Oxygen Concentrators

Get all the latest news and information on oxygen concentrators. We share everything you need to know about stationary oxygen concentrators and portable models. Learn about the newest technology in oxygen concentrators as soon as it comes out.
  • Cleaning and Maintaining Your Home Concentrator

    In order to run at maximum efficiency, an oxygen concentrator needs to be used on a daily basis and for many hours at a time. When you frequently use a piece of equipment it has the opportunity to get bogged down by everyday dirt, dust, spills, and even mold! This is especially true for Home Oxygen Concentrators. Luckily, there are a few simple steps and guidelines you can follow to keep your Home Concentrator in a safe and like-new condition.

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  • Cleaning and Maintaining Your Oxygen Concentrator

    Keeping your oxygen concentrator in top working condition not only ensures effective and safe oxygen delivery but it may also extend the lifespan of your unit. Cleaning and maintaining your portable oxygen concentrator is an important step in owning and caring for your unit. By following a few simple steps and guidelines you can easily keep your concentrator in pristine, "like-new" condition!

    How to Clean The Outside of Your Oxygen Concentrator

    Like all electronics, your oxygen concentrator is going to collect dirt, dust, and come in contact with substances that could make them sticky. Luckily, it’s easy to clean the outside of a portable concentrator, especially when you begin developing the habit of maintaining your unit early on in oxygen therapy!

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  • Respironics SimplyGo Mini Now FAA Approved

    Respironics SimplyGo Mini portable concentrator is now FAA approved for all commercial flights to and from the United States! Weighing in at a mere 5 pounds, Respironics has ensured a convenient, safe, and easy way to travel with your oxygen solution.

    It’s important that you are able to use your portable oxygen concentrator wherever you go and though a POC is already FAA approved many airlines have additional requirements you will need to meet before your flight. We suggest preparing to fly with your oxygen concentrator 2 weeks before your travel date, this should give you plenty of time to research or call your airline and acquire any required documentation.

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  • What to Look for When Buying a Portable Oxygen Concentrator

    Deciding which portable oxygen concentrator to purchase is an important choice. Not only are you buying a vital piece of medical equipment, but you’re paying a significant price too. It really pays to do your research and make sure you’re getting the features you need. The list below will detail what to look for and hopefully help make your decision an easier one.

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  • What’s the Difference Between an Oxygen Concentrator and an Oxygen Tank?

    When people think of portable oxygen, a traditional large oxygen tank often comes to mind. These are generally made of steel or aluminum. The oxygen inside comes in the form of pressurized compressed gas, which needs to be handled with care and kept upright. The size of the tank gets larger as the flow rate that a patient requires increases. These tanks are usually quite heavy. They have to be changed frequently, and are available in a smaller size for portability. The pressure valves attached to the tanks must be checked consistently. Gas oxygen is delivered at 100% concentration.

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  • Oxygen Concentrators and Sleep Apnea/COPD

    Sleep apnea is a disorder in which you stop and restart breathing repeatedly while sleeping. It can be dangerous if not treated. Symptoms include snoring and feeling sleepy while awake. You may also suffer from headaches, sore throat, and dryness of the mouth. Sleep apnea occurs when muscles located in the back of your throat relax causing a narrowing of the airway, which in turn results in breathing cessation. Although you often don’t remember it, this causes awakening so that breathing will return. Sleep apnea can be caused by being overweight, having a thick neck or narrowed airway, smoking, and alcohol and drug use. Sleep apnea is most common in older men, although it can affect women and people of any age.

    If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, your doctor may prescribe supplementary oxygen treatment. This is added to positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy. Supplemental oxygen is used when PAP therapy does not provide enough relief for low blood oxygen levels. Oxygen is not used alone as a treatment for sleep apnea because it is not able to stop apnea from happening.

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  • Setting Up Your SeQual eQuinox Concentrator

    The SeQual eQuinox can be powered with AC or DC supply or with an external battery. The battery can be charged while using either AC or DC power, and it continuously charges while plugged in. The eQuinox also automatically changes to battery power when the unit is disconnected from an AC or DC power supply.

    To begin charging the unit, plug the AC power supply cord into the recessed external connector. Plug the other end of the cable into the recessed connector on the side of the Sequal eQuinox unit. Then plug the connector into an AC outlet. A green indicator on the power supply and the external power indicator on the control panel will light up.

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  • Setting Up Your SeQual Eclipse 5 Concentrator

    To begin setting up your SeQual Eclipse 5 portable oxygen concentrator, plug the AC power supply cord into the external power receptacle, which is located on the right side midway down the unit. Then plug the cord into an AC power supply outlet. When the unit is properly plugged in an icon of a plug will light up on the control panel on top of the unit. You can also use the DC power supply to charge the unit from a DC outlet. The same indicator will light up when the Sequal Eclipse is plugged in correctly. The unit runs at up to three liters per minute when used with DC power.

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  • 2016 Top Five Highest Rated Portable Oxygen Concentrators

    Let’s review the best of the best when it comes to portable oxygen concentrators. The following models have various advantages and are the finest on the market.

    1) Respironics SimplyGo

    At just ten pounds, the Respironics SimplyGo Oxygen Concentrator produces both pulse flow and continuous oxygen. Pulse flow settings go up to six while continuous flow is available up to two liters per minute. The SimplyGo is also unmatched regarding safety, with a three-hour battery life and alarms for a high breath rate, no breath detection, low oxygen, technical system fault, depleted battery, and even wrong battery the SimplyGo keeps its user safe. The SimplyGo is a perfect model for those who need a relatively high flow of oxygen, but still want to remain active.

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  • Inogen One G3 Compared to the AirSep Freestyle 3

    Oxygen concentrators offer a light-weight portable alternative to traditional, bulky, oxygen tanks. Because they pull oxygen from the surrounding air, you don’t have to worry about tanks being delivered or being refilled. Instead, room air passes into the unit, which separates oxygen from the nitrogen in the air, and delivers a high flow of oxygen right to the patient. This type of oxygen unit allows the user freedom of movement and a much more active lifestyle than a traditional tank. Today, let’s take a look at and compare two portable oxygen concentrators: the AirSep Freestyle 3 and the Inogen One G3. Both allow for maximum freedom with slight variations in specifications.

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