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My new CPAP, and final download from the old?

10/30/11

  06:01:42 pm, by The Dreamer   , 349 words  
Categories: Healthcare

My new CPAP, and final download from the old?

Today I finally got around to setting up my new Intellipap AutoAdjust Travel CPAP Machine with SmartFlex.

Not much to write about setting it up...except that I couldn't find the power cord for it, so I just moved the cord from my old CPAP over to it...saves me digging around behind my headboard anyways. And, there was some question of where on top of my night stand to put it, and how to orient it. Even though I bought it with its integrated humidifier, I opted to not use it...on my current night stand set up (perhaps when I get around to buying the new one...and/or I become more comfortable with the unit...I'll position it such that it'll be easier to slide the tank in and out.) In the meantime, I'll just stick to my HC150 external humidifier.

The only annoyance I found, was that the online DME didn't include the clinician manual with it, and didn't set it up to my prescription. My (current) prescription is 7.0 cmH20. They noted that they had set it to Auto 4.0-20.0 cmH2O....but, they had gone into the menus, because the factory defaults are auto 5.0-15.0 cmH2O....

I did a quick test fit, was surprised to find air blowing already, and it was so quiet. I knew I had enabled auto-on, but didn't expect it to come on so quickly and silently...compared to old Respironics machine. The auto-off was a little more annoying, but I guess that's expected. Wonder what I should set Tubing Length to....choices are 6' or 10'. I'm using a 6' tube, but there's a 2' tube between the machine and the humidifier...and there's also an extra bit of tube (with a quick connector) from the end of the 6' hose to the mask elbow. Guess I'll go with the 10' setting. I suppose I could dig out my cmH2O gauge manometer to verify its pressure.

But, looking forward to first night on it....

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Comment from: The Dreamer [Member]  

BTW, I found the power cord….it was in the box under the travel bag and packing insert….odd because the machine and my humidifier were in there when it came shipped, but they didn’t put the cord in there (where I was expecting to find it….)

Still haven’t decided if I’ll purchase DC power for this (or my old CPAP)…plan to stick to having old CPAP for travel, since it fits nicely into my regular carry-on bag (a FastPack 250).

10/31/11 @ 11:52
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