Inogen One G3 Maintenance

Portable oxygen concentrators require maintenance and service to ensure they operate correctly. Regular maintenance of your Inogen One G3 will keep the unit performing at the highest level and will extend the life of the unit.

By following these basic maintenance tips, you can rest assured that your Inogen G3 will last for years to come.

Some of the items we cover:

  • How to keep your unit clean and the vents free of debris
  • Handle with care, drops, and bumps can damage important components
  • When not in use store in a cool, dry place
  • Don’t overcharge your batteries
  • Run your unit for at least 10 hours a month
  • Before traveling, make sure the unit is working flawlessly
  • Change your cannula at least once a month
  • Once a month run the unit without the battery
  • Regularly rotate multiple batteries for even use
  • When to call customer care

Routine Maintenance for the Inogen One G3

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About Doug Leister: Doug joined American Medical Sales and Rentals in June of 2018 to continue to improve on our highly rated customer experience. Doug has over ten years of Operations and Customer leadership and is passionate about building a culture designed to deliver an effortless experience. Doug works closely with our oxygen specialists to ensure that our technical knowledge and customer experience provides on our vision "To Make Life with Oxygen Therapy Easier." He was familiar with oxygen before he hit the door as he found us through a family member who is a long time customer and is extensively trained on oxygen therapy products from leading manufacturers such as Inogen, Respironics, Chart, Invacare, ResMed and more. He periodically writes columns to help educate our customers about oxygen therapy and respiratory issues.

19 thoughts on “Inogen One G3 Maintenance”

  • Maria Schmanske

    Very helpful tips. Running without battery is a new one. Rest I've tried to do. Thanks.

  • Robert

    Unit quite often locks up and can't change settings or shut it off. The only way to shut it down and restart it is to remove the battery and then replace it to restart it. This is especially irritating when traveling. Is this a common problem with the G3?

    We live in the mountains and this unit is also necessary when going outside or working in the garage. It is a "necessary" device. to remain mobile -- and is used daily -- despite the fact that regular home concentrator is used while in the home.

    • Margaret Goodman
      Margaret Goodman January 18, 2019 at 8:45 am

      We would love to help you troubleshoot your issue. Please contact our customer care center at 877-303-9289.

  • Richard Grayson
    Richard Grayson January 16, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Very good information on this very helpful unit. Thank you.

  • Roberta Van Scoyk
    Roberta Van Scoyk January 16, 2019 at 5:55 am

    Very informative video. I wish it was made available when I first received my POC.

  • david marshall

    nothing at this time

  • Betty Queen

    I bought the refurbished first then sent it back and bought a new one .at the start I was disappointed cause on a commercial it showed using it at night and in day at home instead of the big home unit that you rent then after that I was told no they will wear out after awhile. I heard reciently that Medicare will pay on these units after you have met your deduction is this True? I would like to have a mother battery as a back up but they are to high . Yesterday it started beeping saying it was hot ,it kept doing this finally had to turn it off and do without the oxygen as we weren't to far from home when we arrived we pulled the cloth cover off and cleaned the filters which there wasn't much in it .Put them back in turned it back on hubby put one of the canisters on wheels in our car for church last night but I didn't need it my little portable worked fine. My is the Inogen 3 goes to 5 they don't make a lighter unit that goes to 6 do they?

    • Margaret Goodman
      Margaret Goodman January 18, 2019 at 9:14 am

      We would be happy to talk with you about your concerns. Please feel free to give us a call at 888-360-9628. We look forward to helping you.

  • Tad Dumas

    I'm so disappointed and want to just give up and live out the rest of my life in a nursing home. I am on my 4th Inogen G3 and it is broke yet again. Medicare will not pay for another one. I have horrible COPD and emphasima, also a nodule on my lung. I now have no Oxygen cause of this problem and constantly in the emergency room cause I can't breathe right. I just want a unit that works right. I deserve to breathe right

  • richard mora

    my dads inogen one g3 onthe firts use outside and the firt uncharge battery does not whants to charge the battery only works plug in. and show on y¿the screen the simbol ofplug in. doe not charge the baterry, we are in veneuela anddoesnot have tecical service here, what can i do??

  • Diana

    Can we get these maintenance schedules and instructions in writing?

  • Patty Robinson

    I love my Inogen G3. I had to have it repaired once when it wouldn't take a plug into the machine, but you repaired it and I haven't had any problems since. Thanks you for the excellent service.

  • Peter Smethurst
    Peter Smethurst February 5, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    The instruction manual for my G3 says you can’t overcharge the battery but your comments on maintenance here say that you can. What’s the correct answer please,

  • Carol Edwards

    Does anyone know a place that can service Inogen One G3 portable oxygen concentrators


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