Vape Pen Care Tips

Vape Pen Tips | Caring for your Vape Pen

In this guide you’ll learn how to take care of your O.pen 510-thread vape batteries and cartridges, or really any 510-thread. Safe and effective THC oil pen care is important, and in this article we’ll show you how to use your cartridge properly and maintain it.

In this guide, you'll learn simple vape pen tips to keep your vape in tip-top shape, including:


In this guide, you’ll learn how to take care of your O.pen 510-thread vape batteries and cartridges, or really any 510-thread. We’ve been manufacturing both for over a decade now and can share insights on how to prolong your vape batteries and get the best experience vaping cartridges. If you’re worried about a 510 thread cartridge leaking, that shouldn’t be an issue with any of our cartridges, especially if you follow our tips. 

Safe and effective THC oil pen care is important, and in this article we’ll show you how to use your cartridge properly and maintain it. While the basics involve installing the cartridge and inhaling – with a few simple vape pen caring tips – you’ll significantly extend the life of your pen, keep your cartridges running at maximum performance and avoid having to deal with oil pen leaking.

Here are a few simple vape battery tricks for your O.penVAPE vaporizer batteries, chargers, and cartridges (We decided to update our guide to cover some of the most common problems and solutions for all vape pen batteries. You will be able to quickly identify the problem by reading our vape pen battery guide, and learn the solution if there is one. This guide is written by an actual user of 510-thread THC cartridges and batteries. Gain insight from someone who vapes daily and has learned a thing or two that can help provide you with the best experience vaping with THC cartridges and 510-thread batteries.):

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Avoid unintentionally making the same mistakes that many beginners experience by reading our helpful guide below. Following these simple tips can avoid losing any precious oil from your 510-thread cartridge.


Leaving your THC vape pen in the car or exposing it to extreme temperature changes may cause the cannabis oil to become highly viscous and thus lead to a leaky cartridge - it’s like leaving a tube of lip balm in a hot car- messes will ensue! Prevent leaks from occurring by following each of our vape pen tips and keeping away from hot environments.


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While O.pen vaporizer pens make the perfect companion from the beach to the mountains - try to avoid drastic elevation and temperature changes as this may force the oil to leak from the cartridge. Much like leaving a sealed shampoo bottle in your checked bag on an airplane, proper vape pen care and storage prevents leaking.


vape pen protective cover

It can be the worst experience cracking your brand new oil cartridge because of an accidental drop. A simple solution is using an O.pen protective cover or you can purchase a cheap pencil or pen grip that is available for only a few bucks on Amazon. These inexpensive but effective products will adequately protect your 510-thread cartridge from cracking if dropped, and avoid losing any precious oil.


It's important to gently inhale to avoid pulling any cannabis oil up, not that this is commonplace. It is more likely towards the end of a cartridge, and especially true if you have been vaporizing a cartridge a lot, among multiple people, the cannabis oil will become thin enough to travel through the mouthpiece. We recommend allowing the oil cartridge to cool down before going back for another puff of the vape pen. Frequent use will cause the cartridge to become warm, and in turn, the cannabis oil inside too.


It's important not to exceed the recommended voltage for a 510-thread cartridge when vaping, and if you do, it can result in bitter tasting vapor. Typically, the average vape cartridge for vaping cannabis oil should not go beyond 4.0 volts.  We understand that everyone is after a different type of vapor, and we provide the best options available with our variable voltage vape batteries for sale. We sell a variable voltage vape battery pen with 4 different settings, and recommend always starting low before going high.

vape pen care tips & troubleshooting

Now that you’ve learned how to take care of your oil cartridges, it's important to understand how to properly take care of your vape pen battery, so its battery life can last as long as possible. Simple vape pen tips such as keeping it out of extreme heat and using the correct charger can make a big difference. We list the most common mistakes to avoid with a vape battery and how to properly take care of them below.


vape pen charging

If the light on your vape battery is flashing red – it’s time to recharge. Simply connect the pen battery to the charger and insert into a USB port on a computer or other electronic device. The light on the battery and charger should illuminate, letting you know that it’s charging up. Once the light on the charger turns green, the battery is fully charged and ready to use.

