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    "More quiet than the old model that I had. Highly recommend it to others."

    VERIFIED CPAP.COM CUSTOMER
    March 30, 2011

    "My old M Series was getting tired so purchased a system one machine. WOW SO QUIET! I'm wondering why I waited so long. VERY HAPPY!!!"

    VERIFIED CPAP.COM CUSTOMER
    May 7, 2011

    Product Overview

    Respironics introduces "System One" through a new line of CPAP machines. The PR Plus CPAP machine comes with C-Flex and heated humidifier using the new System One technologies like Humidity Control with Dry Box and Resistance Control.

    NOTE: the Heated Humidifier is included in the price of this machine.

    Manufactured by Philips Respironics.

    Product Features

    The PR Plus CPAP machine is an intelligent solution that provides the highest level of comfort. New System One technologies like Humidity Control with Dry Box and Resistance Control for use with any mask, all are helping users achieve effective therapy. The PR Plus comes standard with carrying case, bag, memory card, manuals and now packaged with the Respironics Performance Tubing.

    System One Humidity Control

    The PR CPAP humidifier and water chamber design are breakthroughs for managing rain-out and water damage. System One Humidity Control technology analyzes ambient temperature and patient airflow to reach relative humidity at the mask. Choose from 5 levels of relative humidity.

    System One is the first humidifier in the industry which accounts for room humidity. Sensors inside and outside the CPAP machine closely monitor changes in humidity and prevents condensation from forming inside the tube.

    Dry Box technology is another breakthrough in reducing water damage to the CPAP. Several unique designs are incorporated into the humidifier to prevent water from exiting the chamber. To start, the air outlet port has been moved from the side of the humidifier onto the top. This centers the entire delivery; minimizing the total water displacement around the hole. The water chamber is outfitted with one-way valve, between the machine and the humidifier. Any water that manages to escape the chamber gets trapped within the Dry Box, which acts as a reservoir for any water ingress past the valve.

    System One and Dry Box Technology make it possible for the PR CPAP machines to be truly spill-free. This humidifier, even with a chamber filled to the "Full" indicator line, can be tilted, shaken, and even turned upside down without water leaking back into the device.

    System One Resistance Control

    Respironics wanted a machine to achieve optimal pressure no matter which mask is used. Resistance Control is the solution, a numbering system on all of Respironics CPAP masks based on variable resistance characteristics. Each number instructs the device to compensate for different mask types. The result? A consistent and reliable pressure enhanced with all the benefits of Flex Technology no matter which mask is used.

    Flex Family Technology

    Flex Technology is designed to enhance traditional CPAP therapy; maintaining effective therapy at minimal pressures. Users new to CPAP equipment find the Flex feature provides airflow at just the right pressure relief for every breath and makes adapting to CPAP therapy easier.

    C-Flex offers a comfortable way to deliver sleep therapy by giving pressure relief at exhalation. Pressure is lowered based on a breath-per-breath analysis and provides up to 3 levels of relief based on the patient's expiratory flow.

    Encore Data Management and Reporting

    On-board memory has been added to the CPAP as well as storing information on a generic SD Memory card and reads through any SD card reader. This machine only tracks and shows compliance data through the on machine display or through the Encore Software.

    Specifications

    This Product Includes...

    Product Specifications

    Pressure Range 4-20 cm H2O (.5 increments)

    Ramp Time 0 to 45 min. (5-min. increments)

    Starting Ramp Pressure 4 to CPAP; user adjustable

    Dimensions 7" L x 5.5" W x 4" H 18 cm L x 14 cm W x 10 cm H

    Weight 3 lbs / 1.36kg

    Altitude Compensation Manual - Maximum height 7500 feet.

