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Post: #11
RE: Resmed A10- I Did Not Know That!
Funny, we do the same thing in programming. Except we call it a feature.



Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

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10-18-2015 08:26 AM
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Post: #12
RE: Resmed A10- I Did Not Know That!
Having had the air tube out twice now, I must object to calling it a design flaw. Pliers are not needed, and probably will damage the part.

My technique (so called) is to use an old bamboo chopstick to force the triangular tab down and back. this pops the piece out a little ways. Then (or first, actually) I make sure the flat on the rotating collar is towards the filter side of the machine, and wiggle the silicone seal out past the collar, pulling gently with my fingers.

Replacement is similar - making sure the flat on the collar is toward the side. The two side fingers must slide up on top of the edges of the inside back and the the triangular tab sill slide under its bracket and snap into perfect alignment - which, obviously, is required, or the seal will leak for sure - mine does anyway, I think. I do get those hissing and popping noises others have mentioned.

Resmed did make some mistakes in the design of the A10, but, in my opinion, this part is not one of them.

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10-18-2015 07:57 PM
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Post: #13
RE: Resmed A10- I Did Not Know That!
(10-18-2015 08:20 AM)justMongo Wrote:  
(10-18-2015 08:04 AM)AlanE Wrote:  Nothing like purposefully introducing a design flaw to insure repeat business. (Which is pretty much everything you buy today from toasters to cars.)

Then, by definition, it is not a design flaw. It's a designed point of failure. They likely give an award to the designer who can devise the most profitable, but subtle, point of failure.

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10-19-2015 09:04 PM
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Post: #14
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They probably have competitions for the most profitable and subtle designed point of failure. Design it so that it fails multiple times per year and make it look like it is just the user's fumble fingers that is causing it to break. Make the replacement cheap to manufacture and mark it up 200%. Then put it on sale for 20% off. Everybody gets rich except the user who gets poorer and blames him/her self for all the failures. Crying-into-tissue
10-19-2015 09:45 PM
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Post: #15
RE: Resmed A10- I Did Not Know That!
Doing great on the S9. This week I'll buy a second CPAP, so threads like this are appreciated. I don't add water to my S9, and don't need WiFi. ResMed guarantees repairs and parts for at least five years.

Insurance will pay 100% for my next CPAP.

Can anyone give compelling reasons to get the AirSense 10 instead of the S9 ?
10-20-2015 02:11 AM
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Post: #16
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I tend to think, A10 (CPAP & AutoSet models) is not complete machine yet, and was a rush job from the beginning to compete with PRS1 machine on price. It wouldn't surprise one bit, if it get few tweaks or even a new name (e.g. A10 ii or A11)
Especially now Respironcis comes out with DreamStation machine, reading through the manual, seem to have some fancy features
10-20-2015 05:03 AM
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(10-18-2015 07:57 PM)pholynyk Wrote:  Having had the air tube out twice now, I must object to calling it a design flaw. Pliers are not needed, and probably will damage the part.

My technique (so called) is to use an old bamboo chopstick to force the triangular tab down and back. this pops the piece out a little ways. Then (or first, actually) I make sure the flat on the rotating collar is towards the filter side of the machine, and wiggle the silicone seal out past the collar, pulling gently with my fingers.

Replacement is similar - making sure the flat on the collar is toward the side. The two side fingers must slide up on top of the edges of the inside back and the the triangular tab sill slide under its bracket and snap into perfect alignment - which, obviously, is required, or the seal will leak for sure - mine does anyway, I think. I do get those hissing and popping noises others have mentioned.

Resmed did make some mistakes in the design of the A10, but, in my opinion, this part is not one of them.

Phil

What are all the design flaws in the A10 ?
10-20-2015 09:51 AM
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Post: #18
RE: Resmed A10- I Did Not Know That!
I doubt that there will ever be agreement that we know /all/ the design flaws of any device. Smile

The one that bugs me the most is the failure to use the cell tower time signal to keep the machine time correct, and to update it for DST changes.
The noise that shows up on inhalation seems to be variable, and probably due to manufacturing variations in the fitting of the humidifier gaskets. I guess Resmed never tested the machines in their own bedrooms to any great degree...
I'd also like it if Resmed would do software updates to existing A10 machines when they make changes to new production batches.

That's my list; I'm pretty happy with my AirSense 10 AutoSet.

Phil
10-20-2015 12:23 PM
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Post: #19
RE: Resmed A10- I Did Not Know That!
disclaimer: I don't have an A10...

but - i get the distinct feeling that the quality control on these and on the dream stations are not what we have come to expect for our money. The new models are for better sales and marketing not better for patients. I doubt they will last like the older models have, they do not seem to me to be as durable. The focus is to sell more, and resell faster into a market that is rapidly expanding.

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  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
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10-20-2015 04:52 PM
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Post: #20
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There are not any flaws on my A10 as far as I can tell.
10-20-2015 11:19 PM
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