A 510 Vape Battery has a standardized screw on connection for a 510 cartridge and a heating element that transforms the concentrate oil into a vapor that a user may safely inhale.
What is a 510 Cartridge?
A vape cartridge is a glass cartridge pre-filled with a gram or half-gram of cannabis oil or distillate. This oil or distillate contains various combinations of cannabinoids and terpenes extracted from cannabis. Vape cartridges come in many forms: 510-threaded cartridges (the most common), as well as some proprietary forms like Pax Era Pods. Most oil vape carts are high in THC. However, more CBD-dominant vape cartridges are entering the market.
What does "510 Battery" mean?
"510" is the 10 x 5mm threads on the cartridge that screw into the female screw threads built into one end of the battery. The term "510" literally refers to 10 threads at 5mm and has become the generic name for vape pens and their parts. This type of connection has become the industry standard for vape pens and e-cigs around the world. Almost all 510-threaded batteries and cartridges are compatible and interchangeable.
Some of the newest 510 batteries no longer use threads and have a magnet that attaches to the cartridge keeping it in place.
Why should I buy a 510-threaded battery?
Cross Device Compatibility- Almost all combinations of 510-threaded carts and batteries from different brands will connect with one another.
Portable and Lightweight- Pairing a battery with a cartridge creates portable and light concentrate vaporizer that you can take anywhere.
Discreet- Most type of 510 fit in a pocket and many 510-batteries are indistinguishable from e-cigarettes allowing you to keep your cannabis consumption to yourself.
Dose Management- There is a timeout programmed into a 510's inhalation cycle which ensures more and consistent and measurable doses. 510 thread vaporizers are perfect for micro dosing or those new to cannabis who are exploring their tolerance levels.
How does a 510 Vape Pen work?
Attach the cartridge- pre-filled oil cartridges screw onto a rechargeable battery base that uses heat to vaporize the oil so that it can be inhaled.
Activation- The most common styles areButton ActivatedandAuto-Draw or Buttonless.
Button activated vape pen batteries- This style has a button that you press as you inhale. There is often a safety feature to turn the power on or off using a sequence of button presses (usually 5 times quickly in a row) and some will also have a switch or lock on the battery.
Buttonless or auto draw batteries-These modelshave an auto-on and auto-off functionality that is activated when you inhale through the mouthpiece. These are the simplest type of vape pen and are easy to use. There is little chance of the vaporizer accidentally turning on in your pocket. All you have to do is place your lips around the mouthpiece creating a tight seal and then breath in.
Battery Transfers Power to the Atomizer- When a battery is activated, electrical power is transmitted to a heating element (a wire coil or ceramic element) that raises the temperature very quickly. This heat vaporizes the oil inside the 510 cart which the user may then inhale.
Temperature Control- Batteries may have fixed or adjustable temp control. Cannabinoids and terpenes activate at different temps; therefore, most users prefer avariable voltage vape/ batterywhich allows one to choose the best temperature for personal tolerance and the desired flavor profile.
Battery Life and Charging- The battery life of a 510 depends on the voltage the battery is heating which is related to the temperature and how many puffs or activations. On average, most batteries last at least 5 hours before they need to be charged. Many new 510 batteries have a battery life indicator that is usually activated using a sequence of button presses. Green means there is a full battery whereas yellow to orange means that it's starting to get low, and red means it's time to charge. A 510 lithium ion battery can take 45 minutes to 2 hours to fully charge.
What to do if my 510 battery stops working?
Ensure that the device is charged.
Make sure that the cartridge is fully connected to the battery.
Check to see if the cartridge is screwed on too tight which may prevent the battery from working properly.
Look to see if there is oil in the cartridge and that it is consistency that is viscous enough for vaping.
Verify that nothing is blocking the airflow.
If it is still not working, contact the manufacturer's website for support.
Is travelling with a 510-Battery allowed?
You may travel in Canada with a 510-vaporizer battery, but it is not permitted in checked baggage; therefore, the device will have to be on your person or packed in a carry-on.
It is recommended to disassemble the cartridge from the 510-battery before travel to prevent accidental activation. Using a vape pen in flight is illegal.
In Canada, it is best to also bring along the store receipt of any cannabis products you are transporting within Canada to prove that it was purchased from a licensed cannabis retail store. Airport security et al may ask to see proof of cannabis purchase and also insist that cartridges and batteries be separated.
The best 510 thread vape batteries are versatile, portable, discreet, easy to use, hold a charge longer than 5 hours, and have proper temperature control. There are new models being introduced into the marketplace monthly. We carefully research the 510 models we carry and encourage you to check back regularly as the pens are constantly improving with better retail price points.