03-12-2014, 12:18 PM
So, my new S9 is on the local UPS truck to be delivered today.
I'm reading manuals for it.
I see one conflict in regard to the data card -- one the one hand, it says to disconnect the power before inserting or removing the card.
Then it says one can read out he data by inserting a card, waiting for a data copied message, and removing the card -- well, that obviously implies the power is applied.
So, do you unpower your unit? I think not, correct?
Should I leave the card in the S9?
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I've heard people say to unplug it first, but I've had my machine for a couple of months and I took my card out daily for the first while and now about every third day. I have only unplugged my machine weekly during the first month to take it with me to the sleep centre (that was what they wanted during the trial period) and haven't unplugged it at all for a couple of weeks now.
I keep the card in the machine and put it right back after I have removed it out to read it with my computer or to take it to the sleep centre, otherwise I'd likely forget to put it back.
There is a small potential for screwing up your card if you remove it with the power on. Just like on your computer if you remove a usb device without "closing" it first. I never unplug the power before removing the card, but then I try never to remove the card when the resmed machine may be actively doing stuff, such as in the middle of the night when I'm sucking air.