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Leaving the machine turned on??
#1
Hi guys!

Is it fine to leave the machine permanently plugged in? Or should I disconnect it from the power plug when I'm not using it
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#2
You won't hurt the machine either way, I leave mine plugged in, I guess it's up to you and your normal practice
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#3
Leaving your machine unplugged is the safest way to prevent damage from electrical surges, etc. You could always purchase a surge protector, they offer some protection, but will not handle large surges like lightning. What do you do with your TVS and computers?
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#4
All my electronics are plugged into surge protectors, including my Apap.

I very seldom unplug any of them.
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#5
My machine is plugged into a surge protector and I rarely unplug it.
trish6hundred
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#6
Most machines that I have used have a small but real parasitic power waste while connected to a live outlet. When this parasitic waste is  multiplied by the many millions of machines used worldwide it represents a lot of wasted electric power. My own machine draws about 7 watts of power when it is plugged in. In my own case, I use an external genuine on/off switch that kills the machine when it is not in use, and so far as I can determine there is really no reason whatever to supply power to the machine when it is not in use. The on/off switch on the machines does not turn off the constant 18 or so hours a day parasitic power waste. And yes, I am aware that telephone chargers, televisions,  computers,etc. have a similar parasitic waste.
I am a bit baffled  by the device manufacturers unwillingness to use an actual on/off switch that truly shuts the devices OFF.

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#7
yeah, but if you could turn them off, your cpap machine, tv, computer, cell phone could not secretly transmit your location, habits, AHI to the mother ship!! George Orwellian delusions!!
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