LOX Flasks


LOX flasks are refillable home oxygen therapy portable units designed to provide a source of oxygen to help you get out and about for longer periods of time. The LOX flasks should be filled from the large LOX dewar. All durations listed are approximate and will be affected by your breath rate.

As with all home oxygen therapy equipment, you should become familiar with the parts of the LOX flasks before use.

Travelling with portable LOX flasks

When using the portable LOX flasks in the car, you should:

  • Always drape the portable shoulder strap over the front seat headrest
  • Always open the car windows slightly to keep the car well ventilated
  • Never keep the portable LOX flask in the boot of the car

Note: The green light will show with each breath even if the portable unit is empty.

Type of portable LOX flask: Marathon

Technical Data – Marathon LOX flask
Weight full 2.5kg (5.5lb)
Height 38.1cm (15ins)
Evaporation rate Approximately ⅓ every 12 hours when not used

Flow rate (lpm) Duration
(Demand flow)
Duration
(Continuous flow)
1 17 – 20 hours 10 hours
2 17 – 20 hours 5 hours 30 mins
3 12 hours 30 mins 4 hours
4 8 hours 30 mins 2 hours 45 mins
5 n/a 1 hour 50 mins

If after filling the Marathon LOX flask you are experiencing no flow, it is possible that you have over filled it. Please lay the LOX flask on its back and wait for about one hour for the unit to defrost.

Type of portable LOX flask: Spirit 600

Technical Data – Spirit 600 LOX flask
Weight full 2.54kg (5.6lb)
Height 29.2cm (11.4ins)
Evaporation rate Approximately ¾ every 12 hours when not used

Flow rate (lpm) Duration
(Demand flow)
Duration
(Continuous flow)
1 17 hours n/a
2 17 hours 4 hours
3 12 hours n/a
4 8 hours n/a
5 4 hours n/a

Checking the Spirit 600 LOX flask batteries
The green light on top of the LOX flask will light up with each breath, showing that the LOX flask is delivering oxygen. When the light is red it means the batteries need replacing. The unit will continue to deliver oxygen while the red light shows.

Type of portable LOX flask: Companion T

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Technical Data – Companion T LOX flask
Weight full 3.9kg (8.6lb)
Height 37.2cm (14.6ins)
Capacity 1.25litres (liquid)
1058litres (gaseous)
Evaporation rate Approximately ⅓ in a 12 hour period when not in use

Flow rate (lpm) Duration
(Continuous flow)
1 12 hours
2 8 hours 30 mins
3 6 hours
4 4 hours 15 mins
5 3 hours
6 2 hours 30 mins
8 2 hours
10 1 hour 30 mins
15 50 mins
Type of portable LOX flask: Companion 1000

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Technical Data – Companion 1000 LOX flask
Weight full 3.7kg (8.1lb)
Height 35.3cm (13.9ins)
Capacity 1.25litres (liquid)
1058litres (gaseous)
Evaporation rate Approximately ⅓ in a 12 hour period when not in use

Flow rate (lpm) Duration
(Continuous flow)
1 12 hours
2 8 hours 30 mins
3 6 hours
4 4 hours 15 mins
5 3 hours
6 2 hours 30 mins
Type of portable LOX flask: High flow stroller

Technical Data – High Flow Stroller LOX flask
Weight full 3.6kg (8lb)
Height 33.7cm (13.25ins)
Capacity 1.25litres (liquid)
1026litres (gaseous)
Evaporation rate Approximately ⅛ in a 12 hour period when not in use

Flow rate (lpm) Duration
(Continuous flow)
0.5 32 hours
1 16 hours
2 8 hours
2.5 6 hours 20 mins
3 5 hours 20 mins
4 4 hours
6 2 hours 40 mins
8 2 hours
10 1 hour 40 mins
12 1 hour 20 mins
15 1 hour

    Re-Ordering Oxygen Cylinders, Liquid Oxygen or Consumables

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