510 vape pen technology has been the single most innovative vaping equipment. Since its development, the improvements to vape pen technology have helped propel the industry to new heights.
When the industry first took a look at vaping, there were numerous products that essentially did the same thing. At the time, box mod vapes were the new trend to help people quit smoking. They were big bulky and cumbersome. A few years later, new small products hit the stores to showcase how smaller technology could lead to better improvements.
The first of these were disposable vapes. While today's disposable vapes and 510 thread batteries are specifically designed to handle thicker wax, the disposable vapes of yesteryear were set up for ejuice.
The technology was simple. A small pen-style battery with a 1.0 mL and a 0.5 mL cartridge was developed to help users take a quick hit discretely. The components were relatively inexpensive but due to the quality, the vape battery would die too quickly without a recharge. On top of that, the cotton wick in the 510 thread cartridge would burn out due to the amount of stress put on it by vaping thicker wax.
Still, the introduction of these vaporizers meant that technology can only improve - and it did.
In order to accurately vape wax, major components needed to be updated. The majority of 510 vape pen purchasers at the time were utilizing the technology for wax extracts. Thus, the core demo was looking for some improvements. The first major change was to separate the battery from the tank. This would allow both components to innovate separately but coincide in development.
One of the most critical changes was implementing 510 thread technology for both the refillable cartridge and the vape pen battery. If the battery would die, there was a universal solution to swapping the cartridge - and vice versa.
For the standard 510 thread cartridge, replacing the cotton wick was the most important task. It took some trials and errors to find the right material to replace the cotton, and there was some looking back at prior methods for wax (dab rigs) to help solve this issue.
At the start of coil improvements, there were a wide variety of different coils with ranging materials. From titanium to quartz glass coils were trying to find out what delivered the best performance and could handle the higher voltages required. Thus, ceramic became the standard for 510 cartridges.
Ceramic was selected due to its porous nature and high endurance. By implementing ceramic, the mindset of the whole industry was able to divert in another direction.
"Health and wellness" became a major talking point in vape cartridge technology. With ceramic technology becoming "pure" and "clean" versus burnt cotton, the industry as a whole moved to improve quality to deliver more effective experiences.
While 510 cartridges were going through major developments, so too were 510 vape batteries. The major downside when they were first introduced was that they didn't hold a lot of power for vaping CBD. This would overextend that battery and deplete its life far faster than traditional juice.
Batteries needed to have more power without sacrificing the overall discrete and small nature of the device. Lucky tech industries are all about providing more while simultaneously making that technology smaller. It was easy at first to provide full power to a cartridge that could finally handle the voltage.
This also left the next year's development going "where do we go next?" This meant that providing something else was necessary to keep users coming back. The implementation of variable voltages made vape pen batteries much more effective. By adding this to the fray, two main objectives were accomplished.
The first was that users could adjust their voltage settings between three pre-made settings. They would typically range between 2.8 to 4.1 volts with a varying middle setting of around 3.4. By providing customers with the ability to set their own voltage - they were able to develop the best experience for themselves.
The second reason why this was so pivotal was to help improve both the battery life and the cartridge life. By implementing fewer volts (yet still effective volts) the amount of stress on the coil and the amount of battery life improved.
Well, we now know how we got here, but where do we go now? Much like manufacturers when adding variable voltage, the 510-thread vape pen battery seems to be in a technological standstill. Since the standard of vape design has been established, minor tweaks and improvements.
One of the major questions this year has been "How to develop 510 vape cartridges without metal components?"
Cartridges are improving by eliminating the entire metal material section of their products. Even now, cartridges are moving towards either all glass or all ceramic mouthpieces and center posts. The entire cartridge is made of glass and ceramic. This is in order to remove any issues that have come from trace metals.
Ceramic coils are going to be improved in the next year. By implementing more porous ceramic, flavor profiles can improve. The durability of ceramic cartridges has already been set, but now minor tweaks are being made to improve the quality.
While initially they were replaced by innovative 510 thread vaporizers, disposable vaporizers have since implemented the same technology in their devices to mirror the quality and performance of 510 thread cartridges and 510 thread batteries.
Oil manufacturers are finding different ways to use products to help them move up in the industry. Even vape pods and batteries have emulated 510 thread technology to give a boost to other vape technologies.
It's still up for debate as to how the traditional 510 thread battery and 510 thread cartridge will maintain their strong support as industry pioneers and leaders.
The one thing that will decide this is if the vape pen can find another major improvement to keep it at the top.