Philips Respironics Battery Backup Video

September 19, 2016 | CPAP Tips & Tutorials |

Connecting the Philips Respironics Dream Station  Battery As Backup

In this video, Chris Vasta, president of The CPAP Shop explains how to easily set up the Dream Station machine to accept battery power – or how to set it up so that the battery will kick into action if the power goes out, providing a battery backup. In the under 2 minute video he connects the machine to the new Phillips Respironics travel battery via a power cord that comes with the battery, to a color coded port in the side of the CPAP machine. The battery is lithium ion, weighing only 2.5 lbs, and is FAA approved for airline travel. A simple one-cable connection is all it takes to power the CPAP machine from the battery.

Respironics battery backup connected to Dreamstation CPAP

The battery comes with an 80-watt power supply and can be used to both recharge the battery and to set up a battery backup system in case your electricity goes out. In this case, one end of the power supply plugs into the back of the battery and the other end is a regular wall plug that fits into the electrical outlet. If used as a battery backup, power flows from the wall outlet into your machine via the battery. If power goes out in the middle of the night, the battery will continue to run your machine. If you want to recharge the battery, there is a one-cable connection to a wall socket that easily takes care of the job. It takes roughly 3-4 hours to recharge the battery, and there is an indicator light that indicates the status of the battery’s charge.

The battery also comes with adapters so that it can be used with any PR System One CPAP machine.

Learn more about the PR battery backup system

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Additionally, Chris reviewed the features on the new Philips Respironics travel battery in a separate video. The battery can be used with all Dreamstation, System One, BiPAP, AVAP and ST machines. It can also be used for a Trilogy ventilator machine with an adapter kit. The battery provides more than 14 hours of run time for a CPAP device at a pressure of 10 with no heated humidifier attached. The battery will run 20 hours for a CPAP machine on a pressure of 8 without a heated humidifier attached. The battery comes with a compact travel pouch that holds the battery, cables, power supply and adapters.

The battery has a 6 month warranty and is FAA approved for air travel.

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Chris Vasta


Chris Vasta

Over a 10+ year career at PHH Mortgage managing a $100 million portfolio, Chris Vasta learned the ins and outs of the business world. He learned how to establish business relationships, lead a multi-prong team, and implement strategies for long-term growth. In 2007, Vasta used that experience to transition his role into president of The CPAP Shop. Over his tenure, Vasta has been involved in everything from website design to warehouse layout. His hands-on approach with customers has evolved into an in-depth understanding of the challenges of beginning and adhering to sleep therapy. He often provides his insights on product…

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  • John Murphy

    Hi Chris,
    In battery backup mode with AC power available and connected, can the Dreamstation operate with the humidifier? If so, how will operation be affected if power is lost during the night. Thank you in advance for your answer.

    • Chris Vasta

      Hello, John. If you have the battery connected to AC power and the power goes out the machine will still run, but you would not get much time. It would not hurt the motor but you would only get a few hours of run time from the battery if the humidifier is running. If you know you are going to be without power I would turn off the humidifier.

  • Johnny Farruggia

    Hi Chris,
    I have a Philips Respironics BIPAP Model: A30 machine and I’m looking to purchase a back up travel battery which is FAA approved.
    Does your company sells it?
    If not could you please refer me to where I can buy it?
    Johnny F.

    • Chris Vasta

      Hi Johnny – unfortunately we are not familiar with that machine, we do not know if our batteries would support it. However I can tell you, if you are using a Bipap you will need at least 2 batteries to give you enough power to last through just 1 night of use. I would contact the manufacturer directly of the Freedom Battery. They should be able to direct you to the correct product;

  • Ken

    I have a respironices BiPap machine the A40 and wanting to know if this battery will work for my machine the ref # 1109596
    thanks for your assistance

    • Chris Vasta

      Hello, Ken. I am afraid we do not carry that Bipap machine, so I am not confirm if the Philips Respironics Travel Battery will be compatible with it. I would recommend reaching out to Philip Respironics at 1-(800)-345-6443.

  • nate price

    Dreamstation Auto Bipap set at a pressure of 19 and 20. Even without the humidifier attached, how much time will I get out of this?

    • Chris Vasta

      Hello, Nate. According to the Philips Respironics battery run time guide, without the humidifier if you have a pressure of 25/17 you should expect around 8 Hours. With your pressure settings you would most likely get between 6 to 8 hours of run time.

  • Hemant Gite

    I am from India. I am using respironics dreamstation. I need a battery backup. Please guide me as to the best battery backup. What is the price, payment mode, do you ship to india, any contact number of person or shop in india, guarentee of product etc

  • David Dunn

    I’m not sure I saw this answer I have a BiPAP unit will this work with a dream station BiPAP unit ?

  • pearliesd

    I have a Dream Station and want to take it camping. Will this work for that?

    • Chris Vasta

      Yes, the Respironics battery is compatible with the DreamStation machine. We do recommend turning the humidifier off, as it will decrease the battery run time. On an average pressure setting of 8cm, with the humidifier turned off, the battery will run for approximately 20 hours.

  • jane

    What battery will work with a Respironics BiPap AutoSV Advanced System One Machine? I’m really having a hard time finding one!

    • Chris Vasta

      Hi Jane! If you can give me the reference number from the bottom of the machine, I can let you know which batteries are compatible. The reference number will start with the letters ‘REF’

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