Click to reveal the answers...
Transcend 3 Auto - the ultimate in portability for Automatic CPAP users
The Transcend 3 Auto now allows you to maintain your CPAP therapy wherever you are - whether at home, abroad, or on the move. The compact size and low weight lend itself perfectly for travel - but the specifications allow it to be your everynight machine, too.
The Transcend 3 Auto is around half the size and weight of a conventional CPAP machine. It also has optional battery options should you be travelling away from mains power (sold separately). Additional optional accessories allow you to use the Transcend in whatever way suits your lifestyle and requirements.
Whether you're looking for a primary CPAP machine to use every night, or a back-up unit for travelling with, the Transcend 3 Auto's extensive range of accessories allows you to customise it to fit your individual needs.
Business Travel - Compact and lightweight, Transcend devices are FAA approved for all major airlines and fit in carry-on bags.
Outdoor - Go anywhere under the stars and off the grid with Transcend's portable power options.
Leisure Travel - Small & lightweight with an array of power options that allow you to travel without limits.
Lorry Driving - The perfect companion for truck drivers who require clinically effective CPAP therapy on the go.
FAA approved - Transcend devices are FAA approved, allowing therapy inflight with either P4 or P8 battery (prior written approval from airline recommend).
Enjoy travelling? No problem. The Transcend has two battery options and a 12V DC Mobile Power Adapter. Save £50 when buying a battery at the same time as your Transcend 3 Auto. This discount is automatically applied at the checkout.
What comes included in your Transcend 3 Auto Starter Kit
The Transcend Starter Kit includes:
• Transcend CPAP machine
• 6' / 183cm tube
• Mains power supply
• Travel bag (colour and design may vary and may be different to that shown - Somnetics change the design frequently - but the size and shape is always as shown)
On the left you can see what you get in the box.
Please note: batteries, docking stations and all other accessories not listed above are available separately, see below for details.
What are the drawbacks of the Transcend?
To achieve the Transcend's incredibly small size, there are a few compromises to be aware of. There is no LCD display screen displaying pressures, or any other information. A small series of lights give indicators about what the machine is doing or alerting you to any issues.
Also worth noting is that you may find the Transcend machines to be a little noisier than other, larger machines, as there is less room for sound insulation and dampening. However, the Transcend still meets the industry-standard requirement of producing less that 30db in noise, but just be aware that light sleepers may need a little time to adjust to the slightly higher volume.
Choose your accessories to make the Transcend 3 Auto suit you
Add the above Starter Kit to the basket now, and then mix and match the following options to complete your perfect CPAP setup.
Transcend Battery Packs - want to use your CPAP while camping, long-haul flying or want a backup power source? Use a Transcend Battery Pack to give you the freedom you want. Available in two capacity sizes, they make the Transcend the ultimate portable CPAP option. Save £50 when buying a battery pack with your Transcend 3 Auto - the discount is applied automatically at the checkout.
Transcend DC Mobile Power Adapter - want to power your Transcend from a 12V source? Use the 12V DC Mobile Power Adapter to do just that. Whether in a caravan, car or using a universal battery, this gives you further options. It can also be used to charge the Transcend batteries from a 12V source.
You are able to use any CPAP mask and standard universal tubing with the Transcend 3 Auto Portable MiniCPAP machine.No, the Transcend 3 Auto Portable MiniCPAP machine does not come with a battery included, or a built in battery. It only comes with a mains power supply. There are two battery options which can be bought for the Transcend 3 Auto Portable MiniCPAP machine, as additional extras. These are the P4 (single night) and the P8 (Multi-night). More information about both these battery options can be found in the description above, or in the Batteries and Powers section on this website.The Transcend 3 Auto Portable MiniCPAP machine P4 battery will provide approximately 7 hours of charge, and the P8 will provide approximately 14 hours of charge. Please bear in mind that these charge times are based on a pressure setting of 14 cmH20.The Transcend 3 Auto Portable MiniCPAP machine will come with a standard tube/hose, universal hose adaptor, mains power supply, user manual, patient software disc (windows XP and 7 only) and a travel bag. There are pictures included above that show everything that will come with the Transcend 3 Auto Portable MiniCPAP machine.Yes – you are able to purchase a 12V DC Mobile Power Adaptor as an additional extra for your Transcend 3 Auto Portable MiniCPAP machine. This mobile power adaptor will also enable you to charge your Transcend 3 Auto Portable MiniCPAP P4 or P8 battery pack, if purchased.The pressure settings on the Transcend 3 Auto Portable MiniCPAP machine can only be altered by us, Intus Healthcare, or by a professional sleep physician or doctor. Your machine will have to be sent to our Warehouse for changes to be made, but we will despatch this back to you, free of charge. Upon request, we can provide a sleep physician or doctor, the instructions and passwords on how to change the settings on the Transcend 3 Auto Portable MiniCPAP machine.The exact dimensions of the Transcend 3 Auto Portable MiniCPAP machine are as follows: Height – 94mm H x 94mm W x 190mm L / 3.7 x 3.7 x 7.5 inches Weight – 495 grams (1.09lbs)No – the Transcend 3 Auto Portable MiniCPAP machine does not come with a built in humidifier. Due to the Transcend’s small size – something has to give. There are options for humidifier that can be bought alongside the Transcend 3 Auto Portable MiniCPAP machine. Information about these two Transcend humidification options, can be found in the description above.
