Comparing Portable Concentrators

Comparing the differences between Portable Oxygen Concentrators



Important factors to remember when you purchase a portable concentrator.

Here are some important factors to consider when you are selecting a portable concentrator.


Do you need pulse dose or continuous flow?

There are two forms of oxygen delivery methods for portable concentrators: continuous flow or pulse dose. Pulse dose concentrators deliver oxygen only when the patient breathes in. Continuous flow has a steady stream of oxygen. Every time the patient inhales the concentrator detects your inhalation and delivers oxygen.

What oxygen setting do you require?

Pulse Dose mnits are smaller and lighter; starting at around 5 pounds
Continuous Flow units are larger and heavier and offer both continous and pulse dose; starting at ten pounds.
If you are looking for a cocnentrtator that offers ontinuous flow, the highest is three liters per minutes and goes up to six on pulse.

All portable cocnentratros are battery powers and can be plugged into a AC/DC outlet that can be charged in your house or car (not all units can be charged using the DC power)

Pulse Dose Portable Oxygen Concentrators

INOGEN ONE G3
Available Settings: 1 to 4
Pulse Dose Setting: Variable Delivery: Dose decreases as rate rises
Max Dose Per Breathe:
Weight: Unit & Battery: 4.9/8 Cell Battery, 6.5 w/16 Cell Battery
Weight: Unit with Accessories: Add 2 - 5 lbs
Approx. Battery Life @ Setting of 2: 4 hours
Approx. Battery Charge Time: 3 -4 hours
Max Altitude: 10,000
INVACARE XPO2
Available Settings: 1 to 5
Pulse Dose Setting: Variable Delivery: Dose decreases as rate rises
Max Dose Per Breathe: 15 BPM: 66 mL, 30 BPM: 33 mL
Weight: Unit & Battery: 5 lbs
Weight: Unit with Accessories: Add 2 - 5 lbs
Approx. Battery Life @ Setting of 2: 2 hours
Approx. Battery Charge Time: 4 hours
Max Altitude: 10,000 feet
LIFECHOICE
Available Settings: 1 to 3
Pulse Dose Setting: Fixed: 1 - 15 mL, 2 - 25 mL, 3 - 35 mL
Max Dose Per Breathe: 35 mL
Weight: Unit & Battery: 5 lbs
Weight: Unit with Accessories: Add 2 - 5 lbs
Approx. Battery Life @ Setting of 2: 2 hours
Approx. Battery Charge Time: 4 hours
Max Altitude: 10,000 feet
OXUS POC
Available Settings: 1 to 5
Pulse Dose Setting: Fixed Delivery: 9 mL per setting
Max Dose Per Breathe: 45 mL
Weight: Unit & Battery: 10 lbs
Weight: Unit with Accessories: Add 2 - 5 lbs
Approx. Battery Life @ Setting of 2: 3 hours
Approx. Battery Charge Time: 3 hours
Max Altitude: 10,000 feet
RESPIRONICS EVERGO
Available Settings: 1 to 6
Pulse Dose Setting: Combo Fixed/Variable Delivery
Max Dose Per Breathe: 15 BPM: 72 mL, 30 BPM: 36 mL
Weight: Unit & Battery: 9 lbs
Weight: Unit with Accessories: Add 2 - 5 lbs
Approx. Battery Life @ Setting of 2: 4 hours
Approx. Battery Charge Time: 3 hours
Max Altitude: 8,000 feet
INOGEN ONE G2
Available Settings: 1 to 5
Pulse Dose Setting: Variable Delivery: Dose decreases as rate rises
Max Dose Per Breathe: 15 BP: 60 mL, 30 BPM: 30 mL
Weight: Unit & Battery: 7 lbs
Weight: Unit with Accessories: Add 2 - 5 lbs
Approx. Battery Life @ Setting of 2: 3 hours
Approx. Battery Charge Time: 3 hours
Max Altitude: 10,000 feet


Continuous Flow Portable Oxygen Concentrators

RESPIRONICS SIMPLYGO
Available Settings: Pulse 1 to 6, Continuous .5 to 2 LPM
Pulse Dose Setting: Fixed: 1 -12 mL, 2 - 24 mL, 3 -36 mL
Max Dose Per Breathe: Pulse: 72mL, Cont: 2000 mL
Weight: Unit & Battery: 10 lbs
Weight: Unit with Accessories: Add 2 - 5 lbs
Approx. Battery Life @ Setting of 2: 2 - 3 hours
Approx. Battery Charge Time: 2 - 3 hours
Max Altitude: 10,0000
DEVILBISS IGO
Available Settings: Pulse 1 to 6, Continuous 1 to 3 LPM
Pulse Dose Setting: Fixed: 16.5 mL per Setting
Max Dose Per Breathe: 99 mL
Weight: Unit & Battery: 19 lbs
Weight: Unit with Accessories: Add 2 - 5 lbs
Approx. Battery Life @ Setting of 2: 4.5 hours
Approx. Battery Charge Time: 3 hours
Max Altitude: 13,123 feet
SEQUAL ECLIPSE 3
Available Settings: Pulse 1 to 6, Continuous .5 to 3 LPM
Pulse Dose Setting: Fixed: 16.5 mL per Setting
Max Dose Per Breathe: 96 mL
Weight: Unit & Battery: 17 lbs
Weight: Unit with Accessories: Add 2 - 5 lbs
Approx. Battery Life @ Setting of 2: 5 hours
Approx. Battery Charge Time: 3 hours
Max Altitude: 13,123 feet
INVACARE SOLO
Available Settings: Pulse 1 to 6, Continuous .5 to 3 LPM
Pulse Dose Setting: Variable Delivery: Dose decreases as rate rises
Max Dose Per Breathe: 15 BPM: 133 mL, 30 BPM: 66 mL
Weight: Unit & Battery: <20 lbs
Weight: Unit with Accessories: Add 2 - 5 lbs
Approx. Battery Life @ Setting of 2: 3.5 hours
Approx. Battery Charge Time: 5 hours
Max Altitude: 10,000 feet
OXLIFE INDEPENDENCE
Available Settings: Pulse 1 to 6, Continuous 1 to 3 LPM
Pulse Dose Setting: Fixed: 16.5 mL per Setting
Max Dose Per Breathe: 196 mL
Weight: Unit & Battery: 15 lbs
Weight: Unit with Accessories: Add 2 - 5 lbs
Approx. Battery Life @ Setting of 2: 3 hours
Approx. Battery Charge Time: 4 hours
Max Altitude: 10,000 feet


*PULSE – Battery life is based on a setting of 2
*CONTINUOUS – Battery life is based on a setting of 2