Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

new contec 50F finger probes short lifespan?
#1
new contec 50F finger probes short lifespan?
I can tell from the various pictures on the internet that the Contec 50F has two versions, with the newer version has the probe plug into the wristband with a usb C connector. I just had my second probe fail. Both of them failed after about 4 months of use.

The first one I chalked up to a one-off weak solder joint, but now that I've had a second one fail on pretty much the same time frame I'm thinking that it's the design.

Have other users had the same experience? If anybody else has had a failure, has anybody successfully taken one apart and fixed it?

I ordered another probe a couple of weeks ago, and it shipped on the 21st. No idea when it will arrive, though, since it is shipping from China.
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#2
RE: new contec 50F finger probes short lifespan?
I've now had the third probe fail.

I think that it's a really poor design, in that snagging the cable jerks on the solder joint on the finger part, and pulls it out.

The hubs thinks that a smarter design would be bluetooth between the probe and the wristband.

Anybody else had similar experience, or am I just unlucky? Anybody figured out a fix?
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
RE: new contec 50F finger probes short lifespan?
To help prevent the cable snagging you could try using some tape (paper surgical tape) to hold the cable in place.  Or maybe an elastic "Ace" bandage.  Even an old sock over your hand.

While it doesn't solve the design issue, it may help the probe(s) last longer.
Jeff8356
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


MacBook Air (2017, Intel) | macOS Monterey (12.6.3) | OSCAR v1.4.0 | VM = Win10 (19043.1446) |
How to Links:
Installing OSCAR on a Mac
Organizing your OSCAR charts
Attaching screenshots and files for the forum
OSCAR Help
OSCAR Data Interpretation

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Contec RS01 battery life gnluna 2 341 01-31-2023, 04:46 AM
Last Post: gnluna
  Random nights of short sleep due to several days mounting to too much sleep? CorruptAlligator 2 293 10-19-2022, 09:04 PM
Last Post: Lucid
  Should I avoid CPAP for short time after tonsillectomy? Labromaniac 10 696 06-17-2022, 12:59 PM
Last Post: Labromaniac
  Where to buy replacement probe for Contec CMS 50F Oximeter yankees123 31 1,363 06-01-2022, 08:57 PM
Last Post: yankees123
  Short tubing for ResMed Air 10 - reduced rainout? morpheus1958 3 429 05-28-2022, 08:36 PM
Last Post: Big Guy
  [CPAP] Lot of Apneas in short time CanberrySleeper 2 470 04-11-2022, 07:14 PM
Last Post: SarcasticDave94
  Does EPR (or other press supports) reduce lifespan of blower motor ? DaveCar 7 731 03-13-2022, 12:54 AM
Last Post: Geer1


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.