If you're someone where the speed of charging your vape battery matters, then we highly recommend our variable voltage option that comes with a rapid 20 minute charge mode. This is our 2.0 vape battery pen that we describe in more detail below.


As far as THC pen care goes, storage cases are often overlooked as necessities for proper care. To keep your cannabis oil pen looking brand new, keep it in a protective case. Cases allow you to make your vape pen more portable, protecting it from breaking and scratching. Some even allow you to puff on your vape pen while in the case.


Experiencing your vape pen blinking 3 times can be a common issue, often linked to a short circuit or poor connection between the vape cartridge and battery. Here's a step-by-step guide to address and fix this problem, ensuring your device operates smoothly.

  1. Identifying the Issue:

    • Understand that a blinking light may indicate a short circuit or a weak connection.
    • Recognize the potential causes, such as a dirty connection or misalignment between the cartridge and battery.
  2. Cleaning for Resolution:

    • Use a cotton swab and alcohol to clean the connection points on both the cartridge and battery.
    • Ensure a thorough cleaning to eliminate any residue that may disrupt the electrical connection.
  3. Adjusting the Connection Plate:

    • Try adjusting the connection plate on either the cartridge or battery to enhance the establishment of a stable connection.
    • Ensure proper alignment to promote seamless communication between the components.
  4. Troubleshooting with a New Cartridge:

    • If the issue persists, consider trying a new oil vape cartridge to eliminate the possibility of a faulty cartridge.
    • Test with a reliable, fresh cartridge to rule out any issues with the previous one.
  5. Explore O.pen Vape Battery as a Solution:

    • If all else fails, it might be time to invest in an O.pen vape battery, known for its reliability and backed by a Lifetime Warranty.
    • Explore the benefits of O.pen vape batteries, ensuring a long-lasting and efficient vaping experience.

You can watch our troubleshooting video here on vape pen tips to get your pen working again:



When you find your vape pen blinking 10 times, at first, you might be alarmed. But this is a somewhat common occurrence in vape pen devices, for a plethora of reasons. Here are the most common reasons why you’ll find vape pens blinking 10 times - 

  • Low voltage - If your pen is experiencing low levels of voltage, it may blink 10 times or repeatedly. Low voltage often occurs from a loose battery connection, or dirt and grime disrupting the connection. Try wiping down the inner thread of the battery with an isopropyl alcohol-soaked q-tip and retry, once complete. 
  • Extended duration of hit - With some advanced vape pens, if you take too long a hit, the device will shut down and blink 10 times, or more. Simply hit the button again, and take a smaller rip. 
  • Battery losing power - When your battery is losing power, some vape pen devices will blink 10 times. Try recharging the battery to see if that fixes the issue. 
  • Replacement warning - Vape pens blinking 10 times could be a sign that your device is reaching the end of its life. If you’re having trouble remembering when you bought the vape pen, it may be time to replace it altogether. 
  • If you’ve run through all of the typical troubleshooting tips, and your vape pen is still blinking 10 times, then it might be time for a new device. While high-quality vape pen devices are equipped to last long periods of time, they won’t last forever. 

    Keep in mind that consumers who use vape pens frequently, or neglect regular cleaning routines typically have to replace their devices more frequently than others who don’t. That’s why following these vape pen tips is beneficial to avoid or defer replacement costs.


    If your vape pen blinks when the cartridge is connected, the issue is one that’s typically easy to solve. Normally, the ongoing blinking of a vape pen occurs when the battery connection is loose or disrupted. That’s why the device continually blinks as it would when it’s beginning to charge. 

    To fix the issue, simply unscrew the battery and re-screw it back in to tighten the connection. Of course, there are a few other reasons why a vape pen blinks when a cartridge is in. It could mean your power button is stuck or blocked with dirt or grime. 

    In this case, wipe down the button with an isopropyl alcohol-soaked q-tip. Beyond this, more advanced models might blink when a cartridge is in, if there’s some safety hazard, or if an incompatible cartridge is connected. 

    If cleaning the button and reconnecting the battery doesn’t work to solve the issue, reference the device’s manual for more information. Because continuous blinking could indicate the activation of safety features, it’s best to halt vaping use until it’s resolved, to avoid damaging the device or other potential hazards.


