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ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto BiPAP Machine Review

Written by Tochukwu Ikpeze Staff Writer
Reviewed by Howard Hoffman Medical Reviewer
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Look & Feel

The AirCurve 10 VAuto is slightly smaller than a shoebox and has a gray and silver shell with a transparent humidifier tank. The large LCD screen is located on the side of the machine, alongside the grip-friendly dial and large power button.

Ideal For

  • BiPAP users who want a machine with auto-BiPAP capabilities
  • People interested in features like automatic climate control and advanced leak monitoring
  • Anyone whose doctor believes ResMed’s TiControl may be helpful for them

Who should keep looking

  • Shoppers on a tight budget
  • BiPAP users who need a very high level of humidity or who live in a region with very low ambient humidity
  • People who use the spontaneous timed (ST) or timed (T) BiPAP modes
  • Price


  • Diameter

    2.75 lbs.

  • Dimensions

    10″ x 5.9″ x 4.6″

  • Noise Rating

    27 dBA

The ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto BiPAP is a bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) machine with automatic capabilities (auto-BiPAP). This allows it to provide the correct air pressure for inhalation and exhalation from breath to breath. The machine can also be used in continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mode.

To help you decide whether the ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto BiPAP is the right choice for you, we’ll walk you through its features, performance, and how it compares to other AirCurve 10 PAP machines.

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Other Models in the AirCurve 10 Series

  • AirCurve 10 ASV: The AirCurve 10 ASV is an adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) machine. ASV machines are similar to automatic BiPAP machines in that they offer automatic air pressure adjustment, though the algorithm used for ASV is more in-depth.
  • AirCurve 10 S: The AirCurve 10 S can only be used in CPAP or spontaneous (S) BiPAP modes, as opposed to the ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto, which can be used in those modes as well as auto-BiPAP mode.
  • AirCurve 10 ST: The AirCurve 10 ST can be used in the CPAP and S modes, as well as spontaneous timed (ST) and timed (T) modes. The VAuto cannot be used in ST or T modes, while the AirCurve 10 ST lacks the VAuto’s auto-BiPAP capabilities.
  • AirCurve 10 ST-A: The AirCurve 10 ST-A allows access to ST and T modes while also providing the auto-BiPAP capabilities used by the VAuto. It also offers more ventilation support features, such as ResMed’s intelligent volume assured pressure support (iVAPS) mode.

What You Need to Know About the ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto BiPAP Machine

The ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto is a BiPAP machine, meaning that it provides one air pressure level while the user inhales (inspiratory positive airway pressure, or IPAP) and another level while the user exhales (expiratory positive air pressure, or EPAP). The auto-BiPAP capabilities allow the machine to adjust those levels from breath to breath by using an algorithm to determine the user’s changing air pressure needs. 

In addition to auto-BiPAP, the VAuto can be used in S mode with pre-determined air pressure levels or as a CPAP machine with a single air pressure level for inhalation and exhalation. 

The AirCurve 10 VAuto also has features intended to improve the user’s comfort and their therapy’s efficacy. Some features, such as the integrated heated humidifier, are helpful regardless of the mode used, while others are mode-specific. 

What Comes With It

The AirCurve 10 VAuto comes with 15-millimeter SlimLine air tubing. It is also compatible with standard tubing and ResMed’s ClimateLineAir heated tubing, which must be purchased separately. 

Some models of the AirCurve 10 VAuto come with an SD card already installed, while others require the customer to purchase the card separately. If you want to collect data via an SD card, double-check that it is provided by the retailer you choose. 

Features You Might Like

In addition to the AirCurve 10 VAuto’s auto-BiPAP capabilities, the machine also offers a number of features that provide comfort or help support the user’s breathing.

Size and Cost of This Machine

The ResMed AirCurve 10 VAuto’s size is about average compared to other BiPAP machines. The machine is slightly smaller than a shoebox, allowing it to fit easily onto most nightstands. It is larger than many travel models, but at 2.75 pounds, the VAuto does weigh less than some competitors and may be easier to travel with.

The VAuto’s auto-BiPAP capabilities and advanced features give it a slightly higher-than-average price-point for a BiPAP machine. Since BiPAP machines already have a higher price range than CPAP machines, due to their increased complexity, the VAuto may not be budget-friendly for some customers.

