Portable Oxygen Concentrators Comparison Chart – 2019

The 2019 annual Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) Guide.
These comparison charts provided courtesy of The Pulmonary Paper and Ryan Diesem.

 

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Choosing a POC for You!

By Fran Fox, President Main Clinic Supply

We are very thankful to the many oxygen users we have served and continue to support. We have been selling portable oxygen concentrators since they were invented and became available. We have learned a lot along the way and want to share that knowledge to genuinely find the POC that fits you and your needs!

First, it is very important that you have a good sense of your oxygen needs from your doctor. Working with the doctor and their staff, learn as much as you can about your pulmonary condition. Also, stay in touch with your doctor often so, together, you can best manage your overall health, including your pulmonary condition.

You will want to have your doctor tell you what level of oxygen in your blood should you work to maintain. This is known as your “Oxygen Saturation” or “O2 Sats”. The very best tool to monitor your O2 Sats is a “Pulse Oximeter”. Here at Main Clinic Supply, we will provide this very important tool, at no charge, when you buy one of our POCs.  No one should use a POC without one!

After you complete the above, follow these steps:

  • FIRST – find a POC that fits the pulmonary condition as your doctor has explained it to you
  • Look at the amount of oxygen the machine produces and the available settings for that specific machine
  • Look at the battery life for the machine and available battery sizes to conveniently give you the hours you need
  • Look at the size/weight and how you will carry-it or roll-it
  • Look at the POC manufacturers track record in the field of POCs
  • Buy from a company that cares that the machine you buy will work for you! Here at Main Clinic Supply, we offer free exchanges in the first month if the first machine you purchase does not meet your needs.

After You Buy a POC

You will want to start by reading the user’s manual well. Then, sitting comfortably, fire up your new machine so you both can get use to each other! I always suggest watching a movie the first time you use your new POC and have your trusty pulse oximeter handy to find the “lowest setting” of oxygen that keeps you oxygenated while you are relaxed and not exerting yourself. Then, move around the house, perhaps doing your normal housekeeping and chores, while testing often with your pulse oximeter to once again find the “lowest setting” of oxygen that keeps you oxygenated, while now exerting yourself a bit. Then, once you are ready move on to exercise, consider taking a walk or riding your bike.  And once again! Make sure to use your pulse oximeter to find the “lowest setting” of oxygen that keeps you oxygenated while exercising!

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Thousands of people have written to us thanking us for helping them to regain their freedom! This is what awaits you once you find the right POC, at the right setting, to truly live life to its fullest! Consider taking a Cruise with the Pulmonary Paper’s Founder and Managing Editor, Celeste Belyea! You will have a great time while learning from the very best pulmonary healthcare experts about your new POC and how to best use it!  Celeste Belyea and Holly Marocchi are registered respiratory therapists who founded the Sea Puffer Cruises back in 2003.  Believe me, it is well worth it to “Get Up & GO₂”

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Pulse Only POCs

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CAIRE/AirSep FocusCAIRE/AirSep FreeStyle™ 3/5CAIRE/AirSep FreeStyle™ ComfortDeVilbiss iGo 2GCE Zen-O™ LiteInogen One G5Inogen One G4 / OxyGo Fit
Caire AirSep Focus
Caire:AirSep FreeStyle

