questionscamping with a cpap ?

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My ex-boss went camping all the time with his CPAP he had purchased a little Honda generator that was pretty dang near silent that would run the whole night. As he camped a lot, it was worth the expense to get the generator but I have no idea how much he paid for it. We also used it to run some of our equipment in emergency situations, so, he probably wrote it off as a business expense.

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I knew someone who would lug a deep cycle marine battery to go camping with a cpap. Seemed to work fine.

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I'd just skip it myself - but I know in the end I'd start feeling the affects.

I don't take mine with me when I travel, especially by air. Just one more thing to carry.

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The marine battery sounds like a good idea. There are converters available to convert DC power to AC. That would be much cheaper than a generator.

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The item currently on sale at sport.woot.com might fit the bill. The description specifically says it will power CPAP machines.

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Sweet !!! Totally ordered it overnight as we leave we'd night cross fingers it gets her in time

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Using a Kill-A-Watt wireless power monitor, I've measured my CPAP machine with and without the optional humidifer turned on. Without the humidifer, it uses an average of ~15 watts. With the humidifer, it uses more at first (to warm the water) and then cuts back on its power use. I'd say it is an average of ~25 watts in a 68degF room for a seven hour "night." (Note that these numbers are based on A/C power draw... my CPAP can run on 12VDC as well and, in theory anyway, would use less power when doing so.

So, with a full charge, the 150 watt-hour Power Pack on sport.woot would run my CPAP up to ~10 hours without humidification and maybe for ~6 hours with humidification.

BTW- I have an older Phillips/Respironics CPAP (a REMstar Auto M series with A-Flex).

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TIL: A lot of wooters have CPAP machines!!

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@baqui63: Genius !!!! Way more time and patience than what I had .... / technical know-how that happens to be just the model below the one my wife and I have so I'm going to guess mine is about the same. Nice work.

I did end up purchasing the 150 go pack but server was being wonky and I ended up with 2 I didn’t really need 2 but I guess I will bring my CPAP along now as well.

My wife cant go without I can usually go without for a day or two. .

Bummer part was because the server hit me twice I paid $23 bucks in overnight shipping twice total drag... Hopefully they can help me out.

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@djbowman:

I don't think I'd call it genius (psycho-something is probably more appropriate), but I'm glad it may have helped you.

Sucks about that shipping charge. Hopefully service@woot was able to cut you a deal.