Respironics SimplyGo Mini
Respironics is one of the leading manufacturers of home and portable oxygen concentrators.
They are the brains behind some of the most well-known and used units on the market, including the Respironics SimplyGo, EverGo and the EverFlo Q home concentrator.
Currently Respironic’s lightest portable unit is the EverGo, which weighs up to 9.9 pounds and offers strictly pulse flow settings.
Though if you want a portable unit but need continuous flow you would use the SimplyGo, which offers continuous settings of 1-2 LPM and pulse flow settings of 1-6 in a package that weighs 10 pounds.
When it comes to portable oxygen from Respironics you no longer only have those two options. Introducing the Respironics SimplyGo Mini portable oxygen concentrator.
Weighing in at a mere 5 pounds, the SimplyGo Mini is the lightest POC ever developed by Respironics and it will also be one of the lightest on the market.
The brand new SimplyGo Mini has the capability to satisfy your clinical and ambulatory lifestyle needs, while offering unmatched reliability.
Passes Exhaustive Testing Measures
To ensure effective and exact operation each time you turn the unit on, the SimplyGo Mini by Respironics is designed and tested rigorously to be dependable and durable in the real world.
The SimplyGo Mini passes the same testing routine as the highly effective SimplyGo.
Battery Options That Meet Lifestyle Demands
Enjoy the ability to customize the SimplyGo Mini’s battery life to meet your demand, with 2 battery options you can stay out for as long or for as little as you please.
To enjoy the lightest possible package with up to 4.5 hours of use on a setting of 2, then the standard 8-cell battery will be your go to option.
On the other hand, if you don’t mind an additional pound tacked onto the unit in exchange for longer battery life then the extended 16-cell battery and its staggering 9 hours of battery life (on setting 2) will satisfy your needs.
To further simplify your treatment, Respironics designed the protective carrying bag to be compatible with both the 8-cell and 16-cell battery.
To use the 8-cell battery keep the carrying bag’s base completely zipped, or if you are using the 16-cell just unzip the bags base and it will extend to fit the bigger battery.
- Standard 8-Cell Battery: Up to 4 Hours
- Extended 16-Cell Battery: Up to 8 Hours
Always be Aware of Remaining Battery Life
When you want to enjoy portable operation of your Respironics SimplyGo Mini, it’s imperative that you ensure that you have enough battery life to keep you saturated throughout the duration of your plans.
You can check your battery using two different methods. The easiest is to check the battery gauge on the control panel, selecting the battery gauge will display the remaining percentage of battery life.
The second method is ideal for patients with multiple batteries. On the backside of each battery there is a battery gauge, press the black button and the gauge will fill to the nearest 25% increment.
|Number of LEDs
|4 LEDs Light
||75% to 100% Full
|3 LEDs Light
||50% to 75% Full
|2 LEDs Light
||25% to 50% Full
|1 LED Lights
||10% to 25% Full
|1 LED Blinks 3 Times
||Battery is Less than 10% Full; Needs to be Recharged
Charging Methods that Match Lifestyle Demands
- AC Power Supply
- DC Power Supply
- External Battery Charger
With the addition of the SimplyGo Mini your oxygen therapy treatment will look a little different than it did using a cumbersome oxygen tank.
Possibly the biggest change is you will no longer need to call and have replacement tanks filled or dropped off. Instead, you will need to charge the SimplyGo Mini’s lithium ion battery using either the AC or DC power supplies.
AC Power Supply: This is the standard method of charging your 8 or 16-cell SimplyGo Mini battery. Compatible with any US or Canadian wall outlets, the AC power supply makes it so you can charge the unit anywhere in your house without interrupting your oxygen therapy treatment.
DC Power Supply: With your new found freedom you will be taking full advantage of your ability to get out of the house. Which leaves you vulnerable of running out of battery life on the go. Whenever you leave the house take the DC power supply along to eliminate that possibility. Just plug the DC power supply into your vehicle’s cigarette outlet or DC power source to charge the unit’s battery and receive treatment on the go.
Touch-Screen Responsive Control Panel
Quickly and accurately change the settings of your SimplyGo Mini with the advanced yet patient-friendly touch screen control panel. To keep operation as seamless as possible, the control panel features a power button, display screen, and home button.
Once you turn the machine “On” the display screen will illuminate and show the selected flow setting in the top right, a battery gauge at the bottom and a settings button on the top left.
If at any time you want to exit the current screen and return back to the home screen just touch the “Home” button.
Each time you power the SimplyGo Mini “On”, the device will resort to the flow setting you used when the device was last turned “Off”.
When the time comes to adjust for exercise or other activities, simply press the flow setting and adjust to your desired flow using the + or – buttons.
Before you head out ensure that you are using the proper setting and that you have enough battery life. Get an exact percentage amount of your remaining battery life by choosing the battery gauge icon on the home screen.
If you ever want to adjust the brightness of the SimplyGo Mini’s control panel, press the setting or gear icon on the top left of the screen.
Select the Brightness menu, and use the plus or minus to dim or brighten the display light. The settings button (gear icon) will also give you access to the Alarm Log menu, which will tell you the type of alarm that occurred and if no alarm occurred the screen will display “N/A”.
