Top 10 Best Portable Power Supply For CPAP Machines

For those with sleep apnea, camping trips can prove to be a challenge as not all campsites have electrical hookups to power your CPAP machine. This usually draws many CPAP users away from camping.

However, with a solar portable power supply, you can get on demand power for your CPAP machine just about anywhere you can get sunshine.

Today, I am going to walk you through my top 10 choices of solar power supplies that are rated to be used with CPAP machines so that you can find the perfect solution for your next camping trip

Suaoki 150

If you are looking for a great budget portable power supply, the Suaoki 150 can do most of the things you need it to do without breaking the bank.

This portable power supply is around $125 (at the time of publishing this article) and is a great choice for those needing to power their CPAP machine on their next camping trip.

While this power supply is a great choice to take with you to power your CPAP on a camping trip, it can also be used for a variety of other things as well.

Being able to be charged up in a household plug, cigarette lighter in your car, or with a solar panel that can be purchased separately, you can easily power laptops, radios, and Go-Pros while you are out camping as well.

With its small size and under 3lb weight, you can easily take the Suaoki 150 with you just about anywhere you go. It is light enough and small enough to throw into a backpack to use while hiking as well.

The S270 Lithium battery helps to power this portable power station for up to 150Wh on a single charge.

The Suaoki 150 Features:

  • Cell Type: S270 Lithium
  • Pack Capacity: 150Wh
  • 3 Recharge Modes
  • Weight: 2.9 lbs
  • Easy To Use Handles
  • Power Pack Dimensions – 7 x 4.5 x 5 in 
  • Foldable Carry Handles
  • Double Barrel Flashlight
  • 4x DC output ports (12V/10A, Max 15A in total)
  • 2x AC outlets (110V)
  • 1x QC 3.0 USB
  • 3x USB ports (5V/2.1A)
  • 2x Flashing lights for emergency
  • 2x Status indicators

Suaoki offers a 2 year limited warranty on all new Suaoki 150 generators purchased from authorized Suaoki sellers.

The Suaoki 150 Charge Times:

  • Wall Charger (45W): 8 hours
  • Car Charger (30W): 11 Hours
  • Solar Panel: Dependant On The Size Of Solar Panel

The Suaoki 150 Can Charge:

  • Smartphone 10+ Recharges
  • POV Camera 18+ Recharges
  • Lantern 20+ Recharges
  • DJI Spark – 4.5 Times
  • Laptop 1.2 Hours
  • 12V LED 3.5 Hours

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Compact Design
  • Foldable Handles
  • Easy To Carry

Cons

  • Power Cord Is Short

Jackery Explorer 160

Jackery is an industry leader when it comes to portable power solutions and this Explorer 160 is no different.

The small frame shouldn’t fool you as it produces enough wattage to easily power your CPAP machine and other appliances you may need while camping.

Weighing in at only 3.84lbs, this generator includes a built it handle that allows you to easily carry it with you on any camping trip.

jackery explorer 160 power station

It is small enough to fit in most backpacks and offers three different ways to charge it up – solar panel, household outlet. And cigarette lighter.

This portable power station is one of the most popular on this list with over 450 reviews on Amazon at the time of publishing this article.

The Jackery Explorer 160 Features:

  • Cell Type: Li-NMC
  • Pack Capacity: 167Wh
  • LCD Info Screen
  • Weight: 3.84 lbs
  • Power Pack Dimensions – 7.4” x 4.5” x 6.7”
  • Built In LED Flashlight
  • 1 – USB-C Port
  • 2 – USB-A Ports
  • 1 – 12V DC Output 6mm
  • 1 – Charging Input 8mm

Jackery offers an industry leading 2 year warranty on all of their solar generators.

The Jackery Explorer 160 Charge Times:

  • Wall Charger (45W): 5 hours

  • Car Charger (30W): 5 hours

  • Solar Panel: 8-10 Hours

The Jackery Explorer 160 Can Charge:

  • Smartphones – 12+ Times
  • Tablets – 5+ Times
  • Cameras – 20+ Times
  • Laptops – 2+ Times
  • Mini Fridges – 3+ Hours
  • Drones – 2+ Times
  • USB Small Fan – 26+ Hours

Pros

  • Very Lightweight
  • Quick Charge Time
  • Easy To Carry

Cons

  • No Cigarette Lighter Input

Honda By Jackery HLS200 Portable cpap Power Station

For those who are a fan the Jackery 160 but are wanting to get a power station that offers a little more power, the Honda By Jackery HLS200 portable power station may be the generator you need to look into.

This portable power station features the same style as the 160 with the integrated handle and small size, but you are going to benefit from 40 extra watts which could help you power more devices while you run your CPAP machine at the same time.

