Philips System One HT Humid CPAP machine. Photo 11 by Don Tai
I enjoy taking apart machines, especially well engineered and built machines. How do you know if a piece of engineering is well built? You take it apart and see for yourself. This is a friend’s Philips System One Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine that, after 6 years of daily use, was replaced by a better model. Here’s how to take it apart.
Overall the machine is made of thick ABS. The air intake has both a foam and paper filter. Surrounding the motor is a silicone liner that was very clean, even after 6 years. There are air gaskets that seal in the air.
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GE Compact flourescent bulb, Made in China
My brothers in China have purchased 2 Philips brand compact flourescent bulbs from Walmart China, one which burned out after only a month and another which burned out in less than a week. These bulbs should last for 10,000 hours, or over 6 years. His case is well documented.
___He paid 30.80RMB each, for a total of 61.60RMB, for which he received 1 month and 1 week’s worth of light, all in an effort to be more environmentally friendly. Due to terrible quality control in Philip’s China factory these bulbs were shipped to Walmart stores in China, where my brother purchased them and was cheated. That is a lot of money to lose.