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Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara View FFM
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ResMed Airsense 10 Auto - Humidifier
Greetings!

I am new to the forum and new to CPAP machines. My first CPAP machine is a ResMed Airsense 10 Auto. I have had the machine for two nights. So far, all is going well. My wife confirms that I am sleeping much better and no longer snoring. My sleep apnea is very severe. Things are so much better with the machine.

My question concerns the humidifier water tank. I filled it to the maximum level on the first night. After two nights the water level is down to about about two thirds capacity. Water droplets were forming in my full face mask at a setting of four. I reduced the setting to three and the droplet problem was solved.

What would happen if all of the water in the tank were consumed? Would the heat damage the empty water tank? Is there an auto shut off or fail safe for that eventuality? I can not find any relevant information in the supplied user manual.

Thank you. I have found the information on this site very informative.

Jeff
06-10-2015 08:02 PM
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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 11 - 14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Also use F&P Icon Auto and Z1 Auto for travel and Backup

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Location: Colorado

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RE: ResMed Airsense 10 Auto - Humidifier
Yes, there is a heat limit safety.....But.......I did run my S9 out of water a couple times, and even tho there is a heat limit it did get hot enough that I started to get a nasty burnt plastic smell coming into my mask that woke me up. No damage but it was a nasty odor that took awhile to get rid of, so best to make sure you don't run it out of water.....won't really hurt machine, but not a good experience regardless

From Airsense Clinical Manual:

Max heater plate temp......154 F
Cut out temp....................165 F
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06-10-2015 08:32 PM
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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: SimPlus
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 7-10
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Also on supplemental O2 at 3L/min. while sleeping.

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Location: Victoria, British Columbia

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RE: ResMed Airsense 10 Auto - Humidifier
(06-10-2015 08:02 PM)foss Wrote:  What would happen if all of the water in the tank were consumed? Would the heat damage the empty water tank? Is there an auto shut off or fail safe for that eventuality? I can not find any relevant information in the supplied user manual.

Thank you. I have found the information on this site very informative.

If anythiing bad happened because of this it would be the manufacturer's fault for bad design. It is perfectly predictable that many machines will be run out of water from time to time, and a machine that dies because of that is just a very bad design.

Actually I once ran my A10 autoset without water in the tank for a few nights in a row. Nothing much happened and the machine still runs just fine.

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06-10-2015 08:40 PM
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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

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RE: ResMed Airsense 10 Auto - Humidifier
Hi foss,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I try not to run my humidifier chamber dry, but I have done that a couple times in the past and when I did, I noticed a hot plastic smell.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.

trish6hundred
06-10-2015 09:03 PM
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Machine: ResMed Autosense 10
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Mask Make & Model: Respironics Amara View FFM
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 9 - 13.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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RE: ResMed Airsense 10 Auto - Humidifier
Thanks for the info! If plastic gets hot enough to cause an odor it is losing a little of its integrity. I will definitely ensure that there is enough water in the tank.

v/r
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06-10-2015 09:21 PM
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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: integrated, Climate line tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: RLS and Bradycardia

Sex: Female
Location: Minneapolis

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RE: ResMed Airsense 10 Auto - Humidifier
Instead of lowering your humidity, you might just make a sock for the tube. Yes, you can buy them readymade, but it's just as easy to go to a fabric store and buy some polar fleece, cut it, sew up (by hand if no sewing machine) and attach to your tube with rubber bands or ties.
06-11-2015 08:57 AM
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RE: ResMed Airsense 10 Auto - Humidifier
I have run my water out at least once a week. It does put out a distinct odor when it happens but it's not that bad and goes away pretty quick once you fill the tank with water and run it again.



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06-11-2015 09:37 AM
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