(04-07-2015, 01:26 PM)under pressure Wrote:(04-07-2015, 12:26 PM)GeoffD Wrote: I don't see what the big deal is with transporting a ResMed Airsense 10, S9, or PR System One? I've carried my A10 on a little ERJ-145 in a small canvas bag with clothing for 3 days. It doesn't consume that much space in my roll-aboard when I'm flying bigger equipment. I've also had my S9 and HSi humidifier in a roll-aboard.
An HDM Z1 is a big pile of money for a technically inferior machine compared to buying a sub-$90 ResMed 12v to 24v DC-DC converter (or power cord for a 12v PR machine) on the internet and a $200 35 amp-hour lithium motorcycle battery on Amazon that weighs 4 pounds.
I did a DC-DC converter, a 25 pound 35 amp-hour AGM wheelchair/scooter battery, and a battery tender to charge it for $180.00. I don't need the weight savings of a lithium battery and my overnight airplane flights are in business class where there is 110v AC power at the seat.
If I were hiking or bicycle camping where weight & volume are a big deal, I'd think about a Z1 setup. Even then, the recharging logistics would limit what I could take on.
This thread was started by Farther concerning good machine to pack on an extended motorcycle trip. There is no room for an Airsense when packing a motorcycle for an extended trip! SPACE IS VERY LIMITED, SO IS WEIGHT ALLOWANCE!
A machine like the Transcend or the Z1 are about the only machines that make sense for a LONG trip..........I know Sleeprider packs a larger unit, but when I pack a motorcycle its for a week long trip and there just ain't that much room for a large cpap machine.
I've done many trips using a Remstar Auto M-Series. CPAP stuff goes into one side-case with some extra shoes and whatever fits. I pack a topcase side case and waterproof duffle. It's more than some guys carry, but it is manageable and fun. It's not like we don't know what works on a motorcycle trip.