If you'd much rather save yourself the money and hassle of having oxygen delivered to your home, then the Invacare Homefill system is what you need. The Homefill system creates its own pure oxygen, and fills a lightweight cylinder that you can carry with you everywhere you go. The base of the Homefill is essentially a stationary oxygen concentrator, in the way that it filters its own oxygen. However, it fills up the portable device instead of you breathing the oxygen straight from the machine itself.
One of the best things about the Homefill systems, is that you can carry around the cylinder without worrying about charging up a battery the way you would with a portable oxygen concentrator
. The cylinders come in four different sizes from M2, ML4, ML6, and M9. The flow settings for each are from 1 to 6.
The M9 cylinder takes around 125 minutes to fill on the Homefill base. No other type of cylinder or tank is compatible with the base, except for the ones that are specifically designed for the Homefill system.
The base itself is small and light enough for you to place it on a table top. It's 20 inches wide by 15 inches tall and 16 inches deep and 33 lbs. When you're not using it, you can store it in a cabinet or on a shelf, but no where near heat or extreme moisture.
The control panel is easy to read and operate, and the hook up to fill a canister is easy to use. The Homefill will alert you when the canister is done filling, but you can leave it on the machine until you are ready to use it. Once the canister is done filling, the machine will stop running and you can safely detach it and be on your way.