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Gak! That wasn't a fun night...
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Gross Gak! That wasn't a fun night...
I had a great time on a company bike trip this long weekend. The only hiccup was that the last night we were out, we were staying at a hostel in the middle of the mountains...they had DC power only and no tie-ins available.

Now I remember why I'm on CPAP therapy. I was dead tired after two days of cycling and didn't sleep well due to a combo of cold and no CPAP. I will need to look at battery / travel options for those rare times when 120V power is not available for my S9.

Needless to say, last night was a much better sleep (back at home with power for my CPAP).

Soooo....anyone have any ideas about a easy / light way to do CPAP for a day, maybe two, when power is not available?

Thanks Wink
09-02-2014 11:56 AM
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Terry Offline

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RE: Gak! That wasn't a fun night...
(09-02-2014 11:56 AM)PsychoMike Wrote:  Soooo....anyone have any ideas about a easy / light way to do CPAP for a day, maybe two, when power is not available?

You can get a DC->DC Power cord from resmed that changes the 12VDC (I assume) the hostel has, to the 24VDC that your machine needs.

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(This post was last modified: 09-02-2014 09:39 PM by Terry.)
09-02-2014 12:31 PM
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RE: Gak! That wasn't a fun night...
Does anyone know if insurance will pay for any of the backup power DC power options or DC-DC cabling?
09-02-2014 07:09 PM
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Terry Offline

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RE: Gak! That wasn't a fun night...
(09-02-2014 07:09 PM)Paralel Wrote:  Does anyone know if insurance will pay for any of the backup power DC power options or DC-DC cabling?

It seems to be variable depending on the company and policy and how good you are at being a pain in the butt.

Some people here have apparently gotten them others have been told to take a hike.
09-02-2014 09:40 PM
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