Wondering What Oxygen Concentrator To Buy?
There are 2 issues to consider when buying a Oxygen Concentrator:
1. Back Pressure (psi)
2. Flow (how many liters per minute)
A 500 dollar Oxygen Concentrator for hyperbaric therapy is usually loud and sounds closer to a high pitch helium balloon tank filling up balloons. The higher the pressure, usually on the more expensive models, allows for more oxygen to be concentrated and deliver more pure oxygen to the chamber. If a chamber is at 4psi and the concentrator only goes up to 5 psi, then it will have to work harder and create much more noise, usually a higher pitch tone, not the soothing baritone noise.
Most 500 dollar ones are rated at 7psi and the ones over 2,000 usually go up to 20 psi. These typically don’t strain and are the best for delivering more concentrated oxygen to the chamber.
FLOW: Although most popular Oxygen Concentrators are at 5 liters of flow or the higher 8 liter, unfortunately won’t do. In order to bypass the 4psi pressure of your chamber, it requires a minimum flow of any Oxygen Concentrator of 10 liters.
BACK PRESSURE: Back pressure must be above the chamber pressure or it won’t have the power to bring concentrated air in. The higher the concentrator’s pressure, the easier it is for more pure oxygen to be concentrated and delivered to your body.
I particularly like the Airsep NewLife Intensity 10 — because it seems to offer the best flow and the best back pressure that I can find. I first used a 10psi Sequal. I found that once my chamber inflated to its 4psi top pressure, the flow decreased to just a trickle and I could no longer tell if I was receiving oxygen.
The Airsep oxygen concentrator, exclusively, give you powerful 20psi pressure so it doesn’t have to strain to push pure air into the chamber, and then into your body.
20psi also outputs less noise environment, because it doesn’t have to strain in the process of bypassing your chamber’s pressure. Airsep Oxygen Concentrators deliver more concentrated oxygen at a Price that I’ve found to be no higher than that of other brands.
Why buy an Oxygen Concentrator?
Many people find that a session with an Oxygen Concentrator gives them up to 4 times the impact. A session without a concentrator may require staying in the chamber about 4 times as long (4 hours is like 1 hour with a concentrator).