In this article we’ll cover:
- Vape Pen Heat Settings
- Vape Pen Charging
- Buttonless v. Button Vape Pens
- Vape Pens Optimized for THC Cartridges
Since the cannabis legalization movement began, vape pens have emerged as a popular choice thanks to their discreteness, convenience and faster onset time compared to other methods of cannabis consumption. With the increase in weed legalization and popularization of vaping culture a vast and diverse range of THC oil cartridges, and by extension, vape pen batteries has emerged. The most widely used type of vape pens and cartridges have a 510-thread connection, which is generally regarded as a ‘universal connection’ for vape pens and cartridges.
But what makes a great vape pen for vaping THC carts? We explore answers to this question with over a decade of experience manufacturing vape batteries and THC cartridges. In this article we’ll explore what features are important to consider for the best vaping experience with 510-thread THC oil cartridges.
Optimized Voltage Options
One of the most important features to consider in creating the optimal vaping experience with your THC carts starts with the voltage or heat setting. Not every vape battery for THC cartridges comes equipped with variable, customizable voltage settings and some may not even be optimized for THC cartridge vaporization points.
You want cannabis oil to be relatively thin so that it can vaporize through the holes in your cartridge, if the oil is too thick it will burn the cannabis oil or your coil resulting in an unpleasant taste. The active ingredients in cannabis oil (cannabinoids and terpenes) also have different vaporization points, myrcene for instance has a higher boiling point of 168˚C/334˚F compared to THCs boiling point of 157˚C/315˚F.
The ability to switch between different voltage settings with a vape battery means that depending on the thickness of the oil you are using or your preference for smaller, more flavorful vapor draws or larger, more potent puffs you can customize for an experience just right for you. The O.pen 510-thread vape pen batteries have optimized voltage settings for THC cartridges, ensuring that you get smooth and consistent draws optimized for the typical consistency of THC cartridges. You can learn more about variable voltage temperature settings in our guide here.
Super Fast Charging Speeds
Not every vape pen is equipped with fast charging speeds, in fact most vape pens take 3-4 hours for a full charge. This is because the battery has a finite life (around 500 full charges) and slower charging times allow for an extended battery life. Sometimes life gets in the way though and you don’t have 3-4 hours to wait for your vape pen to come back to life. Our vape pens are conveniently designed to charge in any USB port connection and our 2.0 vape pen comes equipped with a 20-minute rapid charge feature for those times when you need the job done fast.
Tip: When you have time for a standard charge, use it to extend the overall life of your battery.
Button vs Buttonless Vape Pen
Some vape batteries are draw-activated meaning they begin heating upon inhalation and some batteries are button-activated meaning you’ll need to press and button in order to begin the vape cartridge heating process. The advantages of a buttonless vape pen are that it’s more convenient, user-friendly and often extends the life of your battery. Button-activated vape batteries do allow for more control over your vape session because they don’t have timeouts. The decision between the two is really up to user preference on prioritizing convenience over increased experience control.
The Best Vape Pen Batteries For Sale
510-thread oil pen batteries are the standard type of connection for vaping carts. When searching for the right kind of vape pen battery, it's essential to consider functionality, features and the aesthetics of the vape battery that are suitable for you. Recently named the Best 510-Thread Vape Battery by SF Weekly, at O.pen we’ve designed an assortment of vape pen options geared towards simplicity, versatility and customization all backed by our Friend for Life Warranty.
Our goal was to develop the best small vape pen battery with a very affordable price tag, and we did precisely that with the ISH vape pen. The ISH is a budget-friendly small vape pen battery for someone who wants a small, compatible, and discreet option. This vape pen comes in a sleek stainless steel finish, and vapes at 3.7 volts.
The ISH is a small vape pen battery that utilizes draw activation technology, meaning that a user just has to inhale rather than pressing buttons to activate and heat the oils. This can help mitigate the risk of overheating, which puts both your vape cartridge and oil at risk for damage. It also negates the need to turn the vape on and off.
With a battery length of only 3 inches, the O.pen ISH vape pen battery is portable and discreet. This small vape pen battery only costs $4.99, making this an affordable and reliable choice for users who are just starting to vape for the first time. The battery charger uses a USB port and comes with a Friend For Life warranty if the battery breaks or stops working.
The O.Pen original vape pen battery boasts five different color options including blue, green, pink, orange, gray, black and whit. This vape pen battery uses the same 3.7V heat setting as the O.pen ISH Battery and hosts the same draw activation technology. The O.riginal vape pen is a bit longer in length, similar to a ball point pen and is equipped with a stylus tip for versatility. This 510-thread battery costs $9.99 and is rechargeable.
The O.pen 2.0 Variable Voltage Battery opens up a whole new world of vaping possibilities with additional features and functions. The first thing that sets the variable voltage vape battery apart are the heat control settings. While some users find comfort in the simplicity of the one temperature setting featured in our other batteries, the O.pen 2.0 offers users four different settings: low, medium, high, and dab.
- The low temperature comes in at 2.4 volts and is perfect for a mellow and flavorful vape
- The medium temperature is 3.4 volts near the average temperature of The O.pen ISH and O.riginal Battery. It provides a moderate experience and a balanced taste
- The high temperature is set at 4.0 volts and provides users with a rich and robust vaping experience
There's also a fourth wax option at 4.0 volts. This voltage setting will provide the user with a strong hit and very potent effects with THC carts and compatible wax atomizers. Dab mode allows for longer vape hits from your 510-thread cartridges but requires holding down the button located on the stylus tip. Not all 510-thread THC Carts are compatible with dab mode but are suitable for most ceramic core cartridges and thicker oil types.
The O.pen 2.0 Variable Voltage battery comes in 8 color options (along with seasonal release) and a 20-minute rapid charger for those tight situations where time just isn’t in your favor. Even with a rich feature set the battery still boasts the convenience of 510-thread versatility and draw-activated, buttonless convenience. The battery's current cost is $39.99, making it a slightly steeper, but worthwhile investment for a premium battery designed to fit your vaping needs. The O.pen 2.0 is also backed by our Friend for Life lifetime warranty.