Used Inogen One G4 Replacement Columns
Inogen One G4 Replacement Columns
The Inogen One G4 Replacement Column set contains two replacement sieve beds for the Inogen One G4 portable oxygen concentrator. The RP-406 replacement columns are only compatible with the G4 Portable Oxygen Concentrators.
The G4 Concentrator comes in an extremely small and portable size, providing independence for the users 24/7. However, in order to provide the ultimate functionality and comfort, the concentrator accessories include several features in the package.
The removable metal columns are an important accessory due to the fact that they contain the sieve beds responsible for the oxygen concentration level.
Inogen One G4 Column Pairs Features
- Compatible with Inogen One G4 portable oxygen concentrators
- No special tools are required upon replacement
- Weight: 10 ounces each
- Dimension: 2 inches wide x 2 inches long x 5 inches high
- Comes in two metal columns
- FAA approved
- Needs to be replaced every 18-24 months
- Easy switching
- Converts ambient air into medical-grade oxygen
Inogen One G4 is among the best portable oxygen concentrators, and its column pairs are a significant factor. Fortunately, Inogen One G4 columns are replaceable, and you can always purchase one to change your current and loved column pairs. Know that the component requires a regular change to ensure optimal performance from your trusted portable oxygen concentrator.
The column pairs, known as sieve beds, filter the ambient air by removing unwanted gases. It can produce up to 90% of concentrated oxygen. Inogen recommends that you should change the columns around 18 months to 2 years, depending on how often you use your concentrator, how you store it, and the operating conditions earlier replacements are subjected to.
Well-functioning column beds are greatly important for your Inogen One G4. You will need it to get medical-grade oxygen from the air around you. This is more practical than continuously using bulky and impractical oxygen tanks. If you are prescribed to use a portable oxygen concentrator, and you choose to get an Inogen One G4, you will need to understand how essential these sieve beds are.
The one thing you want with your portable concentrator is for it to do its job. However, you cannot expect it to work just the same with constant use. The more you love using it, the more tearing and wearing it might acquire over time. Unlike other units, you don’t need to send it in for a warranty repair because Inogen made sure that it will be like an accessory that you can replace anytime without problems.
Know that the RP-406 is only compatible with the Inogen G4 and should not be used for other units from Inogen. The device will notify you when the column pairs require replacements before you do so, giving you enough time to get yourself the needed component and not have a period without an oxygen supply.
The lifespan of the G4 Replacement Columns
In order to maximize the life span of the Inogen One G4 Oxygen Concentrator, the replacement columns need to be replaced every 12-18 months. However, as a user, you will get a low priority alert – “O2 Service Soon”. After you receive the alert, you have up to 30 days for maintenance. More exactly, the columns need to be replaced within 30 days. After this period, the concentrator will fail to function properly.
Speaking of the maintenance of the columns, there is no need to hire a repairman. The replacement process doesn’t require any special tools or training. What’s more, the replacement of the sieve beds is usually compared to the process of changing a battery. It is as easy as that!
Inogen One G4 Column Replacement Procedure
There is always a procedure section of chapter in the manual that you will get upon the purchase of your Inogen one G4. Here’s a quick guide to help you replace the columns without the need for special tools:
- First, shut down your Inogen One G4 by pressing the power button on its control panel.
- If you are using a carrying case, remove it from that. You should also remove the battery from the concentrator.
- After removing the essential components, place the concentrator sideways, exposing its columns. Unlock them by pushing the lash button away from the sieve beds. Then, remove the columns by pulling them from its handle. You should remove both columns at the same time.
- Get your new column replacements and remove their dust caps. You should check it first for possible damage, dust, and debris. If you find anything, be sure to clean it until there are no more left.
- After that, you can now place the columns into the device. Do this as soon as possible after removing its dust caps. Push the column assembly into the side of the Inogen One G4 until they are fully seated in place. Pay attention to the latch button, which should return to its original position once the columns are locked in.
- Check the device and ensure that the columns are inserted correctly. After that, you can now try to connect your portable oxygen concentrator to an electrical outlet using an AC power supply cord.
- Do not power on the device immediately. Press and hold the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons first at the same time for five seconds. Then, the screen will display a message containing “sieve reset.” You can now release the buttons once you see that
- Press the alert button once to see the screen display “sieve reset successful.” Press the power button on your device.
