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Resmed Airsense 10 Auto - 24 volts - Straight?
I have a new ResMed Airsense 10 Auto CPAP machine. I checked its specifications. It operates from 24 volt DC source. I seem to recall reading somewhere here on the forum that the Airsense 10 requires a signal from the power source in order to operate. Do I recall that correctly or can I just operate from a straight 24 volt DC source?

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RE: Resmed Airsense 10 Auto - 24 volts - Straight?
NO, you have to buy the $100 Resmed brick. With their proprietary plug. It became such with the advent of the S9.

Resmed is so very hostile towards their customers when they behave like this.

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06-15-2015 04:12 PM
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As far as I know the A10 needs a pure sine wave. This will eliminate many UPS systems.

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RE: Resmed Airsense 10 Auto - 24 volts - Straight?
I guess I will order the converter from Resmed. I had hoped to use an DC/DC converter which are quite efficient. I also thought to just purchase a 24 volt backup battery. I guess I will order a converter and then measure its output on an oscilloscope and go from there.

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(06-15-2015 04:54 PM)foss Wrote:  I guess I will order the converter from Resmed. I had hoped to use an DC/DC converter which are quite efficient. I also thought to just purchase a 24 volt backup battery. I guess I will order a converter and then measure its output on an oscilloscope and go from there.

Thanks, Jeff

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ResMed has a dc/dc converter.



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I ordered a ResMed converter from one of the online suppliers. It works very well and only consumes about 2 watts to do the conversion. It is more efficient than using an inverter and the regular converter that plugs into the wall outlet. For ~ $90 dollars it is a good investment. I was going to build a DC to DC converter for it but the ancillary pieces that I needed to buy including sourcing the proprietary barrel connector and generating the special signal made it prohibitive. It is easier and cleaner to just buy their converter.

My next step is the battery. I have been following the "Dry Camping" thread with interest. I am still trying to decide on whether to use a deep cycle AGM or gel cell. Most of my use will be for household backup so it doesn't matter a lot. I will probably go with the most amps per buck one way or the other.

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(06-25-2015 08:29 PM)foss Wrote:  I ordered a ResMed converter from one of the online suppliers... For ~ $90 dollars it is a good investment.

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(06-15-2015 04:54 PM)foss Wrote:  I guess I will order the converter from Resmed. I had hoped to use an DC/DC converter which are quite efficient. I also thought to just purchase a 24 volt backup battery. I guess I will order a converter and then measure its output on an oscilloscope and go from there.

Thanks, Jeff

Really the power converter isn't that big. You can get a power inverter and plug the power cord into the inverter and hook that to a 12 volt battery. I would be very cautious hooking this or any CPAP directly to a battery. Some electronics don't do well unless they have clean power. Personally I wouldn't risk it.
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(06-26-2015 02:13 AM)Adoniscmj Wrote:  Really the power converter isn't that big. You can get a power inverter and plug the power cord into the inverter and hook that to a 12 volt battery. I would be very cautious hooking this or any CPAP directly to a battery. Some electronics don't do well unless they have clean power. Personally I wouldn't risk it.


Inverters are just wrong for this application - unless you have an F&P unit - in which case you are just screwed from the get go for anything other than AC.

Do you realize that the DC power cords offered by more reasonable manufacturers (meaning major manufacturers other than Resmed) are nothing more than a direct plug to the battery? See Respironics DC power cord. See DeVillbiss DC power cord. Heck, even the HDM Z-1. Alligator clips to battery terminals, those feed to a female cigarette lighter plug (properly fused) and their male cigarette lighter plug (with no electronics of any sort) feeding a 2.1mm or 2.5mm or 7.4 mm (PR 60 series) DC barrel plug straight into the back of their unit. That is the factory configuration. As designed by the factory engineers for DC operation.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with hooking a healthy (charged) 12 V battery up to a 12 V blower. Or a 24 V battery up to a 24 V blower (or two 12s in series - which is, I guess technically one battery in two boxes). Get the hot to the hot pin and the ground to the ground and you're good.

Do not believe the propaganda that Resmed allows to propagate that only power from their bricks is worthy of powering a CPAP.

In this regard, Resmed is kind of hostile towards their customers. They intentionally make life difficult and more expensive. If you look back at the S8, which had direct DC plug receptacles on the back, they reverse wired it so you had to buy THEIR plug and not use any other manufacturer's off the shelf version, Of course, you could build your own if you made the center pin neg and the outer barrel the hot side. Electrically, the home brewed plug was JUST LIKE the Resmed plug. With the S9 and S10 models, they went to a big honking external brick and wired the machine so that it would require a "handshake" with the power supply in order to turn on. I get it a little bit in that you don't want to hit your 24V S9 of S10 with 12 V power and they effectively do that with their 12 to 24 V converter. Hooking up a 24 V source should be no problem.

But there is nothing "dirty" or "dangerous" about the power coming off a standard DC battery 12 or 24 V battery. Get the voltages right and the polarity right and it is good to go.

OMMOHY
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