Different from a cigarette or an e-cigarette, the popularity of the vaporizer skyrockets. This small device is also economical, an essential advantage for smokers or consumers of herbs or aromatic plants of all kinds. But how do the vaporizers work?
How Does a Vape Pen Work
A heating mode that does not burn
While smoking or other means of consuming tobacco, plants, etc., work by combustion, the vaporizer, meanwhile, will heat its container, at a high temperature, without going to the burning. As a general rule, the maximum temperature does not exceed 250 ° C. Be careful; however, depending on the plant that the user will evaporate, the heating temperature must change! Indeed, eucalyptus should not heat above 130 ° C, just like lavender. This allows you to create the vapors faster. Two methods apply conduction or convection.
Unlike a cigarette that burns at about 400 ° C vaporization, it is much less hot since generally between 180 ° C and 250 ° C. The air entering the lungs is much less hot and aggressive.
All vaporizers contain a heating element (ceramic). With the method of conduction, the herbs are directly placed in a heating chamber usually composed of ceramic. The warm room will then transmit its heat to the herbs so that they release their aromas and essences. Thus, they will be ready to be inhaled by the consumer. The conductive vaporizer works either with a lithium battery that is charged by a simple connection to the mains or gas, and it is sufficient to recharge with a cylinder of gas without impurity.
– The consumer can inhale almost immediately
– Attractive price and cheaper than a convection vaper
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– Temperature control less efficient than those of the convection vaporizer.
– The operation deserves to shake the vaporizer so that the herbs mix so that all are in contact with the heating surface
The convection vaporizer works differently. It will heat the grass with hot air and not with a heating surface. On these models, the herbs are separated from the heated ceramic by a grid or canvas. So it is the air that is heated and that heats the grass crossing them. Also, the heating temperature is more accurate than with the conduction method. The vaporization is then obtained when the hot air passes through the material contained in the chamber. The convection vaporizer works with a lithium battery or plugs directly into the mains.
– No risk of combustion
– No contact with the heating surface
– All the quantity of herbs is thus heated relatively, without having to shake the vaporizer
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– The heating time is more important
Sprays: a different way to smoke or inhale
The advantage of this type of vaporizers is that the vapor contains nothing but vegetable matter and not combustion derivatives. So there is no tar, carbon monoxide or other arsenic. The “smoke” is almost non-existent, you suck air charged molecules of the plant. The virtues of inhaled plants are therefore preserved and more effective. Do not be surprised to see any steam, smoke or anything coming out of the steamer. The effects of the plants are still felt even if at first you have the impression of not smoking anything. The hot air charged with its molecules will give the expected effects a few minutes later.
Expert consumers of vaporization often move more towards a convection product. Longer to start, it is nevertheless more efficient in terms of its use.
The operation of vaporizers
Above all, the advice on the manufacturer’s instructions for charging must be followed. This will allow your device to maintain a longer life. As a general rule, it is advisable to charge your device 6 hours before use.
To fill your vaporizer, remove the connector from the ceramic heating chamber, before filling it with the grass of your choice. In general, a small tool is provided with the vaporizer, to drive the grass in the room, without packing it. It is necessary that air can pass between strands. After replacing the heating chamber, the device is ready for use.
Do not fill too much your heating chamber, half enough. If it is also full, the air will not circulate properly, and the herbs will be wasted. It should not spoil 😉
The vaporizer should be cleaned regularly to ensure a long service life.