iv. The Propeller Sensors

How do I know if my sensor stopped working?

The best way to tell is to press the side button on your sensor once.  You should see a green light flash slowly. If you have a diskus (circle shaped) or respimat (tube shaped) sensor, you should hear a beep when you’ve pressed the button hard enough and then you’ll see the green light.  If […]

How long does the sensor battery last?

The Propeller sensor batteries will last around a year and a half.   If your sensor does not light up or the light is consistently blinking red/amber when you press the side button, simply give us a call or send us an email so we can get you what you need.

Why is my sensor beeping? How do I turn off Reminder Sounds?

Some Propeller sensors play reminder sounds to help you remember to take your controller inhaler as prescribed.  Right now, our sensor for Diskus medications and our sensor for Respimat medications are the only ones that have reminder sounds.  Not sure what sensor you have?  Give us a call. To hush your sensor during a reminder sound: […]

How to Attach Your Sensor for Respimat

Sensor Attachment Hold your respimat (tube shaped) inhaler in one hand.  You want the label to be facing up-side-down, so you can’t read it. With your other hand, take the Propeller sensor and slide it over the top and push down until it’s snug. If you’re having trouble, try turning the sensor until it slides […]

How to Attach Your Sensor for Diskus

Sensor Attachment Hold your diskus (circle shaped) inhaler in one hand.  You want the dose counter facing you. With your other hand, take the Propeller sensor.  The white plastic part with the button on it should be facing you. Slide the inhaler into the sensor until you hear a click.  You might have to wiggle […]

How to Attach Your Sensor for MDI

Sensor Attachment Hold your inhaler in one hand.  You want the canister facing upwards, like you were going to take your medication.  It may help to remove the canister from the plastic housing if you’re worried about using up a dose. With your other hand, take the Propeller sensor.  The clear, flexible part of the sensor should […]

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