When I first picked up the Zzz-PAP and held it, I noticed how well it is made. This thing is solid. It reminded me of the Resmed S8 Compact, at a fraction of the cost. You can hold it in the palm of your hand, and it feels like a rock. People who have tried the S8 Compact will know exactly what I mean.
As far as features go, it has a pressure range from 4cm to 18cm, This hits the majority of hoseheads. If you need a higher pressure, the Goodknight 420G is your ticket.
The Zzzz-PAP has a ramp feature, manual altitude adjustment, and can be bundled with the Zzz-PAP heated humidifier. The humidifier reminds me of the classic REMstar heated humidifier. This is a plus in my book.
The foot print of this machine is very small. As you can see in the pictures at CPAP.com, the Zzzz-PAP sitting on the left next to the 420G is about half the size without the humidifier:
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There is only one power cable that needs to be plugged into the wall when using the heated humidifier. It is reminiscent of the way the classic REMstar is powered. There is a short jumper from the humidifier to the PAP. This is a great feature for travelers.
The Zzz-PAP does not come with DC battery capability, so If you need this type of feature, stick with the 420G, and of course the CPAP.com battery pack.
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Speaking of the CPAP.com battery pack, we have sold lots of them and the feedback has been very good. This is a great way to travel light and have power anywhere.
Probably the most striking feature of the Zzzz-PAP, other than how solid it's built, is how quiet it is. This is without a doubt the quietest cpap I have used. I judge this from what I consider quiet, the REMstar classic model, and the HC200 series by Fisher and Paykel. There are no inhale and exhale sounds that I can hear. Since we each have a different idea of quiet, you will have to make that determination, but I contend it is the quietest machine on the market today.
When asked by Johnny Goodman if I thought it was a good machine, my answer was a resounding "Yes!!!"
I hope this sheds some light on the machine. I know there has been discussion here about it, but thus far not a lot of answers. I hope this helps.
Ted the Titrator
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