Home Fill Oxygen Concentrator

Home Fill Oxygen Concentrator
AA Medical Equipment Company
Home Fill Oxygen Concentrator
NOTE: These instructions for the Home Fill System are to be distributed with the ‘Concentrator & Cylinders’
Instructions.
What is a home fill system?
The HomeFill(TM) home oxygen system allows patients to fill their own
high-pressure cylinders from a concentrator. The ability to fill their own
cylinders gives ambulatory patients greater independence and freedom
from oxygen deliveries.
How does a home fill system work?
The HomeFill is a multi-stage pump that simply and safely compresses
oxygen from a specifically designed Invacare Platinum concentrator into
custom portable oxygen cylinders in sizes M2, ML4, ML6, M6, M9(C) and
D.
DANGER
NEVER oil or lubricate the compressor coupler or bottle fittings.
NEVER use any penetrating oil or lubricant such as WD40 or 3 in
One. If connection difficulty is experienced verify that the bottle
fitting is being inserted straight down into the compressor coupler.
If continued difficulty is experienced contact us for assistance.
Use extreme care when handling and filling an oxygen cylinder. Full oxygen cylinders are under pressure and can
become a projectile if dropped or mishandled. DO NOT store filled oxygen cylinders near a furnace, hot water tank, in
the trunk of a car or other high temperature area. Storage in areas such as this can result in bursting of the cylinder or
fire.
Compressor Operation Checklist
Each time the HomeFill Compressor is used to fill a cylinder, complete the following checklist:
Ensure the concentrator has been ON for at least thirty minutes. Refer to the concentrator Owner’s Manual.
Perform the prefill inspection on the cylinder.
Connect the cylinder to the compressor.
Push the compressor power switch to the ON ( ) position.
Examine the indicator lights on the control panel.
Disconnect and remove the full cylinder.
Push the compressor power switch to the Off (O) position.
If filling another cylinder, repeat this checklist.
Pre-Fill Inspection of the Cylinder:
1. Examine the outside of the cylinder for the following conditions, and replace the cylinder if they
exist:
• Dents or dings
• Arc burns
• Oil or grease
• Any other signs of damage that might cause a cylinder to be unacceptable or unsafe for
use.
2. Examine the cylinder for evidence of fire or thermal damage. Evidence includes charring or
blistering of the paint, or other protective coating or heat sensitive indicator. If fire or thermal
damage is found, replace the cylinder.
3. Inspect the cylinder/regulator assembly for the following and replace if found:
• Debris, oil or grease
• Noticeable signs of damage
• Signs of corrosion inside the valve
• Signs of excessive heat or fire damage
Connecting/Disconnecting the Cylinder to/from the Compressor
1. Examine the cylinder gauge. If the cylinder pressure is less than 1500 psig, proceed to STEP 2. If the cylinder
pressure is greater than 1500 psig, DO NOT attempt to top off this cylinder. It may not fill.
2. Set the regulator flow dial on the cylinder to OFF.
3. Remove the cylinder and connector fill port covers (if present).
4. Momentarily push DOWN on the outer ring (sleeve) of the connector fill port until GREEN dots are visible to
reset the connector.
NOTE: If the outer ring (sleeve) is in the UP position (GREEN dots not visible), the connector fill port will not
be able to accept the cylinder fill port. Pushing DOWN momentarily will reset the connector fill port (GREEN
dots visible) to accept the cylinder fill port.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Grasp the cylinder in the area behind the cylinder fill port
Position the cylinder in the compressor cradle
Align the cylinder fill port with the connector fill port
Pull UP on the outer ring (sleeve) of the connector fill port while pushing DOWN on the cylinder to couple the
cylinder fill port into the connector fill port
NOTE: The cylinder is properly connected when an audible “click” is heard.
Cylinder Fill Times
NOTE: Filling times are approximate and may vary depending on environmental conditions.
Cylinder
Type
Height Wt
(base to (lbs)
valve)
Capacity Approx.
(in liters) fill time
Duration in hours at 20 breaths per
minute
1
2
3
4
CF*
M6 (B)
11.5
4.2
164
75 min
M9 (C)
11
5.4
255
125 min
D
16.5
6.5
419
3.5 hrs.
9h
12m
14h
12m
23h
4h
54m
7h
36m
12h
30m
3h
36m
4h
30m
7h
18m
2h
54m
3h
54m
6h
24m
1h
24m
2h
3h
18m
*Continuous Flow is factory-set 2 LPM
Disconnecting the Cylinder from the Compressor
1. Press the compressor power switch to the OFF (O) position.
2. Grasp the cylinder in the area behind the cylinder fill port.
3. With the other hand, grasp the outer ring (sleeve) of the connector fill port and push DOWN.
4. Lift up on the cylinder to remove from the connector fill port.
5. When the cylinder fill port is disconnected from the connector fill port, release the outer ring (sleeve) of the
connector fill port and use two hands to remove the cylinder from the compressor cradle.
