Does anyone have any experience of resmeds expensive power pack (£440!!) or any alternative versions like medicom 24 pilot at £285, obviously they need to be 24 volt and this is for tent camping without electric hook up
They are not that expensive!
I thought they were £120 if I read this right, you are looking for a 12vDC to 24vDC convertor to run off a battery?
I found a S9 power supply that said it was for S10 for £60 on ResMeds own site, though why it started off by saying S10 and when I click the link it changes to S9 might indicate they are the same power supply.
I don't know, but phone Resmed to ask.
The Airsense10 travel kit is £92.51p from ResMed and is just the 12vDC to 24Vdc adapter, a bag and some sort of frame and a spray. What the spray is I have no idea.
Look at the bottom of the page for the S10 travel kit.
Hi Chris. I'm assuming you're comparing the 2 batteries with the one for the Resmed Airsense but I didn't realise it was as much as that! The other battery is actually a Medistron brand and the beauty about that one is it acts as a back up power source for any power outages that can occur at home. I like the sound of that one, and I don't think Resmed's has this capability.
Buy a generator, much more uses, not for aircraft though lol
12 volt to 24 volt converters would probably flatten the average car battery overnight, most campsites limit when yoi can run a generator and they are expensive, the medistron seems the way to go, probably when the camping season is closer. You can hire the medistron but I'm not keen on that idea anyway I need to sort out the dvla/doctor first,
If it were me I would just buy a heavy duty battery (leisure battery) if I was only going to use it for camping, this should last a while using a 12vDC to 24Vdc converter. If you plan using it anywhere else though, it would not be suitable.
I was only joking about a generator, but a deep cycle leisure battery would be a good move if you were traveling by car, you could charge it while on the move. You would need an adapter for this though, but they are less than £20, a battery would be around £80 for a reasonable one and the power converter £93 and if you keep the battery topped up it will last you years.
Trouble with a decent deep cycle battery is the weight, the medicom pack is reasonably compacy and should give 1-2 nights use for £285, the extra tandem battery is about £135 and doubles the runtime, or you can buy the resmedversion for £440!
I am also looking for some portable power for camping and sailing trips. The vendor provided batteries do seem expensive. I am thinking to try the Li-Ion portable batteries on the British Snoring site which are £269 and are supposed to be good for 3-4 nights of CPAP. Two of these will hopefully do me for a week's sailing without risk of draining the boat's batteries. I don't have experience of them yet. Has anyone else tried them? http://www.britishsnoring.co.uk/shop/cpap/C264_CPAP_battery.php
I have a Resmed Airsense 10, so I will also need to buy the DC converter..
The only negative I can see with these batteries is you can't use them to power the CPAP while they are charging.
Good luck with finding the right solution and happy camping.
If you are only going to use them on a boat, I would just get a big battery and run it off that, the good thing about that is you can use them while charging. However, the other batteries might have other uses for flying etc.
Just be very careful you do not damage them, they have a habit of bursting into flames.
Also be careful not to short circuit them.
If you take care of them you should be fine. There are a lot of them in use. As long as you are careful they should be fine.
Do not let them go flat or keep them fully charged, they do not like this state. A good charge and store them, check them every now and again and top them up a bit.
If you are only using it on the boat, a heavy duty leisure battery is a better option as you can run cabling to where you require it.
If you intend using them elsewhere, go for the other option.
The british snoring is a 12 volt unit, your unit needs 24 volts. I would google medicom pilot 24, they have an agent in staffordshire somewhere (cpap solutions) who are agents and will also hire you a unit. The medicom is plugged in and charging at the same time as your machine but takes over if there is a power cut. Cheapest place to buy is amazon at £285, or you can buy the resmed at £400 (the connectng lead is another £40),
Thats the one
Hi Chris. I am NOT having ResMed power pack, as it was (and still is) too expensive, but using Medistrom Pilot-24 PLUS with a CoPilot-24. Initially I bought just Pilot-24 PLUS, which I thought it would last me couple of nights. It was a bit frightening the very first time I've used it, as I was expecting couple of nights, but was cut off second night, in the middle of the night. For that reason, I've bought CoPilot-24 and by linking them, I've extended batteries to 3 nights.
I just purchased Giaride 150Wh solar power inverter 40,800mAh battery pack, that has very positive feedbacks on YouTube, especially one from CPAP user who had 4 (four) nights with this device. Bare in mind that costs just £129.99 on Amazon, which is significantly cheaper from all the others. I was expecting to arrive between 16th and 26th February as per Amazon's 'predictions', because it was suppose to arrive from China, but to my surprise, it arrived within a 2-3 days. They must have European base for these :-) ... You will find the very same product under different names, but apart from name, all inside is the same. I bought this one to use it with my 60W folding solar panels.