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The Solo is brought to you by one of the leading brands for rugged and trustworthy oxygen concentrators, Invacare. There are many great things about this pulse dose and continuous flow portable oxygen concentrator. If you’re not sure whether or not it’s the right choice for you, here are the details on the Invacare Solo.

The Good

The Solo by Invacare is one of the quietest portable oxygen concentrators on the market, at just 38 decibels! You’ll have no problems going to sleep while using this whisper quiet machine, and you won’t need to worry about disturbing anyone else around you. One major perk of the Solo, is you can charge the battery remotely with the AC or DC power supplies. That means you can be using one battery in the Solo, while charging a second battery to use once the first one has been depleted. This makes it extremely convenient and great for those taking long trips, or who need more battery for later in the day.

The Bad

The Solo isn’t the easiest POC to carry around. It weighs 20 lbs with the battery, and comes with no protective covering, so it will be exposed to dust and the world around it. You will definitely have to carry it around via the mobile cart. The appearance isn’t the best among the larger POCs because of its light color and shape.

The Bottom Line

The pulse dose settings run from 1 to 5, with a maximum capacity of 3 LPM continuous flow. This POC will meet the needs of a wide range of oxygen therapy patients. The Solo is also extremely easy to read and to use. Even though it is approved by the FAA for use on a commercial flight to or from the United States, it’s still not quiet the best portable oxygen concentrator to travel with long distances. Other than that, this is the perfect POC for those who need to take it to the store or out to dinner while using their oxygen therapy.