It can be confusing for inexperienced THC oil cartridge users trying to figure out which voltage is the best option to use it. Nowadays, vape batteries like the O.pen 2.0 vape pen come with different voltage heat settings to customize the experience for the user and their THC oil of choice. In this article, we’ll explore all about how to set your vape voltage for the best vaping experience.
What is the Optimal Vape Setting for a THC Cart?
A vape cartridge with THC oil works by heating it, or sometimes flower, to a vaporization point so that the cannabinoids and terpenes convert into vapor. The vapor is then inhaled and users can begin to feel the effects of their strain of choice.
THC vape pen batteries typically are available in two different options for consumers to choose from, one that offers different heat or voltage settings or one that has a single programmed heat setting. Typical heat settings programmed onto vape pen batteries range from 2.2V to 4.0Vs. You can learn more about variable voltage vape pens in our comprehensive guide, here.
The Type Of THC Oil Influences the Optimal Voltage Choice
Before we get into which vape setting is best for THC carts, it’s important to cover the factors that determine the best voltage for vaping prefilled cartridges. When considering what temperature or voltage you want to vape at, you’ll want to consider the importance of these factors to your vaping experience - flavor, intensity, smoothness and overall hit of the vape draw. The importance these factors have will depend on a person’s personal preference and the type of THC oil they are vaping.
Generally speaking, vaping at lower temperatures offers more flavor forward vapor draws, but will have a milder intensity and may require more puffs to get the desired level of THC intake. Higher voltages will typically deliver large vapor plumes but may sacrifice flavor as the terpenes inside THC carts are more sensitive to heat exposure. Some thicker oils like distillates may require higher voltage settings to help them warm up. With the O.pen 2.0 battery you can use our preheat function to get your THC oil flowing if the cartridge needs to be warmed up.
Finding the Best Voltage For Vaping THC cartridges
Regardless of the concentrate you use, it’s a great idea to start low and go slow. Experiment with the lowest voltage your pen offers to see how it hits, tastes, and the high it provides. From there you can increase your voltage level to see what heating setting works best for you.
Best Vape Pen Voltage Setting
In general, the ideal voltage setting for more THC carts is 2.5V - 3.3V. More specifically, a voltage right around 3.0 V should yield a balance of taste and potency from your draw.
The reason for this is that at this medium level of temperature, you get the best flavor from your THC carts. When THC oil is heated at lower and medium temperatures, you prevent the concentrate from burning, thereby preserving flavor.
O.pen Vape Batteries Provide The Best Vape Hits
Our O.pen vape batteries are calibrated for this ideal THC oil heat setting and additionally offer a few heat settings above and below this setting for customization. With O.pen vape pen batteries you can experiment with your desired THC cart until you find the perfect heat setting for your vaping needs.
A 2.5V - 3.3V temperature also creates a smoother and more comfortable draw, helping to negate those notorious coughing fits that can come with a vape hit. When used at higher voltages, vaporizers can cause coughing and discomfort upon the inhale because of the level of heat applied to the cartridge. By vaping at lower voltages, you’re less likely to cough after a hit, making the experience much more pleasant.
Finally, a 2.5V - 3.3V vape temp will make your THC oil or cartridge last longer by preventing burning of the extract inside and preventing waste of unused or not inhaled vapor.Armed with these tips to use your THC vape pen most effectively, you can now enjoy the best hits. Check out our in depth guide on how to use a vape pen for additional insight.