Transcend II Travel Camping and Hiking CPAP Machine
The Adventures of CPAP
When you think of CPAP machines and a person who uses one, you may have an idea in your head of someone laying in bed, confined to the walls of their house, today we discuss a camping and hiking CPAP machine. Through technology advances and the demand for traveling with a CPAP; machines have become smaller, lighter and more transportable over the last few years. Now that traveling with a CPAP has become easier, users have been asking for more. What more you ask? We will get to that a little later.
CPAP users have become more aware of their health and are doing as much as they can to change their health for the better. One of our faithful customers found, with the use of his CPAP machine, he had more energy and was able to work off 50 pounds in the first year of use. Congratulations to him! I’m sure this isn’t an isolated case either. Getting a great night’s sleep is one of the most important steps to a better health.
Recently I was contacted by an adventurer, who posed a very interesting question. How can I use my CPAP while on a 500 mile walking and hiking pilgrimage? I instantly thought of a battery pack, which is very common nowadays. He already had that in mind, but his worry was more of how to charge the battery pack. He was heading to Brazil and wasn’t sure if he would have access to electricity every day, in order to recharge the battery. Diving deeper into this matter we started talking about the Transcend II Travel CPAP Machine
, which remarkably has a Solar Charger available. How could he use this while hiking and trekking on his journey?
Upon further investigation, we located the specs of this Solar Charger for the Transcend II Travel CPAP Machine
. The dimensions while rolled and folded are 10.5 in. x 3.5 in. x 2 in. (267 mm x 89 mm x 51 mm) making it very portable and will fit in most bags. The weight is merely 1 lb. (.45 kg), so with the Transcend II Travel CPAP Machine @ .94 lbs. and the Overnight battery
@ .6 lbs., we have a total of 2.54 lbs. of added weight to his pack. The Overnight Battery
will give him 7-9 hours of operating time @ 14 cm H2O. He clarified that this was acceptable in size, weight and length of operation for his travels but still pondered how to charge the battery during the day while he was hiking. We found the unfolded dimensions to be 30 in. x 21 in. (762 mm x 533 mm). Next we discussed if this Solar Charger could be applied to his back, unfolded to charge while he was hiking.
The average male shoulders measure from 19-20 inches, while an average male torso measures 18-19 inches. Females average 14-16 inches across the shoulders and torso averages 15-17 inches. Judging by these dimensions, I believe this can be done if one develops his/her own proper way to hang the Solar Charger from the back, the great part about the Solar Charger is it will work in low light conditions. Of course this isn’t a practical application or an everyday type of situation, so it will take perseverance and the will to make it work. That is why the saying is, “If there is a will, there is a way.” Now its important to note that the use of his CPAP machine was crucial to his adventure as he needs to be well rested for each day of his journey. We wish the best of luck to our friend on his adventure and hopefully we hear back soon on how his trip and experience went with the ultimate travel, camping and hiking CPAP machine, the Transcend II
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— Ken Edwards SAR (@sleepapneablog) June 4, 2013