    Filters Pollen and optional ultra-fine

    Device Set-Up LCD/Control Wheel or Encore Software

    Data Storage Capacity

    • Display: Compliance VIC. 7-Day and 30-Day averages
    • SD Card >1 Year Compliance Data
    • On-board: up to 6 months

    Compliance Meter Breathing detection

    Electrical Requirements 100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 12volt DC

    European Voltage Usage: Yes, outlet adapters required

    Max Exposure Heat for Machine Machine should not be exposed to heat greater than 140 degrees Fahrenheit

    Required Settings: 1 Pressure Setting is Required

    Unless directed otherwise, CPAP.com will leave this machine at its default settings of:

    • C-flex: 2
    • Ramp: On
    • Ramp Time: 5 Minutes
    • Ramp Start: 4 cm H2O
    • Auto On: On
    • Auto Off: Off

    CPAP.com always offers these services:

    • 8 am to 8 pm CST Toll Free Phone and Email Support
    • 24 hour access to our CPAPtalk.com Support Forum
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    • Free Prescription Request System

    Manufacturer Note

    • A valid prescription is required for the purchase of this product.
    • Philips Respironics products are for sale only to patients within the U.S. and not to other third parties or businesses.
    • All services provided by CPAP.com, including advertisement, ordering, sale, delivery, instruction, and setup of the products are performed solely by CPAP.com and independently of the manufacturer.

    Important Tips

    Respironics listened to the CPAP community and removed the "blue light" LED. The PR was placed in a dark room and the new power light could barely be seen. No more insomnia from excess system lights. The only common parts shared with the M series is the Power Supply. The PR system comes with a separate, external power brick and allows the overall CPAP to stay compact.

    User Manual:

    The user manual included with this machine can be viewed and downloaded here: REMstar CPAP Machine.

    Manufacturer Warranty
    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 cpap@cpap.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
    • 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.

    Humidifier Modes PR System One Heated Humidifiers Version 1.22 or higher have two modes:

    • Classic
    • System One Humidification

    NOTE: The version of software installed on a machine is displayed on the screen when the unit is plugged into an outlet. The Humidification settings are displayed only when a PR System One Heated Humidifier is attached to the machine.

    Classic Mode
    The CPAP user who wants to control the heat setting on the humidifier should select "Classic" mode settings C1,C2, C3, C4 or C5. The "C" in front of the humidification setting indicates "Classic". This allows you to set the level of humidification.

    System One Humidification Mode
    The CPAP User who wants to allow the technology of the System One Humidification to set the level of humidification delivered based on the humidity present in the room air should select "System One Humidification". The humidification setting will show 1 - 5 but WITHOUT a "C" preceding the number.

    Heating Off
    If set to zero "0", the humidifier will act as a Passover Humidifier.

    Accessing Humidification Settings:

    1. Humidifier must be attached to the machine
    2. Access the Set Up menu
    3. Scroll down the menu offerings to locate: "System One Humidification"
    4. If set to "On", the technology will set the amount of humidification delivered to the system based on the setting of 1 -5 with 1 being the least and 5 being the most
    5. If set to "Off", the user controls the heat setting based on C1-C5 with C1 being the lowest heat and C5 being the highest heat.


    Power Options

    Universal Power

    This system 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.

    Universal 12 Volt DC Power Cord

    This machine come equipped with a DC plug on the back of the unit. This allows the user to connect the CPAP to an external DC battery source. The machine can be powered by plugging the 12volt DC Power Cord into a cigarette lighter plug. This is ideal for traveling by car, boat, or recreational vehicle that is equipped with a cigarette lighter plug.

    C-100 Travel Battery Pack for CPAP Machines

    Weighing in at only 1.16 pounds the C-100 Battery is a terrific option for travel. Plus, the C-100 comes with a DC cable and connector peg suitable for use with the PR System One REMstar Plus CPAP Machine with C-Flex so no need to purchase a separate DC cable. This lithium ion battery meets UN Manual Test and Criteria requirements for travel. The C-100 Pack includes many accessories and a handy carry case designed to allow the the cords to be attached with the battery inside the case.

