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Old 02-08-2021, 06:19 PM   #41
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Old 02-08-2021, 06:44 PM   #42
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We are trying to find the 12 volt inverter that uses 30 amp..any one have a photo or hyper link
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Old 02-09-2021, 08:16 AM   #43
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I use a Devilbiss IntelliPap. It runs on 120V or straight 12V, so I can plug it into any cig lighter/12V outlet without a converter. It draws about 1.3 amps (I do NOT use a humidifier), so pretty minimal really. I also have a little lithium battery pack that has a 12V outlet built in, and I can charge in the vehicle while driving around during the day. It will power the CPAP all night, no problem.
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Old 02-09-2021, 01:52 PM   #44
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I use Resmed Airsense 10. It actually operates on 24 volts. A 12 to 24 volt adaptor is sold by Resmed at a high price. Several years ago I bought an adapter from Amazon that works very well. I added a 12 volt outlet in the cabinet above the bed in our 21 (thanks to Tom Fowler on that). We are now full time in our 21, and I run the Resmed on 12 volt every night.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 02-09-2021, 02:15 PM   #45
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My CPAP is a 12 volt machine and works just fine..... does not drain the battery much for a nice nights sleep. I bought the CPAP as a 120 volt.... yet it turned out that it was a 12 volt with a transformer to covert the 120 to 12 volt..... so all I had to do was buy a 12 volt cord. :-)
I had a similar experience. I purchased an official 12 volt cord for mine for over $100 USD, thinking it must of had some sort of special electronics in it. When it came it was just a straight through cord. I sent it back and made my own 12 volt cord.

I have a counter top extension on the bedside of the stove wall in my Escape 19. I had Escape put a 12 volt plug next to the 120 volt plug below it. I've had no issues running my CPAP machine on 12 volts there.
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Old 02-09-2021, 02:27 PM   #46
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I also use the resmed 10 with the converter

https://www.thecpapshop.com/dc-power...gaAhLqEALw_wcB


I also use this side cover. The side cover conveniently fits over the area where the humidifier chamber would be located on your machine. The side cover lets you use your machine without having to use the HumidAir Humidifier. when you install this is will automatically turn off the humidifier.



https://www.cpapdirect.com/parts-and...AaAr4KEALw_wcB


I keep in in the cabinet above the bed . I wired it on its own 12 volt circuit with a switch . at night I just open the overhead cabinet and drop out the mask and hose and hit the switch.
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Old 02-09-2021, 03:26 PM   #47
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I keep in in the cabinet above the bed . I wired it on its own 12 volt circuit with a switch . at night I just open the overhead cabinet and drop out the mask and hose and hit the switch.
That's a good idea. This spring I am going to install another 12V outlet by the bed for my CPAP, and hadn't thought about the overhead cabinet.
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Old 02-09-2021, 08:01 PM   #48
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This string is timely for me. I'm a month into membership in the CPAP club and am working on my buildsheet for a 17B. (I already planned on adding 12V outlets.) Thanks for the advice and links for the power adapter and side cover.

Quite a few people have commented on putting the CPAP in an upper cupboard. Has anyone done that when using the humidifier? Were there any problems? The ResMed AirSense 10 user guide includes the following under "Caution": "If you use the humidifier, always place the device on a level surface lower than your head to prevent the mask and air tubing from filling with water." Even with it on a lower surface at home, I initially had water pool in the nasal mask, which was solved by lowering the humidity level.
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Old 02-09-2021, 08:35 PM   #49
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I cant answer the question on water in the tube as i have never used the Humidifier while camping. The humidifier draws a lot of current. how much current depends on your setting . the link below will give you the amps draw depending on you settings. The unit itself does not draw that much. It can draw as much as 3 time the furnace and unlike the furnace it does not shut down at all. I don't think my 6 volt batteries would Handel it for more than maybe one night. I have found it does not bother me not to have the heated tube or humidifier on. I suppose when we had power I could have used it but never did. If you camping would be mostly with power then you may want to set it up differently. I also looked into putting it under the bed and have a small hole for the hose to come up at the corner of the mattress.I almost mounted there. Then I realized It gets could under there at night sometimes in the 38-45 degrees range. My concern was breathing that cold air so I abandoned that Idea.

https://document.resmed.com/en-us/do...de_glo_eng.pdf
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Old 02-10-2021, 08:42 AM   #50
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This string is timely for me. I'm a month into membership in the CPAP club and am working on my buildsheet for a 17B. (I already planned on adding 12V outlets.) Thanks for the advice and links for the power adapter and side cover.

Quite a few people have commented on putting the CPAP in an upper cupboard. Has anyone done that when using the humidifier? Were there any problems? The ResMed AirSense 10 user guide includes the following under "Caution": "If you use the humidifier, always place the device on a level surface lower than your head to prevent the mask and air tubing from filling with water." Even with it on a lower surface at home, I initially had water pool in the nasal mask, which was solved by lowering the humidity level.
Yes I would not put a CPAP with humidifier in the upper cabinet, as condensation inside the hose will run down to you.

I have been using a CPAP for 20 years, and long ago was able to wean myself off of a humidifier, which simplified my CPAP use greatly. The only time I have trouble with low humidity is right now in the dead of winter when the air is very dry, but even then it just manifests in some sneezing, which I can live with compared to fighting the hose rainout and tending to/cleaning the humidifier.

And, of course, no humidifier means greatly reduced CPAP power consumption when camping.
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Old 02-10-2021, 09:02 AM   #51
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I use Resmed Airsense 10. It actually operates on 24 volts. A 12 to 24 volt adaptor is sold by Resmed at a high price. Several years ago I bought an adapter from Amazon that works very well. I added a 12 volt outlet in the cabinet above the bed in our 21 (thanks to Tom Fowler on that). We are now full time in our 21, and I run the Resmed on 12 volt every night.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
You're welcome! I'm glad it's working out for you.

Just a reminder for anyone that wants to add a 12v outlet for their CPAP - you might want to run a separate wiring run for that outlet and put it on it's own fuse depending on the CPAP current draw.

It would be bad to have the CPAP quit on you in the middle of the night because of a circuit overload.
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Old 02-10-2021, 09:44 AM   #52
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You're welcome! I'm glad it's working out for you.

Just a reminder for anyone that wants to add a 12v outlet for their CPAP - you might want to run a separate wiring run for that outlet and put it on it's own fuse depending on the CPAP current draw.

It would be bad to have the CPAP quit on you in the middle of the night because of a circuit overload.

This is a good recommendation. I paid ETI for a 12 volt drop in that cabinet . I was suppressed to find out that they just taped into the cabinet light . I ended up running new wires and putting it on its own circuit. In my case I did more of a permanent install . I cut the plug off the converter and wired it direct to a switch. The resmed converter will draw power even when cpap is off. there is a switch on there 12 volt plug. I found it was a pain to reach in the back of the cabinet to turn it off and sometimes I would forget . This was my reason for doing it the way I did.



(On water in the hose) At home I have my hose coming down from above,But there is a loop below the machine . I find if I do ever get water in the hose it will collect in the loop .I think the simple gravity solves the problem.
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Old 02-10-2021, 01:20 PM   #53
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I think the Resmed brand is 24 volts so I would have to run that one from the inverter unless there is a 12 volt car type of adapter for that brand.
See post #31 I answered that question.

on edit: I just now saw post #44 which also answered it.
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