Purity of oxygen is the biggest difference.
Not ideal but work
The only time they are helpful:
- You only use the generator for ozone saunas or making ozone oil
- You already own one
If you hit both those criteria, great! Ignore the rest. But if you don't, keep reading.
We highly recommend against the use of an oxygen concentrator for these reasons:
- expensive & doesn't save money
Not much to explain here. Typically they are large. There are smaller versions but these are wildly impure, accomplishing perhaps 70% oxygen at best. An oxygen tank is rated for 99.8% oxygen.
Expensive/doesn't save money
An oxygen concentrator of value will cost between $600-$1,000.
An oxygen tank cost about $120 and needs to be refilled 6 months - 1 year. Each refill cost only $20 or so. It would take 20-40 years for an oxygen concentrator to be more valuable. And even at that it would be marginal. Not to mention it would probably need maintenance.
A good oxygen concentrator will produce about 85-95% oxygen if it's really good. Oxygen tanks are 99.8% pure. Impurities in oxygen produces non-pure oxygen/ozone mixtures.
It is more difficult to dial an oxygen concentrator to flow rates like 1/8LPM because they are usually not made to go this slow.
If you still want to use an oxygen concentrator
Make sure you get one that goes to slow flow rates, at least 1/4LPM. If it does not, we have an external attachment you can find here.