2004-02-26 04:49:54 UTC
I am in the process of trying to choose an oxygen concentrator for my
(who is 80 years old). Her blood oxygen level is much too low, and so
is going to need to use the concentrator continually. We will be
concentrator in the US, but my mother lives in Europe, far from any of
manufacturers (and far from any warranty service locations). This
long-term dependability and reliability is at a premium. My mother
a multi-story house, so portability (up and down stairs) is also a
OK, my specific questions:
1. We would like to know about the concentrator that can be adapted to
oxygen cylinders in your home. If anybody had experience with two
Chad's "O2 total system" and Invacare's "The Home fill system". How
easy are they to operate? How reliable are there? Do they break often?
fill O2 cylinders properly? Does it take forever to fill the M6 and M9
cylinders? Are they very noisy and do they use a lot of power?
2. We are also interested in the portable concentrator AirSep's
want to know if it can be used every day for 10-12 hours, if anybody
experience with that. Is it reliable and does it break easily?
3. The third kind we are interested in is relatively light
Excel by Oxlife, Inc., (28 lbs) We have the same concerns as above.
We also wonder if it is as good as the much heavier version (54-56
4. The same questions we have for Sunrise DeVilbiss type.
5. Finally, if anyone can make any suggestions about a good place to
one of these, it would be helpful. This purchase
will NOT be covered by insurance in any way, so price is obviously
Any help anyone can offer would be VERY GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks in advance,