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As the legend goes, a country doctor named Dr. Allen DeVilbiss first invented an atomizer designed to help his patients breathe easier in his backyard tool shed in 1888.
From humble origins in the doctor’s backyard, DeVilbiss Healthcare has grown into a global leader in respiratory medical manufacturing. Today, DeVilbiss designs, manufactures, and distributes respiratory therapy devices and medical technologies to more than 100 countries around the world. The company’s commitment to technological advances in the respiratory therapy world has earned them an A+ rating from the BBB.
DeVilbiss Healthcare manufactures a line of state-of-the-art Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines. Widely regarded as the most effective way to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), CPAP devices deliver pressurized air through the nasal passages to help users breathe easier during sleep.
In this guide, we’ll discuss the five different models of DeVilbiss CPAP machines, including the IntelliPAP Standard, Standard Plus with SmartFlex, AutoAdjust, Bilevel S, and AutoBilevel. To help you identify the right device for your individual needs, we’ll compare specs and explain the differences in their technologies.
|IntelliPAP Standard||IntelliPAP Standard Plus with SmartFlex||IntelliPAP AutoAdjust||IntelliPAP Bilevel S||IntelliPAP AutoBilevel|
|CPAP price (est.):||$325||$395||$490||$945||$1,145|
|CPAP with humidifier price (est.):||$395||$495||$545||$1,025||$1,225|
|Dimensions (CPAP only):||4.2″H x 6.5″W x 6.9″D||4.2″H x 6.5″W x 6.9″D||4.2″H x 6.5″W x 6.9″D||4.2″H x 6.5″W x 6.9″D||4.2″H x 6.5″W x 6.9″D|
|Dimensions (CPAP & humidifier):||6.4″H x 6.5″W x 8.4″D||6.4″H x 6.5″W x 8.4″D||6.4″H x 6.5″W x 8.4″D||6.4″H x 6.5″W x 8.4″D||6.4″H x 6.5″W x 8.4″D|
|Weight (CPAP only, est.):||2.7 lbs||2.7 lbs||2.7 lbs||2.7 lbs||2.7 lbs|
|Weight (CPAP, humidifier & case est.):||4.45 lbs||4.45 lbs||4.45 lbs||4.45 lbs||4.45 lbs|
|Hose length:||6 ft or 10 ft||6 ft or 10 ft||6 ft or 10 ft||6 ft or 10 ft||6 ft or 10 ft|
|Operating Pressure range:||3 to 20 cmH20 (.5 increments)||3 to 20 cmH20 (.5 increments)||3 to 20 cmH20 (.5 increments)||3 to 25 cmH20 (.5 increments)||3 to 25 cmH20 (.5 increments)|
|Humidifier capacity:||400 mL||400 mL||400 mL||400 mL||400 mL|
|Sound volume:||26 dbA||26 dbA||26 dbA||26 dbA||26 dbA|
|Ramp time:||0 to 45 min in 5-minute increments||0 to 45 min in 5-minute increments||0 to 45 min in 5-minute increments||0 to 45 min in 5-minute increments||0 to 45 min in 5-minute increments|
|Power consumption:||65 W||65 W||65 W||65 W||65W|
|Operating altitude (est.):||Up to 9,000 ft||Up to 9,000 ft||Up to 9,000 ft||Up to 9,000 ft||Up to 9,000 ft|
|Warranty length:||3 years||3 years||3 years||3 years||3 years|
|Carrying case included?||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
The first and least expensive member of the IntelliPAP CPAP series, the DeVilbiss IntelliPAP Standard boasts the same compact design and many of the essential features of the later models. Like all four models, the DeVilbiss IntelliPAP Standard CPAP machine includes an optional heated humidifier that can be attached to form a single unit.
Tuck customer satisfaction rating: 95% (372 customer reviews)
The IntelliPAP Standard Plus takes comfort a step further with the introduction of SmartFlex, a technology that helps relieve machine pressure as you exhale. The SmartFlex system incorporates three levels of pressure relief and six different inspiratory and six rounding options to customize transitions between inhaling and exhaling.
Tuck customer satisfaction rating: 97% (91 customer reviews)
The versatile IntelliPAP AutoAdjust can function both as a traditional fixed-pressure CPAP machine and an auto-adjusting device. The auto-adjusting feature relies on an algorithm to learn your breathing patterns and changes pressure in response to hypopnea, expiratory puffs, and other events and conditions during the night.
Tuck customer satisfaction score: 93% (778 customer reviews)
Recommended for patients who require higher pressure to maintain open airways, the IntelliPAP Bilevel S machine offers a pressure range of 3 to 25 cm H20 compared to the 3 to 20 cm H20 of the previous three models. The Bilevel S can operate in traditional CPAP or in Bilevel mode, which delivers two different pressures for inhaling and exhaling.
Tuck customer satisfaction score: 96% (65 customer reviews)
The newest IntelliPAP machine from Devilbiss Healthcare, the IntelliPAP AutoBilevel combines traditional CPAP with auto-adjusting and bilevel technologies into one machine. On auto-bilevel mode, the system utilizes an algorithm to self-adjust pressure on both inhalation and elation.
Tuck customer satisfaction score: 97% (62 customer reviews)
The IntelliPAP machines are virtually identical in size and design, and all offer an optional attached humidifier. Choosing from the different models largely comes down to determining whether traditional CPAP, auto-adjusting, bilevel, or a combination of the three technologies is best for you. We’ve discussed these three different technologies and sleepers they are best suited for below.
Even if your pressure needs are not high enough to require a bilevel device, you may want to skip the IntelliPAP Standard if you find that exhaling while wearing a CPAP device can be challenging or uncomfortable. In addition to having more limited data reporting, the IntelliPAP Standard is missing the SmartFlex exhalation pressure relief feature of the other two non-bilevel devices.
8 out of 10 customer experiences show consumers have had a positive experience with DeVilbiss Healthcare.
DeVilbiss Healthcare was founded as The DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company in 1888.DeVilbiss Healthcare was founded as The DeVilbiss Manufacturing Company in 1888.
100 DeVilbiss Drive
Somerset, PA 15501
DeVilbiss Healthcare’s current BBB rating is A+.
DeVilbiss does not operate any brick-and-mortar stores or showrooms; all purchases and deliveries are arranged through accredited retailers.