iGo2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator
The iGo2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator acts as a reliable source of oxygen for those unable to get enough oxygen from ambient air. The iGo2 has no storage tank, but rather converts air into pure oxygen so the device remains lightweight and portable despite being just as effective. Utilising SmartDose technology, the iGo2 tailors its oxygen therapy to the individual need of the user.
What's Included in My Purchase?
- 1 x Portable Oxygen Concentrator
- 1 x Power Supply (AC/DC adaptor)
- 1 x AC Power Cord
- 1 x DC Power Cord (auto adapter)
- 1 x Carrying Case
- 1 x Rechargeable Battery
- 1 x Instructions Manual
Please note that, in order to use the iGo2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator, a cannula not exceeding 2.1 metres is required. Please see the compatible 2m Tubing Cannula for a suitable product.
Who Should Use the iGo2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator?
Generally, the iGo2 is a great choice for anyone with a breathing-related condition, but it is particularly suited to those with chronic obstructive pulmonary lung disease (COPD) living fairly active lifestyles. Conditions that fall under the category of COPD include:
- Refractory asthma
- Chronic bronchitis
Why Is the iGo2 Beneficial For COPD?
Conditions like COPD can lead to hypoxemia, or a lack of oxygen in the body's cells and tissue. The iGo2 prevents this by providing a ready supply of oxygen and goes a step farther by adapting to the user's breathing patterns to personalise their oxygen therapy and meet their body's exact needs.
How Does the iGo2 Work?
The iGo2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator separates oxygen from other substances in the air and delivers this to the user via a cannula tube. Using SmartDose technology, it is also able to adapt to the breathing patterns of the user to deliver a higher or lower amount of oxygen to suit their activity levels.
User Instructions for the iGo2
Made to be user friendly, the controls of the iGo2 can be located on the LCD screen at the top of the device. On this panel, you can access the:
- Battery status indicator
- Alarm indicators
- Auto Breath option
- +/- Setting
- On/Off button
Refer to the instructions manual below for more details:
|User Manual |
How Heavy Is the iGo2?
The iGo2 is only 2.2kg and is not much heavier than a large bag of sugar. It can be placed in its case and worn like a comfortable shoulder bag for on-the-go use.
Can I Use the iGo2 When It's In Its Carry Case?
The iGo2 can be placed in its carry case and slung over your shoulder to be used throughout the day. The case is even designed so that you can access the LCD screen and controls at all times, making it easy to check the battery life or change your settings whenever necessary.
Is It Easy to Recharge the iGo2 Oxygen Concentrator?
To charge your iGo2 battery, make sure it is in its slot before plugging the concentrator into an AC or DC power outlet using the correct power chord provided. The battery status indicator will flash while the concentrator is charging and remain solid otherwise. Refer to the user manual above and this video for more details:
Does the iGo2 Deliver Oxygen in Pulsed Doses?
The iGo2 delivers oxygen in two modes, either Pulsed doses or through SmartDose technology. The oxygen output of the Pulsed dose mode depends on which of the five settings you choose. In comparison, in SmartDose mode, once you have set your flow rate to its prescribed dose, there's is no need to manually change it during the day as the concentrator will take care of it for you. The screen will show 1d-4d with the "d" denoting SmartDose mode.
What Is the Pulsed Dose Oxygen Output of the iGo2?
Pulse flow oxygen delivery is more efficient than a continuous flow as it is based on the rate and intensity of your breathing. After a short burst of oxygen is released, the concentrator will wait for you to take another breath before the next burst. The five settings of the iGo2 can be found in the table below:
|Setting ||Fixed Minute Volume ||Bolus Volume (20bpm) |
|Setting 1 ||260ml ||13.0ml |
|Setting 2 ||440ml ||22.0ml |
|Setting 3 ||725ml ||36.3ml |
|Setting 4 ||880ml ||44.0ml |
|Setting 5 ||1014ml ||50.7ml |
Always check with a medical professional before using the iGo2 to find out which setting is right for you.
How Long Does the Battery on the iGo2 Last?
The battery of the iGo2 lasts for 3.5 hours on Setting 2, so you can get on with your day with the task at hand without having to worry about your oxygen concentrator running low on power. The battery pack can be easily recharged by plugging your concentrator into a power outlet.
How Sensitive Is the Oxygen Trigger on the iGo2?
The iGo2 has a trigger sensitivity of 0.05cmH2O. This is one of the most advanced pressure triggers of any portable oxygen concentrators currently available on the market and ensures an accurate amount of oxygen is release with every breath, with barely any delay.
Does the iGo2 Come With a Warranty?
You can feel confident in your investment into the iGo2 Oxygen Concentrator as it is covered by a three-year warranty, and the battery is covered by a year-long warranty. The sieve bed inside the concentrator that separates nitrogen from oxygen in the air has a one-year warranty, but you should be able to replace this yourself when necessary.
- Weight: 2.2kg
- Dimensions: 21.3 x 8.9 x 21.8cm
- Max output: 1014ml/min
- O2 concentration: 90% +4/-3
- O2 Delivery settings: 1-5 Pulse, 1d-4d/5 SmartDose
- Max. breath rate: 40bpm
- Sound level: <37dBa
- Battery life: Minimum 3.5 hours at Setting 2