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Machine: PR DreamStation Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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DreamStation Auto - setup question
Unpacked it and got it configured. Didn't take long, the clinician manual was included.

Question:

There is a setting,"Mask Type", that has the options "OFF", "x1", "x2", "x3", "x4", "x5".

The book says it's for pressure compensation for a Philips Respironics mask. I don't have a PR mask, I have a Resmed mask. I do have the book for the mask, and it does have 2 resistance numbers: 50 L/min: 0.4 cm H2O and 100 L/min: 1.4 cm H2O.

Mask venting rate at my pressure is going to be about 27-28 L/min.

Any ideas on how this "Mask Type" should be set?
07-11-2016 07:22 PM
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Machine: PR DreamStation CPAP Pro
Mask Type: Full face mask
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RE: DreamStation Auto - setup question
I used a PR Nuance Pro pillow mask for a while. The resistance setting for it is x2 for the s,m and large pillows. When I changed to the ResMed Airfit P10 I kept the same setting. It seems to be working out OK. I couldn't see a difference in my numbers after the change.

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07-11-2016 08:59 PM
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KSMatthew Offline

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Posts: 183
Joined: Jul 2016

Machine: PR DreamStation Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 7
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Kansas, United States

Post: #3
RE: DreamStation Auto - setup question
Thanks. I'm using a Resmed Swift FX nasal pillow mask.

I'll look at the PR Nuance Pro data sheet and see how the numbers correspond to the Swift FX and set accordingly.
07-11-2016 09:03 PM
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Machine: DreamStation X500
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Post: #4
RE: DreamStation Auto - setup question
This is mostly marketing. It makes a small adjustment to the pressure based on the leak rate. It is not a critical setting.
07-11-2016 11:18 PM
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