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  1. saintliner

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    hi my name is brian we are newbies wondered if anyone can give advice on using cpap machine on 12 volts
    thank you
     
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    it all depends on whether the cpap unit has the option of 12v supply. otherwise you will need a small inverter to convert 12v dc to 240v ac and some way to recharge the battery
     
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    I am sure someone on here has solved the problem and will be along to help when they read your post:thumb:
     
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    How much electric does it use. Does it have a plate/sticker with the power details?
     
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    :Doh::Doh::Doh:
    WHAT'S A CPAP MACHINE?????????
     
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    I think you would need a good bank of batteries to use one overnight, every night and you would possibly need an inverter attached to the batteries to run it. Then you would have to be able to recharge the batteries enough for the next night. Most people that need medical equipment overnight tend to use a small quiet honda type genny with inverter/sine wave technology the only problem with that is being able to make the genny secure enough when wilding.
    There is a system called 'efoy' fuel cell but i dont know much about it, other than it is quiet
    http://www.efoy.com/en/
     
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    No bill that's not geordie for a machine that don't work, that's spelt a "crap"
    A CPAP machine deals with sleep/breathing problems
     

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    :Sad:wife usess a cpap, when we are away generally use campsite elecrtric when at meets etc make sure fully charged from genny [solar] through day, should last 6/8 hours so long as cpap back up battey is in good condition [should be inspected every 3 months] ask hospital teck guy, 6/8 hrs should be long enough to supply /maintain oxygen level:thumb:hope all goes well
     
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    for those interested, CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, is a treatment that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open. Often used for people with sleep apnea or other breathing difficulties whilst sleeping
     
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