ICON – Reinventing the CPAP machine
The Fisher & Paykel ICON Premo CPAP Machine is redefining what a CPAP machine is. Gone are the typical hospital-style designs, replaced with a modern, stylish design. No need to find room for it along with your alarm clock on your bedside table – it has a built in alarm clock which can play your favourite songs to wake you up. And there's no need to worry about finding room for a humidifier as it comes built in – despite still being the size of a standalone CPAP machine. Fisher & Paykel started the ICON with a blank sheet of paper, and the result is a revolutionary and very intelligent design.
The design of the ICON Premo will be the first thing you'll notice. The compact unit is housed in a stylish, modern design in a sleek grey with chrome touches. It's a far cry from the unsightly designs of many CPAP machines. No longer does your CPAP have to look like medical equipment – it just functions like it. Having a built-in alarm clock adds a further departure from convention – there's no need to try and find room for two appliances next to your bed any more. As well as having regular alarm bleeps, you can also add songs from your computer and wake up to your favourite music instead.
Built-in humidification – no extra space required
Fisher & Paykel have built a reputation of making excellent humidified CPAP machines, but you'd be forgiven for thinking they've abandoned that apparoach with the ICON – but they haven't. In terms of size, the ICON Premo is similar to most other CPAP machines; the difference is the ICON houses a humidifier inside, whereas most need a humidifier added on – requiring more space. The ICON's internal engineering allows you to have the benefits of a humidifier, but the footprint of a regular CPAP. Those who have used humidifiers before will be pleased to know that they can continue to avoid cold air and waking with a dry mouth, without the space requirements, and additional expense, of adding an external humidifier.
Thermosmart prevents humidification drawbacks
Those who have used humidification before will know that for all its benefits, it is not without its drawbacks also. Because the air contains warm moisture, when it touches the cold tubing it condenses, leaving water in the pipe and in your mask. This can also cause loud gargling noises as the air passes through a pool of water that has built up in the pipe. The ICON Premo though has heated tubing, eliminating condensation and ensuring the air is still as warm and moisturising when it reaches your mask as it was when leaving the machine. So now you get all the benefits of humidification, with none of the drawbacks.
ICON Premo or ICON Novo?
There are two fixed-pressure models of the ICON. Which one is best for you depends on what features you need. The table on the right shows how the two models compare. This page is for the Premo model. If you would instead like the Novo model, you can find it here.
The main differences are that the Premo has automatic altitude compensation and leak adjustment, as well as more advanced compliance reporting. Both have the built-in humidifier and alarm clock, ThermoSmart heated tubing and proportional ramp.
Non-UK customers please note: This machine comes with a fixed UK three-pin plug. You will need an adapter to use this with European mains sockets. Intus do not supply these but they are readily available from electrical stores.
SKU / Code ICONPKB Weight (including packaging) in grams 3200.0000 Manufacturer Fisher & Paykel Product Specifications No What's Included No Useful Links No Vat Exempt Yes A.K.A. F&P ICON Premo CPAP Primary Mode(s) CPAP Supported PAP Modes CPAP Pressure Type Pre-set / Fixed Operating Pressure Range 4-20 hPa / cm H2O Weight (machine only) 2.2kg PAP Dimensions (Standalone) 6.3 x 6.7 x 8.7 in (160 x 170 x 220 mm) Menu Languages English DVD Included No Mask Included No Blower Operation Meter No Usage Compliance Meter With Clinician Software Manufacturer's Warranty 2 years User Manual Included Yes User Manual Languages English, Español, Français Clinician Manual Included When shipped to hospital or clinic Manufacturer's Help Lines Australia, Austria, Benelux, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Northern Ireland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States Made In No CE Marked Yes Fixed Built-in Humidifier? Built-in humidification (fixed) Humidifier Capacity 400 ml Humidifier Controls No Humidifier Heat Levels 7 Humidifier Integration No Humidification Options No Humidifier Power Source Via PAP Machine PAP Dimensions (w/ Humidifier) 6.3 x 6.7 x 8.7 in (160 x 170 x 220 mm) Tube Included Yes Heated Tube Included Yes Tube Length 6ft / 183cm Tube Length Settings No Applicable Filter Types High Efficiency Fine Filters Coarse Filters Included 1 High Efficiency Fine Filters Included 1 Washable Filters Not Washable Electrical Ratings 220-240V - 1.07A - 50-60 Hz (or 100-115V - 1.27A - 50-60Hz) Max Power Consumption 1.21A from AC Power Cord Included No Power Supply Type Internal - No Brick Multi-Voltage Power Switching N/A - One Fixed Voltage AC to DC Switch Not Applicable DC Option Not Available (Use inverter) DC Battery Comments No Lit Buttons No Lit Display Yes, automatically dimming Ramp/Delay Method 0.5 hPa/cm H2O increments, 0-45 minutes Events Pressure Adjusted On No Sound Level dB(A) < 29 dB(A) Carry Bag Features Padded Bag, Shoulder Strap Fault Notifications No Maintenance Reminders No Altitude Compensation Automatic Pressure Displayed Actual Current Pressure Pressure Accuracy No Mask On Power On Automatically Yes, on by default Mask Off Power Down Automatically Yes, on by default Mask Fit Alerts No Automatic Mask Leak Compensation No
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Website Information Quality Comfort Ease of Use ValueThis has to be the best machine I have ever used , Simply and easy to set up. I use it with the Mirage FX Nasal Cushion Mask and find no problem getting to sleep. I even use it for a nap during the day, The comfort is great.(Posted on 25 November 2013)
Best machine I have used Review by Billy Holly
Ease of Use Value Website Information Quality ComfortThis is the best machine I have used, Its so easy and pure Comfort with the Mirage FX Nasal Cushion Mask . Have not slept as well in years as I do now.(Posted on 25 November 2013)