No. Transcend has been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and found safe for everyday use. In addition, Transcend uses advance blower technology that all but eliminates friction and heat generation. You will feel no heat or vibration from Transcend.
Your healthcare provider or Somnetics Customer Support (877-621-9626) can assist you with any questions you may have.
Transcend can be used with all CPAP masks, including nasal cushion, nares pillow, and full face. Note, however, that unless the Transcend Waterless Humidification™ option is used, humidification will not be available.
If the Transcend Waterless Humidification option is used, mask compatibility is important. See the question: Is Transcend Waterless Humidification technology compatible with all CPAP masks? for a discussion on mask compatibility.
To give you the freedom to use the mask of your choice, Transcend does not come with a CPAP mask. This is common practice with all CPAP offerings.
Yes. The P4 and P8 batteries can be used in line with AC power (home wall power) or DC power (such as in a car, boat or RV). By doing so, the P4 or P8 battery will provide an uninterrupted power supply, just like a laptop computer battery. In the event of a storm or power outage, using the Transcend battery in line will guarantee power for the therapy you need for a good night’s sleep.
Pressure and ramp can be set by a Clinician or DME on the Transcend CPAP by using either the compliance software supplied with the Transcend Sleep Apnea Therapy System or the optional LCD Programmable Base Station. Either must be operated in Clinician mode to set pressure on Transcend.
Drying mode serves as a method to dry out excess moisture remaining from device usage. As such, it is preferable to keep the hose and interface attached, but not required.
The Transcend CPAP is designed for efficient therapy delivery regardless of orientation, thus you may seat the device in whichever direction allows for the most comfortable therapy.