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Machine: PR System One 60 series Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Swift FX
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 4-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #1
Testing CPAP Machine
Are there any DMEs that test machines...to make sure output pressures and algorithms are correct and functioning as they should? Anyone had "maintenance" or a "checkup" performed on their machine? Where does one do this?
08-29-2013 07:49 PM
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Machine: ResMed S9 autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 8-11
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: New England

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RE: Testing CPAP Machine
Great question! Hope to see a good answer as I've only been at this just over a month and my machine is still new.
08-29-2013 07:57 PM
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Machine: S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Post: #3
RE: Testing CPAP Machine
The more modern machines are rather good at maintaining their pressures. Keep the filter changed to make it even better.

However, any DME dealing in CPAPs should test it for you. Some will be twerps and charge money for it. My old S7 had to be checked once a year and had to be adjusted once. But these S9s and PRS1s probably could go longer.

You can make your own manometer. Google it or search the forums. It's rather easy, actually.

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08-29-2013 09:33 PM
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Posts: 16
Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Swift FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 8-11
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: New England

Post: #4
RE: Testing CPAP Machine
This thread made me purchase a cpap manometer while my machine is new. Simple air one just to get base reading and periodic checks as time goes by.
08-30-2013 11:04 AM
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Machine: REMstar Auto AFlex DS560TS
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: REMstar Heated Tube DS6T
CPAP Pressure: 11 - 20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: CMS50F Pulse Oximeter

Sex: Male
Location: Ontario, Canada

Post: #5
RE: Testing CPAP Machine
When I first got my CPAP machine, they hooked it up to a manometer they have there and verified that the supplied pressure was correct.
08-30-2013 04:44 PM
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