How This BiPAP Machine Performs

Examining a BiPAP machine’s performance in different categories can make it easier to understand whether it’s the best PAP machine for you. Depending on your preferences and needs, drawbacks in one category may not be as significant to you as benefits in another.

While the AirCurve 10 VAuto offers a complex range of adjustable settings, the machine remembers the user’s preferred settings and should be easy to use once these have been set. The grip-friendly dial makes it fairly easy to adjust settings on the large LCD screen. However, those with dexterity concerns may have some difficulty.

The AirCurve 10 VAuto is compatible with most CPAP and BiPAP face masks and all standard or SlimLine tubing with a 22-millimeter connection cuff. Users who wish to use heated tubing must purchase ResMed’s ClimateLineAir hose, which works with the VAuto’s integrated humidifier and climate control features.

In PAP therapy, air pressure is measured in centimeters of water pressure (cm H2O). The AirCurve 10 VAuto has a range of 4 to 25 cm H2O in auto-BiPAP mode, 3 to 25 cm H2O in S mode, and 4 to 20 cm H2O in CPAP mode. The upper range of the BiPAP settings is lower than in some other models but is still likely to fulfill the needs of most users.

The AirCurve 10 VAuto runs at approximately 27 decibels when used with humidification and ResMed’s SlimLine tubing, which is about the noise level of a whisper. Turning off the humidification and using different tubing may result in lower or higher noise levels. Still, most people will find the VAuto acceptably quiet regardless of their accessory setup.

While users can select their preferred humidity level with a range of one through eight, the VAuto also offers an automatic climate control setting that measures the ambient room temperature to optimize humidity levels and reduce condensation. Users cannot select or control the air temperature, which changes slightly depending on the humidity level.

According to ResMed, users should clean the AirCurve 10 VAuto’s humidifier tank and air tubing with warm water and mild soap every week. The humidifier tank should be dumped and rinsed out daily. Additional accessories, such as your CPAP mask, should also be cleaned regularly according to their manufacturer’s directions.

The AirCurve 10 VAuto is relatively lightweight and has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use during all stages of airline travel. However, its size makes it less portable than some models intended solely for travel.

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What Do Customers Have to Say About the Resmed AirCurve 10 VAuto?

The AirCurve 10 VAuto is an exceptionally popular BiPAP machine and has received positive reviews from most users. The machine’s ease of use, quiet operation, and wide range of options received the most praise, with many users reporting that they preferred the VAuto to their previous PAP machine. 

The VAuto’s complexity is a point of contention. Most users appreciate the number of options, but some find that it makes the machine more confusing to use and program. 

Some users also report that the humidifier chamber is too small to last an entire night when used on level eight humidity. While unlikely to affect most users, this may be an issue for people who require high humidity or live in an arid region. 

Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

AvailabilityLike all PAP machines, the AirCurve 10 VAuto can only be purchased with a prescription from a medical professional. It is available from sleep specialists, brick-and-mortar CPAP retailers, and online CPAP retailers.
ShippingDifferent online CPAP retailers offer different shipping fees and options, and the time it takes to receive your machine will vary depending on your location and chosen shipping method. Many, though not all, online retailers offer free standard shipping.
Sleep TrialThe AirCurve 10 VAuto does not have a trial period, so it’s essential to double-check your chosen retailer’s return policies before purchasing.
WarrantyResMed offers a two-year warranty covering the AirCurve 10 VAuto itself, as well as a 90-day warranty covering the air tubing and humidifier tank. The warranty states that ResMed will repair or replace, at its discretion, a product that fails under normal use and conditions.

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Written by

Tochukwu Ikpeze, Staff Writer

Tochukwu grew up in New York and has a passion for creative and scientific writing. Tochukwu holds an undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology, a Master’s degree in Biomedical Science, and a Medical Degree as well. In his free time, Tochukwu enjoys reading, learning, exploring various topics pertaining to the human condition and conveying that information to the public through writing.

Reviewed by

Howard Hoffman, Medical Reviewer

Dr. Howard J Hoffman was born and grew up in New York. After attending the Ohio State University -B.S. 1970, he attended The University of Maryland School of Dentistry, earning his DDS degree in 1974. Dr. Hoffman served 2 years in the U.S. Public Health Service in Guam from 1974-1976. Upon returning to the continental U.S., he opened a private dental practice and began his studies in Implant Dentistry in the mid-90s, including two 18-month programs, first with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, followed by a second at Harvard University.