Personal Home And Portable Models Oxygen Concentrators
Personal Home and Portable Models Oxygen Concentrators 1.What are the best portable oxygen concentrator for travel? There are many factors that need to be considered when purchasing a portable oxygen concentrator for travel. The three recommended options available all have characteristics that...
1.What are the best portable oxygen concentrator for travel?
There are many factors that need to be considered when purchasing a portable oxygen concentrator for travel. The three recommended options available all have characteristics that make them attractive to travelers. There are special precautions and things that must be considered for patients undergoing oxygen therapy when traveling; be sure to consult your physician if you have any concerns.
Most POCs come with a standard, 12 months manufacturer’s warranty. Some companies, including ours give you the option of purchasing a longer warranty for an additional charge. Be sure to check warranty information when purchasing a POC and keep in mind that if you’re thinking of purchasing a used oxygen concentrator, they usually don’t come with any kind of warranty and may not save you money in the long run.
3.The Bottom Line
Choosing the POC that’s right for you is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Your primary health care provider or pulmonologist can assist you in determining whether a continuous flow or pulse dose device would work best for you based on your individual oxygen need.
4. Battery life
The battery life per charge varies significantly for each model. All will allow for extended use with additional batteries, but that incurs additional cost and increases the number of items that need to be carried. The smaller concentrators typically have shorter battery lives, but the larger options may be too bulky for a patient to feel comfortable. For most trips and shorter flights, a four-hour battery life, plus the addition of a spare, should be sufficient.