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Traveling to UK with cpap
Does anyone have any good advice on what to do if traveling to a different voltage? I have the Resmed Auto sense 10 for her and will be traveling to the UK soon. Thanks.
08-12-2016 10:14 AM
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RE: Traveling to UK with cpap
have you talked with your DME about this?

If they are unresponsive, search for ResMed corporate (I'm pretty sure they are in San Diego, Ca.), call them and ask the technical support dept.

I'm sure they'll set you straight.

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08-12-2016 10:35 AM
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RE: Traveling to UK with cpap
you only need an inexpensive adapter plug for the UK. The machine power supply accepts 220v.


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08-12-2016 11:22 AM
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RE: Traveling to UK with cpap
The UK plug looks like this: (below)
You just need an adapter from the US plug to the UK plug. They're available at most places like Radio Shack.
And, most UK outlets have a switch at the plug -- be sure to switch on the outlet.
Now, if you go to continental Europe, you'll need a different adapter.

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08-12-2016 11:52 AM
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RE: Traveling to UK with cpap
Hi somnia16,
I hope you have a nice trip to the UK.

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08-12-2016 02:13 PM
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somnia16 Offline

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RE: Traveling to UK with cpap
Thanks to all! Yes, those Uk plugs are v. clunky compared to the American ones!
08-12-2016 03:09 PM
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RE: Traveling to UK with cpap
(08-12-2016 03:09 PM)somnia16 Wrote:  Yes, those Uk plugs are v. clunky compared to the American ones!

I believe the UK plugs have a fuse built in, which accounts for some of the bulk.

Enjoy your trip!

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08-12-2016 10:50 PM
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RE: Traveling to UK with cpap
Shops in many airports sell a Travel Kit which include adaptors for most countries, so you can buy them all in one hit.

#6 Yes they are clunky compared to US and continental plugs, won't bore you with all the history, but much of it is down to the fact that in the early days us primitives used high current devices, electric kettles and fires, and the design of our domestic electrical systems.

Yes, they do have a built in fuse.
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08-13-2016 09:05 AM
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