Forum · Using CPAP on (motorcycle) camping

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[-] ResourcefulLilacLion1686 +0 points · 4 months ago

Hi from CPAP-er from Iowa, I have question about how to use my CPAP while camping/traveling by motorcycle. I did research about this topic on several forums and found very valuable info. Though, there is one thing no other motorcyclists asked. Or I missed that one? So, I need a battery for my Philips Respironics (System One?) that I can charge while riding motorcycle, kinda hook up to motorcycle alternator, like I charge my cell phone, GPS, action camera, etc. The same way I can charge while driving a car, from cigarette lighter socket. I would highly appreciate for any idea, suggestion, direction...

Thanks, Afan

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[-] DiplomaticYellowSeaUrchin4400 +0 points · 4 months ago

Get a simple DC to SC converter. They Ug into the cigarette lighter and have an outlet on the other end, the boxy ones with the fans are best

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[-] wiredgeorge +0 points · 4 months ago Sleep Enthusiast

Buy a toy hauler, sleep in a comfy bed with a 110V outlet on shore power and ride all day and use your same machine at night. ResMed just came out with a machine that might interest you: https://www.cpapdirect.com/travel-cpap/resmed-airmini-travel-cpap?utm_medium=pla&utm_source=google&sku_id=628&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIzqaYr5DB1QIVC5J-Ch0FUAGxEAQYASABEgKn6vD_BwE

I am not recommending the site about only wanted to provide info. There are other machines out there that have an accessory battery pack that you can use in lieu of an A/C outlet. I know Resmed has one; not sure about others. The battery pack for my machine was about $300 as I recall. You recharge on A/C and the battery is good for a night or two (can't recall).

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[-] ResourcefulLilacLion1686 +1 point · 4 months ago

@Diplomatic This was from your own experience? You have big tourer (1200+ cc) or smaller (~750 cc) bike? Did you do any upgrade on your alternator?

@wiredgeorge I think that riding with "toy hauler" on gravel/fire roads, or TAT (Trans America Trail) would be so much fun, right? :D

Thanks, Afan

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