An In-Depth Look at Caire SeQual Eclipse 5 Concentrator

The SeQual Eclipse 5 portable oxygen concentrator from CAIRE Inc. is designed for 24/7 use inside and outside the home. It is the latest in the Eclipse line, with a few more features than the SeQual Eclipse 3 such as the ability to run on DC power and charge at the same time. The slim, curved design and easy-to-use mobile cart and handle make it one of the most convenient portable oxygen concentrator on the market.

Highlights:

  • Battery can recharge while unit is connected to DC power supply
  • Upgraded internal system increases unit dependability
  • AutoSAT® technology automatically adjusts oxygen delivery based on breath rate
  • Continuous flow doses increase by 0.5, making it ideal for those who need precise dosage

Appearance

The SeQual Eclipse 5 portable oxygen concentrator is robust without being bulky, measuring 19.3 inches tall by 12.3 inches wide and 7.1 inches deep. Its dark gray color with subtle branding blends into the background, making it less conspicuous when using the machine out and about. The control panel, located at the top of the unit, is large enough to read at a distance — complete with four large light blue buttons to control the oxygen concentrator — but small enough to stay unobtrusive.

The removable mobile cart gives it greater maneuverability, and the telescoping handle on the cart allows for easier storage. Because the SeQual Eclipse 5 has impressive power packed in a relatively medium housing, it is an ideal oxygen concentrator for 24/7 use as a stationary and portable unit.

An In-Depth Look at Caire SeQual Eclipse 5 Concentrator

Portability

Dimensions: 12.3" Wide x 7.1" Deep x 19.3" High
Weight: 15 pounds without battery, 18.4 pounds with extended battery and mobile cart
Battery Life: 2 hours on continuous flow at 2 LPM or 5.1 hours at a setting of 2 on pulse dose mode

The SeQual Eclipse 5 is not the lightest portable oxygen concentrator available — it weighs 15 pounds without the battery and cart, which add an additional 3.4 pounds — as its size serves to accommodate the advanced technology and new features of the unit. However, the mobile cart and telescoping handle make it much easier to move around. The wheels of the cart are made to handle rough surfaces and corners; the handle on the cart is sturdy, and it can easily slide into the cart when not being moved around to become more compact.

The SeQual Eclipse 5 is approved by the FAA, meaning that it can safely be taken onto airplanes; the ability to run on DC power and charge at the same time make it ideal for traveling by car, which makes long road trips possible once again. A single battery will last an average of two hours at a continuous flow of 2 LPM, or a little over 5 hours at a pulse dose setting of two. When traveling by plane or particularly long distances, carrying an extra battery is advisable especially if you require continuous flow oxygen.

Controls

The control panel features just four buttons to operate the machine: an on/off button, which is illuminated in green when the unit is powered on; two buttons to increase or decrease the flow setting; and a delivery mode button to choose continuous flow or pulse dose mode. An alert indicator will flash yellow for a medium priority alert, while a steady yellow light indicates a low priority issue. The alarm indicator will light up in red to alert the user to an issue that must be immediately addressed, such as low power or malfunction. The control panel also shows the current flow setting, the battery status and whether the unit is connected to external power.

One of the main features of the SeQual Eclipse 5 is the advanced autoSAT® technology, which detects the user’s breath rate and adjusts the motor speed to deliver the right amount of oxygen with every breath. With a flow rate that can be adjusted in increments of 0.5 and the ability to customize sensitivity and bolus rise time, the SeQual Eclipse 5 can be tailored to each patient’s specific oxygen needs.

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Starting Cost

The SeQual Eclipse 5 oxygen concentrator comes with AC and DC power adapters, an accessory bag, mobile carry cart, cannula and user’s manual. Due to our online pricing policy with CAIRE Inc., we are unable to display prices. We would be happy to answer any pricing or product questions you may have regarding the SeQual Eclipse 5, so please call us at 877.774.9271 to hear our Guaranteed Low Price.

Summary

The SeQual Eclipse 5 from CAIRE Inc. is the latest in the Eclipse line, featuring more dependability and the ability to charge the battery while using DC power. A slim design and easily maneuverable mobile cart make it easy to move around, while its advanced functionality allows for more personalized control of oxygen delivery. For patients that required 24/7 oxygen but still want to stay active, it is an ideal unit to ensure you stay mobile and can still breathe easy.

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