    Respironics Battery Kit with Universal 12 Volt DC Cable

    This portable battery pack is an external lead acid battery that is the ultimate in power, portability and convenience. This battery kit comes with the Respironics battery and the 12 Volt DC Power Cord (connects CPAP to cigarette lighter socket).

    CPAP Video & FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What does CPAP therapy do?
    CPAP therapy provides a constant airflow which holds the airway open so that uninterrupted breathing is maintained during sleep. It is traditionally provided through a nasal mask that seals around the nose to maintain the pressure level.
    Which CPAP masks work on which machines?

    Any mask will work with any machine, with one important exception. The ResMed AirMini is only compatible with certain ResMed CPAP masks. Compatible masks for the AirMini are as follows:

    • ResMed AirFit™ N20 Nasal Mask
    • ResMed AirFit™ F20 Full Face
    • ResMed AirTouch™ F20 Full Face
    • ResMed AirFit™ P10 Nasal Pillow

    When considering another CPAP, APAP or BiPAP machine from ResMed or any other manufacturer, mask compatibility extends to all brands. The AirMini uses non-standard tubing to connect the machine to the mask, and is the primary reason why other masks won't work with the AirMini. Despite this issue, many of our customers consider the AirMini to be an excellent machine.

    How do I choose the machine that is right for me?
    We provide our customers with many tools to make informed decisions about their machine purchases. Options include:
    How can I compare different machines?
    We work very hard to provide many different ways for our customers to compare products. Here are the machine product guides we have created and maintain:
    • CPAP Machine Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every CPAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular CPAPs, or all CPAP machines we sell.

      Compare Most Popular CPAP Machines

      Compare All CPAP Machines

    • Auto Adjusting Machine (APAP) Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every APAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular APAPs, or all APAP machines we sell.

      Compare Most Popular APAP Machines

      Compare All APAP Machines

    • BiPAP, VPAP and BiLevel Comparison Guide. This guide stacks up every BiPAP machine we sell, feature by feature. If you don't know the meaning of a feature, click the question mark for a definition. The links below will take you to the most popular BiPAPs, or all BiPAP machines we sell.

      Compare Most Popular BiPAP Machines

      Compare All BiPAP Machines
    What comes with my machine?
    Machines come with a six foot hose, power cord, at least one filter, and manuals. Most manufacturers include a carrying case which is designed specifically for their equipment. CPAP, APAP, and BiPAP machines do not come with a delivery system or mask. CPAP masks must be purchased separately.

    To see the list of what specifically comes with each machine, you can Browse for a machine. Then on the product page, click the "Specs" tab to see a full list of what comes with the machine.

    Do all CPAPs use filters?
    Yes, all CPAPs use at least one filter that is usually a type of foam material and washable. Some CPAPs offer finer filtration with the addition of a disposable paper filter.

    Cleaning and changing filters is the only maintenance required for a CPAP machine.

    The filters are located at the back of the machine at the air intake.
    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 exhalation relief?
    Exhalation relief is a comfort feature which reduces the air flow at the time of exhalation, making the breathing process more natural.

    The following are the different types of exhalation relief names by manufacturer.

    • Philips Respironics = C-Flex, C-Flex+, A-Flex and Bi-Flex
    • Resmed = EPR (Expiratory Pressure Relief)
    • 3B Medical = RESlex
    • Apex Medical = PVA (Pressure Variation Algorithm) Pressure Relief
    • Curative Medical = EUT (Expiratory Unloading Technology)
    • DeVilbiss = SmartFlex
    • Fisher & Paykel = SensAwake Technology
    • Human Design Medical = Z-Breathe
    • Somnetics = EZEX

    Here are some machines with an exhalation relief feature:

    Transcend Auto miniCPAP™ Machine with EZEX
    PR System One REMStar 60 Series Auto with Bluetooth
    AirSense™ 10 AutoSet CPAP Machine with HumidAir™ Heated Humidifier
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    What maintenance is required on machines?
    The only care a CPAP, APAP or BiPAP machine requires is to clean or change the filters at the air intake. This keeps the internal parts from accumulating dust. Fine paper filters should be changed out every 30 days, or when they appear soiled. Foam washable filters should be rinsed with clear running water once a week, allowed to air dry, and reinserted.

