RP-DC Power Adapter Kit for Respironics Bipap Machines
Respironics BiPAP RPDC Power Adapter Overview
Run your Bipap system from a 12 VDC power source with the RP-DC Power Adapter Kit for Respironics Bipap Machines.
The DC Power Adapter Kit allows the Respironics BiPAP systems noted below to be powered from a 12 volt DC power source. One end of the adapter attaches to the machine's 12 volt power jack and the other plugs into a socket similar to a car's cigarette lighter outlet.
This package includes the DC Battery Adapter Cable. One end of the cable ends in battery clamps used to connect directly to battery terminals. The other end of the cable ends in an adapter to accept the Input End of the Battery Adapter Cable.
The InPut end of the DC Battery Adapter has two configurations available:
- DC "Male end" cigarette lighter power adapter: The cable comes packaged in this configuration with the standard male end of a DC connection. The end can be inserted into a car power outlet.
- InPut End (as pictured in the Instruction Booklet): Remove the cylinder of the traditional male adapter end by depressing the release button near the cable attachment. The DC Adapter Cable will now fit into the included DC Battery Adapter Cable.
The 12v jack that connects to the machine will fit several of machines. This item is required for DC usage of the following Respironic BiPAP systems:
- BiPAP Plus
- BiPAP Pro
- BiPAP Pro2
- BiPAP Auto
- BiPAP ST New Gray Model
- BiPap Auto SV
Important Note: This power adapter is for use only with the original REMstar BiPAP units and is not compatible with the M Series, System One, or System One 60 Series lines of machines.
The Synchrony BiPAP and BiPAP ST does not use this cord. In order to operate the Synchrony BiPAP and the BiPAP ST from a DC power source, you will need to use the 12 Volt DC Power Cord and change the fuse within the cord's connector to the 7amp fuse that comes with the 12 Volt DC Cord package.
The RP-DC Power Adapter Kit for Respironics Bipap Machines cannot be used power a machine and integrated heated humidifier. In order to power both the machine and the heated humidifier an inverter is needed.
To use the included Battery Adapter Cable with the Power Adapter the end must be REMOVED from the cigarette lighter adapter.
We include information about the power needs and capacities on the CPAP.com pages our products. Please see the "POWER" tab on any machine product page for this information. You can also see a summary of the voltage range and whether it is DC capable on our Compare Charts.
Here is a video explaining differences in power cords and power supplies of various CPAP machines:
Inverters do require a lot of power. If you need to use an inverter to run your machine on battery power, the inverter will probably take about half the life off the battery.
To determine if your CPAP will operate without an inverter, look for a DC outlet on the machine, either at the back or on the side, with a single opening directly in the center. It should be labeled "DC POWER" or similar term. You can also review our Compare Charts to see if your machine has a optional DC cable option.
Here is a video describing different DC cable and battery options for various machines:
All the models CPAP.com sell contain power converters that enable the machine to operate on any AC current from 100 to 240 volts without any adjustment.
All machines can connect to DC power. Some machines are configured to operate on DC Power and have a DC power outlet. Other machines require AC power and will need an Inverter that turns DC power to AC power.
Having the proper equipment is the biggest key to successfully operating the machine from a battery. For example, if your machine does have a DC outlet and you want to run your machine from a marine battery, be sure to get the correct DC cable for the machine, as well as an adapter cable with alligator clips that fits over the cigarette lighter plug.
CPAP.com sells complete battery kits with everything you need for many machines including the correct cables for those machines and batteries. If you have questions about the specific power needs of your machine, review the 'Power' tab found on the machine's product page, or give us a call at 1-800-356-5221.
There are small, portable battery packs that will operate a CPAP set at 10cm for at least one night, or about eight hours. CPAP.com sells full Battery Kits that come with everything needed to run your machine off battery power including the correct cables needed for your machine and a battery. You can find the battery kit for your machine Here. On each battery kit page, you can input your machine and pressure setting to see an estimate battery life for your machine.
Some machines have batteries created to be used specifically with them only. Here are some of the machines we carry with integrated or specialized battery options:
Transcend EZEX miniCPAP™ Machine
Z1 Travel CPAP Machine
Transcend Auto miniCPAP™ Machine with EZEX
Z1 Auto Travel CPAP Machine
CPAP.com sells Battery Packs to accompany your machine if an integrated battery is not available. Visit CPAPtalk for more advice specific to your needs, or view this past thread on the topic here.
I have been trying for some time to find the correct 12 volt connection for my BiPap machine. I used to dry-camp when I was younger, and unless we use the generator on our RV, we had to settle for a campground with electric hook-ups. Now we can go places where there are no hook-ups. Thanks for the freedom! more...
3 people found this helpful.
OK, it is a little pricey, but it great little item. It arrived with all the adapters I needed, pretty much plug 'n play. I used the battery clamps to hook it up to a 79 AH AGM deep cycle battery and got about 4 nights of sleep. Used my humidifier as an unheated passover humidifier, and it seemed to work just fine. I'm looking forward to breathing easy during an extended camping trip later this summer. more...
11 people found this helpful.
The cpap.com staff kindly worked with me until I understood everything needed to have the proper battery back up for my husband's cpap machine and the power adapter kit for his Bipap Plus was, as I was told by the cpap.com staff, exactly right. more...
4 people found this helpful.
This product is very user-friendly, not at all difficult. It fits easily and snugly into the battery pack connector and into the back of the Bi-Pap unit. I haven't tried the other piece yet (the one that would attach to a car or other battery) but if the parts I have tried from the cpap.com site so far are any indication, it should work well, too. more...
2 people found this helpful.
BH From I. Levy Very good peace for my Legacy BIPAP-AUTO. I used it with The Battery pack C-150, and i didn`t feel diference . The BIPAP-AUTO works the same thing as it is plugged in the wall. Maby its consummation of energy is less than the power supply that come with the BIPAP-AUTO. I recommend it for all. It is necessary to have it as reserve in the case you have a problem with your public energy, or to use it in the camping or in the boat.Very good peace. Thanks CPAP.COM for your nice services. more...
2 people found this helpful.