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View Operator’s Manuals and Literature for the LifeChoice Activox and Activox DUO2.

If you need technical documents, please call Customer Service at 1-800-424-0737 (option 2).

Who can use the LifeChoice Activox?

Patients who require supplemental oxygen.

Is the LifeChoice Activox covered by my insurance?

Medicare and most private insurance plans will reimburse for the LifeChoice Activox. To determine if you qualify, please call your local home care provider.

What is Auto Mode?

Auto Mode is a feature of the LifeChoice Activox that detects changes in a patient’s breathing patterns and adjusts the internal breath detection trigger accordingly. In Active-High Mode, the system will provide oxygen to address the short and frequent breath patterns which are typical for a mobile patient. In Sleep-Low Mode, the system utilizes a more sensitive breath detection trigger to identify shallow and prolonged breathing while at rest so patients stay saturated throughout the night.

How is PULSE-WAVE Delivery different than Pulse Dose Delivery?

A PULSE-WAVE Delivery System provides oxygen congruent with a patient’s normal inhalation rate so what is delivered, is received. In contrast, Pulse Dose Delivery is characterized by a strong initial pulse of oxygen delivered at the beginning of the inhalation period. Typically, not all of the oxygen dispersed in this initial strong pulse is received because the rate and flow of the pulse dose exceeds the inhalation rate of the patient. During sleep, this effect is exacerbated further due to a shallow inhalation rate. Furthermore, the breath trigger on many POCs utilizing Pulse Dose Delivery does not function properly during sleep because the patient’s breath is too shallow to be detected.

In addition, PULSE-WAVE Delivery minimizes retrograde airflow so patients report fewer side effects such as nasal irritation and nose bleeds. PULSE-WAVE Delivery and Auto Mode features are the reasons why the LifeChoice Activox can be used as a reliable source of oxygen during sleep unlike other POCs on the market.

How long does the battery last?

Internal battery runtime depends on the model and breath rate.

All of these runtimes are based off of 15 breaths per minute and will vary depending on your oxygen requirements. There is an additional External Battery available (not included in the Standard Package) that offers up to 4.75 hours of additional runtime depending on the model it is being used with.

Setting 1 Setting 2
Setting 3
Setting 4
4L 10.25 hours 8.25 hours 5 hours 4 hours
Pro 12.5 hours 7.25 hours 6.25 hours
Sport 5.5 hours 4 hours 3.25 hours

What maintenance is required for the LifeChoice Activox POC?

Virtually none. The only maintenance required is wiping the intake vent grille with a Q-tip if it appears dirty. With its durable construction, the LifeChoice Activox is designed to give years of worry-free use. Furthermore, the LifeChoice Activox comes with a 3-year limited warranty. See warranty for full details.

Is there a certain nasal cannula that I have to use?

We recommend using a standard 7 foot single lumen nasal cannula or equivalent. We do not recommend using a “low flow” cannula product.

Can I take the LifeChoice Activox POC on an airplane?

Yes. The LifeChoice Activox is FAA-approved for use on commercial flights. Visit our Traveling with Oxygen page where you can find helpful information on preparing to fly with your LifeChoice Activox.

How much electricity does the LifeChoice Activox use?

Very little. The power consumption is equivalent to a 40-watt light bulb.

Is the LifeChoice Activox compatible with all power standards?

Yes, the LifeChoice Activox is compatible with and runs on 110v to 240v and 50 to 60 cycles automatically.

Can I charge the LifeChoice Activox in my car, RV or boat?

Yes, the LifeChoice Activox 4L and Pro come with a 12v DC adapter and charger that can be used in vehicles equipped with a standard US cigarette lighter adapter (CLA) plug.

Where can I get the LifeChoice Activox?

Visit our Local Providers page to find a provider near you or call us at 1.800.220.0977.

What USA government agencies have cleared the LifeChoice Activox for use and sale?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Medicare.

What are the LifeChoice Activox’s FDA indications for use?

The LifeChoice Activox oxygen concentrator is used on a prescriptive basis by patients who are diagnosed as requiring supplemental oxygen. This oxygen concentrator will provide supplemental, high concentration oxygen to these patients. It is not life supporting nor life sustaining. It may be used continuously in a home, institution or travel environment. The LifeChoice Activox is also portable.