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Sandy9s
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USA
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Posted - Oct 03 2020 :  8:33:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know that I have shared this information before. But I thoroughly love my 2 fairly new regulators purchased during the past 8 months or so. I bought 2 of them == one for my rolling cart which contains 1 "D" cylinder; and one for my rolling cart which contains 1 - "C" cylinder. I do not own any stock in these Regulators, but you have to buy them from the maker of Easy Pulse 5+6......the cheap outlets try to only send you the 5 (without the 6). Precision is the maker, I believe.

The "5" means it will go to Pulse 5 (1-2-3-4-5 Pulse).
The "6" means it will go to Continuous 6 (1-2-3-4-5-6).
The dial contains GREEN = Pulse; WHITE = Continuous.
(The cheap regulators have confusing pictures........watch what you buy and receive.)

Anyway -- By having both continuous and pulse in the same regulator, you can judge how long you want your cylinder to last. I put mine on Continuous - 3 for walking into and out of places. I then switch to Pulse - 3 or 4 for sitting in a chair waiting on something.

They are really great Regulators --not cheap.........can't exactly remember how much -- maybe $149 or something like that......brain does not remember. But they are well worth it to help you always keep some oxygen left in your traveling cylinder!

sslei
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Posted - Oct 04 2020 :  6:47:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Sandy9's ,mine has that regulator , but I am thinking about asking the doctor for one of those small tanks you could carry on your back and I might have to buy one for it. I am just a few months younger than you are , I have been going to see if I could find someone getting rid of tanks also, Have had some of the same thing you have had Oxygen going down and heart rate going up and short of breath breathing, my heart rate did not go as high as yours however. Will have my appointment with heart Dr on the 7th first time since I cancelled in the spring.

Sandy Lei
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Jocopd
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USA
245 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2020 :  10:45:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I use those smallish tanks that actually go in a backpack style holder that goes under your arm. Or you can adjust it to go as a backpack or how ever you want. They weigh 3 (three) lbs.

I use the Bonsai regulator cause it has a 4000 PSI gauge which means it can even be used on 3000 PSI cylinders and cause its the one the DME give me!.

The Bonsai also has all the settings mentioned above - pulse or continuous.

I prefer these tanks over my Inogen since I can choose continuous and if I want pulse I do not have to turn it on or off. I hate having to turn my Inogen on for 10 minutes of pulse breathing and then not need it for another 20 minutes but the alarms go off cause its not picking up my breathing.

And the main reason I prefer this set up is because its all free thru my medicare insurance. So I didn't have to buy those regulators.

Although insurance will only give me one regulator they will come out within a few hours if that one goes out.

Remember if your doctor writes the prescription for the oxygen the right way it should say you get a portable set up and a home concentrator.

Your portable is almost always the little under arm tanks with the regulators included. If you have the tanks on the carts you can ask to switch to the smaller ones. Or your doctor can get involved and write it so you get those. They seldom give us Inogens for portable.

And depending on your medicare plan it all may be free or just 20% which would be about $20/month.



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Jocopd
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USA
245 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2020 :  10:47:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh yeah, if you have your own tanks you may have a problem trying to find a company to refill them. None of the DME providers in my city will do it and oxygen supply places say they only deal in welding type oxygen cause the stuff we need has to have certified clean tanks each fill.

But if you have the home unit that fills tanks then that would fix that.
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jmrommes
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Posted - Oct 05 2020 :  12:50:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do the home fill units fill standard B of C tanks? I thought they only filled special tanks made specifically for the home fill units. How long will a home fill tank last one pulse setting of 3?

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gms
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USA
128 Posts

Posted - Oct 05 2020 :  1:01:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jocopd... Thankfully, when I went on oxygen my Doctor asked for and my DME supplied me with a home concentrator, a portable concentrator, two E tanks, a regulator and a cart. They will also fill my personal tanks and charge my insurance for the fill as if it was their own... so I guess I'm lucky, although I am required to pay for hydro-static test on my tanks when they are due.
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Sandy9s
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USA
573 Posts

Posted - Oct 26 2020 :  12:46:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Someone talked about the Bonsai Regulator. Medicare did supply me with a Regulator which only went to 2 Continuous, while also going up several numbers of Pulse. My Easy Pulse + 6 Regulator goes up to 6 Continuous Settings, plus 5 Pulse Settings. I use Continuous 3 or 4 to walk to and from places; when seated, I will go to 3 Pulse Setting.



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MDC
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514 Posts

Posted - Nov 19 2020 :  3:44:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow those are great Sandy!! Mine are the old type, just go to 2 lpm continuous. Found this on ebay, looks like what you are describing.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-MADE-PRECISION-MEDICAL-EASY-PULSE-5-6-OXYGEN-O2-TANK-REGULATOR-EASYPULSE/324375295398?hash=item4b864635a6:g:IHoAAOSw5WVfsUHs

I have the Bonzai also and I like the 2 and 4 lpm continuous. I usually use on 4lpm pulse while walking. They are 6:1 conservers.

These are neat. I have had the Bonzai go bad on me and you can empty an E-tank fast. They just randomly blow a seal and go full blast. I called company and they said yes thats a problem. I asked when they were fixing it. They said they weren't. Anyway I still have one left but I always keep c-tank with precision plus or chad electronic for backup.

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Edited by - MDC on Nov 19 2020 3:45:58 PM
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