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Philips Respironics DreamStation Battery Backup Solutions

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Whether you plan to travel or just want to be prepared with a reliable DreamStation CPAP battery backup for the next time the power goes out, there’s an option out there for you. While not required for successful CPAP therapy, a portable power supply for your CPAP machine can give your travel plans more flexibility and bring you greater peace of mind whether you’re at home or abroad. 

While you may be tempted to leave your machine at home for a weekend trip or shorter outings, missing even a single night of CPAP therapy can impact your overall health, mood regulation, and energy levels. That’s where battery backups and alternative power sources come in. Finding the best CPAP battery for your Philips Respironics DreamStation machine can help you manage whatever mother nature, local power companies, or your travel plans throw your way while still allowing you to benefit from the increased energy levels and alertness that come with successful CPAP therapy.

Let’s take a look at the best options for taking your DreamStation therapy with you, no matter the destination.

Battery Options for All Machines in the Philips DreamStation Family

What better place to start than by mentioning Philips Respironics’ proprietary battery options? Here are two battery choices designed from the ground up for DreamStation CPAP machines:

Travel Battery Kit for DreamStation CPAP Machines: Designed specifically for System One and DreamStation series CPAP Machines, this CPAP battery pack is rated for up to 14 hours of run-time per night at a pressure of 10 cm H2O or less. It recharges in just three hours, meaning you’ll never have to go a night without therapy wherever your travels take you. This battery is not compatible with DreamStation Go, but will power any other DreamStation series machine. 

DreamStation Go Overnight Battery: Though this particular option is only compatible with the DreamStation Go, it was designed specifically for the DreamStation Go and seamlessly integrates with the device. While only rated for 62 Wh, it should provide you with an average of thirteen hours of run time, making it a highly portable option for weekend trips and short out-of-town visits. The only drawback of the DreamStation Go Overnight Battery is that you won’t be able to use your humidifier with it since it connects to the same part of the device. 

When it comes to shopping for a Philips DreamStation battery, there are also a handful of excellent universal battery options for powering your CPAP machine, such as:

Medistrom Pilot-12 Lite: The Medistrom Pilot-12 Lite was specifically designed to meet the power needs of your DreamStation machine (excluding the DreamStation Go) and comes with the correct cable needed to make the connection from the machine to the battery. If you’re not using humidification, the Pilot-12 Lite can power the machine for one night of therapy. The Pilot-12 Lite is compatible with all DreamStation models (except the DreamStation Go—for that machine, you’ll need the Pilot-24 Lite and the DreamStation Go Adapter Kit) and is FAA-compliant for air travel.

Portable Outlet UPS Battery: The Portable Outlet converts stored DC power into convenient AC power for greater compatibility and versatility. The FAA-Compliant Portable Outlet is compatible with any electronic device with a standard AC power supply, including all DreamStation machines and the DreamStation Go. Perhaps most importantly, the Portable Outlet UPS Battery can be connected between your CPAP machine and wall outlet as a backup battery. In the event of a power outage, your Portable Outlet battery will automatically detect the outage and switch to battery power, ensuring you don’t miss a moment of therapy.

Zopec Power Outlet 2: While it can’t be used as a backup power supply during a power outage, the Zopec Power Outlet 2 is a capable CPAP battery with a respectable capacity of 150Wh. It is also FAA-compliant and features a standard AC outlet capable of powering not only your DreamStation or DreamStation Go CPAP machine, but also most electronics you can plug into it. 

BPS Freedom V2 CPAP Battery: The Freedom V2 is a somewhat smaller battery with a capacity of 99.9Wh. It’s a dual-voltage battery capable of powering either 12V or 24V CPAP machines. It can function as a backup battery during a power outage and features a digital display so you can easily see how much battery is remaining. It also has the ability to bridge to a second Freedom V2 battery for extended runtimes. It can be ordered with a DreamStation cable kit, but if you’re looking to use it with the DreamStation Go, you’ll also need a 150W Sine Wave Inverter. However, due to the power draw a sine wave inverter requires, we do not recommend this option for DreamStation Go owners, as there are better options available like those mentioned above.  

With the purchase of a DreamStation Shielded DC Power Cord (for DreamStation series machines only, not including DreamStation Go), you’ll also be able to use your DreamStation CPAP machine with a couple more battery options, such as:

EXP48 Pro: Unlike the batteries listed so far, the EXP48 and EXP96 are lithium iron phosphate batteries, which means they can be used in hotter climates (up to 132° F) and should last up to 5,000 recharge cycles. Standard lithium-ion batteries can only withstand temperatures up to 104° F and typically only last about 500 recharge cycles. The EXP48 has an FAA-approved capacity of 154Wh and a durable outer shell that makes it perfect for camping and road trips alike. 

