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Take your therapy off the grid! The Freedom Travel Battery Pack for CPAP Machines from BPS is a lightweight, portable battery kit which includes components to power many popular CPAP models. The battery weighs in at 1.7 pounds and provides ease of mind with a digital display to show remaining charge.
Manufactured by Battery Power Solutions.
The Freedom Travel CPAP Battery Pack from Battery Power Solutions (BPS) is a lithium ion battery built upon the success of the C-100 Travel Battery. The Freedom battery is sleek in design and offers functional features such as a built-in USB port and a digital display.
- Portable & Sleek Design
- Digital Display with Charge Level
- Compatible with Popular CPAPs
- Battery Backup Option
- Built-In 5V USB Port
- Double Battery Option
Portable & Sleek Design with Digital Display
The Freedom CPAP Battery features a modern white design and is sized to be carried on flights, camping trips, and other situations which may not provide AC power. The battery weighs 1.7 lbs and measures approximately 7.5 in L x 4.8 in W x 0.8 H. The battery meets FAA requirements for carry-on luggage, however please check with specific airlines for more information on in-flight use. The front of the battery features a digital display with an easy to read charge level to aid in charging and detailing the time remaining.
Compatible with Popular CPAPs
The Freedom CPAP battery can power most CPAP machines either with the included components or with components that can be purchased separately.
- Compatible with Included Components:
- PR System One 60 Series Machines: Tip "W"
- PR System One 50 Series Machines: Tip "N"
- Respironics M Series Machines: Tip "N"
- DeVilbiss IntelliPAP Machines: Tip "J"
- PB GoodKnight 420 Series of Machines: Tip "J"
- Compatible with Additional Components:
- AirMini AutoSet Machine: Add 150W Sine Wave Inverter to the Freedom Travel Battery Pack
- Z1 Travel Machine: Add 150W Sine Wave Inverter to the Freedom Travel Battery Pack
- Dreamstation Go: Add 150W Sine Wave Inverter to the Freedom Travel Battery Pack
- ResMed S9 Machines: Add 24V Power Converter for Freedom Travel Battery Pack
- ResMed S8 Machines: Add DC Converter For S8 Machines to the Freedom Travel Battery
- Somnetics Transcend Machines: Add 150W Sine Wave Inverter to the Freedom Travel Battery Pack
- AirSense™ 10 and AirCurve™ 10 Machines: Add 24V Power Converter for Freedom Travel Battery Pack
- DreamStation Machines: Add DreamStation 12V Power Converter for Freedom CPAP Travel Battery Pack
- IntelliPAP 2 Machines: Add DC Power Cord for IntelliPAP 2 CPAP Machines to the Freedom Travel Battery
- Machines WITHOUT DC Capability: Add the 150W Modified Sine Wave Inverter for C-100 & Freedom Travel Battery Packs which will provide AC power from the battery. Please note that the inversion process will reduce run time of the battery by approximately half.
- Additional Components Recommended by Manufacturer
Although the manufacturer of the Freedom Battery Pack includes connector tips for use with Respironics machines, Philips Respironics recommends using the following DC Cables with their machines:
- Shielded DC Cord for PR System One 60 Series Machines for the PR System One 60 Series line of machine
- 12 Volt DC Power Cord (Connects CPAP to Cigarette Lighter Socket) for the PR System One and M Series line of machines
- Shielded DC Cord for DreamStation CPAP Machines for the DreamStation line of machines
The Freedom battery also includes the DC Input Cord allowing previously purchased DC cables to be used with the battery.
Battery Backup Option
The Freedom CPAP Battery has both an input and output port on the front of the battery, enabling it to be used as a battery backup when a power outage is imminent. The battery is capable of recognizing when AC power is present, and if so will direct the AC power to the device, without cycling the battery. Should AC power fail, the battery will kick in to provide power to the device.
To set up, plug the included AC battery charger into the "DC In" port of the battery to provide power to the battery, and then plug the appropriate connection into the "DC Out" port of the battery and into the CPAP machine.
Built-In 5V USB Port
Also included on the front of the Freedom battery is a USB port that can power additional devices. Electronics powered by USB can be plugged in to charge or be used while a CPAP or other device is being used via the "DC Out" port using the proper connector tip or accessory. Please note that powering two devices will decrease the run time of the battery. To use the USB port, plug the device into the USB port, and press the charge level indicator button next to the display to activate the USB port. When use of the USB port is complete, unplug the USB cable from the battery.
Double Battery Option
Using the included power pigtail cord, a second Freedom Battery Cell can be purchased and attached to double the run time. Having a second battery can prove very useful if in situations where a single battery would not provide a full night of power, such as having to use an inverter, or heated humidifier, both of which reduce normal run time in half.
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This Product Includes...
The equivalent lithium ion content of the C-100 battery cells is less than 8 grams.
- Equivalent Lithium Ion Content: Less Than 8 grams
- Battery Weight: 1.7 lbs
- Battery Dimensions: 7.5 in L x 4 7/8 in W x 7/8 in D
- Battery Charger Weight: 7.5 oz
- Battery Charger with Power Cord Weight: 9.7 oz
- Battery with Battery Charger and Cords: Approx. 2.25 lbs
- Charger Cord Length (Attached Cord) - Not Including Connectors: 47 in
- Power Cord Length - Not Including Connectors: 44 in
- DC Power Pigtail Cord Length - Not Including Connectors: 6 in
- DC Input Cord Length - Not Including Connectors: 4 in
- Power Output of C-100 Battery Pack: 9 - 12.6V / 0 - 4.5A (8A Max) / 97.68Wh
- Maximum Device Power Demand: 8A or Less
- Charger Input Requirements: 100 to 240VAC / 50-60HZ max 0.35A / 60W min
- Charger Output: 19VDC / 3.16A
- Charging Time When Fully Discharged: 4 - 5 Hours
- Shelf Life Without Use: Decreases by 20% Every 90 Days
- Charging Before Storage: Charge to Approx 40% Prior to Storage
- Battery Life: 400 to 500 charging cycles
- Battery Warranty: 1 year
- Battery Case Materials: Aluminum Alloy Shell
- Disposal: Lithium Ion Batteries Should be Recycled. Dispose of the lithium ion battery in accordance with local regulations.