- Use your Inogen One G4 as usual.
If you are still unsure of its process, you can always check the column change procedure section in the manual.
The process of Oxygen Concentration
As mentioned before, the main function of the replacement columns is to convert normal into high oxygen concentration air. For this cause, the sieve beds are responsible for filtering out the nitrogen which is coming with the air into the concentrator. After passing the second filter, the air gets concentrated into oxygen.
However, this is where you can spot the importance of the sieve beds. If the sieve beds are not functioning properly, the oxygen coming through will be less pure, simultaneously not enough nitrogen will be removed.
As a consequence, patients who require special care because of their disease (especially if the disease affects the lungs) may not get their oxygen dosage. The final result is that a patient may not get their therapy due to malfunctioning of the sieve beds.
Lightweight, compatible and cost-efficient
The dimensions of the replacement columns are 2" Wide x 2" Long x 5" High. As part of the G4 Oxygen Concentrator, they are famous for their size and functionality on the market. In addition, the columns weigh only 10 ounces.
Apart from its lightweight, the accessories of the G4 are famous for their cost-efficiency. With so many products on the market, finding one which suits you in every aspect isn’t usually an easy task.
Inogen One G4 Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you need to replace column pairs?
As mentioned, Inogen recommends that the column pairs should only be replaced after a certain period, usually around 18 months to 2 years. This is due to the possibility that sieve beds will wear, resulting in malfunction. When you continue using old sieve beds, it will affect the oxygen concentration produced by the portable oxygen concentrator.
The oxygen that passes through the nasal cannula may be less pure and have unnecessary gases like nitrogen, methane, etc. You don’t want that from your oxygen concentrator. Additionally, it will not be able to provide the right amount of oxygen dosage for those suffering from respiratory-related diseases like COPD.
Regularly replacing your columns will also avoid further damage to your Inogen One G4.
When to replace the Inogen Columns?
Even though the company recommends replacing the columns at least every two years, it still depends on your personal usage. It will display a message that contains “O2 Service Soon”, which indicates that it will soon need replacement.
No regular maintenance may cause your columns to need more frequent replacements. Fortunately, you wouldn’t need additional tools or training to do the task. It is like replacing batteries and can be done within a few minutes.
The alert will appear 30 days prior to the end of the columns’ life. The system required the Inogen one G4 to follow up with the replacement within this period. This gives you enough time to purchase them online anywhere in the United States, as deliveries may take around two weeks. It would be best to change them within 30 days and not wait until the columns start malfunctioning, as it may eventually harm the device itself.
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What to buy with Inogen One G4 Replacement Columns?
When you check your Inogen One G4 for the columns, you should also check it for other damages and components that require replacement. There are accessories available that you can additionally buy to make it look like a brand-new unit. The things that you can buy alongside the Inogen One G4 columns are the following:
- Inogen One G4 Carry Bag
- Inogen One G4 Backpack
- Inogen One G4 External Battery Charger
- Inogen One G4 Extra Batteries
- Inogen One G4 hip bag
You should only install these replacement column pair sieve beds on the Inogen One G4 portable oxygen concentrator.
How does the Inogen One G4 Column work?
The columns are the ones responsible for converting normal air into medical-grade oxygen. They ensure that the air you inhale from the nasal cannula is pure and able to keep up with your oxygen needs. However, malfunctioning sieve beds cannot do this task properly.
Make sure to always check your columns and the oxygen concentration of your device. If you are currently suffering from respiratory diseases and your doctor prescribed supplemental oxygen, you must ensure your POC is working well. This is necessary for oxygen therapy.
How long do Inogen G4 columns last?
The usual lifespan of Inogen One G4 columns is 12 to 18 months. In cases g4 column pairs are still in good condition, you can still use them for a long time. However, the unit comes with a function that alerts the user when a replacement may be required. The “O2 Service Soon” leaves you around 30 days to get yourself a new set of sieve beds. This is a low-priority alert, unlike the priority alert reading o2 when no breath is detected from the user.
Failing to replace the columns will cause your portable oxygen concentrator to malfunction. Upon the arrival of your newly purchased columns, you can replace them yourself, even if you are not an expert.
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