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Philips Respironics System One
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Hi all!
I am presently trying out a PRS1 without the heater tube. The supplier wants me to try it out before ordering another upgraded heater hose model as I was disatisfied with the Resmed S9 units mainly because of the inhalation sound and difficulty seeing how much water there was left.
In any event I really like the PRS1 unit. The water level is easily displayed and the respiration noise is muffled in comparison to the S9 unit. I presently have it set at Flex 3 which works well for me but was wondering what the difference is between the humidifier setting of Classic ©, and System One (O) ? The other setting is for heater hose which this machine does not have. I presently have it set for (O) and a level of 3 and it doesn't seem to be using much water. Perhaps 1/2 an inch per evening and the heater plate doesn't seem to be warm to the touch when I slide out the water tray. Is this normal?
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(02-11-2013, 02:34 PM)cam Wrote: The supplier wants me to try it out before ordering another upgraded heater hose model as I was disatisfied with the Resmed S9 units mainly because of the inhalation sound and difficulty seeing how much water there was left.
I,m quite satisfied with S9 and its my personal choice but just like masks and shoes, everyone is different

this might help, PRS1 setup videos
http://www.apneaboard.com/pr-system-one-...structions

the manual is available via email, scroll down to section three
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

The PRS1 60 series comes in two versions
1- Basic heated humidifier
This humidifier will not work with the heated tube, and will come with the 60 watt power cord and regular 15mm tube

2- Heated tube humidifier
This humidifier will work with the heated tube, and will come with the 80 watt power cord and heated tube.

60 Series Machine Only
This machine come with the 60 watt power cord and 15mm performance tubing and work with either humidifier,
as long as the right power cord is used.

http://www.healthcare.philips.com/au_en/...systemone/

http://www.healthcare.philips.com/us_en/...80%8BeUicw==

http://www.healthcare.philips.com/asset....edTube.pdf






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#3
System One Humidification - checks the room air for humidity and temperature and adjusts the heat in the humidifier to keep the air humid enough without using as much water.

Classic humidification - Doesn't check room air temperature and humidity. I think it just keeps a constant temperature or level of heat into the water tank.

Sys One uses less water much of the time and may help reduce "rainout," which is where water condenses in the hose. Some people find it doesn't get the air as humid, and prefer the classic mode.
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To date, using the system, I have had only one "rain-out" and that was using "classic" at the 5 setting. I find that either setting is fine for me, but others may have more (or less) sensitive throats. I have to say for the most part I am very happy with the system one and would not quickly trade it in to try another maker - but it is a pain to transport - heavy and clumsy, and I travel a lot, so I will look into lightweight travelling systems for those times I must get on a plane or for my regular train trips to Lausanne, Geneva, and St. Moritz (not, I am not rich enough to go skiing there - I do a regular rotation there and in other mountain towns to review staff in clinics there - nice town, though....).

One of the nicer features is the take apart tank - it is so easy to clean and dry, it makes maintenance that much simpler - no wonder the the "brick", as it is referred to, is the preferred machine in most Swiss hospitals and clinics.

Solid, reliable, easy to clean and above all, especially without the humidifier, quiet.
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#5
not all PRS1 machine offer efficacy data on the machine and on the card
see archangle signature "What CPAP machine to buy"

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Actually, one of the biggest complaints I have about these bricks is that they all look alike - practically all models look identical, which is a real disadvantage to easy identification.
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(02-11-2013, 07:14 PM)archangle Wrote: System One Humidification - checks the room air for humidity and temperature and adjusts the heat in the humidifier to keep the air humid enough without using as much water.

Classic humidification - Doesn't check room air temperature and humidity. I think it just keeps a constant temperature or level of heat into the water tank.

Sys One uses less water much of the time and may help reduce "rainout," which is where water condenses in the hose. Some people find it doesn't get the air as humid, and prefer the classic mode.

Thanks very much for the explanation. That would also answer why there was a lot of condensation in the mask the first evening as well as a high rate of water useage since I had it on Classic setting. I have it on (O) now and it seems fine for me.
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(02-11-2013, 05:42 PM)zonk Wrote:
(02-11-2013, 02:34 PM)cam Wrote: The supplier wants me to try it out before ordering another upgraded heater hose model as I was disatisfied with the Resmed S9 units mainly because of the inhalation sound and difficulty seeing how much water there was left.
I,m quite satisfied with S9 and its my personal choice but just like masks and shoes, everyone is different

this might help, PRS1 setup videos
http://www.apneaboard.com/pr-system-one-...structions

the manual is available via email, scroll down to section three
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

The PRS1 60 series comes in two versions
1- Basic heated humidifier
This humidifier will not work with the heated tube, and will come with the 60 watt power cord and regular 15mm tube

2- Heated tube humidifier
This humidifier will work with the heated tube, and will come with the 80 watt power cord and heated tube.

60 Series Machine Only
This machine come with the 60 watt power cord and 15mm performance tubing and work with either humidifier,
as long as the right power cord is used.

http://www.healthcare.philips.com/au_en/...systemone/

http://www.healthcare.philips.com/us_en/...80%8BeUicw==

http://www.healthcare.philips.com/asset....edTube.pdf


Thanks but I don't see my machine anywhere on any of these links. Mine is a REMSTAR SE.
It'a all black with 4 soft pad buttons on the front, the first is RAMP, the second and third are L/R ARROWS, and the forth is ON/OFF.
It has a 3 or 4 inch diameter LED display above the buttons.
Can't seem to find it anywhere. The humidifier portion looks the same as the links but no heated hose.

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(02-12-2013, 07:29 PM)cam Wrote: Thanks but I don't see my machine anywhere on any of these links. Mine is a REMSTAR SE.
PRS1 SE is basic entry level, only shows how many hours using the machine each night
don,t accept this machine or any PRS1 machine with Plus in the name

Edit: see archangle signature "What CPAP machine to buy"



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#10
You just sent me scrambling to see what machine I have - RemStar Auto A-Flex....
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