With a Portable Oxygen Concentrator, you will no longer need to worry about running out of oxygen no matter your travel plans. A DC power adapter, which can be plugged into a cigarette lighter or other DC power supply, is a standard accessory with portable concentrators, today. This power cord acts as a battery charger for both the internal concentrator battery and the unit's external battery pack (if equipped). Simply plug the DC cord into a DC power supply; the Portable Oxygen Concentrator will make oxygen, recharge batteries or both. Some portable oxygen concentrators will create oxygen and DC charge at the same time.
There are a few key points to remember when traveling with your Portable Oxygen Concentrator:
You can plug your Portable Oxygen Concentrator into your vehicle’s “cigarette lighter” or DC power outlet to use the unit without running down your unit's batteries. Just as you would with your cell phone car charger; leave your POC car charger in the vehicle and plug in on the way to your destination. Good practice is to plug in even on short trips to your local post office or grocery store.
Bus lines do prefer you provide notification that you will be traveling with oxygen at least 48 hours ahead of time. With proper notice, they can assist you with your oxygen if needed. If traveling via Greyhound, request a copy of “Traffic Bulletin TFB2-86,” which details the line’s policy for those traveling with oxygen.
For Greyhound Bus Line Customer Service, call 1-800-752-4841.