Last updated on August 1st, 2023 at 11:16 am
CPAP batteries are essential for when you go travelling with your CPAP machine. They are a great back up source of power, and ensure that you can continue to use your CPAP therapy wherever you go!
If you own a CPAP machine and are planning on travelling soon, then you might be considering ordering an additional battery pack.
A battery pack is a great solution for those uncertain of being able to access mains power while away. This might be because you are going on a long-haul flight, camping, or visiting a country with unreliable mains power. There a few battery packs available, so you have come to the right place to find out which battery would be most compatible with your CPAP.
You may need to purchase an additional DC cable or adaptor before these batteries can safely power your CPAP or BiPAP machine, if you do not own a DC cable already.
Unless you have a Transcend Machine, the Tracer 12V CPAP battery pack is most likely to be the greatest option for you, in terms of price and the way it works.
Universal batteries such as the Tracer battery, are designed to work with any device that corresponds with the voltage output, of 12V.
The Tracer Battery Pack is most likely to be the best battery option to power your 12V machine. It is one of the most convenient options in terms of cost, usage and performance abilities. It is also worth mentioning that with its lightweight design, weighing just 600g, it is the perfect travel companion.
Once combined with the correct DC cable for your machine, you will be able to get up to two nights sleep!
To find the correct DC cable to use with your CPAP machine, click here.
Battery pack for the Transcend CPAP Machines by Somnetics
Please note that this battery is only designed to work with the Transcend CPAP machines, meaning that they will not work with any other CPAP machine.
If you want to use your Transcend CPAP machine or Transcend Auto CPAP machine on the move, then you will need to purchase a Transcend CPAP Battery Pack. Also if you are going camping, on a long-haul flight, or simply away from the mains power, then the Transcend CPAP Battery is perfect for you.
There are two batteries to choose from.
Transcend P4 Overnight Battery for £199. This should power your machine for up to 8 hours.
Alternatively, if you want a longer-lasting battery, you should choose the Transcend P8 Multi-Night Battery for £269. This should power your machine for up to 16 hours.
Can you charge the Transcend Battery from a Mains Source?
Both batteries are chargeable from a mains source or alternatively through DC power using the Transcend DC Mobile Power Adapter. This can be purchased separately for £89. This can also be used to power your Transcend CPAP Machine from a 12V source. Mains charging uses your Transcend’s power supply, and both batteries can power your machine at the same time as being charged.
What is the size of the Transcend Batteries?
The Transcend P4 Battery Pack is comparable in size to a large deck of playing cards. The P8 is twice as thick in size, but still incredibly small.
The dimensions of the Transcend P4 Battery are 104mm x 80mm x 23mm. It weighs 0.28kg.
The dimensions of the Transcend P8 Battery are 110mm x 80mm x 42m. It weighs 0.5kg.
How long do each of the batteries take to charge?
It takes under five hours to charge your Trancend P4 Battery when fully out of charge. This provides roughly 7-9 hours of power based at 14cmH20.
It takes under eight hours to charge your Transcend P8 Battery when fully out of charge. This provides roughly 14-16 hours of power at 14cmH20.
Do they have a warranty?
Both batteries have a warranty of 9 months.
Are there any discounts on the Transcend CPAP batteries?
If you purchase a Transcend Battery at the same time as your Transcend CPAP Machine, then you will get an automatic £50 discount!
Portable 12V DC CPAP Battery by Philips Respironics
The portable 12V DC CPAP Battery allows you to enjoy the benefits of your CPAP or BiPAP therapy wherever you are.
Although it is made by Philips Respironics, it can be used with any system that can be powered by a 12V source. The battery is one of the most portable we’ve seen.
How much does it weigh?
The Portable 12V DC CPAP Battery by Philips Respironics weighs just 14lbs. That’s just over 6kg.
Approximate CPAP and BiPAP usage times
|REMstar Auto, REMstar Lite, REMstar Plus, REMstar Pro (with or without C-Flex)||7 hours|
|REMstar M Series (all models) @ 12 cm H2O||20 hours|
|REMstar System One Series (NOT 60 Series) @ 12 cm H2O||20 hours|
|BiPAP Pro 2, BiPAP Plus, BiPAP Auto, BiPAP Synchrony (with SmartCard), BiPAP S/T and BiPAP Harmony||7 hours|
This above times are approximate and can vary depending on different factors (such as pressure level). They should only be used as a guideline. The battery will not be able to power a humidifier, so please ensure it is switched off before use (though it can still be used for passive humidification). Running time for Philips Respironics systems other than those listed above are currently not available, nor are times for systems by any other manufacturer.
How long does it take to charge?
The Philips Respironics CPAP Battery takes about 10 hours to charge when completely drained, and less if it still has a little bit of charge. Multi-coloured status lights show when it requires charging and when it is full charged. It can be left for six to nine months without use before needing to be recharged.
If you are putting the battery into storage, please ensure you fully charge the battery first to prevent any damage.
The battery is a 14.4A hr sealed lead-acid battery.
Does it come with a mains charger?
Yes, it includes the mains charger. It is important to note that it can only be charged from a mains source.
Does it include any additional cables or adapters?
This battery does not come with any cables or adapters, you will need to purchase the appropriate 12V DC cigarette lighter cable for your CPAP or BiPAP machine:
The following Philips Respironics systems will require the Philips Respironics DC Cable for 60-Series CPAP Systems (1097568):
- REMstar System One 60-Series machines
The following Philips Respironics systems will require the Philips Respironics DC Cable for CPAP Systems (1001956):
- Duet LX/BiPAP Pro
- BiPAP Harmony S/T
- REMstar Auto with or without C-Flex
- REMstar with C-Flex
- REMstar with C-Flex 2
- REMstar Choice
- REMstar Lite
- REMstar M Series (all models)
- REMstar System One Series (NOT 60 series – see below)
- REMstar Nova
- REMstar Plus with or without C-Flex
- REMstar Pro with or without C-Flex
- REMstar Pro 2 (all models)
- BiPAP Synchrony (all models)
- BiPAP Auto SV
The following Philips Respironics systems will require the Philips Respironics DC Cables for BiPAP Systems (1012975):
- BiPAP Pro 2
- BiPAP Plus
- BiPAP Auto
- BiPAP S/T
- BiPAP Synchrony (with SmartCard – all models)
- BiPAP Harmony
For owners of systems from other manufacturers, select the appropriate cable from the list below. If you make or model is not listed, please call or email us and we will try to locate the correct cable for you.
- 12V DC cables for GoodKnight 420 Series
- 12V DC cables for Sandman and GoodKnight 425 series systems
- 12V DC Cable for SleepCube systems