Caire:AirSep FreeStyle
Caire:AirSep FreeStyle ComfortGCE Zen-O LiteInogen One G5Inogen One G4 OxyGo Fit
PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY
Maximum Oxygen Production (mL/min)333 mL/min
(0.33 LPM)
500 mL/min
(FreeStyle)
1000 mL/min
(FreeStyle 5)
1050 mL/min
(1.05 LPM)
1014 mL/min
(1.01 LPM)
1,050 mL/min
(1.05 LPM)
1260 mL/min
(1.26 LPM)
630 mL/min
(0.63 LPM)
Available SettingsNone Selectable1 to 3 (FreeStyle)
1 to 5 (FreeStyle 5)
1 to 51 to 51 to 51 to 61 to 3
Pulse Delivery TypeMinute Volume DeliveryMinute Volume DeliveryMinute Volume DeliveryCombination Fixed/Minute Volume DeliveryCombination Fixed/Minute Volume DeliveryMinute Volume DeliveryMinute Volume Delivery
MAXIMUM DELIVERED PULSE VOLUME*
Maximum Delivered Pulse Volume15BPM: 22 mL
30BPM: 11 mL
15BPM: 33/67 mL
30BPM: 17/33 mL
15BPM: 70 mL
30BPM: 35 mL
15BPM: 68 mL
30BPM: 34 mL
15BPM: 55 mL
30BPM: 35 mL
15BPM: 84 mL
30BPM: 42 mL
15BPM: 42 mL
30BPM: 21 mL
WEIGHT
(UNIT + STD. BATTERY)**
Unit & Battery (Approx.)3 lbs.5 lbs. / 7 lbs.5 lbs.6 lbs.6 lbs.5 lbs.3 bls.
STANDARD SINGLE BATTERY OPERATION TIMES
Approx. Battery Time at Pulse Setting 21.5 hrs3.5 hrs (FS) 2.5 hrs (FS5)4.0 hrs3.5 hrs4.0 hrs4.0 hrs2.3 hrs
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Inogen One G3 / OxyGoInvacare Platinum MobileO2 Concepts FreedomPrecision EasyPulse 3/5ResMed Mobi/OxysensureRespironics SimplyGo Mini
Inogen One G3 OxyGoInvacare Platinum MobileO2 Concepts FreedomPrecision EasyPulse 3-5Resmed Mobi OxygensureRespironics Simply Go Mini
PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY
Maximum Oxygen Production (mL/min)1050 mL/min
(1.05 LPM)
880 mL/min
(0.88 LPM)
800 mL/min (0.80 LPM)520 mL/min EasyPulse 3
780 mL/min EasyPulse 5
680 mL/min (0.68 LPM)1000 mL/min (1.0 LPM)
Available Settings1 to 51 to 41 to 51 to 3 (EP3)
1 to 5 (EP5)
1 to 41 to 5
Pulse Delivery TypeMinute Volume DeliveryMinute Volume DeliveryCombination Fixed/Minute Volume DeliveryMinute Volume DeliveryMinute Volume DeliveryCombination Fixed/Minute Volume Delivery
MAXIMUM DELIVERED PULSE VOLUME*
Maximum Delivered Pulse Volume15BPM: 70 mL
30BPM: 35 mL
15BPM: 59 mL
30BPM: 29 mL
15BPM: 40 mL
30BPM: 27 mL
15BPM: 35 mL/52 mL
30BPM: 17 mL/26 mL
15BPM: 45 mL
30BPM: 23 mL
15BPM: 55 mL
30BPM: 33 mL
WEIGHT (UNIT + STD. BATTERY)**
Unit & Battery (Approx.)5 lbs.6 lbs.6 lbs.5 lbs. / 7 lbs.6 lbs.5 lbs.
STANDARD SINGLE BATTERY OPERATION TIMES
Approx. Battery Time at Pulse Setting 23.0 hrs2.5 hrs3.5 hrs4.0 hrs (EP3) 3.4 hrs (EP5)6.0 hrs4.5 hrs
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*MAXIMUM DELIVERED PULSE VOLUME

