier
    iCH Auto CPAP Machine with PVA and Built-In Heated Humidifier
    + See More
    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 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
    What is rainout?
    Rainout is the accumulation of water in a CPAP tube due to warm moist air cooling and condensing 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 through the CPAP tube. As air flows through the tube, the temperature of the room causes the tube to cool. As the tube cools, the air inside releases its moisture, and creates condensation in the hose.

    Solutions to rainout include:
    • Raise the temperature of your bedroom.
    • Keep your CPAP machine at the same level as your bed.
    • Insulate your tubing with a hose cover like Snugglehose.
    • Reduce the temperature setting on your heated humidifier.
    • Purchase 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 the 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 Hybernite Heated Rainout Control System.


    Conventional Humidification
    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
    Here are some items that can help with caring for your humidifier:

    Control III Disinfectant CPAP Cleaning Solution - 16 oz Concentrate
    Control III Disinfectant CPAP Cleaning Solution - Home Care Kit
    Hurricane CPAP Equipment Dryer
    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 in the chamber between uses.
    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

    Here are some of our top selling humidifiers:

    PR System One 60 Series Heated Tube Humidifier with Heated Tube
    Transcend Heated Humidifier
    XT Heated Humidifier
    + See More
    What are the CPAP, BiPAP, Sleep Apnea, and Oxygen related HCPCS, CPT or billing codes?

    E1399 is Miscellaneous and is used for other CPAP and Oxygen items.
    Will my CPAP operate on DC / battery power?
    All CPAPs will operate on DC power with the use of an Inverter to change the current from DC to AC before it reaches the machine. However, many will operate on DC power without the need for an inverter, just a power cord that plugs into the CPAP and ends in a cigarette lighter plug.

    Inverters do require a lot of power. If you need to use an inverter to run your machine on battery power, the inverter will probably take about half the life off the battery.

    To determine if your CPAP will operate without an inverter, look for a DC outlet on the machine, either at the back or on the side, with a single opening directly in the center. It should be labeled "DC Power" or similar term. You can also review our Compare Charts to see if your machine has a optional DC cable option.

    Here is a video describing different DC cable and battery options for various machines:

    Will my CPAP operate overseas?
    An adapter may be required to plug a US power cord into a wall outlet in a foreign country. CPAP.com sells an assortment pack of World Traveler Power Adapter Plugs, which allow CPAP machines to plug into different types of wall sockets found in different countries.
    All the models CPAP.com sell contain power converters that enable the machine to operate on any AC current from 100 to 240 volts without any adjustment.
    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.
    What type of battery should I use?
    For longer battery use, we suggest using a deep-cycle marine battery to power the machine. A deep-cycle marine battery is heavier than the ordinary battery, but it has many advantages. The battery is easily found at auto shops and it provides power to the machine for an extended period of time. For example, a CPAP machine set at 10 cm H20 and charged on a deep-cycle marine battery will usually last three nights before it needs to be recharged.

    There are small, portable battery packs that will operate a CPAP set at 10cm for at least one night, or about eight hours. CPAP.com sells full Battery Kits that come with everything needed to run your machine off battery power including the correct cables needed for your machine and a battery. You can find the battery kit for your machine Here. On each battery kit page, you can input your machine and pressure setting to see an estimate battery life for your machine.

    Some machines have batteries created to be used specifically with them only. Here are some of the machines we carry with integrated or specialized battery options:

    Transcend EZEX miniCPAP™ Machine
    Z1 Travel CPAP Machine
    Transcend Auto miniCPAP™ Machine with EZEX
    Z1 Auto Travel CPAP Machine
    How do I prepare for plane travel with CPAP?
    Your CPAP does NOT count against your carry on limits. Allow for an additional 10-20 minutes in security, not likely but it happens. If airport personnel ask about the CPAP, let them know politely that it is a medical device (a CPAP unit). Most of them understand what it is and that it is an exception to the normal rules. We provide a luggage tag for CPAP systems: https://www.cpap.com/productpage/medical-identification-luggage-tag-cpap-equipment

    You can use your CPAP on board, just use batteries or make sure you're seated by a power outlet. You can call or reserve one of these seats online with most airlines. Alternatively visit Seat Guru , a website that works with most major airlines.

    Be sure to bring spare parts and a back up mask. If you're in a bind, CPAP.com delivers all over the US and to most international destinations.
    How do I prepare for international travel with CPAP?

    To prepare for your international travel, be sure to:

    • Check the voltage of your destination. You may need a plug adapter for your machine.
    • It is recommended to pack spare parts for your equipment.
    • Review the general Travel Tips found in this section.
    • It may be necessary to bring a travel-sized surge protector with you when you travel. Some countries have issues with power surges that can damage your machine. It's hard to say which country has power surges and which ones don't, so it's helpful to be prepared and bring a surge protector.
    • While CPAP.com can ship internationally, we cannot guarantee any delivery date, and you may not want to incur the additional costs of having a replacement sent to your hotel.
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