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Fisher & Paykel HC150 Heated Humidifier Overview
When air is pumped into air passageways by a CPAP system, these passageways can easily become dried out. This can cause CPAP users discomfort, make it difficult for them to sleep, and may even prevent them from continuing CPAP treatment. The Fisher & Paykel HC150 Heated Humidification System supplies a solution. This item works in tandem with a CPAP Machine to provide heated moisture directly to air passageways as the CPAP is being used to help prevent dryness, congestion, bloody noses, discomfort, and more. This new and improved version of the Fisher & Paykel HC150 Humidifier not only provides continuous humidity, it features smart ambient tracking that senses the surrounding room's temperature and adjusts the heater plate's temperature accordingly. This prevents condensation and maximizes humidity for superior performance.
This Respiratory Therapy Device has a sleek and intuitive design that makes set-up and use a straightforward process. Its small footprint also makes it easy to fit almost anywhere, including on low bedside tables. Finally, this product is AC/DC inverter compatible. Try the Fisher & Paykel HC150 Heated Humidifier today for a more comfortable CPAP experience.
Features and Benefits
- Upgraded Design
- Airway Miniaturization
- Ambient Tracking
- Humidity Adjustment to Accommodate Location Temperature
- Condensation Prevention
- AC/DC Inverter Compatible
- Sleek Aesthetic
- Small Footprint
- Simple, Straightforward Design
- Easy to Use
What Comes in the Box?
- 1 HC150 Base
- 2 Water Chambers
- 1 Mounting Tray
- 1 Short Tube
- 2 Adapters
- 1 User Manual
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the side effects of using a CPAP machine?
Side effects can include claustrophobia, skin irritation, dry mouth, a dry or congested nasal passage, nosebleed, lung discomfort, sleep discomfort, accidental air swallowing, etc. A heated humidifier can help users with several of these side effects.
Is a humidifier necessary on a CPAP?
Patients often find heated humidification to be necessary for comfortable sleep and effective PAP device use. This is because heated humidification makes breathing easier and more comfortable by moisturizing the nasal passageway and throat and helping prevent the accumulation of mucus. This is particularly true of users who take two or more medications, users over 60, users who have had UPPP surgery, and users with chronic mucosal disease.
What temperature should I set my CPAP humidifier?
Low to high temperatures are indicated on this machine by the numbers 1 - 4. Users should choose the temperature level indicated by a doctor if special instruction has been given. If no special instruction has been given, level 3 is likely the best option.
Replacement Parts and Accessories
- Chamber Inlet Tube: Replacement tubing and connector for the HC150.
- Disposable Humidifier Water Chambers: Replacement disposable water chambers. Each has a 15.2 ounce capacity.
- Mounting Tray: Replacement, foldable mouting trays.
- Water Manometer: This item measures CPAP pressure and measures 0 - 18 H20.
- 3B Lumin: This device uses ultraviolet light to quickly kill bacteria and mold. This item can also be used to disinfect hearing aids, cell phones, children's toys, and more.
- Ayr Saline Nasal Gel: Moisturizing and soothing nasal drops for users who use PAP devices.
- CPAP Cleaning Wipes: Cleaning wipes made especially for PAP machines for when a device needs a quick wipe down.
How to Use a CPAP Humidifer
- Keep the humidifier at a lower level than the user to ensure proper condensation drainage.
- Always place this item on a flat, stable surface.
- Ensure that the item and its cords are not placed somewhere where it may be tripped over, stepped on, or knocked over.
- Ensure that the humidifier is mounted securely if a tray is being used.
- If this item is mounted to a table, ensure it is mounted securely.
- Use caution with liquids when near a CPAP system or this humidifier. Do not spill liquid on these devices. Do not submerge these items in water.
- Fill an appropriate Fisher & Paykel water chamber with distilled water to the max line.
- The heater plate may be hot. Be careful not to touch it. Press down on the chamber guard; then slide the water chamber securely onto the humidifier base.
- Attach the CPAP air outlet to the humidifier air inlet via the short inlet tube.
- Attach the CPAP mask to the humidifier's air outlet via the long air delivery tube.
- After properly assembling the humidifier and filling the water reservior to the max line with distilled water, connect the wall adapter to an outlat with appropriate voltage.
- Turn on the CPAP system that will be used in collaboration with this humidifier. Ensure there is proper air flow through the mask and tubing. Adjust attachments if proper airflow has not been achieved.
- Flip the ON/OFF switch to the "ON" position.
- Change the temperature to an appropriate setting for the user's needs. If no special instruction has been given by a health care professional regarding temperature, set the temperature to setting three.
- The humidifier will take about 20 minutes to heat and stabilize at its set temperature. Wait about 20 minutes before use.
- Put the CPAP mask on and use it according to the mask's manufacturer's instruction and a doctor's instruction.
Manuals and Documents
- Brochure contains product details.
- Product Manual contains use and care instructions.
Care by Design (2:57 minutes)
- Manufacturer: Fisher & Paykel
- Brand: HC150
- Item Number: 150JHU
- Application: CPAP Humidification
- Type: Heated Humidifier
- Style: Ambient Tracking
- Color: White
- Weight (w/ Chamber): 1.8 lbs
- Height: 2.1 Inch
- Width: 5.2 Inch
- Length: 5.7 Inch
- Heater Plate Range: 86° ° - 149° ° F at 77° ° F
- Power Frequency: 50 - 60 Hz
- Power Consumption: 92 W Max
- American Sleep Apnea Association. The Importance of CPAP Humidification.
- American Sleep Association. CPAP Side Effects.
- Additional Information