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BMC Linde Luna G2 Travel Guide: Your Key to Restful Adventures

Written By: Bobby Afshari (B.Pharm.MPS)
Last Updated: 25/10/2023

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Embracing the spirit of adventure doesn’t mean sacrificing a good night’s sleep. If you’re an avid traveller who relies on the Linde Luna G2 for uninterrupted CPAP therapy, then you have found your hub for all of the information you could possibly need. 

In this dedicated travel guide, we’ll unlock the secrets to a seamless journey with your Luna G2. Whether you’re planning a cross-country road trip, jetting off to exotic destinations, or simply want to be prepared for unexpected travel, we’ve got you covered. Join us as we explore the travel-specific features, expert tips, and essential accessories that will transform your Luna G2 into your trusted travel companion. 

Luna G2 Travel Specifications

When it comes to travelling with the Linde Luna G2 CPAP machine, understanding its specifications is essential for a smooth and comfortable journey. In this section, we’ll delve into the key technical specifications of the Linde Luna G2, including its size, weight, environmental conditions, atmospheric pressure range, and power supply unit.

Luna G2 Size and Weight

The Linde Luna G2 is designed with both performance and portability in mind, making it an ideal companion for your travels. Here are the dimensions and weight of the Linde Luna G2:

  • Weight (device and humidifier): Approximately 1900g 
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 274mm x ~184mm x 115mm

With its manageable weight and compact dimensions, the Linde Luna G2 is engineered to accompany you on your journeys, ensuring that you can maintain your CPAP therapy without sacrificing convenience. Not to mention, the Luna G2 has a removable humidifier which effectively reduces the machine’s volume by half. This option can greatly contribute to a reduced size and weight.

Luna G2 Environmental Conditions

The Linde Luna G2 is built to operate effectively in a range of environmental conditions, allowing you to rely on consistent therapy during your travels. Here are the specified conditions:

  • Operating Temperatures: +5°C to +35°C
  • Operating Humidity: 15% to 93% relative humidity (non-condensing)
  • Atmospheric Pressure: 760-1060 cmH2O

The Linde Luna G2 can provide reliable and uninterrupted CPAP therapy in various settings. It operates within a temperature range of +5°C to +35°C, a humidity range of 15% to 93% relative humidity without condensation, and an atmospheric pressure range of 760-1060 cmH2O.

Storage and Transport Conditions

Properly storing and transporting your Linde Luna G2 is essential to maintain its performance and durability. Here are the specified conditions:

  • Storage and Transport Temperature: -25°C to +70°C
  • Storage and Transport Humidity: 15% to 93% relative humidity, non-condensing

When you’re not using your Linde Luna G2 during your travels, make sure to store it within a temperature range of -25°C to +70°C and a humidity range of 15% to 93% relative humidity without condensation. These conditions ensure that your device remains in optimal condition and ready for use whenever you require it.

By adhering to these environmental specifications for storage and transportation, you can confidently use your Linde Luna G2 during your travels, knowing that it will provide consistent and effective CPAP therapy, regardless of your destination’s conditions.

Luna G2 Power Supply Unit

Understanding the power supply requirements of your Linde Luna G2 is crucial for ensuring uninterrupted CPAP therapy during your travels. Whether you’re using a standard AC power source or considering portable power options, here are the essential details regarding the power supply unit of the Luna G2:

Power Supply Unit

  • AC Input Range: 100-240V, 50-60Hz, Max 2A
  • DC Output: 24V

The Linde Luna G2’s power supply unit is versatile and can accommodate a wide range of AC input voltages. It accepts input voltages between 100V and 240V at a frequency of 50-60Hz, with a maximum current draw of 2A and supplies your machine with a 24V DC, ensuring that your Luna G2 receives the necessary power to operate efficiently.

By understanding these power supply specifications and environmental conditions, you can confidently use your Linde Luna G2 during your travels, knowing that it will provide consistent and effective CPAP therapy, regardless of your destination’s conditions.

