You and apnea711 have different
machines and the humidity system on the Resmed S9 is NOT like the humidity system for the PR System One.
(04-06-2014 06:32 PM)space45 Wrote: all I have is the rain drop, and is far as I know it is set to auto.
no % anything and no temp adjust as well. I poked at it for some time trying to change to temp or something other them 1 to 6 with only the rain drop.
Quote:how do I set it to % humidity? or even setting the temp?
I am lost
Quote:well I just went and tried every thing I can think of and it will only show the rain drop and I can only set it from off to 6, I set it to patient and to manual and no difference at all, [b]it has the slim line hose on[/b[, does it need the heated hose for any of the other setting to show up? I should be able to set % humidity and temp, all I get is this off to 6 thing and a rain drop showing, not happy right now.
If you have a SlimLine hose or a standard hose, you can't set the temperature nor can you select a relative humidity. You need the heated hose before you can control the temperature.
Since you just have an unheated hose (a SlimLine or a standard hose), then you can only able adjust the humidity from 0.0 to 6.0 in 0.5 increments. There are no units for this setting, all it means is that 0.0 turns the heater in the humidifier OFF, and you are running in so-called "passover" mode. The 6.0 setting provides for maximum heat under the water tank and that will result in maximum added humidification. There is NO information in the clinical manual about just how much additional humidification a 6.0 setting is likely to add.
If you put a ClimateLine hose on your machine, then chances are the ClimateControl setting will switch to AUTO and you will be ablo to select a temperature and the humidifier will keep the relative humidity at 80%. Under the S9 ClimateControl system you cannot choose the relative humidity. (On the PR System One Series 60 machines with the optional heated tube, you CAN choose between 70%, 80%, and 90% relative humidity.)
If the AUTO setting of 80% relative humidity is not enough, you can try turning ClimateControl to OFF which then allows you to independently control the temperature and the humidity. But the max humidity setting remains 6.0. So if that's not enough humidity now, it may not be enough with a ClimateLine hose.
(04-06-2014 06:19 PM)zonk Wrote:
(04-06-2014 02:23 PM)space45 Wrote: it has 3 settings for the humidifier, it is on auto now, but has a manual and patient setting as well. not sure what the dif is.
I think you must be looking at the Climate Control setting in the Clinical set up menu. If so:
- Climate Control = Auto means that the machine will turn Climate Control ON if a ClimateLine hose is attached to the machine and the patient will be able to choose the temperature, while the relative humidity will be kept at 80%. If the hose is just a SlimLine, then Climate Control will be turned OFF and the user will be able to select select a humidifier setting, but (obviously) not a temperature setting.
- Climate Control = Manual means that Climate Control will be OFF/MANUAL regardless of whether there is a ClimateLine hose is attached or not. If a ClimateLine hose is used, the user will have to select both a humidity setting (0.0 to 6.0) and a tempertature. But the humidity setting is not something that translates to a fixed relative humidity as near as I can tell.
- Climate Control = Patient means that the patient can choose between AUTO and MANUAL from the Patient Set Up menu. In other words, when Climate Control = Patient in the clinical menu, you can completely control Climate Control without having to go into the clinical menu.
An important note: If you are using a SlimLine (unheated) hose, the Climate Control setting doesn't make any difference: All you can do is select the humidifier setting.
(04-06-2014 07:23 PM)space45 Wrote: that sucks
will that (using a Climate Line hose) help keep my nose and mouth from drying up?
some morns are ok, others not so much, just a tad dry, not hurting parched, but not pleasant
Maybe, maybe not. It depends on whether you are doing a lot of mouth breathing.
The thing is: Even at maximum humidification levels, the purpose of the heated humidifier is to keep the nasal
membranes properly moist. The heated humidifier usually just can't keep up with adding enough moisture to the air to keep the whole mouth hydrated if you're doing a lot of mouth breathing---which, even with a FFM, increases the airflow through the mouth a lot relative to "no mouth breathing."
[quoted]also there are 3 settings for hose, slim, the one I have on, and then standard and 3 foot, I am guessing standard, or will heated show up when the heated hose is connected?[/quote] If you put a Climate Line on the machine, it will automatically adjust to the fact that you have the heated hose attached.