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!2v to 24v adaptor for caravan use
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Can anyone suggest where I might find a realistically priced adaptor, as I don't want to use an inverter.Post a URL link if possible.Kev.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Dec 28, 2017.

Hi, newbie here
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I was issued with my machine and started using it in September this year, I've just had my review, and it looks like I'm stuck with it for a while, I'm currently messing with a few different masks, I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sleep2snore Dec 29, 2017.

 

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Sleep2snore replied to Kev Behr's discussion Hi, newbie here
"EPR _ Exhale Pressure Relief. If you want some relief when breathing out, the higher the number the more the machine drops pressure when you breath out. Though this is good if you are not used to breathing out against the pressure of the machine, it…"
Dec 29, 2017
Sleep2snore replied to Kev Behr's discussion !2v to 24v adaptor for caravan use
"I am quite sure they could make these and sell them for £25 and still make a small profit, and also build up their customer support and get a bit of loyalty from their customers. Though in this country most machines are obtained through the…"
Dec 28, 2017
Kev Behr replied to Kev Behr's discussion Hi, newbie here
"The dry mouth seems better with the reservoir, if you look at the right hand side you can see what it is, mine is the same, and yes it is a CPAP. What is EPR please. And is there a way to deregister the machine from Resmed, I don;t care for the…"
Dec 25, 2017
Kev Behr replied to Kev Behr's discussion !2v to 24v adaptor for caravan use
"tis all a plot to make us poorer and them richer. Merry Christmas to all. Kev"
Dec 25, 2017
Sleep2snore replied to Kev Behr's discussion Hi, newbie here
"These machines should not be noisy at all, my one is so quiet, I wake up wondering if it is still running! The other half complains it is far to quiet!"
Dec 23, 2017
Sleep2snore replied to Kev Behr's discussion !2v to 24v adaptor for caravan use
"He takes things to bits so you don't have to. But I need my power supply, so it will have to wait. It's the plug that is the problem, not the connections as such. Would soon work that out if I could get hold of a plug, it appears to be…"
Dec 23, 2017
Kev Behr replied to Kev Behr's discussion !2v to 24v adaptor for caravan use
"There is a guy on YouTube who would suss it out, but you'd need to send him one to test, Bigclive.com he doesn't like stupid electric systems regardless of voltage. https://www.youtube.com/user/bigclivedotcom"
Dec 16, 2017
Sleep2snore replied to Kev Behr's discussion !2v to 24v adaptor for caravan use
"It is the specially made plugs that beats us from making a power supply with all the protection built in. Where do you get a plug that looks like that.  If it is a NHS machine you dare not change anything, and if it is one you bought you have…"
Dec 15, 2017
Kev Behr replied to Kev Behr's discussion !2v to 24v adaptor for caravan use
"It needs to be either a lot cheaper than that Kath or we're better of using theirs, it is a quite simple bit of kit,, certainly no more complicated than what you would need to power a TV etc, they are just profiteering off gullible people, who…"
Dec 15, 2017
Kev Behr replied to Kev Behr's discussion !2v to 24v adaptor for caravan use
"If DC paower = no humidifier, as it only blows through it, I'd get a bowl in front of the intake and let it suck through it, seemples, just don't let it suck the actual water into it of course."
Dec 15, 2017
Kath Hope replied to Kev Behr's discussion !2v to 24v adaptor for caravan use
"I'm no expert or power solutions, but do have a motorhome and we had a socket installed next to the bed and just use the hook up.  If you want to go off-course which we haven't done yet as still new to the motorhome, check out the…"
Dec 15, 2017
Sleep2snore replied to Kev Behr's discussion !2v to 24v adaptor for caravan use
"I am the same, do you convert power twice at a cost to power, or do you get the dc/dc adapter and save on power.  The power adapter can protect against reversed polarity and cut off the power if the voltage in the battery gets to low.  It…"
Dec 15, 2017
Kev Behr replied to Kev Behr's discussion !2v to 24v adaptor for caravan use
"I was wondering if the central pin was a dummy, not a electronics wizard, so not sure how a + & - would work anyway. I think it has to be a inverter or bite the damned bullet and get the insanely priced adaptor, and as I'm from Yorkshire…"
Dec 15, 2017
Sleep2snore replied to Kev Behr's discussion !2v to 24v adaptor for caravan use
"No, the meter is in the shed built in for now. It is an odd plug, otherwise you could build your own power supply. I think this is a special made plug just for ResMed machines. I have never seen one before anyway!"
Dec 15, 2017
Kev Behr replied to Kev Behr's discussion !2v to 24v adaptor for caravan use
"This 3 part plug, have you put a meter on it to see what if anything the three contacts produce yet when plugged into the mains, I just tried with my meter, and the damned battery is flat, forgot to turn it off."
Dec 13, 2017
Kev Behr replied to Kev Behr's discussion !2v to 24v adaptor for caravan use
"Thanks, the last twice I've been away, I left the machine at home, I felt fine, I don't think I have as many incidents as some. I recently bought a blood oxygen meter to try monitoring while on the CPAP, and also when not to see if there…"
Dec 13, 2017

