All of our battery powered units use rechargeable lithium ion batteries. It’s important to note that you should only use the batteries intended for use with your specific vaporizer. Using other batteries could damage the unit or worse yet, harm you. Always use the intended battery and read the instructions with your vaporizer!
Many vapor connoisseurs prefer a portable vaporizer to a stationary one, opting for the portability and discreetness that a travel unit can offer. Some portables are powered by butane; others by a flame, but the bulk of them are battery powered. In this article, we’ll run through the two types of battery powered vaporizers and their strengths.
Battery operated units fall into two categories. Some use a “short circuit” process, while the others have a “Temperature Regulator” that detects the temperature of the unit and warms a heating chamber appropriately.
The short circuit method is the most basic from an engineering perspective. You simply create a current that quickly runs through a metal heating plate, warming it up rapidly. The time it takes for a unit to reach vaporizing temperature with this process is only a matter of seconds. This is great for delivering vapor quickly – no need to wait for your unit to heat up!
The Magic Flight Launch Box is operated by pushing a charged lithium Ion battery into the unit. When you push the battery in, you create a circuit within the unit. The MFLB’s heating trench gets hot and quickly produces vapour.
The MFLB’s design also incorporates infa-red heating characteristics. The heat produced by its trench radiates around your botanical, providing greater vaporization than would be possible through short-circuit conduction heating alone.
It’s possible to overheat your batteries while powering your MFLB, so make sure not to depress the battery to the point that it gets too hot to hold comfortably. Doing so can decrease the overall life of your batteries.
The FlashVape follows the “short circuit” process too, although differently than the MFLB. With the MFLB, you insert your batteries and push them in to create the circuit. With the FlashVape, your batteries are housed within the unit and you create the circuit by pushing a button. When you push the button, your heating chamber is warmed rapidly by the electrons flowing through it. When you release the button, the charge breaks and the unit stops heating.
These Short Circuit units can be tricky to master, as the only methods you have to control the temperature of the unit are:
A) How long you leave the battery engaged
B) How hard you draw on the unit
Draw speed will be the best way to regulate your vapor temperature, as short circuit units heat up so rapidly that it’s difficult to get much temperature flexibility just by holding the battery in for more or less time.
Remember when drawing on any vaporizer that slower draw speeds mean higher temperatures, and faster draw speeds mean lower temperatures. Higher temperatures give thicker vapor, while lower temperatures give thin, wispy vapour.
A big upside to these units is that their batteries are easy to replace, and they come at a fraction of the cost of batteries in units with a temperature regulator.
Vaporizers that use a built-in temperature regulator usually have a digital display to enter your preferred settings at the start of your session. They’re more complex in design, and offer greater temperature flexibility than their short-circuiting cousins.
The Vapir NO2, DaVinci, and Solo each operate with the aid of a temperature regulator. This regulator detects the temperature of the unit and either tells it to heat up or to cool down, depending on the temperature that you’ve set it to operate at. Obviously the main benefit to this system is temperature control. Rather than the “On/Off” style of the Short Circuit vaporizers, you can choose to vaporize at a desired specific temperature.
For connoisseurs interested in vapor quality, a temperature regulator is an essential feature. After a lot of trial and error, the Short Circuit units can be effective. However, you’ll always get better vapor from a unit designed to maintain specific temperatures. This allows more equal vaporization of your botanical (no hot-spots), and a more consistent vapor.
The three “regulator” units mentioned charge the same way: they have rechargeable lithium ion batteries that stay housed in the unit. You charge them by connecting a power cord to the unit. The typical charge time for these units is around four hours.
As with laptop batteries or other rechargeable lithium ion batteries, they can last for years depending on how frequent the use is. In very cold temperatures these batteries may lose their charge quicker than in room temperature, so if you’re heading to the ski slopes with your portable vaporizer keep it warm!
Battery operated vaporizers are great because you’re not stuck to a wall outlet. You can vaporize anywhere you want, as long as you have a charge in your battery! Short circuit units are basic and get the job done quickly. Units with temperature regulators are more complex, but do a better job of extracting high quality vapor for you. The type of unit that’s best for you will depend on your preferences, but whether you want a basic vape session or a high-tech one there’s a great portable vaporizer for you! Thankyou for reading today’s Battery Powered Vaporizers blog post! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ for contests, sales alerts and other fun stuff!
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