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Old 04-27-2013, 09:46 AM   #43
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I've been using a CPAP for over 10 years and during that time have had a variety of masks. For the last year and a half I have been using the cloth SleepWeaver (Direct Home Medical: SleepWeaver Advance Soft Cloth Nasal CPAP Mask with Improved Zzzephyr Seal & Headgear) mask. It's is very light and by far the most comfortable mask I have ever used. If you're having problems with other types of mask, you might want to give this a try. For me, putting on the CPAP mask at night is lights out. It's the signal to my body that it's time to go to sleep and rare is the occasion that I'm not off to dreamland almost immediately.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:12 AM   #44
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WOW, it even comes in leopard skin to match my shorts. I think people who ignore this condition take years off their lives.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:37 PM   #45
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cpap does not draw much plug mine into wall and use inverter all night and my buddys also ,you can get cord to plug in lighter and good for 5 nights in our traditin good luck
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:59 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by 87_Fixr View Post
Has anyone tried the plastic mouth piece that's supposed to replace the cpap machine? It's supposed to realign the lower jaw to allow more air to be taken into the lungs, and stop snoring. Any thoughts?
I have one on order. I was on a pressure support of 13 in,h2o and could not tolerate the Capp. Will get my mouthpiece next week.
My DWs Capp uses 5 ampers at 12 volts and a pair of 6v GC battery's will run it for many nights. I had installed a pair of battery's just for the Cpap's when boondocking in our last 5r.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:10 PM   #47
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I had CPAPs for about 25 years now, one lasted 15 years, Dr was amazed at the number of hours on it. So were the factory reps that saw it.
I regularly run it all night off the inverter. 2000 watt, MSW inverter, 4 232 amp hour GC2 batteries, 8.0 KW gen set and 160 amp alternator. No problems with power.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:39 AM   #48
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I tried the inverter ,but it would only last a few hours ,I had to stop for a nap with the generator running the next day . I ran 12ga. extension cord from house batteries to bed room ,and installed a 12V socket .I can now run CPAP all night .
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:33 AM   #49
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Originally Posted by Papawto5 View Post
Will the generator provide enough wattage to the electrical plugs to charge my battery pack for the second night in a row use of the battery pack?
Most motor homes have generators in the 5,000 to 10,000 watt range, your battery charger likely runs 100 watts or less, It will, however, take up to around 6-8 hours to recharge less it is a special "Fast Charger" and a fast charging battery.. NOTE: this is the same amount of time it would take at home on "Mains" power.

Will the "cigarette" outlet provide ample power for an evening of sleep without draining the MH battery?
Depends on if you use a humidifier/heater on it. If you do not, the answer is likely YES. However a caution.> Those 12 volt accessory outlets have a tendency to let loose of the plug and shut you down, they are about the worst possible connectors..

In the bedroom you can tie one into the bedside light by the way.. With the limits above.

The outlet is rated for 10 amps, and usually is good for at least 8, your machine likely pulls nor more than 3 or 4 (half the outlet capability) without humidifier or heater, (They pull more, much more).

Your house batteries hold.

Group 24, about 75 amp hours
Group 27, Just shy of 100
Group 29, Just over 100
Group 31, About 130

Of this you can safely use about 25 percent and note that each of those lines has an "Each" after it.

GC-2 Golf Car (Six volt pairs) hold 230 amp hours and you can safely use half. (115 amp hours)

115/3 = over 38 hours, less what the rest of the house is using.

And again that is "per pair"

Oh, while I got you.. everything you need to know about six volt battery pairs.

You put two six volt batteries in series like this {Bat}t{ery} and you get one big 12 volt battery.

Treat them this way, think of them this way and all your questions about them go POOF like magic.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:56 AM   #50
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Originally Posted by hartb1999 View Post
cpap does not draw much plug mine into wall and use inverter all night and my buddys also ,you can get cord to plug in lighter and good for 5 nights in our traditin good luck
If you are using a heated humidifier it will draw a lot more.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:26 PM   #51
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I have been using a CPAP machine since Jan. 1st of this year. It is a Phillips
REMstar Pro C-Flex with a heated humidifier. I used it the past 2 weekends while tailgating , no hookups,with a 12volt adapter I purchased from the Phillips web site, the first weekend I turned off the heater on the humidifier, both nights (fri. & sat) no problem in the morning.This past weekend tailgating I left the heater on the humidifier on and Sunday morning I went to start genny and was hard to start, I had to start RV engine and charge batteries and then start genny with engine running. Also how can I tap into one of the wall lights on either side of bed for a 12volt adapter?
This past Saturday morning no problem starting genny, just on Sunday
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Old 09-19-2013, 06:50 AM   #52
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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 have 12 ciglighter addapters on sale for $20.00 and I think it is free shipping .
Having same problem last 3 days.... Going doctor today.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:20 PM   #53
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Just ran into a situation on Saturday at a campground in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. The transformer in the area blew twice. I wasn't going to take the risk of surges and spikes as I don't have a surge protector on board. So I unplugged the coach and ran the generator until about 10 pm then shut it down. I ran my CPAP (110volt) all night on the inverter for the first time with no problems at all. I've never really relied on inverter power in the past but worked flawless.
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