Originally Posted by mabeldust1
We just purchased a 2016 Scamp
. My husband has sleep apnea and uses a crap machine at night. Does anyone know if the electric plugs will work with the battery at times when we don’t have an electric hookup?
Advise on powering your CPAP machine through the night:
You need to plan for 7 hours of continuous power for the CAAP machine.
Advisable to have 2 efficient batteries for the trailer. When dry camping
, you’ll also need a generator
to recharge your batteries.
When not hooked up to electricity, plugs do not work with regular outlets. You’ll need an inverter or a 12 volt plug.
Because the the outlet for our inverter is too far away from our bed, we installed a 12 volt cigarette type power outlet by our bed, and purchased a 12 volt plug from the manufacturer
of the CAAP unit. We could also plug an inverter into that outlet, but wanted to save space. Either approach allows us to place the CAAP unit near us.
When warm weather camping, save electricity & leave the humidifier at home.
You will want those batteries sufficiently charged at bedtime. Think of ways to minimize power usage off the grid: LED lights
, 12 volt appliances, solar
, judicial use of power pump, etc.
Hope this helps.