It depends on the oxygen tank you have.
You have to get the oxygen tank filled locally because oxygen tanks cannot be shipped full, they must be empty. It usually cost about $115 to purchase an oxygen tank and get it filled. It typically cost $15-$20 to get it filled.
1. Determine Oxygen Tank for Use:
- 870 Medical oxygen tanks, requires a prescription from your doctor (recommended)
- 540 Industrial oxygen tanks, can be purchased at welding supply, Airgas, or Praxair
- AUS/UK Bullnose oxygen tank is required
- Europe A DIN oxygen tank is required
For locating medical oxygen, Google this term:
- Medical oxygen supply
For locating industrial oxygen, you can Google these terms:
- Industrial oxygen suppliers
- Welding suppliers
An 870 Medical Oxygen Tank requires a prescription first. Once you have a prescription you can go to a local home-care pharmacy and to get an 870 Medical oxygen tank. Ask for a size between 20-40 cu/ft. We suggest the 870 Medical Tank.
A 540 Industrial Oxygen Tank does not require a prescription. You can find these at companies such as AirGas or Praxair. Simply request a new tank between 20-40 cu/ft. Ask for 99% pure oxygen in your tank from an industrial supplier. Industrial oxygen suppliers will refuse to serve you if you are using it for a medical purpose.
You get tanks as small as you need, so size shouldn't be an issue.
Some locations, especially industrial, will make you swap out oxygen tanks. If you do not want to swap, call the location ahead of time and check.
2. Buy appropriate regulator:
To operate the ozone generators, you need a pediatric regulator or the Ozone+ regulator. Keep in mind, the Ozonette and Stratus 3.0 come with a regulator.
- 870 Medical oxygen tanks take use an 870 regulator (Ozone+ or standard pediatric)
- 540 Industrial oxygen tanks use a 540 regulator (Ozone+ or standard pediatric)
- Bullnose oxygen tanks (UK/AUS) use a bullnose regulator
- DIN Oxygen Tanks (EU) use a DIN regulator)
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.