For comparison, if on Continuous Flow rather than Pulse Dose

on 2LPM: Breathing 15BPM gives you 44 mL  |  Breathing 30BPM gives you 22mL

on 4LPM: Breathing 15BPM gives you 88 mL |  Breathing 30BPM gives you 44mL

on 6LPM: Breathing 15BPM gives you 133 mL |  Breathing 30BPM gives you 66mL

**Add up to 5 lbs. for Accessories

Continuous Flow POCs

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DeVilbiss® iGoGCE Zen-O™O2 Concepts IndependencePrecision EasyPulse TOCRespironics™ SimplyGoSeQual® Eclipse 5
DeVilbiss iGoGCE Zen-OO2 Concepts IndependencePrecision EasyPulse TOCRespironics SimplyGoSeQual Eclipse 5
PRODUCTION AND DELIVERY
Maximum Oxygen Production (mL/min)3000 mL/min
(3.00 LPM)
2000 mL/min
(2.00 LPM)
3000 mL/min
(3.0 LPM)
2000 mL/min
(2.0 LPM)
2000 mL/min
(2.0 LPM)
3000 mL/min
(3.0 LPM)
Available Settings1 to 6
Continuous 1 to 3 LPM
1 to 6
Continuous .5 to 2 LPM
Pulse 1 to 6
Continuous 1 to 3 LPM
Pulse 1 to 5
Continuous .13 to 2 LPM
Pulse 1 to 6
Continuous .5 to 2 LPM
Pulse 1 to 6†
Continuous .5 to 3 LPM
Pulse Delivery TypeFixed Delivery 14 mL per settingCombination Fixed/Minute Volume DeliveryFixed Delivery 16 mL per settingMinute Volume DeliveryCombination Fixed/Minute Volume Delivery††Fixed Delivery 16mL per setting
MAXIMUM DELIVERED PULSE VOLUME*
Maximum Delivered Pulse Volume84 ML15BPM: 66 mL
30BPM: 66 mL
96 mL15BPM: 52 mL
30BPM: 26 mL
15BPM: 72 mL
30BPM: 66 mL
96 mL†
WEIGHT (UNIT + STD. BATTERY)**
Unit & Battery (Approx.)19 lbs.10 lbs.19 lbs. (w/2 batteries)11 lbs.10 lbs.18 lbs.
STANDARD SINGLE BATTERY OPERATION TIMES
Approx. Battery Time at Pulse Setting 24.7 hrs (20 BPM)4.0 hrs (18 BPM)†††2.9 hrs (20 BPM)†††3.0 hrs3.0 hrs (20 BPM) 5.1 hrs (12 BPM)
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*MAXIMUM DELIVERED PULSE VOLUME

For comparison, if on Continuous Flow rather than Pulse Dose

on 2LPM:
Breathing 15BPM gives you 44 mL  |  Breathing 30BPM gives you 22mL

on 4LPM:
Breathing 15BPM gives you 88 mL |  Breathing 30BPM gives you 44mL

on 6LPM:
Breathing 15BPM gives you 133 mL |  Breathing 30BPM gives you 66mL

**Add up to 5 lbs. for Accessories

†The SeQual Eclipse® 5 also has pulse settings of 128, 160 and 192 mL, which have additional breath rate restrictions for use. See device manual for more information.

††The SimplyGo has two IF delivery modes–Pulse Mode and Night Mode. Shown volumes are for Pulse Mode. Night Mode has minute volume delivery.

††† The Independence and Zen-O POCs are capable of holding 2 batteries that can be used simultaneously, doubling the reported operating time.

