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CPAP Software: Other Software

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Post: #11
RE: Need help with...
Looks like the constraints of travel by Kayak will put the kibosh on using solar.
I see solar panels in the 100 Watt, 12 Volt range are about 1000 sq-inches; and weigh 17 pounds.

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01-16-2014 02:10 PM
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Machine: System One DS960HS
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Mirage Quattro "MED"
Humidifier: Attached
CPAP Pressure: Auto mode-script is:15/3/3
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic Other Software

Other Comments: Severe obstructive sleep apnea 1999/Just got an ASV machine

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Location: Akron, Ohio USA

Post: #12
RE: Need help with...
With the research I did for my trike-camping, ignoring the cost of the gear, the only real solution was to have enough battery power for the entire trip, or to where there were planned stops with power for recharging.

If 4hrs of PAP per night were considered enough, and $$$ was no object, the 'Z1' with multiple battery packs would be the way to go, but I think you'd end up closer to 5lbs total weight. (getting two to three nights per battery at 4 hours per night - the company has gotten 2 8 hour nights from a battery, but there are variables)

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01-16-2014 03:27 PM
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StarkismyDog Offline

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Machine: Transcend 2 Travel CPAP Machine
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: unsure
Humidifier: Transcend On-Head Kit for Waterless Humidification
CPAP Pressure: 9cm
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: central sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder

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Post: #13
RE: Need help with... CPAP without electricity
This thread is a couple of months old, but I thought I'd share my experience with the Transcend 2 and the "multi-night" battery. I got it for travel to to developing countries and multinight camping trips. I use 9cm pressure, and was initially able to get two 8 hour nights. Not anymore. I was getting about 5 or 6 hours the second night until I gave up trying to use it for two nights.

In terms of humidification, I use the on head kit for waterless humidification. It works REALLY well for me. It does look a little goofy, but not having to bring all the tubes along saves a lot of space in the travel bag. As I imagine you'll need to put everything in waterproof bags or cases for kayaking, that's something to consider. On top of my head, it is louder than my regular machine on my bedstand. I use silicone earplugs, like mac's, whenever I use my travel cpap and I don't hear anything. Also prevents snoring from camping buddies from waking me up! I'm considering getting a battery from Goal Zero (they have ones with a regular wall-type outlet) I'm hoping to be able to use one of those to top up my cpap battery to finish out the second night. They also have solar power arrays to connect to their battery. The advantage, in my mind, is that could also be used for other items too.
06-04-2014 12:49 PM
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