What wattage should I vape marijuana concentrate carts (cartridges) at?
It’s not about watts, it’s about volts. Yes, if your standard vape cartridge has about 1.2 ohms of resistance, it will take about 7 watts to produce 3.7 volts. But that’s really what you want to focus on, is making sure you have the correct 3.7 volts, instead of just going by wattage because the resistance between cartridges may change.
In my experience. Using the cartridges between 3–10 watts is best. 7 watts is my happy medium. Not too harsh and the perfect amount of smoke.
Note: be careful with using devices that go above 10 watts. If you go too high by accident you will burn the coil instantly and there’s no going back!
There are a couple of things to look for to make this determination. The cartridge itself and the thickness of the liquid.
The liquid usually comes at the proper thickness for a cartridge; however, some people make their own and that’s where the thickness may change. You want a liquid that is relatively thin. If you look at the base of your cartridge, there are one or two little holes on the inside of the cartridge at the base of the tube that the vapor comes out. That’s where the liquid goes in. If the liquid is too thick, it won’t be able to go through those holes and then you will burn it.
As far as the cartridge is concerned, if you have the proper thickness of liquid, look at this holes again. If there is one small hole, start off at the lowest setting on your pen. Usually somewhere around 3.0–3.2v. If there are two small holes or a larger hole, you can turn it up some. I would do this gradually; however, you really shouldn’t go over 3.6–3.8v or there’s a possibility your coil will burn and that will really suck because those carts are usually disposable. Once they are together, they are hard to break open without wasting product.
If you aren’t trying to mess with all of that, start at the lowest setting and GRADUALLY turn your volts up to find the sweet spot but don’t turn it up passed 3.6–3.8v
I would definitely start low around 3V and go from there. Going to high of a voltage can:
- Make the oil taste bad
- Burn out the coil in the cartridge
- Burn the oil too quick
Also the thicker the oil then the higher the voltage needed in general. And the cartridge that is being used has an effect on that as well.
Most of the time you will want to be in the 3V – 4V range.
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No. The issue isn’t THC. It’s that some idiots contaminated black market cartridges with vitamin E oil, and possibly other junk in some cases. That’s what’s killing people. The contaminated black market products.
The solution is simple. Buy from a quality, well regulated legal dispensary, or learn how to safely and correctly make your own if that’s feasible for you.
Ask for test results if you’re skeptical of the product. Or, if you can afford it, you can even pay to have it tested yourself. If I recall correctly it costs about a hundred bucks, but don’t quote me on that. It probably varies with the lab doing the testing.
- Heavy metals leeching into the extracts from the cartridge itself. This is likely from poor manufacturing in overseas facilities with little oversight, likely mediated by terpenes and other chemicals in the extract.
- Vitamin E oil and other diluents, which are untested for human health.
- Pesticides, herbicides and other pollutants in the extracts itself. Chemicals like Myclobutanil (sold as a fungicide branded as Eagle or Nova), which gives off hydrogen cyanide when combusted.
Very good question, well their are various Vape mixes for cartridge or atomizers so just to recap, their is a 95% THC and 5% terpenes, as well their are lower THC content with terpenes & some glycerine as well as the 98% distillate with all terpenes removed. If you are buying labatory produced product then the quality should be as stated, so it most likely is the cartrige. Most cartridges are .5 or .7 ml with a cotton or ceramic coil. The cotton coils tend to get harsh the more you use them as the oil becomes thicker and burnt residue forms on the cotton and particulate matter starts being put in the vape . The ceramic coil is a better choice but make sure it is a 1.Ω or 1.2Ω coil. Personally the best mix is to get the 98% THC distillate in a 1 gram(.98ml) syringe, mix yourself with 5–10% Vegetable Glycerine then you can buy your own .7ml ceramic coil and use a 1100mAh battery. The vape oil kits use a under powered 600mAh which is way over priced so better to buy equipment yourself and mix the Vape oil so you can control quality & freshness, the longer the oil is sitting in a cartridge the more likely that it will become harsh as you never know how old the product is as it is exposed to light and heat quality is impaired. Read my Vape blog “ A guide to Mixing Cannabis Oils” & and make fresh quality controlled & cost effective Oil yourself in minutes. diyvapejuice.wordpress.com