SKU / Code 503104 Weight (including packaging) in grams 1540.0000 Manufacturer Somnetics Product Specifications No What's Included No Useful Links No Vat Exempt Yes A.K.A. No Primary Mode(s) Auto-CPAP (APAP) Supported PAP Modes Auto-CPAP (APAP) Pressure Type Variable / Auto-adjusting Operating Pressure Range 4-20 hPa / cm H2O Weight (machine only) 0.5kg / 1.1lbs PAP Dimensions (Standalone) 188x94x94mm Menu Languages No DVD Included Yes, English Mask Included No Blower Operation Meter Not Available Usage Compliance Meter With Clinician Software Manufacturer's Warranty 3 years - excluding consumable parts, such as filters and tubing User Manual Included Yes User Manual Languages English Clinician Manual Included When shipped to hospital or clinic Manufacturer's Help Lines Netherlands, United States Made In Singapore CE Marked Yes Fixed Built-in Humidifier? Unhumidified (can be integrated later) Humidifier Capacity No Humidifier Controls No Humidifier Heat Levels No Humidifier Integration Waterless via mask - Heat Moisture Exchange (Optional) Humidification Options Unhumidified as is, or with optional waterless humidification with an in-mask HME Humidifier Power Source No PAP Dimensions (w/ Humidifier) No Tube Included Yes Heated Tube Included No Tube Length 6ft / 183cm Tube Length Settings No Applicable Filter Types Coarse Filters Coarse Filters Included 1 High Efficiency Fine Filters Included No Washable Filters Not Washable Electrical Ratings 100 – 240 VAC, 50-60Hz, 18VDC, 2.6 Amp Max Power Consumption No Power Cord Included Proprietry plug with UK, US, EU and Aus attachments Power Supply Type Internal - No Brick Multi-Voltage Power Switching Automatic Switching AC to DC Switch Automatic (if both connected) DC Option Proprietary Battery Only DC Battery Comments Machine can be powered by Transcend original batteries, or by any 12V DC source (car, boat, universal battery) if the Transcend Mobile Power Adapter is purchased separately. Lit Buttons No Lit Display No Ramp/Delay Method 0.5 hPa/cm H2O increments, 0-45 minutes Events Pressure Adjusted On No Sound Level dB(A) 30 dB Carry Bag Features Mask Compartment, Padded Bag Fault Notifications Not Available Maintenance Reminders Not Available Altitude Compensation Automatic Pressure Displayed Actual Current Pressure Pressure Accuracy No Mask On Power On Automatically No Mask Off Power Down Automatically No Mask Fit Alerts No Automatic Mask Leak Compensation Yes
Quality 5 star : (12) 4 star : (9) 3 star : (0) 2 star : (0) 1 star : (0) Value 5 star : (5) 4 star : (12) 3 star : (4) 2 star : (0) 1 star : (0) Ease of Use 5 star : (8) 4 star : (11) 3 star : (1) 2 star : (1) 1 star : (0) Comfort 5 star : (10) 4 star : (10) 3 star : (1) 2 star : (0) 1 star : (0) Website Information 5 star : (11) 4 star : (6) 3 star : (3) 2 star : (0) 1 star : (1)Total : 21 Reviews
Customer ReviewsExcellent and portable device Review by Dave
Ease of Use Value Quality Website Information ComfortHave only had chance to use this a couple of times so far but as a portable replacement for my Philips Respironics for travel it makes a lot of sense. The case is compact and efficient. The machine itself is effective. The noise "issue" I have seen mentioned is really not an issue, the noise is just different and both I and partner slept without problems. The power supply has a reasonably lengthy cable and with the length of the face mask tube, there should be no issues being close enough to a socket in a hotel. I did buy a battery (Tracer 12v Uktra) for my respironics for camping and hotel use from Intus. It was expensive (but excellent) and hoped it would work with the Transcend but it is disappointing that the connector does not fit both machines. Having an adaptor for this battery and would be hugely valuable. I agree with a couple of comments mentioned elsewhere, specifically about the on off button being difficult to locate in the dark and the need for a non slip mat as the unit is lightweight. I plan to take the unit to America for 3 weeks and will be doing a full test!(Posted on 1 April 2019)
Small and sweet Review by Snorty
