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Old 04-06-2013, 02:27 PM   #15
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CPAPs are 12v powered (a 12vdc converter is incorporated in the 110v cord). If you have a heated humidifier, that part is 110v. Many years ago when we bought an old C, I was faced with powering DWs CPAP while boondocking. I bought a 12v power cord for it, tapped into a 12v circuit, ran the line to her side of the bed and installed a female cigar lighter receptical. The old C only had one coach battery, but never had a problem overnight runnimg all systems and even the furnace.

Of course the heated humidifier wouldn't heat, but DW soon figured out it wasn't necessary.

When we bought our present A, that was the first mod I made. Just another option vs buying a seaparate battery pack. Any time you drive or run the genny your CPAP battery is getting charged
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I am happy for your wife's improvement in health. Just bear in mind that a lot of people have to use a CPAP for more reasons than body weight. My wife and I both use a CPAP due to air way restrictions that have nothing to do with being over weight. A lot op people have that misconception. My MIL is only about 90 lbs, but without using her CPAP she will go into defibrillation, which is potentially life threatening. She had all kind of issues that mimicked alzheimer's and heart disorders, witch were eliminated as soon as she got on the CPAP.

Just thought people may need to be aware that there are a lot of misconceptions out there like that which make people think they should not have a sleep study just because they think it is for fat people or something like that.

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Btw, our RV has a shelf on each side of the bed that our CPAP sits on nicely and we just plus it into the regular plug. We have never had any issue running both the CPAP machines all night, even when camped without shore power. If we have to run the generator to charge the batteries, it is more likely related to using the convection oven or other devices versus the CPAP machines.
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I am happy for your wife's improvement in health. Just bear in mind that a lot of people have to use a CPAP for more reasons than body weight. My wife and I both use a CPAP due to air way restrictions that have nothing to do with being over weight. A lot op people have that misconception. My MIL is only about 90 lbs, but without using her CPAP she will go into defibrillation, which is potentially life threatening. She had all kind of issues that mimicked alzheimer's and heart disorders, witch were eliminated as soon as she got on the CPAP.

Just thought people may need to be aware that there are a lot of misconceptions out there like that which make people think they should not have a sleep study just because they think it is for fat people or something like that.

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We are aware that Sleep Apnea is not caused just by over weight. I didn't intend to make that referance. If I offended anyone I apologize. Sleep Apnea does cause Afib which DW had and that is when the DR. told her get checked for Sleep Apnea. She thought he was nuts but not so.
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Hello Everyone, I started using a CPAP machine since Jan. 1st. it has a humidifier also, I ordered the 12v power cord from the company, from reading the previous posts I should be ok using it when Boondocking. Thank you for the info.
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My C-PAP machine is 110v. It has the same kind of power cord like for a desk top computer. I've ran mine with the generator and shore power. Never tried it with just the onboard inverter. Also wasn't aware of 12v units available. Also have to look into that Bi-PAP machine. I run a pretty high pressure and sometimes it's difficult maintaining a good seal. I wonder if a Bi-PAP would be the answer?
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My C-PAP machine is 110v. It has the same kind of power cord like for a desk top computer. I've ran mine with the generator and shore power. Never tried it with just the onboard inverter. Also wasn't aware of 12v units available. Also have to look into that Bi-PAP machine. I run a pretty high pressure and sometimes it's difficult maintaining a good seal. I wonder if a Bi-PAP would be the answer?
I think the mask is the same based on seeing my sister's. I think the difference is in the controls.

They make a wide variety of semi-portable machines. They also have a variety of masks. I use the nostril pillow, which seems to work better with facial hair.
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I think the mask is the same based on seeing my sister's. I think the difference is in the controls.

They make a wide variety of semi-portable machines. They also have a variety of masks. I use the nostril pillow, which seems to work better with facial hair.
Yes I use the nasal pillow style also. The mask style would not seal with the pressure I need to run.
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My C-PAP machine is 110v. It has the same kind of power cord like for a desk top computer. I've ran mine with the generator and shore power. Never tried it with just the onboard inverter. Also wasn't aware of 12v units available. Also have to look into that Bi-PAP machine. I run a pretty high pressure and sometimes it's difficult maintaining a good seal. I wonder if a Bi-PAP would be the answer?
You can get a 12V adapter for yours ,just check with your vendor .I just got mine last Wed.and I asked about a 12V adapter .
So far I have not been able to keep it on all night ,I wake up and can't get it off fast enough .I hope I get used to it soon .
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You can get a 12V adapter for yours ,just check with your vendor .I just got mine last Wed.and I asked about a 12V adapter .
So far I have not been able to keep it on all night ,I wake up and can't get it off fast enough .I hope I get used to it soon .
Is that because it's uncomfortable? Or are you re-energized?
I know when I first got on mine I had to use a chin strap to keep my mouth from opening but I'm used to that now and don't need it. Also when first on the machine I could only sleep for about 3-4 hours and I'd be up and full of energy like I was recharged. I'd be walking around outside at 3AM eating raspberries. I sleep much longer on it now as I think the body got more used to it. I know it was dreadfull before I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, I couldn't get enough sleep. Then when try get out of bed, still awefully tired. Had trouble driving in town and staying awake. It was real scary as I had no idea what was going on. I've never heard of Sleep Apnea before that. The machine is an absolute "LIFESAVER".
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I keep having panic attacks when I try to go back to sleep .Or if I try to sleep on my side .I guess i will go back to the CPAP web site for more advice .BTY CPAP.com have 12 ciglighter addapters on sale for $20.00 and I think it is free shipping .
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You might try using just the nasal pillow and a chin strap to make it easier to tolerate.
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I keep having panic attacks when I try to go back to sleep .Or if I try to sleep on my side .I guess i will go back to the CPAP web site for more advice .BTY CPAP.com have 12 ciglighter addapters on sale for $20.00 and I think it is free shipping .
I've been on a CPAP now for about 8 years, and I use the mask, I guess I'm just lucky because it doesn't bother me at all, I sleep on my back, side, or whatever.

While in the coach (whether plugged up or boon docking) I just plug it in into the wall outlet beside the bed and off I go. All of the wall plugs in the coach are wired up through the coaches inverter.
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The nasal pillows are the ResMed Swift FX and the chin strap is SP Medical LLC SP-CHM. I got the claustrophobic deal very bad before switching to the nasal pillow system. You can Google these items. Most insurance companies will pay for these every quarter or 6 months as well as the supplies. My Bi-Pap with heater uses 2.8 amps. You can calculate how long your battery will last. If you get the direct 12 volt plug in that bypassed the transformer in the power cord. You reduce power usage by about 5%. GOOD LUCK
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