Portable oxygen concentrators are sophisticated electronic machines and medical equipment, which filter the air around you into highly concentrated oxygen that you can breathe. Because of this reason, most oxygen concentrators in general aren't cheap. Portable oxygen concentrators cost even more, because they need to be able to house and run off of a battery while going mobile.
There are certain models that are less expensive than others – not because they are inferior or because they don't have the best features or the high settings. Here are three of the best of the least expensive portable oxygen concentrator models on the market today.
The AirSep Focus has been succeeded by the AirSep Freestyle and Freestyle 3, but it's still the ideal portable model for those who need no more than a pulse dose setting of 2, who want to stay as active as possible. The Focus is one of the smallest portable oxygen concentrators on the market, weighing only 1.75 lbs! This tiny concentrator might be best for you, especially if you want to maintain an active lifestyle and exercise while using your oxygen.
It comes with 2 micro batteries that you can charge up while it's plugged in, but you can add more battery duration time with the AirSep Airbelt and supplemental battery pack, which you can wear around your waist and plug into the Focus. Many people need pulse dose settings higher than what the Focus can put out, which is why this is one of the cheaper models.
The SeQual 5 is currently on sale, but it's still actually one of the lower prices models compared to some of the others that are currently on the market. It's amazing, because the Eclipse 5 is full-featured, has both pulse dose and continuous flow settings, and is an improvement from the earlier Eclipse model, the SeQual Eclipse 3. You can charge it with both AC and DC power on any setting, which you couldn't do with the Eclipse 3.
There are some really great accessories that are compatible with the Eclipse 5, such as the desktop charger (charge batteries outside of the concentrator with AC power), the protective covering, and the humidifier kit. With setting of 3 LPM especially (the highest continuous flow setting on the Eclipse 5) you might need the humidifier.
This small wonder weighs less than 5 lbs, and can deliver up to an equivalent of 3 LPM of pulse dose oxygen. This is another perfect example of the advances in medical technology when it comes to portable oxygen concentrators. Just like most of our other concentrators, American Medical offers this concentrator at a lower price than what you'll find anywhere else.
One of the features that makes the Activox stand out, is its pulse wave feature that makes sure you always get oxygen when you need it, and the sensitivity to your breath, which allows it to seamlessly adjust to your breathing patterns, so you always receive the exact amount of oxygen you need.