Regularly changing the filters on your DeVilbiss oxygen concentrator helps ensure continued quality performance. Clean filters also provide a clean oxygen supply for your personal health. Filters are just one of the few maintenance updates you need to make on your oxygen concentrator to make it last for years. Follow these simple steps to change your filters.
How Often Should You Change the DeVilbiss 10L Oxygen Concentrator Filters?
The filters of the DeVilbiss 10 liter oxygen concentrator are designed to last for a long period of time with the proper cleaning and maintenance. When it comes time to clean the filter be sure to inspect for wear or damage. In those instances where the filter looks worn, it would be time to change the filter.
How to Clean DeVilbiss 10L Oxygen Concentrator Filter
How often you clean the filter depends on how dusty the environment. Remove the filter from the back of the device. Clean the filter with a mild detergent and water. Rinse in water and dry before reuse. You may notice if you do not clean your filters regularly that there may be reduced airflow, and you may also not be receiving the prescribed oxygen you need.
Tips to Properly Clean and Maintain Drive DeVilbiss 10L Oxygen Concentrators
Be sure to clean and replace the cannula and/or mask, the tubing and the humidifier bottle as recommended by the manufacturer. Be sure to only use DeVilbiss parts when replacing them.
Regular cleaning and maintenance ensures lasting performance of your oxygen concentrator. Use the following maintenance schedule to keep up to date.
|Areas to clean||Recommended cleaning interval||Number of cleaning cycles*||Compatible cleaning method|
|Outer Cabinet||7 days||260||Water, use only a damp cloth|
|Air Filter||7 days||104||Mild dish soap (2 tbsp) warm water (2 cups)|
|Oxygen Outlet Connector||7 days||104||Mild dish soap (2 tbsp) warm water (2 cups)|
*Number of cleaning cycles determined by recommended cleaning interval and expected service life
For more thorough disinfection, especially for patients with contagious diseases or illnesses that makes them vulnerable to infection, a diluted bleach solution is required for cleaning the exterior of the oxygen concentrator. Use a standard 5.25% chlorine bleach mix of one part bleach and four equal parts water with a 10 minute contact time.
- Use disinfectants safely and always read the label and product information before use.
- Always wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when performing this procedure, including suitable gloves and safety glasses. Cover exposed skin on arms to prevent accidental contact with bleach solution that has been applied to the concentrator.
- Dispose of accessories that are not suitable for reuse. This may include the oxygen tubing, tube connectors, nasal cannula and/or mask, oxygen outlet connector, and humidifier bottle.
- Clean the exterior of the concentrator with a clean lint-free cloth. Remove heavy soil with a clean lint-free cloth dampened with water. A soft bristle brush dampened with water can be used to remove stubborn soil. Dry the concentrator using a clean lint-free cloth if water was used to remove soil.
Steps to Change the Filter On DeVilbiss 10L Oxygen Concentrator
Changing the filter on the DeVilbiss 10 liter oxygen concentrator is easy and does not require a technician. You can find the filter on the back of the unit. The Oxygen Concentrator Supplies Shop recommends changing the filter about once a year. Simply remove the damaged or worn filter and replace it with a new one. Only use DeVilbiss filters for replacement.
Because DeVilbiss 10 liter oxygen concentrator filters are designed to last for a year, replacement should not be frequent. Cleaning regularly should also help keep the filter lasting longer.
Where Can I Buy Filters for Drive DeVilbiss 10L Oxygen Concentrator?
You can find filters for the Drive DeVilbiss 10 liter oxygen concentrator at most medical supply stores. You can also shop conveniently online at The Oxygen Concentrator Supplies Shop. Our expert staff can help answer all your questions and assist you with the proper accessories for your oxygen concentrator. Give us a call at 888-941-1688.