Airsep NewLife Elite - Product Review

One of the earliest entries in Oxygen Concentrator industry; Airsep NewLife Elite has been a consistent performer known for its reliability.

AirSep Newlife Elite

What you would like about Airsep NewLife Elite:

  • Rugged body quality
  • Outlet pressure of 8 psi as compared to 5.5 psi of Philips and Invacare.
  • Many happy customers across the world
  • The visual indicator of low oxygen purity.
  • High quality compressor.

What you won’t:

  • 48dB of sound level as compared to 40dB of new concentrators in market
  • About 30% heavier and bulky than most of the new competitors
  • Difficult to recognize alarms
  • One of the highest power consuming machines in market.
  • Requires a separate connector to connect Oxygen Tube directly to the machine

Size & Weight

The machine is quite bulky with dimensions of 28.5" H x 15.7" W x 14.5" D and weight of 24.5kg (54lbs) as compared to any of the new oxygen concentrators by Philips, Invacare, DeVilbiss and some new models of AirSep itself.

Oxygen Purity

Standard purity like any other concentrator of 90% (-3% / +5.5%) in operating range.

Power Consumption

With 350W, Elite is definitely not the most power efficient machine in market. Uses about 10-15% more power than DeVilbiss and Invacare.

Flow

Provides continuous flow starting from 1 LPM to 5 LPM in increments of 0.5 LPM. Uses a floating ball type flowmeter.

AirSep floating ball flowmeter

Humidifier Connector

The humidifier is screwed directly on the Oxygen outlet of the machine. Some people have reported difficulty in fixing the humidifier. Very easy to clean once fixed.

AirSep Newlife Elite Humidifier Connector

Oxygen Outlet

Newlife Elite comes with a separate connector which has to be fixed in place of the humidifier bottle to connect Oxygen Tubing directly to the machine.

AirSep Elite Oxygen Outlet

Sound level

With sound level of +48 dB, Elite has new competitors who have sound level of 40dB.

Related: AirSep - About the Company

Filters

The external cabinet filter adds an extra layer of protection in dusty environment and is easy to remove and clean. The machine has an internal filter too.

AirSep Newlife Elite Back

Altitude

up to 10,000 ft. (3,048m) above sea level

Alarms

Battery Test, Power Failure, High and Low Pressure, Low Concentration alarms coded in different audio and visual combinations which are not very easy for a patient or caretaker to understand. Amber light illuminates if the concentration of Oxygen falls below therapeutic level.

AirSep Newlife Elite Visual Alarm

Power panel

The power panel contains hour-meter, circuit breaker and on/off switch

AirSep Newlife Elite Power Panel

Base

Very strong base just above the castors. Protects the machine from hard surfaces.

AirSep Newlife Elite wheels

Frontview

AirSep Newlife Elite front

Top 5 Oxygen Concentrators in Newlife Elite' competition

  1. Inogen At Home
  2. AirSep VisionAire 5
  3. Philips Respironics Everflo Q
  4. Invacare Perfect O2
  5. DeVilbiss Healthcare 5 Liter Compact

Top 3 comparison with AirSep Newlife Elite

  1. AirSep Newlife Elite v/s AirSep VisionAire 5
  2. AirSep Newlife Elite v/s Invacare Perfect O2
  3. AirSep Newlife Elite v/s Philips Respironics Everflo Q vs DeVilbiss Healthcare 5 Liter Compact

One of the most dependable oxygen concentrators in market with lot of happy customers across the world; but the concentrator lags behind in terms of weight, size, power consumption & sound level.

May be AirSep is still selling this machine due to the confidence that distributors have on the reliability of the machine.

Also it seems that AirSep took all the currently listed negative aspects of this machine into consideration for the design of their new concentrators like VisionAire and Companion [Caire].

