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Traveling With an Oxygen Concentrator

respironics-EverFlo-1020000-respshopTraveling with an oxygen concentrator brings a unique set of concerns, issues and problems for oxygen therapy patients. Before taking an oxygen concentrator on the road, patients should prepare adequately so that they can cope with the challenges associated with transporting these devices. Below are a few general tips which apply to most instances, including traveling on an airplane.

General Tips

1. Be Aware of Your Battery Power – Throughout your travels, it’s vital to check the power status of your battery (or batteries). This is a particularly important task for those planning a trip in which they will not have continuous access to a power outlet (such as a camping trip). Before you take off, charge your battery to its full capacity and try to maintain awareness of its power status throughout the entire time you’re away. Such awareness will benefit you in many ways, especially in the event of an emergency or power outage.

2. Power Compatibility – Even for patients who intend to remain in the United States, it is advisable that patients be aware of the power compatibility of their POC. Before leaving home, determine whether your POC can be charged with domestic power sockets, international sockets, cigarette-style sockets — such as those commonly found in cars and other motor vehicles — and so forth.

3. Prepare for the Additional Weight – Though portable oxygen concentrators typically are light in weight (most do not exceed 10 pounds), patients should prepare for the extra pounds of the POC before they embark on their journey. Light packers will have to adjust their routine; patients who expect to do a lot of walking with their luggage need to be ready for the additional burden that the POC will involve. If you use a portable cart, be sure to allocate space for that wherever you’ll be traveling.

Top Portable Oxygen Concentrators

If you’re in need of a portable oxygen concentrator, respshop.com has a variety of high quality machines to choose from. Here’s a rundown of some of our most popular POCs.

The SeQual Eclipse 3 with autoSAT is a versatile, convenient, skillfully constructed portable oxygen concentrator which boasts eye-catching features and advanced technology. The key feature of the Eclipse 3 is autoSAT – autoSAT enables patients to adjust their respiratory rate as it fluctuates during therapy. The Eclipse 3 is lightweight, efficient and includes a suite of accessories which make it particularly travel friendly – for instance, this POC comes with both AC and DC power cords, a carrying bag, and a pull cart.

The SimplyGo Travel Oxygen Concentrator is another popular POC which is especially convenient for patients who find themselves frequently on the go. The SimplyGo POC is lightweight – it weighs just 10 pounds – and includes a handy travel bag and mobile cart. What’s more, the SimplyGo has 3 distinct operational modes – continuous, pulse and sleep – which enable patients to customize their experience and obtain better results.

Finally, the EverGo Oxygen Concentrator System is likewise very well suited for frequent travelers. The EverGo POC is FAA approved so patients can carry it along during air travel. What’s more, the EverGo comes with both AC and DC power compatibility so patients traveling abroad will be able to recharge their device without hassle. Users will also appreciate the battery capacity of the EverGo POC – the EverGo comes with two rechargeable batteries which last longer than any other batteries on the POC market. This POC also possesses a user friendly touchscreen menu which makes keeping track of your status exceptionally simple.

Best Oxygen Concentrators and Supplies

respironics-EverFlo-1020000-respshopAt RespShop, we now carry home and portable oxygen concentrators, as well as supplies for both systems. We know that reliability and independence are huge factors for oxygen patients when they look for supplies for their therapy, and we want to do everything we can to help them feel satisfied and secure in what we carry. To help achieve that ambition, we’ve laid out the basics on everything we carry below as well as our plans for the future as far as oxygen concentration is concerned.

Home Oxygen Concentrators

All of the home oxygen concentrators that we carry are designed to reliably provide consistent levels of oxygen to patients. Home concentrators help take ambient air, concentrate it in the unit, and then deliver it to you through a cannula. These concentrators are ideal for patients who are more stationary and need a reliable stream of oxygen for long periods of time. They are easy to use, hassle free, and intuitive to set up and use.

We carry three home concentrators at the moment: one each from market leaders Respironics, AirSep, and Easy Flow. The Easy Flow 5 is a top of the line machine built to handle a wide range of temperatures and altitudes. Respironics’s EverFlow concentrator is one of the quieter home concentrators around, with a sound level of just forty dBA. Finally, the AirSep VisionAire 5 Oxygen Concentrator is the latest and best designed device from the leading oxygen therapy manufacturer.

Portable Oxygen Concentrators

As the name implies, portable oxygen concentrators are built for oxygen therapy patients who remain fit and active. These devices work similarly to the home oxygen concentrators, but they tend to be lighter and significantly more mobile. Some portable oxygen concentrators are small enough to be placed in a pack while others can be attached to a rolling case. These devices are always lightweight and can be pulled easily around your home or through town.

With nine portable oxygen concentrators, we carry too many to profile all of them here. Our most popular portable model is the SimplyGo Concentrator from Respironics. The SimplyGo weighs less than ten pounds, making it one of the lightest devices of its kind in the world. It comes with high-powered lithium batteries that can carry a charge for several hours. Like all of our portable oxygen systems, the SimplyGo comes with a convenient carrying case.

Power and Accessory Supplies

In addition to the portable and home concentrators we have in stock, we also carry all of the supplies and power options you could ever need for your device. We carry battery chargers, rechargeable batteries, AC power cords, DC power supplies, power adapters, and micro batteries. We also have an array of carrying options for your portable machines. We have two different wheeled carts as well as a handful of packs that can store your oxygen machine and its supplies.

The bottom line is that RespShop is the place to go for all of your oxygen needs. We have the products you need and the expertise to help you get your machine running the way you need it. If you have any questions about our machines or anything else, feel free to reach out to us on the blog, on Twitter, at our email (sales@respshop.com) or over the phone at 866-936-375