General Product Questions

Is there a portable oxygen concentrator that goes up 5 liters (LPM)?

There are currently no portable oxygen concentrators that can deliver up to 5 LPM of oxygen. The SeQual Eclipse 5 has a maximum continuous flow setting of 3LPM, which is the highest setting on a portable oxygen concentrator. View available 5 Liter...

Is there a portable oxygen concentrator that goes up 8 liters (LPM)?

There are currently no portable oxygen concentrators that can deliver up to 8 LPM of oxygen. If you need a dosage of oxygen higher than 3 LPM or 4 LPM equivalence, you will need to get a stationary oxygen concentrator that can deliverer higher doses ...

What are the different types of portable concentrators available?

In general, there are two types of portable oxygen concentrators; pulse flow and dual flow. Pulse flow units provide small doses of oxygen to the patient whenever they take a breath. Dual flow units have the capability of providing pulse flow and continuous...

What does a portable oxygen concentrator look like?

Portable oxygen concentrators are designed to look sleek, mobile and small in order to be as discreet and easy to travel with as possible. Click here to view what portable oxygen concentrators look like.

What is a sieve bed in an oxygen concentrator?

A sieve bed is the filter inside the oxygen concentrator which separates out the nitrogen from the oxygen in the air. This sieve bed uses a material called Zeolite to collect all the nitrogen in the air. Typically a concentrator has two of these sieve...

What's the difference between a stationary and portable concentrator?

While both stationary and portable concentrators provide medical grade oxygen there are a couple key distinctions between them. As it implied in the name, stationary (or home) concentrators are built for use in the home, being much larger and requiring...

What Is the difference between pulse dose and continuous flow oxygen?

Pulse dose (or pulse flow), provides a small puff of oxygen to the patient every time they take a breath. Alternatively, continuous flow provides the patient a steady stream of oxygen. There have been multiple studies done as to the pros and cons of ...

What is the lightest portable oxygen concentrator?

The lightest portable concentrator available is the Inogen One G4 and that unit weighs 2.8 pounds. Please contact us to find out if you qualify for this lightweight device.

What is the smallest portable oxygen concentrator?

The smallest portable concentrator available is the Inogen One G4 and that unit weighs 2.8 pounds. It is 5.91 inches Wide x 2.68 inches Deep x 7.2 inches tall. Please contact us to find out if you qualify for this small device.

Are oxygen concentrators dangerous?

Oxygen concentrators are not dangerous when used appropriately.

Are oxygen concentrators flammable?

Oxygen concentrators are not highly flammable. The shell of the oxygen concentrator is made of plastic and can sustain considerable heat. If you have further questions please contact us.

Are oxygen concentrators safe?

Yes, being durable medical equipment, oxygen concentrators are very safe for use in appropriate environmentsinside the home and outside in almost any environment.

Are oxygen concentrators supposed to get hot?

The compressor inside the oxygen concentrator does give off heat making the device warm, but the device should not be hot to the touch.

Can an oxygen concentrator be used around people smoking?

While oxygen is not considered flammable, it is an oxidizing agent and could exacerbate an open flame. It is not reccomended to use an oxygen concentrator around people smoking. For more information view our blog post on Can Smoking with an Oxygen...

How safe is home oxygen?

Home oxygen is very safe, make sure to use your oxygen solutions in the appropriate settings.

Is it dangerous to carry a portable concentrator?

No. Portable oxygen concentrators are one of the safest delivery methods for patients who require oxygen therapy.

What are hazards of smoking with a oxygen concentrator?

While oxygen is not considered flammable, it is an oxidizing agent and could exacerbate an open flame. It is not recommended to use an home or portable oxygen concentrator while, or around people smoking. For more information view our blog post on...

Can you use a fireplace when using an oxygen concentrator?

While oxygen is not considered flammable, it is an oxidizing agent and could exacerbate an open flame. It is not recommended to use an oxygen concentrator around an open flame.

Are portable oxygen concentrators approved by the FAA?

Yes there are numerous portable concentrators that are approved by the FAA for usage during domestic flights. If you are curious as to which ones please click here to view FAA and TSA approved oxygen concentrators. For more information view our blog...

Is there a Concentrator that Operates at an Elevation of 8600 Feet?

All portable oxygen concentrators have a maximum operational altitude, which means it will continue to provide the same high concentration of oxygen until it reaches a certain altitude. Almost all portable oxygen concentrators will safely operate up ...

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