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kgriggs Offline

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Smaller Travel Machine
First Airline flight coming up.

For aircraft boarding, I'm going to carry on my machine, obviously, but I was curious:

Does anybody have a "small" machine just for travel, or does everybody just take their "normal" machine?
09-20-2014 11:59 AM
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Post: #2
RE: Smaller Travel Machine
I use my primary machine and the bag it is in is about the size of a typical wide laptop case. When we travel together, I also put in the charging unit and battery pack for my wife's spinal cord stimulator as well as our important meds.

Never had any problems over the last three years. I also purchased a bag tag from one of the suppliers on the list (they all have one) that says it is medical equipment.

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09-20-2014 12:37 PM
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cant_sleep_in_nj Offline

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Post: #3
RE: Smaller Travel Machine
I travel for biz and always take my smaller travel unit with me. i check it in my bag.
09-20-2014 03:59 PM
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kgriggs Offline

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Post: #4
RE: Smaller Travel Machine
(09-20-2014 03:59 PM)cant_sleep_in_nj Wrote:  I travel for biz and always take my smaller travel unit with me. i check it in my bag.

What kind of machine?
09-20-2014 04:06 PM
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RE: Smaller Travel Machine
(09-20-2014 04:06 PM)kgriggs Wrote:  
(09-20-2014 03:59 PM)cant_sleep_in_nj Wrote:  I travel for biz and always take my smaller travel unit with me. i check it in my bag.

What kind of machine?

His comments say it's a transcend II.
09-20-2014 04:57 PM
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kgriggs Offline

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Post: #6
RE: Smaller Travel Machine
(09-20-2014 04:57 PM)GeoffD Wrote:  
(09-20-2014 04:06 PM)kgriggs Wrote:  
(09-20-2014 03:59 PM)cant_sleep_in_nj Wrote:  I travel for biz and always take my smaller travel unit with me. i check it in my bag.

What kind of machine?

His comments say it's a transcend II.

Ooops, thanks Geoff
09-20-2014 06:15 PM
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Webbie73 Offline

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RE: Smaller Travel Machine
I travel and just bring my "normal" machine. I use a carry on bag that has wheels so I can put other items on the bag and not have to carry two bags. Never had a problem with security or any airline.
09-20-2014 07:24 PM
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kgriggs Offline

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RE: Smaller Travel Machine
Opinions, please, on:

Transcend Auto Travel
09-21-2014 12:55 PM
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Post: #9
RE: Smaller Travel Machine
Don't forget you can leave the humidifier at home, with the obvious consequence of no added humidity. Also consider the power brick if there is one.

Don't forget to consider the size of the hose, and mask in terms of the entire package you're carrying. Making the CPAP smaller is less of a percentage when you consider everything.

You probably also need to carry an extension cord and/or power strip for hotels with inconvenient power plug locations.

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09-22-2014 01:09 AM
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Post: #10
RE: Smaller Travel Machine
Check out the product review forum.
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(09-21-2014 12:55 PM)kgriggs Wrote:  Opinions, please, on:

Transcend Auto Travel
09-22-2014 10:06 PM
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