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Philips System One HT Humid CPAP Machine: Disassembly

Philips System One HT Humid CPAP machine. Photo 11 by Don Tai

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.