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    Product Overview

    The Medistrom Pilot-24 Lite CPAP Battery can provide flexibility for off-the-grid travel, whether going camping or flying. It can also be used as a battery backup, ensuring continuous operation even in the event power is lost.

    The Pilot-24 Lite is compatible with the latest and most popular ResMed machines, including the AirMini™ AutoSet and the AirSense 10.

    Manufactured by Medistrom.

    Product Features

    This product is not currently available for expedited shipping within the continental U.S. Regular ground shipping will be the only options. Other options may be available for non-continental U.S. residents.

    The Medistrom Pilot-24 Lite CPAP Battery is a versatile and powerful travel companion and can power CPAP equipment for up to 10 hours or more in almost any environment or condition.

    PLEASE NOTE: Run times vary widely and depend on many factors, including machine type, pressure setting, and whether or not humidification is used.

    The Medistrom Pilot-24 Lite is compatible with the following machines:

    *Adapter Kits available from CPAP.com.

    **Will not work with AirCurve™ SV or AirCurve™ ST models.

    In The Box:

    • Pilot-24 Lite Battery
    • Output Cable for ResMed AirSense™ 10
    • Output Cable for ResMed AirMini™
    • Short Charging adapter for ResMed AirMini™
    • Fabric Carrying Case
    • Product Manual (English, French, German, Spanish)
    • Quick Start Guide (English, French, German, Spanish)

    Product Features:

    • Use as a Travel Battery or a Convenient Battery Backup for Popular CPAP Therapy Devices
    • Powers ResMed AirMini™ and ResMed AirSense™ 10 Without Needing a Special Adapter
    • Charge the Battery Using the CPAP Machine Power Supply
    • FAA Compliant - Use In-Flight
    • Charge Handheld Electronic Devices Like Mobile Phones and Tablets
    • Built-In Flashlight

    Use as a Travel Battery or Battery Backup - Works on AirMini™ and AirSense™ 10!

    Unlike other solutions for powering the AirMini™, the Medistrom Pilot-24 Lite powers the device without needing an inverter or adapter. Simply use the included attachment, and connect to the device easily. The Medistrom Pilot-24 Lite makes it possible to take the AirMini™ on the road or use as a convenient battery backup, powering the AirMini™ continuously in the event of a power outage. The battery also works with the ResMed AirSense™ 10.

    Works with the DreamStation Go and Luna With Adapter Kit

    By purchasing the DreamStation Go and Luna Adapter Kit you can connect the Medistrom Pilot-24 Lite to those machines for additional functionality. Use as a battery backup, hit the trail, or take to the skies with your Medistrom Pilot-24 Lite, and keep your therapy going wherever the next adventure takes you.

    Charge the Battery Using the CPAP Machine Power Supply

    No power supply is included with the Pilot-24 Lite. Instead, new users should use the power supply of a compatible CPAP machine to charge the battery. By not including a power supply, this eliminates the added cost of a special power supply for the battery, and the savings are passed on to the customer.

    Long Flight Ahead? This Device is FAA Compliant!

    It's never been easier to take to the skies with an AirMini™ as this device is FAA compliant for in-flight use. Keep therapy going, for perhaps as long as a flight from New York to London. "FAA compliant" means the FAA has determined the device meets the safety standards required by the FAA, and it's permitted to use in-flight. Air travel regulations can change over time. Different air carriers may have their own regulations, so it's important to check with them at least 48 hours before flying.

    Off-Grid? Use the Pilot-24 Lite to Charge a Phone or Tablet!

    If a camping trip will require venturing off-the-grid, no worries! Keep a mobile device charged and ready to go, using the Pilot-24 Lite. The battery comes with a USB connection for cell phone or tablet charging cables, making it possible to get the most out of any trip.

    Built-In LED Flashlight

    No more fumbling in the dark! The Medistrom Pilot-24 Lite has a built-in flashlight, making it easy to see nearby objects with the click of a button. Great for camping and power outages, the Pilot-24 Lite gives off enough light to quickly locate a phone, wallet, purse, or keys in the dark and get back to sleep fast.

    Battery Run Times

    ResMed AirSense™ 10:

    • Using no humidification or heated hose, and a pressure setting of 10: Run-times are guaranteed for 1 night (8 hours). However, the range can be anywhere from 8 to 16 hours on a pressure of 10 without humidity and minimal mask leaks.
    • Using with Humidification or heated hose, pressure setting of 10: With the humidity and heated hose it will only last 3-4 hours with a pressure of 10 and no excessive mask leaks.

    ResMed AirMini™ Auto Set™

    • Using no humidification or heated hose, and a pressure setting of 10: The run times will be roughly equivalent to the run times for the AirSense™ 10. The AirMini™ is a much more efficient machine than the AirSense™ 10, so it is possible for it to run longer.
    • Using humidification on a pressure setting of 10. The AirMini™ uses waterless humidification and doesn't require power to work. So the run times would be the same as without humidification.

    Manufacturer's Warranty

    The manufacturer guarantees the product within 12 months from the date of original purchase, excluding abuse and neglect of the product.


