A portable oxygen concentrator is used when patients need an increased level of oxygen than what is present in the air. This is very similar to a home oxygen concentrator, which is often huge and bulky, and is difficult to carry around. On the other hand, portable oxygen concentrators are small in size which makes them more convenient for traveling.
There are many portable oxygen concentrators available, but Inogen is probably the best of them. The main reason behind this is that Inogen’s battery life is much more than what other manufacturers offer.
There are many benefits of preferring Inogen over other oxygen concentrators. Some of them are given below.
- Portable: The name does make this advantage obvious, but Inogen devices are even smaller than other portable oxygen concentrators. They do not comprise of any oxygen tanks so the patient need not worry about his tank running short of gas whenever he is not at home.
- Simple to Use: Inogen products can be easily used by anyone from kids to elderly people. There is no need to fill or refill tanks, and the devices operate with just a few button presses.
- Performance: Inogen is known for never compromising on performance and quality, and the same is demonstrated in their products. Despite the small size, each product is capable of producing a large amount of oxygen per pound.
- Battery Life: This has already been discussed, but needs mentioning again. Inogen uses lithium batteries that can last up to 16 hours, whereas other portable oxygen concentrators last only two to three hours. When the battery has been discharged, they can easily be charged through any electrical outlet including the cigarette lighters in cars.
Inogen portable oxygen is available in two models: Inogen One G2 and Inogen One G3. The main features of the two products are pretty much the same. The only significant difference is that Inogen One g3 is smaller than Inogen One g2. In fact, it is almost half the size.