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F&P Icon question
#1
Ok i got the icon, is it suppose to stay warm all the time?? I know for a while it was staying warm all the time when machine was off. I just noticed its not warm when machine is off no more. But the humidfier does get warm/hot when its on.


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#2
I don,t use the Icon but others said they unplug the machine so the humidifier does not stay warm
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#3
Yes, as long as the unit is plugged into power the humidifier keeps the water warm.
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#4
(05-24-2013, 10:25 PM)Vince Waldon Wrote: Yes, as long as the unit is plugged into power the humidifier keeps the water warm.

Wow, that almost seems like a fire risk. I'm surprised that they designed it to keep the heater on, even when the machine is turned off. Thinking-about
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(05-24-2013, 10:46 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote:
(05-24-2013, 10:25 PM)Vince Waldon Wrote: Yes, as long as the unit is plugged into power the humidifier keeps the water warm.

Wow, that almost seems like a fire risk. I'm surprised that they designed it to keep the heater on, even when the machine is turned off. Thinking-about

It's just slightly warm (should measure it some day...but not even lukewarm) and it means the unit is ready to go as soon as you turn it on to go to sleep... no blast of cold air in your face until the humidifier heats up. :-)

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#6
My asthma is triggered by cold air (and other things). But I have never had a problem nor really notice a difference in air temperature from when I first lay down to any time I wake up in the middle of the night. And we have a cold bedroom so I would think I would notice.

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(05-24-2013, 10:56 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: My asthma is triggered by cold air (and other things). But I have never had a problem nor really notice a difference in air temperature from when I first lay down to any time I wake up in the middle of the night. And we have a cold bedroom so I would think I would notice.

Said what I said because I can absolutely tell the difference... when I've forgotten to top it up in the morning and so have to fill it just before using it. :-)

In any event... it's how the unit works. It's been fully tested and approved by numerous biomedical testing agencies...and the 10 or 20 watt heater in the base of the unit running all the time causes me no concern at all. My laptop charging all the time is at least as big a heat source. :-)
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(05-24-2013, 10:46 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote:
(05-24-2013, 10:25 PM)Vince Waldon Wrote: Yes, as long as the unit is plugged into power the humidifier keeps the water warm.

Wow, that almost seems like a fire risk. I'm surprised that they designed it to keep the heater on, even when the machine is turned off. Thinking-about
Normally I remove the water tank in the morning, empty, wash and dry ... ready for next sleep

I think prefer S9 warming-up and cooling-down features

Warm-up feature allows to pre-heat the water before starting treatment so the air does not feel cold

Cooling down feature assist the heater plate in cooling as the machine continue to blow air gently after treatment stopped
You can also unplug the machine or power down and allow the heater plate to cool without air flow

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#9
Awesome to see all the response. Its not real warm, you can barley even tell.
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#10
I know it been almost a week. But like now the heat plate is cold. Weird. Some days it be warm and some days it be cold.
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