Post Reply 
CPAP Hours on machine
Author Message
GreyParrot Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 53
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i-Unused
CPAP Pressure: 12.5
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

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
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
robysue Online
Wiki Editor
Advisory Members

Posts: 1,226
Joined: Oct 2013

Machine: PR Dreamstation BiPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: PR Dreamstation humidfier
CPAP Pressure: min EPAP = 4; max IPAP = 9;
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic EncorePro

Other Comments: Papping since September 2010

Sex: Female
Location: Buffalo, NY

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
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
zonk Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #3
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
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
GreyParrot Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 53
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i-Unused
CPAP Pressure: 12.5
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location:

Post: #4
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
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PaulaO2 Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 8,065
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #5
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.

PaulaO2
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


Breathe deeply and count to zen.

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.
04-02-2014 06:09 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Gently Used Low Hours. What does it mean? comphelp 8 274 11-29-2016 02:06 AM
Last Post: player
  Reset Machine Hours DreamStation Perchas 1 202 11-17-2016 06:26 PM
Last Post: robysue
  [Equipment] Usage Hours LivingInFaith75 7 310 11-14-2016 06:31 AM
Last Post: LivingInFaith75
  Use CPAP machine to get a new baseline AHI? blueelement2016 5 332 11-12-2016 01:37 AM
Last Post: blueelement2016
  New CPAP Machine cerenkov 3 298 10-28-2016 08:43 PM
Last Post: cerenkov
  [Pressure] Adjusting pressure on RESmart CPAP machine garyd86421 5 433 10-20-2016 10:32 AM
Last Post: garyd86421
Exclaimation CPAP Machine Choices - read this before you accept a new machine SuperSleeper 2 6,033 10-12-2016 11:37 AM
Last Post: DariaVader

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)