Making the Luna G2 More Portable

Travelling with your Luna G2 CPAP device opens up a world of possibilities, allowing you to explore new destinations while staying committed to your sleep apnea therapy. To make the most of this freedom, it’s essential to optimise the portability of your Luna G2, ensuring that it seamlessly fits into your travel lifestyle.

From compact travel cases and power options to innovative accessories and packing strategies, we’ve got you covered. Let’s embark on a transformative journey, unlocking the full potential of your Luna G2 as your trusted travel companion. Discover how to make your device as portable as your sense of adventure, ensuring that nothing stands in the way of your restorative sleep while exploring the world.

Emptying and Disabling of Luna G2 Humidifier

As we mentioned earlier, the design of the machine includes a removable humidifier, effectively downsizing the device for travel. However, you may not know how to empty and disable the humidifier. 

To empty the humidifier, press the button on the bottom of the humidifier module to open the lid and pull out the water chamber. Rotate the cap on the bottom of the tub to open it and you can then proceed to empty it out.

To disable the humidifier, press and hold the Ramp Button for 3 seconds while on the main interface. Turn the knob to highlight “Humidifier” and press the knob so that the highlight turns yellow. This means that the setting is selected. Then, turn the knob counterclockwise to adjust the setting to off.  

How do I prevent my mouth getting dry while using the Luna G2 on the go?

The comfort and fit of your mask play a significant role in the effectiveness of your CPAP therapy. When travelling, it is important to consider mask options that are suitable for your needs.

When using battery power, the option of using a humidifier is limited as it may drain the battery quickly. In such cases, using a Heat and Moisture Exchanger (HME) mask is recommended. However, it’s important to note that ResMed’s HME masks are only compatible with the AirMini machine. Alternatively, Linde HME masks can be used with any machine, although they may not be as comfortable as regular masks.

These waterless humidifiers provide users with extra comfort by retaining the moisture and heat from the air you breathe and delivering it back into the sleep therapy breathing circuit. When you exhale, the HME filter captures heat and moisture and stores it within its tiny paper ridges. When you inhale, this heat and moisture is released to humidify the air you breathe in, offering relief from possible dryness and congestion. HME is ideal when travelling without a humidifier to environments where the humidity levels are low.

Luna G2 Travel Accessories

When it comes to travelling with your Luna G2, the right accessories can make all the difference in terms of convenience and comfort. In this section, we’ll explore a selection of travel accessories specifically designed to enhance your Luna G2 experience while you’re on the move. Whether you’re embarking on a cross-country road trip or jetting off to exotic destinations, these accessories will ensure that your CPAP therapy remains seamless and effective.

Luna G2 Travel Bag

Investing in a dedicated travel case for your Luna G2 is a smart choice. These cases are designed to protect your device during transportation and provide organised storage for your CPAP essentials. Thankfully, your Luna G2 comes included with a compact and lightweight travel bag that fits snugly into your luggage or carry-on, ensuring that your device is well-protected while travelling.

Linde recommends that you use the travel bag when travelling to prevent damage to the device. It is also highly recommended that you empty the humidifier and pack it separately in the travel bag if you intend on bringing it with you.

Battery Pack for Luna G2

When it comes to travelling with a CPAP machine, the first order of business is to find a power solution that will keep your therapy uninterrupted during the night. We recommend that you purchase a battery pack that is compatible with the Linde Luna G2 for reliable, portable power.

Luna G2 DC-DC Converter

Another accessory that can help on the road are DC/DC Converters. These converters plug into a cigarette lighter socket and convert their output to one that is suitable to power your CPAP machine. BMC offers a DC/DC converter for the Linde Luna G2 which can take the power from a 12V output cigarette lighter socket and convert it to a 24V output (drawing approximately 1 amp of current). Alternatively, if your source of DC power is already 24V, the converter will ensure a cleaner, more consistent output so that you do not damage the sensitive electronics in your device.

Luna G2 Cleaning Accessories

Maintaining your CPAP machine is crucial for the effectiveness of your CPAP therapy and this is not an aspect of your therapy that should be neglected while you are travelling. We recommend that you pack travel-sized CPAP wipes or a portable cleaning kit to ensure your Luna G2 remains clean and operational during your trip. If you’re looking for something to start with, CPAP Online Australia offers a wide range of cleaning supplies for CPAP cleaning and maintenance.

