Transcend Wearable CPAP - DISCONTINUED


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  • For Reference:Discontinued 10.01.2011
  • Brand:Somnetics

FREEDOM TO SLEEP ANYWHERE. Designed to fit today’s active lifestyle, Transcend and its revolutionary technology offer the first radical advancement since CPAPs were invented. Transcend gives you freedom you’ve only dreamed of in sleep therapy - freedom from stress, freedom of unlimited movement, and freedom to sleep anywhere you chose.

TRANSCEND CPAP TRAVEL BAGTranscend is the smallest, lightest, most portable and most practical sleep apnea therapy system available. It is perfect for traveling, whether you’re driving over the road, flying off to your next business meeting, or taking that well-deserved vacation. The Transcend CPAP is approved for use on commercial airlines by the FAA. Click here to read the Transcend FAA Compliance Letter (PDF).

Worn on the head, Transcend is quiet and vibration-free. The short hose and compact interface help prevent seal leaks and provide unlimited mobility. With Transcend, you’re free to roll over in bed – or even get up and walk around - when using the optional battery – without breaking the mask seal, disconnecting a hose, or sacrificing therapy.

NO POWER? NO PROBLEM. Transcend’s optional battery or mobile power adaptor lets you sleep with confidence whether you’re nestling into your tent under the stars, stretching out in your truck sleeper, or slumbering through a power outage at home.

Transcend’s heat moisture exchange technology, which is clinically proven in hospitals, provides warm, moist air to help you sleep comfortably without the aggravation of a water-filled humidifier.

And because Transcend is compatible with the most popular mask seals on the market, there’s no need to break in a new mask. Therapy compliance monitoring is a breeze too. Simply connect Transcend to your computer to download compliance data that can be emailed directly to your care provider.

Never before has sleep apnea therapy been this easy or fit your lifestyle so completely. With Transcend you have the freedom to sleep anywhere.


  • Compact, Portable and Perfect for Home & Travel - Transcend is not carry-on baggage. It fits into your carry-on bag! Weighing less than 1 lb, Transcend is small, lightweight, and incredibly portable. Its universal AC power supply powers Transcend anywhere in the world, and pressure automatically adjusts to altitudes up to 8,000 feet.
  • Sleep Apnea Therapy System You Wear - Transcend fits comfortably on your head. Its quiet, vibration-free design together with its adjustable headgear makes it comfortable and stable so you and Transcend move together. Once you lie down Transcend rests on the pillow and you hardly know it’s there!
  • Hassle-Free Humidification - Transcend is the first sleep apnea therapy device to use HME (heat moisture exchanger) technology. Instead of a humidification chamber, the Transcend HME captures warm moisture from exhaled air and gives it back to you as you breathe. Regularly used in hospitals, the HME is small, hygienic, and disposable. No more hassles with heated water chambers. No more spilled distilled water. No more cleaning messy reservoirs. NOTE: The Transcend CAN be used without an HME in place if patients prefer no humidification.
  • Freedom From a Six-Foot Hose - The Transcend hose is short—inches rather than feet from mask to blower. This helps minimize leaks caused by the hose pulling the mask as you roll over in bed and maximizes freedom of movement. Because you are not tethered to your bed stand, Transcend even lets you rise during the night (when using the optional Transcend battery) without removing the device, breaking the mask seal, disconnecting a hose, or disrupting therapy.
  • Low Power and Battery-Operated - Transcend can be powered by an optional mobile power adapter that plugs into a standard DC power supply without fear of draining your vehicle’s battery. Transcend even delivers therapy if there’s no power, if the power goes out, or if you just don’t want to plug it in. An optional, rechargeable battery pack will give you a full night of restorative sleep anytime, anywhere.
  • Easy to Maintain and Clean - Transcend is easy to maintain and has few parts to clean. The hygienic HME is disposable and the system has a dry mode feature to keep the device dry. LED lights alert you when it’s time to clean the air inlet filter, and the interface and headgear are cleaned with mild soap and water.
  • Full Range of Sleep Apnea Therapy - Transcend has all of the features you rely on in a sleep apnea therapy system. It is compatible with most popular nasal seals, provides a full range of therapy pressure, tightly regulates air flow, and includes a ramp feature. Plus, the hygienic Transcend HME provides warm, moist air to keep your mouth and nose from drying out.
  • Simple Compliance Reporting - Transcend’s memory chip stores 13 months of compliance data that can easily be downloaded using the built in data card or a USB connector for data transfer. Proprietary software lets you email compliance data directly to your healthcare provider.


