Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

[Equipment] Battery Pack for travel
#1
Can someone recommend a battery pack for the DeVilbiss Intellipap machine? This is for international travel and a jaunt up the Amazon.
Post Reply Post Reply
#2
Hi Lydia,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for answers to your question.
Best of luck and enjoy your jaunt.
trish6hundred
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
(05-26-2013, 09:10 PM)Lydia Wrote: Can someone recommend a battery pack for the DeVilbiss Intellipap machine?
Supplier #1 sell "battery kit for IntelliPAP machines"
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...plier-List

Post Reply Post Reply


#4
For the jaunt up the Amazon you'll want something light weight? Will you have a way to recharge the battery?

You see, it's all a trade off. A deep cycle lead acid battery will give you the most juice, but it's heavy and bulky. A lithium ion battery will be lighter and more compact but won't give you as much charge so it won't last as long between charges.

Carrying a solar charger will give you a way to recharge your battery.

Turning the heated humidifier off will dramatically reduce the drain on your battery.
Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#5
How long a trip and what are the recharge options? Access to a generator during the day? Solar panels? Occasional access to grid power?

Small and light (Lithium) generally = short run time and high cost.

Bigger and heavier (SLA, gel, wet cell deep cycle) generally = longer run time and cheaper cost.

I am trying to size a battery for the IntelliPap that will yield two nights power with an acceptable safety margin. In doing so, I am trying to find concrete power consumption numbers for the IntelliPAP, but nothing with a high degree of certainty that the ResMed folks provide. I did find a whitepaper from an inverter company saying DeVilbiss had engaged them to help spec inverters. It describes a couple of power consumption profiles for the IntelliPap. I will send a link via PM.

Right now, I'm thinking something between 35 and 45 AH capacity, figuring in that 50% safety fudge factor (I am told that I can expect the batteries to really start dropping capacity as they approach the 20 hour mark and that over time on the bench will drop capacity, even with good maintenance.)

I will send a link to the inverter whitepaper via PM. Good luck and let us know if you get more and better data.
Post Reply Post Reply
#6
Here is some more info... I'm told that for most of the trip electricity will be available, but for a 3-day period it won't be. If I had a power source for 2 of those 3 days I'd be delighted. My average pressure is 6.5. I'm looking for something light-weight. I found one battery at [link removed] for a DeVilbiss-IntelliPap w/ adapter:


-----
Moderator Action: Link Removed
To maintain our status as an educational organization, the only commercial links allowed in this forum are to CPAP-related manufacturer websites. This is stated in the Apnea Board Rules with details given in the Commercial Links Policy section.
-----
Post Reply Post Reply


#7
(05-27-2013, 09:20 AM)Lydia Wrote: Here is some more info... I'm told that for most of the trip electricity will be available, but for a 3-day period it won't be. If I had a power source for 2 of those 3 days I'd be delighted. My average pressure is 6.5. I'm looking for something light-weight. I found one battery at [link removed] for a DeVilbiss-IntelliPap w/ adapter:

I got a source from DeVillbiss this morning that would show DC current amps drawn at 0.601 at 7 cm for the DV5x series ~ and showing a battery of 8AH capacity for one night, 16 AH for two nights, including a 50% safety margin.

lightest weight battery I could find would be around 1.27 pounds - Lithium IRON (not ion) for about $160 for a 24 AH which I imagine would give three days power. If interested, PM me for a link. Would still require a connection harness and charger.

OMyMyOHellYes
Post Reply Post Reply
#8
TO: OMyMyOHellYes

You suggested replying to you via PM... however, I get a message that you have disabled PM and it won't send my response. Yes, I'm interested in the battery you found, and have some links to send to you...

Lydia

Post Reply Post Reply
#9
(05-28-2013, 06:40 PM)Lydia Wrote: TO: OMyMyOHellYes

You suggested replying to you via PM... however, I get a message that you have disabled PM and it won't send my response. Yes, I'm interested in the battery you found, and have some links to send to you...

Lydia

PM sent to you - I fixed my settings so you should be able to PM me back.

OMyMyOHellYes
Post Reply Post Reply


#10
The lithium iron phosphate batteries are freakishly light. I bought one for my motorcycle. 28 amp hours at 3.5lbs. Simply amazing.
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Airline travel w/ CPAP machine...? S.L. Ping Beauty 14 1,018 03-06-2017, 06:57 PM
Last Post: PsychoMike
  Backup battery advice requested Attila 6 280 03-04-2017, 11:59 PM
Last Post: Attila
  [Equipment] res med aircurve 10 & battery power, DC adapter miami bob 8 414 02-09-2017, 06:55 PM
Last Post: OMyMyOHellYes
  Advice on travel CPAPs JaneAM 2 343 02-05-2017, 11:10 PM
Last Post: C0mbe
  50,000mAh Li-ion battery on sale for $95.99 Night Train 6 497 02-01-2017, 08:13 AM
Last Post: player
  newbie battery question- time sensitive Dogwood1447 14 832 01-18-2017, 07:06 AM
Last Post: pc1955
  Recommendation for a cheap travel machine? tedgreen 8 506 01-11-2017, 01:45 PM
Last Post: Mosquitobait

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.