Zopec VOYAGE Universal Smart Battery: In-Depth Review
  • 07 Jun 2022
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By Lily - Registered Respiratory Therapist

If you’re looking for a battery to power your CPAP when you’re away from home, the Zopec VOYAGE Universal Smart battery is your answer. 

Zopec VOYAGE Voltage

This fast charging lithium battery is compatible with all CPAP machines (5V/9V/12V/15V/24V) so you don’t have to worry about getting the “wrong” battery. 

No more trying to figure out if your machine is 12V or 24V - the Zopec VOYAGE works with them all. If that’s not exciting enough, the Zopec VOYAGE does not require any adapter cables to connect to your machine. Just plug your machine’s AC power adapter into the AC outlet in the battery and you are good to go. 

Charging the Zopec VOYAGE

The Zopec VOYAGE uses PD 45W Smart USB-C technology for super fast charging. Recharge time is less than 4 hrs, and the wall charger is 100-240V, so you don’t have to worry about compatibility when traveling internationally. 

If you’re off the grid, you can use the Zopec PHOTONS 60Pro SMART Solar Charger to charge your battery. This solar charger is foldable for easy storage and opens up to a size of 32" x 20" x 0.5". It comes with a USB-C and a USB-A port so you can charge your phone/laptop. 

The PHOTONS 60Pro SMART solar charger uses premium monocrystalline solar cells and advanced light capturing technology to minimize light reflection and maximize conversion efficiency. 

The solar panels can fully charge the VOYAGE smart battery in 2.5 hrs under optimal conditions of 59-95 degrees F, direct sunlight, and less than 20% humidity. This is an impressively quick charge time compared to the Medistrom 50W solar panel. 

According to Medistrom, the recharge time for a fully depleted Pilot-Lite battery via their solar panel is 7 to 9 hrs under direct sunlight. 

Zopec VOYAGE Battery Duration

A fully charged VOYAGE battery can run for 12 hours on the ResMed AirSense 10 on a pressure of 10 cm H2O. This is with the humidifier and heated tubing turned off. If you have the humidifier on, expect the runtime to decrease by 50%. If you have the humidifier and the heated tubing on, your battery will only last a quarter of the reported runtime. 

Similarly, if you’re using an autoCPAP, expect the battery run time to decrease, as well. Zopec recommends testing the VOYAGE smart battery runtime on your exact settings before going on your travels. 

A tip for those with CPAP machines that have an auto-off feature: you can keep your machine running if you plug the end of the hose partially with a paper towel. This minimizes leak so your machine won’t turn off. 

Zopec VOYAGE Size and Weight

Now let’s talk size. The VOYAGE Smart battery is 7.25" x 5" x 1.75" and weighs 2 lbs. This makes it roughly twice as tall as the Medistrom Pilot-Lite 12V/24V batteries and just a bit wider and longer. 

It is also slightly heavier than the Pilot-Lite battery’s 1.3 lbs. Really not much of a difference between the two in terms of size if you’re going on a trip, but understandably some people will want a thinner and lighter battery. 

The Verdict

The VOYAGE smart battery is wonderful for those who want the CPAP machine and battery connection simplified. No cables, no extra parts, no need to worry about compatibility, and one full charge lasts 2 nights. 

And if you’re often out camping, the Zopec PHOTONS 60Pro SMART Solar Charger is definitely a worthwhile investment with its quick charge time and portable design. 


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