Planning the Trip to Hall’s Creek

The Silver Lady has a new rear tyre and has been fully serviced in readiness for the three thousand kilometre ride next week.  She feels as eager to go as I. As I will be camping out on the way, and as I want to be well rested and alert, I gave a lot of thought to my sleep problem.  I learned that a battery to power the CPAP machine for just two or three nights would cost me about $580.00. However for just $140.00, I bought a transformer that will power my schnozzle nozzle from a standard 12v battery. I tried it out using an old dying car battery from my Camry that I replaced earlier this year.  I have kept it charge against a possible emergency. The system works fine.  But I was not enthusiastic about lugging an old car battery on the back of my bike. So I bought a small motorcycle battery, less than a fifth of the mass of the car battery, and which will fit into one of the side pockets of my pack.  I also bought a solar panel, which, mounted on my swag, will trickle charge the battery as I ride.  One thing I am expecting is plenty of sun.

The battery cost $70.00. The solar panel $45.00.  So for less than half the cost of a ResMed battery I have rigged a system that should give me similar or better results.

I hope.

I shall report in due course, with pictures.



About Alan

Alone in a sea of spinifex.
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One Response to Planning the Trip to Hall’s Creek

  1. Alan says:

    Reblogged this on Hodophilia.

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