EXP96 Pro: A larger-capacity take on the EXP48 Pro, the EXP96 Pro features a massive 307.2Wh capacity, making it the ultimate CPAP battery for camping and road trips. Unfortunately due to its large capacity, it is not FAA-compliant, so you won’t be able to fly with it. It does feature a durable outer shell and carrying handle though, as well as a second 12V DC outlet, allowing you to power two devices at once via DC power. 

Unfortunately, there is no DC power adapter for the DreamStation Go, meaning you will not be able to power your device using the EXP48 Pro or EXP96 Pro batteries without a 12V DC inverter. 

Now that you’re more familiar with your battery options for DreamStation and DreamStation Go CPAP machines, let’s dive into specific DreamStation machines to find the power option ideal for you. For reference, the ‘DreamStation series’ includes all DreamStation CPAP/Auto, DreamStation Pro, and DreamStation BiPAP/BiPAP Pro machines.

DreamStation Battery Compatibility

Compatible BatteryAll DS SeriesDS Go
Travel Battery Kit for DreamStation CPAP Machines
DreamStation Go Overnight Battery
Medistrom Pilot-12 Lite✅ (With Included Cables)
Medistrom Pilot-24 Lite✅ (With Adapter)
Portable Outlet UPS Battery
Zopec Power Outlet 2
EXP48 Pro✅ (With DC Adapter)❌ (With 12V DC Inverter)
EXP96 Pro✅ (With DC Adapter)❌ (With 12V DC Inverter)
Freedom V2 CPAP Battery✅ (With Included Cables)✅ (With 150W Inverter)

DreamStation Auto CPAP Machine

The DreamStation Auto CPAP machine comes with the DreamStation 80W Power Supply, which works with 100-240 volt AC power. If you plan to use this machine outside of the U.S., you will also need to purchase an international outlet adapter to use while traveling.

DC Power Option: If you’re on a road trip and need to catch some sleep, the DC Power Adapter for DreamStation CPAP machines is made just for that. The DC Cord allows you to power your machine via the car’s cigarette lighter. In addition to the machine, the cord will also power a heated humidifier and a heated tube if connected. Be aware though that if using a portable battery, the heated humidifier and tube will increase the power draw and significantly reduce the battery’s run time, and would likely only be useful for napping rather than a full night of sleep. 

This cord is compatible with all DreamStation series CPAP machines (but NOT the DreamStation Go) and does not work with other machines, including other Philips Respironics machines.

Battery Options for the DreamStation Auto: DreamStation Auto CPAP machine owners have many battery power options to consider. 

The Travel Battery Kit for Dreamstation, Medistrom Pilot-12 Lite, Portable Outlet UPS Battery, Zopec Power Outlet 2, and V2 Freedom CPAP battery can all be used to power a DreamStation series CPAP machine without making additional purchases. With a DreamStation DC Adapter, you’ll expand your options to include the EXP48 Pro and EXP96 Pro lithium-iron-phosphate batteries, too. 

DreamStation Go Auto Travel CPAP Machine

The DreamStation Go Auto Travel CPAP Machine comes equipped with a standard 6-foot power cord though you can purchase an optional 10-foot power cord if you prefer a longer cord. This CPAP device accepts power from 100–240 volt AC power, making it friendly for domestic and international travel. You will need to purchase travel adapter plugs for compatibility in some international destinations.

Battery Options for the DreamStation Go Auto Travel: The battery options to pair with your DreamStation Go Auto Travel CPAP device are the integrated DreamStation Go Overnight Battery, the Medistrom Pilot-24 Lite with the DreamStation Go Battery Adapter Kit, the Zopec Power Outlet 2, or the Portable Outlet UPS Battery. This machine is also compatible with the Freedom V2 Travel Battery even though you will also need to purchase the 150W Modified Sine Wave Inverter.

If you have a 12V DC inverter, you can also use the EXP48 Pro and EXP96 Pro batteries, though we don’t carry a specific inverter for that purpose. 

The DreamStation Go Overnight Battery offers extreme functionality since it can be used alone as your primary source of power throughout the night or in combination with AC power. This allows the battery to operate as a backup in the event of a power outage while you’re off in dreamland. The runtime for this battery is up to 13 hours.

