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On a mission to enhance the quality of life for people with respiratory disorders, Somnetics International Inc. manufactures a line of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines to treat sleep apnea and related concerns. The Somnetics series of Transcend CPAP devices are all designed to be travel-friendly, with waterless humidification, lightweight accessories, and portable power source options.
After introducing the original Transcend CPAP device, Somnetics followed up with Transcend EZEX and Transcend AUTO editions. All three models fit in the palm of your hand and weigh less than a pound. All of the Somnetics Transcend CPAP machines are compatible with an optional heated humidifier and two power source options: a solar charger and a DC mobile power adaptor that can connect to cars, trucks, and RVS. The Transcend CPAP devices can also come with an optional backup battery to provide power in emergency situations like storms or blackouts.
For all their similarities, there are some key differences between the three Transcend CPAP machine technologies. To help you choose the best Somnetics Transcend CPAP device for you, we’ve compared their specs, pricing, and functions below.
|Transcend Mini CPAP||Transcend EZEX||Transcend AUTO|
|CPAP price (est.):||$449.99||$499.99||$529|
|CPAP with humidifier price (est.):||$589.99||$639.99||$669.99|
|Dimensions (CPAP only):||6.1″ x 3.5″ x 2.8″||6.1″ x 3.5″ x 2.8″||6.1″ x 3.5″ x 2.8″|
|Dimensions (CPAP & humidifier):||9″ x 5.5″ x 4.7″||9″ x 5.5″ x 4.7″||9″ x 5.5″ x 4.7″|
|Weight (CPAP only, est.):||.94 lbs||.94 lbs||.94 lbs|
|Weight (CPAP, humidifier & case est.):||4 lbs||4 lbs||4 lbs|
|Hose length:||6 ft||6 ft||6 ft|
|Operating Pressure range:||4-20 cmH2O||4-20 cmH2O||4-20 cmH2O|
|Humidifier capacity:||325 ml||325 ml||325 ml|
|Sound volume:||29 dBA||26.6 dBA||26.6 dBA|
|Ramp time:||0 – 45 min||0 – 45 min||0 – 45 min|
|Voltage range:||100-240V, 50-60Hz||100-240V, 50-60Hz||100-240V, 50-60Hz|
|Operating altitude (est.):||Up to 8,000 ft||Up to 8,000 ft||Up to 8,000 ft|
|Warranty length:||3 years||3 years||3 years|
|Carrying case included?||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Released in 2011, the Transcend Mini CPAP was the device that started it all. The travel-friendly CPAP machine tracks data through a TranSync management system, which records sleep apnea therapy progress, lets you share reports with your healthcare providers, provides supply replacement reminders, and offers other handy tools and resources.
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Next up, the Transcend EZEX Mini CPAP incorporates all of the handy features of the original Transcend in addition to Transcend EZEX pressure relief technology. The EZEX system is designed to drop in pressure when you exhale to allow you to breathe more easily during the night.
Tuck customer satisfaction rating: 89% (97 customer reviews)
In addition to EZEX pressure relief, the Transcend AUTO Mini CPAP includes a self-adjusting pressure technology. Instead of sticking to one pressure, the auto-adjusting system monitors your breath throughout the night and increases or decreases pressure in response to events like apneas, mask leaks, and sleep position changes.
Tuck customer satisfaction score: 93% (342 customer reviews)
All three models of Somnetics Transcend CPAP machines are small and lightweight, making them ideal for travelers. Their solar power charger and backup battery options means that the Transcend CPAP are uniquely suited for camping trips and outdoor adventures where you might not have access to electricity.
Ultimately, choosing the right Transcend CPAP machine comes down to your personal preferences and sleep habits. If you find exhaling against conventional CPAP machines difficult or uncomfortable, you may want to choose either the Transcend EZEX or AUTO, both of which feature exhale pressure relief technology.
The Transcend AUTO model might be your best bet if you often have changing pressure needs during the night. For example, you should consider the AUTO edition if you tend to shift positions frequently when you sleep, since you will likely need a lower amount of pressure when sleeping on your side than when you sleep on your back. Similarly, you may want to go for the Transcend AUTO if you have seasonal allergies, since you may require more pressure at times of night or seasons when you are more congested. You may also want to choose the AUTO model if you drink or take certain types of sedative medications, as these can cause influxes in your pressure needs.
9 out of 10 customer experiences show consumers have had a positive experience with Somnetics International Inc.
Somnetics International Inc. was founded in 2010.
33 5th Ave. NW, Suite 500
New Brighton, MN 55112
Somnetics International Inc.’s current BBB rating is A+.
Somnetics does not operate any brick-and-mortar stores or showrooms; all purchases and deliveries are arranged through accredited Transcend retailers.