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Resmed Aircurve 10 VAUTO malfunction
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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Resmed Aircurve 10 VAUTO malfunction
I was dispensed a new Aircurve 10 Vauto near the end of February. Earlier this week it developed an intermittent failure where it would increase to the maximum set pressure, but with inadequate flow for inhalation. It's like sucking air through a small straw to inhale, but he EPAP pressure is so high the mask leaks. This results in a strong flow limited appearing wave form with flat inpiratory peaks and even unflagged hypopnea due to lack of flow, and a very high snore and leak rate.

The DME has stated that if the problem recurs they will swap out the unit. Last night, the machine malfunctioned again so I used a backup (PRS1 760). I won't be able to return the machine until the REMWorks DME opens Monday.

Mostly just want to document this malfunction here in case anyone else experiences it. It makes breathing difficult and you can actually watch the displayed pressure hang at EPAPmax and it goes to IPAP max only if you suck hard, so there is no pressure support. Also a low volume high pitched whistle from the machine that is not normally there.

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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

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RE: Resmed Aircurve 10 VAUTO malfunction
This is a more normal night recorded the night following the malfunction above.

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

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RE: Resmed Aircurve 10 VAUTO malfunction
There sure have been a lot of early life failures in ResMed 10 machines.
The QC just isn't there.

For the price, they should be culling the early failures by running (burn in) the machines for 100+ hours like a MIL-SPEC part.
But that costs $, so they do not. Let the end user cull the failures.

BTW -- can you post the high sample rate pressure?

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05-01-2016 10:16 AM
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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
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CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

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RE: Resmed Aircurve 10 VAUTO malfunction
Hi Sleeprider,
It's a good thing you had a backup machine.
Hopefully, you can get a new machine that works longer than a couple months, how frustrating.

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05-01-2016 04:16 PM
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