Cleaning the SimplyGo Mini and Rechargeable Battery
Both the exterior parts of the SimplyGo Mini and rechargeable battery needs to be cleaned between treatments and as needed. Follow the steps below to effectively clean your device and battery:
- Step 1: Ensure the Device is Off and Disconnect from the Power Source Before Cleaning
- Step 2: Remove the SimplyGo Mini POC from the Carrying Case
- Step 3: Takeout the Battery, then Wipe the Battery Bay and Battery with a Dry Cloth
- Step 4: Use a Damp Cloth with a Mild Household Cleaner to Clean the Exterior of the Device and Wipe Dry
Caring for Your Battery:
- Always Handle the Battery with Care
- Never Allow the Battery’s Terminal to Touch Together, Doing so will Cause it to Fail
- Do Not Soak the Battery in Water
- Do Not Disassemble or Deform the Battery
- Never Expose to, or Dispose of, the Battery in Fire
- Avoid Dropping the Battery as much as Possible
- Keep out of Reach of Children
- Do Not use a Battery that has Been Damaged
Cleaning the Carrying Case
This is not required, but if necessary the carrying case can be washed in a washing machine using mild laundry detergent. Allow to air dry.
You may also hand wash the carrying case using the following steps:
- Step 1: Remove the SimplyGo Mini from the Carrying Case
- Step 2: Combine Warm Water with Mild Liquid Dish Detergent
- Step 3: Dampen a Cloth in the Water/Detergent Solution and Wipe the Outside Surfaces of the Carrying Case Clean
Inserting and Removing the Batteries
Use the following steps to quickly and successfully insert the standard or extended battery onto your SimplyGo Mini:
- Step 1: Make Sure the Device is Turned Off and in a Ventilated Area
- Step 2: Pick up the SimplyGo Mini with One Hand, Using Your Other Hand Insert the Battery into the Bottom of the Device; the Battery will Lock into Place
- Step 3: Easily Remove the 8 or 16-Cell Battery by Pushing the Green Eject Button Down. If the Device was in use the Battery will Feel Warm, which is Normal
- Step 4: When both the Standard and Extended Battery are Removed, You can Determine the Amount of Charge Available using the Battery Gauge on the Battery
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What Flow Settings does the Respironics SimplyGo Mini Offer? Pulse or Continuous?
The SimplyGo Mini portable oxygen concentrator delivers strictly pulse flow settings of 1-5.
Can I Easily Check my Battery Life?
Yes. In Fact, you can check it two different ways. You can either look at the battery gauge on the home screen of the control panel, or if the battery is removed you can check its remaining battery life by pressing the black button on the backside of the battery.
How Much Does the SimplyGo Mini Weigh?
If you are using the standard 8-cell battery then the POC weighs a mere 5 pounds. If you are using the extended 16-cell battery, the machine will weigh 6 pounds.
Does the Respironics SimplyGo Mini POC have FAA Approval?
Yes, but you should still call your airline provider ahead of time to see if they have any special requirements for supplemental oxygen patients.
How long does the Standard and Extended Battery Last on a Single Charge?
The standard 8-cell battery on a setting of 2 will last up to 4.5 hours. While the extended 16-cell battery on a setting of 2 will produce oxygen therapy for up to 9 hours on a setting 2.
Do I have to Remove the SimplyGo Mini from the Carrying Case to Operate the Control Panel?
No, the concentrators touch screen control panel will not be covered by the carrying case to allow seamless operation without having to remove the case.
What is the Maximum Operating Altitude?
Enjoy oxygen therapy up to 10,000 feet (3048M.).
Do I need a Travel Cart?
Not at all, the SimplyGo Mini’s carrying bag includes an integrated handle for easy pickups and to it as a briefcase. While the shoulder strap will allow you to wear the unit as a shoulder bag or draped across your chest. You may also upgrade to the SimplyGo Mini backpack to enjoy completely hands free operation.
Is COPDStore.com an Authorized Dealer of the SimplyGo Mini?
Yes we are an authorized dealer! You can tell an authorized dealer from a non-authorized dealer by looking for a presence of the Philips Respironics Oxygen Authorized Internet Retailer Badge.
Can the SimplyGo Mini Charge in the Car?
Yes, using the DC power supply you can operate and charge both the 8 and 16-cell battery through a cigarette styled outlet in your car, truck, SUV, R.V., or boat.
A valid prescription is required for the purchase of this product.
- Pulse Flow Settings: 1-5
- FAA Approved: Yes
- Weight: 5 lbs. w/ Standard Battery
- 6 lbs. w/ Extended Battery
- Dimensions with Standard Battery: 9.4″ x 8.3″ x 3.6″
- Dimensions with Extended Battery: 10.2″ x 8.3″ x 3.6″
- Altitude Operation: Up to 10,000 ft.
- AC Power Input: 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
- Output: 19 VDC, 6.3 A Max
- DC Power Input: 12 – 16 VDC
- Output: 19 +/- 5% VDC, 6.3 A
- Product SKU Numbers: 1113601 (Standard Battery Package), 1113602 (Extended Battery Package)
- Warranty: 3 Years