Oxygen Concentrator buying - Consumer info
2. Buy the '90%±3%' concentration output, NOT '30-90±3%'. Very very important.
3. Do NOT buy Dedakj (not for COVID!) & Philips 3ltr (pretty useless). Go for Airsep or Philips 5L — both work.
4. Certification matters.
5. Concentrator shouldn't be less than 15kg–lightweight ones can't provide oxygen at the required flow rate for those with high dependency on oxygen.
6. If you're using US oxygen concentrators, they're only 110V. You will need a transformer to step it up to 230V.
7. Please please watch out for this: sellers can try to fool you with high prices by highlighting '5 ltr', '8 ltr', '10 ltr' flow rates. THIS IS NOT ENOUGH. Ensure output of 90%(±3%) concentration of oxygen. This high percentage really is the need of the hour.
8. Lastly, concentrators that do not fulfil these conditions are less ideal for Covid cases. But, if there is no other option, other concentrators can still save lives by providing patients the necessary relief — so please purchase them if all else fails
9. Final note on prices; this is important: do NOT assume that more expensive means better quality. Many cheap concentrators can be good and expensive ones can be rubbish. Refer to all the above notes and ensure they are met. Concentrators usually cost between Rs. 40K-90K. more