With a good selection of outlets, you can easily run a CPAP machine, charge a phone, and get a Go-Pro charged up all at the same time.

The digital screen on the side of the power station keeps you informed of all of the vitals that you need to keep an eye on.

You can charge up this power station in three ways, like most power stations, including AC, solar panel, and DC cigarette lighter.

The Jackery HLS 200 Features:

  • Cell Type: Lithium ion (BAK 2900mAh x 20 cells)
  • Pack Capacity: 1280Wh
  • LCD Info Screen
  • Weight: 3.86 lbs
  • Power Pack Dimensions – 7.32 x 6.2 x 3.93 in
  • Built In LED Flashlight
  • 1 – USB-C Port
  • 2 – USB-A Ports
  • 1 – 12V DC Output 6mm
  • 1 – Charging Input 8mm
  • 1 DC Output Car Port

Jackery offers an industry leading 2 year warranty on all of their solar generators.

The Jackery HLS 200 Charge Times:

  • Wall Charger (45W): 5 hours
  • Car Charger (30W): 5 hours
  • Solar Panel: 8-10 Hours

The Jackery HLS 200 Can Charge:

  • Smartphones – 12+ Times
  • Tablets – 9 Times
  • 32” TV – 2 Hours
  • Laptops – 2+ Times
  • Mini Fridges – 2 Hours

Pros

  • Quick Charge Time
  • Built In Flashlight
  • Reliable

Cons

  • No Cigarette Lighter Output

AIPER 167W

As one of the cheapest portable power supplies on this list, you are going to get a lot of great features for the low price of around $150. 

The AIPER power station may not be the most popular station on this list, but don’t let that fool you, it still has the things that you will find on all of the other stations in this power range.

Providing 167Wh, you are going to get 3 DC outputs, 2 USB outputs, and 2 AC outputs to charge up and power just about any appliance or device that you may have, including that CPAP machine. With this variety of outputs, you will get to charge up other devices while you power up your CPAP machine.

 

The built in handle will make carrying this 3.52lb power station very easy so that you can easily move it to wherever you need when camping.

Much like any other portable power station, you can charge this AIPER station up three different ways, at home with an AC plug, in the car with the DC style plug, and with a variety of solar panels which are sold separately.

The AIPER 167W Portable Power Station Features:

  • Cell Type: Li-NMC
  • AC Continuous Output: 150W
  • Pack Capacity: 200Wh
  • LCD Info Screen
  • Weight: 3.84 lbs7.7 x 4.3 x 4.3 in
  • Power Pack Dimensions – 7.4” x 4.5” x 6.7”
  • 3 x DC Output Ports (12V/10A),120W(Max)
  • 2 x AC Outlets (110V)
  • 2 x USB Ports (5V/2.1A)

The AIPER 167W Portable Power Station Can Charge:

  • Smartphones – 15+ Times
  • Go Pro – 32 Times
  • Tablet – 4-5 Hours
  • Floodlight – 30 Hours
  • CPAP – 8 Hours
  • Drones – 9 Times

Pros

  • Great Selection Of Outlets
  • Digital LED Display
  • 1 Year Warranty

Cons

  • Unknown brand

Renogy Phoenix 210

For those who are looking for an all in one solar power station solution to help power your CPAP machine, the Renogy Phoenix 210 can surely help.

While most solar generators will require you to purchase a separate solar panel to charge it up, the Renogy Phoenix 210 has solar panels built in.

The portability of this power station is a little harder than some of the smaller units as it weighs in at 12.78lbs, but it is still easy to move around for placing where you need it. This generator is about the size of a dictionary

renogy phoenix 210 power generator

On the Phoenix 210, you are going to find a single AC outlet, 4 usb outlets, and 2 DV outputs to allow you to plug in your CPAP machine and just about any device you can think of.

With a 5 hour charge time on AC or DC car power and a 15 solar charge, you will need to plan ahead when using this generator. 

The Renogy Phoenix 210 Features:

  • All In One Solar System
  • Pure Sine Wave Inverter
  • Pack Capacity: 210Wh
  • MPPT Charging Technology
  • Weight: 12.78 lbs
  • Built In Solar Panels
  • Power Pack Dimensions – 16.14 x 13.77 x 3.89 inches
  • DC Output:2 x 12V@3A max (6A Total)   
  • USB Output:4 x 5V@2.4A max (6A Total)   
  • Cigarette Socket:12V 12.5A

Renogy offers a 1 year warrant on the accessories, and a 5 year warranty on the solar panel workmanship and materials. You also get a 25 year power output warranty.

