Portable oxygen concentrators are also known as oxygenator, portable oxygen machine or portable oxygen generator.
When is a good time to consider an Oxygen Concentrator or Generator?
If you’ve been having difficulty breathing, catching yourself gulping air unexpectedly; if you’ve been coughing for a while, the cough accompanied by phlegm – these might be indicating the development of COPD – Chronic Obtrusive Pulmonary Disease – which is a good reason to consider consulting your doctor. The symptoms above might suggest there has been a degradation to lung function, which leads to a low oxygen levels in one’s blood.
The issue mentioned may affect one’s life quality and influence directly concentration levels, movability and productivity. If one notices these symptoms, a visit to the doctor might be in order, so a few test could be run.
In order to verify an Oxygen Concentrator is required, three tests may be run by your doctor:
- ABG – Arterial Blood Gas test – tests the gas balance in one’s blood. If there is an improper balance between the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, it is bad.
- Spirometry test – to test the lung function; one would be asked to blow into a mouthpiece as strong as they can, to see how much force can be produced.
- A physical test, such as the x-ray or the CT scan – these to provide with a visual of the lungs, so the doctor can get a better idea as to what is going on.
There are multiple products around the market, which makes this a complicated decision. It is highly suggested that these decisions are taken with one’s doctor, so the product eventually chosen complies with one’s specific needs – each person’s needs are different, and the dose provided by the Oxygen Concentrator should be tailored to those needs.
Now, after covering what should be known on the Why, here are a few examples you can consider as a solution for your needs:
| Zorvo DHL Delivery 1L Portable O2 generator|| Parameters:
• Oxygen outflow of 29+/-2%
• Airflow outlet of Approximately 3+/-1.5L/min
• Size: 260(L)X110(W)X170(H)
• Weight: Generating unit: adapter 2.0KG
• Power Consumption: average below 32W
• Rated Voltage: AC 100-240V 50-60HZ or DC 12-15|
• Light and portable
• Chargeable battery
• Prolonged battery life
• Can work throughout the night|| Cons:
• Is sensitive to heat and humidity
• Is sensitive to high altitude – oxygen concentration and flow might be affected|
| Merlilive Portable Oxygen Concentrator|| Parameters:
• Oxygen outflow is 5L/M=40%+-3%, 3L=60%+-3%,1.5L=90+-3%
• Oxygen purity is adjustable in the 40%-90% range
• Oxygen continuous flow: 0-5L
• Size: 230*200*325mm
• Oxygen concentrator Weight: 5.4kg
• Oxygen concentrator voltage: AC220V/110V|
• Compact and portable
• Big LED screen with a convenient front panel
• Had adjustable flow rate
• Easy to use for the elderly|| Cons:
• Weight requires a trolley
• Requires charging every few hours|
| Yuwell YU300 Portable Homecare Oxygen Bar Machines Portable Travel Oxygen Concentrator|| Parameters:
• Oxygen Concentration between 30%-90%
• Flow Range: 1-5L/min
• Weight: 8kg
• Size: 27cm*17.5cm*29.5cm
• Voltage required: 110V|
• A large and comfortable LED control panel
• Adjustable oxygen concentration
• Convenient to carry
• Easy to setup|| Cons:
• A little on the heavy side
• Not built for outdoor use
• Extensive use could cause to overheat|
| Portable Oxygen AC 100/220V 50-60HZ Concentrator Air Purifier O2 Supply Machine Household and Hospital Use 24Hours|| Parameters:
• Oxygen outflow: 1L/min:90% purity, 5L/min:30%
• Weight: 6kg
• Size: 13 x 7.9 x 13 inches
• Power supply at 110V
• Additional parts can be purchased separately|
• Light and easy to carry
• Built for longevity and continuous use
• Very reliable|| Cons:
• Battery and car adapter need to be purchased separately
• Built for indoor use|