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Recommend a bacterial filter?
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Recommend a bacterial filter?
I read the PR foam issues thread, and the idea of possibly using an inline filter.

- what recommended type and model for the Dreamstation AutoCPAP?
- silly question.. where to install on the machine - with or without the humidify unit?
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RE: Recommend a bacterial filter?
I saw a video discussion with Philips reps and it was stated that it's not recommended to use these filters. 

AFAIK, it would only stop larger particles that might be released, but wouldn't do anything for the off-gassing of the foam.
My get-up-and-go musta got up and went.  Cool
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RE: Recommend a bacterial filter?
Adding a filter on the Dreamstations discharge will reduce the amount of air delivered. It affects how the fan works.
(memory...fan laws (Mechanical Engineering) )
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RE: Recommend a bacterial filter?
I've seen a couple that go between the mask and end of the hose, that swear that they don't reduce airflow (which seems like that's impossible to me) but they also say not to use with a humidifier. And while it may stop the larger particles, they may not stop smaller particles (depending on the filter and particle size) and probably not gases either (that would definitely affect the airflow).


See my comparison of Viatom/Wellue and CMS50F oximeters here.

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RE: Recommend a bacterial filter?
Your best bet, if one exists on the market, is to use a HEPA filter designed for you machine.  I suspect that a bacterial filter, depending on what that means and what you purchase, might be too restrictive.  It will drive your machine's motor to use a lot more amperage to get sufficient airflow past such a filter, running hot as a result, or at least wearing out substantially faster.
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RE: Recommend a bacterial filter?
The inline antibacterial filter would be one that doesn't like humidity.

Certainly you can try this if you want. Make certain to edit your AB filter setting to ON.

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