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Taking the ResMed S9 to Europe
Hola! Will be traveling to Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and England this summer. Apparently the S9 will work on a multitude of voltages. But, I will need an adapter. Will just one work in all these countries? Does it have a name? What does it look like? Thank you for your help.
02-18-2014 12:42 PM
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RE: Taking the ResMed S9 to Europe
From Supplier #1: World Traveler Power Adapter Plugs $14.95
[Image: world-traveler-power-adapter-plugs-noh2o.jpg]

Different plugs for different countries shown here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country

Electric current available and the type of attachment plugs used in over 150 countries
http://www.trade.gov/publications/abstra...d-2002.asp
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RE: Taking the ResMed S9 to Europe
What Zonk said.

Have fun and be sure to give us a full, hand written report, in triplicate, with attached images and graphs, upon your return.

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RE: Taking the ResMed S9 to Europe
Hi harmonicamoon,
Have a good time in Europe.

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02-18-2014 07:28 PM
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RE: Taking the ResMed S9 to Europe
All you need is the proper adapter plug--not a voltage converter. The machine takes care of that automatically.

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02-18-2014 08:37 PM
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RE: Taking the ResMed S9 to Europe
Be sure to pack an extension cord of high enough amps. European hotel rooms often have fewer outlets. Carry your own distilled water, too.
02-18-2014 10:20 PM
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RE: Taking the ResMed S9 to Europe
(02-18-2014 10:20 PM)Bunsen Wrote:  Be sure to pack an extension cord of high enough amps. European hotel rooms often have fewer outlets. Carry your own distilled water, too.

Distilled water in Europe is hard to find and often expensive. The water there is typically not as hard so the need for low mineral content water is not an issue. If it were me, I would use the tap water (or bottled if the water had a bleach smell to it) then change out the humidifier tub when I returned.

But this is a thread about which type of plug to take, not about the water. Let's get back to that subject, please.

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RE: Taking the ResMed S9 to Europe
Zonk has you covered in his post. Most of Europe is 230 VAC at 50 Hertz. The S9 power brick is a switching supply that can handle that Voltage and line Frequency. It's only a matter of the correct adapter plug. Get the adapter set.
The Brits use this:
[Image: G_type_plug_and_socket.png]

Much of Europe uses only 2 pins like this:
[Image: Euro-Flachstecker_2.jpg]

Both adapters are in the kit that Zonk has pointed out.

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RE: Taking the ResMed S9 to Europe
Those adapter kits can be found almost anywhere luggage is sold. Even places like RadioShack or BestBuy should have them.

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RE: Taking the ResMed S9 to Europe
The extension cord tip is an excellent one because most rooms don't have as many outlets. I made one big time error on our trip to Russia. I also took along a plug strip so I could plug in several items at once. I knew the grid over there is 220V but figured the strip wouldn't care since all it does is carry current. Well it did because there was a fuse of some sort in it.. First time I plugged it in there was a POP! and a small cloud of smoke and the strip was toast. Wasn't as smart as I thought I was.

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