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by stevenal
Sun Apr 07, 2024 8:41 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Help Using CPAP On Flight
Replies: 9
Views: 2123

Re: Help Using CPAP On Flight

The wattage rating of the brick is the maximum. It will only draw the wattage it needs to provide the needed output plus some loss. The biggest draw is generally the humidifier, which was why I suggested turning it off. If your pressure goes very high, you might consider getting a meter to check it ...
by stevenal
Sun Apr 07, 2024 8:31 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: resmed 9 air blowing smells like cedar
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Re: resmed 9 air blowing smells like cedar

I've noticed the air smells like whatever the machine is sitting on or has picked up in the past. Cleaners, polish, campground smoke, etc. If the source is no longer present, changing the filter does the job.
by stevenal
Sat Apr 06, 2024 4:49 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Help Using CPAP On Flight
Replies: 9
Views: 2123

Re: Help Using CPAP On Flight

https://www.uponarriving.com/airplanes- ... tlets-usb/

You may need to turn the humidifier off if over the wattage limit.
by stevenal
Mon Apr 01, 2024 1:10 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: z2 Travel CPAP pressure question
Replies: 5
Views: 2225

Re: z2 Travel CPAP pressure question

I've experienced both issues with my Z1, although not at the same time. I needed to increase the minimum pressure over my System One (at the time) to get enough air volume. I also found I get too high exhalation pressure when the hose adapter backs out slightly. Make sure it is fully inserted.
by stevenal
Mon Mar 25, 2024 8:00 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Airplane battery: Freedom V2 vs Medistrom opinions?
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Airplane battery: Freedom V2 vs Medistrom opinions?

My V2s lasted a bit longer than the year long warranty period. No help from support. Recycled.
by stevenal
Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:32 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: How I prevent the back strap from slip for my mask
Replies: 12
Views: 11458

Re: How I prevent the back strap from slip for my mask

I experimented with a DreamWear some time back. It never seemed to fit right even after changing pillow and frame sizes, so I went back to my Swift. I cleaned the Swift yesterday and thought of this thread. I put it back together with the DreamWear arms and strap. It snapped right in like it was mad...
by stevenal
Sun Feb 25, 2024 12:15 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: using a borrowed machine
Replies: 12
Views: 6396

Re: using a borrowed machine

Have you checked with your liability insurance carrier?
by stevenal
Thu Feb 15, 2024 6:26 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Resmed P10 Nasal pillows cracking/splitting on bottom rim
Replies: 8
Views: 2010

Re: Resmed P10 Nasal pillows cracking/splitting on bottom rim

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=95526&p=883746&hili ... me#p883746
OP on the linked thread promised to report back and never did. I assume the experiment left him unable to report. :cry:
by stevenal
Thu Feb 15, 2024 9:06 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Resmed P10 Nasal pillows cracking/splitting on bottom rim
Replies: 8
Views: 2010

Re: Resmed P10 Nasal pillows cracking/splitting on bottom rim

Had to Google that one. I understand the stuff is good for removing silicone oil, so I would question its suitability for this task. Seems like it might suck the very oil out of the pillows that keep them soft. https://technotes.alconox.com/industry/ ... cone-oils/
by stevenal
Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:05 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed AirSense10 and generator
Replies: 9
Views: 2353

Re: ResMed AirSense10 and generator

vandownbytheriver wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:04 pm

...and I rigged a 'cheater cord' to connect it to a 240v RV plug I'd installed in my driveway.
Also known as a suicide cord for good reason, and no mention of a transfer switch. Do it right or don't do it.
by stevenal
Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:13 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: ResMed AirSense10 and generator
Replies: 9
Views: 2353

Re: ResMed AirSense10 and generator

#1 Don't be responsible for starting a fire yourself during a red flag event. Shut the generator off and let it cool before refueling, keep it well maintained, and run it far away from flammables. #2 Fuel may be hard to come by. The same power outage will likely turn off the fuel pumps. The stations...
by stevenal
Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:20 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Heating system error AS11
Replies: 4
Views: 2097

Re: Heating system error AS11

Warm but not hot sounds about right. The only time any of my CPAP humidifiers got hot was when I allowed them to run dry.
by stevenal
Tue Jan 16, 2024 2:15 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Freedom V2 battery
Replies: 5
Views: 2861

Re: Freedom V2 battery

Battery failure one week, ice storm bringing power failure the next. Three nights without CPAP, and I'm surprised at how well I can sleep. Spouse is out of town, so no feedback on snoring. I might remain battery-less.