Have used the EB70 for three nights to try and run my CPAP, two of the nights the EB70 shut off in the middle of the night. When it shuts down, I cannot restart it without plugging it into the ac charger (goes completely dead, none of the inputs work). The CPAP is drawing about 35-40 watts through the manufacturers DC adapter. The battery life, after it shut down, on the first night was 80%, the second night 80% (started with a full charge).
If this unit is unable to maintain itself overnight, it is not usable for me. Any ideas?
With a 35 to 40 watt DC load you should be able to run your CPAP for approx. 15 hours at the low end. The strange thing is that the unit is acting like the battery is dead but is displaying 80%. When you charge the unit, does the % of charge gauge cycle up and down during the charging process as it should and when fully charged, does the gauge show fully charged? Also, while charging, how many watts are being displayed on the input watt?
Yes, only shows a 20% loss in the one night I was able to get without it shutting down. The two nights that it acts dead, no inputs work, screen is black until I plug it into the AC charger. When I do plug it in, it charges fine all the way up to 100%, I don’t remember the input watts going in but I’ll check it and get back to you. I’ve charged it fully twice on the occasions when it died overnight. I did not run it last night because of the obvious issues. I believe there is something wrong with the unit.
The % cycles up while charging and shows fully charged.
OK, tried again when I got home, plugged into a floor fan drawing about 70 watts, within three hours the EB70 went dead. Same thing, input buttons non-functioning, screen black. I plugged it into the AC charger and the screen comes back on and shows a battery life of 80% and starts charging at 189 watts input.