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It’s safe to say that vaping has become one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis products. With all of the assorted and exciting concentrates available on the market, enjoying wax, shatter, live resin and other formulations has never been easier or more convenient than it is now.
Just as important as the cartridges, are the vape batteries themselves. Keep reading as we talk about the particulars of two of the most popular vape batteries: 510 Thread & PAX.
What are 510 Thread Vape Batteries?
The term 510 thread refers to a type of battery that was created by Joyetech, and it means that the connector has 10 threads at 0.5 mm each. According to the SFWeekly, it is the most popular connection type on the market:
Because of its popularity, there are many options for 510 thread batteries and they all have different strengths. 510 can refer to all the parts while 510 thread battery specifically refers to the battery alone. The options come in different shapes and sizes. Some are shaped like a pen and are very slim. These are easy to pocket or put away in a bag. Others come in different shapes such as a more square or rectangle shape. These can be a variety of different sizes.
Pros & Cons
- Pros – portable, lightweight, many cart options available, assorted styles & sizes, many options offered depending on model
- Cons – Prices vary (can be expensive), smaller batteries = smaller battery life, potential compatibility issues
What are PAX Vape Batteries?
While at their core, 510 and PAX are technically in the same class of accessories – they differ from each other in fundamental ways:
Pax pods are different. The pods and their filling equipment are proprietary products made by the company and then sold exclusively through vetted oil manufacturers. This means that while Pax isn’t actually manufacturing its own oil, you have a significantly higher guarantee of quality. Once the empty pods leave the company’s grasp they belong to an official vape oil manufacturer, which must follow the laws of the state it operates in.
With a 9/10 from Wired – PAX batteries such as the Pax Era Pro are a solid option for your cannabis adventures.
Pros & Cons
- Pros – long battery life, customizable settings for android users, precise dosage control, parental lock feature, provides detailed testing information about specific carts, carts come exclusively from vetted high-quality producers
- Cons – customizable settings option not compatible for iphone users, carts generally “significantly more expensive” than 510 thread, some plastic waste from discarded carts
Choosing the Right Cannabis Accessories for Me & the Importance of Asking a Budtender
So, how do you choose the right cannabis vape battery for me? Well, it really depends on various factors that may be different based on your personal preferences and specific cannabis lifestyle.
A great rule of thumb to follow is to make sure you get with a budtender when visiting our dispensary, and ask them all the related questions you may have about choosing the right cannabis cartridge for you, as well as the right battery to fit your needs.
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