The standard series 60 Humidifier can not use the heated tube. There is an upgrade kit that includes an 80 Watt power supply (necessary upgrade), new lid and heated tube. depending on your original prescription the DME may have been required to provide the upgrade as part of what your insurance paid for, subject to your copay.
It might be about a $70 upgrade, but some DMEs live in the clouds and can make up their own numbers. An online supplier offers the complete heated tube humidifier and hose for $229.
Well its winter wood burner in full swing and I have switched to the heated hose mode for the last month. Glad I have it. If I didnt Id probably be looking into getting it.
In the dry air caused by the wood burner and with a cool to cold bedroom I can run 90 percent humidity which is wide open, using a tank of water in 8 hours and still have a dry hose in the am.
If you get a PRS1 series sixty just go ahead and get the heated hose when you do. Easier than the the conversion later. You dont have to run it if you dont want too, but youll probably see a good period of time youll want too LOL.
Hola, necesito por favor una información, soy nuevo en el foro, si alguien puede pasarme el programa para leer la tarjeta de memoria de mi cpap respironic automatico. agradezco la información gracias : Gracias:
The first online supplier I checked offered the upgrade kit (power supply, hose, lid) for $75 plus shipping.
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If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.