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bacteria filter question
Help I am sorry to ask a question that makes me sound like a simpleton. I have used this inline bacterial filter on my cpap for a month only. It is time for the filter to be changed. I can find replacement filters for this device online easily enough. My question is how does one open the plastic filter chamber to remove the old used on and insert the new one. Thinking-about

The plastic device doesn't seem to screw or pull off or apart. Please don't laugh. I am challenged here. Dont-know
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#2
RE: bacteria filter question
The plastic capsule and filter are integral and not meant to be opened. The filter is a very thin fragile membrane and will be damaged if handled. Replacements come enclosed in a plastic capsule.
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RE: bacteria filter question
Filers are typically assembled in a cleanroom under sterile conditions to minimize contamination. Opening a sealed unit can defeat the anti-bacterial properties by allowing external contaminants in the chamber.
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RE: bacteria filter question
Thank you to both responders! Thanks
They are single use from what you are saying.
I have a PR System One cpap.
Is there an additional setting I need to change to add for the inline filter?

My husband has the Resmed Autoset and it has a setting for the A/B filter
but I don't see anything on the settings for the PR System One  Huh
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RE: bacteria filter question
If the PAP has the setting, it's labeled AB filter for anti-bacterial. And as others stated the entire filter is swapped for a new one. Here's an image to make certain we're on the same page. It's something like this.

   
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RE: bacteria filter question
Yes, this photo is what I am using.
PR System One has a setting for this?
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That I'm not sure. I've never been issued a PR System One.
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RE: bacteria filter question
Although Philips Respironics has an in-line bacterial filter, there is no setting in the PRS1 machines.

I know these are sold for allergy relief, but I never really thought they would be very effective, and risk mildew or mold contamination. If you don't really need it, I would forego the filter.
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Thank you all for the answers! Thanks
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I think I've heard if these AB filters get wet, mold can be an issue along with blocking airflow. The point is I've heard more negatives than positives for using these.
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