2016 Portable Oxygen Concentrator Reviews and Comparison Guide

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It is here, the official complete Pulmonary Paper’s “2016 Portable Oxygen Concentrator Reviews and Guide”.

In the tables below you will see detailed descriptions and technical specifications of all portable oxygen concentrators on the market updated for 2016. There are not a lot of new additions from the 2015 Portable Oxygen Concentrator Reviews and Comparison Guide.

The first table is “Main Clinic Supply’s 2016 recommended portable oxygen concentrators”. We have selected these from the view of the “Oxygen User”, the best portable oxygen machines that provide many oxygen settings, lightweight portability, manufacturer support and the serviceability of the portable oxygen concentrator. The warranty and maintenance plan you select is very important. Main Clinic Supply offers LIFETIME warranty, service and maintenance plans.

Main Clinic Supply has awarded “Inogen” as the “2016 #1 Top Rated Manufacturer of Portable Oxygen Concentrators”. Inogen in 2016 was able to increase oxygen output in their Inogen G3 Portable Oxygen Concentrator without increasing the size or weight. The 2016 Inogen G3 Portable Oxygen Concentrator now has setting of 1 to 5, up from the original Inogen G3 with a setting of 1 to 4. Inogen also introduced the Inogen GS that can be used for home and travel. The Inogen GS provides continuous flow oxygen from 1 to 5 liters. Inogen still features the Inogen G2 that provides portable oxygen settings of 1 to 6. Inogen in 2016 widen the gap with other portable oxygen manufacturers providing the best in class technology for portable oxygen concentrators. Inogen continues to research and develop looking into 2017 and beyond with new portable oxygen concentrators that are lighter, smaller and with more oxygen output!

Please study the tables below and call Main Clinic Supply anytime with any questions! Main Clinic Supply’s portable oxygen specialist are here and always happy to help. Call us toll-free at 1-800-775-0942.

Main Clinic Supply’s – 2016 Portable Oxygen Concentrators Recommendations

INTELLIGENT DELIVERY CONTINUOUS FLOW
Inogen
One G3
Inogen One G2 Respironics
SimplyGo
O2 Concepts OxLife

Inogen One G3
Complete System
with 1 8-cell battery

$2495

Inogen One G2
Complete System with
1 12-cell battery

$2495

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PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY
Maximum Oxygen Production
(mL/min)
840 mL/min (0.84 LPM) 1,260 mL/min

2L/min,cont
(2.0 LPM)
3L/min,cont
(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/td> 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 Delivery/
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 + STD. 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 hours(20 BPM) 2.9 hours (20 BPM)
ALL UNITS (EXCEPT SIMPLYGO MINI) APPROVED FOR FLIGHT BY FAA
Max. Altitude 10,000 ft. 10,000 ft. 10,000 ft. 13,123 ft.

2016 – All Portable Oxygen Concentrators

INTERMITTENT FLOW (PULSE ONLY) POCS
AirSep Focus™ AirSep FreeStyle™ AirSep FreeStyle™ 5 Inogen One G2™
PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY
Maximum
Oxygen
Production
(mL/min)
333 mL/min
(0.33 LPM)
500 mL/min
(0.5 LPM)
960 mL/min
(0.96 LPM)
1,260 mL/min
(1.26 LPM)
Available
Settings
None Selectable 1 to 3 1 to 5 1 to 6
Pulse
Delivery
Type
Minute Vol.
Delivery: Dose
decreases as
rate rises
Minute Vol.
Delivery: Dose
decreases as
rate rises
Minute Vol.
Delivery: Dose
decreases as
rate rises
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
Maximum
Delivered Pulse
Volume
15 BPM: 22 mL 15 BPM: 33 mL 15 BPM: 64 mL 15 BPM: 84 mL
30 BPM: 11 mL 30 BPM: 17 mL 30 BPM: 32 mL 30 BPM: 42 mL
WEIGHT (UNIT + STD. BATTERY); ADD UP TO 5LBS. FOR ACCESSORIES
Unit & Battery (Approx.) 3 lbs. 4 lbs. 6 lbs. 7 lbs.
STANDARD SINGLE BATTERY OPERATION TIMES
Approx. Battery Time at Pulse Setting 2 1.5 hours 2.5 hours 2.0 hours 4.0 hours(est.)
ALL UNITS (EXCEPT SIMPLYGO MINI) APPROVED FOR FLIGHT BY FAA
Max. Altitude 10,000 ft. 12,000 ft. 12,000 ft. 10,000 ft.

