There is a kind of “goldilocks zone” when it comes to properly heating your delta 8 cartridge. Too warm and you risk burning the oil, potentially damaging the product and detracting from the experience. Too cold and the distillate won’t vaporize properly, preventing you from enjoying the effects of the legal THC at all. Today this post will cover the ideal battery voltage settings, saving you time and energy when using for the first time.
For optimal performance, your battery attachment should be set between 3.3 and 3.8 volts. Most batteries can be adjusted at the bottom, but others have a button-activated adjustment that rotates between three heat settings. If your battery lacks the capability to move to this range, simply get it as close as possible without going over. In almost every scenario it is better to use too little heat than too much heat.
At the correct voltage the battery should vaporize small amounts of oil quickly and easily, without warming the rest of the cart.
What Happens if You Go Too Hot?
The worst thing you can do to your cart is overheat the oil. A high voltage setting runs the risk of burning the oil, or reducing the effectiveness of the product itself.
You can immediately identify burning oil thanks to its distinct burnt smell and taste. Here, the additional heat warmed the vapor too rapidly, and instead of simply turning into an aerosol for inhalation, the oil is damaged in the process.
The result of this is twofold. For one, it seriously impedes the flavor. Instead of smooth fruity or earthy notes, the oil will taste like ash. This seriously detracts from the experience, and makes each puff infinitely less enjoyable.
Additionally, the excess heat can limit the effects of the cannabinoids by degrading their molecular structure. When you leave a cart in direct sunlight, the heat and light slowly break down the cannabinoids in the oil. This degradation slowly limits their overall impact. The same principle applies to excess heat from the battery.
The excess heat can also seep into the rest of the cart, degrading the oil long before it is ever turned into vapor. This presents a serious threat to the longevity of the cart, and this phenomenon is a big part of the reason companies are so serious about limiting the heat output of the battery. On the other end of the spectrum, adjusting your battery to a low setting is typically harmless, as all you will do is improperly heat the cart. Most of the time, you simply won’t get any vapor on the puff.
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