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mazomaiden
Unread post  Post subject: Best Portable Generator for C-pap?  |  Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:34 pm

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I have a Resmed Airsense 10 autopap and I've been looking online (Amazon) for a good portable generator to power my c-pap (and other devices) in case of a power outage.

All of them seem to only have the 12V DC and my c-pap (all c-paps?) are 24.
Using the DC, I've read, gets more time from a portable generator.

Also, the power brick has 90w on it, does that mean a 100 or 150w generator powerful enough?

Any guidance would be very welcome!


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Best Portable Generator for C-pap?  |  Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:01 pm

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Only the ResMed is 24 volt...the rest of them are 12 volt or something in that neighborhood.

The ResMed can be easily converted though...just need a little converter.
https://www.resmed.com/uk/en/consumer/p ... erter.html
https://www.resmed.com/uk/en/consumer/p ... erter.html
This would be used with batteries that are 12 volt

Are you wanting a battery back up for other small devices or a full grown generator?
Did you say "generator" but mean "battery"?
Big difference in what they put out. I have a portable generator that is gas powered and big enough to power the basics in my house plus the cpap machine and I have it wired into the house so all I do is plug into the same electric outlet. It sits outside the house though.

A battery would be inside the house and size of the battery would depend on how you want to use it...and for how long and how are you going to recharge it.

Were you maybe looking at the portable batteries targeted for powering cpap and small devices like phones, etc?


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mazomaiden
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Best Portable Generator for C-pap?  |  Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:06 pm

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I'm looking for something that I can use in the house, not really big, they all seem to be around 4-5 pounds.
Yes, the portable battery that can power a cpap and small devices. The power goes out here occasionally and I thought it would be a good idea to have a back up.
I'm in the U.S. if that makes a difference. :)


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diamaunt
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Best Portable Generator for C-pap?  |  Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:54 pm
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a generator is a motor driven thing, that can't be used inside without killing everybody in the house.

Get a scooter battery, and a battery tender, you'll be good for several days if need be. (without your humidifier).

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CobaltSky
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Best Portable Generator for C-pap?  |  Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:46 pm

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You may want to look into a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) like they use for desktop computers so you don't lose your work during a power outage. They make them in different sizes. It is basically a surge protector combined with a battery combined with an inverter. When the power goes out, you are instantly and seamlessly on battery backup.

They make them with different size batteries and if you are only running CPAP off of it, vs a big computer, you should be able to find a size that will last perhaps all night. (APC is a major manufacturer of these that I have experience with.)


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diamaunt
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Best Portable Generator for C-pap?  |  Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:03 pm
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You'd spend more on a ups vs a battery and dc cord.

you lose a lot of runtime converting the power to 120v and back down to 24, best to just do a single conversion from 12v battery to 24v resmed.

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Unread post  Post subject: Re: Best Portable Generator for C-pap?  |  Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:32 pm

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diamaunt wrote:
You'd spend more on a ups vs a battery and dc cord.

you lose a lot of runtime converting the power to 120v and back down to 24, best to just do a single conversion from 12v battery to 24v resmed.


All true! I forgot there was a converter on the A10. My S8 was 120v with no box on the power cord. The A10 has it, like a laptop computer.


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jimw203
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Best Portable Generator for C-pap?  |  Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:32 pm

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One option, though pricey, is the Medistrom Pilot 24. It and its associated products are designed specifically for the 24V ResMed S9 AS10 machines as well as the BiPAP versions. They have a battery extender that doubles the battery capacity and a 12V DC charger for the units as well. The unit normally charges through the ResMed power brick and can be charged while powering the APAP.
http://medistrom.com/products.html

Available through Amazon as well.


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