If you use a portable oxygen concentrator (POC), you know that the portability of your unit is one of the greatest advantages of using a POC. Still, sometimes there are a few extra accessories you can use to make your portable oxygen concentrator even more convenient for you. Below, let’s look at the oxygen accessories that can make your life on oxygen therapy even easier.
Most people who use portable oxygen concentrators use them because they make getting out and about on oxygen therapy so much easier. For Inogen customers, this is absolutely true because all Inogen One Portable Oxygen Concentrators weigh less than five pounds. Our customers tell us again and again how excited they are to be able to enjoy the freedom of going wherever they need to go, without worrying about running out of oxygen. Depending on the Inogen One model you have, you could have between 2.7 hours of battery life on setting 2 with our Inogen One G4 single battery, up to an impressive 6.5 hours of battery life on setting 2 with our Inogen One G5 single battery. While this is certainly enough battery life to enjoy a variety of different outings without having to recharge, it is helpful to be able to recharge on the go.
If you would like the ability to charge an extra battery while you are using your POC, Inogen offers external battery chargers for each Inogen One model. Each external battery charger allows you to continue to stay active and enjoy what you do, no matter where you are. For example, if you enjoy golf and use the Inogen One G3 Portable Oxygen Concentrator, one fully charged single battery, used on setting 2, should last the full four hours it takes to play a complete round of golf. If you want to enjoy lunch with your golf buddies after the game, no problem. The Inogen One G3 External Battery Charger can charge a fully depleted single G3 battery in 3 hours, so if you charge an extra battery while you play, you will be all ready to switch out the batteries as soon as your round is finished. The same holds true for the Inogen One G4 External Battery Charger and the Inogen One G5 External Battery Charger, both of which will also charge single and double batteries for you, no matter where you go. This is one accessory that helps take your freedom, mobility and independence on oxygen therapy even further. If you purchase a Freedom Package, an external battery charger is the ideal accessory for charging those extra batteries. We also suggest you keep your DC Power Cable with you when you drive, as this is the quickest and most convenient way to charge your battery while you are in the car.
Carrying an Inogen One Portable Oxygen Concentrator is remarkably easy. Simply clip on the carry strap or pop it into the provided carry bag and you are ready to go. However, there may be times when you will need to carry your Inogen One for an extended period of time and you might like a carry option that distributes the weight more evenly on your body. Depending on the Inogen One model you have, there are a variety of options available for carrying your Inogen One for long periods. Whether you will be hiking on vacation, traveling through the airport or spending the day at the park with your family, you have carry options that will meet your needs.
If you will be active and prefer to carry your POC securely on your body, you can take advantage of several options, in addition to the provided carry bag, created just for each Inogen One model. For the Inogen One G5, we created an ultra-lightweight, full size G5 backpack to allow you to carry your POC, and other personal items like a water bottle and a jacket, with you. Carefully designed with padded, adjustable straps, a padded back and a thermoformed shell, this backpack offers stability and protection for your Inogen One G5, while providing modern styling and superb comfort for you no matter where you go.
The Inogen One G4, our smallest POC, can be carried easily in a number of ways, due to its incredibly small size and low weight. In addition to the provided carry strap and carry bag, you can also choose a backpack or hip bag, each designed especially for the Inogen One G4. Like the G5 backpack, the ultra-lightweight, full size G4 backpack offers extra room for the things you need to carry, but provides protection and stability for carrying your POC. The padded, adjustable straps and padded back mean you can carry your Inogen One G4, and whatever else you need, while remaining comfortable. For Inogen One G4 users who prefer to keep their shoulders free, there is the G4 Hip Bag, which offers a trendy, hands-free carry experience for greater mobility, without the fear of damaging your POC. This innovative hip bag comes with twin pockets to allow you to carry your phone, wallet, keys and other personal items with you on one side, and an extra battery on the other. The thermoformed belt is sturdy and secure, and offers padded comfort to the wearer, too.
There is also a full size backpack specifically created for the Inogen One G3 to help you carry your portable oxygen concentrator, and extra accessories, wherever you need to go. The G3 backpack has a main compartment for carrying your Inogen One G3, as well as a lower pocket for carrying any accessories or personal items you may need to bring with you. The adjustable straps allow you to customize the fit for maximum comfort and security as you use your Inogen One G3 on the go.
As convenient and comfortable as a carry bag or backpack may be, there might be times when you would prefer not to carry your portable oxygen concentrator on your body. Inogen One Portable Oxygen Concentrators are incredibly lightweight, but even the lightest weights can begin to feel heavy after a long while. For people who are recovering from a COPD exacerbation, or who do not currently have the ability to carry their POC with them for long periods, we developed a small portable oxygen cart that takes your POC off of your body altogether.
The Inogen One Cart is designed to be used with the Inogen One G3 and Inogen One G5 to help transport your POC easily and comfortably. The sleek black design was created with functionality in mind, with a wide wheel base, thick solid wheels and sturdy support. This small portable oxygen cart rolls smoothly over any number of surfaces, without causing your Inogen One G3 or G5 to wobble out of place. The Inogen One Cart stands upright and secure when you are ready to stop and relax, and because of the careful design, will not tip over in this position. All of the controls for your Inogen One are easily accessible when the unit is placed in the cart. Our small portable oxygen cart is especially helpful if you experience significant fatigue as a result of your breathing condition and find carrying anything to be tiring. With the Inogen One Cart, you can pull your Inogen One comfortably behind you, and stop and rest easily as often as needed.
Fully extended, the Inogen One Cart can be 34 to 41 inches tall, and is always 12.51 inches wide, so it is able to accommodate a number of different heights and builds. And, because this small portable oxygen cart collapses down to be 17.68 inches tall and weighs just 3.25 lbs. on its own, it can easily be tossed in the trunk or grabbed out of the closet whenever it is needed. Just push the handle button to extend or collapse, place your Inogen One G3 or G5 in the appropriate slot, and go.
Whether you are the adventurous type looking to explore the great outdoors, or you are just interested in having more options for getting out and about without worrying about battery life or a tired shoulder from carrying your POC, we have the accessories for you. From external chargers that keep you charged and ready to go for hours on end, to innovative backpacks, a hip bag and a small portable oxygen cart that help keep you moving easily, Inogen is constantly working to create accessories that improve your life on oxygen therapy. Your Inogen One Portable Oxygen Concentrator helps improve your freedom, mobility and independence, but these accessories help make that experience even easier. Consider incorporating some of these accessories to continue to improve your quality of life with your Inogen One. Oxygen. Anytime. Anywhere.