The Renogy Phoenix 210 Charge Times:

  • Wall Charger (45W): 5 hours
  • Car Charger (30W): 5 hours
  • Solar Panel: 15  Hours

The Renogy Phoenix 210 Can Charge:

  • Go Pro – 47 Charges
  • Iphone 6S – 32 Charges
  • Galaxy S6 – 22 Charges
  • Ipad Air 2 – 8 Charges
  • Kindle Oasis – 230 Charges
  • DSLR Camera – 25 Charges
  • Laptop – 5 Charges

Pros

  • Included Solar Panels
  • All In One System

Cons

  • Single AC Outlet

Jackery Explorer 240

Another portable power supply in the Jackery lineup is the Explorer 240.

This power supply is going to greatly resemble the 160 and 200 power supplies I have covered in the Jackery lineup but with a few differences.

The main difference in the 240 is obviously going to be the increase in power of up to 240Wh. This will allow you to run even more devices in tandem with your CPAP machine on this power supply.

With a great selection of outlets and an easy to carry setup, this power station is going to be a great addition to your camping accessories and perfect for those who need to power their CPAP machine in their tent or RV.

It is quiet enough to keep in your tent or beside your bed and can be charged with solar panels, with a household plug, or with a car cigarette lighter plug.

The Jackery Explorer 240 Features:

  • Cell Type: Li-ion NMC
  • Peak Capacity: 240Wh
  • LCD Info Screen
  • Weight: 3.84 lbs
  • Power Pack Dimensions – 7.4” x 4.5” x 6.7”
  • Built In Handle
  • 2 – USB Ports
  • 1 – 12V AC Output 6mm
  • 1 – 12V Car Cigarette Lighter Output
  • 1 – Charging Input 8mm

Jackery offers an industry leading 2 year warranty on all of their solar generators.

The Jackery Explorer 240 Charge Times:

  • Wall Charger (45W): 8 hours
  • Car Charger (30W): 8 hours
  • Solar Panel: 10 Hours

The Jackery Explorer 240 Can Charge:

  • Smartphones – 17+ Times
  • Tablets – 14+ Times
  • Cameras – 30+ Times
  • Laptops – 4+ Times
  • Mini Fridges – 3+ Hours
  • Drones – 4+ Times
  • USB Small Fan – 40+ Hours

Pros

  • Quick Charge Time
  • Very Lightweight

Cons

  • No Cigarette Lighter Style

Goal Zero Yeti 400

As a popular name in the portable generator industry, its no surprise that Goal Zero is on this list.

The Yeti 400 is going to give you more power than you need for your CPAP machine to ensure that you keep all of your other devices properly powered on your next camping trip.

With up to 400Wh, this portable power station is going to keep even the largest of CPAP machines running while you charge up your phone, Go-Pros, and tablets.

With up to 400Wh, this portable power station is going to keep even the largest of CPAP machines running while you charge up your phone, Go-Pros, and tablets. While it is not the smallest of power stations, it is still small enough to keep with you in a tent or to set beside your bed in an RV.

Yeti 400w solar generator on a table

Pros

  • Simple Control Panel
  • Very Easy To Use

Cons

  • Charging Time Could Be Shorter

Frequently Asked Questions

man sleeping with a CPAP machine

How Much Wattage Does A CPAP Machine Use?

When it comes to finding the right portable power supply for your CPAP machine, you are going to need to first figure out how many watts your current machine uses. While you will need to find out how many watts your specific machine uses, most CPAP machines are going to use between 30-60 watts, depending on the pressure settings.

How Loud Are Portable Power Supplies?

Portable power supplies I selected for the purpose of this article are solar powered which means that they do not have noisy engines and will operate quietly enough to have in the tent with you when camping.

In most cases, the CPAP machine is going to be louder than your portable power supply.

If using a gas powered generator, you will need to run an extension cord to your machine as the generator will need to be outside of your RV or tent.

Also see my list of the quietest gas powered generators

How Can I Safely Use A Portable Power Supply When Camping?

Since most portable power supplies are solar powered, you will not have to worry about harmful gases being emitted from the power supply. For solar power supplies, you are going to want to make sure that you keep the supply dry and out of direct sunlight (minus the solar panels) to ensure that you are not exposing the power supply to high heat or wet conditions as it can cause damage to the power supply.

Conclusion – About This Guide

So there you have it, a complete guide on which generators are best suited for tailgating.

The main things to remember are to research how much wattage you are going to be demanding, keeping you and your guests safe, and properly research each generator to ensure it has everything that you need.

The best thing about inverter generators is that you won’t be using it just for tailgating. These make a great backup power source in the event of a blackout.

So get out there and get your party powered with a new generator!

Are you currently using a portable power supply for your CPAP machine? If so, what size are you currently using?

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