  • For Reference:Discontinued 10.01.2011
  • Manufacturer:Somnetics
  • Part Numbers:503001
  • In The Package:Transcend CPAP Machine, Removable Headgear, Forehead and Base Pads, Forehead Piece, 9� Air Supply Tube, Mask Shell and Cushion Adapter, 4-Pack Heat Moisture Exchangers (HME), Universal AC Power Supply, Carrying Case, Printed Quick Guide, User Information CD, and Video User Guides DVD, 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • HCPCS Codes:E0601
  • RX Required:Prescription required prior to shipment. Click to learn more about submitting prescriptions.
  • FLEX SPENDING:Can be purchased with FSA & HSA Cards
Dimensions & Weight (approximates)
  • CPAP Weight = 0.8 lbs (360 g)
  • CPAP Dimensions = 6.1 in x 3.5 in x 2.8 in (15.4 cm x 8.9 cm x 7.0 cm)
  • Air Outlet Port Dimensions = 19mm diameter proprietary connector
  • Breathing interface (shell/seal) weight = 0.14 lbs (62 g)
  • Seal dead space = Less than 140 cc
  • CPAP hose dimensions = 16-mm diameter, 28 cm long

Power Options
  • AC Power - Transcend comes with a Universal AC Power Supply used with a wall outlet. When traveling to countries outside the United States you will need to attach a plug adaptor. The Transcend universal power supply will automatically convert voltage for you. Universal power supply output: 19VDC, 2.6 Amp. Universal power supply input range: 100 to 240 VAC, 50-60Hz
  • Optional Mobile Power - Sleep in your truck, your boat, your camper, at home and away from home. It’s easy with Transcend. Transcend can be powered by an optional mobile power adapter that plugs into a standard DC power supply without fear of draining your vehicle’s battery. Mobile power adapter input: 13.5 VDC nominal. 12 to 15.5 VDC
  • Optional Battery Packs - Sleeping under the stars? Transcend also delivers your therapy if there’s no power, if the power goes out, or if you just don’t want to plug it in. An optional, rechargeable battery pack will give you a full night of restorative sleep anytime, anywhere. And, if you are using Transcend on the road, the battery pack is easily recharged using your vehicle’s DC power outlet.

  • Pressure range: 6 to 16 cm H2O
  • Accuracy of pressure range: +1 cm H2O or +10%, whichever is greater
  • Maximum system shutdown pressure: 30 cm H2O
  • Ramp time duration: 0 to 45 min + 25% time variance
  • Operating temperature range: 40°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)
  • Storage temperature range: -30°F to 150ºF (-34°C to 66ºC)
  • Operating humidity range: 10% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Storage humidity range: 10% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • Altitude range: 0 to 8000 feet

  • Transcend is compatible with the most popular nasal seals on the market today. To date the following nasal seals can be used with Transcend: Resmed Ultra Mirage II, Resmed Mirage Activa, Resmed Activa LT Series, Respironics ComfortGel (Original) Nasal, Respironics ComfortGel Blue.
  • Transcend's unique Mask Shell & Adapter Interface allows you to use any of the mask cushions/seals listed above with your Transcend CPAP. Each Transcend comes with one adapter ring (select your preferred size and style at checkout).
  • Additional nasal seal options are being added to this list as they become compatible. If you don’t see your preferred nasal seal above, ask your dealer about it.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if Transcend is right for me?

Fill out our short online Is Transcend Right for You? questionnaire to determine if Transcend is a good fit for you.

Can I use medical insurance to purchase Transcend?

Please check with your medical equipment dealer to determine if your insurance can be used to purchase Transcend.

How do I travel with Transcend? Can I use it on my flight?

Carry your Transcend with you on your flight. As a medical device, it will not count as one of your carry-on items. Never check a sleep apnea therapy device with your baggage as it can be damaged through normal luggage handling procedures. Your doctor can provide you with a letter stating your diagnosis and the need to carry your device with you, if necessary. Be sure to call the airline in advance to clarify procedures and in-flight policies.