WARNING: The fill port cover on the connector fill port and the cylinder fill port MUST be replaced after filling and
whenever not in use. If either of the fill port covers are missing contact us before using.
6. Place the fill port covers onto the connector fill port and cylinder fill port.
7. Examine the cylinder gauge to ensure cylinder is full (needle pointing into GREEN area). If the cylinder is not full,
perform the following:
A. Repeat Connecting the Cylinder to the Compressor.
B. If cylinder is not full after second attempt to fill, contact us.
Turning the Compressor On
1. Make sure the concentrator is ON.
CAUTION
1. The concentrator flow rate to the patient MUST be set at maximum: 3 L/min or less for Platinum 5, XL, and
Perfecto2 and 5 L/min for Platinum 10. Otherwise, the oxygen level to the compressor will be <90% and the
compressor will not fill the cylinder.
2. Set the concentrator flow rate to the patient to 3 L/min or less for Platinum 5, XL, and Perfecto2 and 5 L/min for
Platinum 10. Refer to the concentrator Owner’s Manual.
3. Make sure the cylinder is connected to the compressor.
4. Push the power switch on the control panel to the ON position.
5. Examine the control panel. The following sequence of events should occur:
A. 0 3 minutes The O2 below Normal (YELLOW) light will be lit while the compressor warms up.
B. After three minutes The FILLING (GREEN) light will be on while the cylinder is filling.
C. The FULL (GREEN) light will be on when the cylinder is finished filling. Proceed to STEP 6.
6. Remove the full cylinder. Refer to Disconnecting the Cylinder from the Compressor.
7. Push the power switch to the Off (O) position.
NOTE: The O2 BELOW NORMAL (YELLOW) light may come on if the oxygen level from the concentrator has not yet
reached or drops below 90%.
The compressor will begin or resume filling when the oxygen level reaches 90%.
Troubleshooting
PROBLEM SOLUTION
No indicator lights on when compressor
turned on.
RED Light ON
Compressor cycles ON and Off
Or O2 BELOW NORMAL
(YELLOW) and FILLING (GREEN) lights
are alternating
Or O2 BELOW NORMAL (YELLOW)
light goes On and Off
O2 BELOW NORMAL
(YELLOW) light stays On
Fill times exceed maximum as
recommended fill times OR GREEN
filling light stays On.
Excessive noise when compressor is
On
Hissing sound from Regulator
when flow selector is Off
Regulator is On but O2 is
not being delivered
PROBLEM SOLUTION
1. Turn compressor Off.
2. Check that power cord is properly plugged into compressor and wall
outlet.
3. Turn the compressor On.
4. Clean air filters.
5. If performing STEPS 1-4 does not cause any indicator lights to come on,
contact Us
1. Check the cylinder gauge to see if it is FULL:
• Cylinder full - Remove the cylinder and turn the unit Off. Perform the
Cylinder Prefill Inspection with a cylinder that is NOT FULL.
• Cylinder not full - Proceed to STEP 2.
2. Check that the cylinder is connected properly.
3. Turn the compressor Off.
4. Remove the cylinder and reinstall.
5. Turn the compressor On. If cylinder is not full and is connected properly,
the compressor may have internal failure. Contact Us
1. Check the concentrator liter flow setting is at 3 L/min or less. If
necessary, adjust the liter flow setting. Wait at least 20 minutes for the
GREEN light to appear. If it
does not appear, proceed to STEP 2.
2. The concentrator may need service, contact Us.
1. Ensure the concentrator has warmed up for at least 20 minutes. If it has
not been 20 minutes, turn the compressor Off until the concentrator warms
up. If the YELLOW light still remains on proceed to STEP 2.
2. Inspect the connection between the compressor and the concentrator for
damage or pinching.
• If damaged, replace.
• If pinched, straighten tubing. Turn the compressor Off for at least 10
seconds. Turn the compressor On. If the YELLOW light still remains on
after 10 minutes, proceed to STEP 3.
3. The concentrator may need service, contact Us.
1. Ensure the cylinder regulator is set to Off.
2. Check that the cylinder is connected properly.
Turn the compressor Off. Remove the cylinder and reinstall. Turn the
compressor ON.
3. Check the compressor/concentrator line for proper connection and/or
damage (i.e. - leaks or kinks).
4. Check the concentrator liter flow setting is at three L/min or less. If
necessary, adjust the liter flow setting. If the GREEN filling light does not go
Off, the compressor and/or concentrator may need service. Contact Us.
Call Us
1. Turn flow selector Off.
2. If hissing sounds continue, call Us
1. Refill cylinder
2. Check that cannula is straight and not pinched. If damaged, replace.
3. Call Us
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