A Guide to 510-Thread Vape Pens and Carts

Modern marijuana users are making the switch from smoking weed to vaping THC oil. Smokers have made vaping weed so popular because vaping simulates smoking and gives the same effects. Vaping, however, is proven to be far less harmful than smoking, as well as far more convenient and discreet. 

The most popular vaping method is to use a 510-thread vape pen battery and prefilled cartridge. As more laws permit recreational and medical applications of the cannabis plant, the demand is surging for quality vaping devices such as THC oil cartridges powered by 510-threaded vape batteries. As vaping grows in popularity, vape pen batteries for THC oil vape cartridges continually innovate to include features that make smoking weed easier, more efficient, and more enjoyable.

If new to vaping 510-thread cartridges with cannabis oil, this guide gives the most important information about vape batteries and how to use them.

How Do Vape Pens Work?

Vape pens for THC cartridges are typically a rechargeable power source that vaporizes cannabis oil contained in a 510-thread vape cartridge. The battery heats up the THC oil in the vape cartridge; heated cannabis oil turns into a vapor that can then be inhaled. Depending on the battery size, vape pens for THC vape cartridges come in different sizes and shapes. 

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How the vape pen battery is activated depends on the design. Some vape pen batteries have a power button or require the user to hold a button while inhaling to heat the cartridge. Others activate automatically when inhaling from the mouthpiece part of the THC oil cartridge. 

Cannabis oil cartridges can be designed to work with only one particular vape pen battery, but most are interchangeable using a common connection called ‘510-threaded.’

What Does 510 Threaded Mean?

Vape pen batteries and vape cartridges are called ‘510-threaded’ because of the measurement of threads that connect the vape battery to the THC cartridge. Most vape cartridges and batteries use this universal connection type 

How to Use Vape Batteries For Carts 

When choosing a vape pen battery, it's important to also understand the basics of a THC cartridge, also called ‘cart’ for short. Here’s an overview of THC cartridges:

  • The most popular cartridge is a 510-thread, a common connection type that screws the cartridge securely into place.
  • A vape cartridge is prefilled with cannabis oil, but it's possible to buy empty 510-thread cartridges to fill up on one’s own. 
  • Ever buy a cartridge and wonder, “Why isn’t my vape cart full?” Cartridges are filled according to milligrams (mgs), not volume, so some ‘headspace’ is expected. The core of the cartridge can also absorb some of the THC oil, but it’s still there and ready to be used. 
  • Vape batteries are the power source that heats up the THC oil cart and creates a vapor. The vapor can then be inhaled through the mouthpiece of the cart. 
  • Disposable or single-use vape pens are also available. These contain the vape battery and THC oil cart in an all-in-one device. These all-in-one THC carts are popular for first time vaping, traveling, or trying out a new brand of THC oil or a new strain. 

What Are The Benefits Of Vaping THC Oil Carts?

Vaping marijuana extracted THC oil offers a long list of benefits compared to smoking. For instance, unlike smoking, vaping allows users to take hits of marijuana at low temperatures.  Lower temperatures give the user a smooth inhalation experience. Vaped THC oil also doesn’t create smoke, which means less throat and lung irritation. 

In addition to these health benefits, vaping is also more discreet than smoking. With THC pens and cartridges, people can enjoy the benefits of marijuana to the fullest without drawing any unwanted attention to themselves. Vape pens are slim, compact, and nearly odorless. Vaping also puts off smaller amounts of exhaled vapor than smoking. 

These reasons are why people are preferring vape pens and cartridges to get the benefits of inhaled cannabis. 

What Are The Benefits of Vaping Cannabis?

The cannabis plant contains over one hundred chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. Even though research is still ongoing to unravel all of their benefits, a significant number of studies has yielded promising results about the health benefits of these chemical compounds. 

Let’s explore the health benefits of the two most studied and well known cannabinoids — Cannabidiol (also known as CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Cannabidiol (CBD)

CBD is one of the chemical compounds found in cannabis. This cannabinoid is not a psychoactive compound, which means it does not have any intoxicating effect on the user or provide the euphoria associated with being ‘high’ on weed. 

While it may not be a psychoactive compound, studies suggest that CBD may provide numerous health benefits, including supplementary treatment of chronic pain, anxiety and depression, nausea and seizures, and many more. CBD is even used in Western pharmaceuticals, such as the FDA approved CBD-based drug called Epidiolex, which is used for the treatment of certain types of epilepsy.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

One of the most prevalent chemical compound in cannabis, this cannabinoid is responsible for the ‘high’ effects people get from cannabis. THC is able to create this euphoria by mimicking one of our body’s own naturally occuring chemicals called anandamide, also known as “the bliss molecule.” 

What Are The Benefits Of THC Oil Vape Pens?

Convenience 

A simple push of a button or draw on the cartridge almost instantly delivers a vapor dose of THC or CBD. Vape pens are an easy to use method when one needs a quick dose of THC to manage sudden symptoms.

Selection

Vape pens can vaporize THC oil at a variety of temperatures and settings, so users can choose a vape pen that serves their individual needs and brings out the best of their favorite strain. Users can opt for multiple cartridge and pen combinations for different purposes as well. 

Comfort

Inhaling cannabis oil at low temperatures gives a soothing and more relaxing experience than vapor produced at high temperatures. Regardless of whether one prefers oil heated at high or low temperatures, cannabis vape pens will deliver a more enjoyable experience.

