The Transcend battery packs are small. The 4-cell battery easily fits into a pocket and has a battery life of approximately 7 to 9 hours. Battery life will depend on the pressure setting and breathing pattern of the user.
Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) June 17, 2011
Battery packs are now available for Transcend, the new wearable sleep apnea therapy device designed to be the ultimate travel CPAP. A convenient optional power source, these Lithium Ion packs are available in 4-cell and 8-cell sizes.
Battery life for the packs will depend on the pressure setting and breathing patterns of each individual user. The 4-cell battery pack will power Transcend for approximately 7 to 9 hours and the 8-cell battery pack will power Transcend for approximately 14 to 16 hours. The battery packs may be charged with AC line power or with a mobile power adapter and must be fully charged before the first use. Charge time for the 4-cell may take five hours; the 8-cell may take as much as eight hours.
In addition to being used as a power source, the battery packs serve as a power source backup when used with AC line power. Should the power go out, Transcend will continue to provide patients with therapy.
Transcend battery packs come with adjustable chest and arm straps. Patients may choose to strap the battery pack to their chest or arm, or simply put it under their pillow.
Transcend is the World’s Smallest CPAP
Transcend fits the travel needs of sleep apnea patients and overcomes hurdles associated with using a bulky, hassle-ridden traditional sleep machine including:
- it is the smallest, most portable CPAP available
- it weighs less than 1 lb, making it the lightest CPAP on the market
- it uses low power consumption
- battery pack and mobile power options allows for use in remote locations
- a small, hygienic heat moisture exchanger for humidification replaces the humidification chamber
- it’s universal AC power supply automatically converts power current outside the United States
- it automatically compensates therapy pressure to altitudes of up to 8,000 feet
- it is FAA compliant
Transcend and the battery packs are available from a number of different online dealers and DMEs; to find one near you, visit the Transcend website.
Transcend is a Somnetics, International Inc. Product
Somnetics, International Inc. is a privately held Minnesota-based medical device company and is an emerging leader in customer-driven design, development, and production of respiratory medical devices. Somnetics’ mission is focused on integrating technology, customer input, and employee creativity to provide innovative, high quality products that improve the lives of people with respiratory disorders. It received FDA market clearance for the Transcend CPAP machine in July 2010. Transcend is protected by several issued and pending US and foreign patents.
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