What Temperature Should I Set My Vape Pen To?

What Temperature Should I Set My Vape Pen To?

When it comes to batteries, temperature settings aren’t one-size-fits-all. The optimum voltage depends on if it’s wax or oil, how thick the material is, how much material is left and more. To simplify these nuances, we’ve put together our tips for finding the best temperature for your vape sesh while still protecting your battery. Just follow the Ooze rule of thumb: use a lower temperature for oil, and crank up the heat for wax and thick concentrates.

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Because our versatile vape pens can be used with different materials, it’s important to make sure you’re setting it up for success. Whether you’re using wax concentrates with an atomizer or pre-filled oil cartridges determines what temperatures you should stay within for everyday use.

For pre-filled oil cartridges, set your pen to 3.3V.

Prefilled 510 thread cartridges require lower temperatures because the material is thinner and easier to heat. We recommend starting at the lowest voltage, 3.3V, and moving up to 3.8V if it’s not giving you enough of a hit. Some oils have a thicker consistency, so just turn the dial incrementally until you get the desired hit. Overall, it's a good practice to keep your temperature at the lowest setting possible so you don’t burn the delicate coil on the bottom of the cartridge.

A female hand holds the white Ooze Slim Twist vape pen in her hand. The battery has a half-filled oil cartridge attached, and the battery light is on

For these oil cartridges, repeated use on the highest temperature setting could burn the coil, resulting in nasty-tasting hits. One or two hits on a higher setting won’t damage the pen, so if you want a video with a huge cloud, just remember to turn it back to the lowest setting afterwards!

For dabs (wax), set your pen between 4.0V-4.3V.

Wax is typically thick, so it will take more heat to get it going. Once you load the dab in your atomizer or attachmentset the voltage at 4.0V. Take a hit and expect a big cloud with crystal clear terpene flavors. If you’re really having trouble getting a hit even at 4.0V, turn it up to 4.3V or run one cycle of preheat mode by double-clicking the button. On the other hand, if your dab tastes burnt, dial it back a bit.   

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Pay attention to your exhale—if you don’t think you got a decent hit, turn the dial up just a notch and try again. If it was uncomfortably large… you know what to do!

Using wax in vape pens can be a bit more of ‘trial and error’ than oil since it’s thicker and the consistency tends to vary. Some forms of wax just need more heat to get them going, so keep this in mind every time you pick up a fresh batch.

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Vape pens are a great alternative to burning CBD or marijuana flower due to their convenience, cleanliness, portability and odorless vapor. If you just need a quick hit, vape pens allow you to get instant relief with a quick press of a button—all without having to grind and pack a piece.

Our Slim Twist pens are designed to require as minimal setup as possible, but adjusting the temperature settings can still make a difference in your experience. Wax users—don’t be afraid to crank the temperature up a few notches. If you use oil or a thinner concentrate, your pen should be good to go right out of the box.

Pro tips for extending battery life

Turn off your battery when you're not using it.

It’s actually a myth that turning your battery on and off between sessions will drain the battery. The opposite is true! Making sure your battery is fully resting during the hours between hits will improve your overall battery life between charges.

Not only will this preserve your battery so you can wait longer between charges, but it also prevents any accidental firing of the heat source. For example, if you leave the battery turned on and put it in your pocket, there is a chance the button could get accidentally pressed by your wallet or keys. All it takes is one wrong angle!

Use the included USB Smart Charger.

A black Ooze Slim Twist Pen battery is plugged into an Ooze Smart USB charger and is being charged. The charger is plugged into a white Apple cube power adapter. The battery button is lit up green and the charger light is red to indicate charging.

Other USB chargers can easily overcharge your battery, weakening the cells inside over time. This is because other chargers continue to charge the battery, even when the charge is full. If you charge your pen overnight like most, you can easily degrade your battery in just a few months. The Smart Charger automatically stops supplying energy to the battery as soon as it’s fully charged.

Use Preheat Mode sparingly.

Preheat mode runs at a lower voltage than when actually pressing the button down, so only run it if your wax is super thick and clogged, or for a hands-free experience. Double-click the button to run it and take a hit!

Regardless of your chosen material, keep the Ooze rule of thumb in mind when setting up your vape battery. Start low and work your way up if you need to. If you want to create a huge cloud for a video, you can crank the voltage all the way up, but just for a hit or two! Your battery will function optimally for much longer if your default temperature is as low as possible. Do it for the 'gram every once in a while, but don't make a habit out of super hot hits because it could hurt your pen’s (and your throat’s) longevity.

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