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Trouble adjusting from DeVilbiss to AirSense 10
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HogWildnTN Offline

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Trouble adjusting from DeVilbiss to AirSense 10
I was wondering if, and I know this is remote, have gone from a DeVilbiss Auto-tritate to the AirSense 10 Autoset?

I've been using the DeVilbiss for the past 4 years and it broke. Ok I may have accidentally gotten water in the machine.

The sensitivity for inhalation and exhalation pressures works better for the DeVilbiss. DeVilbiss uses what is known as Smartflex technology. It decreases exactly 1cm vs a "relative" decrease of the Easy Breath. I find that I am having to pull to get the AirSense to work, especially at first. I don't use a ramp and both machines start at 9, same mask. I've tried with and without the EB but it just doesn't work as well as the DeVilbiss.


I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar issue or any thoughts in general?
10-15-2015 10:48 AM
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zonk Offline

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RE: Trouble adjusting from DeVilbiss to AirSense 10
(10-15-2015 10:48 AM)HogWildnTN Wrote:  DeVilbiss uses what is known as Smartflex technology. It decreases exactly 1cm vs a "relative" decrease of the Easy Breath. I find that I am having to pull to get the AirSense to work, especially at first. I don't use a ramp and both machines start at 9, same mask. I've tried with and without the EB but it just doesn't work as well as the DeVilbiss.
Do you mean to say EPR instead of EB?
ResMed EPR works exactly the same, drop pressure during exhalation. DeVilbiss have an extra setting which determine how fast or slow inhalation pressure kicks-in after exhalation ends (something like that). ResMed had something similar on the S9 and seem to be omitted from the Airsense 10 but wasn't available when the machine on auto mode but wonder if have any useful purpose or even noticeable
10-15-2015 04:11 PM
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HogWildnTN Offline

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RE: Trouble adjusting from DeVilbiss to AirSense 10
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Do you mean to say EPR instead of EB?
ResMed EPR works exactly the same, drop pressure during exhalation. DeVilbiss have an extra setting which determine how fast or slow inhalation pressure kicks-in after exhalation ends (something like that). ResMed had something similar on the S9 and seem to be omitted from the Airsense 10 but wasn't available when the machine on auto mode but wonder if have any useful purpose or even noticeable
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yes, I'm sorry EPR. Correct the pressure kicks in immediately so there's never a feeling of needing to pull.
10-15-2015 04:26 PM
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Post: #4
RE: Trouble adjusting from DeVilbiss to AirSense 10
Hi HogWildnTN,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more answers to your questions and much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy and get used to your new machine.

trish6hundred
10-15-2015 05:17 PM
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Stumbonie Offline

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RE: Trouble adjusting from DeVilbiss to AirSense 10
Although I am a new forum member I have been using CPAP equipment since 1999.

I received an AirSense 10 Elite yesterday.

Even with my previous CPAP machines, I have turned off the EPR (or equivalent). Maybe you can try that as a test.

My mask seal seems to bounce or flex so much that it disturbs my ability to get to or stay sleep.

I may have to try a DeVilbiss.
(This post was last modified: 10-15-2015 07:39 PM by Stumbonie.)
10-15-2015 07:37 PM
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DWaldman Offline

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RE: Trouble adjusting from DeVilbiss to AirSense 10
(10-15-2015 07:37 PM)Stumbonie Wrote:  Although I am a new forum member I have been using CPAP equipment since 1999.

I received an AirSense 10 Elite yesterday.

Even with my previous CPAP machines, I have turned off the EPR (or equivalent). Maybe you can try that as a test.

My mask seal seems to bounce or flex so much that it disturbs my ability to get to or stay sleep.

I may have to try a DeVilbiss.

I am considering a DeVillbiss as a second, backup machine, as the prices are very good. Good to hear from satisfied users.
10-15-2015 09:07 PM
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Post: #7
RE: Trouble adjusting from DeVilbiss to AirSense 10
I'm not sure if it's my pressure at 7.6, but I'm having no noticable resistance when exhaling and I have the EPR on. Using the A10 Elite and I find it works better than the S9 brick I was using prior. Only complaint I have is that I have to scroll through the menu to find the warm up setting just to turn it on, where as on the S9 I just had to hold the menu button in for 3+ seconds and it started warming. I have tried doing the same with the A10 but it doesn't seem to be a feature of it. Too bad.

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10-15-2015 09:28 PM
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