If you depend on your oxygen concentrator, it is important it will never fail on you. Luckily the Inogen One concentrators are very reliable. Nevertheless we want to give you some tips to extend the lifespan of your concentrator.
Are you taking care of your concentrator?
The Inogen One portable oxygen concentrators are virtually maintenance free. That doesn't mean there's nothing you can do to prolong the lifespan of your concentrator. Here's some advice:
• Use your concentrator regularly! There's no need to spare your Inogen just to avoid getting a lot of hours on the clock. The Inogen One concentrators are made to run 24/7, and will happily do so. Using the concentrator regularly will prevent moist from getting inside the system.
• Clean that filter! Oxygen concentrators constantly suck in fresh air through the filter. After time, depending on the environment the concentrator is used in, the filter will get clogged with dust and other small particles. Simply remove the filter and wash it out with water. Make sure to dry it before putting it back in!
• Are you planning on not using the concentrator for a while? Remove the battery! The concentrator will slowly drain the battery if it's inserted. We advise to store the battery removed from the concentrator, with a 40% charge.