Variable Voltage 510 Battery – Complete Guide
Control your vape session with a variable voltage vape pen and learn more about the benefits of the different voltages your 510 vape pen offers.
In this article we explore the variable voltage vape battery and do a deep dive on the following topics:
ALL ABOUT VOLTS
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, HOW TO USE A VARIABLE VOLTAGE VAPE PEN
Curious what makes the best vape experience? Want to know how to get the richest flavors from a cartridge? Or how to adjust from smaller, less intense hits to stronger, heavier puffs? A variable setting vape pen is the key to controlling a vape session.
Let’s explore and compare the different types of variable vape pens, and how the settings actually affect the vape experience.
What’s the Difference Between Voltage and Wattage Vape Pens?
Variable voltages and variable wattages both control the battery to create a desired vaping effect, just in different ways. While watts measures the output of energy in a vape device, volts measures the input of energy. With variable voltage, the number of volts is set to get the desired temperature. With variable wattage, set the watts and the device will adjust the voltage accordingly.
It’s a subtle difference, but one that can impact the vape experience. Variable wattage determines the voltage (power going in) automatically, while variable voltage gives the user a bit more control . How does this translate into the vape experience? In practical terms, variable wattage is best for those that want to vape in a way that’s similar to smoking, while variable voltage is best for those who want more flavor and more control.
What Is a Variable Voltage 510 Battery?
A variable voltage 510 battery allows the user to adjust the heating power of the device, basically controlling the temperature of the device. Variable voltage, and thus variable temperature, is used to enhance the flavor, intensity, smoothness, and hit of a vape.
What is Variable Voltage?
A variable voltage vape pen allows you to select the voltage at which your battery operates, no matter how much power remains in it. This means a consistent power input and more control over the temperature, which means more control over the vape’s flavor and experience.
What Voltage Means on a Vape Pen
Simply put, the higher the voltage you set, the higher the heat. This will intensify or lessen certain variables of your vape.
A lower voltage setting allows more subtle flavors to come through since some delicate terpenes may not be discernible with higher heat. Lower voltage also offers softer effects since it may take more hits on a low heat setting to achieve the desired level of THC or other cannabinoids. In contrast, higher voltage gives a more robust and intense flavor, with a stronger onset of effects. We cover this in more detail in the next section.
O.pen’s 2.0 Variable Voltage battery offers a range of settings, from low 2.4 volts to high 4.0 volts, giving vape user’s a range of options.
What Can a Variable Voltage Battery Control?
The main variables are:
When a user adjusts the voltage or wattage of their pen, it’s not the number of volts or watts they are looking to change. Really, those adjustments are about fine-tuning the flavor, intensity, etcetera to create the ideal experience.
Why Do Vape Pens Have Variable Voltage?
A vaporizer variable voltage pen battery allows the user to control the vaping variables, such as flavor and intensity, so they can customize their vaping experience every time.
At Which Voltage Should I Vape?
That depends on individual preferences. There are recommended ranges (which are covered below) which one should use when starting vaping. Once familiar with how the settings affect vape taste and feel, it’s easy to adjust accordingly.
Another factor to consider is that different cannabinoids and terpenes activate at different temperatures. which means the flavor and effects of different strains will be optimal at different temperatures. So experiment with what temperature is best for different strains. After all, the power is literally in your hands!
What Is the Best Volt Setting for My Vape Pen?
The most common range for a variable voltage vape pen is between 3.3 volts and 4.8 volts. However, what is the best volt setting for you will vary. Remember that volts control temperature, and temperature controls variables such flavor and intensity, so we recommend trying different volts to find one’s personal preference. Keep in mind, too, that preference may change depending on which strain one is vaping.
For those new to vaping, it’s recommended to start on the lowest available voltage. The smooth flavor and softer effects is perfect for beginners. Since lower voltage means a lower cannabinoid intensity per hit, micro-dosers may find they prefer a low volt setting as well.
Those looking for a more more full-bodied flavor and more intense effects will prefer a higher voltage setting. Again, the purpose of variable voltage is to give the user more control to find their personal preference, so explore different settings with various strains.
Why Does My Vape Say Low Voltage?
If a vape pen displays a low voltage warning, it means it’s time to switch the vape battery for a fresh one. This is different from a low battery warning, which simply means that the vape pen needs to recharge.
