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by Drowsy Dancer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Speak to Me of UPSes (Uninterruptable Power Supply)
Replies: 21
Views: 1255

Re: Speak to Me of UPSes (Uninterruptable Power Supply)

Hmm. As I ponder my longer-term solutions, I notice that my Vagabond Mini has an inverter that appears to be detachable. I wonder if I could use the VM without inverter using the appropriate cabling* and get more juice out of it <checks manual>.

Like, a DC power cord and this baby
by Drowsy Dancer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Speak to Me of UPSes (Uninterruptable Power Supply)
Replies: 21
Views: 1255

Re: Speak to Me of UPSes (Uninterruptable Power Supply)

I think the best solution would be to add a battery to your solar system so it will last through the night .... Or fix the generator so it starts automatically. that would make it available to the rest of the house also. Those are undoubtedly the best long-term solutions. Apparently, when we built ...
by Drowsy Dancer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Speak to Me of UPSes (Uninterruptable Power Supply)
Replies: 21
Views: 1255

Re: Speak to Me of UPSes (Uninterruptable Power Supply)

So....do you have any constructive alternative suggestions, given the specific circumstances I describe? I had one of these https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MA4YVNP/ref=dp_prsubs_2 but they are not well rated. Do you use a humidifier? How about heated hose? Both of those things increase the amount of b...
by Drowsy Dancer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Speak to Me of UPSes (Uninterruptable Power Supply)
Replies: 21
Views: 1255

Re: Speak to Me of UPSes (Uninterruptable Power Supply)

UPSs are terrible solutions for CPAP use. The are expensive, terrible capacity and don't provide DC output. Here's a list of good UPS options for CPAP use: So....do you have any constructive alternative suggestions, given the specific circumstances I describe? Perhaps my initial post was unclear. I...
by Drowsy Dancer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New Battery and Amp-Hour Data
Replies: 72
Views: 24159

Re: New Battery and Amp-Hour Data

So...if I want to adapt this setup, not for the road, but for home use when we frequently lose power in the middle of the night (solar system, we didn't buy enough storage batteries, rookie mistake), will the "battery tender" keep me from aging the battery prematurely if I keep it plugged in to wal...
by Drowsy Dancer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New Battery and Amp-Hour Data
Replies: 72
Views: 24159

Re: New Battery and Amp-Hour Data

So...if I want to adapt this setup, not for the road, but for home use when we frequently lose power in the middle of the night (solar system, we didn't buy enough storage batteries, rookie mistake), will the "battery tender" keep me from aging the battery prematurely if I keep it plugged in to wall...
by Drowsy Dancer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Speak to Me of UPSes (Uninterruptable Power Supply)
Replies: 21
Views: 1255

Re: Speak to Me of UPSes (Uninterruptable Power Supply)

I don't know what 'reasons' it's because, but a 12 volt mobility scooter battery, (not a car battery) really is the least expensive, most capable power solution. Heh. Honestly, because, despite being in the wilderness, my bedroom looks really nice and I thought a car battery sitting beside my bed w...
by Drowsy Dancer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Speak to Me of UPSes (Uninterruptable Power Supply)
Replies: 21
Views: 1255

Re: Speak to Me of UPSes (Uninterruptable Power Supply)

UPSs are terrible solutions for CPAP use. The are expensive, terrible capacity and don't provide DC output. Here's a list of good UPS options for CPAP use: So....do you have any constructive alternative suggestions, given the specific circumstances I describe? Perhaps my initial post was unclear. I...
by Drowsy Dancer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Speak to Me of UPSes (Uninterruptable Power Supply)
Replies: 21
Views: 1255

Re: Speak to Me of UPSes (Uninterruptable Power Supply)

Well, yes. I was hoping for people's experience with particular models. There is quite a price range and I don't want a $600 model if the $149 version works.
by Drowsy Dancer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Speak to Me of UPSes (Uninterruptable Power Supply)
Replies: 21
Views: 1255

Speak to Me of UPSes (Uninterruptable Power Supply)

Greetings! I face the following challenge in off-grid living. Our new house in the wilderness is run on solar power with a backup generator. Power systems of this sort being somewhat finicky, we sometimes run out of stored power in our battery bank before sunrise, and the generator, for reasons know...
by Drowsy Dancer
Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: List of CPAP Repair Companies.
Replies: 31
Views: 6980

Re: List of CPAP Repair Companies.

palerider wrote:
Drowsy Dancer wrote:They behaved as I had asked them to graft a live kitten onto my neck.
MEW! MEW! MEW!

funniest thing I've seen all week
No kittens were harmed in the creation of this analogy.

The same cannot be said of DMEs. But one gets less attached to them.
by Drowsy Dancer
Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: List of CPAP Repair Companies.
Replies: 31
Views: 6980

Re: List of CPAP Repair Companies.

If you have a DME, many of them can get your machine repaired as well. Unfortunately, many mis-interpret the rules and think they can only repair the machines of those who are already patients (i.e. have a current prescription with them). To change settings, yes they do, but you aren't asking them ...
by Drowsy Dancer
Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: So what is considered the Rolls Royce of CPAP Machines
Replies: 63
Views: 11053

Re: So what is considered the Rolls Royce of CPAP Machines

I don't know if I "own" my machine or it is rented by my carrier (Aetna). CPAP was my introduction to some of the more bizarre aspects of medical billing. There are actually three contracts: between you (well your employer) and Aetna, between you (as an individual) and your DME, and between your DM...
by Drowsy Dancer
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: emptying water on travel
Replies: 35
Views: 10313

Re: emptying water on travel

A lot of times I leave the humidifier at home when I travel by air, in order to free up space in the bag for my other medical supplies--which is another way to solve the problem.
by Drowsy Dancer
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Cleaning Cpap??
Replies: 35
Views: 16183

Re: Cleaning Cpap??

Please don't waste your money on a SoClean or whatever they are calling it these days, though.