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Is this a good back up machine?
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I found a machine that I think I can get it for 150 to $200.00. IT is a RESMED S8 machine heated, mask ,hose ETC. I am wondering If I can get inside this one and set it to my settings easily? I haven't looked to see if the manual is in the manual section yet, Just thought I would ask here first. Just about how old might this machine be? I looked for the price by searching to buy it. But it just says not for sale to public pic for parts only??? I wanted a unit to use for travel. I could keep it packed up . also I would like one in my BUG OUT BAG!-- GOOD DEAL? or should I RUN??? Dont-know
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(12-19-2012, 09:15 PM)HILLTOPPER Wrote: I found a machine that I think I can get it for 150 to $200.00. I am wondering If I can get inside this one and set it to my settings easily? I haven't looked to see if the manual is in the manual section yet, Just thought I would ask here first. [u]Just about how old might this machine be?[/u] I looked for the price by searching to buy it. But it just says not for sale to public pic for parts only??? I wanted a unit to use for travel. I could keep it packed up . also I would like one in my BUG OUT BAG!-- GOOD DEAL? or should I RUN??? Dont-know

It's probably not a bilevel/VPAP unit. See if you can find out the model name. Compact, escape, elite, AutoSet, VPAPxxx, etc." Unless it's a bilevel, it won't do the multi pressure stuff your VPAP does.

The "parts only" may be someone trying to get around restrictions on selling medical equipment on ebay or some such thing. Or it could be broken.

Is it a local sale? I'd want to see it and power it up.
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Hi HILLTOPPER,
It sounds to me like you might be buyin' a pig in a poke; considering the fact that you said that it was for parts only. It might be okay, but then, it might not; and then you will have just wasted $150.
I'm not sure the s8 would deliver the therapy you need, given the fact that, in your profile, you say you use a VPAP machine.
But mine is not the only opinion so, stick around for more suggestions and best of luck.
trish6hundred
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Also, the S8, if I remember correctly, uses a Smart Card and requires a special ResMed reader to get the data off of it. You can get some data off the screen. That is, if it is even data capable. If it is a machine you want to keep in a "bug out" bag, then you want one data capable. You want to be able to ensure you are getting the best sleep possible in such a stressful situation.
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the S8 good solid machine prior to the S9
how many hours
inspect to see if works and meet your requirements
the manual is available via Email and here how to get into the machine
http://vimeo.com/19565675

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I went to [commercial DME link removed] or some where & the machine is still for sale. I just said it is listed NOT as for parts list only NOT A JUNKER but new the catalogs do not list a price .. must be the ins companys buy these. BUT it is not for sale to you . It says for listing only
what I see is Resmed S8 Humidaire 3i CPAP machine
Maybe sone one will reconise it?
Dan


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(12-19-2012, 10:08 PM)HILLTOPPER Wrote: what I see is Resmed S8 Humidaire 3i CPAP machine
Maybe sone one will reconise it?
Dan
humidifier 3i came out before humidifier 4i
its an S8 machine ... no body can tell you the model from the picture
have to see what does say on the machine AutoSet , Elite, Escape ..
here S8 AutoSet shown
[Image: 2265dca_20.jpeg]

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(12-19-2012, 10:08 PM)HILLTOPPER Wrote: It says for listing only what I see is Resmed S8 Humidaire 3i CPAP machine

Maybe sone one will reconise it?
Dan

Dan,

Like Zonk said, the humidifier is an H3i and if it was purchased with whichever version S8 this is in the pic, then that puts the machine at close to 5 years or older, I bought my S8 with an H4i (newer version) humidifier from my DME over 4 1/2 years ago.

Of course, it could only have 20 hours of actual usage on it, in which case it's just like "new old stock", almost new but been sitting on a shelf for years.

Your profile shows you use a full face mask and the picture really looks like the included mask is nasal pillows but it's still hard to tell, if that's the case then the mask is of little use to you.

For a true bug-out bag, you'll need some battery pack's to run your CPAP in case you can't get to a power source or generator for a few days.

Don't forget, the world is scheduled to end this Friday so, maybe you won't need a backup machine after all! Dielaughing

Ren
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(12-19-2012, 11:51 PM)TheWerkz Wrote:
(12-19-2012, 10:08 PM)HILLTOPPER Wrote: It says for listing only what I see is Resmed S8 Humidaire 3i CPAP machine

Maybe sone one will reconise it?
Dan

Dan,

Like Zonk said, the humidifier is an H3i and if it was purchased with whichever version S8 this is in the pic, then that puts the machine at close to 5 years or older, I bought my S8 with an H4i (newer version) humidifier from my DME over 4 1/2 years ago.

Of course, it could only have 20 hours of actual usage on it, in which case it's just like "new old stock", almost new but been sitting on a shelf for years.

Your profile shows you use a full face mask and the picture really looks like the included mask is nasal pillows but it's still hard to tell, if that's the case then the mask is of little use to you.

For a true bug-out bag, you'll need some battery pack's to run your CPAP in case you can't get to a power source or generator for a few days.

Don't forget, the world is scheduled to end this Friday so, maybe you won't need a backup machine after all! Dielaughing

Ren

I guess if the world is going to end on friday
I will wait. I figgure if I go to heaven The air will be as sweet a the morning dew, & no machine will improve on that ,,, BUt If I go where I suspect.plastic will melt Dielaughing
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Thanks every one I don't think that older machine will live up to what I expect.
Thanks for openning my eyes .Rolleyes
Dan
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