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

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by NachoRoto, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Happy Wanderer

    Happy Wanderer Day Dreaming.. .

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    The over night test was a bust. Went to sleep at midnight and my CPAP started beeping due to low voltage at 5:25AM just before it crapped out. So that won't do at all. Too bad because it was a really nice lightweight design. I notice the difference in weight between the PowerAdd and the IntelliBoost is significant and I reckon the extra weight is all about the batteries.
  2. jackbyo

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    I'm not overweight at all, and had bad snoring and apnea for many years. IMO, CPAP should be an absolute last resort, as it's truly a pain in the ass bandaid solution that doesn't address the underlying root cause.

    I had sinus surgery (turbinectomy, polyps removed) to see if a permanent solution would be found. The surgery gave me text book passageways, but snoring and apnea remained, barely improved.

    Been slowly switched over to a low carb diet and my apnoea and snoring are now cured. I use a snoring recorder app most nights and typically snore a couple mins or less, or not at all through the night. If I have a day full of carbs (pizza and beers, who can resist...), I'll snore plenty, with witnessed apnoeic episodes.

    Anyway, definitely worth a shot.

    Here's some research showing it's benefits in overweight groups
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4974739/
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3106149/

    Here's some research with healthy groups
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18681982

    And here's a digestible article from Mark Sisson, with links to some other research
    https://www.marksdailyapple.com/is-snoring-really-a-health-problem/
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  3. RiverRatRider

    RiverRatRider Been here awhile

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    [​IMG] I use this battery pack for my CPAP ( Philiph Respironics System One ) With Humidifier OFF and it will run it for 3 days with out charging it .. Volts are 12 and 6.67 Amps About 6 hr + - run time each night .
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  4. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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    This seems awfully good, and the battery can be used to start the bike.
    - Is 12v is compatible with the CPAP?
    - Are you able to achieve a full recharge from the bike's alternator on a day's ride?
  5. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Your info doesn't tell us anything without knowing what you set your CPAP at? Is it at 6 or 16?
  6. RiverRatRider

    RiverRatRider Been here awhile

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    Sorry, that I don't know I will have to look a settings later I'm not by the CPAP now ..
  7. RiverRatRider

    RiverRatRider Been here awhile

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    Its 11-15 Auto
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    RiverRatRider Been here awhile

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    Im not sure if it would start anything after the 3 night or not its very low the last night. And I have never charged if off the bike .
    I just charge it at home .
  9. Jstrummer

    Jstrummer Been here awhile

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    That’s interesting. Admittedly I only skimmed this thread, but I thought those jump packs were designed for quick, powerful bursts, not sustained draw. My setup:phillips dream station set to 15, Phillips 12v adapter with cigarette plug. Cigarette to sae to bike battery.
    I’ve used this setup on two different bikes about 20 times. Bike started fine each time. I do carry the Anti gravity battery if I need it, just never had to. Wondering if I should just use the antigravity jump instead?
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  10. RiverRatRider

    RiverRatRider Been here awhile

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    That's what I use mine for .. I jest never like the Idea of using my motorcycle battery each night figured it would be hard on the alternator.
    But that's just me .
  11. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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    That's the drawback for campers.
  12. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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    Antigravity replied to me when they first came out with the Microstart, conceding that the CPAP's lithium battery is better suited for the purpose than the Microstart. See my two posts in the short CPAP camping thread: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/cpap-and-camping-my-solution.867214/

    Of course, that was 2014 when Microstarts first appeared. Batteries have come a long way since then, but I don't know updated specifics for CPAP purposes.
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  13. imnothng

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    I tried to use my Antigravity XP-5 and it worked for about three hours.
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    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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    I get about that from my XP-3 to power an iPhone that's playing music.
  15. JRWooden

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    Just for reference:
    I use an XP-10 for my Devillbis Intellipap set at 8
    I can get one night easy, but not two complete nights.
    It will generally recharge during the day for the next night, although for some reason it seems to not re-engage charging when I power-cycle the bike
    (like at gas station)...
  16. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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    So the fix is a secret?
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    Not 100% sure ... but it seemed like on a re-start if I unplugged the battery then plugged it back in it was all good....
    Like perhaps the initial voltage to the battery while starting was confusing the "smart" charging circuit or something............
  18. imnothng

    imnothng Been here awhile

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    I guess I should have also mentioned that I use a Resmed, but not sure which exact model because it's about 11 years old now. It's set at 10 and I had it disconnected from the humidifier.
  19. JRWooden

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    here's a new product from Anti-gravity that would (in theory) let you use the bike's battery for your CPAP and yet guarantee you'd never have a dead battery in the AM ... The advertisement just came in my e-mail this morning:

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  20. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 300 Ft.

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    Oh, I see. This is a replacement motorcycle battery, not a separate booster battery. Very interesting.
    https://shop.antigravitybatteries.com/restart-technology/
    So instead of the Microstart or powerpack, you carry a long power cable to reach from from bike to tent or cabin.