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diggingahole
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diggingahole
   Old Thread  #46 30 May 2024 at 4.31pm  0  Login    Register
depends on what your looking to spend

https://hyundaipowerequipment.co.uk/hyundai-hps-300-portable-power-station
jimimak
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jimimak
   Old Thread  #45 30 May 2024 at 4.02pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #44
Just adding a follow-up to my earlier post about winter fishing with CPAP over winter.

I ended up getting a new CPAP machine from the hospital (Philips dreamstation 2) and with this one the hose came out the front rather than the side, which made me think - how about putting it inside the sleeping bag with me.

Huge CAVEAT here - Im no medical expert and I dont know the risks of putting the CPAP inside the sleeping bag - so get proper advice perhaps ?

But, it worked for me - I had an old Nash Frostbite wideboy bag I used instead as there was a lot more room in it than my Fortis tech lite - and the RM battery pack at the bottom of the bag by my feet. I also put an additional single duvet between the two top layers of the frostbite as it's not as warm as the tech lite - but to be honest - I was too hot with the duvet as well. But - no problem with freezing cold air being blown up my hooter.

There was however one major flaw - not a show stopper, more an unpleasant feature of my solution - but if you're wondering, even when asleep I still woke up gagging after letting rip, then proceeded to piss myself laughing at my little faux pas - so if you do decide to give it a try - avoid the beans/curry or anything else that might result in any noxious gasses being emitted from your arris.

Hopefully that gave you all a giggle

scar
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   Old Thread  #44 29 May 2024 at 1.21pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #43
I now use an Allpowers powerpack to run my Philips Dreamstation and can for 5 nights without solar panel but, longer with the solar panel and charge my phone from it every day.
A light lighter than lugging a 120ah leisure battery everywhere !
The Power pack cost £90 and solar panel £99 both from Ebay.
Mculk
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Mculk
   Old Thread  #43 29 May 2024 at 10.35am  0  Login    Register
Just thought I'd bump this back up for anyone interested, since needing a Cpap machine, I invested in a outlaw pro power pack, it's around 72000mah I get 3 nights use powering a resmed 10 with a little left over, I unplug in after use and only plug it back in before I wear the mask. These outlaw pro packs seem to be out of stock but basically the same power pack is on fish ideal for about £150, so far does exactly what its supposed to, half the price at the time of the ridge monkey although it is slightly less mah too
Glad I saw this post in the beginning as it gee'd me up to take my Cpap with me, event though it's extra weight to take etc.

Hopefully this helps someone deciding if they should take their Cpap machine, you definitely should and I was daft for thinking I should risk it like I used to. Although my sleep apnea is mild, I don't go overnight without it

scar
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   Old Thread  #42 18 Nov 2023 at 9.30am  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #40
I am in the same boat as yourself and have given Winter nights a miss for some years now for the same reason as you, come November I am days only until March or April.

I have recently purchased an Allpowers 288w power station refurbished by manufacturer on ebay for £94 and it lasts me for 6 nights on my Dreamstation CPAP device and I managed to inflate my barrow wheel as well with it, I purchased it primarily for overnight stops in Hotels with no available power points on my way down through France as they look at you a little strangely humping a massive leisure battery into the Hotel.
JasonM
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JasonM
   Old Thread  #41 13 Nov 2023 at 1.07pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #40
Iím not a sufferer but thatís a great contribution 👍🏼
jimimak
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jimimak
   Old Thread  #40 13 Nov 2023 at 11.42am  4  Login    Register
In reply to Post #39
Just reviving an old(ish) thread.

I too suffer from OSA and use CPAP. I personally use the Ridgemonkey power pack for mine with the 12V cigarette lighter - works well for me and I can get 4 nights on it no problem. I also have 4 Makita 18V batteries, and Ive built my own box with a 12V DC regulator and cigarette lighter socket - I can usually get 2 nights on each 5A 18V battery - so more than enough for a week in France. But, if you don't have those, then something like a 110a/h 12v leisure battery should last you a week - just use a cigarette lighter socket on a lead with crocodile clips.

Whatever you do, don't go using a 240v inverter in a bivvy - not only are they extremely inefficient (i.e. waste energy) they're extremely dangerous to use in a wet bivvy. Most CPAP machines are powered off a 12V DC power supply, its just a case of getting the lead - if you can get the connectors yourself they're easy to make, or just buy from the manufacturer if they supply them.

Avoid using the humidifiers too - they use too much power, unless of course you have a BFO leisure battery, then fill your boots. I just disconnect the humidifier, but most have the option to switch them off to save power from the battery.

Another option if you have the means is to buy a travel CPAP machine, just google them - there's plenty online.

