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SimplyGo Mini Review & Comparison

By February 18, 2016 1778 Views 3 comments

Medically Edited and Reviewed by Dr. Erin Zinkhan MD, BSBE

Updated: 05/20/2019

Respironics recently released a new, smaller portable oxygen concentrator named the SimplyGo Mini. Unlike its larger sister product, the SimplyGo, the Mini is only a pulse flow concentrator and does not offer continuous flow oxygen. This new oxygen concentrator gives Respironics the opportunity to compete with oxygen concentrators that are designed for the lightweight, pulse flow market such as the AirSep Focus and the Inogen G3. The SimplyGo Mini offers several advantages compared with other portable concentrators on the market. This article will review and compare the new SimplyGo Mini with its sister product the SimplyGo.

Comparing the SimplyGo Mini with the SimplyGo

SimplyGo Mini Features

Performance

The performance of an oxygen concentrator refers to the amount of oxygen delivered to the patient. The SimplyGo delivers up to 2 liters per minute of continuous flow oxygen. However, comparing pulse flow oxygen between the two concentrators, the Mini delivers a maximum of 1 liter (1,000 mL) per minute of pulse flow oxygen compared to the 72 mL per minute delivered by the SimplyGo. The oxygen concentration level ranges are similar for both models at 86 to 97% for the SimplyGo and 87 to 96% for the SimplyGo Mini. The maximum outlet pressure is significantly higher for the Mini at 20 psig compared to 5 psig for the SimplyGo. Both concentrators operate up to 10,000 feet above sea level.

Size

Another important consideration for selecting a portable oxygen concentrator is the size. Patients often prefer the smallest and the lightest oxygen concentrator for ease of travelling with the oxygen concentrator. The SimplyGo Mini is 305 cubic inches and is therefore less than half the size of the SimplyGo, which is 690 cubic inches. In addition to the smaller size of the SimplyGo Mini, it also weighs less at only 3.9 pounds compared to the SimplyGo's 9.8 pounds. The smaller size and the lower weight make the Mini easier to carry and may help patients remain active for longer away from home.

Operating Factors

SimplyGo Mini Components

The Mini and the SimplyGo share the same noise level of 43 dBA and average 120 watts of power consumption. However, the battery duration times are significantly higher for the Mini. The Mini can operate for 4.5 hours from a standard battery and for 9 hours from an extended battery. The SimplyGo can operate for only 3 hours. It takes 3 hours to recharge the SimplyGo battery. Respironics does not disclose the time required to recharge the Mini batteries.

Summary of the Mini and the SimplyGo Comparison

The Mini and the SimplyGo share the same noise level of 43 dBA and average 120 watts of power consumption. However, the battery duration times are significantly higher for the Mini. The Mini can operate for 4.5 hours from a standard battery and for 9 hours from an extended battery. The SimplyGo can operate for only 3 hours. It takes 3 hours to recharge the SimplyGo battery. Respironics does not disclose the time required to recharge the Mini batteries.

Below is a chart comparing the differences between the two Respironics portable oxygen concentrators.

Comparisons
Respironics SimplyGo Mini Portable Oxygen Concentrator

SimplyGo Mini

Respironics SimplyGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator

SimplyGo
Performance
Oxygen Flow Pulse Only Pulse & Continuous
Oxygen Concentration 87 to 96% 86 to 97%
Oxygen Outlet Pressure (psig) 20 5
Max Pulse Flow (mL) 1,000 72
Size
Cubic Inches 305 609
Weight (lbs) 3.9 9.8
Battery Weight (lbs) 1.1 or 2.1 1.6
Operational Factors
After Power Consumption (average) 120 120
Noise (dBA) 43 43
Operating Altitude (maximum) 10,000 10.000
Battery Duration (hours) 4.5 or 9 3




SimplyGo Mini Additional Information




SimplyGo Mini Overview Video (2:47 minutes)



SimplyGo Mini Video (8:24 minutes)





SimplyGo Mini Portable Oxygen Concentrator Video (1:53 minutes)



SimplyGo Mini Operation Video (1:11 minutes)



SimplyGo Mini Concentrator Menu Navigation Video (2:18 minutes)



SimplyGo Mini Cleaning Instructions Video (1:10 minutes)









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Alfonso Leal August 23, 2016 at 10:59 AM
I have a Simply Go and I want to change it for a Mini.
Do you take my old Simply Go? I have it with two batteries and original cart and accesories
How much it costs the new mini with extended battery?
I bought from you an air sep intensity 10 with dual flowmeters.
steve October 8, 2016 at 2:32 PM
inogen 4 or the new mimi from respironics mimi ? which has better warranty ? Which good for 4-5 hours every day ?
Stella December 1, 2016 at 8:55 PM
Does the simplygo mini titrate to 5 litres on pulse?