Tips for Improving Inogen One Battery Life
In order to help your portable oxygen concentrator’s lithium-ion battery work as efficiently as possible, it’s important to understand how to use and care for your battery properly. Here are some tips to help you improve your battery life with proper storage and charging habits.
Charging Your Battery
Charging your battery correctly can extend the life of your battery over time, allowing it to charge and hold a charge more effectively.
- Avoid fully discharging your battery as it puts more stress on the battery
- Partial charges and recharges are better; aim for 50% battery life before recharging
- Avoid pushing your battery all the way to 100% every time
- Discharge the battery fully once a month (or every 30-40 uses) to maintain internal estimates of remaining battery time
- Only use the provided chargers and charging cords to ensure that your battery charges efficiently
- Never charge your battery in hot conditions (like a hot car)
Storing Your Battery
Store your portable oxygen concentrator’s battery correctly to avoid damaging it or impacting its ability to hold a charge properly.
- Avoid extreme temperatures whenever possible
- Do not leave your portable oxygen concentrator battery in a hot or cold car, or other location with uncontrolled temperatures
- Avoid storing batteries when they are fully discharged to avoid damage to your battery
- Store your battery with a charge of about 40-50% when possible
- Do not store your battery with it plugged in to a charging station
Quick Battery Life Tips
When in doubt, just remember the following quick tips to keep your battery working its best!
- Extreme temperatures
- Discharging or recharging completely
- Storing batteries on less than 40% charge