510 thread cartridges are some of the most popular devices on the market. While they continue to remain the top dog on the market, other innovative products are hitting the shelves. Although they are the pinnacle of technical hardware innovation, they have had dips in their popularity.
In 2019, everyone and their grandmother started learning how to extract THC from raw cannabis plants. With the technology to do so improving - becoming cheaper and more effective, many were able to quickly purchase an extraction tube and begin making their own carts. Unfortunately, not all wax was created equal. Many 510 thread cartridges were filled with bad resin.
Wax utilized a multitude of solvents in order to achieve the perfect result. Ethanol, butane, and Co2 are all necessary components of the extraction method. Pounds of the dry herb is placed in a vat and mixed with these components. Then they are strained out. The result is a mix of the solvent and THC crystals separated from the plant material. The wax is then separated from the solvent to create pure THC wax.
Unfortunately, many garage scientists would use unorthodox solvents which could cause harm. This is where 2019 comes into play. With massive vape bans across multiple states, the idea of utilizing 510 thread cartridges and 510 thread batteries became associated with unsafe procedures.
510 Thread Cartridges Revival
The popular thought at the time was to make the switch back to basics. Dry herb was then the focal point and saw a relatively short uptick in sales. Once the smoke had cleared, though, most people went back to their 510 thread refillable cartridges due to their discreteness. Another factor was the legalization in multiple states at the time. With safe, legal products, many felt comfortable with going back to the technological aspects of vaping.
Cartridges and batteries have undergone a number of technological improvements. Due to these enhancements, the cartridge market now dominates most of the prefilled industry.
The choice of ceramic coils was a significant factor. When vape cartridges first hit the scene, they utilize cotton wicks in order to vape ejuice. Ejuice is typically thinner in viscosity than wax. This left the cartridge to burn out far faster than expected. On top of that, 510 thread batteries were short on power and had only one set.
By removing the cotton wick and replacing it with more durable materials such as titanium, ceramic, and glass, vaporizer manufacturers have been able to enhance the overall performance of these cartridges by over 100%.
Longer lasting, better flavor and overall improved performance continue to propel cartridge technology to the top.
By taking the short-lived early products and overhauling them for safety, the popular thought moved away from simply getting a hit - to thinking about the quality of each cartridge. This made cartridges the hottest selling point for vaporizer hardware.
The next part of the problem was to optimize the battery's performance. By giving more power to the battery, users would be able to vape for far longer durations than previously held. On top of that, with cartridge quality making major improvements, this allowed wiggle room for a customizable experience. 510 thread batteries were given variable voltage in order to give the consumers a more custom experience for themselves.