When I turn on my Transcend the therapy air comes out very strongly; it keeps getting stronger for about 15 seconds and then the machine just shuts off. What am I doing wrong? It sounds like you do not have the Universal Hose Adapter properly installed on your unit. For proper operation the Universal Hose Adapter MUST ALWAYS be in place on the Transcend CPAP machine when Standard or Performance CPAP Tubing is used without the heated humidifier.
I just received my new Transcend and it smells a bit "hot" like it's burning when I turn it on. Is there something wrong? In rare instances the Transcend CPAP may give off a mechanical or "hot" smell when it is first run. This is a remnant of the manufacturing process and should go away once the machine has been run for a few hours.
In the PackageTranscend II CPAP System, Universal Hose Adapter, Standard 6-Foot CPAP Hose, Universal AC Power Supply, International Travel Plug Adapters, Reusable Filter, Travel Bag, Printed Quick Guide, USB 2.0 Type A Male to Mini B Male Cable, 3-Year Manufacturers Warranty. Additional options including battery packs, DC power, heated humidifier, and extended warranty options available in shopping cart.
GTIN / UPC Code
Warranty3 Years (5 Year Extended Available) - Review manufacturer's documentation for full warranty details.
Prescription ItemPrescription required for the purchase of this item.
CountrySingapore (Typical Origin)
FAA Compliant Label Included on Base of Unit for Easy Identification. This product meets FAA regulations for use on commercial flights within the US and all international flights that depart or arrive in the US. Click here for TSA / FAA information on traveling with sleep and oxygen therapy. Always contact your airline prior to your flight to confirm any requirements they may have (i.e. a copy of your prescription or a letter of medical necessity) for allowing your device on board.
Size (Approx)6.1 x 3.5 x 2.8 inches
Weight (Approx).94 lbs (Less than 1 Pound!)
Pressure Range4-20 CM H2O
Ramp0 to 45 min + 25% time variance
Ramp Start4 to CPAP Pressure
Sound LevelsAverage less than 29 dBA
Altitude AdjustmentAutomatic Up To 8000 Feet
MasksCompatible with all CPAP & BiPAP Masks
TubingThe Transcend II includes a Universal Hose Adapter that is compatible with all Standard and Performance CPAP Tubing. For proper operation the Universal Hose Adapter MUST ALWAYS be in place when Standard or Performance CPAP Tubing is used with the Transcend II CPAP Machine.
OxygenNOT Compatible with Supplemental Oxygen
Therapy Data & Compliance
Data ViewingAHI and Leak Detect, Total Therapy Hours, Therapy Sessions ≥ 8/6/4 Hours, Total Blower Hours, 13 Months Daily Compliance Storage
AC (Wall) PowerAC power 100-240V, 50-60Hz (Auto Sensing)
AC Power SupplyYes
AC Power Supply Size3.75 x 2.25 x 1.5 inches (Approx)
AC Power Supply Weight0.65 lbs (Approx)
DC (Mobile) PowerOptional Mobile DC 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. Optional Battery Pack - Sleeping under the stars or on a plane? Transcend delivers your therapy if there's no power, if the power goes out, or if you just don't want to plug it in. The Overnight and Multi-Night Battery Packs are lightweight and will give you one (or several) night's sleep between charges. Battery packs are rechargeable with AC or DC power.
This machine is small which is nice, but I was surprised to find that the exhalation pressure is too high for me. I did not even know this was adjustable, just assumed they were all standard. Too late I found out this machine does not allow this setting to be adjusted AND the machine is not returnable. I spoke with a rep before I ordered and they did NOT mention it was not returnable, and it is not clearly marked non-returnable online. I do not know if I will be able to adjust to this exhalation pressure or not, but if I can't then my money will be wasted. This is not some sort of accessory which someone can choose to use or not, it is necessary medical equipment, and if not returnable, should be clearly marked. Written by BG, Virginia2020-01-20
.More than just for travel if your needs are low
If I didn’t also have a full-featured CPAP, this Mini unit would suffice. My prescribed pressure level is only 7, and I use a nasal mask or pillow, and not having an humidifier is okay for me. It’s not as “loud” as some have reported, and the total kit, with bag, comes to only around 3 lbs. This is also nice to have for back-up to the “big” machine. Full retail price is about half that of its most direct competitor, as well. Written by SF, Texas2020-01-11
Very loud. Ramp not set on it
Written by Verified Shopper, 2019-12-27
.So easy! Works great.
Simple and easy purchase of a travel CPAP, recommended by my specialist. He doesn’t know about DHM, get the word out! Written by Verified Shopper, Virginia2019-09-24
Great service, very helpful and price was lowest that I could find!! Written by Verified Shopper, 2019-09-16
.Disappointing Multi-night battery only gave me a about 10 hours of performance
Completely agree with this person:The Transcend II works fine. It is light and easy to carry. The Multi-night battery only gave me a about 10 hours of performance when it died. I recharged it and tried again and got the same result. So, if one thinks multi-night should be around 16 hours, it is disappointing.
