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An oxygen concentrator takes in the air & filters the oxygen then delivers it through a cannula. Watch this video to learn how a concentrator works.
There are important factors to remember when purchasing a portable oxygen concentrator. Watch this video to learn about selecting a portable unit.
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Your mobile concentrator needs to be able to provide you with the oxygen dosage you need at all times, no matter where you are or what you're doing. Your oxygen needs will be different when you're physically active when you're sleeping and or sitting and watching television. The POC needs to be able to detect the changes in your breath rate and compensate accordingly.
By definition, a portable unit needs to be light enough so that you don't feel burdened while carrying it around anywhere you need to go. You have to take into consideration the weight of the unit, including the weight of the battery and accessories you will be carrying around along with it. You might also need to bring along extra batteries and power supplies. You should always expect to add a few extra pounds for the additional batteries if you are out and about all day.
Yes. The Federal Aviation Administration or FAA, requires airlines based in the United States and foreign airlines flying into the U. S. permit passengers to operate portable oxygen concentrators approved by FAA during all phases of a flight if the unit displays a manufacturer’s sticker. The sticker indicates it meets FAA requirements for portable medical devices. The FAA has approved over 20 oxygen concentrators for air travel on all U.S. aircraft with more than 19 seats, and every portable unit we offer is approved for flights.
Yes. Because the FDA classifies medical grade oxygen as a drug, and by Federal law, a prescription is required to purchase oxygen-related medical devices, such as portable oxy concentrators. Your doctor or health care provider can assist in obtaining a prescription.
Just like any other machine, portable concentrators require regular maintenance and service to ensure they operate correctly. Routine maintenance will extend the life of the unit and guarantee it delivers optimal airflow with uninterrupted service.
Most manufacturers include a 3-year warranty on new portable concentrators, and each battery usually has a warranty for 1 year. Accessories warranties usually vary from 30 to 90 days and up to 1-year in some cases.