I use a Remstar plus M series CPAP. I live in Asuncion Paraguay. When I plug my machine into an outlet the lights start to blink and I get a service required message but no error code. If I repeat plugging in the machine enough times it will work and provide air flow.
I live in Paraguay and there is no service provider here I am looking for a service manual to see if I can fix it myself. Does anyone have one that could send me in a pdf file?
Or perhaps you have experienced this problem and can suggest a remedy. Many thanks. R Goldberg
Robert, this problem is beyond the scope of the clinicians manual and in the repair manual category. I'm not an electrician, but sense the problem may be the current, amps, voltage- whatever applies- is not right. I would first buy a good surge protector and try again. An alternative would be to try an uninterruptible power source, plug that in the socket and run the machine off that. You can always use a good surge protector, and if the UPS didn't work return it to the store for a refund. Good luck, please keep us posted.
A 'surge protector' will only help with spikes, etc. A "UPS" will *condition* the current, will help with 'sags', spikes, and more. If lights ever dim or flicker, a good UPS is needed to run 'fragile' electronic devices ( a washer or refrigerator is not 'fragile') but a CPAP or a computer is. Power "sags" can do real damage - even at my home here in OHIO/US my voltage often sags down to 105-107 volts.
Like Skyler above, I too wonder if this is more a power issue than a machine issue.
*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.
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