CPAP. Is my ADV life over? NO!!!!

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by NachoRoto, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Bigbob1

    Bigbob1 Rain Rider Supporter

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    I have run my Phillps System one as low as 12.2 volts. My hunch is your extension cord is the issue try another one
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  2. lanztek

    lanztek Been here awhile

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    I basically had an ENT doc say the same thing. No amount of surgery or devices are going to help me. It's air pressure alone that keeps my tongue out of the back of my throat at night. Been using cpap for 7 years now. autoset 10-20...run most of the time around 20.

    I've had a setup in my camp trailer for years where, using DC adapter, I connect my resmed to a 12v plugin connected to my 2-12v deep-cycle batteries. My motorcycle camping has been limited to 5 days or less so I've just suffered through it. I've got a 14 day trip coming up next year so I need to figure out this battery issue.
  3. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    Regarding altitude:

    I've been riding around MX and Central America and noticed that the required pressure goes up by about a point when I'm much above 7K feet.
    Also I'm going to guess that since the air is "thinner" at elevation the machine is working harder as a result of that,
    AND at least in my case being asked to deliver a higher pressure than it would at a lower altitude.
  4. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Yup, I agree. Fortunately, it wasn't an issue for me as I had to stay at a hotel the next night and can recharge it on my bike. However, one thing I figured out last week is that I had mine on the 15mm hose setting instead of the 22mm hose. I also figured out that I needed a different setting on the experitory relief pressure. I'm sure I've been fighting both of those issues and causing my machine to work harder, especially at altitude which is probably why it was drawing more power. I'll be curious to see if I now get more nights out of my battery.
  5. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Big Break

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    Did you conclude that the brick is somehow better than just a direct cigarette plug connection like BJMoose posted pics of? I am wondering why the CPAP board would recommend it? Protective factors like short circuit, over current or over voltage? Can you link to the board thread here please so we can do our own reading?

    Interesting specs on this brick as reported by another user:

    The PWR+ spec says it accepts anything from 12-15V. The PWR+ will turn off if you increase the supply voltage above 15V, but works all the way down to 11V.
  6. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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    Yes please.
  7. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Big Break

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  8. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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  9. TomInCA

    TomInCA Been here awhile

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    For those claiming they would have apnea regardless of the pressure, I have seen many individuals that obstruct due to position of their head and neck that occludes the airway, specifically chin-tucking. If you sit in a chair and relax and let your head tilt forward, I suspect you will perceive increased flow limitation. If you actually press upwards on the soft tissues behind your chin and above your throat, I be you can completely obstruct your airway with light pressure. A couple of articles I have written:
    http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php/Optimizing_therapy#Positional_Apnea
    http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php/Soft_Cervical_Collar

    Be fair, if you see yourself in these examples, the remedy is easy, and once your train yourself to avoid positional apnea, the soft cervical collar can be avoided. I suspect a lot of people on CPAP could avoid the machine and correct the positional issues.
  10. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    I saw it, and then remembered this:

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  12. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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    One more step towards becoming a bionic man. How much will this thing cost, six million?

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  13. PullingG's

    PullingG's What?

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    I have a CPAP question that is not specific to motorcycles. I recently applied for TSA Precheck status. I was told that with the Known Traveler Number/TSA PreCheck approval you would not need to remove your CPAP (or cell phone or laptop or small liquids) from your carryon luggage. I was on my first flight today using TSA PreCheck and the agents told us we needed to remove laptops, cell phones, CPAPs and liquids and put them in the bin.

    I asked the agent again at the end of the line for the rules and all he said is 'you still need to remove all electronics". Anyone else had similar experiences travelling with a CPAP and TSA? I looked in some other online chats and folks generally say that you should not have to remove it. Though this TSA team had us all even removing cell phones and laptops. A bit of a PITA when you pay for the service. At least we did not need to remove shoes and belts...
  14. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Since I was diagnosed about 3-4 years ago I've taken probably 10 commercial flights and have never had to remove the CPAP from it's case. That being said, I'm military and that could be why??? Sometimes I've had to take the laptop out of the bag, other times I haven't. Sometimes shoes, sometimes not. Usually never felt up, last time I got it. Never once the CPAP outta the bag however.
  15. BJMoose

    BJMoose that trick never works

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    Nope, CPAP gets a through, out of the case, exam and computers, Kindles, phones, cameras all go in the plastic tub not in the bag. And unless I happen to get a TSA Pre Check pass, shoes and belts come off. Unfortunately, half of TSA'a job is theater the rest is confiscating weapons from people who for whatever reason "forgot" they had them in their bags.
  16. PullingG's

    PullingG's What?

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    Just went through TSA PreCheck in Chaleston. CPAP and laptops stay in the bag. Breeze through. Guess Newark makes their own rules. No surprise...worst airport experience always.
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    This is my experience too. Since I got PreCheck, laptops, cpap, phone, everything stays in the carry on and shoes and belt stay on me. From entering TSA to getting thru the other side is usually less than 5 minutes. Best $ I ever spent.
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    So, you mean this isn't the standard pat down with PreCheck? :lol3

  19. bcliff

    bcliff Been here awhile

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    nope. But for a few extra bucks, you can have that service added to your Pre-Check. Well worth the money, DAHIK.
  20. Weekend_warrior

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    Yep, 3 bins.... CPAP, laptop, other for pocket stuff and shoes and belt. It have it down, but 3 bins takes up most of the security table.