AirSep Newlife Elite logo

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Comments

Joseph Scheepers
Posted from South Africa on: 2020-12-02 at 07:51:29
Good morning I would like to know what the purchase price is of this machine
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Carmen Ee
Posted from Malaysia on: 2020-10-31 at 08:42:43
May i know how to do if my flow meter can adjusted to 5 LPM as usual? Now maximum is only 2.5 LPM. Thanks.
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2020-10-31 at 09:02:11
Hi Carmen, if you are not able to reach 5 LPM in your AirSep Newlife Elite even after rotating the knob to max then this could be due to leakage, restriction in airflow, reduced air intake, or a faulty compressor. All you can do here is remove the humidifier & cannula and then check if you are still facing the issue. If the issue is resolved then buy a new humidifier/cannula and if the issue persists then you need to visit the service centre for repair. Hope this helps!
sunil
Posted on: 2017-11-11 at 08:09:58
Hi, My mother is using airsep elite oxygen concentrator from last 3 years,recently the flow is not going above 1 lpm, current reading of the machine is 19200. Could you please advise me what colud be reason for this. And generally upto how much reading this machine works well.
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2017-11-13 at 02:11:32
Hi Sunil, there could be many reasons for this. You can try changing the filters and if that does not work then you should call your equipment provider for a detailed analysis. Coming to your second question, the life of the machine depends on how well you have kept it. The maximum number of hours that we have seen NewLife Elite run is 26,000. Hope this helps!
monika bakshi
Posted from india on: 2017-10-25 at 22:39:23
my father is using Airsap Elite since 2013, now he is not feeling that much purity in gas. could you please let me know the problem or share the service centre in Delhi
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2017-10-25 at 22:53:37
Hi Monika, here is the list of dealers in Delhi whom you can contact for servicing.
Teresa
Posted from usa on: 2017-05-29 at 06:59:14
Hi, my husband has this concentrator, and i sleep in the room with him. I cough so much when i am in the room, lungs burn, sinus burn and run, both dry, What would cause this as others that come in room have same issue. He needs oxygen 24/7 so taking it out is not an option. Service has checked it and says it is working perfect. Any ideal this is happening? Thank you, this one has a mister on it, thanks
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2017-06-01 at 02:04:47
This can not be due to Oxygen Concentrator. Are you sure there isn't something else in the room that is causing this?
Rajiv Mehta
Posted from India on: 2017-04-02 at 05:25:47
My father is using Airsep New Life Elite for last four years
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Chook chee leong
Posted from Malaysia on: 2017-03-12 at 08:42:45
Any service center in Malaysia? Can have the address. TQ
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2017-03-17 at 01:05:30
Hi Chook, we don't have the database of service centers in Malaysia as of now.
Sahil Mehta
Posted from India on: 2016-11-18 at 12:56:47
My mother is a sarcoidosis patient and has been using the Airsep NewLife Elite for the last 8 years. Last week, the machine stopped working all of a sudden and we started hearing the power failure alarm whenever the button was switched on. We took the machine to the service center and were told that the Compressor of the machine had got burnt as well as the Oxygen producing capacity of the machine was nearing its saturation point. We were advised to buy a new OC instead of getting a new compressor for the old machine because there wasn't too much of a cost difference between the 2 options. Can you please suggest which of the 2 options we should go with?
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-11-23 at 05:31:33
Hi Sahil, how old is your machine and what is the hour meter reading show?
Sahil Mehta
Replied from India on: 2016-11-24 at 04:37:24
