(11-24-2014 08:11 PM)Mr. Van Winkle Wrote:
(11-24-2014 01:50 PM)Franklyspeaking Wrote:
(11-23-2014 10:07 AM)Franklyspeaking Wrote: I got my new replacement S10 auto sense and gave it a try for the first night.
1. It did not turn off after I removed my mask I had to physically hit the button after 5 min to stop air flow. This happened on the first one too.
2 This machine was very quiet unlike my previous machine that really made annoying noises and woke me up.
3. My leak rate was 1 instead of 16-18 with the other faulty machine.
4. The only thing that was really different was my highest air flow, it said 5.4 I have never had that low of a maximum air flow reading. Mine is usually 11.4, but the tech set the EPR to 2 auto, my older machine I had it set to 1, I'm not sure that effected that number, but I plan to keep a close watch on this.
5. I did have rainout, but not as bad as the previous machine. My humidity in the air is 81%, I have the humidifier temp set to 60 degrees. I will probably have to continue adjusting this setting, because I keep my room pretty cold. During winter I sleep under an open window.
6. I tested three masks with the faulty machine and had rainout horribly, I tested the same three masks with my old trusty S9 auto apap and no rainout, I had all the settings set the same. I have two blue gel and one wisp nasal masks.
I really like the look of the machine, I wish the stop button was easier to feel, it's hard to feel for it in the dark in bed. It's small and very close to the on button.
I will continue to record my likes and dislikes and share.
I did want to add a comment to Zonk, I find your replies/comments very educational and have helped me several times-keep them coming. I am thankful to all the folks that post here. So many thoughtful and knowledgeable people in this forum. Thank you all.
After my second night -the machine showed 16 on my leaks I never had this high of leaks on my S9, the highest I ever with it was 4, it showed 7.5 as my max airflow for that night, for the past 8 months on the s9 my average max was 11.4. So I plan to keep watching this. Not sure what to think. No rain out last night.
Just for the new comers you can adjust or see your readings by holding down both buttons at the home screen you can then toggle through to check your settings and readings.
Hey thank you Frankly Speaking for letting me know how to change the EPR setting, Now if I feel like I'm having trouble on exhale when my pressure is up closer to my max. at night and it wakes me do I want to set it down one or up? it's now set at Auto 2, I also activated to auto on so I'll see if I like that feature.
Mr. Van Winkle
Hi Van Winkle and welcome.
I am no expert and had to learn most of everything needed on my own (in the beginning I had no insurance so I bought my S9 out of my pocket), I set the machine up using the knowledge from this board, but I learned early on to listen to my body.
If I were you I would adjust the setting down and then wait a week and see if it gets better. This machine seems to take longer to "learn" my breathing habits. My DME originally set my low prescription to 8, this blew me out, the low setting I chose in the beginning was 4, it worked for me. So after a couple of weeks I had to adjust that back down also.
Last night my leaks went down to 11, which are still way high for me based on the S9 and 8 months of results. I had terrible rainout last night, back to the chalk board on that. I have my humidifier temp set to 60 degrees and it was around 55 in my room it was less humid in my room last night so not sure why condensation??? I may pull out my hose kozie and see if that helps. My highest pressure was 8.4 so the machine is working towards my regular pressure of 11.4 based on past results, but it seems to take longer with this newer model.
Glad the hint on the knobs helped. Good luck and