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Old 08-07-2012, 07:03 PM   #15
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An inverter should be at least 400 watts if the C-Pap or Bi-Pap has a heater as most of the modern ones have. Using an an inverter takes about 5% more power, but sure is easier. You can use it for charging your laptop, phone, ETC.
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:44 AM   #16
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I just tested my c-pap(Respironics c-flex with heater.) using my clamp on amp meter and a little amp test cord i have and it draws one amp with the heater.

1 amp x 110 volts = 110 watts.

Some thing i have found very handy is my clamp on amp meter and load test cord.
With it i can test all my 110 volt plug in items and know just what they draw.

For the load test cord take a male and female three prong plugs and wire them together with about 6 inches of wire and tape the ground and neutral wire so that you know what ones they are and leave the hot (black wire) separate so you can clamp one the clamp on amp meter.
CLAMP THOSE AMPS

I plan to put a small deep cycle battery and 200 amp invertor back in the bed room area of my Bounder just as a dedicated c-pap power supply
i will wire it to both a small solar panel on the roof and through my regular battery system by way of a battery isolator.

This way it will even work if i lose power in a RV park and i can sleep through the night.

I can even plug my alarm clock into the circuit.
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In your photo, your C-Pap looks a lot like a toaster oven. Just kidding. My Bi-Pap and my C-Pap both had problems on 200 watt inverter and had to go with a 400 watt.
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