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CPAP unit always plugged in or turn it off?
08-13-2012, 07:22 AM
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, 07:29 AM
(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
08-13-2012, 07:35 AM
08-13-2012, 07:41 AM
I leave mine plugged in. The transformer is not going to do anything if there is no current draw.
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08-13-2012, 11:33 AM
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, 12:27 PM
Am too lazy to even consider turning it off...
08-13-2012, 12:33 PM
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, 01:05 PM
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.
08-13-2012, 03:20 PM
My husband always leaves his plugged in...unless we are traveling.
08-13-2012, 03:31 PM
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.
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