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What Temperature Should I Set My Vape Pen To?

What Temperature Should I Set My Vape Pen To?

Samantha Catrambone |

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.

A female hand with pink nail polish holds the Ooze touchless battery, Slim Twist pen, and Slim Twist Pro in her hand above a gray floor. All three batteries are gold, and the first two have the chargers attached.

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 2.0V.

Prefilled 510 thread cartridges require lower temperatures because the material is thinner and easier to heat. We recommend starting at the lowest voltage possible, which for the Twist Slim Pen 2.0 and most newer Ooze Pens, is 2.0V, and moving up to the next level of voltage if it’s not giving you enough of a hit.

A white girl's hand with pointy black nails is holding an ultra purple Ooze Twist Slim Pen 2.0 to show the flex temp dial.

Years of experience has shown us that 2.0V to 4.0V is a much better range for heating oil than 3.3V to 4.7V, which was the range of our first version of the Twist Slim Pen. Not only will your pen last longer when a lower voltage is used, but terpenes will be much more flavorful, just like with dabs. Just because there’s not as much vapor at a lower temperature doesn’t mean you’re getting less high— but you’ll probably enjoy it more!

Even just to preserve your pen, 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. 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 3.5-4.0V.

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 3.5V or higher. Take a hit and expect a big cloud with crystal clear terpene flavors. If you’re really having trouble getting a hit, turn it up to 4.0V or run one cycle of prep mode by double-clicking the button. On the other hand, if your dab tastes burnt, dial it back a bit.   

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. Check out our line of C-Core devices for a better tasting, more efficient dab session.

Holding an Ooze Twist Slim Pen 2.0 in the Time Warp design outside

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 510 vape 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

1. 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.

If you always forget to click your pen off after using it, the Twist Slim Pen 2.0 now includes an auto shut-off function. After 12 minutes of inactivity, it will power itself down, which does wonders for the battery life.

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!

2. Use the included USB Smart Charger.

The Ooze Smart USB Charger is charing a black Ooze Slim Twist vape pen via a wall charger.

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.

3. Use Prep Mode sparingly.

Preheat mode, or prep mode, runs at a lower voltage, so simply double-click to run it when you have those annoying clogs that you need to clear from the cartridge. It will be much easier on your lungs and will take a lot less effort.

This function is not recommended for heating up a dab, contrary to popular belief. Prep mode is a gentle and gradual heat cycle, where a dab requires full power voltage to quickly heat and vaporize. However, if you have an oil that’s a slightly thicker consistency, you might run one cycle of prep mode so you can continue to use the lowest voltage possible.

A white girl with rainbow nails is sitting in her Jeep holding the polar pearl Ooze Twist Slim Pen 2.0.

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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