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[Equipment] Camping for 7 days - AirCurve 10 ASV - battery power?
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Machine: ResMed Airsense Autoset (S10)
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Activa LT
Humidifier: Internal to S10
CPAP Pressure: 12-15.6
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead Other Software

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Location: Westlake Village, California USA

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RE: Camping for 7 days - AirCurve 10 ASV - battery power?
(05-27-2016 04:40 AM)Asjb Wrote:  His advice to conserve power was (as JustMongo suggested) to stop using the humidifier (you need to replace it of course with the block-off end-piece that came with the machine).

This does not make sense to me. I can understand why you wouldn't want to use a heated humidifier to conserve battery capacity, but why use an end-cap and remove the humidifier when you can simply blow air over the filled container? It will not be warmed, but it might provide a measure of relief.

On the A10, if you set your humidifier to "off" and your Climate Cntl to "manual" and your Tube Temp to "off" and your Humidity Level to "Off" -- why can't you simply blow air over the humidifier?

Or does that greatly increase the power requirement to blow the air over the humidifier chamber?

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08-02-2016 01:25 AM
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Machine: Respironics Dreamstation Auto BiPAP
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit F10 FFM
Humidifier: Dreamstation Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: EP 16-20 IP 17.5-20 PS 1.5-4.0
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro

Other Comments: Untreated AHI 48.0 - Treated AHI 1.1 (30 day average)

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Location: Santa Clarita, California

Post: #22
RE: Camping for 7 days - AirCurve 10 ASV - battery power?
(05-26-2016 04:43 PM)justMongo Wrote:  Or, you could hook up a Car alternator to a stationary bike and have the scouts charge the battery... SHa_biggrin5

Now that is the best idea I've heard yet!

(08-02-2016 01:25 AM)srlevine1 Wrote:  
(05-27-2016 04:40 AM)Asjb Wrote:  His advice to conserve power was (as JustMongo suggested) to stop using the humidifier (you need to replace it of course with the block-off end-piece that came with the machine).

This does not make sense to me. I can understand why you wouldn't want to use a heated humidifier to conserve battery capacity, but why use an end-cap and remove the humidifier when you can simply blow air over the filled container? It will not be warmed, but it might provide a measure of relief.

On the A10, if you set your humidifier to "off" and your Climate Cntl to "manual" and your Tube Temp to "off" and your Humidity Level to "Off" -- why can't you simply blow air over the humidifier?

Or does that greatly increase the power requirement to blow the air over the humidifier chamber?

You're on target. Leave it attached and filled, but powered off. No significant additional energy used.
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