Vape Pens Features To Consider

As vape pen batteries become more and more popular among cannabis consumers, they want to know which are the best for THC cartridges.

Here is a checklist of factors to consider when searching for a quality vape pen battery: 

  • What material is used to make the vape pen?
  • Temperature Control
  • Fast Charging

1. What Material is Used to Make a 510-Thread Vape Cartridge?

When buying vape cartridges, one of the first points is to check what materials are used to make the vape cartridge. 

The most commonly used materials used to make vape cartridges include copper, quartz, ceramic, titanium and titanium alloys. Knowing how these materials affect your vaping experience will help you make the right choice of vaping pen.

Quartz cartridges are known for their efficiency and ability to deliver a smooth taste. Ceramic cartridges are the most popular, however, because they provide the biggest and smoothest hits, sometimes referred to as a dab pen for the high it produces.

Quality construction is important whatever the material. Poorly made vape pens can mean that metals can degrade and cause particles to enter the vapor, which can be unhealthy if inhaled. 

2. Variable Voltage Vape Batteries Are The Best - Temperature Control

The best vape battery for THC cartridges are those with multiple voltage options. Variable voltage allows the user to control the vape temperature. Buying a variable voltage vape pen battery will provide the option of smooth, mellow hits or more intense and robust puffs. While higher voltage means stronger hits, it will cause flavor loss and less of the desired effects of some terpenes and cannabinoids. With variable voltage, cannabis users can customize their session for whether they want more flavor or stronger hits. 

3. The Best Vape Pen Features - Fast Charging

Vape pens are batteries and require being charged. Most vape pen batteries take over half an hour or more to fully charge. This can be most inconvenient. The O.pen 2.0 Variable Voltage Battery, however, has a solution! The O.pen vape pen has a built-in rapid charge mode; simply swipe a finger across the USB charger to activate Rapid Charge mode and the vape battery will be fully charged in only 20 minutes or less. 

Vape Pens Battery Safety Tips You Should Know

Always Use the Right Batteries 

For a vape pen to work, it must be compatible with the voltage capacity of the cartridge. One way to ensure that one is getting the right vape batteries is to check if they are of the appropriate specs for a cartridge. The voltage recommendations are typically found on the packaging of THC oil vape cartridges.

Read the vape pen recommendations on the THC cart packaging, and never use a vape pen setting higher than the suggested range of voltage. 

Store Vape Batteries in Room Temperature Environments 

Resist the temptation to throw vape batteries in pockets or bags. Vape pens that use button activation can accidentally be turned on...how frustrating!

We also advise that any vape batteries that are not in use should be stored in a comfortable room temperature environment. This keeps the oil at the right consistency for vaping. 

It’s also important to avoid any wet environment with a vape pen or cartridge. Water can damage the electrical components of a vape pen and compromise the integrity of vape cartridges. 

Always Use A Dedicated Charger

It's always best to use dedicated battery chargers. While many chargers may seem compatible, especially when they are 510-threaded and share a connection, only using dedicated chargers avoids the risk of potentially damaging the battery. 

Other Vape Pen Safety Tips
  • Avoid exposing vape pen batteries to extreme temperatures. 
  • Use the same battery type if a vape cartridge requires more than one battery.
  • Charge vape pens with enough surrounding space so the area is adequately ventilated. 
  • Keep vape pens and charging vape pens out of reach from children. 

What Are THC Vape Pens?

A THC vape is ready to use right out of packaging. Cannabis oil vape pens include a portable battery unit that powers and heats the cartridge, which contains the oil. Upon heating, the oil vaporizes, making the pure substance (THC) available for the user to inhale. This all-in-one device is the most easy and convenient vape pen. 

A perfect example of a disposable THC vape pen is the O.Pen Micro, ready to vape right out of the packaging. The O.Pen Micro is a combination of ingenuity and versatility, made with quality vape pen materials and quality cannabis oil.

It offers two oil formulations — O.pen Micro Daily Strains and ISH.

O.pen Micro ISH offers familiar flavors (Vanilla cake, Blue Raspberry, and Watermelon) that mask the ‘green’ taste of cannabis. On the other hand,  O.pen Daily Strains Micro complements the taste of cannabis with its thoughtfully and scientifically formulated flavors. 

The Best 510 Thread Batteries For Cartridges 

Generally, vape pens are easy to use, convenient, versatile, discreet...ideal for stealth medication and recreational use. Vape pens are perfect for both personal use and to share sessions with friends. 

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  1. O.pen 2.0 Variable Voltage Battery

O.pen 2.0 Variable Voltage Battery strikes the balance of form and function. In addition to its sleek and compact design, it’s equipped with four voltage modes to customize and enhance the vaping experience. This draw-activated vape pen takes the user from mellow to rich and robust vape hits. 

  1. O.pen ISH Battery

Looking for an ultra-compact vaporizer battery to tag along with? Look no further! The O.pen ISH Battery is a 3-inch marvel, taking discretion to another level.

Like the O.pen 2.0 Variable Voltage Battery, it is also draw activated and comes with a lifetime warranty. Other features include a 510 thread connection, and it comes packed with 3.7 volts of power. 

  1. O.riginal Vape Pen Battery and Charger

The O.riginal vape pen battery and rapid charger in the classic vape pen...and it can be used as a stylus too! Both sleek and subtle, this device is perfect for powerful yet discreet vaping.