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H5i humidifier issues
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Dawei Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: Respironics "FitLife"
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 10-20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began CPAP in 2006; spent the first 6 years with a "brick"

Sex: Male
Location: Western North Carolina

Post: #11
RE: H5i humidifier issues
Now you've got me wondering about the humidifier, Zonk. I'm using the Climateline. Before I go to sleep after some warmup time, the hot plate feels fairly warm, but in the morning, it is cold. I fill the tank to about that lowest line on the yellow indicator, and in the morning most but not all of the water is gone. That's been fairly consistent.
Guess I need to go into the clinical settings to understand the manual vs auto modes. I'm behind you folks, since right now all I've noticed is that before I connect the Climateline, there is main screen access to setting the humidity level, but that disappears from the main screen menu after the Climateline has been connected. Is that because it goes to auto with the Climateline hooked up?
11-28-2012 05:22 PM
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PollCat Offline
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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFit P10
Humidifier: H5i Cleanable with ClimateLine
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CPAP-ing since 1995; Type 2 Diabetes; Chronic Asthma; Gout

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Location: Westfield, IN

Post: #12
RE: H5i humidifier issues
I'd like to try a Climateline, but they don't make them 10' long and anything less than that won't reach. I wonder if you can couple two Climateline hoses together. Unsure
11-28-2012 06:41 PM
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jgjones1972 Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Quattro FX
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 - 20
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50I PulseOx

Sex: Male
Location: Ohio - USA

Post: #13
RE: H5i humidifier issues
Dawei - Yeah, no humidity with climateline on "auto". Go into clinical and set to "patient" or "manual" to put the rain drop (i.e. humidity control) out on main screen.

PollCat- Climatelines won't connect end to end. The end that hooks to humidifier has pin conductors for the heating element that runs up the line twists to lock in and line up. Probably wouldn't allow enough juice to be drawn to run two if you figured out a way to hotwire two together.
11-28-2012 06:59 PM
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

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Location: Australia

Post: #14
RE: H5i humidifier issues
(11-28-2012 06:41 PM)PollCat Wrote:  I'd like to try a Climateline, but they don't make them 10' long and anything less than that won't reach. I wonder if you can couple two Climateline hoses together. Unsure
not possible because of the electrical coil wires
maybe you can use some garden hose connectors Dielaughing
11-28-2012 07:01 PM
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jdireton Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: ClimateLine Hose

Sex: Male
Location: Florida

Post: #15
RE: H5i humidifier issues
(11-28-2012 05:22 PM)Dawei Wrote:  Guess I need to go into the clinical settings to understand the manual vs auto modes. I'm behind you folks, since right now all I've noticed is that before I connect the Climateline, there is main screen access to setting the humidity level, but that disappears from the main screen menu after the Climateline has been connected. Is that because it goes to auto with the Climateline hooked up?

Yes, when you hook up the Climateline (in Auto mode), the machine shifts to a temperature selection. The humidity you set before you attached the hose doesn't mean anything (in Auto mode).

If you go into the Clinician setup area you can change it from Auto to either Manual or Patient. If you set it to Patient, you can change from Auto to Manual in the normal setup area. In Manual mode you can set both the humidifier level and hose temperature, but lose the rainout protection.

I played with mine back and forth for months before I hit the "sweet" spot. Worth the work in comfort!
11-30-2012 11:47 AM
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kbeckman Offline

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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Swift FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 7 to 14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: Skaro

Post: #16
RE: H5i humidifier issues
I bought a hose "Snuggy" at the CPAP store. It's a long flannel cover that fits over the hose, and has Velcro on the ends to hold it in place. I was going to go to the Climateline hose (I have an S9 with a H5i), but they said try the Snuggy, and it works fine.

I have been reading of problems with the newer H5i's, where they tick at night.
01-19-2013 01:20 AM
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