ResMed has made some key design changes to their already excellent S8 platform of CPAP machines to make them even better.
First, they developed a unique low-inertia, dual-stage motor that rotates at much lower speeds than motors in traditional CPAP devices. Being dual-stage allows it to perform more efficiently at the lower speeds, resulting in exceptionally low noise levels of 26 dB. This revolutionary motor is also encapsulated in a protective silicon envelope that partially inflates with air and further isolates the unit from shock and vibration. ResMed wraps it up in a durable thermoplastic housing for additional protection and sound-deadening. This produces a machine that is noticeably quieter than its competitors.
Second, ResMed has added the new Easy-Breathe waveform to the clinically effective EPR (Expiratory Pressure Relief) to create an exceptional pressure relief system. Throughout the night and breath by breath, the Easy-Breathe waveform softens the pressure upon exhalation and inhalation, creating a gentle breathing rhythm that adapts to the patient™s natural breathing cycle. The result: pressure cycles and patient breathing are more closely synchronised, which makes breathing with the machine more natural.
S8 Escape™ II CPAP delivers ResMed's superior quality and reliability in a lightweight, compact flow generator. The S8 Escape also provides extra support for clinicians and patients with the S8 Personal Assistant, which notifies patients when it™s time to call their provider, replace their mask, or insert their ResScan data card for remote compliance downloads. In addition to collecting compliance downloads, the ResScan data card can be used to adjust treatment pressure or set the Personal Assistant reminders.
Features & Benefits
- Small, lightweight system
- 12V or 24V DC input via ResMed™s DC-12 converter
Performance: Operating pressure range: 4 to 20 cm H2O
Dimensions (H x W x D): 4.6™ x 6.5™ x 5.7™ (112 mm x 164 mm x 145 mm)
Weight: 2.9lb (1.3 kg)
- 100™240V, 50/60Hz; 110V, 400Hz; 2.5A
- Refer to the DC-12 converter instructions for DC ratings. Only use the ResMed DC-12 converter for DC input.
Actual power consumption will vary depending on factors such as the use of accessories, height above sea level, and ambient temperature. Power consumption values for typical treatment conditions (using a breathing machine set to 0.5 L and 15 breaths/min with 2 m (6™ 6™) air tubing and an Ultra MirageTM mask) are given in the following table.
|Device ||Pressure (cm H2O) ||Power (VA) ||Power (W)|
| ||5 ||17 ||8|
| ||10 ||23 ||12|
| ||15 ||29 ||16|
| ||20 ||34 ||20|
Power outlet for Accessory
Note: Accessory currently not available.
Outlet range: 100™240V, 50/60Hz; 110V, 400Hz; 2.0A
Air Filter: Two-layered, powder-bonded, polyester non-woven fiber
Air Tubing: Flexible plastic, 2 m (6™ 6™)
IEC 60601-1 Classifications: Class II (double insulation), Type CF
Dimensions (L x W x D): 2.56™ x 0.87™ x 0.03™ (65.04 mm x 22.15 mm x 0.85 mm)
Data Card Module
Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.95™ x 1.66™ x 0.47™ (49.7 mm x 42.2 mm x 12 mm)
All Devices (Where Applicable)
Housing Construction: Flame retardant engineering thermoplastic
Operating Temperature: +41øF to +104øF (+5øC to +40øC)
Operating Humidity: 10%™95% non-condensing
Storage and Transport Temperature: -4øF to +140øF (-20øC to +60øC)
Storage and Transport Humidity: 10%™95% non-condensing
Operating Altitude: sea level to 8500™ (2591 m)
Product complies with all applicable electromagnetic compatibility requirements (EMC) according to IEC60601-1-2, for residential, commercial, and light industry environments.