This kit only works on the 60 series units, unfortunately it will not work with the 50 series units
If you have a PRS1 (Philips Respironics System One) Series 60 C/A/Bi PAP machine with a humidifier the odds are good you have the standard humidifier without the heated hose or climate line.
The base unit has "classic humidification" of settings 1-5 where the water is heated by the humidifier base plate, and the settings of 1-5 are strictly for humidification with 1 being the lowest setting and 5 being the maximum humidification setting. The hose itself is not heated in the base model.
If you are experiencing cold air, or rain out, (where condensation creates water in the hose or mask) then this upgrade kit is what you are looking for.
The kit can be found for $100 or less, a pretty good overall value for what is included.
The kit includes;
1- Humidifier Cover with heated hose adapter.
1- Heated hose, climate line.
1- AC Adapter 80W.
1- Instruction manual.
The installation is quite simple, and straight forward. You open the standard humidifier pulling the current cover upward till you hear a cracking sound. Then you gently but firmly pull the top of the cover upwards to remove it. Next run the power connector on the current cover down into the base of the unit and attach it. Then slide the new cover back down and on and close the cover. Now replace the old hose with the new one, and replace the old power supply with the new one and you're all done.
You will now have access to the series one humidification. In the setup you may now set the humidification from 1-3 with 1 being the lowest humidity level and 3 being the maximum. The 5 setting dial that used to control humidity now controls the heated hose. 5 settings of heat are available with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the maximum heat.
Bang for the buck I would say this is a great addition if you need the heat as I did.
It works just as they said it would, heating the air over the ambient room temperature, and stopping rain out even at higher humidification levels.
You will notice that with the modification it will use more water as heating the air allows for more moisture and so more water use.
Overall I like the unit, and can find not a single drawback to using it. I would recommend it to anyone, and frankly I think it should be standard on all the units.[/align]
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