Can I fill my reservoir now and use it later? Will it hold the oxygen? For how long?

The oxy­gen reser­voirs for the LiveO2 sys­tems are designed to be used while the air sep­a­ra­tor is run­ning. When the reser­voir is full, it is ready for use. If the air sep­a­ra­tor is off, or if the reser­voir is full, the reser­voir is designed to slow­ly release oxy­gen as to avoid dam­ag­ing the reser­voir from stretch­ing or pop­ping, and to ensure the user has opti­mum oxy­gen for a LiveO2 ses­sion. If you have to delay your Live O2 ses­sion for a short time, the reser­voir will main­tain some of the oxy­gen that has been gen­er­at­ed, as the designed defla­tion is slow. If you do want to store air, for LiveO2 sys­tems sim­ply detach the mask from the breather hose and put in the ‘cork’ to pre­vent most of the air from leak­ing out, for LiveO2 AC sys­tems sim­ply set your man­u­al valve switch to the ‘-O2 posi­tion’ to pre­vent most of the air from leak­ing out. For either sys­tem, when you are ready to use your sys­tem, sim­ply turn on your air sep­a­ra­tor and “top off” the reser­voir to full before use. It is rec­om­mend­ed to leave your air sep­a­ra­tor ON while you are using your system.

Oxygen may be stored and retained in the reser­voir for a few hours with­out los­ing a sig­nif­i­cant amount of the oxy­gen from the reser­voir. The reser­voir is lined with a gas vapor bar­ri­er which retains the oxy­gen in the reservoir.

When left for a day, the pres­sure on the sides will cause the reser­voir to deflate through tiny openings.

If your reser­voir remains inflat­ed for longer, the oxy­gen should remain there. That said, our rec­om­men­da­tion is to “top off” the reser­voir by run­ning the air sep­a­ra­tor before use if it’s been sit­ting for more than 12 hours.