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Traveling With Portable Oxygen Concentrators



Traveling with oxygen over the years has improved dramatically. It went from traveling by car with multiple pressurized oxygen tanks to being able to take trips by airplane, boat, and/or train using one of the FAA and FDA approved portable oxygen concentrators. Transporting oxygen tanks has proven to be cumbersome and tedious.

Sometimes it can even negatively affect the patient due to them lugging huge tanks around and exerting themselves. On top of the tanks being inconvenient, they are also very dangerous. Pressurized oxygen is flammable and makes transporting or storing them a stressful process. You cannot have pressurized tanks around an open flame and they need to be carefully transported or the damage that can be done is exponential.

Portable oxygen machines are on the rise.  They are slowly but surely replacing tanks across the US and the World. Portable oxygen has evolved from filling tanks and planning your day around how much oxygen you have to turn a battery-powered machine on and going about your day with peace of mind.

These oxygen concentrators have been approved by the FDA and the FAA making traveling with oxygen a breeze. They are battery operated machines that run on both AC power and DC power supplies so you can charge your batteries at home or in your car.

Not only are portable oxygen concentrators convenient in that sense, but they are also much safer and much easier to transport. Portable concentrators have been deemed much safer than tanks because it is a machine that produces its own oxygen rather than having a reservoir of pressurized oxygen. They aren’t flammable and will not blow up if crushed or destroyed as tanks will. Many concentrators come with a traveling cart for portability and some are even small enough to just carry over your shoulder.

These concentrators range from 3lbs to 20lbs with the flow set to meet most oxygen patients’ needs. If you need oxygen and are looking for a concentrator that will fit your needs visit to get more information on FAA approved concentrators.