ResMed offers helpful tips on how patients can transport and use their CPAPs while on the move.
Before flying with your sleep therapy equipment, you should:
- Get clearance from the airline to use your machine on a flight, at least two weeks prior to departure. If your approval is in the form of a letter, carry a copy with you
- Find out if you can sit near a power source on the aircraft. If you don’t have access to power, the RPS II,our lightweight and portable external battery, is designed to run an AirSense™ 10, AirCurve™ 10 or Lumis™ sleep apnea machine (without humidification) for over 14 hours. Run time is reduced with older batteries. See the Battery/device compatibility list for details of run times with other ResMed machines
- Confirm the type of power cord or adapter used by the aircraft