Home Oxygen Concentrators

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Specialty Medical Supply is one of the largest providers of home oxygen supplies to the hospital, nursing home, and home care market in the United States. Specialty Medical takes pride in its extensive knowledge of home oxygen concentrators and its ability to provide answers to our customers questions concerning which suction machine is right for their current situation or application. [ see current models and prices ]

Specialty Medical also feels it carries the top oxygen concentrator equipment in the healthcare industry from the top manufacturers. Specialty Medical is able to provide substantial cost savings compared to other companies based on the fact that we sell hundreds of home oxygen concentrators to hospitals, nursing homes, schools, EMT's and several other healthcare establishments in such large volumes. Specialty Medical has put together an informative page to better answer some of your questions regarding oxygen concentrators.

What is an Oxygen Concentrator and when is it used?

An Oxygen Concentrator is most often used as a treatment for COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. With COPD, the airways and alveoli lose their shape and become floppy. When the airways and alveoli lose their elasticity, the airways collapse, like a floppy hose, and the alveoli tend to stay inflated. The floppy airways obstruct the airflow out of the lungs, leading to an abnormal increase in the lungs' size. In addition, the airways may become inflamed and thickened, and mucus-producing cells produce more mucus, further contributing to the difficulty of getting air out of the lungs. Less air gets in and less air goes out because:

COPD develops slowly, and it may be many years before symptoms such as a feeling of shortness of breath are noticed. Most of the time, COPD is diagnosed in middle-aged or older people.

If COPD is severe and oxygen levels in the blood are low, a patient is not getting enough oxygen on their own. The doctor may recommend oxygen therapy (with an home oxygen concentrator) to help with shortness of breath. Extra oxygen may be needed all the time or just some of the time. For some people with severe COPD, using a home oxygen oxygen concentrator for more than 15 hours a day can help with the following:

If a person smokes, the most important thing they can do to stop more damage to the lungs is to quit smoking. The Web site of the U.S. Office of the Surgeon General has information on how to quit smoking. Many hospitals have smoking cessation programs or can make a referral to one.

It is also important to keep home oxygen concentrators away from people who are smoking and places where smokers are known to be. Staying away from other lung irritants such as pollution, dust, and certain cooking or heating fumes is also important. For example, it is important to stay in the house when the outside air quality is poor.

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Where should the home oxygen concentrator machine be used?

Keep the oxygen concentrator at least 12-18 inches away from items that would block inlet ports. Keep the concentrator at least 12-18 inches away from drapes, bedspreads, walls or any other item that might clock the inlet areas. If the oxygen concentrator is too noisy, place it in an adjacent room.

Care for your oxygen concentrator.

Oxygen systems require very little cleaning. The only item that requires cleaning on the concentrator is the external filter. The unit itself can be washed with a damp cloth. All cleaning must be done in an already clean environment. Avoid cleaning your equipment after vacuuming, under an open window, or in dusty, dirty, or smokey areas.

Trouble Shooting

  1. Unit not operating – a) Plug not firmly in wall b) Concentrator circuit breaker has been set off c) No power at wall outlet or 4) Electrical Power outage
  2. Unable to dial prescribed flow rate – a) Obstruction in tubing b) Obstruction in cannula or c) Obstructed humidifier bottle
Inogen One Portable Oxygen System

Inogen One Portable Oxygen System

Model# iS-200-NA24

The Inogen One System is designed to be a single solution for stationary, portable, and travel oxygen therapy. In addition to the Inogen One Portable Oxygen Concentrator, the listed accessories below comprise the Inogen One System.

Inogen One Portable Oxygen System - Specification

Weight: 7 pounds (includes single battery)
Size: Length: 10.7 inches
Width: 3.9 inches
Height: 9.5 inches
Oxygen Flow: Intelligent Delivery Technology
Five flow settings from 1-5
Power Sensing: AC Power Supply 100-240V, 50-60Hz (auto sensing to allow worldwide use) DC Power: for mobile use in car/airplane
Battery: Duration (single battery): up to 4 hours Recharge approximately 4 hours with AC or DC power Duration (double battery): up to 8 hours Recharge approximately 8 hours with AC or DC power
Noise Level: 38 Decibels*
Warranty: 1 year, 3 year, or lifetime limited warranty**
XPO2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

XPO2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Model# XPO100

Invacare XPO2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator - The Invacare XPO2 Portable Concentrator weighs a mere 6 pounds and offers pulse dose delivery with 5 settings. The XPO2 — which stands for “extremely portable oxygen” — pulls oxygen from the air and feeds it through tubes and into the nose.

XPO2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Product Weight: 6 lbs.
With Additional Battery: 7.3 lbs with additional Battery
Dimensions: 10" H x 7" W x 4" D
Oxygen: Pulse dose delivery with settings 1-5
Battery: 2.5 hour battery duration at setting 2; 5 hour battery duration with the purchase of an optional supplemental battery
Air Tubing: Use with cannula/tubing up to 25 ft.
Oxygen: Operating altitude 10,000 ft.
Code Approval: E1390 (stationary concentrator) and/or E1392 (portable concentrator)
Oxygen concentration: 87% - 95.6% at all settings
Battery recharge time: 3 hours *recharge time increases if unit is running while charging
AC power: 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz, 1.0 amps at 120 VAC
DC power: 12-16 VDC, 3.3 amps at 18 VDC
Maximum oxygen capacity: 900 ml per minute
Limited Warranty: Concentrator 3 years
Battery and accessories 1 year
SOLO2 Transportable Concentrator

SOLO2 Transportable Concentrator

Model# TPO100B

The new SOLO2 Transportable Oxygen Concentrator is the newest addition to Invacare's proven line of home oxygen technologies.