    Here are some other suggested actions to care for your machine:
    • Keep the area around your machine clean by removing any dust from the area to improve the air quality delivered to your machine and to you.
    • Keep the air intake of the machine unblocked. Curtains, bedding, and papers can easily block the air intake of your machine, reducing the airflow.
    • If a humidifier is used with your therapy, do not pick up the machine with the humidifier attached. With most machines it is easy to spill water from the humidifier chamber into the machine causing damage. Manufacturer warranties are voided by water damage to the machine. To avoid this, remove the chamber from the humidifier and then remove the humidifier from the machine rather than transporting them together.
    • If a humidifier is used, empty the water from the chamber every morning. Accidents happen. If a family pet or family member moves the machine and humidifier with water in the chamber it is more likely that water could be spilled into your machine. Water damage to a machine voids the manufacturer warranty.
    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.
    What is the difference between C-Flex and A-flex?
    C-flex drops the pressure on exhale only. A-flex drops the pressure on the exhale but also helps with the transition from inhale to exhale.
    What is the difference between Bi-Flex and C-flex?
    C-Flex only works at the start of an exhale. Bi-Flex works during the transition from exhalation to inhalation, the transition from inhalation to exhalation and during exhalation.
    What is C-Flex?
    C-Flex is a pressure relief feature that makes breathing back against CPAP pressure easier to do by reducing the pressure at the beginning of exhalation and returning to therapeutic pressure just before inhalation. Independent studies conducted by leading universities indicate that patient comfort, and therefore, patient CPAP compliance, is higher with machines that use C-Flex. C-Flex is a technology invented by Respironics, is proprietary, and is not available on other brands of CPAP machines.

    An example of a machine with C-Flex technology is the DreamStation CPAP Machine.

    C-Flex Easy Breathing Technology Visual Graph C-Flex Easy Breathing Technology Visual Graph
    What is C-Flex+?
    C-Flex+ is an improved pressure relief technology over the previous C-Flex technology. Like C-Flex, C-Flex+ reduces the pressure at the beginning of exhalation. Like A-Flex, C-Flex+ softens the pressure transition from inhalation to exhalation to provide additional comfort in fixed-CPAP mode.

    C-Flex+ Easy Breathing Technology Visual Graph C-Flex+ Easy Breathing Technology Visual Graph

    Here are some machines with C-Flex+:

    PR System One REMStar 60 Series Pro CPAP Machine with Bluetooth
    DreamStation Pro CPAP Machine
    What is A-Flex?
    A-Flex is a form of exhalation relief which helps the air pressure from an APAP machine mirror a person's breathing. Like C-Flex, A-Flex provides flow-based pressure relief at the beginning of exhalation. Like Bi-Flex, A-Flex softens the pressure transition from inhalation to exhalation to provide additional comfort in an auto-CPAP mode.

    An example of a machine with A-Flex is the PR System One REMStar 60 Series Auto with Bluetooth.

    A-Flex Easy Breathing Technology Visual Graph A-Flex Easy Breathing Technology Visual Graph
    What is Bi-Flex?
    Bi-Flex is a feature that makes breathing back against CPAP pressure easier to do. Bi-Flex pressure relief technology offers pressure relief at the transition from exhalation to inhalation, at the transition from inhalation to exhalation, and during exhalation to make BiPAP therapy more like natural breathing.

    Bi-Flex Easy Breathing Technology Visual Graph Bi-Flex Easy Breathing Technology Visual Graph

    Here are some machines with Bi-Flex:

    DreamStation BiPAP Auto Machine
    PR System One REMStar 60 Series BiPAP Auto with Bluetooth
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