Ease of Use Value Quality Website Information ComfortBought this for holiday travel but it’s so good I’d use it at home too if I didn’t have to keep handing data in from my old provided machine. It’s much quieter than my original which was unexpected because I had expected it to be noisier. Very interesting for me too because I never get to see my data from my nhs machine and I was keen to see the results. The only quibble I have is that the buttons are rather tricky to find - my main machine auto starts so looking for buttons in the dark can be fiddly but despite this I would strongly recommend this machine.(Posted on 31 March 2019)
a great device for travel. Review by Sparrowsrest
Website Information Comfort Ease of Use Value QualityI travel for work, so wanted a CPAP device which was more portible than that provided for me by my health authority for home use. I am blind, so don't have need for a display or any interactivity, so this device fitted my need. I have found it very simple to set-up and use, so no more rubbish night sleeps away from home. it is a little louder than my home device, but with a small cushioned mat and putting it lower than head level, I am confident in getting used to its sound. many thanks also go to the people at Intus Health Care, who talked me through the device and the ordering process with my health authoritys support.(Posted on 3 January 2019)
Fantasticly small and great portability Review by Juliant
Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of Use ValueFantasticly small and great portability, I bought this CPAP for Camping and holidays along with the 2 day battery.(Posted on 31 December 2018)
The auto machine is very quiet, I am very happy all round with my purchase. The company where very helpful with my questions prior to my purchase.
Very effective CPAP machine Review by Snorenomore
Comfort Ease of Use Value Quality Website InformationI bought this for traveling after struggling with my ResMed Excape S8. This machine is one third of the size and weight of the ResMed. Even with the supplied power supply it is less that half the size and weight. This is important for flights with limited cabin baggage. Also useful to be able to store the power supply separately to spread the weight. As for the machine itself it is quieter than the ResMed. Being an auto machine it has selected a pressure lower than the settings on my ResMed which gives me a better sleep. Also, it is a very useful backup machine. Staff at CPAP.co.uk were very helpful. I am really pleased with the machine and the process of buying it.(Posted on 12 June 2018)
I would recommend it Review by Chris
Ease of Use Value Quality Website Information ComfortThis product is reliable, does what it's supposed to do. It is so SMALL and LIGHTWEIGHT - it is ideal for air travel.(Posted on 30 October 2017)
Very good but could be better with a larger on/off switch Review by cjp
Ease of Use Value Quality Website Information ComfortThe on/off is a little small and not that easy to find when fumbling in the night when going to the Loo. I miss the Phillips sensor which switched the machine on once you have the face mask on, but enjoy the freedom of it working on battery power. It would be the greatest if it had a sensor which switches the machine on when you you put the mask on.(Posted on 18 October 2017)
Good for travelling Review by Revell
Website Information Comfort Ease of Use Value QualityGood product and very helpful staff.(Posted on 21 September 2017)
Very easy for travelling Review by Toni
Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of Use ValueI'm pleased with the Transcend Auto, it makes packing and carrying around when travelling much easier. I see from other reviews that the difficulty of finding the on/off switch by feel in the dark has also been noted. I would also recommend taking a non slip mat for the machine to sit on beside the bed for safety, the base which is offered for sale with it would work but is additional equipment to pack when the object of the exercise is light luggage when travelling.(Posted on 14 August 2017)
Good traveling CPAP Review by noname
Quality Website Information Comfort Ease of Use ValueGood for traveling -(Posted on 27 July 2017)