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Old 02-23-2018
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Interesting idea.
Thanks for the link.

Just got word that my hubby/mechanic has now injured himself at w@%k and is on his way home. Rolled his ankle stepping on an exhaust, then was hopping around and hit his head on the lift. Then he was cutting the safety wire off the newly installed exhaust and cut his finger pretty good. This all happened in a span of about 20 minutes so he said "F#$% it" and went home. Guess I'm not getting any work out of him this weekend.
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I've got a Philips and it's got a 60 watt rated power supply. If it's operating at max power draw, that's 40 amp-hours for an 8 hour sleep. You've got a lot more battery than that.

I just let the inverter run to keep the refrigerator cold and plug the CPAP into the 110 by the bed.
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Hmmm...not sure we have an inverter. When we are on battery power only, none of the outlets work.
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Have you seen the next generation of CPAP devices?
Looks to be more comfortable than the mask.


https://www.nomask.com/faq.cfm
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Thanks, that looks pretty good. I'll show it to the hubby when I get home. He HATES the mask.
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my SIL has that one and loves it. I use a cheaper version and so far so good. The mouthpiece once properly fitted almost snaps in place and does not move during the night. I think at the moment there are only two companies selling that style. Others like the nose pillows even with the straps over the mask.
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I've had a CPAP for years now. I even deployed with it. There is a battery pack that you can buy for the CPAP machines that will run it through the night, or you can just buy a computer UPS to use (turn off the alarm on it). There are also DC power converters for some CPAP.

If you have batteries on your coach you could just put a separate small inverter in the bedroom just for the CPAP. You'll need to do some research though - the newer CPAP machines like pure sine wave. I got a new machine a few years back, so I moved my old machine to the coach. My old one doesn't care if it is pure or modified sine wave. Power Inverters and CPAP

I use the nasal pillows vs the mask as it works a lot better since I have a beard. Bonus no forehead pad crushing your skull.
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Thanks, but of course I am at work and so is he. He has two different types and I have no clue what their model # is. One is a ResMed Elite s8 and the other is a Phillips Respironics Remstar auto.

The ResMed says 110w at full tilt, so that's roughly 9 amps on 12v. 225ah of battery on the bus will give you 25 hours of running time at the max setting, not considering any other bus loads taking battery power.

The Philips doesn't say, but the battery kit comes with a 14.4ah SLA battery and it says it will run for 10 hours on setting 25, which I think is maxed out? So if you use 50% of that battery up (7ah) over 10 hours then you're consuming about 0.7 amps. If you figure 1amp draw, you will need 8 ah for 8 hours with this machine. If you run it with an inverter then it will consume more power.

The Philips uses less than 1/10th the power of the ResMed according to what I have found.
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Finding the best solution for you can be a challenge, but a restful nights sleep is well worth the effort!

I've been using the AutoPAP Dream Station by Phillips Respironics, with humidifier and heated hose.

https://www.sleepapnea.com/products/.../overview.html

I use their Dream Wear Nasal. Very comfortable. I can even sleep on my stomach!

https://www.sleepapnea.com/products/...reamwear/nasal

They also make a 14 hour battery pack, but I have an inverter on the coach.

https://www.sleepapnea.com/products/...el_accessories
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Well this morning we installed a new wireless backup camera that will run full time with the monitor being the useless rearview camera. Finally making progress without having to make a hardware run or fabricate anything. YEAH!
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