Concentrator Batteries

  • Useful Accessories for the Inogen One G3

    When searching for an oxygen concentrator, it’s important to consider whether or not you’ll need a portable machine. If you’re planning on traveling or carrying your oxygen with you, a portable oxygen concentrator is lighter than other models, plus you don’t have to carry extra tanks of oxygen. Something else to research is what types of accessories you can buy to accompany the oxygen machine.

    At Oxygen Concentrator Store, the Inogen One G3 is a top-selling portable oxygen concentrator. It’s a pulse dose model and is one of the lightest models out there. With the 8-cell (small) battery, this oxygen machine is less than five pounds in weight, and it can last an average of four hours on setting two. It’s a very quiet machine, with a noise level of fewer than 40 decibels. Besides the convenience of this oxygen concentrator, it also comes with many accessories to make carrying it a little easier.

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  • Powering Your POC in the Air: An Overview of Flying with Oxygen

    One of the greatest benefits that oxygen concentrators give oxygen therapy patients is the freedom to travel, unlike in the earlier days of oxygen tanks. Standard oxygen tanks are not allowed on airlines according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, restricting the ability for those users to travel.

    In May 2009, however, oxygen therapy patients were finally allowed to take off: certain portable oxygen concentrators, approved by the FAA for airline travel, are permitted to be taken on the airplane in the cabin. Not all portable concentrators are permitted, but the list of approved POCs is extensive. Some of our most popular FAA approved portable oxygen concentrators are listed here:

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  • Travel Season and the Need for Extra Batteries

    It's that time of year again, when we all start to feel especially restless after a long and hard winter. You've been stuck indoors, dreaming of wide open spaces, being out in nature, and making plans for where you would like go that you've never been to before. Even if you all you are doing is visiting family a few towns away, it's extremely important to be sure that you have plenty of battery life to power your portable oxygen concentrator, and then some.

    Why are extra batteries so important?

    It's true that not all portable models can be used safely in a motor vehicle, on all of the settings. You will need to check with the owners manual that came with your specific model to see if this is the case, if you're not sure, before deciding to take a long road trip. For example, the SeQual Eclipse 3 and its previous Eclipse model cannot be charged and ran at the same time, but the Eclipse 5 and the new Equinox can be charged and ran at the same time, safely and on any setting.

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  • Introducing the New AirSep External Battery

    The AirSep brand is truly a marvel in the oxygen concentrator market. They've made some of the best portable and stationary oxygen concentrators around, as well as some of the smallest and most convenient accessories to go along with them. AirSep has done it again with the brand new AirSep External Battery, a great alternative for adding more battery life to your AirSep Portable Concentrators.

    The AirSep External Battery is only 1 lb, and is smaller and easier to transport. You can even hide it under your shirt, clipped to the waist of your pants or the edge of your pants pocket. Previously, those who wanted supplemental battery life for their AirSep portable concentrator, had the option of getting the AirSep AirBelt. The AirBelt weighs 2 lbs, and is worn around the waist, with the ability to be plugged into the concentrator.

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  • The Importance of Extra Batteries – Spring Battery Sale!

    At some point in your portable oxygen concentrator use, you will either need to replace the batteries you already have, or you will find yourself needing at least one extra battery. Batteries do have a shelf life, even among the most powerful and most long lasting portable oxygen concentrator batteries.

    It's extremely important for your batteries to be in good working order, and for you to have enough to last as long as you need. This is one big reason why we are holding a big Spring sale on EverGo, SimplyGo and Sequal Eclipse batteries! When you buy one, you can get another one at half price.

    The EverGo, SimplyGo and Sequal Eclipse are a few of our most popular portable oxygen concentrators that use external batteries to power them. They, along with a few other brands that we carry, can also be charged with a handy external battery charger.

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  • Used Portable Oxygen Concentrator Batteries

    Not only are you taking advantage of a great deal with one of our used portable oxygen concentrators, but we also offer some gently used concentrator batteries for various models. It's always a good idea to take every opportunity you can to stock up on spare batteries.

    Having more batteries means you have even more time with 100% mobility while receiving your oxygen therapy. That means more time to explore new places while traveling, and more time to go shopping, out on a date, or hanging out with friends. More batteries, means more freedom.

    Even though batteries begin to degrade and lose some of their power over time, it takes a pretty long time before most portable oxygen concentrator batteries are so old and used that they become useless and need to be replaced. For example, it takes 500 power cycles before the Eclipse 3 battery degrades so much that it becomes noticeable. A power cycle is when you charge a battery and deplete it. When you charge it up again, you've started the next power cycle.

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  • The Importance of Extra Batteries

    The whole point of having a portable oxygen concentrator, is to be able to move about wherever you want to go, without having to be plugged into something stationary. What makes this possible is how small and light your concentrator is, and its ability to run on a battery. The only problem with batteries, is eventually they drain and you will need to recharge it from a power source before being 100% mobile again.

    You can avoid the hassle of rushing to get to a power source in time to charge your concentrator battery, by having a few extra batteries. All it takes then, is some planning ahead before you leave the house, to have a few batteries charged up and ready to use in your concentrator when the first battery is depleted.

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  • How to Care For and Maintain Your Concentrator Batteries

    Did you know that one of the most important aspects of caring for your oxygen concentrator is properly maintaining the batteries? These important power sources allow your unit to run and if not cared for correctly you risk your unit not working properly, batteries draining far too quickly, or in many cases, your batteries no longer holding a charge!

    Luckily, there are easy steps you can take to care for and get the longest life out of your concentrator batteries. Keep reading below for more!
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  • What is the process for disposing of lithium ion batteries?

    Lithium ion batteries are recyclable and should be recycled to be properly disposed. There are many popular retailers that will collect and recycle lithium ion batteries for you so that you can do your part in helping the environment by keeping batteries out of landfills.

    1) Identify and gather all lithium ion batteries to be disposed. Lithium ion batteries are rechargeable batteries, and are typically used in cell phones, laptops, cordless power tools and digital cameras.

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  • How Many Batteries do I need on my Flight?

    Over the past several months, the NHOPA Executive Office has received many inquiries concerning the number of POC batteries that are needed for specific airline travel. For example, one individual was trying to schedule a flight from Fairbanks, Alaska to Atlanta, Georgia to visit close friends. Another individual was planning a business trip from Portland, Oregon to New York City.

    From our research on POC batteries, we found that the general rule of thumb is to plan for one and one half -times the length of the flight including layovers. For example, if you book a five hour non-stop flight you will need approximately 7.5 hours of batteries.

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