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CPAP unit always plugged in or turn it off?
I was wondering if I should leave my CPAP unit plugged in 24/7 or should I unplug it each morning. Don't like the idea of hte little transformer running all the time. Thanks.
08-13-2012 07:22 AM
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RE: CPAP unit always plugged in or turn it off?
(08-13-2012 07:22 AM)jfmusil Wrote:  I was wondering if I should leave my CPAP unit plugged in 24/7 or should I unplug it each morning. Don't like the idea of hte little transformer running all the time. Thanks.

Thats your choice. Mine is on all the time unless Im cleaning up and I need to move my machine. So the choice is yours, your machine should have a battery back-up inside so you wont lose any data if you decide to unplug Big Grin
08-13-2012 07:29 AM
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zimlich Offline

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Always on.
08-13-2012 07:35 AM
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RE: CPAP unit always plugged in or turn it off?
I leave mine plugged in. The transformer is not going to do anything if there is no current draw.

As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

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08-13-2012 07:41 AM
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RE: CPAP unit always plugged in or turn it off?
Been using a CPAP for over 7 years and have never turned mine off xcpt to travel with. My thoughts are that if its like most items, it takes an extra jolt (maybe very small) to give it a start. Even that probably doesn't hurt it, but I just leave it on. Theres nothing moving in it so it stays on.

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08-13-2012 11:33 AM
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Am too lazy to even consider turning it off...
08-13-2012 12:27 PM
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RE: CPAP unit always plugged in or turn it off?
Leave it on.

Mine gets accidentally unplugged quite often. Not from the wall but the cord from the stupid brick.

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08-13-2012 12:33 PM
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RE: CPAP unit always plugged in or turn it off?
Hi jfmusil, I always leave mine plugged in but I have it plugged into a powerstrip with serge-protection just for protecting the switching power supply, (brick.) It doesn't hurt them to be plugged in all the time.

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08-13-2012 01:05 PM
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RE: CPAP unit always plugged in or turn it off?
My husband always leaves his plugged in...unless we are traveling.

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08-13-2012 03:20 PM
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RE: CPAP unit always plugged in or turn it off?
I keep mine plugged in, except when reassembling everything after cleaning it. The blower has an annoying habit of starting by itself at unwanted times since autostart is turned on.
08-13-2012 03:31 PM
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