Portable Oxygen Concentrators for People on the Go

Portable oxygen concentrators were made for those who want or need to be able to leave home while still receiving the oxygen therapy they need. However, some portable oxygen concentrators do make it easier for you to get around, either because they have better battery power, or they can still deliver a higher flow of oxygen, while being smaller than previous models.

Portable oxygen concentrators are making it easier for oxygen therapy users to be active. They're a huge leap forward, when previously their only logical alternative for leaving home while receiving oxygen, was with oxygen tanks. With oxygen concentrators, however, you're saving money in the long run. Instead of having oxygen refills delivered to your door step, the oxygen is taken from the air around you. Why order oxygen when you can just use the abundance that is already in the air?

Some of the best oxygen concentrators for people on the go, are some of the smallest, which can deliver medical grade oxygen at a high purity, with great battery life. Here are some of the smallest that fit into that criteria. As long as the oxygen settings put out enough to meet your oxygen needs, these will be perfect to add to your active lifestyle.

AirSep Freestyle 5

This small portable oxygen concentrator delivers up to 750 ml/min of pulse dose oxygen, and weighs only 6.2 lbs. It features 5 settings, and it the internal battery by itself will last for 1 hour on the highest setting. On the setting of 2, it will last for 2 hours. Of course, you can easily add a lot more battery life with the lightweight AirBelt supplemental battery. The AirBelt weighs 2 lbs, and you can wear it around your waist and have up to 6 hours of 100% mobility.

Respirionics SimplyGo

The SimplyGo is here for those who need a continuous flow of oxygen, up to 2 LPM, and for those who need a more specific dose of 0.5 or 1.5 in between. It also offers a wide range of pulse dose settings, from 12 ml/min to 72 ml/min in 6 ml increments. And it only weighs 10 lbs with the battery inside of it.

You can either carry it around in its carry bag, or attach the carry bag to a mobile cart. The battery lasts up to 3 hours on the highest continuous flow setting, and you can remove the battery and replace it with another, already-charged battery. This is the ideal portable oxygen concentrator for those on the go, who need up to 2 LPM of continuous flow oxygen!

SeQual Equinox

This exciting continuous flow portable oxygen concentrator offers up to 3 LPM of continuous flow, 3 settings of pulse dose oxygen, and it only weighs 12.8 lbs! It's easiest to carry in a mobile cart, but if you need 3 LPM of continuous flow, it's your best bet for maintaining an active, free lifestyle. The battery, which can be taken out and replaced, will last for 1.9 hours on the highest setting.

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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