    Return On Warranty Issues Only

    Specifications

    Product Specifications

    Product Dimensions:

    6.7" x 3.5" x 0.8", 560g (1.3lbs)

    Technical Specifications:

    • Charge Capacity: 95Wh
    • Power Cell Type: LG rechargeable lithium-ion cells
    • Rated Input: 24V, 60W (NORMAL), 90W (MAX), uses CPAP machine power supply for input voltage, and can be 110 - 240 volts.
    • Rated Output: DC 24V, 3.75A
    • USB Out: 5V, 2.5A
    • Life Span: Over 500 full charge/discharge cycles
    • Caseing: Aluminum
    • LCD Display: None
    • Power Gauge: 4 stage Charge Level Indicator Lights
    • Recharge time: 2-3 hours (7 to 9 hours via the ResMed AirMini AC Adapter)
    • FAA Compliant: Yes

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    Important Tips

    PLEASE NOTE: The Medistrom Pilot-24 Lite does not come with a power supply, and it is intended to be used with the power supply from the compatible CPAP device. A power supply for the battery can be purchased separately.

    User Manual:

    Here's the User Manual for the Pilot-24 Lite.

    FAA Battery Regulations

    Here's the regulations from the FAA explaining its policies on what types of batteries are acceptable for bringing on a flight. Per the manufacturer, this battery meets the requirements for in-flight use:

    FAA Regulations for Batteries

    Device Compatibility:

    The battery is compatible with the following machines, and the correct cables are included:

    • ResMed AirSense™ 10
    • ResMed AirMini™

    Using a special adapter, purchased separately, compatibility can be expanded to these machines:

    • ResMed S9
    • 3B Medical Luna
    • Apex Medical iCH
    • Philips Respironics DreamStation Go

    It's important to make sure to use the correct adapter when connecting to the CPAP machine, as using the wrong adapter can lead to damage or loss.

    CPAP.com sells the Adapter Kit for the DreamStation Go and Luna CPAP Machines.

    AirSense™ 10 Charging Instructions:

    1. Using the power supply of a compatible device, plug the AC power supply to the Pilot-24 Lite.
    2. Plug the power supply into a wall outlet.
    3. Charge level is indicated by the lights on the front of the battery. When all four lights are illuminated, the battery is fully charged.
    4. When fully charged, disconnect from the wall outlet.

    Charging Using the AirMini™ Power Supply

    1. Plug the included Short Charging Adapter Cable into the charge port of the Pilot-24 Lite.
    2. Connect the Short Charging Adapter Cable to the power supply of the AirMini.
    3. Plug into the wall outlet, and charging should begin.
    4. Charge level is indicated by the lights on the front of the battery. When all four lights are illuminated, the battery is fully charged.
    5. When fully charged, disconnect from the wall outlet.

    Using as a Backup for the AirMini™

    The ResMed AirMini™ AC adapter can only be used to charge the Pilot-24 Lite and can't be used in the Backup Power Supply configuration for the AirMini™. To use the ResMed AirMini™ PAP Device in the backup configuration with Pilot-24 Lite please use Medistrom AC Power Adapter for Pilot-24 Lite (sold separately). A power supply for the original ResMed AirSense 10 AC power adapter will also work, as will the original ResMed S9 power adapter with the short charging adapter cable.

    Does using the battery in backup mode count against the 500 charging cycles lifetime?

    No, it does not. The 500 cycles rule is only applicable when using it as a travel battery and the unit is fully depleted and recharged.

    First Time Charging: Charge all the way to 100%. Partially charging the battery from the first charge, can impact long term run-times.

    International Charging: The device can be charged internationally as the charger accepts voltages from 100V to 240V. Consider using International Plug Adapters to connect the power supply to an international wall outlet.

    Tips for Improving Run Times:

    The battery is intended to last for up to 10 hours or longer. Battery runtimes are impacted by many factors including altitude, use of humidification, pressure settings, and many other factors.

    Simply put, lower pressure settings and not using humidification will help the battery last longer, and at lower altitudes, the machine doesn't have to work as hard to apply therapeutic pressure. Run-times also vary widely from device to device, as some machines consume less DC power than others.

    Please be aware that CPAP.com makes no guarantee for battery power run-times.

    WARNINGS:

    • Lithium-Ion battery cells are corrosive and can cause injury if exposed. The lithium-ion battery cells are safely enclosed inside of the aluminum casing, so it's important not to abuse the battery in ways that could result in them being exposed. This includes dropping, striking, or crushing the battery.
    • Do not get the battery wet. Any kind of moisture can result in damage or loss.
    • Do not use any damaged or frayed component or cable.
    • Do not expose battery to extreme heat or fire, as this could cause the battery to explode.
    • Do not use the battery with any CPAP device that is not compatible as it could cause damage or loss to the device and the battery.
    • Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight. Overheating can result in the battery shutting down or cause damage to the battery.
    • When using the Pilot-12 Lite or the Pilot-24 Lite as a portable PAP battery, pleased disconnect the heated humidifier and heated hose from your PAP device as this will significantly reduce the battery run time.

    WARRANTY INFORMATION: Please note that all Medistrom Backup Power Supplies (Pilot, Pilot Plus, Co-Pilot and Pilot Lite units) must be CHARGED TO FULL BEFORE STORAGE AND EVERY 6 MONTHS OR LESS WHILE IN STORAGE. Failure to charge the Medistrom Backup Power Supplies at least every 6 months is considered NEGLECT. Any Medistrom Backup Power Supply that is found to be malfunctioning due to neglect will have its WARRANTY VOIDED

    EXTREME TEMPERATURE WARNING: Do NOT expose battery to temperatures above 104 degrees Fahrenheit or temperatures below 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Exposing battery to these temperatures can cause damage to the lithium-ion cells and can be a fire hazard.

    "COIL WHINE" NOTICE: Sometimes the Pilot-24 Lite can make the sound of a slight buzzing sound when charging the battery on lower voltage. If hearing this sound, nothing is wrong with the battery and is an indication it is being charged at a lower voltage.



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