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For those looking to get into vaping to help increase their enjoyment of taking medical marijuanna distillates, or for those looking to learn about the vaping industry to find the best products on the market, this is the blog for you. Today, we’re going to take an in-depth look at vape cartridges. 

What is a Vape Cartridge?

A vape cartridge (also known as vape cart) is a pre-filled glass or metal cartridge that contains either .5 grams or 1 gram of cannabis oil. The oil can be high in either THC or CBD — the choice is up to the consumer. 

Vape cartridges come in many forms: 510-threaded cartridges (the industry standard), as well as some proprietary forms. At DC Alchemy, you’ll find 510-threaded cartridges for easy compatibility and use. 

How Do They Work?

Vape cartridges need vape batteries in order to work. The battery powers the cart’s atomizer — the part that heats up the oil and turns it into vapor. 

You then inhale the vapor, which produces the effects of cannabis. Some vape batteries allow you to customize the experience through power usage, temperature control, and more, while others are automated to provide you with the best experience for that particular battery/cart combo. 

Not all batteries are compatible with every type of cart. For instance, we cannot guarantee functionality if you use a CCELL battery with a DC Alchemy cart.

How Long Do Vape Carts Last?

How long a vape cartridge lasts entirely depends on an individual’s rate of consumption and the battery life. Most wholesale and retail stores will list how many draws a battery is designed to last. But those are averages and are not a guaranteed number. The only thing that is for certain is that a 1 gram cart should last you longer than .5 grams

Why Choose an Oil Vape?

For one, oil vapes are easy to use — most next-gen models are breath activated and buttonless nowadays, so all you have to do is inhale. If your model does have a button, all you have to do is hold it down while you inhale. 

Another positive to vapes that specialize in distillates and oils is they are portable. Most of them are sleek, minimalistic, and designed to fit comfortably in your palm, pocket, or purse.

A Few Types of Vape Cartridges

Most products typically come with a standard 510 thread that a battery screws into. 

Alternatively, some vapes are disposable, meaning they’re not designed to be recharged after their cart runs out, or their battery dies. In fact, they are designed so the battery can’t be removed, which is what makes them “disposable” or a “one time use” item. 

What is a 510 cartridge?

A 510-thread cartridge is the most common type of vape cartridge — it is the industry standard. The “510” describes the type of threading used to screw the battery into the cartridge.

Distillate Cartridges 

A vaporizer cart’s contents must have the proper viscosity for it to function correctly. The contents can be too thick (high viscosity) or too runny (low viscosity), which impacts the flow of the oil, how well it is heated up and turned into vapor, and if it clogs or not. 

Distillates are highly refined cannabinoid oils like THC from medical marijuana, CBD, or a mix of the two. They are usually pure and contain no fillers or cutting agents, though a thinning agent may be added to them as they are extremely high viscosity oils. 

If you’re looking to vape distillates, we at DC Alchemy recommend CCELL products, which house next generation technology and specialize in thicker oils. They allow for smoother draws, less clogs and fewer leaks, and a premium vaping experience. 

CBD-specific Vape Carts

Some vape carts specialize in high CBD distillates, which may or may not contain added flavors depending on the manufacturer. They do, however, have a ratio of CBD to THC that is 2:1 through 20:1. This allows you to pick your experience for what best benefits your health needs. 

Why Choose DC Alchemy For Your Vaping Needs?

Why choose us for your vaping needs? Because we care about your user experience — everything we do is built around creating the best (and most affordable) vaping experience for you and your customers. We’re both a retailer and a wholesaler and, no matter how many carts, batteries, or applicators you order, you’re going to be treated with the same respect and receive the same quality product. That’s our promise to you. 

And how do we do it? We have partnerships with manufacturers all over the world to get you great products at a great price. We also guarantee same day shipping if you place your order by 2 p.m. MST. 

But don’t take our word for it. See it for yourself and check out our products and CCELL cartridges wholesale selection, or contact us today.