Lithium-ion batteries are the most common power source for vape pens, which have a life expectancy of 250-300 charges, or about three years of average use. O.pen, however, offers a Friend for Life lifetime warranty. If an O.pen 2.0 Variable Voltage Battery stops working for any reason, we offer a variety of easy replacement options!
What is a Wattage Battery?
Wattage is the measure of the amount of power a vape uses or puts out. Adjusting the wattage will also adjust the voltage of a device. It’s simply a different way of measuring heating power in a vape pen.
What’s the Best Wattage to Vape?
The best wattage for beginners is between 40-50 watts. Just like variable voltage, an adjustable watt vape battery can be altered to a higher or lower wattage to suit individual preferences.
How Do I Know What Wattage My Vape is?
If unsure or just starting out, one tip is to look at the coils. The recommended wattage will be written on them. Additionally, a recommended wattage range can usually be found on the atomizer’s packaging.
What Does a Higher Wattage Mean for Vaping?
Higher wattage means a more intense “hit” of cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD), which means stronger effects.
Does a Higher Wattage Mean More Flavor?
Not necessarily. It all depends on the type of strain being vaped and that strain’s terpene profiles. Different terpenes are optimized at different temperatures, so consider a strain’s dominant terpenes when choosing a wattage. Ultimately, which wattage gives the most flavor will depend on the strain and personal preference, so feel free to experiment!
Is it Bad to Vape at a Low Wattage?
While not bad, remember that wattage affects the vape experience. If the wattage is too low, the cannabinoids and terpenes will not be activated and vaporized. which means a lack of effects and flavors. If it seems the puffs are flavorless, try bringing up the wattage.
How to Use a Variable Voltage Vape Pen
Most variable voltage vape pens are straightforward and easy to use. Some are designed to be activated automatically by puffing, while others require the user to hold a button or sensor while puffing.
The O.pen 2.0 Battery comes partially charged and ready to use out of the box. Click the stylus button at the tip of the pen five times to turn on. The indicator lights surrounding the stylus tip show that the device is on and ready. Then, simply inhale and the O.pen automatically activates the heating element.
How to change the voltage settings also varies with each device. To cycle through O.pen’s different voltage modes, click the stylus button twice. The indicator lights glow with different colors to show the current volt setting.
How to Charge a Vape Pen Battery
For vape pens with an integrated battery, simply plug it in using the cable provided. It’s important to use the correct cable or connector to charge to avoid damaging the vape pen.
For the variable voltage wax pen that uses a removable battery, remove the batteries once they are dead and replace them with freshly charged ones. Place the dead batteries in the charger to restore their power.
How Long Does a Vape Pen Take to Charge?
This depends on the size and age of your device. A small vape pen can charge in as little as 30 minutes, while larger or older devices can take several hours. The O.pen 2.0 Variable Voltage battery has a unique Rapid Charge feature. Swipe a finger across the logo of the USB charger and a touch sensor will activate the rapid charge mode, taking a battery from dead to fully charged in only 20 minutes or less!
No matter the vape pen, a good practice is to charge the vape pen overnight so it’s fresh and ready to go in the morning.
How to Know When the Vape is Fully Charged?
There may be an indicator light that changes color when charged, or for vape pens with a display screen, it will read “100%.” For O.pen vape pens, the battery status can be checked by clicking the stylus buttons three times; the indicator lights will glow from green (full or almost full charge), yellow, orange or red (dead or almost dead).
Why Is My Vape Not Charging? How Can I Fix it?
Batteries can stop charging for a variety of reasons. Here’s a few tips that can be tried at home:
- Cleaning the battery threads with a dry cotton swab
- Check for and remove debris on the battery threads
- Replace charging cable for a new one
- Clean the charging cable socket with a dry cotton swab
If none of the above work, contact the manufacturer or place of purchase. If an O.pen vape pen stops working for any reason, our Friend for Life warranty guarantees happiness with a variety of convenient replacement options.
What Wattage Should You Be Vaping CBD?
We get asked all the time about what is the best wattage you need for your CBD vaping experience. This is not a simple question.
There are many factors to consider when thinking about wattages, such as the quality of the CBD, the actual vape oil kits, the vape oil taste, and many others. This article is intended to clarify all about it.
