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Dr. just added O2 therapy
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Been a lookie loo on here since I was diagnosed - a ton of info - and I've learned a lot by reading and thank you all for that. I've been using CPAP for about 100 nights now - never missed one. I am lucky, adapted pretty quickly and wouldn't think about going to sleep w/o machine. However, O2 levels dropping and Dr. added a concentrator at 2L.

Here is the problem, and why I joined - I travel a lot for work. Several people have said to just go w/o on away nights, but man, I really hate to. I can definitely feel a difference.

I'm always in a hotel, so really don't need any battery, but I do need a small unit. Can anyone make a suggestion?
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I assume you're asking about oxygen while away.

You likely have a concentrator at home; and it's about the size of an office shredder. A bit big for travel.

There are battery powered portable concentrators; but they are not intended for continuous flow. They are on demand; breath by breath. Not suited for inducing oxygen into PAP flow.

You might investigate tanks. I'm not suggesting you travel with the tank... But perhaps you could arrange for one at your destination city.
I've never tried it; but it might be possible.
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If my ex's experience is any guide, you do NOT want to travel by air with oxygen tanks (unless you need it all day, every day - she did). The paper-work is horrible.
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Depending on the hotel level, can you check with the hotel concierge services to see what they can arrange or recommend?
                                                                                                                                                                                  
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(01-08-2017, 09:16 PM)justMongo Wrote: I assume you're asking about oxygen while away.

You likely have a concentrator at home; and it's about the size of an office shredder. A bit big for travel.

There are battery powered portable concentrators; but they are not intended for continuous flow. They are on demand; breath by breath. Not suited for inducing oxygen into PAP flow.

You might investigate tanks. I'm not suggesting you travel with the tank... But perhaps you could arrange for one at your destination city.
I've never tried it; but it might be possible.

Correct. I am looking for a portable concentrator. I have found "portable" units that will do continuous - PRICEY!!! I suspect a big part of the cost is the technology to efficiently operate on DC (batteries). I was hoping there might be a smaller home unit as I do not need any batteries, just something smaller than a paper shredder as mentioned above.
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Best line operated concentrator I've found is:
I use this at home.

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#7
The unit I have is a whopping 39 pounds. Your suggestion comes in at 31. Really hoping someone has experience with a portable continuous unit.
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Is it possible to rent an oxygen unit once you arrive at your destination, or make plans ahead for a rental to pick up or be delivered to your hotel?
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(01-09-2017, 08:56 AM)OpalRose Wrote: Is it possible to rent an oxygen unit once you arrive at your destination, or make plans ahead for a rental to pick up or be delivered to your hotel?

No doubt I could, however, my work travel is pretty dynamic. I pretty much need to have with me what I need to survive. Not that I am "roughing it" - I just never know where the day will end.
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What about these Inogen One G3 portable units? They appear to be very light and portable, FAA approved, and can be operated on a AC adapter while supplying O2 and recharging the battery. Not cheap at $2300, but if you have to travel, I would think that is a footprint you would have to consider.

Full disclosure: I know nothing about oxygen concentrators.
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