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Old 04-03-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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Question Extra battery ?

Make it short I have to sleep with a CPAP machine.
For my next trip I want to be able to power my machine from a extra gel battery. I have a pigtale from the main battery for the quick disconnect charger. Can I plug in my second battrey while I'm riding to charge it up for the night or I need one of those special isolator switch for it?
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:12 PM   #2
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Ideally .. a special isolator.

Being practical and cheap - once the bike is running plug in the other battery and ride away. I assume that you will be running the bike for more than say 20 minutes when you do this and won't be running spotlights, hair dryer and fridge at the time ? Do remember to unplug it once you stop.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:12 PM   #3
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Safe to assume the CPAP battery is 12v?
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:51 PM   #4
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One of these DEKA sealed glass mat batteries will run my 12 volt CPAP machine for two 8 hour nights and still start my KLR on the last morning.

I would never likely stay more than one night somewhere, but I tested it for two while at home and had good results. The entire project pretty cheap. I do carry a tiny charger along in the event I would hit a camp site with electric. Basically a wall wart 12 volt adapter, about 800 milliamp with alligator clips. Low tech sometimes best.

Just trying to help, I know what a boat anchor the dang CPAP stuff is.

Deka batteries:

This stuff also helped get it done.

Electrical leads to run an easy 12 volt cigarette lighter accessory socket for your bike:

Nifty 25 foot extension:

Generic plug n play socket:
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