mnevans
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110v AC Outlet In Skybus A319 Bathroom

Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:18 am

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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RE: 110v AC Outlet In Skybus A319 Bathroom

Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:21 am

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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RE: 110v AC Outlet In Skybus A319 Bathroom

Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:26 am

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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mnevans
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RE: 110v AC Outlet In Skybus A319 Bathroom

Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:31 am

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!
 
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RE: 110v AC Outlet In Skybus A319 Bathroom

Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:32 pm

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.

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RE: 110v AC Outlet In Skybus A319 Bathroom

Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:36 pm

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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RE: 110v AC Outlet In Skybus A319 Bathroom

Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:41 pm

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
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RE: 110v AC Outlet In Skybus A319 Bathroom

Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:01 am

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.
 
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RE: 110v AC Outlet In Skybus A319 Bathroom

Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:24 am

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.
 
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RE: 110v AC Outlet In Skybus A319 Bathroom

Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:32 am

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.
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RE: 110v AC Outlet In Skybus A319 Bathroom

Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:17 am

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

How much do they charge for that?

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RE: 110v AC Outlet In Skybus A319 Bathroom

Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:36 am

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.
 
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RE: 110v AC Outlet In Skybus A319 Bathroom

Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:06 am

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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