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There Should Be A Switch...
There should be a switch at the mask end of the hose to pause and shut down the pump.

Just sayin'.

Edit: A remote control would be good too. I have a $30 window fan with a remote so it can't be too difficult for them.





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RE: There Should Be A Switch...
I don't get it. A remote control is one thing if the appliance is across the room. There would be no need for a TV remote if you sat at arms length from the TV set whenever you were watching it.

And with a CPAP you're pretty much physically tied to it. Heck, I don't even understand people that use the auto on/off feature. I really don't understand why any of the manufacturers even added it as a feature (bug).

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05-25-2015 06:47 AM
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RE: There Should Be A Switch...
Ahh, but if you're at the far end of a 10-foot hose, it's kind of hard to reach the machine. Thus the auto on/off feature is a great idea!


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05-25-2015 07:01 AM
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RE: There Should Be A Switch...
The auto on/off is very useful to me because I use the whole 6ft of hose for my set up. The box is 5 ft away on the far side of the bed. When I get up in the night it saves rolling over dogs or walking around with the air blowing the whole time until I can get to the switch. Same when I return to bed. Even though it's a little thing it's a significant convenience for me. I would not get a machine without it.

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05-25-2015 07:06 AM
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RE: There Should Be A Switch...
(05-25-2015 06:47 AM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote:  I don't get it. A remote control is one thing if the appliance is across the room. There would be no need for a TV remote if you sat at arms length from the TV set whenever you were watching it.

And with a CPAP you're pretty much physically tied to it. Heck, I don't even understand people that use the auto on/off feature. I really don't understand why any of the manufacturers even added it as a feature (bug).

OMMOHY

You need a bigger bed!

I would like to be able to pause the blower while I re-adjust the mask, or scratch my nostril etc.

A remote just because.
05-25-2015 07:11 AM
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RE: There Should Be A Switch...
A few years back Respironics made a cpap that had a remote with it, didn't seem to catch on. Dont-know
Was called, Respironics Choice LS.
05-25-2015 10:27 AM
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RE: There Should Be A Switch...
(05-25-2015 03:48 AM)player Wrote:  There should be a switch at the mask end of the hose to pause and shut down the pump.

Just sayin'.

Edit: A remote control would be good too. I have a $30 window fan with a remote so it can't be too difficult for them.

Yours did not come with one? Mine did.

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RE: There Should Be A Switch...
(05-25-2015 03:48 AM)player Wrote:  There should be a switch at the mask end of the hose to pause and shut down the pump.

Just sayin'.

Edit: A remote control would be good too. I have a $30 window fan with a remote so it can't be too difficult for them.
You have one, it is called AutoStart. On Resmed it is very quick to shut off when you take your mask off, and restart when you put it back on.

A physical switch at the end of a hose would need a wire to get there, now you have a special hose for machines that have it, or don't, something else to break, something else to cost more. A remote control would need a way to signal, batteries.

(05-25-2015 06:47 AM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote:  And with a CPAP you're pretty much physically tied to it. Heck, I don't even understand people that use the auto on/off feature.
I guess if you are able bodied and easily can reach then you might have a point. However for me, I am not, and it is hard to reach across and why I use AutoStart which for me is a great feature, one that I've had on every machine going back 9+ years.

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RE: There Should Be A Switch...
Easy.......... "Clap on.... Clap off......."
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RE: There Should Be A Switch...
(05-25-2015 03:48 AM)player Wrote:  There should be a switch at the mask end of the hose to pause and shut down the pump.

Just sayin'.

Edit: A remote control would be good too. I have a $30 window fan with a remote so it can't be too difficult for them.
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My S9 shuts off when you remove the mask. Just turn the auto start on. A lot less stuff for me to fiddle with when having to take a potty break. I only have an overhead light in my bedroom, no bedside lamp or one on the dresser, so I don't have to fiddle with buttons in the dark. It shuts off and starts up within 20 seconds.
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