SOLO2 Transportable Concentrator - Specifications

Sound Level: ~35 dB @ 1 LPM continuous flow
~39 dB @ 2 LPM continuous flow
~42 dB @ 3 LPM continuous flow
<39 dB at all pulse dose settings
Warranty: 3-year limited; 1-year limited on all accessories
Battery: 2.6 hours @ 2 LPM continuous flow
Dimensions: 16.5" (H) x 11" (W) x 8" (D)
Continuous Flow: 0.5 - 3.0 LPM, in 0.5 LPM increment settings
Conserving Flow: Pulse dose settings 1-5
Product Weight: 17 lbs w/o battery pack;
19.9 lbs w/battery pack
Filters: Gross particle, compressor inlet, patient HEPA outlet - all accessible without opening up concentrator shell
Oxygen: Operating altitude up to 10,000 ft
Code Approval: E1390 (stationary concentrator) and/or E1392 (portable concentrator)
Air Tubing: Up to 25' on continuous flow; 7' recommended when using pulse settings
Devilbiss 5 Liter COMPACT Oxygen Concentrator With O2 Sensing Device

Devilbiss 5 Liter COMPACT Oxygen Concentrator With O2

Model# 525DS

The newest addition to the DeVilbiss family of oxygen concentrators features an attractive minimalist design that's far less obtrusive in a patient's home. While the design is new, the 5 Liter Compact Concentrator incorporates many of the field-proven internal components featured in popular DeVilbiss models including the 515A or 303 Concentrators -- more than 70% in fact, to facilitate maintenance and repair.

Devilbiss 5 Liter COMPACT Oxygen Concentrator With O2 - Specifications

HCPCS code: 5E1390
Product Weight: 37 lbs.
Product Width: 14 in.
Product Length/Depth: 12 in.
Product Height: 23 in.
Power Consumption: 310 Watts (270 Watts @ 2.5 lpm or less)
Alarms: High/low pressure, low flow, low oxygen, power fail, Oxygen Sensing Device
Compressor: DeVilbiss GSE long life
Product Warranty: The DeVilbiss product line offers one of the most competitive guarantees on the market today. DeVilbiss Compact Oxygen Concentrators are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for periods up to three years. For specific details regarding this product, please refer to complete warranty information in the product service manual or patient guide
Electrical: 120 VAC (+/- 10%), 60 Hz
Rated Current Input: 4.0 amps average @ 5 LPM
Pressure: Relief mechanism: 35 PSI (+/- 3.5 PSI)
Perfecto2 W 5-Liter Concentrator

Perfecto2 W 5-Liter Concentrator

Model# IRC5PW

The new Perfecto2 W is an ultra quiet version of the Perfecto2. Now, the smallest, lightest, and most energy efficient 5-liter concentrator ever produced by Invacare is also the quietest! Packaged in a contemporary, patient-preferred design, the high-performance Perfecto2 W incorporates all of the great features of the Perfecto2, with added noise reduction to achieve a sound level of just 39 dBa.

Perfecto2 W 5-Liter Concentrator - Specifications

Dimensions: 23" (H) x 13" (W) x 11.5" (D)
Product Weight: 45 lb.
Shipping Product Weight: 49 lb.
Quantity: 1 Per Case 
27 Per Pallet
Operating Flow Rate: 5 LPM
Flow Settings: Range: 0.5-5 LPM
Maximum Outlet Pressure: 5+/-0.5 PSI 
+/-3.5 PSI
Operating Pressure: Relief Mechanism: 35 PSI 
Altitude: 8,000 ft. 
6,000 ft. w/HomeFill System
Concentration Levels: 95.6%-87% At All Flow Rates
Filters: Cabinet, Compressor Inlet, Outlet HEPA
Electrical: Requirements: 120VAC, +/-10%, 60Hz
Rated Current Input: 4.0 A
Power Consumption: 280 W @ 3 LPM
Sound Level: 39 db. 
Warranty: 3 Years
Invacare 10 Liter Oxygen Concentrator with Oxygen Sensing Device

Invacare 10 Liter Oxygen Concentrator with Oxygen Sensing Device

Model# IRC10LX02

The Platinum line of concentrators and provides an attractive alternative to liquid systems. It is available at up to 10 LPM for high flow patients, and has less than 10 parts different from the Platinum XL 5-Liter concentrators.

Electrical :: 120VAC +/- 10% (132VAC / 108VAC); 60Hz
Rated Current Input :: 4.7 amps average @ 5L/min.
Sound Level :: 58 dB average
Oxygen :: Output: 95.6% to 87% at all flow rates
Maximum Outlet Pressure :: 9 psi +/- 0.5 psi
Operating Flow Rate :: 2 - 10 L/min
Power :: 585W
Pressure :: Relief mechanism: 35 psi +/- 3.5 psi
Filters :: Cabinet, outlet HEPA, Compressor inlet
Dimensions :: 18-3/8"W x 26-3/8"H x 14-3/8"D
Product Weight :: 54 lb
Shipping Product Weight :: 60 +/- 1 lb
Warranty :: 3 years