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harleymama Offline

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Joined: Oct 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 Elite
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quatro Fx
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: Other Software

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Sex: Female
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Post: #1
Is it on?
Just started using a Resmed S9 Elite. When it's ramping up, the light on the far left side of the unit is lit. If I wake up in the middle of the night, the light is off. The only light that is showing is from the antenna unit on the back of the machine. If it's not lit, does that mean it's not on and that the air i'm feeling is only from the humidifier? Thank you!
10-07-2013 08:18 PM
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DOOM_NX Offline

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Posts: 155
Joined: May 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Weinmann JOYCE SilkGel
Humidifier: ResMed H5i + ClimateLine (not using year-round)
CPAP Pressure: 5–16 cmH2O
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: 12/2011: Mild SAS (AHI 14.5) - 10/2013: Severe SAS (AHI 78.7) - Using AutoCPAP: AHI 1.4

Sex: Male
Location: Greece

Post: #2
RE: Is it on?
Hi,

I believe there isn't any motor in the humidifier itself. It just looks like a feature for less distraction during sleep.
10-07-2013 08:21 PM
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Tez62 Offline

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Joined: Feb 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Post: #3
RE: Is it on?
Welcome harleymama, the good thing about the Resmeds are there are no lights on when you are tring to sleep so to answer your question it sould be Ok. I think the lights go off after a couple of minutes, you should be able to feel some air coming you of your mask, good luck with it and ask any questions.
10-07-2013 08:22 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,448
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: Is it on?
Hi harleymama,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
You should feel air from your mask as you are using your machine.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
10-07-2013 08:56 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Hypermobility Type; chronic sarcasm

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: western NC, USA

Post: #5
RE: Is it on?
Yep, all is well. To prove this to yourself, turn on the machine then wait a few seconds. The light should go off in less than a minute. The air coming out of the mask is still the same (although if you use the ramp feature, it will of course slowly increase).

I LOVE this feature. My old S7 I had to keep covered with a towel because the light never went off.

The more you use the machine, the more you get used to it. There will come a point (and you may be there now) where you wake up and don't notice the air at all. That's a good thing!

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10-07-2013 09:01 PM
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