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Nebulizers are used for respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis, asthma and COPD to administer medication in the form of a mist into the lungs. There are various types and the ultrasonic nebulizer is known for offering small, quiet and quick administration of a selective list of suitable medications. The Excelvan portable ultrasonic nebulizer is a small portable version with a built in rechargeable battery.

Product Information

Manufacturer: Excelvan

Price: £35.79

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Included In The Box

  • Nebulizer
  • 2 Masks
  • 2 Mouthpieces
  • Tubing
  • 5 Medicine cups
  • Charger

Design

Ultrasonic Nebulizer

There are three main types of nebulizers: conventional, ultrasonic and vibrating mesh technology (VMT). Conventional nebulizers use an air compressor to create a mist and they are usually bulky and loud, reliable but slow.

An ultrasonic nebulizer vibrates liquid medication at a high frequency to change it into a mist. The heat generated by the vibration makes some nebulized medications unsuitable for use by breaking down the molecules. It is important to check with your care provider whether an ultrasonic nebulizer can be used with your medications before purchasing one. The main advantages of an ultrasonic nebulizer are that it is smaller, lighter and dispenses medication faster and quieter than standard nebulizers as well as being cheaper than a VMT nebulizer.

Vibrating Mesh Technology (VMT) nebulizer systems vibrate medication through a wire mesh, which breaks the molecules into the same size and disperses them as a mist. It has the same advantages, it is portable, lightweight, efficient and quiet and in addition a wider range of medications can be used, but they do cost more.

Portable

The Excelvan ultrasonic nebulizer is lightweight, weighing less than 500 grams, battery operated and highly portable.

Allergy: Latex is used as a component.

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Specification

Capacity of medicine cup: 10 ml
Vessel Capacity: 25ml
Item Weight: less than 500g
Colour: White
Optimised for ambidextrous use

Technical Specification

Ultrasonic frequency: 2.4MHZ
Size of Atomized particle: 0.5-5 micron
Atomization volume 0.375ml/min: 20 mins Timing Automatically
Atomization volume 0.5ml/min: 10 mins Timing Automatically
Operating voltage:DC12V, 2000mA
Input voltage: 100-240V 50/60Hz 0.35A can works in all countries
Battery capacity:1200mAh.
Battery: Integrated rechargeable battery
Power and plug description: Plugs into mains outlet to charge

Requirements

  • Access to main power outlet for charging the battery.
  • Prescribed medication appropriate for an ultrasonic nebulizer.
  • Water (25ml per use)

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Verdict

The Excelvan ultrasonic nebulizer is portable, quiet and efficient, but takes some effort to use. It is one of the cheapest battery operated portable nebulizers on the market.

The main disadvantages are obvious. It is a usable piece of equipment that has worked fine, but as it is a generic model and not manufactured by one of the top brands in the industry and as it does not come with a warranty, I personally would feel safer with a more well-known product. Ultrasonic nebulizers generate heat of up to 30 degrees, making it unsuitable for a range of nebulized medications. It also has to remain in an upright position whilst in use.

The Excelvan ultrasonic nebulizer has worked fine during testing, but I would pay more for a VMT nebulizer made by a top brand if I required a nebulizer for regular use.

The review is based on the Excelvan Ultrasonic Nebulizer kindly provided by WMicroUK.