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Portable Oxygen Concentrator Resource Center

How To: Clean Your Oxygen Concentrator Filters

Posted by Caleb Umstead on May 29, 2014 4:04:00 PM

Inogen One G2 Gross Particle Filter

Portable and home oxygen concentrators are designed to be self-sufficient. They produce their own oxygen, alarm you if something is wrong with the machine, and they can alarm you if they don't detect a breath. To produce its own oxygen, a concentrator draws in ambient air through a gross-particle filter and sends it through a filtration process to produce and compress medical grade oxygen. The one aspect where a concentrator is not self-sufficient is with its filters. Cleaning your oxygen concentrator's filters is an absolute must. If you go without cleaning your filters you risk damaging the unit and possibly voiding the warranty of your machine.

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Topics: oxygen therapy, portable oxygen concentrators, portable oxygen, oxygen concentrator maintenance, home oxygen concentrators

5 Effective Ways to Get More Out of Your Portable Oxygen Concentrator

Posted by Duke on May 29, 2014 3:47:00 PM

Portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) are a new and innovative method for supplying oxygen while allowing users more freedom. As manufacturers are always looking for ways to make their concentrators more effective and portable, oxygen patients tend to do the same thing. Like yourself, fellow oxygen patients are always looking for ways to get more out of their portable oxygen concentrator. Take a look at our list below to see how you can get more out of your portable oxygen concentrator.

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Topics: oxygen therapy, traveling with oxygen, portable oxygen concentrators, portable oxygen, oxygen concentrator maintenance

Oxygen Concentrator Maintenance

Posted by Duke on May 29, 2014 3:40:00 PM

Purchasing a portable or home oxygen concentrator is an investment. They cost anywhere from several hundred dollars up to a few thousand dollars depending on the make and model. Not only are you investing money into an oxygen concentrator, you are investing your money into a medical device that can improve your quality of life. Whether your concentrator was less expensive or more expensive, taking care of it should be a top priority for you or your caregiver. Take a look at our guide to maintaining your portable and home oxygen concentrators.

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Topics: portable oxygen concentrators, oxygen concentrator maintenance, home oxygen concentrators

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