Setting Up Your LifeChoice Activox POC

When operating the LifeChoice ActivOx portable oxygen concentrator, always use the accompanying carrying case. It’s also recommended that you store the unit in the carrying case when not in use.

To initially set up your unit, you need to charge it for at least four hours. To start charging the LifeChoice ActivOx, connect the AC adaptor to the top right hand side of the unit. Then plug the charger into an electrical outlet. If you purchased an external battery with the unit, connect it to the battery port and allow seven hours for it to charge.
You’ll know the LifeChoice ActivOx is fully charged when the battery check button lights up at 100% percent.

At a pulse setting of one you can expect the unit to last 12 hours, with an additional three hours using the external battery. The unit will work about six hours at a setting of two, with an additional three hours with the external battery. At a setting of three, you can use the unit for five hours and add two hours if the external battery is used.

Next, connect the nasal cannula to the nozzle fitting, located just above the power button. Don’t insert the cannula into your nose until you’ve turned the unit on; otherwise breathing into the machine during start-up may prevent it from working properly.

To power up the LifeChoice ActivOx, press and hold the power button, located at the far left of the control panel. Hold the button down until you hear a short beep and notice all the LED lights briefly flicker. You need to allow three minutes for the unit to warm up.

Oxygen pulse settings of one, two, or three liters per minute are available on the top middle of the control panel. Press the number prescribed by your health care provider. You should see the corresponding LED light up and flash each time you take a breath.

Next insert the cannula in your nose and breathe normally. The LifeChoice ActivOx unit will begin delivering oxygen. Because of its gentle Pulse-Wave™ oxygen delivery system, you might not feel oxygen coming out of the unit. As long as you see the LED above the chosen oxygen pulse setting light up every time you take a breath, oxygen is being delivered.

You can use the AC or DC adaptor to re-charge the unit and/or the external battery. Simply connect the charger to the machine and then to a source of power.

To turn the LifeChoice ActivOx off, hold down the power button for about two seconds. You should see the green power light go off and notice the unit power down. You may hear internal fans operate for a short time to cool the concentrator down.

Before using your ActivOx for the first time, please review the items below.

Lifechoice ActivOx Set Up Step One
1. The LifeChoice Activox POC is recommended and designed to be operated and stored in its carrying case at all times.

Lifechoice ActivOx Set Up Step Two
2. Charge the unit for a minimum of four hours before the first use. To charge the unit, connect the AC Adapter to the unit as shown in the picture and then connect to AC Charger to an electrical outlet.

Lifechoice ActivOx Set Up Step Three
3. To charge the External Battery (if purchased), start with the instructions above. Then connect the adapter on the External Battery to the connector port on the unit. It will take seven hours to fully charge both the unit and the External Battery.

Lifechoice ActivOx Set Up Step Four
4. After the initial charge period has ended, press the Battery Check button to verify that the 100% LED is illuminated.

Lifechoice ActivOx Set Up Step Five
5. Connect the nasal cannula securely to the cannula nozzle fitting on the unit but DO NOT put it in your nose until after the unit has been powered on. Breathing through the cannula during start-up will prevent the system from starting.

Lifechoice ActivOx Set Up Step Six
6. Always operate your unit in a well ventilated space. Make sure air inlets and outlets are not obstructed.

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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