Typical Questions and Intelligent Answers About iGo

Take a look through our list of commonly asked questions about DeVilbiss iGo Portable Oxygen System. You may find exactly the same question(s) you have, along with informed answers.

  • What is the maximum flow rate that iGo can deliver?
  • The iGo can deliver from 1LPM to 3LPM in continuous flow mode and provides setting of 1-6 in pulse mode.
  • Are the pulse mode settings of 1-6 equal to continuous flow?
  • The bolus, or particle, of oxygen delivered in the pulse mode settings are roughly equivalent to continuous flow. Since each patient is different, these settings should be used as a guideline or starting point for proper titration in pulse mode.
  • I can't seem to adjust the flow rate above 3 LPM. Why is this?
  • The iGo is set to continuous flow mode and cannot be operated above 3LPM.
  • I can't seem to adjust the flow rate on the iGo. Why is this?
  • Your iGo provider may have preset the flow rate for you based on your doctor's prescription. You can only switch between continuous flow and pulse flow mode at the preset flow rates.
  • What electrical power sources can I use with iGo?
  • iGo uses a switch mode power supply and can be used from any AC power source that provides from 100V to 240V. You should always use the appropriate power cord for the local power supply.
  • Can I use the iGo while in an automobile?
  • Yes. iGo can be used from any 12V DC power supply that provides 15 AMPs DC of electricity.
  • Can I charge my iGo battery pack while operating the iGo in the car?
  • No. The iGo cannot be charged from a 12V DC power supply. This is done to prevent the iGo from drawing too much power and possibly blowing the automobile outlet fuse. If you are using the iGo from a 12V DC power source, it will not use power from the battery, and the battery will remain charged for use at your destination.
  • Can I use the iGo while on an aircraft?
  • Yes, iGo is FAA approved and can be used while on an aircraft. The iGo fits under the seat and the carrying case includes a transparent flap so you can view the control panel and operate the unit from your seat.
  • How long will the iGo battery pack operate the unit?
  • The actual run time of the iGo on the internal battery pack depends on several factors, including flow rate, breath rate, altitude, temperature and the age of the battery pack. For run-time estimates for the iGo with a new, fully charged battery pack, please refer to the FAQ document in the Literature & Documentation section of the iGo product page.
  • How long will the iGo battery pack last?
  • iGo uses a lithium ion battery pack. Lithium ion batteries typically last for about 300 charge cycles.