After making choosing an oxygen concentrator that will meet your oxygen needs, there are many factors that go into choosing the right one for you. Things like special sleep mode features if you have special breathing needs while you sleep, battery duration, how you can recharge or add additional battery life are also important, and what you need will vary depending on your lifestyle.
This comparison isn't meant to prove one portable oxygen concentrator better than the other – it's to help you decide which one is better for you, as an individual. These two portable oxygen concentrators we are comparing today, are the Sequal Eclipse 3 and the SimplyGo, both of which can provide both continuous oxygen flow, as well as pulse dose.
Specification Comparison Overviews
The Sequal Eclipse 3 is one of our best and most powerful portable concentrators that offers continuous flow of up to 3 LPM, starting at 0.5, at 0.5 intervals. The pulse dose settings range from 16 to 96 in 16 ml increments. The battery will last as long as 1.3 hours at 3.0 LPM continuous flow and up to 2.1 hours at the pulse setting of 6. The battery can be taken out and recharged on an external charger while a fully-charged backup battery runs the concentrator. You can also recharge while plugged into an outlet, if you are sitting still long enough.
It has a tough outer shell and now comes with the option of getting the Carbon Fiber Case package. If your lifestyle demands a portable concentrator that can withstand the heaviest bumps and impacts, this package is what you need. The carbon fiber case is also weather resistant and still weighs less than 20 lbs, with the battery. The exterior is also nice and sleek, and only looks like you are carrying any normal backpack around with you.
The Respirionics SimplyGo is better for those who would only need 1 or 2 LPM of continuous flow, since it only goes up to 2 LPM. This lower flow rate makes for a smaller and lighter concentrator. The pulse dose settings run between 12 ml and 72 ml, with settings from 1 to 6. The SimplyGo is only 10 lbs with the battery, and as small and unobstructive as any small bag.
The SimplyGo is also strong and robust. Just like the Eclipse 3, you have the option of carrying it around via the lightweight and easy-to-maneuver cart, instead of the carry bag. You can also remove the battery and charge it in an external charger, while an already fully-charged, backup battery runs your concentrator, so you can stay mobile for even longer. One battery will last for .7 hours on the highest continuous setting, and 1 hour on the highest pulse dose setting.
Available Accessories and Packages
There are value packages available in our store for both of these concentrators. The SimplyGo battery package offers a total of 3 batteries, instead of just 2 that would come with the standard SimplyGo order. We also offer the SimplyGo travel package, with 4 batteries and an external battery charger, as well as a pulse oximeter and everything else you would need while traveling.
The Eclipse 3 battery and travel packages are the same, except you get a pulse oximeter with the battery package, and only 3 batteries and external charger with the travel package.