Frequently Ask Questions About CPAP Battery Packs
Is a prescription required for a CPAP Battery?
Will my insurance company pay for my CPAP Battery?
CPAP Power Packs are not considered a medically necessary item and therefore will not be covered by your insurance.
Do CPAP batteries work with all CPAP machine models?
CPAP Power Packs are compatible with most makes and models of CPAP and BiLevel machines.
How long will the battery run my CPAP machine?
Run times vary depending upon device type, pressure settings and altitude. Average Power Pack run times is 1 to 2 nights for both Medistrom and ResBett batteries.
How long does it take to recharge the Power Pack?
Medistrom is 2-3 hours and ResBett is 4 to 5 hours.
Can I recharge the Power Pack via the cigarette lighter socket in my vehicle?
YES. You can safely recharge your CPAP Power Pack via the cigarette lighter socket of your vehicle by using either the 150 Watt Sine Wave Inverter or ResBett car charger along with the Power Pack. You can do the same with Medistrom CPAP battery by using the car charger.
Can I use CPAP Power Packs to power other devices?
YES. CPAP Power Packs can also be used to power other devices that operate from 12V DC current such as portable DVD players, iPods, MP3 players, cell phones and more.
What's the life-span of a CPAP battery pack?
Generally 400/500 charge/discharge cycles.
What kinds of batteries are allowed in carry-on baggage (in the aircraft cabin)?
Both Medistrom and ResBett CPA battery packs are FAA-compliant.
Are CPAP Power Packs "Protected From Short Circuit"?
YES. CPAP Power Packs are built within a protective aluminum alloy scratch resistant shell. Built in circuitry protection also protects against thermal run-away and overheating.
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