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Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
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CPAP Software: ResScan

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Post: #1
CPAP Hours on machine
I was given a Resperonics Cpap with 9000 hours on it. Can I expect
this thing to go a while longer or is it at the projected end of the unit?
It still seems to function fine. I used it the last couple nights without
issue. I was going to use it for a backup/travel machine. How many hours do these things last on average?
04-02-2014 03:34 PM
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Machine: PR Dreamstation BiPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
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CPAP Pressure: min EPAP = 4; max IPAP = 9;
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic EncorePro

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Post: #2
RE: CPAP Hours on machine
The usual insurance approved replacement schedule for the machine itself is typically about 5 years. Although many people have no trouble using a CPAP far longer than the 5 year replacement cycle.

If we "guesstimate" that an average person sleeps roughly 7.5 hours per night, then the expected 5-year life span for a CPAP would be:

7.5 * 365 * 5 = 13687.5 hours.

As a back up unit this machine ought to be fine. You might want to have it checked out by a DME to make sure that it is blowing at an accurate pressure level however.
04-02-2014 03:49 PM
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zonk Offline

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RE: CPAP Hours on machine
From second wind cpap (they sell used machines)
How long will my CPAP last?
The average life expectancy of a CPAP or BIPAP machine is approximately 20,000 hours, or roughly 7-8 years full time use. That said, many times, if properly cared for, these devices will last much longer. Many properly maintained machines will last upwards of 50,000 hours.
04-02-2014 05:38 PM
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GreyParrot Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
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CPAP Pressure: 12.5
CPAP Software: ResScan

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RE: CPAP Hours on machine
Thanks Y'all. I'll use this machine for a couple weeks. If it doesn't
incur problems it will be my travel/backup. I'm leery of taking my
S9 out of the house.
04-02-2014 06:07 PM
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RE: CPAP Hours on machine
Yeah, as a back-up, it should be fine. You can make a manometer or buy one or take it to a friendly DME to make sure it is putting out what it says it is. Change out all the filters and hoses. Good to go.

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04-02-2014 06:09 PM
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