Powering a CPAP machine when AC power is not available is a very popular topic in the CPAP community. Whether referring to power outages, camping, driving or flying long distances, CPAP users need options for treatment in any situation. Thankfully, there are multiple alternative power options available for most machines. CPAP battery packs, DC power options, marine battery adapters and travel-specific CPAP machines provide alternate power options for your CPAP therapy.
CPAP Battery Packs
Among the most popular alternate power options for their reliability and ease-of-use, CPAP battery packs are an all-in-one power solution that allows you to connect your machine (via DC power adapter) directly to a battery pack. With battery options that last from 8 to 24 hours before needing a charge, a battery pack is a convenient option that will provide a reliable power source for a full night’s sleep, anywhere.
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ResMed, manufacturer of the popular Mirage line of CPAP masks and the S9 Series of machines, has recently released a list of Travel Frequently Asked Questions for CPAP Users on their website, ResMed.com. They cover topics such as whether or not ResMed machines can be used with batteries, how to use your ResMed machine in other countries, whether or not it can be used during commercial flights, and how Xray scanners may affect your CPAP. Visit ResMed.com today to view these FAQs, or contact a representative at CPAP Supply USA to ask our equipment experts your questions. And always remember to bring your CPAP with you where ever you travel! It's never safe to discontinue your CPAP treatment, even for a short time, not to mention the fact that no one wants to spend a vacation without getting some good rest. Happy travels!
As the spring and summer vacation seasons begin, we'd like to give CPAP users some helpful travel tips. Stringent security measures at your airport, carry-on luggage considerations, overnight flights, travel to places with different or unreliable electric power - these issues, and many more, should be considered as you pack your CPAP machine for your travels.
Packing for Your Vacation - First and foremost... always bring your CPAP machine, even if you are traveling for just one night! Don’t skip your treatment due to the added bulk of carrying your CPAP machine with you. Even one night without your CPAP treatment could have serious consequences. Besides, you’ll want to be well rested for the activities you have planned at your destination. Prepare your CPAP machine for packing by first finding your travel bag (almost all machines come with one).
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