After making choosing an oxygen concentrator that will meet your oxygen needs, many factors go into determining the right one for you. Things like particular 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 standard backpack around with you.
The Respironics SimplyGo is better for those who would only need 1 or 2 LPM of continuous flow since it just 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 unobstructed 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 that 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.
Side-by-Side Unit Comparison
Pulse dose: 1 to 6 setting
Pulse dose: 1 to 5 setting
Pulse dose: 3 hours, on setting of 2
Pulse dose: Up to 4.4 hours at 1.0