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Has anyone had a power cut
Hello, I was wondering if anyone has xperienced a power cut while using tbe CPAP Machine, if so what did you all do?
05-12-2015 02:22 PM
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RE: Has anyone had a power cut
According to other postings on this issue, remove your mask to avoid C02 buildup. Then go back to sleep.

If you have serious issues without the Cpap, then you need a battery backup. What you use depends on what machine you have and where you are.

In my area, power outs never last more than about an hour or so unless a tornado came through (and then it was 4 hours). In other areas, getting power back can be days, particularly if you live in a rural area. If you have severe apnea, then a battery backup would be wise.
05-12-2015 03:20 PM
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RE: Has anyone had a power cut
(05-12-2015 03:20 PM)Mosquitobait Wrote:  According to other postings on this issue, remove your mask to avoid C02 buildup. Then go back to sleep.

If you have serious issues without the Cpap, then you need a battery backup. What you use depends on what machine you have and where you are.

In my area, power outs never last more than about an hour or so unless a tornado came through (and then it was 4 hours). In other areas, getting power back can be days, particularly if you live in a rural area. If you have severe apnea, then a battery backup would be wise.

Thank you very much for your reply, I have severe at 78 per hour and my oxygene is 86% I have a Philips machine, what type of battery? We are rural I live at 3000feet in the Alps in France
05-12-2015 03:58 PM
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RE: Has anyone had a power cut
I just wake up as soon as the power cuts off. I wait a few minutes to see if it's coming right back.

If it stays off, I get up, unhook the humidifier, hook the tube directly to the machine, grab a battery from the closet, unplug the power supply from the unit and plug the battery in, then go back to sleep. A 35 AH battery will make more than a week for me without recharging.

CO2 will not build up to lethal levels in the mask - they are vented. The masks are, however, harder to breathe through without pressurization. You would probably start mouth breathing unconsciously to make breathing easier anyway.

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(This post was last modified: 05-12-2015 04:16 PM by OMyMyOHellYes.)
05-12-2015 04:05 PM
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RE: Has anyone had a power cut
I had it happen last night. I woke up when it went off, waited to see if it would back on(it did in about 30 seconds) then carried on as normal. Just in case I have my battery back up close at hand.
05-12-2015 04:08 PM
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RE: Has anyone had a power cut
Early on I turned my machine off to see what would happen.
I could get enough air but it was uncomfortable (PR Wisp) and I imagine I would wake were I asleep and the machine stopped for whatever reason.
Early on I turned my machine off to see what would happen.
I could get enough air but it was uncomfortable (PR Wisp) and I imagine I would wake were I asleep and the machine stopped for whatever reason.
How did that happen?

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
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05-12-2015 04:13 PM
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RE: Has anyone had a power cut
I figure I'll wake up if power goes out -- and have a C-100 CPAP battery in my nightstand drawer ready to go if needed. It can be plugged in a way that keeps power on if an outage is expected but hasn't happened happened yet. Bought it after I had a power outage and panic attack on the 29th day of therapy -- as I thought I'd have to start over to reach 30 days of compliant use! Fortunately, power returned at 2 am that time, and I was able to hit compliance without any mitigating circumstances!

My wife is convinced I'll never need it now that I have it, LOL

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05-12-2015 04:19 PM
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RE: Has anyone had a power cut
"My wife is convinced I'll never need it now that I have it, LOL"
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Seems to be the way it goes for me too.

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
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05-12-2015 04:37 PM
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RE: Has anyone had a power cut
(05-12-2015 02:22 PM)Scared Wrote:  Hello, I was wondering if anyone has xperienced a power cut while using tbe CPAP Machine, if so what did you all do?

Not really. Well maybe once. But the barber just put the power thingy down and continued on with scissors.

It worked out fine.

Come to think of it though, I wasn't actually using a CPAP machine at the time. The barber wasn't either. So maybe it doesn't count.
05-13-2015 11:42 AM
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RE: Has anyone had a power cut
We lived full time in our motor home for 12 years staying in RV parks most of the time and had power outages from time to time. I usually woke up fairly quickly. I had an inverter and two large house batteries so I just started the inverter and went back to sleep.
Now that we are settled down and living in a house, at this point I don't have a good solution.
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