Wax vaporizers have come a long way since they first enter the marijuana community, and thanks to technological advancement, these devices are more user-friendly and relatively easy to operate, which makes dabbing sessions more enjoyable.
A typical wax pen has two components - the battery and the atomizer. While the battery supplies power to the unit, the wax atomizer is the part of the device that converts cannabis concentrates and wax into vapors, making it the most important part of a dab pen.
Since concentrate atomizers are very important, it is vital to have a complete understanding of how they work, the type of material they are made of, and how to clean them.
What is a Wax Atomizer
A wax atomizer is a unique dab tank in vaping units that houses the heating element which helps to create vapors. Atomizers are replaceable on wax pens, thanks to their 510 threading system which makes compatible with any device using a universal 510 connection.
Concentrate atomizers use different coil and heating systems, such as a single coil or multiple coils wrapped in different materials like ceramic, quartz, or titanium. Each of these has a unique effect on the vapor production and the overall vaping experience.
Using wax atomizers offers several advantages over traditional dabbing rig which include
Wax vape tanks are very portable and lightweight, allowing you to travel with them without feeling any burden. You can easily screw your wax atomizer 510 pin to your vape pen, and start enjoying your concentrates while on the go.
If you’re looking to stay under the radar while vaping, then a dab tank is the way to go. They are not only portable, but they also give you control over your vaping session. When you reduce the temperature of your vape pen, the atomizer will produce thinner, but flavorful vapors.
Aside from the enhanced vaping experience they offer, quality dab pen coils are very affordable, and they provide good value for their price.
Wax atomizers are quite handy. You can use them to dab with your Mod or just interchange with your regular tank, depending on your preference.
How to Use a Wax Vape Tank
To use your dab tank, ensure that the wax atomizer 510 is properly screwed to your Mod or vape pen, then remove the top cover/mouthpiece to expose the heating element.
Carefully scoop in a small amount of wax into the coil using your dab tool, and reattach the mouthpiece. Overloading the heating chamber with too many dabs can block the airpath and possibly lead to leakage, thus messing up your device.
Now, turn on your unit and select the lowest temperature for best results. Inhale through the mouthpiece. You can slightly increase the temperature if it’s not heating well.
How to Clean a Wax Vape Tank
Not cleaning your atomizer regularly will lead to low performance, and trust me, you don’t want that. After about a week of constantly using your dab pen coils for dabbing, they will become messy and sticky too, and if you leave them unclean for too long, the residue becomes very strong, making it difficult to clean.
To clean your wax tank, simply detach the tank from the Mod and remove the mouthpiece. Carefully scrape out the leftovers from the dab tank. You can then do a quick clean with a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol. I recommend you do this every now and then to keep your coils clean at all times.
A more thorough maintenance is required if your wax atomizer is very dirty. Soak your coils in isopropyl alcohol for about 30 minutes, remove, rinse, and wipe gently with a paper towel. Allow to dry out completely before using them to vape again.
Materials Used for Dab Tanks
Dab pen coils are made from different materials, and this will affect the taste and overall vaping experience you get from the device.
Ceramic coils are one of the best coils for vaping concentrates. They are built with ceramic rods wrapped with food-safe metal. Ceramic tanks are slow to heat up, but they have high heat retention and produce better flavors.
Quartz tanks are made from titanium metal wrapped around a quartz rod. They have high-temperature resistance and can produce dense vapors, but cannot retain heat for a long time.
Wax vape tank with titanium coils have fast heat-up time, and they are usually durable, making them perfect for regular vapers. Their heat retention is great, and they can produce thick clouds.