vents & humidifiers

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I love the HME.
But the humidifier seems to make suctioning more effective.
The humidifier and associated condensation is an enormous hassle--yesterday i had to shut off the vent, call for help, and replace the circuit.
How do other vent users manage this?
 

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Don't have a problem, try turning the humidity down. I run mine at a setting of 1.
 

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thanks!

do you run the humidifier 24x7?

do you mount the vent on your wheelchair?
 

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The humidifier is only used at night, I use an HME during the day. Yes, my vent is mounted on my power wheelchair and is wired to the batteries. You can see pictures on one of my blogs.
 

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i am SO looking forward to being mobile again someday--currently chained down by the humidifier and lack of batteries for the vent. Are you running your vent off the wheelchair battery?
 

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Yes, my vent is wired to the powerchair batteries. The vent also has an internal battery that lasts for about 7 hours.
 

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7 hours!?!
mine is only good for 30 minutes. :-(
what make & model do you have?
how big is it?
 

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I have been told it is not available in the USA. I don't know if that is true.

But here it is.
Vent I use

Here is the size of it as it is mounted on my powerchair.
Vent on Powerchair
 
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