When two of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the USA come together, the result is an explosion in demand like no other. We’re talking about the market for cannabis – following its widespread if not complete legalization or decriminalization – and that for vape devices and products.
The latter market emerged in the face of a ban on smoking tobacco in public places. Many people moved towards vaping as the safer option, and the cannabis crowd soon recognized the benefits of vaping weed rather than smoking it. Few markets have seen development and refinement in products as ongoing and rapid as in vaping.
Take the advent of the 510 battery. What is it, where did it come from, and why do you need one for your vaping device (assuming it does not already have one?) Let’s start with an explanation of what the 510 battery is.
What is 510 Battery?
A 510 thread cart battery – that’s short for cartridge – is the component that powers your vape pen. But why is it different from other batteries? A brief history of vaping may help! In the early days of vaping, there were new brands arriving on a seemingly weekly basis, each using their own type of battery in their individual vape devices. These devices were pretty basic. Soon, users began to look for something more sophisticated, and one of the main developments was a vape pen that had adjustable voltage.
The advantage of adjustable voltage lies in the way it can alter the power sent from the battery to the coil, which then vaporizes the cannabis. This gives the user more scope to amend the taste and strength of the cloud.
It also became clear quite quickly that people wanted to be able to customize their vape devices. So, someone with a non-variable voltage device may wish to buy a replacement battery rather than an entirely new device. The 510-thread battery soon became standard in all new vape devices, hence it is interchangeable. This allows for greater versatility in the use of vapes and their lifetime.
The name – 510 – is open to discussion as there are many suggestions as to what it means, yet that is not really a subject that enlightens us on the subject. All you really need to know is that the 510-thread cart battery is pretty much universal across all vape manufacturers.
What is the Best Type of 510 Battery?
There has been a leveling out in terms of vaping trends thanks to the universal use of the 510 battery, but there are still different voltages and levels of control that can be accessed for variable usage. We recommend that to get advice on the best battery for your vape device – and indeed the latest and most up-to-date vape pens – you talk to a reputable retailer with experience in the market, and there are some with excellent reputations who will be happy to help.
Do I Need a 510 Battery?
Put simply, if you have a modern and up to date vape pen or another device the likelihood is it will be fitted with a 510-thread battery already, but there is no reason why you should not talk to a retailer about replacing it with a more capable example, perhaps one with variable voltage. This is easy to do as you simply unscrew one, and screw on the other. The benefits could be a more powerful battery or one that helps you get the best out of your vape device so you can enjoy it more.