    If you're currently experiencing a blinking link on your vape pen while trying to charge it, the solution is ensuring the connections are both clean with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol. Allow for both connections to dry before trying to charge again. If the blinking continues to happen, it might be time to replace the charger. 


    Unfortunately, the continuous blinking from a 510-thread vape battery pen is indicating the cartridge is not compatible. This is typical with cheap vape cartridges from unlicensed brands, another reason to buy reliable oil cartridges from licensed brands such as ours.

    vape pen battery colors
    types of vape pensThere are many reasons why you're going to want to buy a vape battery from a reputable brand. We have high standards and many safety measures to ensure quality vape batteries are manufactured. 

    Interested in vape batteries made with high quality materials and high standards? Now that you’re familiar with the proper vape pen care and general vaporizer tips, shop O.pen vape pen batteries online to ensure you’re using the best equipment. Check out our dispensary finder to pick up your favorite cartridge at a dispensary near you. You might also be interested in more resources on our blog, such as How to Use a Vape Pen: Optimize Your Vaporizing Experience or Four Reasons People love 510-Thread Vape Batteries.


    Experience the luxury of being able to hit your THC oil cartridges without having to press a button, simply inhale gently for a smooth vaping hit experience with O.pen vape batteries. We have different vape pen battery options available for sale on our website, and they all come with a USB charger that makes it convenient to charge with these types of ports typically around the house. Learn about our different types of vape batteries available for sale and their different features below.


    If you're someone looking for a simple and efficient vape battery pen, we recommend the original battery and charger. It's a budget friendly option that has a single optimized temperature for vaping cannabis oil cartridges. When we first launched this vape battery, it was for sale at $19.99, but it’s currently on sale for $9.99. It will let you take a draw for up to 8-seconds, and only has one voltage setting that's optimized for amazing vapor hits. 


    The most budget friendly and compact vape pen the internet has ever seen from an American company, buy it for only $4.99. It also only has one voltage setting that can not be changed, but it's optimized to provide smooth hits with dense clouds from your 510-thread cartridges. This is the best compact vape battery that will not take up too much space in a purse or pocket. It's also cheap enough to not cause too much pain in the unfortunate event it becomes lost. We encourage buying multiple ISH vape batteries, and keeping them all charged to ensure you always have power available to vape.


    We developed a THC vape battery that has the ideal voltage setting options for vaping THC oil cartridges. Start low for the best flavor from your 510-thread pre-filled cartridges, and finish with large vapor plumes on the highest voltage setting. Browse through a vast selection of vape pen color options, made from premium materials. We even have a vape battery pen with a wood grain finish for those who want a bit of mother nature in their vaping experience. 

    The lowest voltage setting for this vape battery starts at 2.7 volts, and is perfect for those who want a gentle tasting vapor with a lot of flavor. A purple light will indicate this low temperature setting. The next voltage setting is medium at 3.2 volts, and is producing a higher potency draw. The highest voltage setting is 4.0 volts, and will produce the largest vapor plume, but you will sacrifice some flavor and flavor (terpenes) burn off at higher temperatures. 

    Finally, there is a dab mode, designed for use with wax attachments. We do not recommend using this setting with any pre-filled cannabis oil cartridges as it might be too high for most. Therefore, this 510-thread battery is geared towards the more advanced user, but don’t be discouraged because after reading this guide you will be considered advanced. 

    vape pen tips & tricksvape pen safety tips
    • For Child safety, disconnect the cartridge from O.pen vape battery and store when not in use. Always keep any THC pen or cartridge away from a small child's reach. 
    • You always want to keep your THC pen batteries in a comfortable environment that's not too cool or hot.
    • Always remember to turn your vape battery off when you're not using it, simply click on the stylus button 5 times to turn off an open vape battery.
    • Try to make it a good habit to always keep your vape cartridge in a vertical position to prevent the cannabis oil from getting stuck at the top of the cart near the mouthpiece.

    We hope you found these vape pen tips helpful, below you can shop our selection of award-winning vape pens.


    Originally Posted On: September 13, 2018