• Shruti GOCHHWAL

The Lightest Portable Oxygen Concentrators 2020

Patients with respiratory illnesses like cystic fibrosis, COPD, and pulmonary fibrosis require supplemental oxygen. Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs) are medical devices that help people who have a low level of oxygen in their blood. They do not contain refillable oxygen canisters or tanks. They receive air, purify it, and distribute the changed air. Here are the lightest portable oxygen concentrators of 2020.

How to Choose A POC?

Choosing a POC

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  1. A doctor will be able to help you with how much oxygen you need per minute and for how many hours a day. It is also important to consider whether you require a pulse dose or continuous flow oxygen.

  2. Always it is ideal to speak with a respiratory specialist before you buy a POC.

  3. Based on the advice and recommendations you can opt for the one you need.

The Lightest Portable Oxygen Concentrators 2020

There are many different POCs available in the market. The choice of a POC is highly crucial when it comes to a chronic disease that involves long term management.

The term “portable oxygen” refers to a machine that is lightweight, durable, easy to use, and small. Here is a list of POCs, their advantages, and disadvantages. Choosing POCs depends on your need and your lifestyle.

  1. Inogen one G4

  2. Philips Simply Go

  3. SeQual Eclipse 5

  4. The Airsep Focus

  5. Oxlife Independence

  6. Invacare Platinum

1- Inogen One G4

This is the smallest, quietest, and lightest POC.  The model is designed in such a way that the body can efficiently use oxygen and deliver it within the first 400 milliseconds. The delivery technology in this model detects your breathing and adjusts the oxygen level accordingly.

The salient features of Inogen One G4 include

  1. Weight: 2.8 pounds

  2. Oxygen settings: Continuous flow: Not supported.

  3. Pulse dose: 1-3 settings

  4. Battery Duration: Up to 5 Hours of Battery with the 8 Cell Battery

  5. FAA approved for flights

  6. Noise levels: Around 40 decibels

  7. Maximum oxygen output: 630 ml/min

  8. Warranty: 3 years warranty for the unit, and 90-day warranty on accessories.

2- Philips Simply Go

Philips Simply Go is considered to be the best for active oxygen users. This is equipped with an alarm to address the safety issues. This model is designed in such a way that is perfect for adventure seekers and travelers.

The salient features of Philips Simply Go include

  1. Weight: 10 pounds

  2. Oxygen settings: Continuous flow: 0.5 to 2 in 0.5 increments.

  3. Pulse dose: 1-6 settings

  4. Battery Duration: For pulse flow, it is 3.4 hours and for continuous flow, it is 1.6 hours

  5. FAA approved for flights

  6. Noise levels: Around 43 decibels

  7. Maximum oxygen output: 2000 ml/min

  8. Warranty: 3 years warranty for the unit, and 90-day warranty on accessories.

3- SeQual Eclipse 5

POC

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This is the most powerful and versatile oxygen concentrator. This POC helps users get the same amount of oxygen consistently, even when the breath rate changes.

The salient features of SeQual Eclipse 5 include

  1. Weight: 18.4 pounds with battery

  2. Oxygen settings: Continuous flow: 0.5 to 3 LPM.

  3. Pulse dose: 16-192 ml

  4. Battery Duration: For pulse flow, it is 5.1 hours and for continuous flow, it is 2 hours

  5. FAA approved for flights

  6. Noise levels: Around 40-48 decibels

  7. Maximum oxygen output: 3000 ml/min

  8. Warranty: 3 years warranty for the unit, and 90-day warranty on accessories.

4- The Airsep Focus

This is the smallest POC.

  1. Weight: 1.75 pounds

  2. Oxygen settings: Pulse dose: 2 LPM

  3. Battery Duration: 5 hours per charge with the standard battery and 3.5 hours per charge with the 8-cell battery

  4. FAA approved for flights

  5. Noise levels: Around 45 decibels

  6. Maximum oxygen output: 330 ml/min

  7. Warranty: 3 years warranty for the unit, and 90-day warranty on accessories.

5- Oxlife Independence

This POC is ideal for travelers as it is easier for transportation.

  1. Weight: 16.7lbs

  2. Oxygen settings: Continuous flow: 0.5 to 3 LPM.

  3. Pulse dose: 5-6.0 in 0.5 increments (8mL-96mL)

  4. Battery Duration: Upto 4 hours and 1.5 hours when operating in the continuous mode

  5. FAA approved for flights

  6. Noise levels: Around 40 decibels

  7. Warranty: 5 years warranty for the unit, and 1-year warranty on accessories.

6- Invacare Platinum

This POC is compact, durable, water-resistant, and it can withstand high temperatures. This POC emits one of the highest oxygen purity levels.

  1. Weight: < 5 pounds

  2. Oxygen settings:Pulse dose: 1-5 LPM

  3. Battery Duration: Up to 5 hours for a single battery, upto 10 hours for 2 batteries

  4. FAA approved for flights

  5. Noise levels: Less than or equal to 40 decibels

  6. Warranty: 5 years warranty for the unit, and 1-year warranty on accessories.

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