Temperature Settings: Solo, DaVinci, PAX, Vapir NO2 (08/2013)
Updated: August 14, 2013
Probably the first question people ask once they've bought a Portable Vaporizer, is what temperature to set it at. Although there is a range of heating settings that can be used, each unit is different, so the same temperature when compared between different units may yield different results. That being said, we have the most stringent testing-team in the industry, so to make sure that you know the "sweet-spot" for each unit, we've compiled all the important temperature information below, so that you can determine what best meets your needs:
Vape Temperature Settings
Before we start lets go through some basics on temperatuer control:
1. The recommended temperature is generally between 190 - 235°C (374 to 455°F)
2. Rule of thumb is that the higher the temperature the denser the vapor.
3. The denser the vapor, the more potent and effective the vapor.
4. Vapor will eventually run out after a few draws, so kick up the temperature to keep getting vapour.
5. Vapor isn't harsh on your throat and/lungs the way smoke is, even at high temperatures.
Note: The heating chamber design and heating element tremendously impact VaporQuality, so every vaporizer is a bit different even though you might run them at the same temperature. Poorly built vaporizers will give you poor vapor quality regardless of temperature. This is the reason why we do not carry every vaporizer in the market.
Arizer Solo Temperature Settings
DaVinci Temperature Settings
The DaVinci 2.0 is capable of vaporizing up to 207°C and has a great digital display. This vape works really nicely in the lower temperature ranges, but we all agreed that the sweet-spot is 195°C. So jack it up to that level utilizing "VaporTasting". Basically start at 190°C and after every two drags (make sure you drag very very slowly), push it up 3-5°C . This ensures that the vapor is not too dense and hot at the same time. If you want the vapor on this unit to be nicer and crisper, we would definitely recommend buying the snorkel as it improves vapor quality, by enabling it to cool down. Don't forget that the DaVinci can vape oils. Use the highest temperature settings for oils.
PAX Temperature Settings
The PAX is very easy to work with because it only comes with three settings: High, Medium and Low. Although some people might find 3 settings a little vague we found it to be useful and fool-proof. The medium setting is especially nice as the vapor is definitely thick, while still offering a crisp botanical flavor. The higher temperature is good for "VaporShocking", as it extracts the most essential oils and relatively quickly. The draws on the highest setting will give you super thick vapour. If you want to get more out of your blend, we would recommend staying in the low to medium range, since the chamber design of the PAX combined with the high temperature, does foster some inefficiency.
Vapir NO2 Temperature Settings
The Vapir NO2 is capable of vaporizing up to 205°C. Just like the DaVinci this unit has the advantage of a digital display allowing you to set your temperature to the nearest degree. Our testing team found this unit to work better at lower temperatures, just like the DaVinci. When cranking the unit all the way up the vapor got a bit harsh and lost its smoothness. Therefore we definitely recommend staying under 200°C (392°F). The sweet-spot temperature we would all agree on was 195°C (383°F) as it gave us the best combination of flavour and vapour density.
Thank you for reading today's Temperature Settings post, we hope these tips will improve your next vaping session(s) ;) Do you have any temperature control ideas or suggestions for improving your vaporizing experience? If so, leave them in the comments section below for us and other connoisseurs to consider. Check out some of our product reviews to see what vaporizer is right for you.
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