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[Equipment] ResMed S8 Autoset automatic on/off?
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Post: #11
RE: ResMed S8 Autoset automatic on/off?
(11-08-2014 01:52 PM)vsheline Wrote:  
(11-08-2014 11:27 AM)Dolphin Jockey Wrote:  To follow-up, I was able to get into the clinician menu and found the setting for SmartStart. That's the good news. The bad news is that it was shown as being OFF and there was NO option to change that setting. Makes me wonder if there is another related setting which, at the moment, disables an option to change the SmartStart setting. It's a puzzlement.

Hi Dolphin Jockey, welcome to the forum!

There is a setting for Mask Type, which for most accurate therapy I think needs to be set correctly.

My recollection is that on the S8 series machines, SmartStart only worked when the machine is set to certain types of masks. For example, perhaps it worked on Full Face mask type but not on nasal pillows mask type. The details should be mentioned somewhere in the Clinician setup manual.

Thanks for the welcome. It's truly appreciated. Thanks also for your comment regarding the S8 mask selection. I've been using a full-face mask (a Mirage Quattro) for several years, and a nasal mask before that. Can't remember what mask I was on when I received the S8 7.5 years ago and it has not been serviced by a clinician since then. I certainly will look at that parameter.

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Dolphin Jockey
11-08-2014 04:10 PM
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Dolphin Jockey Offline

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Posts: 7
Joined: Oct 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 8-20 cm w.c.
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Southern California

Post: #12
RE: ResMed S8 Autoset automatic on/off?
(11-08-2014 01:52 PM)vsheline Wrote:  
(11-08-2014 11:27 AM)Dolphin Jockey Wrote:  To follow-up, I was able to get into the clinician menu and found the setting for SmartStart. That's the good news. The bad news is that it was shown as being OFF and there was NO option to change that setting. Makes me wonder if there is another related setting which, at the moment, disables an option to change the SmartStart setting. It's a puzzlement.

Hi Dolphin Jockey, welcome to the forum!

There is a setting for Mask Type, which for most accurate therapy I think needs to be set correctly.

My recollection is that on the S8 series machines, SmartStart only worked when the machine is set to certain types of masks. For example, perhaps it worked on Full Face mask type but not on nasal pillows mask type. The details should be mentioned somewhere in the Clinician setup manual.

To follow-up, I fired up my S8 and check the mask setting. It stated "MIR FULL." I assume (I hate that word) that's 'shorthand' for Mirage (series) full face mask.

I want a step further by connecting my mask to the S8 and turning it one as though going to sleep. I then went into the clinician setting for SmartStart and there still was no option to change it from OFF to ON. It's a puzzlement.

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Dolphin Jockey
11-08-2014 04:31 PM
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Post: #13
RE: ResMed S8 Autoset automatic on/off?
The SmartStart does not work with full face masks on the S8, also on the older S9 machines too

Later S9, you can enable SmartStart with full face masks
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11-08-2014 04:50 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 8-20 cm w.c.
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
Location: Southern California

Post: #14
RE: ResMed S8 Autoset automatic on/off?
(11-08-2014 04:50 PM)zonk Wrote:  The SmartStart does not work with full face masks on the S8, also on the older S9 machines too

Later S9, you can enable SmartStart with full face masks

Thanks for the info. That correlates with what I've found out so far. It's interesting that the S8 firmware has a setting for SmartStart but no option to turn it ON or OFF.

My S9 was received a couple of days ago and I have SmartStart enabled on it, with a full face mask.

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11-08-2014 07:28 PM
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