Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

S9 EPR Settings - Any Thoughts
#11
(10-19-2014, 06:02 PM)TyroneShoes Wrote:
(10-17-2014, 11:39 AM)retired_guy Wrote: I see on your sidebar your min pressure is set to 5. If that's so, then for you there is no difference between 1, 2 or 3 because the lowest the machine will go is 4...

That is partly true. The lowest a machine will go when set to a minimum pressure of 5 is 5, even though if the min is set to 4, the machine can go as low as 4. The whole idea of setting a min pressure is so that the machine can't go below it, even if the possible setting range is 4-20. EPR does not violate the min setting.
. . .

Hi TyroneShoes,
I don't have a manometer, so I haven't checked this, but my pressure range is 10 - 20, and I am running EPR 3. When I pull the SD card and look at the Pressure graph in SleepyHead, there are 2 lines: Pressure and EPAP. The EPAP line is a constant 3cm below the Pressure line. So every time I turn on the machine, Pressure starts at 10, and EPAP is at 7. Every time the pressure changes in response to events, flow limitation or whatever, the corresponding change occurs in the EPAP line - always 3cm less than the pressure.

You should be able to confirm this on your own machine: If you aren't using EPR already, turn on EPR to at least 1, then look at SH the next day. You should see an EPR line that is below your pressure line by the EPR setting. If you set EPR greater than 1, the difference will vary, since the machine cannot deliver less than 4cm. But whenever the pressure is 7 or greater, the EPR line should be a fixed amount below the pressure line.

A.Becker
PAPing in NE Ohio, with a pack of Cairn terriers
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Apap to CPAP for camping, settings question. DavePaulson 17 262 9 hours ago
Last Post: DavePaulson
  Changing settings to eliminate Aerophagia Surfbear 8 226 05-21-2017, 04:13 AM
Last Post: kwhenrykerr
  Philips Bipap AutoSV advanced settings traceyjordan 3 194 05-12-2017, 08:33 AM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  Hurting today...changed my settings Zandor435 18 549 05-11-2017, 05:10 PM
Last Post: Hydrangea
  Thoughts on my Auto Data? Hydrangea 18 487 05-07-2017, 10:50 PM
Last Post: Hydrangea
  Follow-Up Appt. with Doctor & Changing Own Settings rooy1960 8 310 05-04-2017, 12:38 PM
Last Post: Melman
  Advice re: changing CPAP settings fyrfyter43 46 1,921 04-22-2017, 12:54 PM
Last Post: fyrfyter43

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.