The machine was bought in 2008 and the meter reading is 20,630 hours. The repair estimate given to us was around Rs. 42,000 from the dealer we had bought it from. Whereas, some local repair shops in Darya Ganj are quoting around Rs. 30,000 (for replacing the compressor as well as the oxygen cylinders). As against that, the new machines are available starting around 42,000 for Nidek Nuvo Lite, going upto around 45,000 for Philips Everflo and around Rs. 57,000 for the Airsep Newlife Elite. No dealer in Delhi has the Philips Everflo Q model or the Airsep VisionAire 5 model. Also, 99% of the dealers that I spoke to (I used your dealer finder tool) are pushing the Philips Everflo model but are also reluctantly admitting that the quality of this machine is no-where close to the Airsep Newlife Elite which we earlier had. The only pros that they are trying to sell Philips on are the reputation of Philips brand as well as the fact that this machine comes with 3 years warranty as opposed to other models that come with 2 years. In the light of all of the above points, do you suggest a compressor
Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-11-24 at 05:23:07
Hi Sahil, your machine is quite old and operation of more than 20,000 hours means soon you will have to get the sieve beds replaced too. It would be better to go for a new machine than spending on this one. Hope this helps.
Sahil Mehta
Replied from India on: 2016-11-25 at 01:51:32
Thanks Admin. If we should buy a new machine - will the extra 11-12k that we will spend for the Newlife Elite be worthwhile (against buying a Philips Everflo)?
Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-11-25 at 03:22:50
Hi Sahil, both are almost equally good machines. It's totally upto you which machine you want to buy.
Chandan Arora
Replied on: 2016-11-25 at 08:36:09
We are selling our machine- same model. 1.5 yrs old, 1000 hours meter reading in Rs.35k. Please call on 9910552999, if interested.
Hitendra Dewangan
Posted from India on: 2016-09-21 at 05:04:11
We have this product and using it from past 8 years, we had bought it from one of dealer in Nagpur they were giving us service before. Now they have changed to other company dealership and not giving us service, so please you could tell us any other dealer in India, hence machine is not working and some of mechanic are suggesting compressor is not working.
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-09-23 at 00:07:44
Hi Hitendra, there are a lot AirSep dealers in India. You can find one using our dealer finder tool.
Siva
Posted from India on: 2016-07-28 at 06:46:34
Hi, I had purchased Airsep NewLife Elite oxygen concentrator on September 2013 from Cohchin, Now We would like to do service for that machine hence we are facing some compaints on that machine. Do you have any contact person in Cochin or Thrissur (Kerala State) ? Please help me to find any contact person.. your immediate reply will be highly appreciated. Thanks
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-08-08 at 07:54:56
Hi Siva, unfortunately, we don't have any AirSep distributor or service centre in our database for Kerala.
Sabina Khadka
Posted from London on: 2016-07-12 at 21:59:10
Hi there , I am doing shift with my client and I noticed the connector from the metallic valve from the oxygen tube has broken... As much as I know I haven't touched it ...it can brokby itself?? Can you please let me know... Urgent
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-07-15 at 08:00:12
Hi Sabina, the oxygen outlet nozzle doesn't come out on its own. You need to contact your equipment provider regarding this.
Iskandar
Posted from Malaysia on: 2016-07-10 at 23:52:43
Hi Just asking. This machine after servicing can run how long? Or hour? (24hour/7day/2months example)
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-07-15 at 07:57:53
It depends on the environment your machine is operated in. Usually, you need to get your machine serviced once in 6 months.
Cyril
Posted from South Africa on: 2016-06-28 at 06:36:00
Hi anyone help I messed around with the regulator. How will this affect the machine.
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-07-15 at 07:55:10
Hi Cyril, if you messed around with the flowmeter you don't need to worry about anything but if you have changed pressure of the internal regulator you will have to contact your service provider for its calibration.
Rohit Sharma
Posted from India on: 2016-06-17 at 06:43:05
I am looking for an O2 concentrator for my mum. If you can illuminate what is the life cycle of these O2 concentrators in terms of hours run as i am looking to buy an old one.
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-07-15 at 07:51:02
Hi Rohit, life of an oxygen concentrator depends on the environment it is operated in. Usually they work well for 25,000-30,000 hours with regular maintenance.
Sunny Singh
Posted from India on: 2016-05-26 at 10:12:08
I have recently purchased this machine but the flow is not going above 1 lpm so i need to know about service centre in Patna (Bihar)
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-06-13 at 04:02:22
