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Old 03-04-2019, 06:36 PM   #1
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Using an Oxygen concentrator while on the road

WE are still newbies with these forums, but sure have appreciated all the advice we've been given. I have a question about using oxygen while on the road. Both my husband and I use CPAP machines at night, and I need an oxygen concentrator hooked up to mine, while we sleep. I am hoping you can give us some guidance about where we can get a small concentrator that will work with CPAP, and still plug into the car AC adapter to charge. I occasionally need to use a nasal cannula when in an enclosed space, like the car. Because of the CPAP, it needs to be a continuous flow, not a pulse concentrator, which are more easily found. Thanks so much!
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Old 03-04-2019, 07:47 PM   #2
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You can Google "continuous flow oxygen concentrator" and it finds a few of them that are portable. They have batteries and car and wall chargers. If it fits your budget/insurance you should not have any issues using it in your RV.
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I assume you have a CPAP mask with an oxygen port or an oxygen bleed adapter for the hose. Pretty much any portable continuous oxygen concentrator will work if it has power to recharge the battery. Charging the concentrator battery in the car power port can be done even with an ac charger. You just need an inverter such as one of these:
https://www.amazon.com/BESTEK-300W-P...gateway&sr=8-6
https://www.amazon.com/BESTEK-400W-I...gateway&sr=8-5

However, I do have questions. Are your CPAP machines powered by ac or dc electricity in your RV? Do you only use them when your RV is connected to shore power? Are you able to dry camp and still use your CPAP machines?
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I use a CPAP & O2. I take both units from the house and put them in my 5W. Can you wire an inverter in the car for mobile use.
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I use a CPAP and we spend a lot of time without shore power. I bought a 12 volt power cord for it and rigged up a 12 volt power socket off the lamp by my bed. It works great.
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Update: I know there are many CPAP users in the RV community. I was able to get a used O2 machine for $200 and it stay in the camper. I also was able to find cords for the CPAP and have a second set stays in the RV. Now all I have to move is the actual CPAP unit between home & RV. Wish I could get the VA to furnish a second so nothing would have to be moved.
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