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ResMed S9 Autoset - The Unboxing

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:14 pm
by DreamDiver
Tonight and tonight only... <distant drum roll>
At the Thunderdome... < echoing gravelly voice >
S9 Autoset - The Unboxing...
Get your tickets now at all ticketron outlets.

My first look. I've written this very quickly because I have to go. I hope it's decipherable.

Okay, here's first look at what came out of the box.

This is what the SD card looked like when I put it in my reader:
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This is what was on the disk:
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I found a little difficulty in understanding a couple things on the settings:
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While the min and max can be something like 7 and 13, the start pressure cannot be higher than the min.
That doesn't make sense to me, especially if you don't want to use ramp, but you want to give the machine the leeway to go lower if it senses it might help. What's the deal with that?

Also, climate control can be manual, auto and patient. 'Sleep Quality' can be either 'On' or 'Usage'.

What do these settings mean? I haven't used the machine yet, but it might be good to know.

Cheers,

Chris

Re: ResMed S9 Autoset - The Unboxing

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:01 pm
by no_more_headaches
Hey Dream Diver, could send me a PM about ResScan 3.10 if you so feel like an Angel!.

Re: ResMed S9 Autoset - The Unboxing

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:10 pm
by Paul56
I am disappointed... was expecting to see pictures of the "unboxing". :( :lol:

Re: ResMed S9 Autoset - The Unboxing

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:19 pm
by Kickthefog
Hey Chris,
What are you using for a card reader? i have been having issues and have been discussing them with some other folks here:
http://www.cpaptalk.com/viewtopic/t49841/Night1-with-new-S9-SD-question-and-an-observation.html

thanks
Pat

Re: ResMed S9 Autoset - The Unboxing

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:25 pm
by DreamOn
Looking good, DreamDiver! I am living vicariously through your experience. Have fun with the S9!

Re: ResMed S9 Autoset - The Unboxing

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:59 pm
by preemiern
Hey Dream Diver--What are you using for a card reader and where did you get it??????
My S9 auto is supposed to be here tomorrow!!!!! I am so jealous that you will get to use yours tonight!!!!
You lucky duck!!!!

Re: ResMed S9 Autoset - The Unboxing

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:07 pm
by JStaggie
Also horribly disappointed. I was also expecting gratuitous photos of the unboxing of the machine. I'm used to this kind of tech porn as an Apple customer.

Re: ResMed S9 Autoset - The Unboxing

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:57 pm
by DreamDiver
JStaggie wrote:Also horribly disappointed. I was also expecting gratuitous photos of the unboxing of the machine. I'm used to this kind of tech porn as an Apple customer.

My Bad. I fixed the link on the first post.
Here's the link again.

As to the card reader, my laptop has an sd card reader right on the side.
It seems to work. I noticed this:

When I take the card and reformat it using ResScan 3.1, it is unreadable by my SD card reader until I put it back into the S9. It does some techno-prayer about 'reading the SD card' and then all is well. Things I wrote to the card from my laptop transferred to the machine. Happily, the card is now written in Fat 32 format - apparently done by the S9 after reading data from the raw-formatted card:
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I figure that instead of setting it as an autopap the first night or two, I want to set it up the as close to possible settings to my M-Series Pro so I can get a base-line comparison that will be more like apples to apples. I'm setting it to CPAP mode, and using my trusty home-made manometer, I'm going to give them as close to the same fixed pressure with no EPR. We'll just record data at first. Hopefully that will give me something to judge better what I've been seeing on my M-Series Pro.

I like the color LED panel. It goes out after a couple minutes. Even when it lights on, it's in 'blackout' mode so it doesn't hit you with a beam of white in the middle of the night. The green led on the power/humidity knob could have been a little less bright. I'll likely cover it with a bar towel because it does not go out, and I can see light as bright as that through my eyelids. The interior of the tank glows either red or blue, depending on whether it's heating or cooling. It has a function where it blows air at a very low rate for a while through the hose to cool off the heater.

I had to show off my fancy new sig - see below: Image

Re: ResMed S9 Autoset - The Unboxing

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:23 pm
by Kickthefog
The green led on the power/humidity knob could have been a little less bright. I'll likely cover it with a bar towel because it does not go out, and I can see light as bright as that through my eyelids. The interior of the tank glows either red or blue, depending on whether it's heating or cooling. It has a function where it blows air at a very low rate for a while through the hose to cool off the heater.


Maybe there is a setting for this because mine goes completely dark after a few minutes, maybe not even that long.

Pat

Re: ResMed S9 Autoset - The Unboxing

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:26 pm
by DreamDiver
Kickthefog wrote:
The green led on the power/humidity knob could have been a little less bright. I'll likely cover it with a bar towel because it does not go out, and I can see light as bright as that through my eyelids. The interior of the tank glows either red or blue, depending on whether it's heating or cooling. It has a function where it blows air at a very low rate for a while through the hose to cool off the heater.


Maybe there is a setting for this because mine goes completely dark after a few minutes, maybe not even that long.

Pat

I haven't slept with it yet, but that's great to know. Its probably that way by default, and I'll experience that tonight first time.

Thanks, Kickthefog.

Re: ResMed S9 Autoset - The Unboxing

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:43 pm
by Slinky
Errrghhh! That power brick looks even bigger than Respironics' and bigger than I expected or imagined.

Re: ResMed S9 Autoset - The Unboxing

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:50 pm
by jnk
DreamDiver wrote:While the min and max can be something like 7 and 13, the start pressure cannot be higher than the min.
That doesn't make sense to me, especially if you don't want to use ramp, but you want to give the machine the leeway to go lower if it senses it might help. What's the deal with that?


My assumption is that the "start pressure" is the ramp (pretreatment) pressure. Minimum must be the minimum treatment pressure allowed once ramp is done. But that is just a guess.

jeff

Re: ResMed S9 Autoset - The Unboxing

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:37 pm
by Paul56
Ah, pictures!

*browsing*

WAIT! Is that a power brick...

*goes back to check*

Noooooooooooooooo!

*checks again*

<groan> ...a power brick. Bigger than expected? I've never heard that before... sheesh. :lol:

Nice looking machine. I wonder if they are providing an upgrade path for S8 owners... nah not likely. Figures this would be just like computers... purchase a new one and they come out with a newER one shortly after with more features.

Re: ResMed S9 Autoset - The Unboxing

PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:13 pm
by Arizona-Willie
Looking at the pictures I wonder if that is a 90 degree swivel on the output of the humidifier?

Re: ResMed S9 Autoset - The Unboxing

PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:21 am
by Satsleep
Dreamdiver, Did your S9 come with the clinician's manual?