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kittyhawkchild Offline

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Machine: Resmed auto s9
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quatro for her
Humidifier: Resmed s9
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Huntersville,NC and Poulsbo, WA

Post: #1
Machine Use Hours
I am really new to understanding my cpap machine. But I've noticed that when I have worn my mask, connected to the cpap machine for 10 hours, it only records 3 hours of use. Why is that? Thanks
08-17-2013 06:00 AM
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Machine: PR System One DS560
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: F&P Pilairo Q or ResMed Mirage Activa
Humidifier: PR System One
CPAP Pressure: 14 - 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Former ResMed S8 Autoset II user

Sex: Male
Location: Eugene, Oregon

Post: #2
RE: Machine Use Hours
Are you using the ramp? If so, how long is the ramp set for, and how many times a night are you using it? Ramp time does not count toward your usage.
08-17-2013 10:05 AM
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kittyhawkchild Offline

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Machine: Resmed auto s9
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quatro for her
Humidifier: Resmed s9
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Huntersville,NC and Poulsbo, WA

Post: #3
RE: Machine Use Hours
My ramp time is 5 minutes and usually it's twice a night.
Last night I used the machine for 9 hours and it said that I used it for 2.7 hours.
(This post was last modified: 08-17-2013 02:03 PM by kittyhawkchild.)
08-17-2013 02:00 PM
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eviltim Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit F10
Humidifier: H5i heated humidifer
CPAP Pressure: 5 exhale/9 inhale
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
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Post: #4
RE: Machine Use Hours
Are you using software or looking directly on the machine? I noticed that my machine also underreported my usage by a lot, but the software correctly reported it. I think this is because, if you get up and go to the bathroom or something, it begins as a new "session."
08-17-2013 02:16 PM
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STL Mark Offline

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Joined: Jul 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt 36037
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Quattro Air
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: Original Titration: 18 cm H2O
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Mode: ASVAuto, Min EPAP: 4, Max EPAP: 15, Min PS: 3, Max PS: 15, Ramp: Off

Sex: Male
Location: Saint Louis, MO USA

Post: #5
RE: Machine Use Hours
The machine does know the difference between leaving the machine running without wearing the mask and actually breathing through the machine. If there is a portion of the night where you don't have the mask on, your therapy hours will not increase.
08-17-2013 02:19 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

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #6
RE: Machine Use Hours
(08-17-2013 06:00 AM)kittyhawkchild Wrote:  I am really new to understanding my cpap machine. But I've noticed that when I have worn my mask, connected to the cpap machine for 10 hours, it only records 3 hours of use. Why is that? Thanks
are you shift worker by chance or someone who sleep during the day, the S9 new cpap day (24 hour period) end/start at noon (12 midday) so the period you slept after noon count toward the next day

If does not apply to you, unplg and plug the machine, at times rebooting fix the problem
08-17-2013 02:53 PM
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PaulaO2 Offline
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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: #7
RE: Machine Use Hours
Check to make sure the time on the machine and the time in your region are the same.
http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ock#Resmed

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08-17-2013 03:39 PM
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Paptillian Offline

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Joined: Jun 2013

Machine: S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 4 - 10, EPR x2
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Post: #8
RE: Machine Use Hours
The 12 noon cutoff is rather annoying. Not everyone always wakes up before noon on the weekend. Saturdays are notorious for late awakenings... and Friday nights are to blame!
08-17-2013 03:43 PM
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kittyhawkchild Offline

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Machine: Resmed auto s9
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quatro for her
Humidifier: Resmed s9
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
Location: Huntersville,NC and Poulsbo, WA

Post: #9
RE: Machine Use Hours
Paula02,
I absolutely love the count to zen!!!
08-19-2013 12:05 AM
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Shastzi Offline

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Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: FitLife Total face mask
Humidifier: F&P HC150 with Hybernite heated hose.
CPAP Pressure: 15cm-20cm H2O (auto)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: CMS50-F wearable Oximeter; Software: SPO2 Assistant

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Location: Florida, USA.

Post: #10
RE: Machine Use Hours
Get SleepyHead going at your end and learn how to use it.
That will help you trouble shoot issues like this one and avoid several other beginner's traps as well.

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08-19-2013 05:27 AM
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