Member since 26 May 2017
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We are flying Hong Kong > Mumbai and return on Cathay Pacific and I have a CPAP machine (powered, not battery). They say I don't need any clearance to have it on board – but looking at the requirements for power, it says they have 110V AC plugs – so do I need a downconverter from 240V to 110V ? Or a straight out converter AUS > HK ?I need to run a MacBook Pro laptop also (100v-240v) capable.
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Member since 23 Oct 2013
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So both flights between Hong Kong and Mumbai are operated by the A330's which does mean they have an international power socket at every seat and note that each seat will only has only has one powerpoint.
Thanks Henrus.....so that leads me to ask - the universal power socket - can it take the Australian angled plug or is there an adapter I need to get (and if so, what kind ?).On the power brick, it says it's 100-240v (and has a plane symbol on the base of it, it's a Resmed AirSense). It's not battery powered. Not fussed about switching out plugs to use my laptop.
Member since 23 Feb 2017
Thanks henrus for your information. I also use a CPAP machine, and although not travelling on CX lately, I always choose daylight flights wherever I can. (It's another reason I choose Finnair ex Bangkok which is a delightful daylight flight to Europe). Regrettably, back from Europe to Asia and Australia, not many flight possibilities available; so I stay awake all night.
I also look forward to your reply to aussiemediaguy on his last post.
Member since 09 May 2013
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Sorry to be completely off topic, worth considering the Mandibular Advancement Splint (provided by Somnodent Australia) or the new Oventus. This way you do not have to use the CPAP at all. I have used the Mandibular advancement splint for the last 10 years and it works as good as the CPAP and you never have to worry about finding a power source every again.
Member since 20 Jun 2014
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The power sockets are the universal type that will take an Australian angled plug.
Hi MspCooper....I'll have a look at it but after investing $1500 on a CPAP machine, I think i'll keep it for now :)
Member since 02 Jun 2017
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Member since 06 Dec 2014
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The Resmed Airsense has a power brick that operates from 110 to 240 volts and responds to whatever power is supplied so you won't have any issues running your CPAP machine from the planes power socket. It is FAA approved and as you note this is indicated on the base of the machine. I respectfully disagree with the orthodontist. You are an orthodontist and not a sleep disorder specialist. The failure rate of patients put on PAP therapy is about 45-50% While the MAS might work for some, it won't work for most as it does not keep the airway open. They will all wake up the next morning having suffered from many apnea events and feel just as crappy as they usually do. If they went to a sleep study clinic with the MAS they would have the same bad results.
Hi Holden, i never said I'm a sleep disorder specialist, at least i mentioned my expertise. The discussion was not about efficacy, it was about patient acceptance. I do not want to take this topic any further from where it is.
Thanks everyone for weighing in about the CPAP debate, but I'm happy with the diagnosis, happy with the treatment and if it stops me snoring like a champion and waking everyone up on a flight, that's all I need.BTW, I did have braces at one point with my orthodontist but never got advised on splints.
Member since 29 Jul 2014
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Something I found useful was Resleep sell a travel transformer and I have just used it last week whislt oversase
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