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Bluesky Offline

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Posts: 1
Joined: Apr 2016

Machine: Resmed S8
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: unsure
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
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Post: #1
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Hi, I have been using the same cpap, Resmed S8 for 15 years. I would like to get a machine that allows me to download data from the machine to my computer and read the results without taking a card to get read at a store which is several hours away. I assume my old machine is not capable. I would like to be able to adjust pressure as needed myself. I would appreciate advice on what options are available which machines I should consider to buy. Thanks for your help.
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04-25-2016 11:03 AM
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Crimson Nape Offline

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Posts: 1,329
Joined: Oct 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: P-10 / F&P Simplus / DreamWear
Humidifier: H5i w/Climateline
CPAP Pressure: 8 - EPR 3
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS-50F & 50IW

Sex: Male
Location: Georgia

Post: #2
RE: options available
Hi Bluesky!
Welcome
I believe that the S8 had a proprietary card and reader. The newer models have since changed and use a standard SD card. A lot of the current PC's have this card reader builtin. If not there are a multitude of suppliers for inexpensive card readers. Some of us here on the board use WiFi SD cards so we can download its data directly to our computers using free software developed by members.

Here is a link to a CPAP database that lists various CPAP models and which ones are data capable.
https://sleep.tnet.com/equipment/cpapmachines

For CPAP setup manuals, please refer to the link at the top of the page for these.



I hope this helps.

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04-25-2016 11:24 AM
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justMongo Offline

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Posts: 3,853
Joined: Sep 2013

Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #3
RE: options available
I bought the machine in my profile in 2014. The S9 series (except for one specific model) is fully data capable and uses a standard SD card.
The latest machines from ResMed, the 10 series are also very popular. Phillips-Respironics also make fine machine that are data capable.

BTW -- Resmed S8 does not fully describe your machine. Look for words like Autoset, VPAP S, Adapt...

You'll need this info to get a machine with the same therapy mode(s).

And, in the US, you will need a prescription to buy a machine.

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
04-25-2016 11:27 AM
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Posts: 1,233
Joined: Oct 2013

Machine: PR Dreamstation BiPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: PR Dreamstation humidfier
CPAP Pressure: min EPAP = 4; max IPAP = 9;
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic EncorePro

Other Comments: Papping since September 2010

Sex: Female
Location: Buffalo, NY

Post: #4
RE: options available
Bluesky,

If you are looking for a brand new machine, I'd suggest either the Resmed AirSense 10 AutoSet or AutoSet for Her OR the PR DreamStation Auto CPAP. If you want to save some money, you could look for a new, but discontinued model such at the Resmed S9 AutoSet or AutoSet for HER or the PR System One Auto CPAP. Cheaper yet is to buy a used machine from a place like Vender #2 on the Supplier List. They usually have lightly used (and sometimes new) S9 AutoSets and PR Station One APAPs at very good prices.

Questions about SleepyHead?
See my Guide to SleepyHead
04-25-2016 12:34 PM
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palerider Offline

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Posts: 440
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: s9 vpap auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: p10
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 18/13+
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Dallas(ish)

Post: #5
RE: options available
(04-25-2016 11:27 AM)justMongo Wrote:  I bought the machine in my profile in 2014. The S9 series (except for one specific model) is fully data capable and uses a standard SD card.

correction, two S9 models don't record full data, the escape and escape auto.
04-25-2016 01:51 PM
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Adoniscmj Offline

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Posts: 168
Joined: May 2015

Machine: Resmed AirSense10 Autoset for her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 6 to 9
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Everett, Washington

Post: #6
RE: options available
(04-25-2016 11:03 AM)Bluesky Wrote:  Hi, I have been using the same cpap, Resmed S8 for 15 years. I would like to get a machine that allows me to download data from the machine to my computer and read the results without taking a card to get read at a store which is several hours away. I assume my old machine is not capable. I would like to be able to adjust pressure as needed myself. I would appreciate advice on what options are available which machines I should consider to buy. Thanks for your help.
Bluesky
If you like ResMed machines as I do then get the Air Sense 10 Auto Set or the for her model as I have. It is easy to take the card and transfer data to Sleepy Head on your computer. I do this every morning. If you like Phillips machines they have a new one that looks pretty good the Dream Station, but make sure if you get one it is an Auto and it has data.
04-25-2016 03:17 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,449
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

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #7
RE: options available
Hi Bluesky,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.
Here is a link to information on which machines to buy and which ones to avoid: http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ne_Choices .
Hang in there for more responses to your post and good luck to you on your machine decision..

trish6hundred
04-25-2016 06:50 PM
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