AirSep FreeStyle 3 Portable Oxygen Concentrator
AirSep is one of the top manufacturers in the industry. They make small, lightweight, and reliable portable oxygen concentrators and the FreeStyle 3 was one of the first portable concentrators under 5 pounds. However, AirSep recently gave the FreeStyle 3 a complete redesign to make some significant improvements to the unit!
Small, Sleek, and Stylish
One of the major upgrades the AirSep FreeStyle 3 received was a completely new look. The new FreeStyle 3 is a vibrant white with nice blue accents. It’s definitely one of the best looking units on the market.
Weighing just 4.9 pounds with the battery installed and standing just 8.6” H x 6.1” W x 3.6 L the AirSep FreeStyle 3 is the perfect size for everyday use. It is light enough to be carried on your walks, to the store, or through the airport and you won’t feel like you’re wasting energy carrying your FreeStyle 3 with you.
The custom carrying case gives you two comfortable and convenient ways to carry your FreeStyle 3; over your shoulder or like a briefcase. Both the shoulder strap and the handle strap are padded for extra comfort. This means you won’t have to deal with the strap digging into your shoulder and you won’t have to constantly adjust your concentrator to be comfortable.
New Battery System
AirSep completely changed the battery system in its FreeStyle line of units. Instead of having an internal battery and an external battery, the FreeStyle 3 now only operates with an external battery.
This simplifies the usability of the FreeStyle 3 A LOT… You only have to worry about one kind of battery, you don’t need extra chargers, and the new battery connects directly into the concentrator so you don’t have to worry about wearing it on your waistband.
Changing batteries on the go is extremely easy with the upgraded battery system. With the push of a button, you can release the battery that is installed in your concentrator and simply slide a new one in place!
The new battery system also gets pretty good battery life! Here is a chart with the expected battery life for the FreeStyle 3:
|Flow Rate||Expected Battery Life|
|1||Up to 6.5 Hours|
|2||Up to 3.5 Hours|
|3||Up to 3.0 Hours|
The FreeStyle 3 carrying case has a special side pocket designed to carry an extra battery. So if you ever need extra battery life or if you want to play it safe you can keep a fully charged battery with you at all times.
Same Simple Operation
The AirSep FreeStyle 3 has been one of the most user-friendly portable oxygen concentrators since it was released years ago. And the new design didn’t change the operation at all. In fact, the new battery system made it even easier!
The FreeStyle 3 control panel is about as simple as they come. It’s equipped with 4 push buttons; one for each flow rate and one to check your remaining battery life.
All you have to do to turn your FreeStyle 3 on is push your desired flow rate and voila, you will begin to receive your oxygen. If you need to change your flow rate, simply push the button with the corresponding flow rate and the FreeStyle will increase or decrease the flow rate.
To check your remaining battery life simply press the battery button. There will be an LED indication system with 4 lights to tell you your remaining battery life.
- 1 Light = 0-25%
- 2 Lights = 26-50%
- 3 Lights = 51-75%
- 4 Lights = 76-100%
And don’t worry, when your FreeStyle 3 is in the custom carrying case you will be able to access your control panel to change flow rates and check your remaining battery life.
Keeping your FreeStyle 3 in working order is not a difficult task. You only have two pieces or required maintenance and they will take you 5 minutes apiece… 10 minutes a week is all it will take for you to maintain your FreeStyle 3.
The most important regular maintenance you will need to do is wash and/or replace your filters once every week or two depending on usage. Even if you don’t use it, you will need to wash the filter to keep your FreeStyle 3 in top shape. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to wash your filter:
- Turn your FreeStyle 3 off
- Remove the oval filter cover on the front of the concentrator to expose your filter
- Remove your sponge filter from your concentrator
- Thoroughly wash filter with warm water and mild soap
- Let your filter air dry
- Inspect your filter for any rips or tears (replace your filter if you find any)
- Put filter back in your FreeStyle 3 and replace the filter cover
The only other maintenance you will be required to do is cleaning your concentrator. Now this isn’t really mandatory, but it will protect you from falling ill, experiencing a COPD exacerbation, and it will keep your machine looking great!
Washing your concentrator is simple, here are step-by-step instructions:
- Turn your FreeStyle 3 off and remove it from the carrying case
- Dampen a cloth with warm water and mild soap (emphasis on damp to prevent water damage)
- Take dampened cloth and wipe down the exterior of your FreeStyle 3
- Wipe it down with a dry towel after you are done
- Take a Q-Tip and wipe down the vents on the front of the concentrator
What Comes With Your FreeStyle 3?
When you purchase a AirSep FreesStyle 3, you're not only getting a portable oxygen concentrator. There are amazing perks that come with the device including one 8-cell external battery the AC and DC universal power supply cables, so you are able to charge your device at home and on the road in the car. You also get the AirSep custom carrying case with convenient shoulder and handle straps. You will also get the tubing, filter, instruction manual all of which you can keep safely inside the AirSep accessory bag. On top of all of the tangible things, you also get a 3 year warranty!
Extra AirSep FreeStyle Accessories:
If you want the capability to charge your AirSep FreeStyle 3 externally, you can purchase the AirSep external battery charger. Or, to make your life with the AirSep FreeStyle 3 even easier with the 8-cell battery kit that comes with an additional 8-cell battery and an AirSep FreeStyle Desktop Battery Charger.
AirSep FreeStyle Specs
6.1"W x 3.6" D x 8.6"H
Pulse Flow Settings 1-3
Up to 3.5 Hours
100-240 VAC, 50/60Hz; 11-16VDC