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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I have been using   Remstar and S9 APAP,s for about 9 years now and my COPD was diagnosed at the same time. A consultant wanted to stop my Steroid inhaler completely as my COPD was not bad enough to require it but the nurse just…"
Tuesday
Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
"It is always good to have a dealer that you can trust and will sort out problems when they arise. It is always nice to have someone that has the time to sort things out with a customer and take time to do it rather than some salesman that don't…"
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Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Well the inhaler makes the lungs open up and if anything the dryness from a CPAP will dry them up and shut them down again. I am no doctor, but if you needed an inhaler before CPAP you would certainly need one after you start. Why did they cut you…"
Tuesday
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Twisted strap ouchhh!!
"What kind of strap is it, is it a cloth one or a silicone one? If it is a cloth one you could sew a strip along it to give it a bit more rigidity/stiffness. If it is a plastic one or a silicone one you could sew a bit of fabric round it to make it…"
Tuesday
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Twisted strap ouchhh!!
"I twisted the forehead strap again last night and OUCH!! Can anybody suggest a full face mask without the forehead strap. I cant use the Resmed Airfit masks as I seem to be exactly between sizes "
Tuesday
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Using the  increased steroid dosage inhaler, 200 /6 rather than 100/6, has reduced my 95% pressures by about 5 cm. Doing some detective work I have found that I was put onto a lower dosage inhaler in May last year. I think that is when the…"
Tuesday
John Wilkinson replied to John Wilkinson's discussion I've 'hit a wall' can any body help me?
"Thanks for your advice. I really appreciate your help. I wasn't aware that there different types of apnoeas. I will be seeing the sleep nurse next week. I will keep you informed. John "
May 17
John Wilkinson replied to John Wilkinson's discussion I've 'hit a wall' can any body help me?
"Thanks for that Kath. I am due to see the sleep clinic next week. Hopefully they will re-adjust the pressure. I will keep you informed. John"
May 17
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I have read that APAP machines are not suitable for people with Asthma and give the same problems that I have been having. I am now having to use twice the dose of steriods just to keep the APAP happy If I can ever get in touch with my hospital I…"
May 17
Kath Hope replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
"Thanks Chris and we certainly are doing our homework Sleep2Snore.  Our charity work hard to get the right products at the right price for our fellow sufferers, and we have lots of loyal customers who purchase from us both to support the charity…"
May 17
Kath Hope replied to John Wilkinson's discussion I've 'hit a wall' can any body help me?
"Sorry to hear after a good start you've taken a step backwards, and it could well be due to the reduction in pressure.  We don't recommend adjusting pressures but you're right to contact your hospital who will probably re-adjust…"
May 17
Sleep2snore replied to John Wilkinson's discussion I've 'hit a wall' can any body help me?
"They have reduced it to far.  The max was 16, they should have left the machine at 18 if it is an APAP (automatic pressure) if it is a CPAP you have now same applies.  However, it might not be quite that straight forward as that as the…"
May 16
John Wilkinson posted a discussion

I've 'hit a wall' can any body help me?

I was diagnosed with severe OSA in November and I have been using a Philips Respironics CPAP machine and full face mask from early December up to now (about 5 months). My HPI's went down from 44 to about  14 in about 10 weeks and I was feeling much…See More
May 16
Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
"They are very costly things to have sitting around to go wrong or if you forget to charge them by their date. You could try to see if they will do it on a sale or return basis, them you could keep one or two.  However, I think most are ordering…"
May 15
Chris Vesey replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
"Hi, I see from medistrom website they are looking for dealers, is it worth considering Kath"
May 15
Sleep2snore replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
"I wish the ResMed was 12Vdc, it would make life a lot easier. I wonder why they need 24Vdc anyway? My APAP is not mine to and see why it has to be 24Vdc! I don't think the clinic might be to impressed if I opened it for a look. "
May 14
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I would like to see how the hospital is going to explain that your Apnoea is getting worse with an AHU of 0. That is almost incompetent. It might also be that it is not straight forward Sleep Apnoea you have and might benefit from an advanced…"
May 14
Chris Vesey replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
"hi, just looked on internet, it seems that medistrom may not have a dealer in the uk but a company called sleep tight advertise the pilot 24 for £345, don't know about the co pilot. The very expensive one on amazon comes from Israel, good…"
May 13
Chris Vesey replied to Chris Vesey's discussion Medistron batteries
"hi, at the time amazon were selling the pilot for £285 and the co pilot for £137, gone up a lot since then chris"
May 13
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I have read that if you have Asthma a CPAP is better than a APAP  When the APAP increases the pressure it makes the asthma worse and then the APAP increases the pressure again which makes the asthma even worse ..... This is exactly whats…"
May 13

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