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Invacare SOLO2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator Review

Posted by Caleb Umstead on Jun 12, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Invacare SOLO2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Today we will be reviewing the multi-flow option Invacare SOLO2 portable oxygen machine. This incredibly popular oxygen machine is packed full of features, and is ideal for the medical oxygen patient that requires pulse flow during the day and continuous at night but if a prescription calls for continuous flow 24/7, the SOLO2 can also handle that! This is the perfect portable oxygen concentrator for the patient that likes to travel, because with the purchase of the Invacare SOLO2 a durable wheeled travel cart is included. This will ensure symptoms like breathlessness are never worsened due to carrying the SOLO2 around the shoulders, which is how other concentrators are transported around. The Invacare SOLO2 portable oxygen concentrator is light, reliable, and best of all FAA approved!

Invacare SOLO2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Reviewing the Specs

What makes the Invacare SOLO2 portable oxygen machine so incredible is that it offers both continuous and pulse flow options, insuring that the patient will receive their prescribed oxygen amount during peak physical activity as well as at night while sleeping. Switching between the two flow options is as simple as pushing a button. When the pulse flow is selected patients can receive a flow of up to 5, and when the SOLO2 is on continuous mode it has a range of 1-3 LPM. When compared to other continuous/pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators the Invacare SOLO2 comes in a little heavier at 19.9 lbs with a battery attached. Don't let the weight deter you because the SOLO2 is paired with a durable, wheeled traveling cart that will make you forget how much the SOLO2 actually weighs and will make those walks from the airport gate a lot less tiring! Some of the other specifications for the Invacare SOLO2 include:

  • Dimensions: 16.5" H x 11" W x 8" D
  • 17 lbs without a battery
  • 39 decibels at 2 LPM; 42 decibels at 3 LPM
  • Can be used 24/7
  • CPAP & BiPAP compatible
  • Invacare Sensi-Pulse Technology

Another amazing feature is the Invacare Sensi-Pulse Technology, which customizes the size of each bolus dose based upon the patients breathing rate to meet their oxygen demand during times of peak physical activity, sleeping, or relaxation.  The Sensi-Pulse Technology no matter the setting or the patients breath rate, will deliver the same amount of oxygen per minute. As the patients breath rate slows the bolus amount is increased.

Battery Life that Promotes an Active Lifestyle 

Flow Rate Pulse Flow Continuous Flow
1 Up to 4.5 Hours UP to 3.5 Hours
2 Up to 3.5 Hours Up to 2.5 Hours
3 Up to 2.5 Hours Up to 1.5 Hours
4 Up to 2.5 Hours N/A
5 Up to 2.5 Hours N/A

Additional important battery information:

  • No separate battery charger is needed, charge the SOLO2 with either the AC or DC power supplies
  • The Invacare SOLO2 works on a setting of 2 LPM on the DC power supply, and will sometimes charge the battery at 2 LPM
  • External battery weighs 3 lbs

To sum it up the Invacare SOLO2 portable oxygen machine is a very reliable unit that is packed with numerous features, that will make the overall oxygen experience nothing short of exceptional! If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with COPD or another lung disease, and are looking for an oxygen concentrator that will promote better health and an active lifestyle then Invacare SOLO2 is a unit you will want to check out! Before ordering a portable oxygen concentrator make sure to have both a prescription as well as the machine meets your prescribed oxygen amount. Call 1-888-370-0599 to speak with one of our respiratory specialist about ordering the Invacare SOLO2.

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+Caleb Umstead

Topics: portable oxygen concentrators, continuous flow, Invacare, Invacare SOLO2

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