It’s Easy to Connect a CPAP Battery to Your CPAP Machine
We recently posted a video that shows how to connect batteries to CPAP machines. Battery power is critical to people in CPAP therapy in times when power is not available, and having CPAP battery packs could be crucial in emergencies or just to travel.
What happens to a dedicated and compliant CPAP user when the power goes out? How about traveling or camping and not being able to rely on standard electrical power? The CPAP shop supplies both Respironics and ResMed portable stand-alone batteries and equipment to help users in these non-traditional situations. This video is an overview of how to connect both Respironics and ResMed portable CPAP Batteries & DC cables to any CPAP machine.
In this video we show the equipment needed to connect the battery to the CPAP machine and how to connect them. Chris also shows how to connect each piece, how they work together, and how easy it is for anyone!
Chris discusses all of the items needed to connect your CPAP machine to a CPAP battery. Here are some examples:
- Stand Alone Battery
- Deep Cycle Marine Battery (best)
- Car Battery
- Lithium CPAP BatteryDC Battery adapter
- Shielded DC cord for your specific CPAP machine
- Cord is usually around 70 inches longInverter (Older Models only)
- To maximize your CPAP battery’s life turn the heated humidifier temperature off.
CPAP battery packs are also important when traveling and camping or when engaging in any other activity where you might be away from a power source overnight.
All the lithium battery packs come in a soft case with a recharger, connecter cable, and adapters that will allow the batteries to be hooked up to various machines.
Some of the machines have special converters that must be used when hooking up to CPAP battery packs. All of the batteries have cable lengths of approximately six feet, so when using battery power you don’t have to be right next to the power source.
Some of the older machines need an inverter in order for the battery to work. The CPAP machine plugs into the inverter, and the inverter plugs into the battery. A small amount of battery power is lost, but not enough to affect therapy.
To learn about battery specs and more, you can watch the video here. Additionally, if you have any questions about which is an appropriate battery for your CPAP machine, please call us at (866) 414-9700, or contact us through our website.
Chris Vasta is the president of The CPAP Shop and an expert in sleep and respiratory therapy. He often provides insights on product design and functionality on various manufacturers’ prototypes.