Description of the SeQual® - Eclipse Portable Oxygen Concentrator:
The SeQual® - Eclipse Portable Oxygen Concentrator is the only small, lightweight, low maintenance system that provides both continuous flow and pulse dose oxygen therapy consistent with accepted standards of care. The internal auto-recharge power cartridge enables easy movement between AC / DC power outlets without interruption of oxygen therapy. Long lengths of tangled oxygen tubing are no longer needed to move about. The ECLIPSE means extended travel without the fear of running out of oxygen. Just plug the ECLIPSE into your airplane power point (lighter) outlet and go as far and as long as you like. You can take the SeQual® - Eclipse Portable Oxygen Concentrator on airplanes, cruise ships, trains, buses, your car and every other mode of transportation. That's right - In between an AC or DC power outlet? Not a problem! The internal auto-recharge power cartridge keeps the oxygen flowing for up to 5.1 hours depending on your liter flow per minute.
Why does this system ECLIPSE all others? Because it is the only Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) on the market that has both Continuous Flow and Pulse Dose Oxygen options and works in all foreign countries around the wordl! It's a decision you don't have to make. The ECLIPSE is the "Single, Do-It-All Oxygen System" that you've been waiting for!
The SeQual® - Eclipse Portable Oxygen Concentrator leaves all other oxygen systems in the dark!
Special Features of the SeQual® - Eclipse Portable Oxygen Concentrator:
About the size of a flight bag, ECLIPSE can do it all...!
52 watts at 1.0 LPM continuous flow
145 watts at 3.0 LPM continuous flow
45 watts at 1.0 pulse flow setting
95 watts at 6.0 pulse flow setting
Nominal Power Cartridge Operating Time
2.0 hours at 2.0 LPM continuous flow
1.3 hours at 3.0 LPM continuous flow
5.1 hours at 2.0 pulse flow setting, 20 bpm
3.5 hours at 6.0 pulse flow setting, 20 bpm
Power Cartridge Recharge Time:1.4 to 5.0 hours, dependent upon the flow set setting, to achieve 80% capacity from a fully discharged Power Cartridge
Back up Alarm Power: 9 Volt Battery
Oxygen Concentration: Green Light = Normal Operation, Indicator Yellow Light = Warning or Caution, Red Light Flashing = Abnormal Operation
Operating Temperature: 50 F to 104 F (10 C to 40 C) at up to 28 C dew point, non-condensing
Altitude Operating Range: 0 - 13,123 feet (0 - 4000 meters)
Range of Breathing: Up to 25 continuous breaths per minute frequency
Transition to Continuous Flow: Yellow LED alert if no inspiration has been detected after 45 seconds. Switches to Continuous Flow if no inspiration has been detected for 60 seconds and a single beep.
Loss of Power
Low Power Cartridge
Low Therapeutic Oxygen Output
Oxygen Flow Outside Normal Limits
No Inspiration Detected in Pulse Flow
Flow Adjustment Buttons
Continuous Flow / Pulse Dose Buttons
|September 13, 2006
FAA Clears SeQual- Eclipse Portable Concentrator for Takeoff;
Over one million oxygen patients gain new travel options
SAN DIEGO: SeQual Technologies Inc., which develops oxygen systems known worldwide for their reliability, quality, revolutionary design and economy, announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration has approved their portable Eclipse; Oxygen System for use aboard commercial airliners.
The Eclipse is the only portable concentrator on the market that provides continuous flow of up to 3 liters of oxygen per minute. Thus the FAA's approval means that the over 1 million Americans needing continuous flow oxygen therapy now have an all-in-one oxygen concentrator that can be used during travel as well as when they reach their ultimate destination. For me, the bottom line is now I can travel to Germany to visit my grandkids, said Trixie R., an oxygen patient in Carlsbad. Before the Eclipse, I had to arrange for oxygen tanks wherever I was going. Now I just buy a plane ticket and go.
