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ZeroWater and travel

ZeroWater Travel Beaker

If you are planning to travel on holiday, always speak with your treating Centre who can advise you further.

If you are staying away from home or travelling, it may not be possible or convenient for you to take your ZeroWater jug with you.

A portable travel filter can be requested free of charge from the Breelib Support Centre so you can make ZeroWater when you are staying  away from home.

For information about the ZeroWater travel beaker please watch the short video tutorial and review the information in this section.

The manufacturer of Breelib recommends the use of distilled water to care for Breelib. For full instructions, please refer to the Breelib Inhalation System Instructions for Use booklet (IFU) which is supplied in your Breelib Starter Pack.

ZeroWater and travel

ZeroWater Travel Beaker

If you are planning to travel on holiday, always speak with your treating Centre who can advise you further.

If you are staying away from home or travelling, it may not be possible or convenient for you to take your ZeroWater jug with you.

A portable travel filter can be requested free of charge from the Breelib Support Centre so you can make ZeroWater when you are staying  away from home.

For information about the ZeroWater travel beaker please watch the short video tutorial and review the information in this section.

The manufacturer of Breelib recommends the use of distilled water to care for Breelib. For full instructions, please refer to the Breelib Inhalation System Instructions for Use booklet (IFU) which is supplied in your Breelib Starter Pack.

UK Breelib Support Centre 0800 0463 255

The Breelib Support Centre agents are available Monday to Thursday, 9am - 5pm, and Friday 9am - 4pm (except on Public Holidays in England). An out-of-hours voicemail service is available and all messages will be responded to on the next working day.

For healthcare advice or questions relating to treatment please contact your healthcare professional or treating centre.

Introducing the ZeroWater travel beaker

Introducing the ZeroWater travel beaker

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When requesting the ZeroWater travel beaker from the Breelib Support Centre, please order at least 2 weeks before you are intending to travel to make sure it arrives in time.

UK Breelib Support Centre +44 (0)800 0 463 255

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Replacement portable filters

As well as the portable filter which is included with the travel beaker, you will also receive a box containing 2 replacement portable filters. The 3 portable filters you will receive have the capacity to make up to 42 litres of ZeroWater, enough to care for Breelib for up to 3 weeks. You can request additional portable filters free of charge by calling the Breelib Support Centre.

The ZeroWater from the travel beaker should only be used to care for Breelib whilst staying away from home. Using the travel beaker for other purposes will reduce the lifespan of the portable filter and may affect how well your nebuliser unit works.

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Setting up the travel beaker

The travel beaker is a smaller version of the ZeroWater jug that you keep at home. As with the jug, the portable filter is screwed into the bottom of the reservoir which then sits inside the beaker.

  • When your travel beaker arrives, remove the packaging and unscrew the lid to remove the plastic straw.
  • Lift out the reservoir from the beaker and push the portable filter out.
  • Using hot soapy water, wash the lid, the reservoir and the beaker before rinsing, draining and leaving to air dry. The plastic straw is not needed and should be placed in the household recycling or waste bin.

FITTING THE PORTABLE FILTER

When the travel beaker is dry, wash you hands and remove the wrapping from the portable filter.

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FORM A COMPLETE SEAL

Screw the travel filter into the bottom of the reservoir to form a complete seal.

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COMPLETING SET-UP

Lower the reservoir with filter attached into the beaker to complete set up. The travel beaker is now ready to be used to make ZeroWater.

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Guidance on making ZeroWater abroad

To ensure the water you use to care for Breelib is sterile, you should first boil the water in a kettle and once it has cooled down, use it to make ZeroWater.

If you are in a country where the tap water is safe to drink it can be used to make ZeroWater. However, in countries where it is advised not to drink the tap water, bottled water should be boiled and once it has cooled down, used to make ZeroWater.

The travel beaker is not designed to transport ZeroWater and will leak even when the lid is screwed on tight. After filtering water in the travel beaker, transfer the ZeroWater into the large plastic bottle provided. Additional plastic bottles can be requested from the Breelib Support Centre if they are needed for your trip.

Replacing the portable ZeroWater filter

You do not need to monitor the purity of your travel beaker’s ZeroWater with the blue water meter, as you do with the jug at home. Instead, the travel beaker uses a colour‐change system.

The portable filter has a rectangular window on the bottom half of the filter. As you use the travel beaker the colour inside the filter will slowly change to red/orange from top to bottom. When the colour inside the whole window has changed it is time to replace the filter. Unscrew the used filter and place it in the household waste before attaching a new filter. Alternatively, the filters can be recycled at supermarket water filter recycling points.

It is advised to clean the travel beaker at the end of every week and each time the filter is changed.

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Things to remember about ZeroWater and travel

  • Request the travel beaker or additional portable filters at least 2 weeks before you need them
  • Use boiled tap or bottled water which has cooled down to make ZeroWater, depending on the country you are in
  • Do not transport ZeroWater in the travel beaker
  • Store and transport ZeroWater in the large (500ml) plastic bottles provided

For more information please see Breelib information sheet 10.