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AirMini Compatibility Tip
The Freedom Travel Battery is only compatible with the AirMini Machine if it is used with a 150W Sine Wave Inverter, which can be purchased here.
Instruction Booklet: To see the complete instructions, view the Freedom Battery Pack User Guide.
BPS FAA Compliance Letter: To view the Battery Power Solutions FAA compliance letter regarding UN Manual Tests and Criteria click: HERE.
The user manual included with this battery can be viewed and downloaded here: Freedom Travel Battery Pack.
Solar Panel Compatibility Tips
The Freedom Battery is now compatible with the BPS solar charger. Use the charge controller, which is included with the BPS SunPower Solar Panel 40W, to charge the battery from the solar charger.
Battery Run Time Tips
As with use of any CPAP battery, run times can be greatly affected by several factors:
- Pressure Setting: Higher pressure settings will require much more power than a lower pressure setting.
- Altitude: Higher altitudes require a CPAP machine to work harder to provide a set pressure and may require more power.
- Humidification: Use of a heated humidifier will reduce the run time of the battery by half or more. If possible, turn the heat setting completely off, or remove the heated humidifier.
- Inverters: Similar to heated humidifiers, inverters will reduce the run time of the battery by half. If the device has a DC option, greater run time will be achieved using a compatible DC cord rather than an inverter.
- Battery Age: Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries will gradually decrease their max charge held as they age. The lifespan of the Freedom battery under normal conditions is 400 to 500 charging cycles.
- Connect the AC power cord to the charger.
- Plug the charger's output cable into the "DC In" port of the Freedom Battery.
- Connect the charger to a wall outlet.
- When fully charged, the battery will show "100%" on the display.
- Once fully charged, disconnect the charger from the battery and wall outlet.
- First Time Charging: When charging the Freedom Battery Pack for the first time, charge the battery completely to 100%. The power supply may become slightly warm to the touch during charging, which is normal.
- Charging from a DC Source: Using the optional DC to DC Cable for C-100 & Freedom Travel Battery Packs, the battery can be charged directly from another DC source using a cigarette style 12V outlet. If doing so in a vehicle, it must be running. Another option for charging from DC power is to add the 150W Modified Sine Wave Inverter to convert the DC power to AC to use the standard charger.
- International Charging: The battery can be charged internationally, as the charger can be used with AC currents from 100V to 240V. Plug adapters such as the World Traveler Power Adapter Plugs will be needed to convert the outlet.
- Dual Battery Charging: Using the included power pigtail cord, two batteries can be charged at once using the battery charger. Simply plug the single end of the pigtail cord into the charger, and then the split end into the "DC In" port of both batteries.
To turn on the battery display to view the current charge level, press the round button next to display. The display may take a second to light up.
USB Port Tips
To activate power to the USB port of the battery, first plug the device into the USB port, then press the charge level indicator button next to the screen. Pressing this button will activate the USB port and begin powering or charging the device. When done, unplug the USB cord from the battery so that the battery will turn off.
Before storing, fully charge the battery. The battery will self-discharge approximately 20% every 30 days. If storing for an extended period, charge once every 90 days to at least 50% capacity.
Choosing the Proper Connector Tip
Machine compatibility is detailed on the Features tab of this product page. The manufacturer offers the following information for connector tip selection:
- Choose the connector tip that most closely matches in size visually to the DC connection of the device.
- Attempt inserting the connector tip into the DC connection. If the correct connector tip is used, it should fit easily and not have to be forced.
- Once the connector tip with the most secure fitting is found, connect it to the female end of the DC power pigtail cord. If the connector tip is loose, try others that may have a more secure fit.
8 Amps Maximum Power Demand: The Freedom Battery can provide power for devices which require up to 8 amps. As a reference, most CPAP machines operate between 0.5 and 4.5 amps.
When the Freedom battery is being used in a situation that combines many factors to reduce run time, it's possible that more power may be drawn than the battery can provide, causing power to cease. If this is encountered, try removing accessories such as a heated humidifier to reduce the power draw on the battery.
Older Machine Compatibility Tips
The Freedom Battery is not recommended for use with machines produced earlier than those listed below. Machines older than these can have very short run times with the battery due to the internal components of the machine working harder due to age:
- ResMed machines OLDER than the S8 Series
- Philips Respironics Machines OLDER than the M Series
- Fisher & Paykel Machines OLDER than the ICON Series
- Devilbiss Machines OLDER than the IntelliPAP Series
- Because the cell contents are corrosive, do not abuse the battery in ways that could result in them being exposed. This includes dropping, striking, or crushing the battery.
- The battery should not come in contact with moisture of any kind.
- Discontinue use of any component, including connectors, cables, or the battery itself that appear to have signs of damage.
- Use the included charger only.
- The battery should not be exposed to extreme heat or fire. Explosion may occur.
- Do not disassemble or incinerate the battery.
- Use of the Freedom Battery Pack with devices that require higher wattage may result in the battery shutting off to protect from overrun.
- Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight and away from metal objects and heat.