If you missed this particular high school science class, this article’s here to clear things up. When it comes to vaping, you can get either a conduction or convection vaporizer. If you didn’t even know that there were these two options well then here’s a nice chance to learn a whole lot. Both methods of heating are effective and neither of the mis inherently better than the other. They each have their pros and cons and as with so many things in life, it all comes down to preference at the end of the day. Different people prefer different kinds of vaping sessions. If you’ve been just barely tolerating your vape simply to enjoy a healthier way to consume cannabis, but you haven’t exactly been actually enjoying it, maybe it’s time to try the opposite of whatever you already own. Here’s a simple, basic explanation of the difference between conduction and convection, and the pros and cons for each.
Convection has become the generally preferred method of heating when it comes to herb vapes on the market. This is mainly for two reasons. First, temperature control has become a highly desired feature in vaporizers since the temperature you heat your bud to can have a huge impact on the mental effects you feel as a result of vaping. So what is convection? It simply means that instead of a heating element making direct contact with your green, vaporization occurs by warming up the entire chamber of weed. The heat comes from outside the chamber and warms up the contents with warm air. The plus side to this is that it covers more surface area without needing you to mix up the chamber, and it creates very potent flavors untainted by any hints of charring. Convection vapes generally utilize more advanced technology and can generally be more expensive because of that.
Some very sturdy and reliable vaporizers utilize conduction technology since it’s so simple to implement into a device. The Launch Box for example. By pushing the battery into the side, you heat up an element which vapes your bud on contact. It’s more difficult to ensure precise temperature control in a conduction vaporizer, but that hasn’t stopped companies like Da Vinci from doing it with great success.