Nothing wrong per-se, but is it your intention to have EPR only during ramp? There are 3-EPR setting available in the menu: Off / Ramp Only /Full Time. If you'd like EPR to be on all night, you should change the setting to Full Time.
Smartstart, automatically starts the machine when you put on the mask and exhale. It can be a nice feature to enable as it will start the machine when you mask up, and doesn't require a button push. The Smartstart also stops the machine automatically when you remove the mask.
You can manually control humidity levels. Climate control can be set to Auto / Manual / Patient. When set to Auto, Climate Control prevents rainout by maintaining 80% relative humidity in the delivered air. If Climate Control is set to Manual, Humidity Level and Heated Tube temperature can be set independently. You might find a manual setting more comfortable.
12-01-2015, 11:31 AM
(This post was last modified: 12-01-2015, 11:34 AM by Phill.)
Thanks for your help.
Have set EPR to full time.
I run with the climate control set to 5%, though I have been told that this is nothing to do with RH figures which I am used to working with.
Anything above the 5% figure and I start to get rainout.
Trouble is that if I mess with too many settings at the same time I will not be sure what has given me a better or worse result.
Just a note about your Max pressure...
It's probably not the max pressure that's waking you up - if you never need 18, 19, 20, the machine will never go there. If you never need pressure above 15 the machine won't go there. And if you start to rouse, and, like me, at that point your need diminishes, the pressure will go down.
Most likely what was rousing you was the EPR setting, probably in concert with a rise in pressure. You're not used to breathing against airflow at X cm H2O, so it rouses you. Turning EPR on full time reduces your exhalation, and shouldn't cause so much disturbance.