I have an Aircurve 10, ASV, I fill the humidifier to the max line, my tube temp is cranked. Max pressure is 13. If I purchase a generator to use in a power outage, during a snow storm; kept outside of course, I'm wondering if I could use my heated tube and humidifier.
My gel, marine batteries will not perform well during such cold conditions; it goes down to 2 degrees here sometimes, and it's usually in the teens and low 20s outside, here in New England. The reason I want to run the humidifier and heated tube, is because I'm skinny, cold intolerant, and breathing cold air hurts me badly. My lungs are sensitive to it, and my heat goes off in the house when the power goes off. It's usually about 20 degrees, in the house, in a storm.
Does anyone know the power draw on my machine? I went to ResMed, but it does not give info for this model. I don't care how much the genny costs, I'm planning on getting one that runs on gasoline. By the way, I usually sleep between 8 - 8.5 hours a night.
The power draw of your machine running heated tube and humidifier will not exceed about 90 Watts; which is the rated input listed on the power brick.
Any generator can put out the power. The question is: What is the quality of that power?
You need a clean sine wave.
I was recently looking at generators; and I noted two types available. One type directly produced 120 VAC. The other produced a lower Voltage; then used a solid state up-converter to generate 120 VAC.
Which type produces the cleanest power (in terms of sine wave), I do not know.
For my purposes, which was to keep a refrigerator running, I would have chosen the former type.
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Thank you, Mongo. Going to shop around.