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[Equipment] AirCurve V Auto Humidifier
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MobileBasset Offline

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Machine: ResMed AIRCURVE 10 V Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher Paykel Zest
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 10 (minE 6,maxI 12, PS 3)
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

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Sex: Female
Location: Florida

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AirCurve V Auto Humidifier
I have a new Air Curve 10 V Auto and am disappointed with the humidifier. I am wondering if mine is not working correctly or if it is just the design. I feel no warmth developing on the unit hot plate below a setting of 5. I have to run it on level 7 (of 8) with a pressure setting that averages 10. I can't believe that someone running at the higher pressures would be able to generate a comfortable humidity. Also the chamber barely holds enough water to last 8 hours running at my settings. My previous ResMed machine (S8 Elite) ran on 3 or 4 humidity level and held enough water for two nights. Does anyone have a different experience?

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05-19-2015 07:53 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,288
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

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RE: AirCurve V Auto Humidifier
Hi MobileBasset,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I don't know anything about the humidifiers in the newer machines.
Hang in there for more answers to your question and much success to you with your CPAP therapy.

05-19-2015 02:27 PM
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krelvin Offline

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Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Auto BiLevel
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro Air
Humidifier: S9 Series H5i Heated Humidifier with Climate Control
CPAP Pressure: 10.6cm - 18cm - PS 4cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: FlashAir WiFi SDcard with SleepMaster/FlashPAP - Weather Nut

Sex: Male
Location: Mesa AZ

Post: #3
RE: AirCurve V Auto Humidifier
My fairly new S9 VPAP Auto uses more water than my M-Series, but part of that is the tank is smaller. I don't use a lot of humidity though even though it is dry here. I set it to 2.5 most of the time. When I first got the machine, it had the climateline hose on it, I separated the controls for the hose and the humidity as I was running out of water too fast (it defaults to 3.0)

I stopped using the heated hose not long ago as I determined it had no purpose here. Even in winter, it is too dry and not cold enough (in the room) for rain out. Just use a regular hose now, Humidity is still at 2.5 and I have about 1/3 - 1/4 of a tank left each morning of 8-9 hour sleep.

As to needing more humidity, the only real way to deal with that is to increase the humidity in the room so you don't need to use as much on the machine. You do that by adding a humidifier to the room itself.

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05-19-2015 02:38 PM
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