Updated: 2016-2017, Portable Oxygen Concentrators – Chart, Update and Reviews

by Fran Fox

Update April 5th, 2017 – Only One New Portable Oxygen Concentrator for 2017, Inogen One G4 – The lightest with most oxygen available. So small you can wear it!

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Update: 7-08-2016 – “Full 2016 Review”, 2016 Portable Oxygen Concentrator Guide – Compared and Reviewed.

2-22-2016, Update for 2016 Portable Oxygen Concentrators, see this post for what is new for 2016, update, review and technical data.  2016 Portable Oxygen Concentrators Updated – Reviews, Charts & Tech Data.

Updated, 7-30-2015: New Portable Oxygen Concentrators Reviews, Comparisons and Technical Data.
It’s time for the new “2015 Portable Oxygen Concentrators Chart Update and Reviews“. The Pulmonary Paper has put out their yearly review of all portable oxygen concentrators on the market and Main Clinic Supply tells you which are the best in the market for 2015.
The top 4 portable oxygen concentrators are listed below. They are chosen first by their ability to keep the patient oxygenated and then by convenience.
Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs) have become increasingly high tech in 2015, allowing for increased oxygen delivery, small devices that are even stylish.  Oxygen tanks and bottles, that are clumsy and ugly plus require refilling, are becoming increasingly obsolete.
Do your research below and decide which machine suits your oxygen needs and lifestyle the best.  Look forward to going outdoors and stop dreading to leave the house, hauling those awful tanks around.
Reclaim your freedom with a new Portable Oxygen Concentrator!

Our 2015 Portable Oxygen Recommendations 

INTELLIGENT DELIVERY
CONTINUOUS FLOW 

Inogen One G3

Inogen One G2 

Respironics SimplyGo  O2 Concepts OxLife 

best choice

Inogen One G3 Complete System with 1 8-cell battery

$2495

IS-200-9 Inogen One G2 Complete System with 1 12-cell battery

$2495

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PRODUCTION & DELIVERY
Maximum Oxygen Production (mL/min) 840 mL/min (0.84 LPM) 1,260 mL/min (1.26 LPM) 2,000 mL/min (2.0 LPM) 3,000 mL/min (3.0 LPM)
Available Settings
1 to 5
1 to 6
Pulse 1 to 6 Pulse 1 to 6
Continuous 0.5 to 2 LPM Continuous 1 to 3 LPM
Pulse Delivery Type Minute Vol. Delivery: Dose decreases as rate rises Minute Vol. Delivery: Dose decreases as rate rises Combination Fixed/Minute Vol. Delivery* Fixed Delivery 16 mL per setting
DOSE VOLUMES PER BREATH*
2 LPM Continuous Flow: 15 BPM: 44mL 30 BPM: 22mL
4 LPM Continuous Flow: 15 BPM: 88mL 30 BPM: 44mL
6 LPM Continuous Flow: 15 BPM: 133mL 30 BPM: 66mL
*Approximate Continuous Flow volumes at 2, 4, and 6 LPM are provided for comparison to maximum volumes delivered.
Maximum Delivered Pulse Volume
15 BPM: 56 mL 15 BPM: 60 mL 15 BPM: 72 mL
96 mL
30 BPM: 28 mL 30 BPM: 30 mL 30 BPM: 66 mL
WEIGHT (UNIT + STANDARD BATTERY); ADD UP TO 5LBS. FOR ACCESSORIES
Unit & Battery (Approx.) 5 lbs. 7 lbs. 10 lbs. 19 lbs. (with 2 batteries)
STANDARD SINGLE BATTERY OPERATION TIMES
Approx. Battery Time at Pulse Setting 2 3.0 hours (est.) 4.0 hours (est.) 3.0 hours (20 BPM) 2.9 hours (20 BPM)
ALL UNITS APPROVED FOR FLIGHT BY FAA
Max. Altitude 10,000 ft. 10,000 ft. 10,000 ft. 13,123 ft.

