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Post: #11
RE: Why auto-on is a good setting to enable
I don't use auto-on because if the hose blows off (it happens) I want the machine to keep blowing lots of air so it can kick up a fuss. That way I'll wake up and fix the problem instead of falling back to sleep.

If the power fails it wont make a difference anyway due to reasons shown by archangle.
In the case of a power outage the mask slamming into my face and sucking all the air out of me will alert me to that
situation so I can connect the gell cell battery and keep going.

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07-17-2013 07:35 AM
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Post: #12
RE: Why auto-on is a good setting to enable
(07-17-2013 07:35 AM)Shastzi Wrote:  I don't use auto-on because if the hose blows off (it happens) I want the machine to keep blowing lots of air so it can kick up a fuss. That way I'll wake up and fix the problem instead of falling back to sleep.

Isn't that a good reason not to use auto-off?
07-17-2013 10:25 AM
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Paptillian Offline

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Post: #13
RE: Why auto-on is a good setting to enable
(07-17-2013 10:25 AM)RonWessels Wrote:  Isn't that a good reason not to use auto-off?

Don't use it personally, but I think on the S9 machines Auto-on and Auto-off are not broken out separately. Believe it's just a "Auto-on/off" master setting that does both.
07-17-2013 03:48 PM
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Post: #14
RE: Why auto-on is a good setting to enable
I don't use the AutoStart function in my ResMed S9 AutoSet. For some reason, when I used that feature, it would turn itself off in the middle of the night maybe 2-3 times each night. Not sure why, but it bothered me so I turned it off.

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07-17-2013 03:57 PM
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oak Offline

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Post: #15
RE: Why auto-on is a good setting to enable
I use the auto on/off function because its enough for me to get the tubing off the mask when I am half asleep to get up to go to the bathroom. One less thing to think about.Shy
07-17-2013 04:00 PM
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RonWessels Offline

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Post: #16
RE: Why auto-on is a good setting to enable
(07-17-2013 03:48 PM)Paptillian Wrote:  
(07-17-2013 10:25 AM)RonWessels Wrote:  Isn't that a good reason not to use auto-off?

Don't use it personally, but I think on the S9 machines Auto-on and Auto-off are not broken out separately. Believe it's just a "Auto-on/off" master setting that does both.

Really? In that case, my apologies to Shastzi. On PRS1 machines, auto-on and auto-off are separate settings, and I simply assumed the same was true for ResMed machines.
07-17-2013 07:43 PM
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Post: #17
RE: Why auto-on is a good setting to enable
(07-17-2013 02:38 AM)zonk Wrote:  ResMed say SamrtStart (S9) works using, full face, nasal and nasal pillows
It might not work using nasal pillows with set pressure less than 7 cm H2O

On my main machine (a 2012 made in Singapore, Software version SX474-0905) SmartStart can be enabled and works completely fine with my FFM, even though I stopped using it just because I don't really find it necessary - I don't mind turning it off and I started using mask fit to turn it on. On my spare (a 2010 made in Australia, don't know the software version and don't have it with me to check) SmartStart becomes disabled when FFM selected. When setting it up I happened to notice, at some point after selecting FFM for mask type, that "SmartStart" was a lighter shade than everything else on the menu and couldn't be selected. So I monkeyed around with settings to figure out what was wrong and found that if I changed to other mask types "SmartStart" got darker and could be selected. I'm guessing that being able to use SmartStart is one of the upgrades in software on newer machines (newer than 2010 at least).
07-17-2013 09:18 PM
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Post: #18
RE: Why auto-on is a good setting to enable
Quote:On PRS1 machines, auto-on and auto-off are separate settings, and I simply assumed the same was true for ResMed machines.


PRS1 machines have an Auto-on setting only....No Auto-off

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(This post was last modified: 07-18-2013 10:05 PM by spdklls99.)
07-18-2013 10:03 PM
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zonk Offline

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Post: #19
RE: Why auto-on is a good setting to enable
From PRS1 manual
• Auto on - You can enable or disable this feature if you want the device to automatically turn the airflow on whenever the patient applies the interface (mask) to their airway.
• Auto off - You can enable or disable this feature if you want the device to automatically turn the airflow off whenever the patient removes the interface (mask) from their airway.
07-18-2013 10:15 PM
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Post: #20
RE: Why auto-on is a good setting to enable
What zonk said. Perhaps it is only true of the latest 60 Series machines, but I know for a fact that my machine has the auto-on setting enabled and the (separate) auto-off setting disabled.
07-18-2013 11:21 PM
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