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What is an Oxygen Concentrator?

Oxygen Concentrator thumbnailOxygen Concentrator is an electronic device that provides Oxygen to the patients by concentrating room air (ambient air) into pure oxygen. The air we breathe is mainly comprised of Nitrogen (78%) & Oxygen (21%). This machine takes the room air using a compressor, removes Nitrogen from it and delivers medical grade Oxygen up to 95% purity. Read more…

8 step guide to buy Oxygen Concentrator in India

oxygen concentrator types thumbnailHave you been prescribed Oxygen and looking for a place to buy Oxygen Concentrator in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata or any other city in India? This 8 steps guide is for you. Before going out in market there are a few things you should know to make the correct choice in choosing the right equipment provider and product. Read more…

PDI Checklist for Home Oxygen Concentrators

PDI thumbnailThe Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) check list contains many points that you might overlook if you are in hurry to purchase your Oxygen Concentrator. Below are all the points you should check as a part of Pre Delivery Inspection (PDI) of an Oxygen Concentrator. 1. Check for the patient manual in the carton. 2. Ensure that the Hour Meter reading is less than 30 hours unless otherwise stated by the manufacturer. Read more…

What is Portable Oxygen Concentrator?

Portable Oxygen Concentrator thumbnailPortable Oxygen concentrator is battery operated Oxygen Concentrator which works on the same principle as a stationary or home Oxygen Concentrator but is much more compact & mobile. In comparison to Home Oxygen Concentrators, most Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) work on Pulse/on-demand flow; i.e. they provide Oxygen to patients only at the time of inhalation. Read more…

PDI Checklist for Portable Oxygen Concentrators

PDI thumbnailOne should be careful before taking the delivery of their newly ordered POC as they are quite expensive. Our Pre Delivery Inspection(PDI) Check list will help you ensure that the machine you are about to pay for is without any faults and is having complete accessories. 1. Connect the POC with the Car Charger. 2.Check that the flow light flashes whenever patient takes a breath. Read more…

How do Oxygen Concentrators Work?

Oxygen Concentrator working thumbnailThe composition of air (78% Nitrogen, 21% Oxygen and 1% other gases like Carbon Dioxide, Argon, etc.) clearly shows that air is mainly comprised of two gases: Nitrogen and Oxygen [together 99%]. If Nitrogen is removed from air, the primary gas remaining would be Oxygen with purity of about 90-95%. An Oxygen Concentrator uses this idea with the basic principle of Read more…

How to use & maintain an Oxygen Concentrator?

Using an oxygen concentrator is as simple as running a television. The following steps need to be followed: 1. Switch ON main power source where the power cord of the Oxygen Concentrator is connected. 2. Keep the machine 1-2 ft. away from the wall so that room air can freely go inside the machine from the air inlet. Read more…

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Will my body get dependent on Oxygen if I use it continuously? No, Oxygen is not addictive at all. A large number of patients express their concern regarding this and try to decrease the time they are on Oxygen or totally avoid it. Supplemental Oxygen is prescribed because the lungs have become weak due to condition like COPD and the 21% Oxygen of air is now not sufficient for lungs which results in low level of O2 in blood. Read more…

Comments

Rajesh
Posted from India on: 2017-11-28 at 12:24:47
1. What is the nasal prong length supported by Phillips everflo ? 2. Do we need to use stabilizer for Phillips Everflo model? 3. I lost the bills though I am under warranty. is there a way to get warranty based on Barcode sticker on top of machine ?
Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2017-11-28 at 22:39:51
Hi Rajesh, following are the answers to your questions 1. There is no direction given by Philips on the length of nasal cannula to be used with the machine but we have seen patients using 7 meter cannula with it. 2. It is recommended to use a stabilizer but it is not necessary. 3. You will have to contact your equipment provider for the duplicate bill. Hope this helps!
Ravi
Posted from India on: 2017-11-01 at 02:20:11
Please inform the name of doctor in Gurgaon/Delhi, who can suggest the LPM and other detail to buy the device
Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2017-11-01 at 04:46:59
Hi Ravi, Oxygen Times is an informational website which gives unbiased reviews and comparison of different oxygen concentrator in the market. We do not have information about the doctors and hospitals.
Dharm Vekariya
Posted from India on: 2016-06-22 at 07:54:54
Hello am looking to buy healthgenie 7f-5 oxygen concentrator and I don't have any idea about the company and if it's worthwhile to buy or not so please guide me with the proper information on company and if I should buy the concentrator or not. Thank you.
Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-07-15 at 08:45:41
Hi Dharm, we have not reviewed Healthginie oxygen concentrators yet.
Shirke Shailendra D
Posted from India on: 2016-06-11 at 09:00:43
Where will I find Inogen dealer in Thane or Mumbai area.. Rent will also do
Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-06-13 at 02:36:29
Hi Shirke, we dont have any Inogen dealer in our database as of now.
Dilip Peswani
Posted from India on: 2016-05-20 at 05:12:36
Is there any portable oxygen concentrator which has 5-6 LPM flow in continuous mode? My Aunt has tried using pulse mode at 6 LPM and her oxygen reading drops to 75 after walking even a short distance about 100 feet.
Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-06-13 at 02:29:50
Hi Dilip, there is no portable oxygen concentrator in market at present which provides continuous flow of 5-6 LPM. You can try SeQual Eclipse or SeQual eQuinox, these POCs have pulse setting upto 9 and may work for your aunt.
Naveen Kumar
Posted from India on: 2015-08-07 at 11:16:38
What is the current market share of oxygen concentrators in India
Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2015-08-07 at 12:40:41
Hello Naveen, we don't have any data driven information on the current market share of oxygen concentrators in India.

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