When you purchase a Vessel vape pen and battery set, you receive your sleek new vape pen, a magnetic USB charger, and a quick start guide. You will have to purchase your cartridges separately. The black plastic cartridge included with your Vessel vape pen is not functional, and you should remove it before your first use.
When you first open your packaging, remove the black cartridge by turning it counterclockwise. Discard the black cartridge and replace it with a new, prefilled cartridge. Next, read through the quick start guide carefully to ensure that you use the vape correctly.
Step One: Fully charge your vape pen. Charge only until the light indicator turns green or turns off, as overcharging can damage the battery.
Step Two: Turn on your vape pen. Click the main button five times to turn it on. When the vape pen is on, the lights should turn on.
Step Three: Choose your temperature setting. Click the button three times to toggle through the three voltage settings. The voltage settings refer to the strength of the vape you will inhale. Vessel recommends starting on the lowest setting.
Vessel features four power/voltage settings that are adjustable using the main button interface. Click the main button 5 times and make sure the Vessel is ON (lights should activate).
2.4V (Green) | 2.8V (Cyan) | 3.2V (Yellow) | 3.6V (Magenta)
Step Four: Connect your cartridge. Unwrap your cartridge and screw it onto your vape pen. The cartridge should screw clockwise onto the threaded port of your vape pen until it is tight and no longer turns.
Step Five: Take a hit. Hold down the trigger button and sip vapor through the mouthpiece of your cartridge. Start slowly to become accustomed to the airflow and vapor density produced by your specific vape pen.
Step Six: Power off your vape pen. To turn the vape pen off, click the main button five times. If you forget to turn your vape pen off, it will automatically turn off.
Types of Vape Pen Batteries
When choosing a vape pen, consider what you want your smoking experience to look like. There are three main types of vape pen batteries, each designed to cater to different needs.
- Disposable Disposable. Vape pens can be purchased from a dispensary for immediate use. These vape pens come prefilled with concentrate or cannabis oil and are a very low-effort type of vape pen, as they require no setup.
- Connect with a cartridge. Some vape pen batteries connect with a cartridge and can be used over and over again. While most vape pen batteries are 510-threaded, vape pen batteries come in different shapes, sizes and designs, and some have an adjustable attaching port. These vape pen batteries are rechargeable and oftentimes feature a number of different heat settings.
- Top-loading heating chamber. The most advanced type of vape pen battery, some devices allow you to load your dry herb, wax, or oil into the heating chamber yourself. These devices are perfect for those who like to change up their strains or choose specific dosages. Top-loading vape pens often allow you to adjust the temperature, wattage, and airflow for the ultimate customizable experience.
How To Charge Your Vape Pen Battery
Step One: Determine how your vape pen needs to be charged. If it has a charging port, it will most likely be compatible with a USB-C charger. Other vape pens charge by screwing the attachment port onto the charger or attaching it to the charger magnetically.
Step Two: Plug in your vape pen. When you plug in your battery, take note of any indicator lights that come on. This light will either turn off or change color when your battery is fully charged.
Step Three: Keep an eye on the indicator light. Make sure to only keep your vape plugged in until it is fully charged, as over-charging your vape pen can damage the battery.
How To Troubleshoot Battery Issues
Like with any electronic device, you may encounter some hurdles when using your vape pen batteries. Here’s how to troubleshoot common issues:
- Blinking Light: If the indicator light on your vape pen is blinking, it most likely needs to be charged. Plug in your vape pen and only charge it until the indicator light turns green or turns off.
- No Airflow: If you’re having trouble pulling air through your mouthpiece, the mouthpiece itself may need to be cleaned. Grab a toothpick and clear out any build-up. Another option is detaching the mouthpiece and submerging it in boiling water to dislodge any crusty cannabis oil.
- Burnt Flavor: Burnt flavor is a sign that your atomizer isn’t submerged in cannabis oil. The burnt flavor could mean it’s time to replace your cartridge, or it could mean that the cannabis oil has solidified at the top of the cartridge. Hearing the cartridge with a hair dryer will help melt the wax down to the atomizer so you can get every drop from your cartridge.
- Failing To Charge: If your vape pen is not charging, it may mean your charging port needs to be cleaned. Take a toothpick and gently clear out any dust or debris that’s clogging the port. This step should make it easier for the charger to connect to the battery.
- Dying Quickly Between Charges: If your vape pen’s charge isn’t holding up as well as it used to, it may be a sign that your battery needs to be replaced. Electronic devices don’t last forever, and vape pen batteries should be replaced every year or so.
To Sum it Up
Vape pens are convenient devices for consuming cannabis. They transform your cannabis consumption into a portable and discrete experience without sacrificing any of your desired effects. Plus, they can be totally customizable, as most are equipped with multiple temperature settings that impact flavor and vapor density. Still, some batteries are better than others: always buy from a reliable brand like Vessel for batteries that are built to last.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do the colors on my vape pen mean?
The colorful LED lights can indicate both battery power and temperature setting. As you click through your temperature settings by rapidly hitting your trigger button three times, the light will change color.
Alternatively, your indicator light will blink or turn red when the battery is dying.
Why is my vape pen battery blinking?
When the indicator light on your vape pen battery starts blinking, that’s a sign that the battery is dying. Troubleshoot by simply plugging in your battery and waiting for it to charge.
How long do vape pen batteries last?
Depending on the frequency of use, how well you take care of your battery, and the quality of the device, vape pen batteries can last anywhere from 4-6 months to over a year. If you invest in a battery from a trusted brand like Vessel, your vape pen battery can last significantly longer.
Do vape pens fit all cartridges?
Most vape pen batteries are compatible with a 510-threaded cartridge. However, some artisanal cartridges come in different shapes and sizes that do not fit the standard vape pen. If you purchase these cartridges, look for a vape pen battery with an adjustable cartridge port.