The Right Wattage for Vaping CBD
When you are vaping CBD, it is essential to keep in mind that you don’t want to crank it up to a higher wattage very high. Remember, the recommended wattage (ideal wattage) is the heat needed to turn your juice into a vapor that you can inhale. So, you want to make sure you are vaporizing your liquid evenly to have the best vaping experience.
When you increase your wattage settings, you are making the cotton or ceramic coil over-heat. As they become heated the ceramic or cotton coils tend to burn the CBD. So, in other words, you have the coil in the cartridge burn the oil at a much faster rate. You end up transforming the CBD vaping experience into a wasted attempt to enjoy CBD.
The CBD School recommends a lower wattage. This ideal wattage for a standard vape cartridge sits somewhere between 10-30 watts for the best vaping experience. Such heat will make sure you are having your vapors while keeping the quality of your CBD product intact. In fact, if you turn the cartridge upside down, the contents should be thick and you shouldn’t see any instant movement.
To find the perfect wattage for you, we recommend the “adjust to taste” method. This way you get to experience the energized high from vaping without destroying any of the delicate terpenes of your vape product.
The “Adjust To Taste” Method
The ‘adjust to taste method’ means you start your wattage low, maybe at 10 watts, and then increase it gradually while testing the vapor of your vaping wax or oil.
After five or six puffs, you can be the judge by trying the different wattages and how they are affecting the amount of power and flavor of your vapes.
If you are not satisfied turn up your vape device wattage to 15 watts and start the process over. Keep increasing more power to your wattages until you reach the level that you like and just keep it there. Many feel that more power will equal more vapor.
This is not the case. A happy medium must be met with the wattage and the resistance level of the atomizer.
The Right Vape Oil Kits to Vape CBD
A question you might have is how do you pick the perfect device to vape CBD? It’s actually more about volts than wattage in many cases. When you are shopping around or perhaps digging through all your existing vape gear, keep in mind that there are many different vaping devices on the market.
When you start to buy equipment, there are also many tank, vape mod, atomizer, and cartridge products available on the market. All are different. Since a lot of the sub-ohm tanks on the market today require coil heads that have lower ohms, we recommend you stay away from these.
The reason we recommend you stay away from sub-ohm tanks is they require a lot more wattage to vape CBD. A lot more wattage to vape your CBD is something you don’t want.
If you really want to use your sub-ohm tank, try and find a coil head that has a higher ohm such as 0.5 or higher. The best device to use when vaping CBD, in our opinion, is a pod system.
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Vaping CBD with Pod Systems
Pod systems have coils in them that are built with higher ohms such as 1 ohm or sometimes even 1.6 ohms. The higher the ohms, the less wattage you will need to power that coil! Lower wattage is exactly what you are looking for when vaping CBD.
Pod systems have a battery that is set to a particular wattage. Most pod systems do not have the ability to adjust that wattage. The good news is a lot of these pod systems are only putting out between 10-15 watts and that is plenty of power to get the most out of your favorite CBD vape product without needing a higher voltage.
Best CBD Vape Pen Juice
Choosing the right CBD vape pen juice is important when vaping CBD. There are many flavors available and types of CBD to choose from. You can pick between Full Spectrum CBD or CBD isolate.
There are many differences between Full Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate aside from their price points. You might even be interested in making your own natural CBD vape juice to enjoy with your vape pens.
Preparing your vape pen juice at home rather than a laboratory-produced product will give you the opportunity to create a liquid that has nicotine in it. So, you will end up with a relatively healthier vaping liquid than those on the market and you will have control over their flavors!
Just make sure you pay attention to light and heat. Quality vape products may suffer if exposed to light and heat for long periods of time. Five or six hours could be enough to start degrading your vape product. It is best stored in a dark room to preserve the quality of the vape juice.
Some manufactured products on the market come from overseas facilities that do not have the same level of quality control. These products end up with heavy metals leeching into the vape cartridge.
Vitamin E oil and other diluents, go under the radar with many companies and many of these ingredients are untested for human health.
There may also be the addition of pesticides, herbicides, and other contaminants in legal flower extracts themselves. And some chemicals like Myclobutanil are included. These chemicals are offered as a fungicide branded as Eagle or Nova, but they emit hydrogen cyanide when lit. You’ll want to avoid these products as much as possible.