2016 – All Portable Oxygen Concentrators, continued

INTERMITTENT FLOW (PULSE ONLY) POCS
Inogen
One G3/OxyGo
Inova Labs
Activox™ Pro
Inova Labs
Activox™ 4L
Invacare
XPO2
PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY
Maximum
Oxygen
Production
(mL/min)
840 mL (0.84
LPM) (pre-2016)
1000 mL/min
(1.0 LPM) (2016)
450 mL/min
(0.45 LPM)
480 mL/min
(0.48 LPM)
840 mL/min
(0.84 LPM)
Available
Settings
1 to 4 (pre-2016)
1 to 5 (2016)
1 to 3 1 to 4 1 to 5
Pulse
Delivery
Type
Minute Vol.
Delivery: Dose
decreases as
rate rises
Minute Vol.
Delivery: Dose
decreases as
rate rises
Minute Vol.
Delivery: Dose
decreases as
rate rises
Minute Vol.
Delivery: Dose
decreases as
rate rises
******* Approximate Continuous Flow volumes at 2, 4, and 6 LPM are provided
for comparison to maximum volumes delivered by the selected POC.
Maximum
Delivered Pulse
Volume
15 BPM:
56 mL/67 mL
15 BPM: 30 mL 15 BPM: 56 mL 15 BPM: 56 mL
30 BPM:
28 mL/33 mL
30 BPM: 15 mL 30 BPM: 16 mL 30 BPM: 28 mL
WEIGHT (UNIT + STD. BATTERY); ADD UP TO 5LBS. FOR ACCESSORIES
Unit & Battery (Approx.) 5 lbs. 5 lbs. 5 lbs. 6 lbs.
STANDARD SINGLE BATTERY OPERATION TIMES
Approx. Battery Time at Pulse Setting 2 3.0 hours
(est.)
7.3 hours 8.3 hours 2.5 hours
ALL UNITS (EXCEPT SIMPLYGO MINI) APPROVED FOR FLIGHT BY FAA
Max. Altitude 10,000 ft. 10,000 ft. 10,000 ft. 10,000 ft.

2016 – All Portable Oxygen Concentrators, continued

INTERMITTENT FLOW (PULSE ONLY) POCS INTERMITTENT FLOW (PULSE ONLY) POCS
Inogen
One G3/OxyGo
Respironics
SimplyGo Mini
DeVilbiss®
iGo
Invacare
Solo2®
PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY
500 mL/min (0.5 LPM)
EasyPulse 3
1,000 mL/min
(1.0 LPM)
3,000 mL/min
(3.0 LPM)
3,000 mL/min
(3.0 LPM)
780 mL/min (0.78 LPM)
EasyPulse 5
1 to 3 (EasyPulse 3) 1 to 5 1 to 6 1 to 6
1 to 5 (EasyPulse 5) Continuous
1 to 3 LPM
Continuous
1 to 3 LPM
Minute Vol.
Delivery: Dose
decreases as
rate rises
Combination
Fixed Delivery/
Minute Vol.
Delivery
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
15 BPM: 52 mL 15 BPM: 55 mL 84 mL 15 BPM: 133 mL
30 BPM: 26 mL 30 BPM: 33 mL 30 BPM: 66 mL
WEIGHT (UNIT + STD. BATTERY); ADD UP TO 5LBS. FOR ACCESSORIES
5 lbs. to 7 lbs. 5 lbs. 19 lbs. 20 lbs.
STANDARD SINGLE BATTERY OPERATION TIMES
4.0 hours (EasyPulse 3) 4.5 hours 4.7 hours
(20 BPM)
3.5 hours
3.4 hours (EasyPulse 5)
ALL UNITS (EXCEPT SIMPLYGO MINI) APPROVED FOR FLIGHT BY FAA
9,000 ft. 10,000 ft. 13,123 ft. 10,000 ft.

2016 – All Portable Oxygen Concentrators, continued

CONTINUOUS FLOW POCS
O2 Concepts
Independence
Respironics™
SimplyGo
SeQual®
Eclipse
SeQual®
eQuinox
PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY
Maximum
Oxygen
Production
(mL/min)
3,000 mL/min
(3.0 LPM)
2,000 mL/min
(2.0 LPM)
3,000 mL/min
(3.0 LPM)
3,000 mL/min
(3.0 LPM)
Available
Settings
Pulse 1 to 6 Pulse 1 to 6 Pulse 1 to 6* Pulse 1 to 6*
Continuous
1 to 3 LPM
Continuous
0.5 to 2 LPM
Continuous
0.5 to 3 LPM
Continuous
0.5 to 3 LPM
Pulse
Delivery
Type
Fixed Delivery
16 mL
per setting
Combination
Fixed/MinuteVol. Delivery**
Fixed Delivery
16 mLper setting
Fixed Delivery
16 mLper setting
***The Eclipse models also have pulse settings of 128, 160 and 192 mL,
but have additional breath rate restrictions for use. See Eclipse manuals for more information.
****The SimplyGo has two IF delivery modes: Pulse Mode and Night Mode.
Shown volumes are for Pulse Mode. Night Mode has Minute Volume Delivery.
****The Independence is packaged with (2) batteries that can be used simultaneously, doubling the reported operating time.
Maximum
Delivered Pulse
Volume
96 mL* 15 BPM: 72 mL 96 mL* 96 mL*
30 BPM: 66 mL
WEIGHT (UNIT + STD. BATTERY); ADD UP TO 5LBS. FOR ACCESSORIES
Unit & Battery (Approx.) 19 lbs.
(w/2 batteries).
10 lbs. 19 lbs. 14 lbs.
STANDARD SINGLE BATTERY OPERATION TIMES
Approx. Battery Time at Pulse Setting 2 2.9 hours
(20 BPM)****
3.0 hours
(20 BPM)
5.1 hours
(12 BPM)
2.75 hours
(12 BPM)
ALL UNITS (EXCEPT SIMPLYGO MINI) APPROVED FOR FLIGHT BY FAA
Max. Altitude 13,123 ft 10,000 ft. 13,123 ft 13,130 ft.