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ResMed H5i humidifier heating
I just received my new S9[/size][/font] Escape with H5i Humidifier and i noticed the humidifier only heats up when it is set on the 5 or 6 level. Why no heat on the lower levels? Is this a problem with the Main unit or the H5i?

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03-24-2013 04:39 PM
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RE: ResMed H5i humidifier heating
Welcome to the forum!!! We are glad you joined us!!! Welcome

Not sure why you are having the issue with your humidifier. It would make sense that the humidifier would be "linear". Sleep-well

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03-24-2013 04:53 PM
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RE: ResMed H5i humidifier heating
Hi Zomp, WELCOME! to the forum.!
I'm not sure why you would have the problem with that but hang in there and someone will be able to help you.
Best of luck.

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03-24-2013 05:12 PM
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RE: ResMed H5i humidifier heating
(03-24-2013 04:39 PM)Zomp Wrote:  I just received my new S9[/size][/font] Escape with H5i Humidifier and i noticed the humidifier only heats up when it is set on the 5 or 6 level. Why no heat on the lower levels? Is this a problem with the Main unit or the H5i?

Probably shouldn't worry about it.
The bigger issue is that if you can at all swing it, trade in the S9 Escape for a better model - S9 Elite or S9 AutoSet.
03-24-2013 05:28 PM
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RE: ResMed H5i humidifier heating
Hi Zomp!
What Ugly said.
The Autoset & Elite have full data collection capabilities.
You will want those soon. Wink

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03-24-2013 05:39 PM
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RE: ResMed H5i humidifier heating
The S9 series adjusts the heat and humidity level to the heat and humidity in the room. So a lower number would probably not heat up if the room was warmer than the setting. Same as with a thermostat on an electric heater. There is the "warm up" button you can use to pre-heat the thing.

And yes, inquire as to if you can trade in the useless Escape for the Elite or the Autoset (not the Escape Auto). The Escape tracks nothing but time used. It is akin to a diabetic only knowing their glucose level every 3 years or so.

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03-24-2013 05:41 PM
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RE: ResMed H5i humidifier heating
Well, I have concerns about my H5i, and found this information about testing the H5i on the RedMed web site http://www.resmed.com/us/patients_and_fa...-faqs.html
Quote:Is there a simple way for me to check that my H5i heater plate is working properly?

Yes. To confirm H5i function, complete the following steps;

Disconnect ClimateLine tubing and remove the water tub.
While the S9 is NOT running, place your hand on the heater plate to assess the temperature of the H5i heater plate. NOTE: Do NOT place your hand on the heater plate if the H5i has been running in the 10 minutes prior to this test as it may still be hot.
Set the humidifier output to 6.
Place the unit in warm-up mode and allow it to run for 1 minute.
Place your hand above the heater plate (without touching it) to confirm an increase in heater plate temperature. Don’t place your hand directly on the heater plate as it will be hot.
Press the dial for 3 seconds to enable cooling down mode.

And darn it, the plate doesn't even get warm to the touch - yet the water level does go down. So now, I'll get back to my DME - who tells me if the water level goes down that it must be working - that even if it is "working", its not working according to ResMed specs.
(This post was last modified: 03-30-2013 06:36 AM by GaryG.)
03-30-2013 06:33 AM
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RE: ResMed H5i humidifier heating
Please let us know how this works out.

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03-30-2013 07:12 PM
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Zomp Offline

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RE: ResMed H5i humidifier heating
(03-24-2013 05:28 PM)Ugly Wrote:  
(03-24-2013 04:39 PM)Zomp Wrote:  I just received my new S9[/size][/font] Escape with H5i Humidifier and i noticed the humidifier only heats up when it is set on the 5 or 6 level. Why no heat on the lower levels? Is this a problem with the Main unit or the H5i?

Probably shouldn't worry about it.
The bigger issue is that if you can at all swing it, trade in the S9 Escape for a better model - S9 Elite or S9 AutoSet.

Thanks for the advice--I changed my S9 Escape fot the S9 Elite.
05-18-2013 11:36 AM
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RE: ResMed H5i humidifier heating
Checking the ResMed site on humidification

To confirm H5i function, complete the following steps;

1. Disconnect ClimateLine tubing and remove the water tub.
2. Place your hand on the heater plate to assess the temperature of the H5i heater plate while the S9 is not running. Do not place your hand on the heater plate if the H5i has been running in the 10 minutes prior to this test as it may still be hot.
3. Set the humidifier output to 6.
4. Place the unit in warm-up mode amd allow it to run for 1 minute.
5. Place your hand above the heater plate (without touching it) to confirm an increase in heater plate temperature. Don’t place your hand directly on the heater plate as it will be hot.
6. Press the dial for 3 seconds to enable cooling down mode.
05-18-2013 08:05 PM
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