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Buying a machine?
07-04-2014, 07:53 AM
You don't need a power adaptor if it is like the rental I have - you just need to get a (figure 8) power cord (2pin Mains Plug to IEC C7 Female - 1.8m) - you can get them at Jaycar - to plug into the power pack.
07-04-2014, 12:53 PM
(06-24-2014, 08:47 AM)diamaunt Wrote:(03-30-2014, 10:59 PM)Justin73 Wrote: it looks like I'm buying from the U.S. Don't get me wrong, I support Australian made whenever I can but I cannot justify spending an extra $1000 just to buy the unit here in Aus.
It is kind of like petro. We pay less per gallon where I live than in cities that are full of oil fields.
07-05-2014, 07:36 PM
(07-04-2014, 07:53 AM)Skypilot Wrote: You don't need a power adaptor if it is like the rental I have - you just need to get a (figure 8) power cord (2pin Mains Plug to IEC C7 Female - 1.8m) - you can get them at Jaycar - to plug into the power pack.
Note that these are the same power cords used for laptops.
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07-05-2014, 08:11 PM
(07-04-2014, 06:42 AM)zonk Wrote: You need US/AU plug adapter or get an S8 power cord from CPAP Australia which you can use instead the one comes with the machineFrom Supplier #13 - S8 Power Cord Part # 33936 - Price: $9.00
Or if you tidy up your garage you might come across a power cord that was used for an old printer, that will fit the bill!
That image looks like it is the US pins and not the AU pins?
Yes those too....... (although old Acer power bricks have a 3 pin clover leaf type plug for the brick)
07-26-2014, 04:28 AM
So in a nutshell folks, is there a place in the U.S that does not require a prescription? (link) and if no, is there a link to the format of the prescription that the U.S suppliers need. Also, does a doctor have to sign the prescription, or does it have to be a sleep specialist?
07-26-2014, 07:51 AM
(07-26-2014, 04:28 AM)Justin73 Wrote: So in a nutshell folks, is there a place in the U.S that does not require a prescription? (link) and if no, is there a link to the format of the prescription that the U.S suppliers need. Also, does a doctor have to sign the prescription, or does it have to be a sleep specialist?
Legally, DMEs (Durable Medical Equipment suppliers) cannot sell CPAP machines, masks or humidifiers without first having a valid patient prescription on file. If someone is selling CPAP machines without that, they are engaging in illegal activity (here in the U.S.).
The prescription can be signed by any doctor. It does not have to be a sleep specialist.
Hopefully others can chime in on the specific form of prescription needed.
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07-26-2014, 11:31 AM
Mr. CRAIG keeps a LIST of folks that would like you to give their machine a good home.
07-26-2014, 04:47 PM
Supplier List http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...plier-List
Both suppliers #10 and #2 ship to Australia, they can assist with your inquiries
Supplier #10, say prescription is not required for international customers