How does the EverGo™ portable concentrator work (produce oxygen)?
The Respironics EverGo portable concentrator separates oxygen from room air and delivers it through a single lumen cannula. Room air contains approximately 21 percent oxygen and 79 percent nitrogen. By passing the air through a series of molecular, bacterial and dust filters, EverGo removes nitrogen and stores nearly pure (therapeutic) oxygen.
Is the EverGo portable concentrator right for me?
Only you and your doctor can determine if EverGo is the right oxygen concentrator for you. If you are active and require a highly portable source of oxygen, EverGo is ideal.
What does the EverGo portable oxygen concentrator weigh?
9.9 lbs (4.5 kg) with 2 batteries and carrying case
8.5 lbs (3.8 kg) with 1 battery and carrying case
How long can the EverGo oxygen concentrator operate on battery power?
Its two rechargeable batteries provide up to 8 hours of oxygen while operating at a typical patient setting of two (20 breaths per minute). See the chart below.
|1 (12 milliliters)
|2 (23 milliliters)
|3 (35 milliliters)
|4 (47 milliliters)
|5 (60 milliliters)
|6 (72 milliliters)
What is EverGo’s oxygen producing capability?
EverGo can deliver a maximum of 1050 ml/min. That is more oxygen per minute than any other portable concentrator available.
What size is EverGo?
It is about the size of a camera bag
12" L x 6" W x 8.5" H
(30.5 cm L x 15.25 cm W x 21.6 cm H)
Can I use the EverGo oxygen concentrator while I sleep?
Your doctor can determine whether or not the EverGo portable concentrator is appropriate for you while you sleep. An overnight pulse oximetry test may be necessary to measure your oxygen saturation level while using EverGo at night.
Can I use the EverGo portable concentrator when I travel?
EverGo is ideal for people who enjoy traveling and rely upon oxygen therapy. EverGo operates from a wall outlet (AC power), an automobile charger (DC power), or its internal rechargeable batteries, two lithium ion batteries similar to the type used in laptop computers. The device has been cleared for air travel by the FAA. Because airline policies for traveling with an oxygen concentrator vary, you need to check with your airline before flying with the EverGo oxygen concentrator.
Which airlines permit the use of the EverGo portable oxygen concentrator?
Since May 2009, all U.S. Airlines must accept all FAA approved portable oxygen concentrators. You will need to check your airline for international flights.