planned power outage

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planned power outage

Post by Cosette » Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:10 pm

The power company has announced that the power on our street will be shut off on Tuesday morning from 4-4:30. Any suggestions what I should do about my CPAP machine? Might the outage damage the machine? Do I need a surge protector? I assume the outage will wake me up so I can take the mask off.

Mask: FlexiFit HC431 Full Face CPAP Mask with Headgear
Humidifier: PR System One 50 Series Heated Humidifier
Additional Comments: nasel pillows SwiftLT, no software, machine is REMstar auto A-Flex, Respironics system one heated humidifier

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Re: planned power outage

Post by jmelby » Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:16 pm

CPAP machines have sensitive electronic components in them, so I think a surge protector is always a good idea. Beyond that, when the power goes out it's no different than just unplugging it--they don't really have off switches anyway, so should be just fine.

Machine: S9 AutoSet™ CPAP Machine
Mask: Mirage Activa™ LT Nasal CPAP Mask with Headgear
Humidifier: S9™ Series H5i™ Heated Humidifier with Climate Control
Additional Comments: ResScan 3.12, APAP 9 - 13, no EPR, ClimateControl 75F
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