DreamStation CPAP Machine

The 80W power supply that comes with your Philips Respironics DreamStation CPAP Machine is compatible with 100-240 volt AC power, making it suitable for travel. Granted, you will need an adapter plug for whatever country you plan to visit if going out of the U.S.

DC Power Option: Sometimes, your travels take you where AC power is unavailable. When this occurs, you can plug your DreamStation CPAP Machine into a DC outlet using the Shielded DC Cord for the DreamStation CPAP Machine.

Battery Options for the DreamStation CPAP Machine: There are many battery options available for DreamStation CPAP machine owners, detailed below. 

The Travel Battery Kit for Dreamstation, Medistrom Pilot-12 Lite, Portable Outlet UPS Battery, Zopec Power Outlet 2, and V2 Freedom CPAP battery can all be used to power a DreamStation series CPAP machine without making additional purchases. With a DreamStation DC Adapter, you’ll expand your options to include the EXP48 Pro and EXP96 Pro lithium-iron-phosphate batteries, too.

DreamStation Pro CPAP Machine

Featuring an 80W power supply and compatibility with 100–240 volt AC power sources, the DreamStation Pro CPAP Machine is a great choice for international travel. We also recommend a plug adapter if you plan to use your CPAP machine internationally.

DC Power Option: You also have the option with this machine to purchase the Shielded DC Power Cord. The cord allows you to travel off the beaten path as it is DC power compatible.

Battery Options for the DreamStation Pro CPAP Machine: Like other DreamStation series devices, the DreamStation Auto benefits from a wide selection of battery options, like the ones listed below. 

The Travel Battery Kit for Dreamstation, Medistrom Pilot-12 Lite, Portable Outlet UPS Battery, Zopec Power Outlet 2, and V2 Freedom CPAP battery can all be used to power a DreamStation series CPAP machine without making additional purchases. With a DreamStation DC Adapter, you’ll expand your options to include the EXP48 Pro and EXP96 Pro lithium-iron-phosphate batteries, too.

DreamStation BiPAP Auto Machine

You may travel internationally with the Dreamstation BiPAP Auto Machine as it features an 80W power supply and is compatible with 100–240 volt AC power, but you will need an outlet adapter to do so.

DC Power Option: The DC power cord gives you the option of plugging your BiPAP machine into car DC outlets. The cord gives you the convenience of using your BiPAP machine on the road.

Battery Options for the DreamStation BiPAP Auto: If you own a DreamStation BiPAP Auto machine, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a portable power solution. 

The Travel Battery Kit for Dreamstation, Medistrom Pilot-12 Lite, Portable Outlet UPS Battery, Zopec Power Outlet 2, and V2 Freedom CPAP battery can all be used to power a DreamStation series CPAP machine without making additional purchases. With a DreamStation DC Adapter, you’ll expand your options to include the EXP48 Pro and EXP96 Pro lithium-iron-phosphate batteries, too.

DreamStation BiPAP Pro Machine

Philips DreamStation Battery

The Pro model of the DreamStation BiPAP Pro Machine does come equipped with the power cord but still requires the use of an adapter plug if you intend to use it internationally.

DC Power Option: A Shielded DC Power Cord is an option for this BiPAP machine and will come in handy if you travel frequently via car or RV.

Battery Options for the DreamStation BiPAP Pro: Like other DreamStation series machines, owners of the DreamStation BiPAP Pro machine have a plethora of backup battery options to choose from. 

The Travel Battery Kit for Dreamstation, Medistrom Pilot-12 Lite, Portable Outlet UPS Battery, Zopec Power Outlet 2, and V2 Freedom CPAP battery can all be used to power a DreamStation series CPAP machine without making additional purchases. With a DreamStation DC Adapter, you’ll expand your options to include the EXP48 Pro and EXP96 Pro lithium-iron-phosphate batteries, too. 

Final Thoughts

Whether you have a DreamStation Go or any DreamStation series machine, you have plenty of options to consider when it comes to powering your machine off-grid. Even if you don’t travel, keeping a backup battery around in the event of a power failure can be incredibly useful when the time comes. 

Maintaining your therapy protects you from developing a greater risk of stroke, cardiac arrest, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and hypertension, so investing in a reliable DreamStation CPAP battery backup can give you greater flexibility and peace of mind whenever your next vacation or trip comes along.

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