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Old 02-12-2016, 01:43 PM   #1
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Question Traveling with Oxygen Generator and Tanks ?

WE are in the MH and 1200 miles from home base. The DW was in the hospital for 10 days and was discharged with oxygen. I know I shouldn't have read the instructions and warning but I did !!! Of course it says no flames !!!!

So the questions are - Is anyone else traveling with an oxygen concentrator and tanks ? Need to know what I can and can't use inside the MH.

Can I use the gas stove top and oven or NO NO NO ??

We have electric heat as long as it's not really cold ?

Then there is providing 120v to the concentrator ? Right now we are parked, full hook up, awaiting release from the doctor to travel but when we head out, do I run the generator or will the inverter work for the concentrator ?

Please if anyone has experience with this issue please provide input. Need to know what I don't know !!!

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Old 02-12-2016, 02:44 PM   #2
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Oxygen is not flammable but it will support combustion. You can use the stove and the oven. She should run the cannula over the ears and behind her when near the stove. (Run the fan). It is not recommended to use electric blankets, O2 can concentrate under the covers and the control unit can spark as it cycles.
We used a ceramic heater but not right next to the bed, and left a vent slightly open. No smoking in the RV..
Concentrators usually require 115 volts, they will run on the inverter if it has enough power (watts) and almost always it has to have a full sine wave output. The modified sine wave does not do well with electronics or motors.
Whoever supplies your equipment will probably also provide a portable O2 bottle and a demand regulator that will give a few hours of 02 for walking around, shopping etc.
There are small portable 12 volt or battery powered concentrators on the market but they are not usually covered by insurance
We eventually purchased a Sequal Eclipse concentrator, operates on 115volt, 12vdc and on it's on internal battery,very convenient. There are many units with these features. Really shop carefully, new equipment is available for about 1/3 less than MSRP.

Hope this helps

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Old 02-12-2016, 02:54 PM   #3
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I don't have tanks. However I do use an oxygen concentrator as part of my Apnea treatment. I don't do anything special about it. It is at a 2 liter flow so it is very minimal.
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Old 02-12-2016, 07:56 PM   #4
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X2 Hooligan! Oxygen is not flammable despite seeing signs in hospitals and elsewhere to the contrary. To be otherwise would mean the air you breath will burn too. Oxygen is a oxidizer, which means it will increase the burn rate of an already burning material. Even OSHA fails on the side of ignorance.
That does not mean an oxygen user can ignore warnings. It's all in that NFPA website.
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Old 02-12-2016, 11:11 PM   #5
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My DW uses oxygen. We carry a light duty concentrator that she plugs in at night and runs the hose to the bedroom. We also carry several "B" cylinders that she uses when out and about. We have traveled this way for 15 years with no problems whatsoever.
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