FAQ

What is Oxygen Concentrator Machine?

Oxygen concentrator is medical equipment machine that help patients who need oxygen as they have a low level of oxygen in their blood. Oxygen Concentrator powered by plugging the device into an electrical outlet.

 

The oxygen is delivered through a steady supply as long as the oxygen machinr is plugged in to a permanent wall electrical source.

The Oxygen concentrators machines produce  oxygen on their own as follows:

1)  the machine pull in the surrounding room air and filter it.


2) Then the  oxygen undergoes a filtration process, and is compressed.


3) From there, the flow moves through two or more chambers that are filled with a material that removes the nitrogen from the air by using filter and sieve beds.


4) The medical grade oxygen is then sent through a flow-meter through the mask or the nasal cannula.

What is Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC)?

portable oxygen concentrators  (POC) is similar to a home oxygen concentrator, but is smaller in size and more mobile

 

portable oxygen concentrator are very lightweight compared to home use oxygen concentrator


they can also be plugged into car 12V D/C cigarette lighters or operate through the use of a lithium-ion battery

 

our portable oxygen concentrators are FAA approved and can be brought Air plane, trains, buses, and cruise ships

 

The oxygen is delivered through a steady supply as long as the oxygen machine is plugged in to a permanent wall electrical source.

Oxygen Concentrator vs Oxygen Cylinder

In the case of the use of oxygen cylinder, the tanks are relatively inexpensive but are ultimately cumbersome, as you will need to keep one or more tanks on you at all times, particularly during long or extended trips. As oxygen cylinder are limited by a finite capacity (the size of the tank) this can produce an issue of portability for those who use them.


Oxygen concentrator machine do not require refilling an oxygen as the machine generate oxygen automatically from the air
This consider the  major advantage as the user doesn’t have to be concerned with changing the tank when the oxygen runs out

 

in addition also oxygen concentrators allow patients much more mobility than a oxygen cylinder or  tank because  to the concentrator’s significant difference in size and weight. 


also patients who require continuous oxygen or a high flow rate will find O2 concentrators advantageous because they never run out of oxygen.

Continuous Mode vs Pulse Mode

Portable Oxygen concentrator is medical equipment machine that help patients who need oxygen as they have a low level of oxygen in their blood. Oxygen Concentrator powered by plugging the device into an electrical outlet or by using a built in battery.  If a battery is used, then it will need to be charged by plugging it into an electrical outlet or by car adapter. portable oxygen concentrators are very lightweight compared to home use oxygen concentrator they can also be plugged into car 12V D/C cigarette lighters or operate through the use of a lithium-ion battery our portable oxygen concentrators are FAA approved and can be brought Air plane, trains, buses, and cruise ships for only Portable oxygen concentrators machines there are  two settings for receiving oxygen: pulse dose and continuous flow.

 

The oxygen is delivered through a steady supply as long as the oxygen machine is plugged in to a permanent wall electrical source.

only for portable type there are 2 modes available (Continuous Mode) and ( Pulse Mode)

The pulse dose mode is usually used for daytime use or used most when patients are awake and active during the day., as it delivers air via the cannula when you inhale. Concentrators with pulse dose technology also are more compact in design so the machine will give oxygen upon patint inhaetion only means the pulse flow delivers oxygen every time the patient takes a breath. If their breathing rate increases, the machine will react and release a bolus, or pulse dosage size, with each inhalation. The flow rate is based off the bolus.

The concentrator then rests while the patient is exhaling. Although there are pulse flow units that can be used 24/7, it should be noted that pulse dose units are not compatible with  BiPAP or CPAP devices

 

The continuous flow mode delivers a constant air flow via the tubes. For people who need oxygen while they sleep continuous mode is the best option.   so Continuous flow is delivered at a constant rate regardless of the user’s breathing pattern. All home stationary concentrators provide a continuous flow of oxygen.

If a patient is prescribed 3 LPM, their concentrator will produce 3 liters of oxygen every minute. POCs that are continuous flow are CPAP & BiPAP compatible. They can also be used 24/7.

Some  patients find that pulse flow works very well for them during their waking hours. However, some require the option of continuous flow

When you see a very small machine in term or size and weight that will be a pulse machine not continuous as the continuous portable oxygen concentrator has bigger size due to bigger O2 generator, battery which can generate oxygen in continuous mode.