Hi Sunny, we don't have any oxygen concentrator dealers for Patna in our database.
Fahim
Replied from Medicure on: 2016-11-11 at 00:36:16
Sunny paji plz change the humidifier bottle because your bottle had internally dasty particles, this is the reason for the problem you are facing.
Sachin Verma
Posted from India on: 2016-05-23 at 09:55:43
I need call centre number or services centre number.
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-06-13 at 03:59:22
Hi Sachin, there is no call centre for AirSep in India. You can reach out the distributors in your city using our dealer finder tool and they will help you find the service centre.
Charls Tharakan
Posted from India on: 2016-05-14 at 02:08:09
What are the periodic maintenance and consumables required for this equipment (new life elite). What is the life of zeolite cartridge used in this equipment?
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-05-16 at 00:53:05
The periodic maintenance of AirSep Newlife Elite includes washing of cabinet filter once a week and change of internal muffler filter once in 6-8 months (depending on environment).
Madana Gopal Vanam
Posted from India on: 2016-05-08 at 12:52:45
I have "Newlife Elite" purchased in Hyderabad, India during 2012. It worked 3 years. When switched on the LPM indicate variation. And sounds loud (may be compressor). Some of the dealers said safety valvo may be gone. Let me know any Service centre at Hyderabad, India.
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-05-09 at 03:41:31
Hi Madana, here is the list of AirSep dealers in Hyderabad. You can contact them to find a service center.
K J Mathew
Posted from India on: 2016-04-25 at 08:56:24
New life elite elder Airsep Oxygen Concentrator compressor have gone faulty. Is there any place in Bangalore,India where I can get it replaced ?
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-04-25 at 22:52:44
We don't have a database for service centres right now. You can call Airsep dealers in Bangalore and may be they can help you find one.
Sanrai Med Pvt. Ltd.
Replied on: 2016-07-18 at 05:12:23
You come with machine. Hundred percent repair. Contact no: 9900066275
Anu Ahonen
Posted from Finland on: 2016-04-15 at 14:58:54
How can I get a new plastic hose about 20 metres that fits to the mustache?
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-04-23 at 23:44:08
Hi Anu, unfortunately we won't be able to help you with this. You can contact your equipment provider.
Arun Raj
Posted from India on: 2016-04-02 at 11:37:09
What is the importance of the oxygen pressure rating? how does higher pressure help? is it easier to breathe or longer tube supported? how much difference does 5.5psi vs 7-8 psi make?
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-04-23 at 23:42:13
hi Arun, pressure does not make much of a difference in 5 LPM concentrators. Higher pressure results in a better throw and is useful when using high flow concentrators 8-10 LPM. It also makes up for the pressure drop when the patient is using longer tubes.
Akinleye Ajayi
Posted from Nigeria on: 2016-01-18 at 03:07:25
This machine is highly appreciated. Pls, tell me the process of troubleshooting it when alarm is on. Thank you.
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-01-19 at 23:14:26
Hi Akinleye, there are many alarms in the machine. Which alarm are you getting?
David Krupp
Posted from United States on: 2016-01-01 at 14:45:21
Have you reviewed the "AirSep New Life 10"?
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-01-02 at 08:16:34
Hi David, we haven't reviewed AirSep Newlife Intensity 10 yet.
Ken MacLachlan
Posted from Canada on: 2015-12-28 at 20:24:55
I was wondering how much this one cost in Canadian dollars Airsep NewLife Elite for my home not to be moved around. Tks. Ken
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-01-02 at 08:22:23
Hi Ken, we don't have any information about cost of the machine in Canada.
Ken MacLachlan
Replied from Canada on: 2016-01-02 at 09:56:17
How much in U.S. dollars and were dose it have to be sent from and dose all the tubing come with it. Thanks Ken.
Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-01-03 at 00:49:27
You can contact Vitality Medical regarding this. May be they can hep you with this.
Ken MacLachlan
Replied from Canada on: 2016-01-05 at 09:43:53
Hi, sorry to keep bothering you with this but do you have a sales representative in Canada or an outlet where I could buy one. I really like this product and am interested in getting one for my home. Thanks. Ken.
Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2016-01-19 at 23:05:06
