Has anyone here ever used a portable oxygen concentrator? I've been seeing a lot of commercials lately for a company called Open-Aire - and they offer portable oxygen concentrators. The one they show on their site and on their commercials is an Evergo. I've lots of other sites on the web that sell this kind equipment but I have not seen many people offer their reviews as to how it works for them as an oxygen user. My doctor does not have other patients with first-hand experience of the equipment either.
I myself have been using oxygen tanks for almost a year. My liter flow is usually set to 2, but when I'm doing a lot of walking I have to raise it to 3. A lighter alternative that does not have to be refilled is very appealing. However before I go further I'd like to talk to someone who has one - an Evergo or other model. Mainly I'd like to know how the pulse setting works for you, and if it works as well as I hope it does.
Ive been working with oxygen companies for a while and have fought with tanks. I would stick with the brands like Invacare that are large and widespread. For portable concentrators i've heard the best reviews on the Invacare and haven't had problems with it myself. I have never heard of the brands in the first post. If you had some brands you were looking at I could probably give better input. Best of luck!!
I'm curious to know what you decided to go with? I know many patients who have used the Evergo and like it because it has a long battery life, which makes it weigh a little more, but still less then 10 pounds, so it's still considered lightweight for most people.
I have portable oxygen, it doesn't get refilled, I get new ones given me when they run out, I get about 7 at home. I don't know how much the smaller ones are, mine are quite heavy, which is difficult to carry, I do have a trolley but not always suitable. HOw much are the samller ones are they in the UK. I didn't realise you could increase the flow unless you were told by the Dr. I live in the UK
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I care for my husband. Chris was diagnosed with hereditary emphysema 13 years ago. A couple of years ago he went onto a portable oxygen concentrator called Inogen One G2. This only delivered pulse oxygen but it was so light and easy to get around. Had the adaptor that plugs into the car as well.
He has a new one called Sequal Eclipse 3 and has been using this for over a year now. This delivers full flow as well as pulse.
I would recommend these machines to anyone who sadly has to use them.
All the best