Top 5 Portable Oxygen Carriers

by Nancy

Do you need a lightweight oxygen carrier? Let’s look at the top 5 on the market. But first let’s discuss what is an oxygen carrier? What exactly does it do? Who is eligible to use an oxygen carrier? And, how do you obtain one?

Features of Portable Oxygen

Oxygen carriers come in various models as an attachment to a wheelchair, as a backpack, as a waist pack or a carrier bag with shoulder strap. Portable Oxygen Carriers are small and lightweight enough to accompany you on your errands or anywhere you travel. Many models are now FAA-approved for use on airplanes. Let’s look at the top 5 portable oxygen carriers:

Inogen One

* This machine is very powerful and designed for patients needing 24 hour use.
* The weight is less than 5 pounds.
* Comes with a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.
* Operates up to 9.5 hours on a single charge.

Philips Respironics

* This machine comes in a very attractive pack with should strap.
* oxygen capacity of 1,000ml/ a minute.
* Quick and Easy-to-use LCD screen for easy settings.
* Comes with a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty.

ResMed Activox 4L

* This machine comes with an attractive case.
* Its weight comes in under 5 pounds at 4.8.
* The battery charge can last up to 10 hours depending on the setting.
* It comes with a 3-year limited warranty.
* This model is FAA approved.

SeQual Eclipse 5

* This machine is designed for patients needing a higher Oxygen dosage.
* It delivers dosages settings from 16 to 192ml.
* The weight is 18.4 lbs with battery.
* It is easily carried around with the push cart, that is included.
* It comes with a 3 years Manufacturer’s warranty.
* It is FAA approved for flight travel.

Inova Labs

* This machine offers great battery life of over 10 hours on setting one.
* Even the highest setting will offer battery power for up to 4 hours.
* This POC provides you with 3 carrying options; a carrying case, a bag style shoulder strap and a backpack.

After reviewing our Top 5 popular portable oxygen carriers, do your homework. Since, each model may offer different valuable features, always consult with your physician to determine the best fit for you. Discuss with your doctor factors about your lifestyle that will be helpful in choosing the appropriate model. Medicare and private insurance can cover the cost of a POC rental; however, verify which models are approved under your insurance. Note: not all models are FAA approved for flight travel.