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Travel CPAP
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Now that my Remstar is going well I've only one issue with it and that is travel. For flights it's not been a problem so far as I haven't needed to sleep on the plane.

In four weeks I travel to Tasmania and will spend a month driving around what the locals call the "Apple Isle" I've deliberately booked accommodation with power whereas in past trips to Tassie I've camped for part of the trip.

With a trip to London coming up in April I'm wondering if it is worth getting a travel PAP machine. I'll need to sleep on the flight and fortunately I'm travelling business class. However, I might be moving around whle in the UK and may not have the luxury of travelling by private car.

So what are the pros and cons of the small 'travel' PAP machines and what brand should I consider? I'll be purchasing a used machine.
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I've taken my Resmed around Tassie and recently to Singapore, Myanmar and Thailand. No problems anywhere. I always travel with a couple of adapters and a four outlet power board and that seems to take care of things.

Regarding the travel machine, I've never used one. But I suspect the saving in weight and volume wouldn't be significant. Remember that you will still need a power brick, hose, mask etc.
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I travel with my Resmed Aircurve 10 machine (Europe and US) with no problem. It is allowed as an extra cary on item on flights.

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#4
My DME REMworks leases travel machines. I haven't checked the rates, but it's an option to purchase. Like others here I have no problems using my full size Resmed or PRS1 machines in travel. In your case, you have a 12 volt machine that is easy to hook up to 12-volt power. The PowerAdd Pilot 32000 mAh lithium ion gives a couple days of run-time to a PRS1 60 series without humidifier. For air travel you need to check maximum LI-ion capacity that may be allowed.

Your PRS1 auto weighs about 1.8-lbs without humidifier, which is the comparable configuration to a travel cpap. Add in a li-ion battery, mask, hose and AC adapter if you will be using power, and it starts adding up, even with a travel CPAP.
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(11-12-2016, 06:54 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote: I've taken my Resmed around Tassie and recently to Singapore, Myanmar and Thailand. No problems anywhere. I always travel with a couple of adapters and a four outlet power board and that seems to take care of things.

Regarding the travel machine, I've never used one. But I suspect the saving in weight and volume wouldn't be significant. Remember that you will still need a power brick, hose, mask etc.

Thanks for your input. Looks like I'll stick with my Remstar (and save some money).

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#6
If you travel a lot, travel PAPs are great. There is a significant savings in both size and weight...even the "bricks" are tiny and light as compared with full size machines. The HDM Z1 machine and brick can fit in a water bottle pocket on your backpack with a total weight of about 18 ounces.

Is it worth it for one trip? Depends on your pocketbook and how lightweight you want to pack. For frequent travelers it is definitely worth it.
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