CPAP. Is my ADV life over? NO!!!!

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by NachoRoto, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Antigravity

    Antigravity Been here awhile

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    email the details directly and I'll be happy to see what we can do.
    -chad
    chad@antigravitybatteries.com
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  2. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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    Chad,

    Thank you for your emailed reply. I greatly appreciate Antigravity stepping up and providing support and resolution for the issues I raised. It appears your company, products and support staff are much improved since the XP-3 first appeared. And thank you kindly for your explanations about the care of lithium batteries for the longer term.

    Fred
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  3. MUDHWY

    MUDHWY Featuring understanding emotions

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  4. firstr8

    firstr8 Walter Mitty Adventurer

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    Either my snoring will be cured and my wife will get a good nights sleep or I will be dead and she will get a new kitchen and a good nights sleep. Really a win-win.
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  5. Delta61

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    Antigravity's PS-45 is up on their website now.
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    bcliff Been here awhile

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    Hoping Chad @Antigravity will chime in on some details. That PS-45 looks very promising and the price is right.
  7. SZRIDES

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    For camping I use a Z1 CPAP System with the optional PowerShell battery. With the battery fully charged I can get 3 nights, 8 hours each night, out of the battery pack, if I don't have a way to charge the battery pack. This unit is by HDM (Human Design Medical). I have been very pleased with this system. I have not charged the battery with my motorcycle, I usually plug it into 120 when I stop for lunch or dinner, after each night of use. Looking at the other posts, I am going to look at charging it off my motorcycle while riding.
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  8. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    What pressure do you run?
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    Clayshooter08 Ridin Da Beast!!!! Supporter

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    Great info from another CPAP wearer, Thank!!!
  11. Antigravity

    Antigravity Been here awhile

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    Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! yes we have the PS-45 up, they are in stock and we are also waiting for our Solar Panels to come into stock... but we just decided to put it up early... not everyone needs the solar but it will be a nice option for charging when you're camping.

    So...it's an actual 45,000mah unit which is almost 3 times the size of or XP-10. Our objective was to make is very compact yet have the most used features. So it has 100w max output in the AC outlet which is a huge part in the convince end...not having to figure out what adapter or cable to use as you'll just be able to use the standard wall plug in for your CPAPs. plus the additional dual 12v DC and dual quick charge ports are a nice plus. Please feel free to check it out and let me know if you have any questions at all. chad@antigravitybatteries.com
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  12. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Excited about this- I'll be picking one up come Spring.

    OK to charge from a 12V cigarette socket on the bike while moving I assume? Any feedback on suitable amps here?? 2.5?
  13. Antigravity

    Antigravity Been here awhile

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    Let me follow up with you on this one, as of right now it has the wall charger option rated at 15v 2.4 amps and the solar option will be just around the corner so as of now those are the two appropriate charging options.Technically a mobile charger should work just fine with the correct output but as with any electronic we always have to advise using only the approved options provided.
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    MUDHWY Featuring understanding emotions

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    Of course, for many of us here on this forum the motorcycle travel application is key. Charging from the bike is pretty important.
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  15. Antigravity

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    Scott here.... while there will really be no reason to NOT think the PS45 would charge fine on the bike... it does have a wall charger that is rated at 15v and 2.5 amp output... which gives a faster charge... but we are testing to make sure a full charge is possible on the bikes relatively easily, which it should be because the bikes system goes up to 14.xx in most cases when charging, and for a full charge these should only need to see about 13.8v but for a long enough time to charge the 45,000mah. Keep in mind it is not 45,000mah at 12v. Its based on the individual cells voltage rather than the typcial Amp Hours of a Motorcycle Battery. But its a real 45,000 mah rating not the false over inflated ones you find on Amazon.

    But also of note is if you running other electronics/devices then the available wattage output of the bikes system will have to be high enough to charge the PS45. To get this much capacity (45,000mah) in this small of a case we went with a cell that can hold more energy, but obviously that higher capacity makes for a longer charging time.
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  16. River-Runner

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    Scott -

    Really interested to better understand the recharge dynamics of your new product via a bike's electrical output. We camp off both KTM 690's and BMW GSA's and we both use a cpap. We usually try to motel it every third or fourth night so if your PS45 would power a ResMed Aircurve 10 VAuto for two nights, I'd have at least a couple of days of riding to add another two nights worth of power into the battery and then use 110 volts wall charger to fill 'er up in a hotel.

    Please keep us informed what you learn. What is the warranty on the PS45?

    Thank you.
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    One of the best descriptions of INSPIRE was posted on a forum where I am a moderator:

    http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-Inspire--13275?pid=322734#pid322734
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  18. River-Runner

    River-Runner Been here awhile

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    Looking for feedback from some of you certified smart people!

    The Res Med manual I found about using a vehicle battery with a Res Med CPAP was pretty straight that you could use a vehicle battery to hook up to and run a CPAP - but you shouldn't try to run a CPAP AND start a motor as a transient might damage the CPAP. Now this sounds pretty logical.

    In my case, I'd be hooking into my toy hauler batteries. No motor starting up, but I do have a furnace fan that sucks up a lot of power. My question is what happens when the furnace fan comes on? I know the furnace fan will lower the battery voltage by about 1/2 to 7/10ths volt while it is running - probably more when it starts up. So should that start up event be enough to cause a transient that would damage a CPAP? The furnace could come on and off 6 or 8 times during the night.

    O.K. Additional part of the puzzle. I'm in process of going from a two six-volt golf cart battery system to a four six-volt golf cart battery system in the toy hauler. I'm preparing for my wife's CPAP which came home with her this week. Will the second two batteries (i.e., higher capacity) tend to temper the furnace fan's disruption of the electrical system regarding our CPAP's?
  19. BJMoose

    BJMoose that trick never works

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    With the capacity all those batteries would provide, why not use an inverter? Skip the whole DC voltage altogether.
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  20. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    I'm with @BJMoose the damn converter bricks are expensive,
    and if you would only need them for the toy hauler outings I'd get an inverter and be done with it.
    Check the Resmed manual, I don't recall the type of inverter that is required.
    Cheap inverters put out a wacky voltage wave, while the more expensive inverters put out a "true sine-wave"
    like the utility company provides.

    The inverter brick I had (but sold) was the Resmed brand and it would shut off if the input voltage got too low,
    so if it were hooked to your toyhauler battery and the furnace kicked in it might drop the voltage low enough
    to have the CPAP converter disconnect I can't recall if it "auto-reconnects" when battery voltage recovers or not....