Wow, I didn’t expect all the private messages I got about using a CPAP in Europe. But I’m glad to know there are others like me who use CPAP’s and want information about this medical issue and how to deal with it while traveling abroad.
Here’s my two cents to share with everyone. If you need more specific info, email me privately.
Like all electronic devices, if your CPAP is rated for 110-240v, all you need is an adapter for the country you’re visiting. If it’s 110v only, you will need a transformer and an adapter.
Look at the writing on the power brick or back of the CPAP. My Puritan Bennet Goodnight 420S is dual voltage. (I got this CPAP for traveling and camping because it is lightweight, quiet and runs on 12volts.)
I recommend carrying a lightweight extension cord, because I found in several hotels abroad that there were no electrical outlets near the bed or the lamps by the bedside were connected directly into the wall (and no plug available). In one UK hotel, I asked them to provide me with a long extension cord and they did.
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