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Part Number: AG-7178/Philips-342077Brand: AG-Philips
These Bacterial Viral Inline Filters are an extra protection against allergies, viruses, mould, dust and other irritants, and are particularly helpful for allergy sufferers, asthmatics and people with recurrent lung/respiratory infections.
The Inline Bacterial Viral Filter is an additional protection to help allergy sufferers, people with recurrent infections or lung diseases and protection from air-borne viruses. They have a bacterial and viral efficiency of 99.999+%. The filter is designed to prevent any germs, irritants, mould or dust that may have got through the machine's filters, from entering the mask to provide the cleanest air possible. These filters are also suitable for hospital use with mechanical ventilators, anaesthesia machines, manual resuscitation devices and IPPB machines.
These disposable filters are compatible with almost all machines, and the recommended length of use under normal circumstances is 30 days, but it is easy to see when they need replacing through the clear filter cover, as dirt will cause the filter to change from white to grey or black, and it is important to change them when this happens! Some people will 'feel' when to replace them if their symptoms reappear (such as allergies, nasal congestion, wheeziness etc). However, when used in hospitals the filters should be changed at least every 24 hours.
The filters supplied are by Philips Respironics or AG Industries, which are the same product, and we will send whichever we have available at the time, as these filters are in high demand.
A single Filter can be purchased, or you can buy a Pack of 5 or 10 which is more cost-effective and also makes it easier to identify with a new one when to change the one in use, by comparing the difference in colour.
The In-line Bacterial Viral Filter cannot be placed between the machine and the hose/tubing connection on machines which come with heated hoses, such as the Resmed's Climate Line Heated Tubing with the S9 and Airsense machines, Fisher & Paykel's Thermostat Heated Hose or the Respironics' 60-series and DreamStation Heated Tubes. In this case, the In-line Bacteria Filter could be placed between the hose and the mask, but bear in mind this will add weight at that connection. However, the Bacteria Filter CAN be used with the Hybernite Heated Hose.
An additional Elbow Swivel Adapter or similar will be needed for use with the Devilbiss Sleep Cube (Intellipap) Machine if using a humidifier too, and this will be needed with any other machine if the connection is not secure.
These filters are not compatible with travel machines such as the DreamStation Go or AirMini etc due to the micro width tubing.
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This is the first time that I have purchased the bacterial viral inline filters and I am pleased with them.I cannot praise enough the service from John and his invaluable help when I rang. I also received my order the following day. Thank you everyone for all that you do.
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Thanks for your kind comments Ann and will pass them over to John too 😊
Bought these after the recent Philips recall, so that I could continue using CPAP until my Dreamstation is replaced. I actually sleep much better with this inline filter fitted - perhaps because it does seem to lower the pressure a little, though I was already on the lowest setting. It seems a lot easier to breathe out without resistance and the operation is also considerably quieter, with no change to my AHI.The only concern was using my humidifier - I need it on the highest setting, but reduced it slightly for fear it would dampen the filter and render it unusable, but this didn't happen and I have gradually increased the humidity to its highest level, with no issues.
I found the filters difficult to get on with. I used them with my Resmed machine but found it quite hard to breathe when it was attached. I’m not sure if I needed to increase the pressure to counteract that sensation? I stuck it out trying to get used to it but sadly couldn’t.
Philips state there should be no loss in pressure, but there is a warning on the website stating with very low pressures it's not advisable to use them. Perhaps this was the problem and a shame if you were looking for relief from allergies etc.
I used to get these from my clinic but they say they changed to a cheaper brand which don't work half as good as these Philips ones, so I was pleased to find them at the charity, even if I do have to buy them myself now. Still, it's good to know I'm supporting a good cause. Thanks Hope2Sleep.
You're very welcome and thanks for your support 🙂
One of our group members suggested I try these filters as I kept getting bouts of sinus infections. I've waited before leaving a review, but have been using them just over 3 months now + so far so good...no more sinus infections. I'm finding the filter lasts me a good month before it changes colour + cheaper than prescriptions for my sinus infections.
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That's great to hear David 🙂
I have struggled with dreadful hayfever symptoms for a long time so as a last resort I tried a bacteria filter. Not only have all the symptoms gone but I'm now realising it can't have been hayfever and is either something in my bedroom or the air from my CPAP machine!
That's really good to hear you appear to have found a solution to the root cause of your symptoms.
Fits straight on to the SleepCube - very easy to use.
I ordered 5 Vpap filters, they were delivered to a courier service in Middlesex for onward transport to Bulgaria. The filters were packaged really well and arrived here in Bulgaria without a problem. Very good. Will definitely use Hope2Sleep again. Thanks, Mike
You're welcome and so glad the shipping went smoothly too 😊
Great service, very fast delivery.Good product. Lots of other interesting sleep apnoea products in brochure. Very pleased with charity and service.
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Glad you were pleased and thank you for your kind comments.
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