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510 Thread Batteries

WHAT IS A 510 THREAD BATTERY?

Let’s start out with the name to simplify things. ‘510 thread’ has to do with the universally adopted thread size that connects a battery to an oil cartridge. This battery runs power through the cartridge’s atomizer and heats up the oil in order to vaporize it.

WHAT ARE 510 THREAD CARTRIDGES ALL ABOUT?

The cartridge is composed of three main parts; the atomizer, a mouthpiece and the tank of oil.
The atomizer is typically a wire coil or ceramic element while the oil is contained in a casing made out of tempered glass or a poly-carbonate (plastic) housing. When you connect a 510 thread battery to the cartridge, the battery activates the atomizer which then heats up the oil in the tank. The heated oil begins to develop into a vapor that is then accessible through the mouthpiece when you take a draw.

Basically, one part is a power source and the other is a heating element with oil in a tank.

Just to note, some companies will occasionally also provide a magnetic adapter. This is the case with the snug Ccell Palm and the Tronian Tautron. With these, you’ll be first fastening your cart to the adapter which will then attach to the battery. The advantage of these tiny adapters is that you get to avoid constantly screwing and unscrewing your cartridge and instead, they magnetically slide in for quick use.

CAN I USE MY OWN CANNABIS OIL FOR A 510 THREAD BATTERY?

One of the biggest benefits of a 510 Thread is how easy it is to use. You can pick up a battery and pre-filled cartridges from your vendor of choice and you’re pretty much ready to go.

But, if you are crafty enough to make your own oil, you can purchase refillable cartridges with either a volume of 1ml or 0.5ml. Tautron offers just such cartridges, creatively named Tronpods. Again, because these are universal threads, the Tronpods can be utilized by most other brands as well. For more seasoned users, this allows them to control the concentration and flavour profile. This method can be much more cost-effective for these users and it’s what makes a 510 thread battery their unit of choice.

HOW DO I CHARGE MY 510 THREAD BATTERY?

Unless you have purchased a disposable pen, your 510 Thread Battery will come with a cord to charge it. This cord will usually be a standard USB cable with a power adapter and can be charged the same way you would charge your cellphone. It is important to note, that these power adapters will support different watts so it is important to only use the charger that has been supplied with your 510 Thread Battery.

WHAT IS A 510 THREAD BATTERY WITH A BUTTON?

These are already some of the most straightforward and easy to use devices when it comes to vaping cannabis. But some companies, like the tiny but mighty Pitron, aim to make it even easier by having a draw-to-activate system. No buttons or controls to worry about with these batteries. As the name suggests, they become activated when you take a draw through the mouthpiece.

510 Thread Batteries with a button just means these are units that allow more control overvoltage (temperature) and let the user choose this with a simple push of a button. Tronian Nutron for example offers its users a voltage range of 2.6V – 4.0V. For more information as to why this should matter, read our next section!

WHAT IS A 510 THREAD BATTERY WITH VARIABLE VOLTAGE?

The next thing to consider before you buy is the voltage. Most batteries will only come with a fixed voltage (or temperature) setting which is typically 3.0V. This is enough power to heat up the average coil atomizer and enough to just get an easy and smooth hit. More intricate kits will have up to five temperature settings and can be used with ceramic atomizers. These kits can be more expensive but with the ceramic atomizer being able to retain more heat, there is less wear and tear on the battery. The Nutron amazingly offers 3 voltage settings in a stealthy compact vape and being under $15, this is one of the most affordable units on the market. And if that’s not convincing enough, check out our Nutron review. The variations in temperature will also allow you to control the quality of the vapour as lower voltages allow for full flavour production while higher ones deliver a vapour that’s higher in potency.

It’s important to remember that for these reasons, only the charger that comes with your unit should be used to prolong the lifespan of your battery.

WHAT IS THE BEST 510 THREAD BATTERY TO BUY?

Let’s be real, even after reading every bit of info and reviews about any given 510 battery, it’s hard to tell which one will last. That’s why all of our vaporizers (oil or otherwise) come with a warranty so that you don’t find yourself with a heap of broken vapes only good for collecting dust.

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