Products sold on many vaping sites are not smoking cessation products and many have not been assessed by the Food and Drug Administration. They have not been given the green light as a product intended to treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition.
Many vape pen products are also available on the black market (sometimes referred to as “street carts” or “street stuff”) and should also be avoided for containing harmful chemicals that could be associated with birth defects and other reproductive harm to the user.
Vaping Full Spectrum CBD
Full Spectrum CBD contains everything that the hemp plant contains. Nothing is removed or isolated and it contains THC, CBN, CBG, natural fatty acids, terpenes, and many other compounds.
Under Federal Guidelines, CBD products must contain 0.03% or less THC so they won’t give you that “high” feeling 1 . Even the brand name THC carts will only contain less than 0.03% of THC.
Smoking CBD will not make you high. People who resort to CBD vaping are those who want to benefit from the health benefits it offers, especially to anxiety and insomnia 2 .
Some will even vape as tolerance breaks from CBD or nicotine. It’s a way to put down the vape pen for a few days as a way to break from use.
Vaping CBD Isolate
CBD Isolate is a very common form of CBD that is produced differently than CBD oil. It is the purest form available. The name CBD Isolate means that the CBD is isolated away from all the other chemicals that exist in the hemp plant like the CBG, CBN, THC, Terpenes, and essential oils.
All these compounds occur naturally in the hemp plant. When the CBD is isolated, it is extracted to stand alone.
Because CBD isolate has no other ingredient. This means that you will not find in it not even a trace of THC. So, if you want to vape CBD and cannot afford to have any THC in your system, this is an ideal form to use. Also, if you are sensitive to compounds found in the hemp plant, you need to keep your eye fixated on the CBD isolate as the best form of CBD to use.
Disposable CBD Vape Pens
CBD vape pens are a popular choice for many people who are seeking to vape CBD for the first time. Disposable CBD Pens are great because you simply charge them with a USB port and enjoy the experience. They are already filled with CBD Vape Juice and are set to the right wattage.
Tips For Vaping CBD For The First Time
First time vape user? Check out these tips to make your experience much better.
Pick Out Your Favorite Flavor
This is the fun part: finding the right flavor that you can enjoy. There are many types of CBD juice to choose from; so, experiment and find out which one you like the most. Many people try one flavor, hate the taste, and give up the experience while others keep trying until they pick the right one for them.
CBD VAPE JUICE SHOULDN’T CONTAIN NICOTINE!
One thing to remember is that you are not vaping nicotine when you use CBD vape juice but it’s always best to double-check. Most vape juice manufacturers do not add nicotine, but some others do.
Lab test results are important because you want to make sure your CBD vape juice has been tested by a 3rd party for quality and compliance with cleanliness standards. So, before you pick the product, read the label and look for transparency and validity.
Want to Blow Huge Vape Clouds
Because you are vaping at a low wattage you will not blow fat vape clouds like you would with a nicotine vape. So, when vaping CBD, you will enjoy the experience, get the health benefits of CBD, but you will not exhale large vape clouds. So, do not expect a show.
If you’re still unsure as to whether vaping CBD is for you, read our article: What does it feel like to vape CBD oil.
If you are shifting from smoking cigarettes to vaping, or need to take CBD and chose vaping as the route, you probably learned everything about the wattage throughout the article.
Vaping CBD is a delivery method that many people find beneficial. All you need to do is just keep in mind to start with low wattage and make sure it stays low to avoid burning your CBD.
You want to make sure you purchase the best CBD that will accommodate your lifestyle. CBD should be looked at as an investment and before you invest in anything you should always do careful research.
If you’re interested in vaping CBD, we recommend you head over to Savage CBD or CBDfx, 2 companies that offer an excellent selection of vape devices and vape juices. Read CBD School’s Savage CBD review, along with checking out CBDfx’s review.
CBD is a great natural ingredient that many gravitate to for solving a health problem. Since it became legal, many started looking for CBD products. Vaping is one way to route the benefits of CBD into your system.
Before turning to vaping, you need to know that it can cause short-term side effects like having a dry mouth. The long-term side effects of vaping are still unclear and it will take a few more years to determine the exact consequences of heavy long-term vaping.
Some studies have linked the act of vaping to bronchiolitis when diacetyl is present in the vaping liquid. Others linked it to heart problems or asthma flares. Talk to your doctor before starting to vape 3 .