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camping and sleep apnia (CPAP) solution

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by NetMonkey, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Sep 4, 2008 at 3:04 PM
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    NetMonkey

    NetMonkey [OP] Well-Known Member

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    since this forum is all about 4x4's, the outdoors, and possibly camping, i figured it would be appropriate to post this here.

    i have had sleep apnia for years and have had to use a CPAP machine every night. this makes camping almost impossible because i have to sleep near a power source, bring in a power source, or sleep near a vehicle to run off its battery. however, i just found a more portable and elegant solution to this problem so i thought that i would share.

    battery technology has made great strides in the last few years and there is now a lithium-ion battery capable of running 10-25 hours on a sinlge charge (depending on device pressure) that comes in a complete kit with the charger, adapters, and cables and it only weighs 8 pounds. it is also small enough to fit into the pocket of a car door:
    http://www.bestcpapprice.com/Batter...ortable-12V-CPAP-Battery-System_p_23-192.html

    at $400, it is kind of pricey, but i think its well worth it for the freedom and convenience of being able to sleep anywhere. i got turned on to this because my power company is shutting off the power at my apartment tonight for maintenance and i had to come up with a solution to be able to sleep. so now i have it in case the power ever goes out and for when i go camping.

    for those of you with sleep apnia or those who know anyone who does have it, i hope this is helpful :)
     
  2. Sep 4, 2008 at 3:08 PM
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    great idea, my father has sleep apnia and right now he charges his eliminator every day with the genny to power his CPAP, I'll transfer the idea, thanks
     
  3. Sep 4, 2008 at 3:10 PM
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    Great catch, I work with a bunch of guys that use the CPAP machines off shore and would be glad to have one that runs on battery.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2008 at 3:21 PM
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    ohh... and i have to mention. this is a great company to deal with. their customer service is fantasic. the guy who helped me was patient and answered all of my questions.
     
  5. Sep 5, 2008 at 5:27 PM
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    Interesting. I was just recently diagnosed with sleep apnia. I don't have the machine yet. I have to go in for another test in October. At 5'8", 145lbs, and 28 years old, I'm an unlikely candidate for sleep apnia, but the professionals say I have it. In my case, I'll save the $400, but it's good to know there is an alternative power source if necessary.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    with the recent lightning storms we had here, i thought that i better pull out my battery and make sure its charged up just in case the power were to go out.

    so i also thought that i would bump this thread for anyone else in a similar situation :)
     
  7. Jul 13, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    awesome find! At the office I work at, we see a lot of patients with sleep apnea. I may have to recommend this to some! I know a few said they want to camp but cant.
     
  8. Jul 13, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    For backup power in the home, go with a UPS for computers. It's far cheaper than LIon, but not as portable. They have different sizes for different run times, depending on load.
     
  9. Jul 13, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    thats a good call, but when a UPS loses external power, it beeps :) that would suck when you are trying to sleep :)

    and you cant take a UPS with you when you are camping :)
     
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