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Re: [IPk] Pump start date cancelled.

Hi Adrian,

Yes, the 508 works differently.  You have three profiles, and they are
not linked.  So if you decide you want to up the rate from, say 2pm to
the next rate change (for me at 5pm), then you have to go through three
set up procedures to get the equivalent of the 80% and 150% rates.  And
you only have three rates ....

I wish there was a way of talking about the 'rate' which differentiated
between 'the rate between 2pm and 5pm' and 'the 150% of normal rate'.

You are right, setting 24 rates would make things easier, in that if one
decided that rather than changing the rate between 2 and 5, one only
needed to change the rate between 2 and 3, but 3 to 5 should stay the
same, one wouldn't have to write all the rates down, and reprogramme
everything after 2pm, but simply change the one hour.

I'm caught between the rock and the hard place and want a newer pump!



dm 30+, 508 3+, wanted a different pump ever since I found others
allowed more than 3 rates (i.e. normal, 80% and 150%)

In message <email @ redacted>, Adrian
Miller <email @ redacted> writes
>Sorry I mis-understood your problem / or maybe the 508 works differently to
>the Paradigm. What I used to find frustrating was finding that I needed a
>different rate at certain time of the day where I hadn't got one before -
>which then involved adding this rate in and then adding all the subsequent
>rates back in - so if it was one early in the morning then there was a lot
>more button pushing.
>On the Paradigm you have the option of the PAL software which allows you to
>programme the pump from your PC. I guess it's probably worth while if you
>have to make quite a few changes.
>>Surely having to change 3 lots of 24 rate is going to make it worse, not
>>better, than having to change 3 lots of 8 rates?
>>What really want is a pump that will talk to my computer, so I can keep
>>infiate numbers of profiles on the computer, and switch between them.
>>also so I can change the profiles by dragging lines on a graph, rather
>>than by manipulating numbers.
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Pat Reynolds
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