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Air sense S10 Autoset from US to Australia
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I'm looking at upgrading from my old Resmed S8 and would like to buy an Airsense S10 Autoset online from the US.

I must confess I'm a bit of a cpap dummy, if I buy this model, does it automatically adjust by my breathing or do I need to set it up?

Also, would love to hear from anyone that has bought there machines online from overseas on their experiences. The price difference is amazing.

Thank you.
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G'day Ronnie.P, welcome to Apnea Board

Lots of our Australian members have imported machines from the USA to avoid paying Resmed's Australia tax. The Autoset will adjust pressures to suit your situation through the night, running as low as possible then jumping up if it detects apneas, hypopneas, vibratory snore or flow limitation. The machine can be set "wide open" with minimum pressure 4 and maximum pressure 20. But that won't give you optimum therapy and it's better to set a narrower range.

If you don't know your current pressure, get hold of the clinical manual for your S8 Elite and use it to determine what pressure you have. At the same time, get the clinical manual for your new machine. Resmed won't sell you these manuals but you can obtain then from the link at the top of this page. Just be careful to follow the instructions exactly and request the specific ones you need (there are hundreds to choose from).

When you get your new machine, set the minimum pressure a few cm below your current setting and the maximum a few cm above, and go from there. Also get hold of the SleepyHead software which will allow you to monitor your progress and optimise your settings.

CPAP machines are GST exempt in Australia but Border Farce will probably levy a handling fee of fifty or sixty dollars which you can pay at the post office when you pick it up.

Good to have you on the forum, and good luck with your new machine.
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#3
If you mean the Airsense 10 Autoset, then yes it will adjust the pressure automatically. That said, I think a little bit of reading on the forum would indicate to you that having it at 4-20cm is probably not advisable. Again, just a little bit of reading would not go astray.

The upside of getting from the US is it's much cheaper; the downside is any warranty claims will require you to send the unit back to the US as it has been reported that Resmed will not honour the warranty in Oz if the unit is bought overseas. Also, note that many US vendors will require a prescription for the sale which can be problematic as you don't need a prescription (or generally given one) in Australia.

Good luck!
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#4
Hi Ronni.p,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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(04-01-2016, 06:38 PM)Dafod Wrote: If you mean the Airsense 10 Autoset, then yes it will adjust the pressure automatically. That said, I think a little bit of reading on the forum would indicate to you that having it at 4-20cm is probably not advisable. Again, just a little bit of reading would not go astray.

The upside of getting from the US is it's much cheaper; the downside is any warranty claims will require you to send the unit back to the US as it has been reported that Resmed will not honour the warranty in Oz if the unit is bought overseas. Also, note that many US vendors will require a prescription for the sale which can be problematic as you don't need a prescription (or generally given one) in Australia.

Good luck!

I got a resmed a10 from supplier 10 and no need fer a script, I believe suppler 2 doesn't require a script for os buyers either. HTH
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(04-01-2016, 05:48 PM)Ronni.p Wrote: I'm looking at upgrading from my old Resmed S8 and would like to buy an Airsense S10 Autoset online from the US.

I must confess I'm a bit of a cpap dummy, if I buy this model, does it automatically adjust by my breathing or do I need to set it up?

Also, would love to hear from anyone that has bought there machines online from overseas on their experiences. The price difference is amazing.

Thank you.
Hi Ronni.p
AirSense 10 AutoSet is an auto-adjusting machine, more like having a mini sleep study at home night after night. It adjust pressure up or down as needed throughout the night but the trick is set the pressure range to your prescribed pressure and not leave it at the default factory settings. Your machine S8 Elite is data capable machine report AHI and leak data, that will give an idea of the treatment data so you use the setting pressure as starting point when setting the new machine
As DB suggested, get hold of the clinical manual from here http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual (section threee) and the machine setup instruction available from section one. This video https://vimeo.com/19565675 might helps too

As for machines, I get mine and all the supplies include masks, cushions, hoses, water chambers, etc .. from US
Never had a problem with warranty issues but have a spare anyway YMMV

If you want to save some money, consider S9 AutoSet or even Phillips Respironcis Auto 560 (does have heated hose option just like the S9)
Supplier 2 and 10 http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...plier-List ship to Australia, supplier 29 say on their site ship internationally, check with them, they have good deals on PRS1 Auto 560 and S9 AutoSet (pink version)
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I used supplier 8 no problems but took its time through customs (no fee though). As each order has a post handling fee buy extra filters and whatever else you need in one hit. Cost me 700 AUD as opposed to 2500 less medibanks so kind contribution of 500.
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#8
Thanks everyone for your feedback. I decided to order the Autoset for Her from Supplier 10. After I placed my order I received an email to say it was out of stock, however they received stock within the week. It was shipped on Friday and I received it in Brisbane Australia today. That is just amazing. I had a phone call from FedEx on Saturday to say it had cleared customs and I had to pay the import duty ($83) before customs would release it. If Monday wasn't a public holiday it would have arrived yesterday.

Well I think I have set everything up correctly. I'm looking forward to seeing what my sleep report says tomorrow.
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(04-26-2016, 05:28 AM)Ronni.p Wrote: Thanks everyone for your feedback. I decided to order the Autoset for Her from Supplier 10. After I placed my order I received an email to say it was out of stock, however they received stock within the week. It was shipped on Friday and I received it in Brisbane Australia today. That is just amazing. I had a phone call from FedEx on Saturday to say it had cleared customs and I had to pay the import duty ($83) before customs would release it. If Monday wasn't a public holiday it would have arrived yesterday.

Well I think I have set everything up correctly. I'm looking forward to seeing what my sleep report says tomorrow.

I didn't have any duty. Has something change ?
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There's no duty and CPAP are GST exempt. I suspect the $83 was the handling fee. It might be worth checking the paperwork to confirm they did not charge GST. If they did you should be able to claim a refund.

DeepBreathing
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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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