- Battery Life
- Battery Charging
- Noise Level
The Oxlife Independence is a unique and efficient portable model that offers pulse dose as well as continuous flow oxygen. The wide range of doses has the potential of meeting the needs of many oxygen therapy patients. If you’re not sure if it’s right for you, here is more information on the Oxlife Independence.
This pulse dose and continuous flow portable oxygen concentrator is truly amazing. It weighs 15 lbs, which is slightly lighter than other continuous flow and pulse dose units, and comes with its own built in mobile cart, which is usually needed for the large portable models, anyway. This great innovation saves you on the total weight of what you will need to pull along with you when you leave the house. The handle of the Independence folds down and out of the way when you are sitting still. It also comes equipped with Oxlife’s ESA technology, which makes its system extremely energy efficient. It also has a maximum oxygen capacity of 3,000 ml/min, which is considerably more than most continuous flow and pulse dose models.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to charge the batteries on DC power on all settings of the Independence. You won’t be able to charge the battery in the car past the continuous flow setting of 2.0, or past the pulse dose setting of 4.0. This is the only real negative thing about the Oxlife Independence.
The Bottom Line
This might be the perfect portable oxygen concentrator for those who need a very high pulse dose of oxygen, or those who need continuous flow up to 3 LPM. If you want to travel anywhere, or if you just need to take it around the block or to the grocery store, the Independence will give you back your independence as an oxygen therapy patient. The maximum operational elevation of the Independence is as high as 13, 123 feet above sea level (outside of an airplane). Of course, you can also bring it aboard any flight going to or from the United States, as it is approved by the FAA.