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gus3232 Offline

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Posts: 1
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: S8 Autoset Spirit
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: 8.0 - 17
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2005

Sex: Male
Location: Perth, Australia

Post: #1
New user with ramping problem
Hello people

Really wish I had stumbled across this site before. What a great source of information.

I am having a problem with my ResMed AutoSet S8 Spirit machine.

After it woke me up last night, I noticed that when the machine starts up, the ramping number on the screen gradually increases and then kind of resets. It starts at 8.0 and every 4-5 seconds, it increases by 0.1. I don't feel any actual difference in air pressure.

When it gets to around 15, it's like the machine reboots, all pressure is gone and you can feel the mask cushion "go flat" and the suction pressure is next to zero. The air-flow then restarts and the same thing starts over again.

I checked the power connections and it all looks fine. Am wondering if it is a fault, or some kind of reset is required, or I turn off ramping altogether (don't know how to do that).

Has anyone else had this? It is driving me crazy. My knowledge of all the settings is fairly limited unfortunately.

Thank you.
12-30-2013 01:32 AM
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zonk Offline

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Posts: 7,908
Joined: Feb 2012

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: #2
RE: New user with ramping problem
Hi gus3232, welcome aboard
Go to section one for the setup menu instruction and section three to ask for the clinical manual via email
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

When you get the manual, scroll down to troubleshooting section, tells you the solutions for "Treatment pressure seems low"
12-30-2013 02:34 AM
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me50 Offline

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Posts: 2,559
Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: resmed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp and Silicone Head gear
Humidifier: resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18/8
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Undisclosed
Location: USA

Post: #3
RE: New user with ramping problem
Maybe you can try turning the ramp off and see what happens
12-30-2013 04:37 AM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,450
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: New user with ramping problem
Hi gus3232,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more responses to your post and best of luck to you.

trish6hundred
12-30-2013 02:52 PM
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