(02-08-2015 04:13 PM)truckerdad57 Wrote: I just did a presentation on disaster preparedness for a sleep apnea support group in AR.
One issue you need to look at is how long can you "survive" without heated humidification.
My suggestion is to try going with your humidifier heat turned off (with water in the chamber) AKA pass over humidification, and use nasal irrigation with something like Neil Med's prepackaged nasal irrigation sprays and see how things go.
For me I use CPAP in a semi truck where it's bone dry. My sinuses react badly after more than three days without good heated humidification (like an S9 with heated hose turned all the way up...lol)
If you can't survive for long without humidification look at a generator. Running heated humidification on batteries isn't realistic. (13 years of experience using CPAP in semi-trucks on battery).
If you can survive then its an issue of how you want to charge. Some of the smaller battery CPAP like Transcend don't take much to charge and have solar panel options. Charging a transcend battery from a car is realistic in a >2 day power failure.
In disaster situations bringing your cpap battery to a shelter during the day to charge would be an option. Special needs shelters will be ready to help CPAP users "shelter in place" rather than move into a disaster shelter. They should help you charge your CPAP batteries.
Hope this helps.
Honda makes a pretty much dead-silent generator that runs two nights on one gallon of gas.
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It's very well regulated and makes electronics happy.
I have the 3000 watt model and it's been flawless for years.
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