(10-17-2013, 07:56 PM)bwexler Wrote: Peter-C
You make some very good points, but some on here have received last years model and told it was new current model.
Even car dealers make a big deal of telling you they are having a year end clearance sale and offering a discount.
One solution that would help is for the manufacturer to put the manufacture date on the label with the model number like auto makers do. If they would just do it voluntarily the government would not have to get involved.
Yes, and I do agree that if the unit isn't what you were told it was, that's a totally different story, than simply a 2-3 month old machine with <100 hours on it. Big difference between 'bait and switch', and buying a car a few people took for a test drive, right?
Or even having a setup similar to a computer with a BIOS screen on start-up that states what version and the date on it would be a great help - having the only ID being the serial number, and then having to search to find out what that means doesn't cut it in my book either.
*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.
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Whenever you turn off an S9 machine that has a humidifier, the blower runs at slow speed for up to an hour to "cool down." This time gets counted in the machine hours, but not run hours. I don't know if you'd add 90 hours in a month, though.
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If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
ME50.....I just wanted you to be aware that in the "run time" you have to include: Cool down time which could be up to 45 min per day, and ramp time if you use it. So those two things added to the run hours make it seem like you got a machine that was used when in fact it wasn't. It happened to me and when that fact was pointed out to me, it added up to be approximately the right hours. That is why your "run hours" will always be more than your "user hours".
Hope this helps!
Okay, here is the latest.
Dogs needed to go outside for a potty break. I turned my machine off at 11:07 PM and it recorded that I had slept for 2.8 hours. Strange because I didn't go to bed until after 9 PM (long day today) and read a while.
So, I checked to make sure the clock was set right and it is UNLESS it is military time. At any rate, I looked around to see usage and run time. Well, usage was 244.3 (on the 15th, DME ran a report that said around 255 hours. So I looked at run time and it was about 455 hours when I put it on 3 months. I just got this machine on Sept. 10.