Re: Using CPAP on train travel.....
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Re: Using CPAP on train travel.....

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Posted by jasto on September 10, 2004 at 09:45:06:

In Reply to: Re: Using CPAP on train travel..... posted by D. H. on January 28, 2003 at 22:57:06:

In reply to the frailty of a device that wonderfully detects 110 or 220 volts. One problem brought to my attention by fried units on lap-tops was the fact they were being blown out by the 220 Volt brown-outs where the device was thinking (not really thinking)that it should switch to 120 volt mode, then the 220 comes back up and snap crackle pop. This reported flaw on auto detect switching supplies may contribute to problems in Europe, and maybe trains too?

I've used a 12 volt 7 AH burglar alarm battery to run my Restonic unit with a DC cord in an airplane (once) and often on the road in my car when I was too lazy to look for the lighter cable. My unit has a 12 Volt input jack on the back of it. You would have to contact your distributor for a cable that complies with the warranty. Restonic did not endorse its use on aircraft due to the altitude thing and the possibility of interference with avionics. The pilot said use it but if my instruments go haywire, I'll know where to look.

Most US carriers would not allow its use as a matter of policy. What is needed is a plain and simple machine for travelling that is a blower only without bells and whistles and NO electronics so the airlines could not complain about its use as it would be the same as a CD player motor which they allow without certification of any kind.
The cabins are pressurized so the altitude thing should not be an issue I would think.
Now how is that for a wish?

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