(05-24-2014, 03:35 PM)WakeUpTime Wrote: I have the PRS1 with the heated tube humidifier and the heated hose.
Regarding rainout, let's assume someone doesn't have any rainout issues. What will the heated hose then accomplish? Higher humidity or lower humidity -- or no change on PRS1's since it's said to have auto climate control anyway. If one doesn't need the heated hose in the summer months, what happens if someone has it "ON" anyway?
Philips has a 2-page brochure just on the heated tube option... "an additional humidification solution that enhances performance, flexibility and comfort" (so does bathroom tissue, you marketing guys).
"The System One with Heated Tube provides patients with Air Temperature Control [I guess through the tube temp setting 0-5] and Improved Humidification [I guess through tube humidity setting 0-3]"
I have humid=5 and temp=3 (the max'es) and the air is still pretty dry coming out. I wonder if the PRS1's auto-climate is taking over and cutting the humid automatically? Is there any way to increase humidity further?
I think you may need to go into the Clinician's Settings mode to enable automatic humidity control. Check the Providor Manual for your machine.
If I am remembering correctly, when System One Climate Control is enabled, you can select 70%, 80% or 90% relative humidity, as may be desired.