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Old 01-02-2020, 05:43 PM   #1
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portable oxygen concentrator info needed

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My mother is thinking about getting a portable oxygen concentrator so she can get out of the house easier than carting around a oxygen tank. She is in her mid 80's now has been on oxygen in her house for about a year or two now. She gets around the house ok with the help of a walker but if she goes out it is with a family member and it is with a wheelchair.*


Anyone have experience with these units? Better to buy or rent? Recommended brand or brands to stay away from? :wave:
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Hello all,


My mother is thinking about getting a portable oxygen concentrator so she can get out of the house easier than carting around a oxygen tank. She is in her mid 80's now has been on oxygen in her house for about a year or two now. She gets around the house ok with the help of a walker but if she goes out it is with a family member and it is with a wheelchair.*


Anyone have experience with these units? Better to buy or rent? Recommended brand or brands to stay away from? :wave:
Imogen is a good brand, but Google portable oxygen concentrators and there will be listings for companies selling refurbished models at half price.

https://www.googleadservices.com/pag...BAgREAE&adurl=
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We have an Inogen G3 and it's been very good. We have two batteries, one that lasts about 3 hours and one that lasts 6, both when using 3 liters/min.

Inogen is one of the better units. Make sure you get one that has enough capacity for intake of oxygen.
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My Dad had the Inogen G1 and G2 which allowed a lot of freedom in his last couple of years. I still have the G2 and would like to donate it. Anyone have any info on reputable organizations that take these? I don't recall the total hours, but he had it less than a year and used it about twice a week on our "adventures."
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