Portable oxygen concentrators are medical devices for patients who need clinically perscribed oxygen. Standard concentrators are fairly large and plus into a wall outlet. Portable oxygen concentrators are battery operated and can be plugged into wall or car outlets. Their portability comes in exchange of the amount of oxygen they can provide. Portable units typically cap out at 3 LPM on a continuous flow setting and 6 LPM on a pulse dose.
Another benefit of the portable oxygen concentrators is that they are the only oxygen units that are FAA approved for air travel, aside from tanks that airlines will directly rent to patients.
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