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Battery for Airplane Travel
#1
I'm going to be traveling overseas and want to be able to use my Resmed AirSense 10 while sleeping on planes. I've heard that it's not a good idea to plug the machine directly into the airplane seat power outlet -- is this true? Otherwise, I will have to purchase a battery (which is quite expensive and not covered by insurance) so I'd appreciate suggestions as to the best one(s).

Also, are there any concerns about using a foreign power adapter with the machine at hotels?

Many thanks!
EmilySleeps
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#2
The power supply for your machine handles all voltages and frequencies. The only concern for travel is to have the right plug adaptor for the countries you are in.

I will leave on-flight comments to someone who knows. I'd probably skip the machine and rely on sitting up myself.
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#3
You are limited in the size of Lithium Ion battery permissible on aircraft.
Not to exceed 100 Watt hours. I estimate that would run your machine about 4 hours without humidity.

For overseas travel, bring a set of universal plug adapters; and a US extension cord as where you are staying may not have a convenient outlet.
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#4
Per American Airlines:
Onboard power for medical devices - You’re required to bring any necessary, fully-charged batteries to power your medical devices throughout your flight. Don’t depend on the availability of a power outlet to support your device.
EmilySleeps
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Hi EmilySleeps,
I hope you have a good time on your travels.
trish6hundred
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#6
There are TSA requirements and then Airline liability proofing. TSA will not let you bring a large battery on board and no airline will accept the liability if the on plane power goes out.

Personally I have never had the power go out on a plane. I would just use a regular adapter and is luck hit and we lost power I would sleep sitting full up.

Depending on where in the world I was going, I might be more concerned about the local power than the plane power.
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