Oxygen Concentrators

Jun 25, 2021

What are oxygen concentrators?

Medical oxygen concentrators have been a crucial player in the world of medicine. Those with chronic or acute respiratory complications might be advised to use oxygen concentrators either at home or in medical centres and hospitals. Moreover, they are commonly used at aged care and nursing homes to assist the elderlies with breathing and oxygen intake. With the invention of portable units, the focus is now on both fixed and portable oxygen connectors. Portable Oxygen Concentrators are light in weight and can be used in travel. However, stationary oxygen concentrators are to stay in place and can dispense a higher flow of oxygen. Oxygen Concentrators intake air and reduce the nitrogen content and compresses the oxygen and dispense it at a higher flow. The flow is measured by liters per minute.

What are the different types of concentrators and their differences?

Here at mega, we supply 4 different types of oxygen concentrators. Predominantly, oxygen concentrators are divided into two categories of portable and stationary oxygen concentrators. Our portable oxygen concentrators are lightweight giving patients access to oxygen therapy without the restrictions of traditional cylinders and stationary concentrators. Alternatively, our stationary concentrator range provides patients with a compact, user-friendly oxygen concentrator for in-home use. Simply Go Mini, Simply Go and Freestyle Comfort Oxygen concentrators are portable, whereas Everfloe and Newlife Oxygen concentrators are stationary. All units of oxygen concentrators require a medical prescription to use in Australia.

What is the main difference between continuous flow oxygen concentrators Vs. Pulse Dose?

Based on their capacity and power of dispensing oxygen, oxygen concentrators are divided into two categories. Continuous flow oxygen concentrators are referred to as those machines which are powerful enough to output oxygen at a certain flow continuously, whereas, Those concentrators which are not powerful enough to dispense oxygen at a consistent rate are referred to as Pulse dose. Therefore, the only difference between these two categories is how powerful and capable the oxygen concentrator is in regards to airflow output. 

Please refer to the table below for a full comprehensive comparison between different models of concentrators supplied by Mega Medical. 

Philips Everflo Airsep Newlife Intensity Simply Go Simply Go Mini Freestyle Comfort
Portability Stationary Stationary Portable Portable Portable


Air Flow Capacity


0.5 to 5 LPM


0.5 to 10 LPM
0.5  to 2 LPM Continuous
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0 to 6 LPM
Pulse Dose


0 to 6 LPM
Pulse Dose


1 – 5 LPM
Pulse Dose
Battery life time N/A
Run on 240V Australian Power Plug
N/A
Runs on 240V Australian Power Plug
3.5 Hours – Pulse Dose

37-42min – Continuous Flow

Depending on different settings runs between 1.5 to 3.5 hours. Depending on different settings runs between 2 to 16 hours.
Warranty Three (3) Years Three (3) Years Two (2) Years – SimplyGo unit 3 Year Warranty on unit Three (3) Years

On unit




Weight



14 KG



26KG


4.5 kg – SimplyGo Incl Battery0.7 kg – Battery


2.26kg Standard Batt2.72 kg – Extended Batt
2.3 kg – Comfort with 8 cell battery

2.7 kg -Comfort with 16 cell battery

Dimensions 38.1cm W

24.1cm D

58.4cm H

37 cm W
42 cm D
70 cm H
25.4cm W

15.2cm D

29.2cm H

21.cm W

9.1cm D

23.8cm H

8Cell Batt
25.4 cm W
18.5 cm D
7.9 cm  H
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16 Cell batt
27.9 cm W
18.5 cm D
7.9 cm H
Oxygen Delivery Mood Continuous Continuous Pulse Dose Pulse Dose Pulse Dose

 

Where can I purchase Oxygen concentrators and spare parts?

At Mega Medical, we can provide extended battery life and spare parts for our concentrator customers. If you are located in Sydney, we are available to come and visit you for a demonstration of one of our units or would be happy to demonstrate our oxygen concentrator options at our offices. At Mega Medical we also offer servicing and repair for our oxygen concentrators. Consequently, Give Mega Medical a call and our friendly staff is able to help you with purchasing oxygen concentrators or repairing yours.

Why should I buy oxygen concentrators from Mega Medical?

Our portable oxygen concentrators are lightweight giving patients access to oxygen therapy without the restrictions of traditional cylinders and stationary concentrators. Alternatively, our stationary concentrator range provides patients with a compact, user-friendly oxygen concentrator for in-home use.

All of our units require very minimal maintenance or setup and come with full support options in case of a breakdown.

For further information or any other questions you have, please give our friendly staff a call on 1300 881 824.