The Portable Oxygen Specialists
No matter what portable oxygen concentrator you have all manufacturers have simple routine maintenance steps that will help keep your portable concentrator in peak operating condition. Whether you own a SeQual Eclipse, Invacare Solo, Invacare XPO2, Innogen One, Respironics Evergo, DeVilbiss IGO, OxiLife or a different transportable oxygen concentrator, the basic user maintenance recommended for any POC is simple and easy.
Before you perform ANY routine maintenance on ANY portable oxygen concentrator some simple common sense precautions:
…and the simple preventative maintenance steps portable concentrator users should perform are:
Most portable oxygen concentrators have estimated lives of 20,000 to 30,000 hours, and keeping the concentrator in tip top shape by performing the routine maintenance will definitely help a POC reach its full potential. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROUTINE USER MAINTENANCE AND PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE for a PORTABLE OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR. Changing internal bacterial filters and HEPA filters, along with any internal batteries is NOT something that is typically recommended by the manufacturer. While the parts in the Preventative Maintenance kit may be acquired through various channels, the tools and knowledge required to correctly install, test and calibrate the portable concentrator are typically beyond the skills of most end users.
The best way to ensure your portable concentrator is kept in peak performance levels is to purchase your POC from a supplier with a Preventative Maintenance service package. A provider that has the ability to provide a loaner portable concentrator to you while your concentrator is repaired, or a quick turn around service while your portable concentrator preventative maintenance is performed. As we have seen in previous posts, when choosing what company to buy a portable oxygen concentrator from, the local provider, large national provider, or seemingly large online store are not your best choice.
If you have any questions about oxygen concentrators, liquid oxygen, portable oxygen, you have come to the right place. Whether you are lookiing to buy a POC, rent a POC for a trip, or understand how what that alarm means, you have come to the right place. Since 1992 we have immerseed in all things Oxygen Therapy, here you will find not only a users perspective, you will find the technicians perspective! Welcome!!