It’s best to avoid using tap water to clean your Luna G2, especially in unfamiliar locations. Tap water might contain impurities that could harm your machine or irritate your airways. Instead, use distilled water or pre-packaged CPAP wipes to ensure safe and hygienic cleaning on the go.

Running the Luna G2 during travel

Using the Luna G2 in a caravan or RV

For travellers exploring the open road in caravans or recreational vehicles (RVs), charging the Luna G2 battery is convenient and seamless. Most caravans and RVs are equipped with electrical outlets, making it easy to connect the Luna G2 to the vehicle’s power system. This ensures a stable and consistent power supply for your CPAP therapy while you’re on the move.

Before setting off on your journey, ensure that your vehicle’s electrical system is compatible with the Luna G2’s power requirements (discussed in detail above). Caravan charging offers a reliable solution for Luna G2 who prioritise comfort and leisure during their travels.

Using the Luna G2 in the car

When you’re travelling by car and want to keep your Luna G2’s battery charged while on the road, a cigarette lighter charger may be your best option. Some CPAP battery packs, like the Medistrom Pilot Lite batteries are also equipped with a DC adapter that allows you to charge the battery using your vehicle’s cigarette lighter port, although this particular machine is not compatible with the Medistrom Pilot Lite batteries.

While using the cigarette lighter charger is convenient, especially during road trips, it’s essential to be mindful of your vehicle’s battery. Charging your CPAP battery from the car’s battery can drain power, which might affect starting the car later. To avoid this, consider charging your battery pack while the engine is running or use a separate portable power station designed for CPAP machines.

Refer to the above section about the DC/DC converter if you wish to consider this as an option while travelling.

Using the Luna G2 while camping or during outdoor activities

You can use your Luna G2 while camping or during outdoor activities by using a portable power source, such as a battery pack or a solar charger. These power solutions allow you to enjoy CPAP therapy even in remote locations without access to electricity.

Portable solar panels are lightweight, foldable, and easy to take almost anywhere with you. However, although solar charging is an eco-friendly option, its effectiveness can vary depending on weather conditions and available sunlight so make sure you make plans accordingly!

Using the Luna G2 on a plane

You should be able to use your Luna G2 device on a plane, although Linde does not specify in its User Manual for the Luna G2 whether or not the device specifically meets Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements.  To avoid any issues, we recommend that you contact your airline in advance to inform them about your medical equipment and ensure you meet their specific guidelines. 

If you are travelling to a different country with your CPAP machine, make sure that you are aware of the travel guidelines for your device. Familiarising yourself with airline regulations will allow you to ensure a smooth experience during flights and will equip you to keep your Luna G2 in the safest possible conditions throughout the entire duration of your journey. Be sure to inform security personnel about your CPAP machine at airport security checkpoints and carry a copy of your prescription or a doctor’s notes to avoid unnecessary complications or questions about the purpose and function of your machine.

When using the device on a plane:

  • Make sure the humidifier is empty and turned off or removed completely from the device.
  • Ensure that there is no cellular module or Wi-Fi Kit attached to the machine.

By considering these essential factors while travelling with your Luna G2, you’re well-prepared to embark on a stress-free journey. With the right planning, backup power solutions, and adherence to airline regulations, you can enjoy your adventures while prioritising your sleep apnea therapy.

As you prepare to embark on your journeys with the Luna G2, remember that the right accessories can be your allies in maintaining a consistent and effective CPAP therapy regimen. Whether it’s ensuring the safety of your device, adapting to varying power sources, or optimising your comfort, these travel accessories are here to support you. By investing in the right tools and making informed choices, you can enjoy the freedom to explore, rest, and rejuvenate—all while knowing that your Luna G2 is ready to deliver the restful sleep you deserve. 

Bobby Afshari (B.Pharm.MPS)

Bobby Afshari (B.Pharm.MPS)

Bobby Afshari studied a Bachelor of Pharmacy and is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. Bobby is the sleep technician at CPAP Online Australia.