This review will be all about the third generation of the Inogen One. The Inogen One G3 portable oxygen concentrator comes in a slim and compact body that delivers a longer battery life all while still remaining lighter than the Inogen One G2. Coming standard with numerous user friendly features is what makes this machine so incredibly popular. If you are in the market for a new portable oxygen concentrator then the G3 will be one that you will want to check out before making your final decision.
The Inogen One G3
The Inogen One G3 is for medical oxygen patients who require a pulse flow setting of 1-4, which is why if you require a higher pulse flow rate then we recommend checking out the Inogen One G2. When designing the G3, Inogen wanted to engineer a lighter concentrator, and they were successful at making the G3 an incredible 4.8 pounds with the single 8 cell battery attached. If you are an active oxygen patient whom is always away from home and would like an extended battery life, the double sized 16 cell battery is available. Replacing the batteries on a portable oxygen concentrator has never been so expedited, when the unit is in the included carrying bag there is an easy to access zipper on the bottom that allows simplistic replacement of the battery without ever removing the G3 from the bag.
Traveling Made Easy
Traveling with the G3 has been approved by the FAA, with the optional double 16 cell battery international travel is now a possibility! Easily stow the Inogen One G3 portable oxygen unit underneath the seating compartment on a plane, with the dimensions being 8.25" H x 3.0" W x 8.75" D the G3 will leave you with room to spare.
Battery Life that Holds Up
Battery life is a huge part in the decision process when purchasing a portable oxygen concentrator, and the Inogen One G3 was built with this in mind. When running the G3 off the single 8 cell battery patients can expect to receive up to 6 hours of battery life, when choosing the double 16 cell battery a life of up to 12 hours can be expected but the battery life strictly depends on the usage.
Another great thing about the G3 is you won't be waiting around for the battery to recharge, 2-4 hours is the regular recharge time. What about when you forget to charge your battery? No problem, the G3 has the capability of being powered and charged on all settings on the DC power supply. Simply plug the DC power supply into the cigarette lighter in your car, truck, SUV, or R.V.. The DC charging option will also come in handy during long road trips when extended time is spent away from a traditional wall outlet.
|Flow Rate||8 Cell Battery Life||16 Cell Battery Life|
|1||Up to 6 Hours||UP to 12 Hours|
|2||UP to 4 Hours||Up to 8 Hours|
|3||Up to 3 Hours||Up to 6 Hours|
|4||Up to 2 Hours||Up to 4 Hours|
Inogen One G3: Capable of Nighttime Use
Intelligent delivery technology is what makes the G3 capable of being used at night while sleeping. How this works is as the patients breathing rate declines each bolus dose is increased, even shallow mouth breaths are detected which then triggers a bolus dose based upon the fixed minute volume. Before sleeping with the Inogen One G3 be sure to speak with your doctor, most patients are able to sleep with the Intelligent Delivery technology.
By choosing the sleek and extremely reliable Inogen One G3 portable oxygen concentrator, you will not only improve your overall quality of life by allowing yourself more freedom but you will also no longer need to deal with filling and transporting cumbersome oxygen tanks. The Inogen One G3 is as simple as pushing a button and you are on your way receiving your prescribed oxygen amount.+Caleb Umstead