Wondering how the power consumption is on these new DreamStations? Took my new but now old PR SystemOne trailer camping with me for nearly a week, and it barely bit into our 2 golf batteries. And that was also using the humidifier!
Reformed CPAP Outlaw
I am on my second dreamstation unit (over 2months of use between two units). First was an auto CPAP which did not work well on my central apnea. I have now been given an auto BiPAP machine that supposedly is helping my CA numbers. As I have to rely upon calling my provider to get this information, I can't provide much more than this.
My experience. Easy to use. Nice ergonomics. The person who is complaining about getting to the SD card it takes all of 2 seconds to flip the door up and remove the card - if that. Not a big deal. Certainly not as easy as just having direct access I am sure but the difference in time to open the door and remove has got to be miniscule.
When I got my units, there was no heated hose option so I can't speak to this.
I am having difficulty with my humidifier. I set it to adaptive per instructions and set the "level" to 3. The humidifier has not turned on yet. It will heat the water when I turn on the pre heat option but not after that. I don't know if it is me or the unit. My provider has been no help and Philips says I have to only work through my provider on this issue. What a huge disappointment to get zero support. Like I said, it could be me not understanding how this works and not a defective unit.
The main problem I have is that this machine whistles upon inhalation. Too me it is loud, to others maybe not. I did see mention in an earlier post that they had concerns that the machine would have a high pitch whistle. It does. Brought this up with Philips who once again has sent me to my provider. Brought the unit in again yesterday and they confirmed the whistle. They had another unit there and we tried that one to see if it was just my machine or the design of all machines. The second unit also whistled. You can decide for yourself where the problem lies. I did remove both filters and the high pitch whistle went away.
Don't know what to do. The whistle wakes me up and keep me up. This is not why I spent a lot of time and money to help my apnea issues.