The Portable Oxygen Specialists
LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrators have a feature that is unique among all other portable oxygen concentrators. Built into the supplemental battery of each Life Choice portable oxygen concentrator is a surge protector.
The concept is great, who would not want to protect their $4000 POC from a power surge that could fry the complex electronics that operate this five pound wonder? By design, the engineers at Inova Labs built an electronic switch into the LifeChoice battery to cut power to the LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator should external current exceed limits, or the internal draw from the unit exceed the capacity of the battery.
Anyone who uses a LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator should be aware of this feature and know how to reset the battery if the mechanism was tripped.
Two things we always teach our Life Choice customers,
In case you were never told or forgot the way to identify if your battery surge protector has been tripped, or how to reset your battery if the surge protector was tripped, follow these simple instructions.
How To Identify If Your Lifechoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator has a Tripped Battery Circuit
1) Plug the LifeChoice Supplemental battery into the POC, look for solid green light on LifeChoice Battery Indicator.
You should see a solid green light on the Battery Indicator LED. WHENEVER YOUR LIFECHOICE PORTABLE OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR IS PLUGGED INTO AN EXTERNAL POWER SOURCE (AC Adapter, DC Adapter, or Battery) the Battery Indicator LED will be illuminated SOLID GREEN and NOT FLASHING.
If you have an external power source attached to your LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator, and the Battery Indicator LED is not solid green, that external power source is not supplying power to the POC.
If your AC Adapter or DC Adapter light is on, you know you have power to the adapter. If you press the yellow battery indicator button on the LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator supplemental battery and the indicator lights illuminate you know you have power in the battery.
But, if you attach the supplemental battery to the LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator, and the Battery Indicator on the POC is not SOLID GREEN, your battery circuit has been tripped.
2) RESET YOUR LIFECHOICE EXTERNAL BATTERY
First, and most importantly, unplug the external battery from the LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator!! If the battery is not unplugged, the reset will not work. Undo the Velcro all along the battery, and pull the battery out of the case.
At the top of the battery, where the wire comes out of the case, you will see a glowing RED LED. That LED only glows when the circuit is tripped, but it can be difficult to see inside the case.
On the same side of the circuit board as the RED LED, about one inch away, is a small red reset button. PRESS THE RESET BUTTON!!
Put the battery back in the case, close the Velcro, and plug the battery into your LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator. You will now have a SOLID GREEN LED on the LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator Battery Check, which means the LifeChoice is now operating again, on external power.
To find out some of the common reasons for the Battery Circuit to trip see our Troubleshooting and FAQ sections.
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