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OMyMyOHellYes Offline

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Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Location: Texas

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Pretty darned good travel kit
OK - have been angling for a really good travel setup for myself.

Finally came down to the following:
  • Respironics S-8 Autoset II - NOS - with 4 nights sleep on it - about 28 hours blower time I put on it to make sure it runs before getting out to BFE*
  • Old Resmed Mirage FX mask w/ new cushion
  • Resmed Slimline Tubing - 6'
  • 12' cord purchased separately since the standard 6' cord seems just a tad short in many hotel rooms
  • Spare Filters
  • Ruggard Navigator 35 shoulder bag (camera bag)
  • Respiratory Equipment tag that will slip in the side pocket for privacy when not needed (not really required, but I find it sometimes helps to have authoritative looking documentation for some of the more common-sense-challenged airport folk)
The S-8 flow generator is double padded on the end, flaps fold over it, tube coils up in the remaining half with the mask slipping down inside the tube coils. My pill box fits right on top of all the rest of it, and the cord will go in the front pocket with spare filters. That front pocket will also hold a few extra insulin pens and a small glucose meter with test strips.

OMM


*Buffalo Falls Escarpment wilderness park lodge - What were you thinking?
(This post was last modified: 04-03-2015 07:31 PM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
04-03-2015 05:35 PM
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truetopath Offline

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Machine: PR system one 560p auto with a flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resumed F10
Humidifier: PR system one
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Lake View, NY

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RE: Pretty darned good travel kit
Nice setup!
04-03-2015 06:00 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

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RE: Pretty darned good travel kit
Looks like you've thought of everything!
Well-done
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04-03-2015 07:03 PM
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GeoffD Offline

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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: Integral + ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 14-17
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: New England

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RE: Pretty darned good travel kit
I don't bother with an extension cord though that's not a bad idea. Between the cord on the power brick and the hose, I have always had plenty of length for any business hotel. I pack a little 3-way outlet so I can take use the electrical outlet that is occupied by the alarm clock and the lamp and also be able to plug in the CPAP machine and a USB phone charger.
04-04-2015 11:51 PM
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OMyMyOHellYes Offline

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Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Texas

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RE: Pretty darned good travel kit
The outlet splitter is a good idea. I was thinking I could make do with a more remote outlet with the long power cord but it wouldn't hurt to have the splitter. I have run into situations where the {one} available outlet at the head of the bed was taken up by clock and lamp. And clock was something I needed in pre-smartphone days. In addition to the splitter, I should probably drop a USB converter and retractable cord in the kit for charging the phone. I have one in the briefcase, but it is so small as to not be bothersome in this case.

I love it when hotels have a full socket over the nightstand for all the electrical things we now travel with. When outfitting my second guest room here in the house with bedside table, I did get alarm clocks with USB ports and set them up with charging cables for both USB and Thunderbolt plugs.

One of the reasons I went back to an S-8 variant was to get rid of the power brick required of other models.

OMM
(This post was last modified: 04-05-2015 08:17 AM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
04-05-2015 08:12 AM
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retired_guy Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

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RE: Pretty darned good travel kit
You forgot something............


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04-05-2015 10:42 PM
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justMongo Offline

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
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CPAP Software: Other Software

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RE: Pretty darned good travel kit
Good choice of travel bags. Even has room for your P229.

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04-05-2015 11:12 PM
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DocWils Offline

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Machine: Philips Remstar series 60
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed P10
Humidifier: same as machine
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Switzerland

Post: #8
RE: Pretty darned good travel kit
I carry mine in a leather pilot's case (the wheels and stuff mean I don't have to carry it, and I can fit my Vaio Pro 13 laptop in for good measure) when I'm travelling - to date only once has an airline queried me and asked for documentation (which I always carry) - when travelling back from Florence after a conference - the Italians were pretty bolshy about it, and I don't know whether to be annoyed at the nit-pickery of the Italians or the lack of interest security in Zurich, Heathrow or JFK ever showed in my gear.....
04-06-2015 04:24 PM
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AshSF Online

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Machine: PRS1 D560TS
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed P10, Bkup: Airfit F10 & Quattro Air
Humidifier: PRS1 60 series with Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 8 - 8 w/ Aflex 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Using APAP mode with fixed pressure

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RE: Pretty darned good travel kit
I like to carry my prs1 auto with humidifier so I needed a bigger bag. I settled on a case logic slrc 206 camera backpack. It's big enough for all this:
1) PRS1 auto with humidifier with heated hose
2) Heated hose
3) Full face mask
4) Hose clamp For overhead mount.
5) power brick in the front pocket.
6) surge protector in the side tripod mount.

Still has a sleeve left for a MacBook Pro 15 inch and some random pockets for small stuff.
   

Started APAP 4-20, Closed range to 7.5-14, then straight 8.0 w/ Aflex 3
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.
04-07-2015 12:01 AM
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