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[Equipment] Dry camping with cpap.
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Dry camping with cpap.
Powering a Dream station1 while dry camping or a few days ? Any suggestions? Not sure what I need and what works.
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RE: Dry camping with cpap.
I have a resmed S8 autovantage that is dedicated for camping and power outages.  I purchased the 12v adapter, which is fairly simple as the machine is ran on 12v without the humidifier.  Over the years I have ran several deep cycle wheelchair batteries they are a bit heavy, just switched to     
Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 300, 293Wh Backup Lithium
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It only weighs 7 lb and will run the S8 3 nights.  I went to the resMed web site and found a tech note on powering with batteries it listed the power needs at various pressures for each machine.  They appear to error on the side of safety.  Not sure if responionic offers anything like that? I know the inverters ResMed is picky about sine wave, have not tried that option on the above power pack. I ordered on Amazon prime with free returns and tried it out at home.  was going to ship back if did not meet expectations. Good Luck 


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RE: Dry camping with cpap.
I have used a Jackery for nights when I've not had power. It works great.

If you don't plan to use heat & humidifier, it seems (from others' reviews, as well as lots of info out there on the web) that a Jackery can last several nights for your CPAP use.

I struggle to sleep without heat & humidifier (I live in a very arid environment). So I can only get 1 night (or less) out of my Jackery 240 before the Jackery needs to be recharged. (I have a solar charger for it.) I wish I had a larger Jackery, since I use the humidifier & heat, but the 240 is what I bought.
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RE: Dry camping with cpap.
@OP,  what is your level of "dry camping?"  Are you back packing, car camping or is it boondocking in some type of RV?

When I had my truck camper, my camping was 99% boondocking.  I had two Group 29 Marine/ RV deep cycle batteries on board.
I would use a "ResMed DC Power Converter for AirSense ™ 10 Series CPAP Machines" (bought from Supplier #14) with my machine but would turn OFF the humidifier.  I would still put water in the reservoir just no heater.  There was still a decent amount of moisture in the stream which made it comfortable. 

I was able to go 3-4 days running minimal lights in the TC while still running water pump and furnace.  I did have a portable generator to top off the batteries on about the forth day.
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RE: Dry camping with cpap.
First, I am sorry for posting the commercial link, that rule slipped my feebler mind. A friend used the Jackery 300 2 nights with his resmed airmini plugged into the 110 socket, and still had over 50% battery, humidity turned off. That was the reason I gave it a try.
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