How to use vape cartridge?

Over the past decade, vaping has become popular with smokers. Vaping is the process of smoking an electronic cigarette, vaporizer, and other similar devices. Every day on the streets of cities, we see people exhaling a large number of steam using vaping devices. One of the components of vaping is a vape cartridge. So let's figure out what a vape cartridge is and how to use vape cartridge.

Vape cartridges are disposable and refillable.

When buying a disposable cartridge, it contains some kind of oil. Before using a vape cartridge, check for oil leakage, look at the bottom of the cartridge, and if you find traces of oil, require a replacement from the retailer. Then, ensuring that the battery is full and suitable for your cart, connect the cart to the battery. Buttonless batteries do not require activation; however, single-button batteries press five times to activate. After connecting, make sure it’s working fine and doesn’t smell or make a harsh taste.

Refillable cartridges are simple collapsible devices consisting of several main parts: mouthpiece, coil(heating element), and the chamber that can contain different oils or e-liquids with different tastes. With refillable vape cartridges, users can use the cartridge multiple times. In addition, a vaper can pour concentrates like distillate oil into this type of cartridge based on the user's taste preferences. The cartridges perform best if the oil viscosity is compatible with this vape cartridge's oil intake. For low-viscosity liquid, the oil intake has to be more comprehensive. The oil may leak with wide oil intake openings, unlike the high viscosity.

However, to use the cartridge correctly, you need to know a few simple things:

  • Make sure the cartridge isn’t leaking from the bottom. If dripping, the refill isn’t recommended.  

  • Don’t overfill.

  • Close the cap or mouthpiece immediately after filling. 

  • If it fills for the first time, let the coil absorb the oil by leaving it for 20-30 minutes in a vertical position.

Refillable cartridges are of two kinds: 510 threads and device-specific cartridges.

What are 510 threads, and how to use a vape cartridge with a 510 connector? Devices with 510 threads are the most common on the market. 510 threads is a type of cartridge-to-battery connection (vape pen, vape pod, box mod). At the bottom of the cartridge is an external connector 510, which screws into the battery with a 510 thread. It serves to conduct the current on the coil, which turns the liquid into steam. Why is it called 510? This part is named so due to its length of five millimeters and ten turns on the thread. Thanks to this connection, even a beginner vaper can easily screw the cartridge into the vape pod. There are other types of connections where the cartridge attaches to the pod using magnets or latches; there is no thread, and the connector of each new device is unique. For example, PAX Pods for the PAX Era or Dart Pods made for the Moxie Dart Battery, Stiiizy pods, CCELL carts, DART SERIES pods, etc. The best batteries to suit the vape cartridges are those with a magnetic connection through an adapter ring; they never have issues with the connectivity because of that option.

Cartridges on 510 threads are as easy to use as device-specific cartridges, and any novice vaper can quickly figure out how to use them. But still, 510 threads cartridges have some advantages over device-specific cartridges. First, they are more versatile as they can be used with batteries from various manufacturers and are more common and easy to find in any vape shop.

The battery compatibility

When choosing a battery, it is essential to pay attention to the fact that the battery connection coincides with the connector on the cartridge.

There are batteries with adjustable voltage and adjustable power. This option allows you to regulate the amount of steam and taste. However, you need to be careful with this; the more voltage(V) or power(W) you put on the coil, the higher the risk of burning out and reducing its life. And you also need to pay attention to the resistance of the coil. The lower the coil's resistance (Ohm Ω), the greater the current applied to the coil.

When buying a cartridge, make sure it's compatible with your battery, considering the manufacturer's recommendations on the above parameters (voltage, power, resistance)!

We hope that in this article, we will explain how to use vape cartridges and that the information above will be helpful.