However I do like the machine itself and the battery pack if only used for one night Written by Dan, Saint Paul2019-06-20
Couldn't get machine to work right. After calling for help, found Zthe problem was me. Now working very good. Written by Verified Shopper, 934542019-05-27
Everyone in the house can hear this thing. I hope it was just a defective unit And they're not trying to sell this to everyone. Written by Verified Shopper, 2019-04-22
.Serves its purpose.
Small, Light, Comfortably priced. First night was fine ! slightly more audible airflow sounds from the exhaust, but i was able to sleep through it. Case was also light and compact, and easy to empty and fill.
Definitely a better option for travel, than my 'everynight' unit. Written by Verified Shopper, ?2019-04-18
.Loving the Price
I have had a Transcend II for a few years and really have loved it. I was thinking it was time for a new one "just in case" but was waiting for a sale. This price is great and well worth it for a perfect replacement for my current unit. Written by JackStrongDel, Delaware2019-03-22
It is small but the tubing seal is not tight and really need the water attachment for me that I guess I have to purchase Written by Verified Shopper, 2018-04-17
.Louder than expected
I purchased this small CPAP to use camping with a battery. I worked fine for this purpose, but was significantly louder than my regular CPAP. Written by GL, 2017-08-05
.Wonderful for size, but auto-stop with any air leakage bad for those on high pressure
I purchased this to take with me when I travel for work. The problem is, my pressure level is 20 and it is nearly impossible NOT to have any leakage on the mask seal at that pressure. I called customer service, but the auto-stop could not be disengaged. I am not back to my heavier "regular" cpap, on which the auto-stop can be disengaged and this little guy sits in my closet. Would be a great product otherwise. Written by Tracey, 2014-08-07
.CPAP is OK, but humidifier is user-hostile
The CPAP unit is super small, quiet and as advertised. But filter is flimsy and hard to clean. The humidifier tank is a bigger problem. It appears to be designed for looks and compatibility with the unit with NO THOUGHT of ease of use by the consumer. It's awkward to fill and clean and doesn't like to slide back into the machine easily. Also bulky for travel, negating the small size of the CPAP unit. This is my third cpap and aside from the small size and quieter performance it's not a huge improvement. I prefer the M series humidifier for home and the all-in-one Intellipap for travel to this unit (because I need the humidifier every night). I regret the purchase. Should have stuck with Intellipap. Written by Verified Shopper, 2014-04-24
.Good when off the grid
I have taken mine to europe, India and back country canoe camping. The battery pack works about 1.5 nights for me, so you might need a way to charge (solar panel) or second battery. I do not have the humidification unit, I just go without humidification while travelling. Written by Cguy, 2014-01-01
.Very Small footprint
Love this machine. On the road about 150 days per year carry my CPAP everywhere. Have been using a CPAP since 1997 and this is the best small machine that I have used. Written by Verified Shopper, 2013-11-25
.Multi-night is in the eye of the beholder
The Transcend II works fine. It is light and easy to carry. The Multi-night battery only gave me a about 10 hours of performance when it died. I recharged it and tried again and got the same result. So, if one thinks multi-night should be around 16 hours, it is disappointing. Written by BB, 2013-06-24
.Little Package, Big YES!
Wonderful for travelers or for home use. I have ordered the battery pack so can't comment on that yet, but have been using as my home unit in preparation for an upcoming trip. Written by Lynn G, 2013-05-29
I used the Transcend II Ultra-Light CPAP Machine Package on my trip to China. Excellent! A must have for travelers. Battery life was excellent. Thanks for your advice. Very satisfied! Written by Mike, 2013-03-10
.Transcend II great! Humidification terrible
I love the Transcend II. I bought it primarily for travel, but it's so quiet I use it as my go-to machine right now. In some travel settings, I've actually had it on the bed, next to my pillow, and didn't hear it. The humidification system, though, is the worst thing I can possibly imagine. It's so loud that it actually *gives* me sleep apnea. It makes noise on the intake, rather than the outflow, and with the humidification system, I can't get to sleep while breathing. I hold my breath until I fall asleep, and then, when I inhale, I wake up again. My wife said it's nearly as loud as my window-rattling snore. So get the Transcend II for its quietness, but learn to live without humidification. Written by Brian N., 2012-10-14
.First days with the Transcend II
I'm very pleased with the appearance, usefulness, and especially the light weight of the machine. It's difficult to feel the ON/On depression, however. I applied a piece of adhesive felt there and it's easier, but I'd suggest you add an easily felt bump or true depression. Written by Candace, 2012-10-09
.Transcend II CPAP
This unit is unbelievably small, light and quiet. I bought it to use backpacking with a battery. Together they weigh about as much as a liter of water!. I'm very glad I bought this CPAP machine! Written by Dr. Jim, 2012-08-22
I ordered the Transcend II Ultra-Light CPAP Machine Package because of its compactness and light weight.I try to do most of my travel with only a carry-on bag, which is hard to do with a CPAP machine that takes up 1/3 to 1/2 the space in the bag.The Transcend II performs well, is ruggedly build and takes up remarkably little space! Written by Verified Shopper, 2012-04-06