As the CPAP machines usually non-refundable after purchase, you should be properly research before buying it. Following are some information on portable CPAP machines :
There are so many types of CPAP machines on the market, however few related to portability. CPAP machine is large enough in itself, coupled with the humidifier and other parts. So larger and heavier the CPAP machines are, which is difficult to carry when traveling.
Most CPAP machines sold in the U.S. are generally designed to be connected to AC power. If you plan your international travel with your CPAP machine, you may need an adapter the same as use a hair dryer or any other electrical equipment.
If the place of no AC connection, then you need some type of battery pack before normally use your CPAP machine. With these battery pack, you can enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, boating and motor home when treated with CPAP machine.
It is best to have such a battery pack at home, so that the portable CPAP machines can be normally used even if the power outage. Such batteries are generally designed to provide a normal power to run a CPAP or BiPAP machine for one night, after that, they should be replaced.
2. Types of portable CPAP machines
There are mainly two basic methods to achieve the portable CPAP machines :
- Use the battery pack in your current CPAP or BiPAP
- A smaller size, lighter weight CPAP or BiPAP
1). Battery pack portable CPAP machines
Battery pack can be used for most CPAP and BiPAP machines. Most of the battery pack can be recharged repeatedly used. Some batteries also have a DC power adapter, it can charge from a car or boat cigarette lighter. Some portable CPAP machines have DC jack allows the insertion of a 12-volt DC power supply, which allows the CPAP to be plugged directly into a portable battery such as those sold in sports stores and home centers to provide emergency power.
2). The small portable CPAP machines
The original CPAP machine is designed to bulky, heavy. Starting from 2000, CPAP machines began to develop for the small size. These smaller scale portable CPAP macines respected by sleep apnea patients who seek less space occupied or easy to carry travel of portable CPAP machines.
The smallest available portable CPAP machine is the Everest III produced by the AEIO Med, which is the first time to use the built-in battery system in the CPAP machines.
- It weighs less than two pounds
- Small enough to fit in the trunk
- Good integration, will not be bumps of travel
This portable CPAP machine has a ramp function, extended from 5 minutes to the present 5 to 25 minutes, a heated humidifier and a rechargeable battery.