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[Equipment] What if reservoir runs dry?
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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
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Humidifier: ResMed H5i with Climateline Tubing
CPAP Pressure: 6.0 -16.0 CM
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Beachwood, OHIO

Post: #11
RE: What if reservoir runs dry?
I just checked with Resmed technical support today about my H5i humidifier. I asked them what would happen if it ran dry. They said that the heating element would shut off after getting above a temperature of 105 degrees F, or about 40 degrees C. Although I would expect every humidifier to have some sort of thermal protection, your humidifier may be different. I would check with Fisher and Paykel about your particular model.
(This post was last modified: 05-22-2012 09:05 AM by BabyDoc.)
05-22-2012 09:03 AM
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Machine: Resmed S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Remed Swift FX
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Kansas, USA

Post: #12
RE: What if reservoir runs dry?
(05-22-2012 07:50 AM)Bompa Wrote:  I accidently let mine go dry once! After waking up to that terrible smell I check it regularly every night , and usually top it up every third night.
I never want to smell that smell again!!!!!! Oh-jeez

I know the one! Reminiscent of rotting meat, only worse. Every now and then mine will run dry and the smell will bring me awake gagging from a dead sleep. My wife, on the other hand, has let hers run dry for days at a time and denies that there is any smell at all, go figure. FWIW we both run Resmed S9 Elites with Swift FX masks and standard "dumb" hoses.
05-22-2012 06:26 PM
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