You may have seen people vaping and wondered if it was right for you. After all, it is now more popular than ever and there is a range of devices and flavors available. With this many choices, however, you might feel that you need to find out more before deciding, especially if you are thinking of using vaping as a way of adding CBD to your lifestyle.
Regardless of the reason, you will no doubt be interested in how vaporizers work, and how complicated they are to use, especially if you are new to the whole process.
How Do Vaporizers Work?
In simple terms, your herb or concentrate is heated up and gives off a vapour, which you then inhale. This takes place inside the central chamber (also referred to as the ‘oven’) where you place your concentrate. The element inside the chamber is heated by the device’s battery, and you inhale the vapour through the mouthpiece.
This Process Will Work in One of Two Ways
- Conduction – The herb is in contact with the element.
- Convection – The element heats the air around the herb to create the vapor.
Hybrid devices also exist, which use a combination of these methods, although they are far less common.
How to Use a Vape
The principle behind a vaporizer is very simple, as is the design of the device itself. As simple design tends to work best in many aspects of life, you’ll be pleased to know that using a vape is also pretty straightforward.
Filling a Vaporizer
When filling up a device like a dry herb vaporizer from Nectar Weed Vaporizers, you need to simply open the chamber and insert your herb. How much you use will depend on your preference.
Inhaling the Vapour
You need to press the activation button, if instructed, and draw the vapour into your mouth. Hold it there for a second or two, then draw it down into your lungs by opening your mouth and breathing it in. Do not make the rookie mistake of swallowing the vapour.
How Do You Know When to Refill It?
In most cases, you will notice that less vapour will be created and that the flavor begins to go as well. In the case of a dry herb vaporizer, you simply empty the chamber and refill it, although this might not be as straightforward as other devices.
How Long Do Batteries Last?
This will depend on the make and model, but in very general terms, a portable device will go 1-3 days on a charge, and a battery can last between 6 months and a year before needing to be replaced.
To Wrap Everything Up
Making the right decision about vaping is much easier once you know how vaporizers work and how to use them. Both the design and operation of your chosen device should be simple, as there are very few steps involved. All you need to look out for is when you need to refill with your herb or concentrate of choice, and when you need to recharge or replace the battery.