Drive DeVilbiss 10L Oxygen Concentrator Review
Drive DeVilbiss 10L Oxygen Concentrator Review
Unlike mobile portable oxygen concentrators, home oxygen concentrators provide patients receiving oxygen therapy at home with a significant amount of oxygen. Oxygen therapy may be used for a variety of ailments, from respiratory problems like COPD, sometimes referred to as smokers’ cough by some, to sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea.
The blood’s typical oxygen concentration is between 95 and 98%. Therefore, adding 90% of supplemental oxygen produced by an oxygen concentrator—would be more than sufficient to maintain the body’s functions at their peak levels. However, not all patients may require high oxygen levels for their care. Some people can manage the diagnosed disease with oxygen levels as low as 87%. As a result, a doctor’s prescription is required to get the right oxygen dosage for the patient.
In general, oxygen therapy may be a bitter-sweet experience. It could be too high or too low. Both ends could be life-threatening. A doctor’s written prescription could save your life if you want to avoid such risks.
Now, let’s get into the review of the DeVilbiss 10-liter oxygen concentrator. It was designed to provide optimal oxygen delivery for its users. As opposed to the older options of oxygen cylinders, home concentrators like the DeVilbiss 10l oxygen concentrator are not only safer but also more effective due to their added features. This is one of the smallest and lightest home units on the market. Let’s take a look at the features.
Features and Benefits of the DeVilbiss 10L Oxygen Concentrator
Oxygen sensing device (OSD): This technology is a standard for DeVilbiss units. It uses a special ultrasound to measure the oxygen purity and output being delivered to the patient, ensuring they are within the recommended levels. This ensures patient safety. If the concentration levels are low, the unit would alert the user.
Compatible with Cylinder transfill systems: This gives the user freedom to refill their home units from the comforts of their homes, eliminating the long wait periods for oxygen deliveries or lack of cylinders.
Size, Weight, and Design
The Drive DeVilbiss 10l oxygen concentrator as earlier mentioned is one of the smallest and lightest units that operate at its capacity. It measures 24.5 inches high, 13.5 inches wide, and 12 inches long and weighs just 42 pounds. Its handles and wheels make movement from one part of the house to another very easy.
Flow settings and Oxygen output
This Drive DeVilbiss oxygen sensing device offers flow settings from 2 to 10 liters per minute. This is a wide range into which most patients on supplemental oxygen fall. So it serves almost all. The unit also provides oxygen concentration levels between 87% and 96%. Of course, what you need would be in your doctor’s prescription.
The Drive DeVilbiss Oxygen Concentrator has several safety mechanisms to ensure patients are safe and the machine keeps working as intended. Alarms would go off when any of the following occurs:
- Low oxygen
- Power failure
- High pressure
- High temperature
- Unit malfunction.
Other safety features worthy of mention:
- Lockable flow meter (Pressure-compensated)
- Recessed humidifier nook – to prevent damage
- Pressure-relief valve and thermal protection on the compressor
- Flame-retardant cabinet
The DeVilbiss 10l oxygen concentrator is built with accessible patient controls, and bright LED lights that come on when the oxygen output is normal, low, or when there is a malfunction with the device. A flow meter is situated in front of the device with an adjustment knob that regulates the flow settings for the DeVilbiss unit as prescribed.
Unfortunately, this 10-liter oxygen concentrator produces 69 decibels of sound when in everyday operations. It is undoubtedly louder than its competitors, but it’s clearly not a debilitating concern if the unit is still in high demand on the market.
The DeVilbiss 10l home oxygen unit utilizes a whopping 639 watts of electricity.
Oxygen outlet pressure
This device delivers high-volume oxygen at a pressure of 19 to 21 pounds per square inch (PSI).
What do we have in the box?
- The Drive DeVilbiss 10L oxygen concentrator
- Oxygen sensor
- Oxygen tubing
- Humidifier bottle
- Cannula with a protected cannula fitting
- User manual
How to Set up your Oxygen Concentrator
- Place your device in the room where you spend the most time next to an electrical outlet.
- Place your oxygen concentrator on a flat surface at least 6 inches (16 cm) away from any walls, drapes, or other anything that can obstruct the appropriate flow of air into and out of the device. To avoid pollutants or fumes, the oxygen concentrator should be placed in a well-ventilated environment. Simply roll or lift the unit over a pathway obstruction by securely holding the handle on top of the device.
- Always make sure the air filter, which is situated on the rear of your machine, is clean before using it.
- Ensure that the proper oxygen accessories are attached to the oxygen outlet. If your physician has prescribed humidification for you, ensure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Completely unplug the power cord from the line cord strap. Plug the device into the wall outlet while making sure the power switch is in the “Off” position. The unit has two layers of insulation to prevent electric shock.
Each component of the DeVilbiss 10 needs to be cared for in specific ways to protect against premature wearing out and malfunction of the unit.
This device comes with a manufacturer’s warranty for 3 years. If a unit goes down, a warranty repair is set up for the unit, and a possible replacement is sent across.
The DeVilbiss 10l oxygen concentrator may be loud and consumes a lot of power, but its compact size, safety features, and flow settings of up to 10 liters are worth it in the end. It is strongly recommended by respiratory specialists for use. Give it a try.