Are accessories interchangeable between machines?

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speechless1
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Are accessories interchangeable between machines?

Post by speechless1 » Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:54 am

Hi all,

It's been a while since I posted here, since I first was prescribed and learning how to use CPAP therapy. I'm 3 and a half years into the life of my dreamstation, and I have a box full of tubing, masks, etc, I figure if insurance pays for it, I'll get it on the prescribed schedule, even if it doesn't need replacement right away. So, I have extras :)

Now, this morning, I wake to the news of a Phillips recall. I have severe apnea, and took to heart my doctor's advice to USE the machine, or I can die. So, this sudden news that now I'm NOT supposed to use my machine pending repairs that might take a year, seems ridiculous. I know my doctor must be overwhelmed with calls, so no, I haven't called them yet to ask.

My question for now, If I were to switch machines (Airsense 10 maybe?), are my accessories compatible across machine types? I've used Amara View happily for several years now, along with dreamstation heated tubing. Could I plug these items into another machine and would they work?

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Pugsy
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Re: Are accessories interchangeable between machines?

Post by Pugsy » Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:00 am

Masks are interchangeable and pretty much compatible with all brands of machines except maybe some masks designed especially for the tiny travel machines and your masks aren't those.

Non heated hoses are also interchangeable between brands.

Now heated hoses....NOT INTERCHANGEABLE because of the differences in power supply configuration as well as power in general.

Filters...NOT interchangeable because they simply won't fit.
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