Freedom Travel Battery for CPAP Machines - Battery Only
Freedom Travel Battery for CPAP Machines Overview
BPS's Freedom Travel Battery for CPAP Machines - Battery Only, makes traveling easy! This compact battery connects to additional components (not included) to power most CPAP machines when either used away from an AC power source or as a backup power source. The unique digital screen built into the sleek design will keep the user informed of the battery's charge.
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The 1.7 lb Freedom Travel Battery for CPAP Machines - Battery Only is a lithium-ion battery cell designed for all travel, including air. Other handheld devices such as mobile phones and tablets may be charged from the Freedom Battery using the built-in USB port.
- Dual Configuration
- Digital Screen Design
- Backup Power Capabilities
- Alternative Battery Charging Options
- Compatible with Handheld Devices
Battery Power Solutions' Freedom Travel Battery is intended for use as either a replacement battery cell or an additional battery placed in a dual configuration to increase power to the CPAP device. If using the travel battery along with another battery to increase power, follow these steps:
- Use the pigtail connector to link both batteries to the "DC Out" port.
- Pair the pigtail cable with the appropriate connector tip Connector Tips for C-100 & Freedom Travel Battery Pack for CPAP Machines (7 Pack) or the appropriate DC cord.
- Plug the connector tip or the DC cord into the DC outlet on the CPAP device.
When both batteries are being used in dual configuration, the batteries can be charged at the same time.
- Use the pigtail cord to link both batteries to the "DC Out" port.
- Connect the power pigtail cord to the AC charger (power supply and cord).
- Plug the AC Charger power cord into an AC outlet.
- When fully charged, the display screen will signal that the charge is complete. Always disconnect the battery(s) from the wall outlet when fully charged.
Digital Screen Design
Peace of mind can be found in the digital screen featured on this battery. For easy reading, press the round button found next to the screen to light the display and view the battery's charge. After a few seconds, the blue backlight will turn off, allowing the user to fall to sleep without disturbance.
Backup Power Capabilities
If connected to AC power while using the Freedom Battery, the unit will recognize the source of AC power and distribute it to the CPAP device, bypassing the battery. The AC battery charger must be connected to the "DC In" port, while the connector tip or DC cord must be plugged into the "DC Out" port and into the CPAP machine.
In instances such as a power failure, when AC power is not available, the Freedom Travel Battery is designed to use its stored charge to power the device. If connecting the CPAP machine to a humidifier or using at a high altitude, it may be helpful to connect the unit to two battery cells in order to create a longer run time.
Alternative Battery Charging Options
- Use the BPS Auto Charge DC Cable to charge the Freedom Travel Battery from a vehicle's cigarette lighter. Please Note: The vehicle must be running to charge the battery.
- The 150W Sine Wave Power Inverter can be used with the AC charger to convert the DC power to AC power in order to charge the Freedom Travel Battery.
In all instances allow 4 to 5 hours to fully charge the battery after it has been completely discharged.
Compatible with Handheld Devices
Most handheld devices such as mobile phones and tablets can be powered and charged from the Freedom Battery's 5V USB along with a USB cord. As an alternative to the USB cord, use a DC cord and DC Input Cord for C-100 & Freedom Travel Battery for CPAP Machines to power the device from the battery. If seeking to charge a device without a USB cord, DC power cord, or 12V capabilities, use the 150W Sine Wave Power Inverter to power the device using its AC charger.
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This Product Includes...
- 1 - Battery
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IMPORTANT NOTE: This product is a single battery cell only and does not include the carry pack or accessories.
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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 Charging Tips
- 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.
- Charge While in Storage: Before storing, fully charge the battery. The battery will self-discharge approximately 20% every 30 days. If storing for an extended period, charge the battery once every 90 days to at least 50% capacity.
Battery Run Times
Run times will vary greatly depending on several factors: device pressure, use of a heated humidifier or heated tube, use of a inverter or converter, and altitude.
When the Freedom Battery is paired with a combination of CPAP accessories and a CPAP machine which is running at higher pressures, power to the device and/or accessories may be disabled. If this is encountered, try removing an accessory such as the heated humidifier or heated tube to decrease the power being drawn from the battery.
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.
Tips for Using the USB Port
Follow these steps to charge or power a device from the USB port:
- Plug the device into the USB port.
- Press the round button, otherwise known as the charge level indicator button, which is found next to the screen.
- When done, unplug the USB cord from the battery to turn the battery off.
Compatible MachinesVisit the Freedom Travel Battery Pack for CPAP Machines page to learn more about machines which are compatible with the Freedom Battery.
For hurricane season, this is an additional battery (#3). Have used a pair of the Freedom Travel Batteries for several years, both for travel (US and abroad with my Respironics BiPap onboard overseas flights) and for back-up power when the local utility fails or weather brings down the grid. Not using heated humidifier, typically get two 6-7 hour nights on a 100% charged battery. Batteries, chargers, and cables/connectors have proven to be easy to use and shown good reliability. Have recharged these batteries from US and European mains power (with overseas plug adapters) as well as using the vehicle adapter. more...
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You must, must, must connect it in the exact order as instructed or it will not work. As counter-intuitive it seems, you cannot connect the wires to themselves and then to the battery and machine. Our first test run ran a ResMed 10 for a little over 3 hours with the heating and humidity on. Have not run a test with those feature off yet. Takes about 4 hours to fully recharge. This also works in the battery back-up mode as advertised. Tested cell phone charging as well. Got about four half charges to our LG phone in about 8 hours. Our iPhone was a problem. The battery kept shutting off during the charging process. Don't know if the problem was the iPhone, but that didn't happen with the LG. more...
Not much else to say about this battery than it simply works, which one would of course expect. A good product with some minor display improvements over the old BPS C-100 battery, but the biggest improvement over the older BPS C-100 battery is that the new Freedom battery can be used as a UPS as its software will neither use nor charge (costing one of the 4-500 lithium battery charges) unless there actually is an AC power failure. However, if buying as a standalone battery assuming you can add it in a DUAL backup configuration together with your older C-100 BPS predecessor battery and its accessories as I did, you may be a bit disappointed. The new Freedom battery software is different from the C100 so you cannot run the two together at the same time in a dual configuration. This is currently buried deep inside the manual, but CPAP.com should make that more apparent online. Also, it should have been more apparent, than if one buys a standalone Freedom battery to add on to an older C-100 package, then one will need to buy the 110V BPS Freedom A/C charger and its 12V car charger as the new Freedom battery's software will NOT allow the old BPS C-100 chargers to work. Apparently some minor power differences in the chargers. But good news is that the new chargers will charge both the old and new BPS batteries. more...
Even though it had been 2 years since first purchase it was very pleasant to find the right part number for the new products I bought. Every one was great. I give a five star rating. more...
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I bought this battery for a boat/camping trip I just did for 4 nights. I bought the battery only, a dc charger (additional), and the dreamstation dc converter. I had access to power during the day so I was able to charge the battery every day. My cpap is set at 11 (took off humidifier) and for 8 plus hours a night the meter told me it was at 55% remaining so it should have been able to get me 2 nights but I never wanted to risk it being I had access to power. So at least for me it did what I needed it to do, and should work as advertised. more...
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