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The Mountain High EDS Pulse-Demand devices have precision micro-electronic circuits that automatically adjust the volume of each oxygen pulse according to pressure altitude. Increases in altitude are compensated with pulses of greater volume. The EDS unit can be set to a mode where it will not deliver oxygen below pressure altitudes of either 5,000 or 10,000 ft., saving oxygen below altitudes where it is not needed. It can be set to another mode where it delivers oxygen at all pressure altitudes. Both modes provide the same amount of oxygen for a given altitude and automatically track altitude changes. In addition, there are four additional modes to accommodate face masks or users who need extra oxygen. There are no scales to observe or knobs to turn as you climb or descend. Adjusting for climb or descent is not needed because the EDS unit has a built in barometer and responds automatically to pressure altitude.
When you’re flying, don’t you have more important things to do than adjust your oxygen flow during altitude changes?
By providing a measured pulse of oxygen every time you breathe in, the EDS unit supplies the oxygen you need to stay alert and comfortable while flying. In contrast to constant flow systems, the EDS unit provides a short pulse of oxygen as you inhale, ensuring that your oxygen is used most efficiently. Efficient oxygen delivery means you can fly further on a single oxygen tank. It also makes it more feasible to enjoy the advantages of oxygen while flying below the altitudes where oxygen is mandated– that can mean fewer headaches, increased alertness, and feeling less exhausted when you reach your destination. Your actual oxygen usage will be determined by your breathing rate and physiological needs at altitude.
The programmability of the EDS unit means that you can “set it and forget it”. By automatically detecting your pressure altitude with the built in barometer, the EDS unit can be set to start providing oxygen immediately or at a specified altitude and will automatically adjust the oxygen flow as your altitude changes.
The low-pressure service line is a high quality polyurethane line that is kink-resistant and flexible under varying temperatures. The cannula, face mask and service line connect to the EDS unit via color-coded "Quick-Connects" providing an air-tight fitting by hand. These fittings can be connected and disconnected many times.