 

Other Portable Oxygen Concentrators
PULSE DELIVERY
CONTINUOUS FLOW
Invacare XPO2 Precision EasyPulse SeQual Eclipse 3/5 SeQual eQuinox
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Invacare XPO2 Precision EasyPulse SeQual Eclipse 3/5 SeQual eQuinox
PRODUCTION & DELIVERY
Maximum Oxygen Production (mL/min) 840 mL/min (0.84 LPM) 780 mL/min (0.78 LPM) 3,000 mL/min (3.0 LPM) 3,000 mL/min  (3.0 LPM)
Available Settings
1 to 5
1 to 5
Pulse 1 to 6 Pulse 1 to 6
Continuous 0.5 to 3 LPM Continuous 0.5 to 3 LPM
Pulse Delivery Type Minute Vol. Delivery: Dose decreases as rate rises Minute Vol. Delivery: Dose decreases as rate rises Fixed Delivery 16 mL per setting Fixed Delivery 16 mL per setting
DOSE VOLUMES PER BREATH*
2 LPM Continuous Flow: 15 BPM: 44mL 30 BPM: 22mL
4 LPM Continuous Flow: 15 BPM: 88mL 30 BPM: 44mL
6 LPM Continuous Flow: 15 BPM: 133mL 30 BPM: 66mL
*Approximate Continuous Flow volumes at 2, 4, and 6 LPM are provided for comparison to maximum volumes delivered.
Maximum Delivered Pulse Volume
15 BPM: 56 mL 15 BPM: 52 mL 96 mL
96 mL
30 BPM: 28 mL 30 BPM: 26 mL
WEIGHT (UNIT + STANDARD BATTERY); ADD UP TO 5LBS. FOR ACCESSORIES
Unit & Battery (Approx.) 6 lbs. 7 lbs. 19 lbs. 14 lbs.
STANDARD SINGLE BATTERY OPERATION TIMES
Approx. Battery Time at Pulse Setting 2 2.5 hours 3.2 hours (est.) 5.1 hours (12 BPM) 2.75 hours (12 BPM)
ALL UNITS APPROVED FOR FLIGHT BY FAA
Max. Altitude 10,000 ft. 9,000 ft. 13,123 ft. 13,130 ft.

 

Other Portable Oxygen Concentrators
PULSE DELIVERY
CONTINUOUS FLOW
AirSep FreeStyle 3 Inova Labs Activox DeVilbiss iGo Invacare Solo2
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AirSep FreeStyle 3 Inova Labs Activox DeVilbiss iGo Invacare Solo2
PRODUCTION & DELIVERY
Maximum Oxygen Production (mL/min) 500 mL/min (0.5 LPM) 450 mL/min (0.45 LPM) 3,000 mL/min (3.0 LPM) 3,000 mL/min (3.0 LPM)
Available Settings
1 to 3
1 to 3
Pulse 1 to 6 Pulse 1 to 6
Continuous 1 to 3 LPM Continuous 0.5 to 3 LPM
Pulse Delivery Type Minute Vol. Delivery: Dose decreases as rate rises Minute Vol. Delivery: Dose decreases as rate rises Fixed Delivery 14 mL per setting Minute Vol. Delivery: Dose decreases as rate rises
DOSE VOLUMES PER BREATH*
2 LPM Continuous Flow: 15 BPM: 44mL 30 BPM: 22mL
4 LPM Continuous Flow: 15 BPM: 88mL 30 BPM: 44mL
6 LPM Continuous Flow: 15 BPM: 133mL 30 BPM: 66mL
*Approximate Continuous Flow volumes at 2, 4, and 6 LPM are provided for comparison to maximum volumes delivered.
Maximum Delivered Pulse Volume
15 BPM: 33 mL 15 BPM: 30 mL 84 mL
96 mL
30 BPM: 17 mL 30 BPM: 15 mL
WEIGHT (UNIT + STANDARD BATTERY); ADD UP TO 5LBS. FOR ACCESSORIES
Unit & Battery (Approx.) 4 lbs. 5 lbs. 19 lbs. 20 lbs.
STANDARD SINGLE BATTERY OPERATION TIMES
Approx. Battery Time at Pulse Setting 2 2.5 hours 7.3 hours 4.7 hours (20 BPM) 3.5 hours
ALL UNITS APPROVED FOR FLIGHT BY FAA
Max. Altitude 12,000 ft. 10,000 ft. 13,123 ft. 10,000 ft.

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