A CPAP Machine for Historical Re-enactment

I made this flat bottomed portmanteau to carry my CPAP machine and batteries.  I have found this set-up works fairly well for me for trekking and events.

I use my CPAP machine without the humidifier.  If I’m over 8,000 feet above sea level I have to use some Oxygen so I have a small regulator and wrench.  The batteries I use are a 1270  Power Sonic.  They are 12 volts and 7 amp hours.  They last about 8 1/2 hours which gives me a fairly good nights rest.

About Gabe the Shootist

I am retired from public service, a trained gunsmith, pump mechanic, an old pipeliner, passable electrician, carpenter, truck driver, amateur blacksmith, proof reader, experienced hunter, shooter, reloader, avid canoeist, Renaissance man, jack of all trades, all around good guy (with the caveat: I won't be insulted, lied to or laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them.).
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4 Responses to A CPAP Machine for Historical Re-enactment

  1. I was wondering where you bought your batteries and about how much they cost? Also, how do you recharge them? My husband has a CPAP and we really need to find something that we can do so he’s able to sleep all night at reenactments.

    • Ashley, I use 12 volt batteries made by Power Sonic called a PS1270 & a PS1290. They are 7 amp hour and 9 amp hour respectively. The 7 amp hour battery will give me about 8 1/2 hours use with my CPAP. I am hoping for a little more from the 9 amp hour. I usually charge them at home and bring enough for one per night. I am considering a rollable solar panel to recharge these batteries while I am on a canoe trip next fall. If I am camping for more than 4 nights, I usually use a deep cycle marine battery. I can get a weeks worth of use from one of these. The PS1270’s will run you about $25.00 and the 1290’s about $35.00. I get them from Hensley battery. I’m sure a Batteries Plus would have them as well. The plugs for the CPAP, I bought from Radio Shack and I made up the wire with some #12 stranded wire and ring ends for the marine battery and clip on ends for the Power Sonics.

      I hope this helps.

  2. babette2011 says:

    OMG, I just stumbled on this post. I have the M Series. This is GENIUS! 🙂 I still can’t bring myself to pack it out there – I gave up camping when I took up the hose. But THIS!!! This I will share FAR AND WIDE!!!! THANK YOU!!!

    Oh, and BTW, http://www.cpaptalk.com, for anyone reading this later. Great place to get the latest DIY from hoseheads who know. 🙂

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