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Which Jackery
I’m looking to buy a Jackery battery power unit for power outages and camping. I have an Apex xt auto.  I can’t seem to find how much power it draws.  Anyone know which Jackery unit would be sufficient for 8 hours of use?  Anyone use a Jackery with their Apex?
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Did you try googling their site up to get the information off there?? They have a fair few specs that may help.

https://www.jackery.com/pages/portable-power-products
I am now 59 and that means that I am old enough to forget, but i'm still young enough to learn. Your advice is gratefully accepted, your opinion is highly valued and your patience will probably be tested when assisting me.
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The key to a power solution is determining your device's power consumption at the pressure you use. With a suitable meter, you can make the necessary measurement yourself and work out a solution.

Your best bet would be to ask your CPAP manufacturer how many amperes your unit draws at your prescribed pressure level at the voltage necessary to operate the machine (and accessories). You may need to plus up the capacity to compensate for energy lost in the inverter to convert 12vdc to 115vac. Be sure to factor in the energy consumed by a humidifier and heated hose if they are essential.

Check with the CPAP device manufacturer as the battery manufacturer is not likely to make a recommendation when they know it will be used for a medical device.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
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Heathclose, I did some research on the Jackery units because I'm also looking for something that can be used where AC power is not available. The 500 runs up to 600 watts and can be recharged from solar. In return, it is a heavier, larger and more expensive unit. Looking through the line, the 240 and 160 are capable of running things like CPAP machines and laptop computers for a fair amount of time. The decision really comes down to what size loads you want to run, and how much weight and cost you want to accept in return for that. If your ideal of camping involves watching TV or running small AC appliances, and you are not hiking this to your campsite, you need the big one. If you are backpacking in the wilds and want to run a travel CPAP like the AirMini or REMzzz, you can get by with the 240 or 160 which will give you several days of run-time and the capability for solar charging for up to weeks away from power.

If I'm thinking of using it on a boat where the size and weight are not a problem, and I might want to run more electronics. or even a vacuum, the 500 or next size down is a no-brainer. If I wanted it for my motorcycle for cross-country camping to run my CPAP, that would be a different choice.
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