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110v AC Outlet In Skybus A319 Bathroom  
User currently offlineMnevans From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 168 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5717 times:

When I was on my Skybus flight from PSM-CMH, I used the lavatory really quick and noticed that there was a 110v AC outlet in there. I realize it's most likely there for an electric shaver but how many other a/c have these in the lavatories as well. I've never really noticed them before. A friend and I were joking about bringing an extension cord on the next time we fly Skybus and plugging it in during flight and sitting in our seats to charge our laptops (among other gadgets). Also, didn't want create another thread for this, but if you get in seating group 2, go get the seats in row 10. Exit row seats are amazing on those things!

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User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5703 times:

Electrical outlets in A32x lavs aren't unique to Skybus. I'm not sure if it's standard or an option, but B6 has them as well. However, I've heard that there can be power surges so we advise customers (and crewmembers) not to use them - especially not to charge cell phones, computers, etc. But they are there  smile .


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20743 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5676 times:

I don't recall the last aircraft bathroom that didn't have a shaver outlet. But those are usually for low-power items, like shavers, and not meant for recharging batteries or powering a laptop. (I'm not an electrician, so I couldn't quote you on what makes it low-power or not, just that's what it's supposed to be.)


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User currently offlineMnevans From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5651 times:

Generally if its a 110 Volt outlet, it will be 15 Amps. That is usually standard, however there is nothing really standard about a/c compared to houses. I will have to look next time I fly. I swear I've looked before, even on a UA319 and didn't notice one. Oh well, good to know!

User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1729 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5309 times:

Quoting Mnevans (Reply 3):
Generally if its a 110 Volt outlet, it will be 15 Amps. That is usually standard, however there is nothing really standard about a/c compared to houses. I will have to look next time I fly. I swear I've looked before, even on a UA319 and didn't notice one. Oh well, good to know!

110VAC yes, but is it 60 hertz?
Most aircraft 110 is 400 hertz.
Might not play nice with your laptop.

Tod


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12119 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5294 times:
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Quoting Mnevans (Thread starter):
Also, didn't want create another thread for this, but if you get in seating group 2, go get the seats in row 10. Exit row seats are amazing on those things!

Only until these aircrafts are returned back to Virgin America.



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User currently offlinePoitin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5280 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 5):
Quoting Mnevans (Thread starter):
Also, didn't want create another thread for this, but if you get in seating group 2, go get the seats in row 10. Exit row seats are amazing on those things!

Only until these aircrafts are returned back to Virgin America.

Shhhh! Skybus might start charging extra for those seats. Big grin


User currently offlineNoWorries From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 539 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5149 times:

Quoting Tod (Reply 4):
110VAC yes, but is it 60 hertz?
Most aircraft 110 is 400 hertz.
Might not play nice with your laptop.

400 Hz could potentially wreak havoc on a variety of devices -- about the only 50/60Hz devices that would definitely work at 400Hz would be light bulbs and toasters -- neither of which are likely to be plugged into a bathroom outlet -- so I'd guess it's almost certainly be 50/60 Hz if the outlet is an obvious publicly accessible location.


User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8487 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5085 times:

Quoting Mnevans (Thread starter):
I realize it's most likely there for an electric shaver but how many other a/c have these in the lavatories as well.

I think every aircraft I've ever been on has one. I didn't realize that there are aircraft that may not have a power outlet in the lavs.


User currently offlinePoitin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5057 times:

Quoting NoWorries (Reply 7):
Quoting Tod (Reply 4):
110VAC yes, but is it 60 hertz?
Most aircraft 110 is 400 hertz.
Might not play nice with your laptop.

400 Hz could potentially wreak havoc on a variety of devices -- about the only 50/60Hz devices that would definitely work at 400Hz would be light bulbs and toasters -- neither of which are likely to be plugged into a bathroom outlet -- so I'd guess it's almost certainly be 50/60 Hz if the outlet is an obvious publicly accessible location.

The outlet, whatever it hertz rating, would have to work with electric shavers, which is why it is in the lavatory in the first place. My guess it that is is 50-60 hertz.


User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4946 times:

Quoting Mnevans (Thread starter):
I used the lavatory really quick

How much do they charge for that?

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User currently offlineWDBRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4775 times:

Quoting Mnevans (Thread starter):
I used the lavatory really quick and noticed that there was a 110v AC outlet in there

I think he was implying that he was not taking a dump.


User currently offlineMnevans From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4741 times:

Quoting Vivavegas (Reply 10):
How much do they charge for that?

Somehow... not a thing! I made a joke to the flight attendant about some chop we were going through and that everyone had to deposit a dollar in the service cart for it to go away.


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