Post Reply 
New Member and Optimistic
Author Message
retired_guy Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #11
RE: New Member and Optimistic
(05-07-2015 06:38 PM)AlanE Wrote:  
(05-07-2015 04:39 PM)trailrider Wrote:  Welcome Kingskid!

As you can see this place comes with it's own standup comedians too! Worth what we pay them.

But... I'm sitting down.

Which, of course, explains why you do not get the big bucks.
05-07-2015 07:01 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
AlanE Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 1,499
Joined: Mar 2015

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 & Mirage Liberty backup
Humidifier: Built-in
CPAP Pressure: 10-14
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Sex: Male
Location: Southwest Florida

Post: #12
RE: New Member and Optimistic
(05-07-2015 07:01 PM)retired_guy Wrote:  
(05-07-2015 06:38 PM)AlanE Wrote:  
(05-07-2015 04:39 PM)trailrider Wrote:  Welcome Kingskid!

As you can see this place comes with it's own standup comedians too! Worth what we pay them.

But... I'm sitting down.

Which, of course, explains why you do not get the big bucks.

Sigh. Well, there is always a shovel and horse stables.



Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie
05-07-2015 07:16 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
kingskid Online

Preferred Members

Posts: 82
Joined: May 2015

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 for Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 for Her
Humidifier: MyAir Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 7 Cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began therapy 9/2/15

Sex: Female
Location: Colorado Rockies

Post: #13
RE: New Member and Optimistic
(05-07-2015 05:35 PM)sgearhart Wrote:  [quote='kingskid' pid='112533' dateline='1431037169']
Our S/S is 24v and we do have an inverter, so 110 is no problem. Only thing I am concerned about is how much of a draw a CPAP would be on the batteries at night. Guess I'll be experimenting. We turn off the fridge at night and only have residual current for lights, computers, etc. If I understand correctly, if something is plugged in, it still uses current even if it is not turned on. Standby usage perhaps? Dunno.

Here is a link to battery requirements for Resmed devices. I hope it may help.


Oh, thanks so much; I will check it out!Big Grin

"Freedom is the oxygen of the soul."
Moshe Dayan
05-07-2015 08:05 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
kingskid Online

Preferred Members

Posts: 82
Joined: May 2015

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 for Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 for Her
Humidifier: MyAir Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 7 Cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began therapy 9/2/15

Sex: Female
Location: Colorado Rockies

Post: #14
RE: New Member and Optimistic
(05-07-2015 08:05 PM)kingskid Wrote:  
(05-07-2015 05:35 PM)sgearhart Wrote:  [quote='kingskid' pid='112533' dateline='1431037169']
Our S/S is 24v and we do have an inverter, so 110 is no problem. Only thing I am concerned about is how much of a draw a CPAP would be on the batteries at night. Guess I'll be experimenting. We turn off the fridge at night and only have residual current for lights, computers, etc. If I understand correctly, if something is plugged in, it still uses current even if it is not turned on. Standby usage perhaps? Dunno.

Here is a link to battery requirements for Resmed devices. I hope it may help.


Oh, thanks so much; I will check it out!Big Grin
BTW, I had to remove the link before I could post my reply. I bookmarked it for further study.

"Freedom is the oxygen of the soul."
Moshe Dayan
05-07-2015 10:22 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
truetopath Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 421
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: PR system one 560p auto with a flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resumed F10
Humidifier: PR system one
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Lake View, NY

Post: #15
RE: New Member and Optimistic
Welcome to the board! And good luck with your therapy!
05-08-2015 07:59 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
kingskid Online

Preferred Members

Posts: 82
Joined: May 2015

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 for Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 for Her
Humidifier: MyAir Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 7 Cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began therapy 9/2/15

Sex: Female
Location: Colorado Rockies

Post: #16
RE: New Member and Optimistic
(05-08-2015 07:59 AM)truetopath Wrote:  Welcome to the board! And good luck with your therapy!

Thanks, true!

"Freedom is the oxygen of the soul."
Moshe Dayan
05-08-2015 10:54 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
OMyMyOHellYes Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 915
Joined: Mar 2013

Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #17
RE: New Member and Optimistic
The Resmed units require that you use their proprietary power supplies even if you have direct 24 V DC supply. If you are using a 12 V unit like the Respironics System One machines (series 50 or 60) then you would also need a small transformer/converter which are not that hard to hook up.