Ken, AirSep Newlife Elite is a wonderful concentrator for sure. Unfortunately we won't be able to help you because we don't sell oxygen concentrators, Oxygen Times is just a review and comparison website.
Clinton Edwards
Replied from United States on: 2016-03-27 at 23:39:59
Hi there was wondering if you were still looking for one of these machines? please contact me.
Ken MacLachlan
Replied from Canada on: 2016-03-30 at 11:30:11
Yes Clinton, i'm still looking for an oxygen concentrator and would really like to buy if it's not too expensive and it could be used as long as it work's well. tks.Ken
Clinton Edwards
Replied from United States on: 2016-03-30 at 13:51:19
Hey ken great let me get all the info off the machine and all extras gathered up and will sen you the data tomm. This is what I know my wife got this about a year ago she used it for about 3 to 4 months and that was it. Me and wife both disabled and dont have much so im sure we can come to an agreement. We do live in maine USA so I hope that wouldn't make a difference its just sitting here. Will have that data to you tomm. Have a great day you made ours happier. Clinton
Ken MacLachlan
Replied from Canada on: 2016-03-30 at 22:16:42
Ok.. Do you work for one of these companies? And I guess we'll have to figure out how to get it here and what the cost of all this well be.. Tks.Ken
Clinton Edwards
Replied from United States on: 2016-03-31 at 05:34:57
No ken sure dont we are just an old couple matter of fact our 15 anniversary is tomm. I was checking last night it cost about 50 dollars to ship. Will send specs in couple of hours taking wife to hospital. Take care. Clinton
Clinton Edwards
Replied from United States on: 2016-03-31 at 09:04:38
Hey ken this is my email address: tygger420@gmail.com If you would to send me your phone number through email I will contact you tomm evening and we can talk instead of this back and forth, I looked at hours yesterday it has 12,442 which buy doing research is low so far. Also never had a problem with it works perfect, also have adapters and suck. Looking for manual now. Wige had a 50 hose and she could go pretty much every where in house. Looking forward to hear from you. Clinton
Brian Marshall
Replied from Canada on: 2016-05-10 at 15:23:12
I have one for sale in Ontario Canada. If anyone interested contact me @ marshall_761@hotmail.com
Stephen Sealey
Posted from United States on: 2015-11-29 at 13:25:48
I have this model, as well as an Inogen home unit. I am pulling my hair out currently because the AirSep model just buzzes nonstop and will not turn on, while the Inogen just doesn't have the oomph (probably thaf extra Psi you mentioned). Any thoughts on what to check first-thru-last when troubleshooting one of these things?
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Stephen Sealey
Replied from United States on: 2015-11-29 at 13:41:08
Never mind. I feel like a complete and total idiot. The surge protector that it is on was tripped at the switch. My wife said "oh, but if i had even INSINUATED that it might not be plugged in, you would have gone nuclear." I need to start listening to that woman more. Sigh...
Mekouar
Posted from Maroc on: 2015-10-02 at 14:32:05
Bonsoir. Mon père a cztte machine deouis bientôt 10ans. Ell a fonctionné 24567 heure. Maintenant il y a une lumière orange qui clignote. Que faut il faire?? Avec mes remerciements.
(English Translation using Google Translate: Good evening. My father has newlife elite machine since 10 years. The machine has worked for 24,567 hours. Now there is an orange light that flashes. What should he do?? With thanks.)
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Oxygen Times
Replied on: 2015-10-06 at 10:52:22
Le voyant orange allume lorsque la pureté de l'oxygène de la machine tombe au-dessous de 85%. Habituellement, cela se produit quand il ya une nécessité de remplacer le filtre, mais puisque la machine a fonctionné pendant plus de 24000 heures, il peut y avoir une autre faute dans la machine comme des lits contaminés de tamis, la faiblesse de compresseur, les fuites, etc. Il est fortement recommandé de contactez votre fournisseur de service de l'équipement dans ce cas.
(English Translation using Google Translate: The orange light illuminates when the oxygen purity of the machine drops below 85%. Usually this happens when there is a need to replace the filter but since the machine has run for more than 24000 hours, there may be some other fault in the machine like contaminated sieve beds, weak compressor, leakage, etc. It is highly recommended to contact your equipment service provider in this case.)

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