Can I use Transcend overseas?

Yes! Transcend’s universal AC power supply makes it easy to use Transcend outside the United States. The universal power supply automatically converts the power current, so all you need to bring on your trip is a plug adaptor to fit the two prong configuration of your Transcend power supply. Plug adaptors can be found at major department and hardware stores.

How does Transcend’s price compare to other CPAP devices?

Transcend is an advanced technology sleep therapy system that incorporates the device, mask and humidifier into one compact, portable, and mobile design. As a result, Transcend is very competitively priced.

What kind of warranty is offered with Transcend?

The Transcend sleep therapy system comes with a two year manufacturer’s warranty.

Which mask seals can I use with Transcend?

Transcend comes with a proprietary interface that can be fitted with adaptors that are compatible with the most commonly used nasal seals, including:
• Resmed Ultra Mirage 2
• Resmed Activa LT Series
• Resmed Mirage Activa
• Respironics ComfortGel (Original) Nasal
• Respironics ComfortGel Blue Nasal

Will wearing Transcend be uncomfortable?

Wearing something on your head when you go to bed may take a night or two to get used to. Sleep therapy patients who have tried Transcend tell us that once you lay your head on the pillow you will hardly notice that Transcend is there. It is designed to move slightly on your head so you can move and turn in bed without breaking the mask seal.

Do I need to make any adjustments to my Transcend if I’m at high altitudes?

No. Transcend automatically compensates therapy pressure to altitudes of up to 8,000 feet.

What power options are available for Transcend?

Transcend comes with a universal AC power supply and offers a battery and mobile power adaptor as options that are sold separately.

Is there a vehicle power adapter for Transcend?

Yes! Transcend has a mobile power adaptor available that allows it to plug into the DC power outlet in your car, truck, RV, boat, camper, or wherever you choose to sleep. You can also use the DC power supply to recharge the Transcend battery pack.

Do I need to charge the battery pack before I use it for the first time?

You need to fully charge your battery (approximately 6-hours) before using it with your Transcend for the first time.

Can I charge the battery pack while it is connected to my Transcend?

Yes, the Transcend battery can be recharged with the AC power supply or mobile power adaptor while delivering therapy.

How long will the battery power my Transcend during therapy?

A 4-cell Transcend battery pack provides sufficient power to operate the device for a minimum of 8 hours at a pressure setting of 10 cmH2O. The 8-cell battery provides power for approximately 15 hours of continuous use at the same setting. Both the 4- and 8-cell batteries are designed to accommodate more than 250 discharge/recharge cycles with standard use. Battery time averages are listed WITH the use of HME humidification.

Does Transcend have a humidifier?

Transcend uses patent pending heat moisture exchange (HME) technology to humidify the air during therapy. HME technology has been used for many years in hospitals for patient ventilation, but Transcend is the first sleep therapy device capable of using this method of humidification. During therapy, a small and hygenic HME captures heat and moisture from your exhaled breath to provide warm, moist air when you inhale. This eliminates the need for a traditional heated humidifier and all the problems that come with it.

How long does a heat moisture exchanger (HME) last?

Different people require different levels of humidification. The HME should be replaced once you feel you are no longer receiving adequate humidification. Generally, this will be about once a week. Your Transcend system comes with four HMEs. Replacements can be ordered from your dealer.

Are HMEs reimbursable by insurance?

At this time, the HME is not reimbursable by insurance.

Transcend is designed to be worn on the head. Are there any heat or electromagnetic emission issues I should be concerned about when using Transcend?

There are not. Transcend has been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and found safe for everyday use. In addition, Transcend uses advance blower technology that all but eliminates friction and heat generation. You will feel no heat or vibration from Transcend.

Transcend is right next to my ear. Is it noisy?

Transcend is not noisy, but the sound you will hear from Transcend is 2% to 5% louder than that generated by the leading selling CPAP. Most patients, or their bed partners, do not find this to be objectionable, but it is an important point to consider when thinking about purchasing Transcend.

What should I do if I am experiencing problems with my Transcend?

Your healthcare provider or Somnetics Customer Support (877-621-9626) can assist you with any questions you may have.