Technical Data

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ModelMax OxygenDelivery TypeSetting 1
15 BPM | 30 BPM
Setting 2
15 BPM | 30 BPM
Setting 3
15 BPM | 30 BPM
Setting 4
15 BPM | 30 BPM
Setting 5
15 BPM | 30 BPM
Setting 6
15 BPM | 30 BPM
AirSep Focus™
333 mL/minMinute Volume333 mL/min
22 mL | 11 mL
AirSep FreeStyle™ 3/5
FS: 500 mL/min FS5: 1000 mL/minMinute Volume228 mL/min
15 mL | 8 mL
420 mL/min
28 mL | 14 mL
500 (FS)/630 (FS5) mL/min
33 mL | 17 mL
840 mL/min (FS5)
56 mL | 28 mL
1000 mL/min (FS5 only)
67 mL | 33 mL
AirSep FreeStyle™ Comfort1050 mL/minMinute Volume210 mL/min
14 mL | 7 mL
420 mL/min
28 mL | 14 mL
630 mL/min
42 mL | 21 mL
840 mL/min
56 mL | 28 mL
1050 mL/min
70 mL | 35 mL
DeVilbiss® iGO21014 mL/minFixed/Minuteup to 1014 mL/min
16 mL | 16 mL
up to 1014 mL/min
32 mL | 32 mL
up to 1014 mL/min
48 mL | 34 mL
up to 1014 mL/min
64 mL | 34 mL
up to 1014 mL/min
68 mL | 34 mL
GCE Zen-O Lite1050 mL/minFixed/Minuteup to 1050 mL/min
11 mL | 11 mL
up to 1050 mL/min
22 mL | 22 mL
up to 1050 mL/min
33 mL | 33 mL
up to 1050 mL/min
44 mL | 35 mL
up to 1050 mL/min
55 mL | 35 mL
Inogen One G51260 mL/minMinute Volume210 mL/min
14 mL | 7 mL
420 mL/min
28 mL | 14 mL
630 mL/min
42 mL | 21 mL
840 mL/min
56 mL | 28 mL
1050 mL/min
70 mL | 35 mL
1260 mL/min
84 mL | 42 mL
Inogen One G4 / OxyGo Fit630 mL/minMinute Volume210 mL/min
14 mL | 7 mL
420 mL/min
28 mL | 14 mL
630 mL/min
42 mL | 21 mL
Inogen One G3 / OxyGo1050 mL/minMinute Volume210 mL/min
14 mL | 7 mL
420 mL/min
28 mL | 14 mL
630 mL/min
42 mL | 21 mL
840 mL/min
56 mL | 28 mL
1050 mL/min
70 mL | 35 mL
Invacare Platinum880 mL/minMinute Volume220 mL/min
15 mL | 8 mL
440 mL/min
31 mL | 15 mL
660 mL/min
41 mL | 20 mL
880 mL/min
49 mL | 25 mL
O2 Concepts Freedom800 mL/minFixed/Minuteup to 160 mL/min
8 mL | 5 mL
up to 320 mL/min
16 mL | 11 mL
up to 480 mL/min
24 mL | 16 mL
up to 640 mL/min
32 mL | 21 mL
up to 800 mL/min
40 mL | 27 mL
Precision Easy Pulse 3/5EP3: 520 mL/min EP5: 780 mL/minMinute Volume240 mL/min
16 mL | 8 mL
380 mL/min
25 mL | 13 mL
520 mL/min
35 mL | 18 mL
660 mL/min
44 mL | 22 mL
780 mL/min
52 mL | 26 mL
RedMed Mobi/Oxyensure680 mL/minMinute Volume195 mL/min
13 mL | 7 mL
320 mL/min
21 mL | 11 mL
520 mL/min
34 mL | 17 mL
680 mL/min
45 mL | 33 mL
Respironics SimplyGo Mini1000 mL/minFixed/Minuteup to 220 mL/min
11 mL | 8 mL
up to 440 mL/min
22 mL | 15 mL
up to 660 mL/min
33 mL | 22 mL
up to 880 mL/min
44 mL | 29 mL
up to 1000 mL/min
55 mL | 33 mL
DeVilbiss® iGo3000 mL/minFixed Pulse14 mL28 mL42 mL56 mL70 mL84 mL
GCE Zen-O2000 mL/minFixed/Minuteup to 2000 mL/min
11 mL | 11 mL
up to 2000 mL/min
22 mL | 22 mL
up to 2000 mL/min
33 mL | 33 mL
up to 2000 mL/min
44 mL | 44 mL
up to 2000 mL/min
55 mL | 55 mL
up to 2000 mL/min
66 mL | 66 mL
O2 Concepts Independence3000 mL/minFixed Pulse16 mL32 mL48 mL64 mL80 mL96 mL
Precision EasyPulse TOC2000 mL/minMinute Volume240 mL/min
16 mL | 8 mL
380 mL/min
25 mL | 13 mL
520 mL/min
35 mL | 18 mL
660 mL/min
44 mL | 22 mL
780 mL/min
52 mL | 26 mL
Respironics™ SimplyGo2000 mL/minFixed/Minuteup to 2000 mL/min
12 mL | 12 mL
380 mL/min
25 mL | 13 mL
up to 2000 mL/min
36 mL | 36 mL
up to 2000 mL/min
48 mL | 48 mL
up to 2000 mL/min
60 mL | 60 mL
up to 2000 mL/min
72 mL | 72 mL
SeQual® Eclipse 53000 mL/minFixed Pulseup to 2000 mL/min
12 mL | 12 mL
up to 2000 mL/min
25 mL | 13 mL
48 mL64 mL80 mL96 mL
Continuous Flow Volumes1 LPM
15 BPM | 30 BPM
2 LPM
15 BPM | 30 BPM
3 LPM
15 BPM | 30 BPM
4 LPM
15 BPM | 30 BPM
5 LPM
15 BPM | 30 BPM
6 LPM
15 BPM | 30 BPM
1000 mL/min
22 mL | 11 mL
2000 mL/min
44 mL | 22 mL
3000 mL/min
67 mL | 33 mL
4000 mL/min
89 mL | 44 mL
5000 mL/min
111 mL | 56 mL
6000 mL/min
133 mL | 67 mL

The SeQual Eclipse® 5 also has pulse settings of 128, 160 and 192 mL, which have additional breath rate restrictions for use. See device manual for more information. The SimplyGo has two IF delivery modes–Pulse Mode and Night Mode. Shown volumes are for Pulse Mode. Night Mode has minute volume delivery. Approximate Continuous Flow volumes per breath are provided for comparison to pulse setting volumes delivered by a select POC for a user breathing at a 1:2 I:E ratio.

This comparison chart provided courtesy of The Pulmonary Paper and Ryan Diesem.