CPAP repair so I can have a travel unit...

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  1. dbhost

    dbhost Well-Known Member

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    I currently have 2 CPAPs, a Resmed AirSense 10, that is a bit of a power hog, and an older Phillips Respironics System 1.

    The Respironics at one point got jammed up by sucking something, most likely cat hair, past the filter and into the impeller. Which imparted a smoky smell to the CPAP.

    I would like to get this CPAP cleaned up and refurbished assuming it is cost effective, so that I can have the unit more or less at the ready for travel. The 12v adapters for them are more reasonable price wise. Power use again, is fairly high. 6.67amps but that includes the humidifier etc...

    Let's boil this down to soup and nuts. I am looking for a CPAP solution that is travel / off grid friendly that won't break the bank.

    What is available?
     
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    If the one you have is ahat you need , you might be able to take apart the impeller system and remove whats wound around it. Then re grease it and put it back together. I have no knowledge of these systems , but it shouldn't be too hard to try to fix it.
     
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    Check out Resmeds new airmini pap. It’s small and lightweight. I use a Aircurve 10 ASV while sleeping and I just bring it with me camping. I plug the machine into a battery backup then to the camper. Then recharge the battery the next morning with a generator.
     
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    I told my physician my unit crapped out, wrote a prescription for a new one. One stays in the PUP.
     
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    I bet I am massively overdue for an annual with my pulmonary doc...
     
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    Try to fix it, if its broke already it just costs some time. My friend had a green house, wanted me to re wire his new 300$ doller fan. While i was there i took apart his old one, cleaned it out, re greased it and it worked fine. Was just crapped up with dirt. Cut away the cat hair and clean it out. If you break it your out nothing. If you fix it , you get to pat yourself on the back.
     
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    Well, if you have seen my other threads, I went ahead and grabbed a Z2 Travel CPAP, HOWEVER, I am going to tear down this respironics to see if I can't get it going again. I fiugre no harm no foul. Insurnace paid to replace it once it got all smokey inside. Like I said from the odor, and the condition of the filter, looks like cat hair got through the filter and into the impeller.

    There is a guy on Youtube that shows how to tear down and clean these machines. If I can get it going correctly, I have a spare home unit. The Z2 will be kept for travel only at that point...

    When the Respironics failed, I had no spare, and my OSA is so severe, I was more or less miserable for the week it took to get insurance authorization to replace it, and I couldn't source up a temporary unit.

    I know it seems excessive / redundant, but again, the respironics is a zero cost item, and I really wanted a smaller unit for travel...
     
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