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Sequal Eclipse 3: AutoSAT Technology

AutoSAT TechnologyAn oxygen concentrator is used whenever a patient needs a higher level of oxygen than what is present in the atmosphere. Traditional oxygen concentrators are bulky and do not offer convenience and mobility. Therefore, manufacturers have now switched to portable oxygen concentrators that are easy to carry around because of their compact size. Moreover, since portable oxygen is a recent methodology, the devices are based on the latest technology and so are better in terms of performance, reliability and quality than the traditional devices.

Portable oxygen concentrators are manufactured by many companies but the Sequal Eclipse 3 concentrator probably leads them all. It features the autoSAT technology, which has significantly improved its performance. The Sequal portable concentrator also offers many other benefits to its users and is equipped with modern innovative accessories.

Functioning

The all new autoSAT technology maintains a fixed level of oxygen by adjusting the oxygen flow of the device according to the user’s respiratory rate. If the rate increases, the autoSAT also increases the oxygen supply through a servo motor so that the patient gets an uninterrupted delivery of the gas.

Accessories

A number of accessories can be used with Sequal Eclipse 3 to improve its performance and provide more convenience to the patient. The most popular of these are given below.

  • Power Cartridge: This provides power to the device for up to 5 hours. It can easily be charged with the charger that is available with Sequal Eclipse 3.
  • Desktop Charger: This charges the power cartridge or the battery through a Universal Power Plug Set. The total time taken to charge the battery is almost three hours.
  • Travel Kit and Case: These are composed of inner partitions to easily store all accessories and offer a firm grip for the user.
  • Humidifier Adapter Kit: This can be used to attach a humidifier bottle to Sequel Eclipse 3 if required.

References

www.webmd.com/lung/copd-portable-oxygen-therapy

www.sequal.com/

 

Types of Oxygen

There are many types of devices which provide an increased oxygen concentration to a person. The choice of device depends on the amount of oxygen needed.

Oxygen Concentrator

An oxygen concentrator takes up air from the surroundings and separates oxygen from it. This is provided to the patient by means of a nasal cannula. The flow rate can be set with a built in flow meter. An oxygen concentrator is good for people who require long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) because it provides a continuous supply and does not require refilling.

An oxygen concentrator can be plugged into a standard electrical outlet or powered with a battery. Battery powered portable oxygen concentration are easier to use. Portable oxygen concentrators are a convenient form of portable oxygen supply.

Oxygen Bar

An oxygen bar consumes air from the environment and increases the oxygen concentration in it by 30%. This is provided through a headset so that the user does not experience a dried or discomforted nose. An oxygen bar is a great device for individuals who need to be alerted, energized or relaxed. Anyone who is going through stress, does not exercise or has to bear environmental pollution can benefit from this.

Liquid Oxygen

Oxygen changes into a liquid state at extremely low temperatures. When this is warmed, it changes back into a gas, and can be delivered to people. Oxygen in the liquefied state is stored in a vessel, and can also be transferred to portable oxygen cylinders for temporary use. The disadvantage of this method is that tanks must be frequently refilled because liquid oxygen can evaporate.

Compressed Oxygen

Compressed oxygen is stored in a cylinder under high pressure, and provides constant flow. This is used when an occasional supply is needed during physical activities. Compressed oxygen tanks must be handled with extreme care because of the high pressure.