World Traveler Power Adapter Plugs
World Traveler Adapter Plugs are designed to adapt your standard AC plug into one that fits into foreign wall sockets. Adapters are for use with dual voltage electronics or other voltage converters that accept polarized plugs.
Compatible Countries by Plug Design
3-Prong Rectangular Blades: Africa, Great Britain, Ireland
Round Pins: Europe-East & West, Middle East, Parts of Africa, Asia and South America
Flat Angled Blades: Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Mainland China, Fiji
Flat Parallel Blades: Caribbean, South America, Tahiti, Philippines, Japan, Mexico
Warning, adapters do not convert electricity. They only permit you to plug units into a different types of wall sockets found in different countries.
The 3-Prong rectangular blades work with outlets in Africa, Great Britain and Ireland.
The round pins work with outlets in East and West Europe, the Middle East, Parts of Africa, Asia, and South America.
The flat angled blades work with outlets in Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Mainland China, and Fiji.
The flat parallel blades work with outlets in the Caribbean, South America, Tahiti, the Philippines, Japan, and Mexico.
We include information about the power needs and capacities on the CPAP.com pages our products. Please see the "POWER" tab on any machine product page for this information. You can also see a summary of the voltage range and whether it is DC capable on our Compare Charts.
Here is a video explaining differences in power cords and power supplies of various CPAP machines:
Inverters do require a lot of power. If you need to use an inverter to run your machine on battery power, the inverter will probably take about half the life off the battery.
To determine if your CPAP will operate without an inverter, look for a DC outlet on the machine, either at the back or on the side, with a single opening directly in the center. It should be labeled "DC POWER" or similar term. You can also review our Compare Charts to see if your machine has a optional DC cable option.
Here is a video describing different DC cable and battery options for various machines:
All the models CPAP.com sell contain power converters that enable the machine to operate on any AC current from 100 to 240 volts without any adjustment.
All machines can connect to DC power. Some machines are configured to operate on DC Power and have a DC power outlet. Other machines require AC power and will need an Inverter that turns DC power to AC power.
Having the proper equipment is the biggest key to successfully operating the machine from a battery. For example, if your machine does have a DC outlet and you want to run your machine from a marine battery, be sure to get the correct DC cable for the machine, as well as an adapter cable with alligator clips that fits over the cigarette lighter plug.
CPAP.com sells complete battery kits with everything you need for many machines including the correct cables for those machines and batteries. If you have questions about the specific power needs of your machine, review the 'Power' tab found on the machine's product page, or give us a call at 1-800-356-5221.
There are small, portable battery packs that will operate a CPAP set at 10cm for at least one night, or about eight hours. CPAP.com sells full Battery Kits that come with everything needed to run your machine off battery power including the correct cables needed for your machine and a battery. You can find the battery kit for your machine Here. On each battery kit page, you can input your machine and pressure setting to see an estimate battery life for your machine.
Some machines have batteries created to be used specifically with them only. Here are some of the machines we carry with integrated or specialized battery options:
Transcend EZEX miniCPAP™ Machine
Z1 Travel CPAP Machine
Transcend Auto miniCPAP™ Machine with EZEX
Z1 Auto Travel CPAP Machine
CPAP.com sells Battery Packs to accompany your machine if an integrated battery is not available. Visit CPAPtalk for more advice specific to your needs, or view this past thread on the topic here.
You can use your CPAP on board, just use batteries or make sure you're seated by a power outlet. You can call or reserve one of these seats online with most airlines. Alternatively visit Seat Guru , a website that works with most major airlines.
Be sure to bring spare parts and a back up mask. If you're in a bind, CPAP.com delivers all over the US and to most international destinations.
To prepare for your international travel, be sure to:
- Check the voltage of your destination. You may need a plug adapter for your machine.
- It is recommended to pack spare parts for your equipment.
- Review the general Travel Tips found in this section.
- It may be necessary to bring a travel-sized surge protector with you when you travel. Some countries have issues with power surges that can damage your machine. It's hard to say which country has power surges and which ones don't, so it's helpful to be prepared and bring a surge protector.
- While CPAP.com can ship internationally, we cannot guarantee any delivery date, and you may not want to incur the additional costs of having a replacement sent to your hotel.
I was advised to purchase this plug direct from CPAP.com so that it would be compatible with my machine in Italy. It was the only plug I took thinking it was heavy duty for my machine that it would be okay for everything. WRONG. Lucky for me I used it for a $40.00 hair styling brush first because in 20 seconds it burned it up. Thank goodness for the hotels hospitality of lending me a plug adapter otherwise I would have been without a machine for the duration of my trip. more...
We used the UK adapters for two weeks in Scotland. Worked great.
I have not used these adapter plugs yet, but I understand that they will enable me to use my portable C-Pap machine anywhere overseas. more...
Product arrived in a timely manner and was what was advertised!