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

7 thoughts on “Tips for Improving Inogen One Battery Life”

  1. Avatar Rebecca says:

    This information should be included in the owners manual, as well as the weight of each size battery. It would be nice to find this information easily without scouring the website.

  2. Avatar Robert J Clark says:

    I have 3 batteries for my inogen one , all say fully charged when i have one in the unit but none of the 3 will run the unit when i unplug it. What am i doung wrong

    1. Inogen Inogen says:

      Hi Robert,
      That is really odd. Please call us ASAP at 877-466-4364 so we can sort this out for you. The batteries are meant to give you the freedom to unplug.

  3. Avatar Dan Moreau says:

    I've been having my machine for several years and many times have had questions about something I thought of well the answer to any questions was never able to be found because there is no owners manual or if there is one it is not much of a manual.

    1. Inogen Inogen says:

      Hi Dan,
      Please visit the resources section of our website for the user guides. If your question is still not answered, please feel free to call us at 877-466p-4364.
      Thank you!

  4. Avatar Denise Bezanson says:

    Will it harm the battery if we plug in the G5 and as it is recharging unplug it to walk around the house for 10 – 15 mins and then plug it back in?

    1. Inogen Inogen says:

      HI Denise,
      That should be fine. 🙂

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