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Portable Machine Recommendation
#1
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
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#2
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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#3
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

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#4
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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#5
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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#6
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,
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#7
been traveling every week for close to a year with the transcend unit and really like it. small and easy, never a problem.
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