Maintenance Inogen One Portable Oxygen Concentrator

With an Inogen, you have a virtually maintenance-free oxygen concentrator. Still, you may have questions about maintaining your Inogen, of course you want to take good care of your acid sulfur concentrator. So read this blog about maintaining your Inogen and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


What maintenance is required for Inogen One equipment?

Actually, the answer here fits: Nothing, you just need to keep the device clean. But in the long run, of course, there is more to it than that. Yet an Inogen device is designed for maintenance-free operation. The following actions are expected of you:

  • weekly wipe the exterior with a damp cloth. If you wish you can also use a mild detergent
  • weekly, or more often as needed, rinse the coarse particle filter(s) and clean with a mild detergent if necessary. Then dry well

This is it, more is not expected of you, provided the device is used regularly. If you only use the unit occasionally, it is recommended that you run the Inogen One for a few hours each week. You don’t have to use it, just leave it on for a few hours. This ensures the expulsion of any moisture in the columns and that guarantees a longer life of these.

maintenance video Inogen At Home

Replace columns Inogen oxygen concentrator

With an Inogen One portable oxygen concentrator, you need to change the columns every now and then; with all oxygen concentrators, for that matter. The beauty of Inogen’s equipment is that you can do this very simply yourself. Moreover, your device itself indicates when it is needed. This warning comes well in time, in most cases you have 30 days to buy a new set of columns. You can easily order these here.

With the Inogen at Home and the G3, you have to change 2 separate columns, with the G4 and G5 the 2 columns are integrated in 1 unit. It’s easy to do yourself.

The link below provides instructions for replacing the columns on your Inogen model:

Replace columns Inogen one G3
Replace Inogen one G4 columns
Replace Inogen one G5 columns
Replace columns Inogen one At Home

Replacing filters Inogen One oxygen concentrator

An Inogen oxygen concentrator another 2 filters. Basically, you don’t need to change them unless the device gives a warning that the oxygen quality is deteriorating. Many people change these filters once a year just to be sure . They are:

  • bacterial inlet filter. This filters the incoming air for bacteria and viruses. It is a kind of hepa filter that lasts a long time, depending on the quality of the incoming air
  • outlet filter. This filter is under the valve where the nose glasses are connected. This filter filters the outgoing oxygen to the very last minute particles. Note: It is recommended that this filter be changed when changing users.

Feel free to contact us for advice or ordering filters.

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bacterial inlet filter

Inogen Output Filter

outlet filter

Warning or failure Inogen One

Fortunately, this doesn’t happen very often, but if you do get an alert on your device, it’s usually something simple. It is not always a failure.

Inogen distinguishes between 3 types of messages:

  • a low priority warning; this could be, for example, that the battery is low, or that the columns need to be swapped in due course.
  • A medium priority warning; for example, consider an alarm that the device or battery has become too hot. There are also some oxygen warnings in this category. You do need to act on these warnings, but it doesn’t automatically mean the device is broken.
  • a high priority alarm; this requires immediate follow-up and may be caused by a problem in your device.

In all cases, you can check the manual to see what you need to do. Usually, you easily fix it yourself by following the instructions in the manual. If you are unsure or cannot get your device working again, please contact us or the dealer where you purchased the device.

Preventive maintenance Inogen oxygen concentrator

Again, an Inogen device is made so that if something is not right, the device will indicate it. Still, there are many people who find it reassuring to agree to preventive maintenance. You can, of course. In such a case, we will thoroughly clean your device inside and out, change all filters, read out the logbook, measure and calibrate the oxygen level, check the vital parts and, if necessary, update your device to the latest version of the software.

Want such a preventive maintenance service, or have other questions? please do not hesitate to contact us. We know all about Inogen equipment and are happy to help.

Inogen, the best choice!

If you are dependent on oxygen therapy, you want to sacrifice as little as possible in terms of quality of life. A portable oxygen concentrator allows you to still remain mobile and get supplemental oxygen wherever you are. And while there are some alternatives in the oxygen concentrator market, Inogen is really the best choice when you look at:

  • oxygen production
  • autonomy
  • ease of use
  • sustainability
  • serviceability

The competition in the market is always trying to keep up, but then Inogen brings out another new generation that is again ahead of the rest. Inogen sets the standard and has been one step ahead of its competition for years. And Inogen combines that with a high degree of reliability.

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