The In-line Outlet Bacteria Filter for CPAP/BiPAP (5 Pack) is a must-have among CPAP supplies for any customer suffering from allergies. This filter cleans the air as it leaves a CPAP or BiPAP machine. It provides very clean air by being used in conjunction with the machine's built-in inlet filters.
This is a package of 5 filters.
Heated Hose/Tubing Compatibility
CPAP/BiPAP machines that are using a heated hose/tubing which is specific to that machine and require a specialized connection are not compatible with the In-line Bacteria filter. The In-line Bacteria Filter cannot be placed between the machine and the hose/tubing connection. In this case, the In-line Bacteria filter could be used between the Hose/Tubing and the mask if desired and will add bulk at that connection.
Examples of machine specific heated hose/tubing are:
The In-line Bacteria Filter is compatible with the Hybernite Rainout Control System, fitting between the hose and the machine.
Maintenance and Care
The length of use of the bacterial filter varies between users and environments. The filter should be replaced when there is debris seen on the white filter material. It is easy to see the condition of the filter through the clear acrylic globe. Replace the filter when it becomes discolored. If the bacteria filter becomes very dirty or wet, machine performance may be affected.
Heated humidifiers can cause water to collect in the filter chamber, thus clogging the filter and adversely affecting therapy. If wet, remove the filter from the machine and set out to dry. Dry time may vary.
Auto Adjusting CPAP Machines
This filter may have an impact on the ability of any Auto Adjusting CPAP to accurately respond to airflow restrictions during use. If the average treatment pressure is below a pressure of 7cm H2O this should not be used.
CPAP and BiPAP machines with Auto On/Off Feature
The Auto On/Off Feature has a difficult time sensing air flow, which helps determine whether the machine is in use or simply blowing air. Our tests show the Auto On/Off feature does not work with the following machines:
If a Whisper Cap is used on an M Series machine without a heated humidifier, the Whisper Cap will not fit if used together with a outlet bacteria filter. If you wish to use both a Whisper Cap and an outlet bacteria filter without a heated humidifier, then you should add a Hose Quick Connect or a M Series Tubing Swivel between the CPAP machine and the outlet bacteria filter.
A bacteria filter will not install directly to the air outlet port on the IntelliPAP Heated Humidifier as there is not enough space for the filter. IntelliPAP humidifier owners can order the FlexiTube Angle Adapter for CPAP and BiPAP Machines to provide a spacer between the humidifier and the bacteria filter. The CPAP hose can then fit onto the other end of the bacteria filter.
The In-line Bacteria Filter will fit directly onto the air outlet port for the following machines but will not fit snuggly onto the humidifier for these machines . The FlexiTube Angle Adapter for CPAP and BiPAP Machines can be used to connect the In-line Bacteria Filter onto the humidifier for the following machines:
The In-line Bacteria Filter will fit directly onto the air outlet port for the following machines WITH humidifier but will not fit snuggly onto the machine WITHOUT humidifier . The FlexiTube Angle Adapter for CPAP and BiPAP Machines can be used to connect the In-line Bacteria Filter onto the following machines without humidifier:
Please Note: Per the manufacturer, the following warning is extended for children and those who are pregnant or breast feeding. The In-Line Outlet Bacterial Filter may contain phthalates which may cause adverse health effects.
ALL filters have a rated resistance, and many CPAPs have automatic pressure adjustment to compensate for the filter resistance. But heck, in exchange for really clean air, I'd pay the few dollars a month additional!
I don't use these filters very often but when I do, I am glad I have them. Most cases, the time that I usually use them is when it is allergy season or visit a home that has cats. Being this helps keep you from getting forced air that includes cat dandrum into your nose while you sleep at night, it makes for a better waking experience in the morning.
I have used the nasal pillow version of this mask for 10 years. Since Breeze discontinued the pillow version I tried this mask. It is TERRIBLE! Leaks, uncomfortable, hard to adjust. Bring back the nasal pillow version PLEASE.
Install it and you will suffer suffocation due to air blockage
I purchased this to add to the air quality which is very important. Since I used the heated hose , I couldn't use this filter at the back of my CPAP unit. I had to use it at the end of the hose. My Philips Respironics Dreamwear mask allowed me to install the filter between the end of the heated hose and the mask intake. However, the filter size makes this setup somewhat uncomfortable since the filter is now swiveling on top of your head when you move around during sleep. I took it off after a few hours sleep. I don't know if this would bother others using this setup, so I can't discount it's usefulness. If the filter housing was designed as a elongated tube rather than a round disk shape, it would be more feasible to attach it to the exhaust end of the heated tubing IMHO. The filters are reasonable priced and I would recommend trying them, especially if you have the standard unheated tubing. My wife used them on her old machine and they do help filter the breathing air going into your mask.
Thanks great item and came quickly.
Worthwhile addition to system
I cannot imagine not using these. They really help filter the air and block the hose. I used to have a fear of something getting in the line and going up my nose. Now I don't worry about it.
Good price great product