The Philips Respironics Millennium M10 Oxygen Concentrator is a high flow device, with the ability to deliver up to 10 liters of supplemental oxygen per minute. This device is the perfect solution for patients that require greater therapy support. Regular maintenance of the Millennium ensures lasting mechanical performance and consistent quality in oxygen therapy.
How Often Should You Change the Filter on a Millennium M10 Oxygen Concentrator?
Changing the filter on your Millennium is one of the fundamental best practices for maintenance. You should change the filter as needed based on visual inspection. Conduct your inspection when you perform your weekly cleaning of the filter. Keep a supply of intake filters so that you can change your filter as needed once you spot any damage. Intake filters can be purchased in multi-packs, so you always have a filter ready when one needs to be replaced.
What Does the Intake Filter of the Millennium M10 Do?
The intake filter plays an important role in the purity of your oxygen supply. A clean and undamaged intake filter removes airborne particles such as dust and debris from the pure oxygen flow. The intake filter ensures a higher purity of your oxygen. Often when oxygen purity levels decline, it is because the filter is dirty or damaged. The intake filters are reusable so they can be washed and replaced in the cabinet. Intake filters should only be replaced when damaged.
What Happens if the Intake Filter is Not Changed?
A neglected filter can cause noticeable issues with your oxygen concentrator. A damaged intake filter can reduce the oxygen purity levels as dust and debris can interfere with your pure oxygen. Pressure and pulse settings may also be reduced because a filter is dirty and is obstructing the normal flow of oxygen.
How To Clean Respironics Millennium M10 Oxygen Concentrator Filters
Cleaning the Respironics Millennium intake filter should be done weekly. A clean intake filter will help insure a clean oxygen supply.
- Remove the filter cap.
- Remove the filter from cabinet.
- Check to see if the filter has any damage and needs replacing.
- If undamaged, remove the filter and wash in warm water with a mild detergent.
- Wring out excess water from the filter after cleaning and allow to air dry. The filter must be completely dry before reinstallation. A damp filter may cause issues with your oxygen concentrator.
- Insert the clean filter in the cabinet and put the filter cap back on.
How to Remove the Respironics Millennium M10 Oxygen Concentrator Filter
To remove the intake filter, look for the filter cap on the side of the Millennium M10. Take off the filter cap. The intake filter should be clearly visible. Slide out the intake filter. Check the filter for damage such as tears or holes that would allow airborne debris to pass into your oxygen supply. Even a tiny hole can allow microscopic dust and dirt particles to pass through. So, inspecting your intake filter visually is important when you conduct your weekly cleaning.
Never try to stretch the use of intake filters to save money. A damaged filter will compromise your oxygen therapy. You can find replacement intake filters in a 6-pack so you have available filters for changing.
Steps to Change the Filter On Respironics Millennium M10 Oxygen Concentrator
Changing your intake filter is an easy process that does not require any tools or special technical know-how. Be sure to conduct an inspection of your filter quality during your weekly cleaning.
- Remove the filter cap (find it on the side of the oxygen concentrator).
- Remove the filter from cabinet.
- Check to see if the filter has any damage and needs replacing (look for any holes or tears in the filter)/
- If damaged, remove the filter and install a new one.
Only use intake filters specifically for the Respironics Millennium M10 oxygen concentrator. Other filters will not work or fit in the unit.
Where Can I Buy Philips Respironics Millennium M10 Oxygen Concentrator?
Most medical supply stores offer the Respironics Millennium M10 oxygen concentrator and essential supplies like filters. You can also search online for replacement filters from the comfort of your own home. Find replacement filters at The Oxygen Concentrator Supplies Shop. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to answer any questions and help you with filter replacement. Give us a call at 888-941-1688.