Only issue is winter fishing. I haven't yet found a solution to this problem. It doesn't matter how warm you are in your sleeping bag, if your CPAP is pushing 16L/min of cold air through your nose into your lungs you're going to get cold from the inside out. I haven't fished for several years though winter for just that reason. In fact last weekend I tried again - new water so keen as - on the first night I managed to drift off but woke in agony, I can not begin to describe the pain in my nose as it felt like it was literally frozen from all the 3 degree outside air being pushed though it whilst I slept. I ended up not using it for a couple of nights and felt like absolute **** in the mornings and most of the day. Mind you I do have quite severe OSA - when I was first diagnosed they said I was getting no more than 6 mins sleep per night - my AHI is now well below 5 on CPAP - so that means on CPAP I'm fine.

Ive also tried several MAD (Mandibular Advancement Devices) - its like a gum shield but on your top and bottom teeth and they're fixed together and usually adjustable but they force your bottom jaw forwards, in theory to open up your airway, but you end up looking like bruce Forsyth and I couldn't get on with them, even expensive privately made ones. Ive also tried the surgical route (and I really don't recommend that - I'll spare you all the details but anyone considering it please do PM me)

So other than powering your CPAP - I just wondered what you do (other than not using it) in the winter - I haven't yet found an effective way of warming up the air the CPAP pushes into you - would be grateful to hear from anyone that's solved it ? powering an electric heater will probably be a non-starter as it'd need a huge battery or even a bank of batteries ....I was wondering about of one of those diesel heaters they use on campa vans - perhaps putting it in some other shelter away from my bivvy with some flexible ventilation ducting into a box I put the CPAP into - but I have no experience of those diesel heaters - other than watching YouTube videos - I was a little concerned they might be a bit noisy - but, then again, unlikely to be as noisy as me snoring and gasping for air without CPAP. Or even something that could be powered by a gas canister - although don't want to relight the gas powered heated blanket debate - but did wonder if there was some kind of safe small gas boiler that could heat a small radiator inside an insulated box to warm the air into the CPAP ?
2ndChance
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2ndChance
   Old Thread  #39 6 Mar 2023 at 9.03pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #27
Very sad news indeed

I too, have been a naughty lad, and donīt use my Resmed 10, when spending nights on the bank So this thread has really been an eye opener. I will definately, from now on, always use mine on the bank
domemanuk
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domemanuk
   Old Thread  #38 4 Mar 2023 at 5.20pm  0  Login    Register
I have sleep apnea and use a resmed machine every night when fishing I use the large ridgemonkey and the large fox power packs when one goes down to 2lights I change both last approx 3 nights
biffta
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biffta
   Old Thread  #37 4 Mar 2023 at 11.47am  2  Login    Register
KFD DC to DC 12V-24V Vehicle Charger Car Cigarette Lighter Adapter for ResMed AirSense 10 Autoset/Autoset for HER/AirSense S10 Elite/AirSense 10 CPAP BiPAP Machine Car Charger DC 24V 3.75A https://amzn.eu/d/jh8yWCT

This is lead I ordered off amazon

Good luck 👍
Mculk
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Mculk
   Old Thread  #36 1 Mar 2023 at 7.21am  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #35
I pick my machine up tomorrow, been waiting months for the appointment so hopefully all going well I'll be able to work out what adaptors etc I need, good to see some advice on what powerbanks etc guys are using, when I first found out I needed a machine I started to think maybe id have to change the fishing I do, to just maybe days and places that have 240v. Luckily that doesn't seem the case
The only downside is the initial outlay on the powerbanks etc but if I need them to carry on then so be it
biffta
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biffta
   Old Thread  #35 28 Feb 2023 at 4.25pm  2  Login    Register
I have sleep apnea and I use the airsence 10 machine I got a 12 volt lead off amazon for £28 and the large ridgemonkey power pack
It will run my machine for 4 nights no problem and charge my phone no problem
Its nice to know im not o my own
Ddw
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   Old Thread  #34 10 Feb 2023 at 1.02pm  0  Login    Register
Sounds like you want something that isnít going to die on you . EcoFlow River is where I ended up for longer trips . Coupled with a solar panel it does everything, phones , boat pump , even the electric outboard. Best buy for years.
scar
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   Old Thread  #33 9 Feb 2023 at 5.12pm  0  Login    Register
In reply to Post #31
Snoring is not the problem, stopping breathing is the problem therefore, I don't see that device being of any use at all.
Steveo_Hants
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   Old Thread  #32 9 Feb 2023 at 9.45am  0  Login    Register
I use a ResMed CPAP machine and got one of their portable batteries. Cost a fortune but it's small and light and gives me 2 short nights on the bank. I have also used a Jackery Explorer 240 when I need an extra night or 2.
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