Developed over five years at a cost of $12 million, the Eclipse weighs 17 pounds, has a retractable handle and wheels for mobility, and is about the size of a student's backpack. It was designed to fit easily under standard airplane seats. Prior to the Eclipse, patients needing continuous flow oxygen were required to make arrangements for the delivery of multiple oxygen cylinders or to ship large stationary concentrators to their destination and pay extra fees for oxygen onboard the airplane. In addition to oxygen patients, oxygen providers also stand to benefit from the FAA decision. Now, when we have a patient going on a long trip, we just give them an Eclipse, said Jim K., a provider in upstate New York. The Eclipse gives us a simple solution to what used to be a very complicated logistical problem.
The new Special Federal Aviation egulation (SFAR 106) ruling that allows airline passengers to use their Eclipse onboard becomes effective on September 12, 2006. This is also good news for the airlines because of the light weight, portability and safety of the Eclipse when compared to cylinders, said Jim Bixby, SeQual CEO. The Eclipse runs on battery power and is the only portable concentrator with continuous-flow capability, the standard for long-term oxygen therapy patients. Also, it is much quieter when compared to other concentrators. An important attribute for travelers. Vernon Pertelle, a member of the SeQual board who has more than 20 years experience in the field, most recently as corporate director of respiratory care and HME services at Apria Healthcare, said the approval marks a significant step in improving the quality of life for oxygen patients. They can be un-tethered from old technology and have their therapeutic needs met wherever they go -- from home, to car, to RV, to train or airplane, said Pertelle. They now have a portable with both continuous and pulse flow, integral to meeting their needs.
Gable PR (2006)
Air Canada Jazz
Air Tran Airways
Jet Blue Air
KLM (Royal Dutch)
North America Airlines
Southwest Airlines Airlines
Sun Country Airlines
US Airways Shuttle
US Airways Express
Here are some things to keep in mind the day your flight departs:
enough fully charged batteries with you to power your Eclipse Oxygen System
for the duration of the flight plus a conservative estimate of unanticipated
delays. Call TRAVELO2 to obtain additional Eclipse batteries.
at the airport early. Airport security screening personnel may require extra
time to inspect your Eclipse. NEVER tell Airport Security that your
Eclipse is an oxygen tank! It is a Portable Oxygen Concentrator.
Otherwise, they may not allow you to proceed to your gate!
waiting to board your flight, you may be able to conserve battery power by
using the AC Power Supply to power your Eclipse from an electrical outlet in
the airport terminal.
airlines have power point outlets on their aircraft in various seats inside their
airplanes. You can only ask to be seated in one of those seats when you check
in at the gate. There is no guarantee that they will have one of those seats
available at the time you check in. Most seats in First Class are equipped
with power point outlets.
You must inform the airline you will be using your Eclipse. Always have your physician letter with you and ready for inspection if requested. Never give it to anyone to keep!
If your oxygen prescription states "Continuous Flow" / (CF) and you own and use a 'pulse dose only' portable oxygen concentrator for sleeping, "STOP" using it and "SELL IT" immediately and put the money towards the purchase of a SeQual® - Eclipse.
For your protection, you must not use any product that interferes with your oxygen prescription and the ONLY prescribed Standard of Care around the world for nocturnal / sleeping oxygen is "Continuous Flow" / (CF). Don't put yourself in harm's way! TRAVELO2
Member: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) - United States
Corporate Member: National Home Oxygen Patients Association (NHOPA)
Continuous Flow / CF is the 'ONLY' accredited, acknowledged, endorsed and prescribed STANDARD OF CARE for nocturnal / sleeping oxygen. And ONLY Continuous Flow can be used in conjunction with a Bi-Pap®, C-Pap® or V-Pap® and other similar machines for Sleep Apnea.
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If your oxygen prescription states "Continuous Flow" / (CF) and you own and use a 'pulse dose only' portable oxygen concentrator for sleeping, "STOP" using it and "SELL IT" immediately and put the money towards the purchase of a SeQual® - Eclipse. For your protection, you must not use any product that interferes with your oxygen prescription and the ONLY prescribed Standard of Care around the world for nocturnal / sleeping oxygen is "Continuous Flow" / (CF). Don't put yourself in harm's way!