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- Try it BEFORE you Buy it
We went on a three hour trip in the car with my parents. It is not the machine for you if you require more than 2L continuous oxygen. Terrible for traveling in a car if you require 3L continuous. It is loud! The DC outlets will not accomodate running this machine at 3L. The AC outlet in our Toyota 4 Runner would not accomodate running this machine at 3L. The higher the L required the more power is needed to run the machine. Thank goodness this was just a loner for us and my Dad had his oxygen tank with him since the machine would not work in our vehicles AC or DC power and the batteries ran out in 1.5 hours.
- Good, but not GREAT!
The OxLife Independence is one of several continuous-flow 3 l/m portable concentrators. All that I have considered are comparable in size and weight. The folding handle is very helpful in providing rigid control when moving around, but is prone to sticking in the down or up position. The integrated wheels are convenient, but can be a bother when flying and space under the "seat in front of you" is marginal. Being able to remove the carrying cart would be helpful at this time. I really like the solid case and easy to read control panel. Having two batteries instead of one makes it possible to change batteries without shutting the machine down. The OxLife accessory case leaves a lot to be desired. There is no way to attach it to the machine, and there is no shoulder strap. It is hard to manage it and the machine at the same time when moving around. All-in-all, I greatly prefer it to carrying O2 bottles, and the removal of the "brick" from the D/C power cord is FANTASTIC. A good machine, but hope they are planning better.
- Works great, too heavy, short battery span
I ordered this concentrator because I'd been using a pulse feed concentrator, and apparently I'm one of the people who doesn't do well on a pulse feed. I couldn't walk more than a couple of hundred feet without literally nearly collapsing for lack of breath. The continuous feed concentrator works great -- I can do just about anything I want with only short pauses to catch my breath.
There are just a couple of problems with it. It's much heavier than my pulse feed -- I can hardly lift it in and out of the car. It also doesn't run nearly as long as the pulse feed. I can switch over to pulse feed mode on this concentrator when I'm at rest, which extends the running time of the battery a bit, but I have to plan my life around whether there's electricity available when I reach my destination -- which isn't always the case.
Would I switch back to my pulse feed concentrator -- not a chance. Am I happy with this concentrator -- yes, with the two exceptions noted.
Would I recommend it to others? Yes, if you're having trouble with pulse feed delivery, absolutely.
- Very loud motor.
While the oxlife preforms well in providing oxygen and is easy to use it is very loud to the level. One has to speak loud to overcome the noise and it is impossible to sleep using the machine.
- I like it but wish it had a longer battery life
It's heavy to lift if you are elderly and a bit hard to get handle to come up after it's folded away. Wish battery lasted longer we just bearly get 2 hours at 1.5 setting
- Outstanding Product for Active 5-LPM Users
I refuse to let my requirements for supplemental oxygen stop me from enjoying life. When out and about, I need 5-6LPM. Thank goodness Oxlife saw the deficit in products to meet that need. My wife and I recently took a week-long trip and for the first time in 5 years, the only oxygen concentrator I took was my new Oxlife Independence. I hauled it up and down Kentucky hills during the daytime on battery, re-charged the batteries while driving between destinations, and hooked my C-PAP up to it and used it plugged into the wall-plug at night. I have owned 2 other portable concentrators and they made me feel that travel was moving into an activity I needed to give up...thank goodness my Oxlife Independence changed that. If I could give it 10 stars I would.