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Jimbo Offline

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Posts: 3
Joined: Jul 2013

Machine: RESMED S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 10
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Toronto

Post: #1
Portable Machine Recommendation
Have s9 autoset but find it awkward for travelling.
Can anyone recommend a good (small) machine for travelling?
Would like it to be auto but not essential

Thanx
12-27-2013 11:35 AM
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PollCat Offline
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Posts: 1,576
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: H5i Cleanable with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP-ing since 1995; Type 2 Diabetes; Chronic Asthma; Gout

Sex: Male
Location: Westfield, IN

Post: #2
RE: Portable Machine Recommendation
Welcome, Jimbo. The one I use is no longer available; but if you search the internet or visit the online DMEs (check our supplier lists at the top of this page) you'll be able to research small machines.


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12-27-2013 12:13 PM
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zonk Offline

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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: Portable Machine Recommendation
Hi Jimbo, welcome aboard
Z1 Travel CPAP Machine
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-The-HDM-Z1

Transcend Auto Travel CPAP Machine
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...for-Travel
12-27-2013 12:53 PM
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Zorki1c Offline

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Posts: 134
Joined: Jun 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 6
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Pacific Northwest United States

Post: #4
RE: Portable Machine Recommendation
I picked up a Respronics RemStar Pro M just for use on trips with only 50 hours on it for $100. The Pro M isn't auto but I hauled it to Russia and back and I pretty much forgot I was carrying it. Don't know it it is but it feels more ruggedly-built than my S9. The only negative is I don't have a reader for its odd data card.

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12-27-2013 05:02 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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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: Portable Machine Recommendation
The small size machines are, in my opinion, not worth the extra cost. It would be easier to either leave the humidifier at home or get a second machine just for travel (so if it is damaged, you're still covered at home). Without the humidifier, the S9 is about the same size as some of these mini-machines.

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12-27-2013 07:44 PM
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Jagman Offline

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Posts: 17
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: F&P Icon
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Inbuilt
CPAP Pressure: 10
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: Also have Transmed 11

Sex: Male
Location: Ulladulla, Australia

Post: #6
RE: Portable Machine Recommendation
I bought a Transcend non-auto CPAP machine for travel. I also bought the P8 battery for camping or when no power was available.

Overall I am not that satisfied with it as the pressure seems to be too high. My prescription is for 10 cm but I have had to bring the pressure down to 6 so that it doesn't blow my face up.
It is noisy, and if you add the humidifier is not a small unit to carry. It ends up being nearly twice as big as my F&P Icon auto. Maybe the Transcend Auto is better?

So from my point of view, the pros are;

It is small and light (without the humidifier)
It will run on battery power.

The cons are;
It is big with the humidifier
It is noisy
The pressure seems to be too high for it's setting. Maybe I should have it calibrated.

Mind you, I may be spoilt with the F&P Icon Auto but that is all I have to compare it too. I would love this little unit to be a bit more friendly and I am trying a lot of different settings to make it better. I'll keep on experimenting and maybe reach a compromise with it.

Cheers,
06-23-2014 07:15 PM
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cant_sleep_in_nj Offline

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Posts: 58
Joined: Nov 2013

Machine: Resmed S8
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: mirage quattro
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 14
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: Also use a transcend II for travel with a mirage quattro full face mask

Sex: Male
Location: New Jersey

Post: #7
RE: Portable Machine Recommendation
been traveling every week for close to a year with the transcend unit and really like it. small and easy, never a problem.
06-27-2014 08:22 PM
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