Smaller and more compact seems to be the mantra of modern technology. There are smaller and more efficient versions of phones and computers coming out all the time. The more streamlined, the better, and the less energy used, the better. Technology in home oxygen concentrators is no different. There are two examples of how home oxygen concentrators can be smaller, offer powerful medical grade oxygen, all while using less electricity than older models.
A portable oxygen concentrator only works well for you, if the battery can last for as long as you need it to without needing to be recharged. Having the smallest portable oxygen concentrator you can get is usually also a high priority! As long as the portable model you want covers your oxygen needs, you shouldn't have to get a large one to have a lasting battery.
There are several portable oxygen concentrators in the small category (5 pounds and under) with batteries that have the ability to last for as long as 8 hours or more. Battery life of an oxygen concentrator battery depends on the setting, the higher settings it won't last as long, because it has to draw more electricity.
However, these small concentrator batteries will still last a lot longer than some of the others that are in the bigger size category. If you want a small oxygen concentrator with a long-lasting battery, you should check out these models.
Small portable oxygen concentrators aren't for those who need a high dosage setting to meet their oxygen therapy needs. If a low setting is what you need, you can look for a portable oxygen concentrator that is small and light. There are even models that weigh as little as 2 lbs! The AirSep Focus is one such portable oxygen concentrator.
A 2 pound oxygen concentrator might only deliver up to 330 ml/min (milliliters per minute) of oxygen, but if this is what is prescribed by your doctor to help treat your COPD, you are lucky enough to be able to use it. This means even more freedom and mobility.
Here is a summary of the portable oxygen concentrators under five pounds.
This small portable oxygen concentrator is only 2 lbs, has a great long-lasting battery and can travel virtually anywhere with you. It's approved by the FAA for use on board an airplane, and you can take it on any other mode of transportation. Just charge up the two micro batteries, and you will have 3 hours before you have to stop and recharge (1.5 hours for each battery). The batteries will take a total of 4 hours to recharge.
The Focus is carried around with the carry bag and shoulder strap designed specifically for the Focus. The strap is fully adjustable and the carry bag protects it from the elements, and any bumps or dings. The Focus can be used with the supplemental battery known as the AirSep AirBelt. You just wear it around your waist, and plug it into the Focus as needed. The AirBelt can be charged with the AC or DC power cord that comes with the Focus.
Here is a summary of the portable oxygen concentrators under ten pounds.
The Freestyle 5 is only 6.2 lbs and is small enough to carry at your side just like a handbag. It can also deliver up to 750 ml per minute of oxygen, and is considered a high capacity portable concentrator despite the fact that it's one of the small ones that don't require a mobile cart. Its dimensions are 4.4 inches wide, 10.7 inches high and 11.2 inches deep. It also has pulse dose settings between 1 and 5.
The internal battery lasts for around 1 hour on the highest setting, and around 5 hours on the lowest setting, give or take a few hours for the settings in between. Just give it around 3.5 hours while plugged into a power source to charge it back from 0% to 100%. You can also use the AirSep AirBelt to add even more battery life. You wear the AirBelt around your waist, and plug it into the Freestyle 5 when you need more time between charges. The AirBelt can be charged using the AC and DC power supplies, just like the Freestyle 5.
In every category, there is one oxygen concentrator that is the best in some aspect. We're proud to say that we carry some of the best and most exceptional oxygen concentrators in the industry. If you want the lightest portable concentrator, which would match your active lifestyle in the best way, we have it.
If you're looking for one with a battery that will give you enough time to explore new cities for hours and hours at a time or go hiking and camping, we have the one that will suit your needs.
The smallest portable oxygen concentrators might not be capable of delivering the same amount of oxygen as the larger ones, but they can be exactly what some people need to get their blood oxygen levels up to normal. If you only need a pulse dose of oxygen between 1 to 3 LMP, then there are two very small portable oxygen concentrators that might be perfect for you.
If you are a current oxygen user or are looking into buying a unit you likely have heard of the LifeChoice machine. It is the smallest and lightest concentrator available and it delivers true mobility and independence. The LifeChoice is a pulse dose system that supplies a 1, 2 or 3LPM of supplemental oxygen to patients.
One of the great features of this unit is the unique sleep mode technology; this allows patients to use their unit continuously 24 hours a day. The sleep mode setting has an increased sensitivity so that it can detect breathing easier and insure that the patient is receiving the necessary oxygen therapy. A second great feature is the great battery life of the LifeChoice. The internal battery alone runs for approximately 2 hours, but with the included supplemental battery pack it can last over 5 hours.