Invacare Solo Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum setting of pulse and continuous settings on the Invacare Solo 2?
The Invacare Solo 2 has a maximum setting of 5 on pulse and a maximum continuous setting of 3. This machine can be used during the day and at night, pulse for day if doctor recommended and continuous flow for night.

Will the Invacare Solo 2 fit under a seat in an airplane?
The Invacare Solo 2’s dimensions are: 16.5 in X 11 in X 8 in depending on the type of aircraft you are traveling on, this machine may or may not fit under the seat in an airplane. You also have to take into consideration the larger wheels on the cart, the cart will have to be detracted from the unit and stored in the overhead compartment.

What is the noise level of the Invacare Solo 2?
The Invacare Solo 2 has a rated decibel level DBA of 40 on a setting of 1-5 pulse and continuous flow at the highest setting 2. When you increase the settings of the machine, the DBA level will increase because the compressor has to work at a faster rate in order to operate at a higher setting.

What is the weight of the Invacare Solo 2 with the battery and without the battery?
The Invacare Solo 2 with the battery in the machine weighs 20 pounds. If you remove the battery from the machine, the unit weighs 17 pounds as each battery weighs 3 pounds.

Will the Invacare Solo 2 operate and charge the battery off the DC power in the vehicle?
The Invacare Solo 2 will operate/run the machine and recharge the battery at the same time off DC power (Plug into your cigarette lighter). Always plug the DC adapter from the Invacare Solo 2 to the cigarette lighter up front in the vehicle, not the power supply in the back seat. The reason behind this is the other cigarette lighter plugs are weaker than the front plug. The other cigarette lighter ports in the vehicle may not be strong enough to operate/run and charge the battery on the Invacare Solo 2.

Can you use a humidifier bottle with the Invacare Solo 2?
Yes. You can use a humidifier bottle with the Invacare Solo 2. The machine must be set on continuous for a humidifier bottle to work. When using a humidifier bottle, don’t pull the machine around leave it stationary. If you have a humidifier bottle on the machine and you are laying the unit down or going over bumps with the cart, the water can get backed up in the tubing and go into the machine.

About Scott Ridl: Scott joined American Medical Sales and Rentals in 2008 as a Web Manager and Content Writer. He is a writer and designer. He is extensively trained on oxygen therapy products from leading manufacturers such as Inogen, Respironics, Chart, Invacare, ResMed and more. Scott works closely with respiratory therapists and oxygen specialists to educate the community about oxygen therapy products, COPD, asthma and lung diseases. He writes weekly columns and is passionate about educating the community on oxygen therapy and respiratory issues.

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