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katekath

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Has anyone used a foot operated suction pump and what is your experience with it compared to a regular AC powered one?

I am wondering if it would be better to get an AC powered suction pump for regular usage and a foot operated one for emergencies (i.e. when the power goes out) instead of just one AC/DC suction pump.
 

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I have not heard of a foot operated suction pump - sounds like an interesting idea. I have 2, always good to have a backup, the first one is AC and stayes in the house, the second is battery powered and portable so we take it with us when we go out.
 

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The thing about AC/DC type I don't fancy is the charging up time (as long as 24 hours) and it has only 45 min of suction time after being charged. I know some models also cannot be used during charging.

I saw a foot-operated suction pump at one of the local stores website. They carry the Fazzini F170 Foot-operated Suction Pump, but I can't find much info on it and they told me they will not transfer from their warehouse to their store to let me see it, unless I can confirm my purchase.

I don't have the money for 2 pumps if I buy the AC/DC pump, so am seeking other options and thought one AC pump and one foot operated one will be good. If not I guess I have to raise the money somehow.
 

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I just had a look at the Fazzini F170 and I am left with mixed fellings. Not sure how well it would work. Good idea though. Don't worry about 45 minutes of suction time - that is a very long time! Each time you suction is only seconds each time. Even if it took 1 minute each time it would still give you 45 suctions. That is HUGE.
 

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I realised the max. vacuum pressure for the foot operated pump is 190 mmHg while the regular AC ones has a max. pressure of 550 to 590 mmHg. Perhaps it might not be able to do suction as cleanly for my mum, given her large amt of secretions. I guess I have to reconsider.
 

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Spoke to the nurse and she told me a pressure of 190 mm Hg is not sufficient. So I'm looking back at the regular AC and AC/DC suction pumps.

Is anyone using the Merridian Medic Pump EcoVac-200 or Merridian SuperVac-300 Medic Pump? I would like more tech info on these two if possible. Is there even a website on Merridian pumps?

Thanks in advance!
 
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