OMMOHY
05-09-2015 06:06 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
kingskid Online

Preferred Members

Posts: 82
Joined: May 2015

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 for Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 for Her
Humidifier: MyAir Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 7 Cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began therapy 9/2/15

Sex: Female
Location: Colorado Rockies

Post: #18
RE: New Member and Optimistic
(05-09-2015 06:06 AM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote:  The Resmed units require that you use their proprietary power supplies even if you have direct 24 V DC supply. If you are using a 12 V unit like the Respironics System One machines (series 50 or 60) then you would also need a small transformer/converter which are not that hard to hook up.

OMMOHY

Thanks OMMOHY. I'm a bit confused. Even though we are on a solar system with battery backup, our home is 110 and everything works like it would if we were on the grid. Therefore, I'd plug in the CPAP like I plug in everything else. If I used it during the day, it would be powered by the sun's energy, which would be converted from DC to AC power through the inverter. However, it is nighttime use that I am pondering. I'd still be using AC power from the energy stored in the batteries during the day and then inverted, but don't know how much it would draw them down. They are deep-cell batteries and from the info another poster sent me from the ResMed manual, deep-cells can be draw down even 80%. This morning I checked the stats so I can keep running notes on the battery for a time. The PM reading was 24.5V; AM was 24.4V; PM BATTERY was 50%; AM BATTERY was 45%. We turn the fridge off at night, so there currently (no pun intended) is not much to draw down the battery power. With all that said, I have been wondering if it might be best to just get a DC CPAP with battery and inverter, but don't want to over-buy if our home system could handle a CPAP with humidifier, heater, etc. Guess the proof will be in the puddin'.

"Freedom is the oxygen of the soul."
Moshe Dayan
05-09-2015 08:29 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
OMyMyOHellYes Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 915
Joined: Mar 2013

Machine: Respironics 560 Auto
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage FX
Humidifier: Respironics System One (no heated hose)
CPAP Pressure: 08.0-15.0 cm/H2O
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Texas

Post: #19
RE: New Member and Optimistic
Oh, OK. All CPAPs (that I know of) are DC powered. They either have an internal power supply or an external power brick that takes the 110-240 V AC and brings it down to either 12 or 24 V DC to run the machine. So, the sun excites the solar panels which put out 24 v (?) DC into batteries which you draw from and into an inverter to make 110. Then your power supply on the machine will take that 110 and turn it back down to 24 V DC. It is kind of a round trip, but if you have whole house batteries that charge up every day, then I am guessing that they are probably rated in the hundreds of AH will probably be fine handling a CPAP with heated humidification overnight. You are probably figuring only a few amps draw for that.
05-09-2015 10:58 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
kingskid Online

Preferred Members

Posts: 82
Joined: May 2015

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10 for Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 for Her
Humidifier: MyAir Integrated
CPAP Pressure: 7 Cm
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Began therapy 9/2/15

Sex: Female
Location: Colorado Rockies

Post: #20
RE: New Member and Optimistic
(05-09-2015 10:58 AM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote:  Oh, OK. All CPAPs (that I know of) are DC powered. They either have an internal power supply or an external power brick that takes the 110-240 V AC and brings it down to either 12 or 24 V DC to run the machine. So, the sun excites the solar panels which put out 24 v (?) DC into batteries which you draw from and into an inverter to make 110. Then your power supply on the machine will take that 110 and turn it back down to 24 V DC. It is kind of a round trip, but if you have whole house batteries that charge up every day, then I am guessing that they are probably rated in the hundreds of AH will probably be fine handling a CPAP with heated humidification overnight. You are probably figuring only a few amps draw for that.

I have yet to even see a CPAP since it's only been a month since my sleep study. (The tech had come in that night to ask if I wanted to get on the CPAP and all I could envision was something like a gas mask over my face so I said no. Didn't realize until my dr. told me about the report, but my ox had gone down to 70.) Anyway, I guess I figured all the machines just plugged into a house's AC current. This whole business is like a college course!Oh-jeez

"Freedom is the oxygen of the soul."
Moshe Dayan
05-09-2015 11:20 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  New Member Zippo 6 200 12-09-2016 11:19 AM
Last Post: Zippo
  New member having difficulty Slim1950 44 1,840 12-06-2016 03:44 PM
Last Post: Slim1950
  New member with questions. Junior7734 10 474 12-02-2016 09:35 PM
Last Post: Junior7734
  New member from Oz Qasaya 12 470 12-01-2016 10:39 AM
Last Post: Newbee2016
  New Member, new to PAP Capt.Redbeard 7 276 11-27-2016 04:39 PM
Last Post: chill
  Not so new member having mask leak issues erikk 9 376 11-26-2016 02:15 PM
Last Post: erikk
  New Member. This board has already made my life better! Russatrice 9 344 11-26-2016 01:24 PM
Last Post: OpalRose

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)