Learn all there is to know about dab pens in the information provided below.
Dab pens offer many advantages over the typical vape pen and are great for people who want to consume a variety of different concentrates and need a device that can handle a variety of textures and consistencies.
The shape, size, and capacity of the batteries used in dab pens and vape pens vary. On average it’s about 2-4 hours if you use a 1A charger. We will talk about today’s topics’ various charging procedures and charging times.
How Long Does a Dab Pen Battery Take to Charge?
A dab pen battery typically needs three hours to fully recharge after being completely discharged or dead. But a number of factors will strongly influence this. Let’s examine your dab pen in more detail to see what we have. For more information on the battery type and capacity you have for your dab pen, consult the user manual for the device.
You’ll notice that each dab pen has a different battery capacity if you have a collection of various dab pens. For instance, the Yocan Pandon Dab Pen’s battery capacity is 1300mAh, whereas the Yocan (R)Evolve Dab Pen’s is 650mAh. In general, charging times for the batteries would be:
- 650mAh: 1.5-2 hrs
- 900mAh: 2-3 hrs
- 1100mAh: 2.5-3.5 hrs
- 1300mAh: 3-4 hrs
- 1600mAh: 3.5-4 hrs
For a dab pen battery with a 1400mAh capacity, the longest charging time is 6 to 8 hours. Some people use a 2A wall charger in an effort to reduce battery life, which naturally works.
What Type of Battery Does Your Dab Pen Have?
Stick batteries, which are non-removable and built into most dab pens, are common. There are other vape pens available as well that feature removable 18650 batteries and enable you to use an external charger.
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You must use the included charger to safely charge non-removable stick batteries if your dab pen has them. They can be found in 510 threaded batteries similar to the Dr. Dabber Aurora or the Thisthingrips OG Four 2.0, both of which have a micro USB port.
A select few have their own proprietary charger, such as the Quickdraw 300-DLX, which has a magnetic charger and cannot be used with other dab pens.
Using only the original chargers, especially with built-in batteries, is something we strongly advise. They are more accurate at both charging and alerting you when your dab pen is finished charging.
Use an external charger whenever possible for removable batteries, especially if the battery pack has two batteries. Depending on the external charger you use, it typically takes 18650 batteries 1 to 3 hours to charge. There are box mods with removable batteries that forbid charging the battery using the e-cigarette.
Of course, you can use a USB charger, and many vapers already do. However, if you use external chargers with the appropriate amp, external batteries last longer. Additionally, this keeps the electronics of your box mod intact.
The fact that there are two varieties of 18650 batteries—protected and unprotected—is another factor. Protected 18650 cells have a built-in circuit that guards against a number of situations (overcharging, over-discharging) that could harm the battery.
The option is obviously unavailable for unprotected ones, so you must be careful to adhere to the hours of charging that are advised based on the battery capacity.
What Do You Use When You Charge Your Dab Pen Battery?
Dab pens come with a USB charger that you can use to charge them via USB or a computer. The maximum amount of current your dab pen can receive while charging is 1A, which is usually the case with these USB ports. Wall chargers are also acceptable as long as you strictly adhere to the 1A rule.
Now that you want to start vaping, we know that your 2A wall charger is beckoning to you. The charging time will and does get shorter. However, that amperage is too high for your dab pen battery to take. It is comparable to opening the faucet to full force in order to fill a miniature wine bottle.
Your dab pen battery’s circuitry will eventually be damaged by that high-energy delivery, reducing the battery life. You’ll soon notice that the battery in your dab pen isn’t performing as well as it once did.
Outside chargers are suggested for 18650 batteries unless otherwise stated, as we’ve already mentioned. External chargers have the advantage that they frequently offer intelligent charging options.
When the device detects that your battery is fully charged, the charging process stops. Even when you forgot about it, you don’t need to be concerned about overcharging your battery.
Pros of a Dab Pen
Using dab pens to vaporize concentrates has many benefits.
- Portable and discreet: Since dab pens are portable, you can put them in your pocket and go about your day with the assurance that you can get high whenever and wherever you want. It’s a fantastic alternative for concentrate enthusiasts looking for a traditional vape pen or pod substitute. In addition, nobody will be the wiser if you strike them covertly.
- Concentrate flexibility: Dabs have a variety of textures. Just a few examples include jams, sauces, waxes, shatter, badder, and budder. The temperature range of most dab pens allows you to accommodate each extract’s texture because they all melt best at different temperatures. Additionally, unlike with 510-thread cartridges, you are not restricted to a single type of oil when loading your own dab.
- Temperature control: When ingesting concentrates, terpene preservation is the goal. You want each hit from a dab rig/pen to explode with flavor. The majority of dab pens have 2 to 4 preset temperatures, allowing you to customize a range of temperatures for the most flavorful experience.
- Beginner-friendly: Dab pens are a great and simple option if you’re just starting out with concentrates. But once you fall in love with dabbing, you’ll be snapping up a rig in no time.
Cons of a Dab Pen
Although dab pens are fairly practical, they do have a few drawbacks.
- Battery life: If you use your dab pen frequently, the battery will run out pretty quickly. The pen needs to be heated up and kept at a certain temperature while you puff for the duration of the entire session. As a result, it’s best to always have a portable power bank available to charge your pen if you plan to use it while out of the house. When that power button begins blinking red, you’ll be very annoyed if you don’t.
- Reduced function over time: Your pen’s capacity will decrease over time. That’s just how electronics work. These large puffs of vapor will suddenly start to diminish in size as the battery’s ability to maintain a charge is suddenly slightly reduced.
Conclusion: The Average Charging Time
How long does it take a dab pen to charge? Generally speaking, if you use a 1A charger, it takes 2-4 hours. Although it’s possible, it’s not advised because you risk damaging the battery.
Additionally, charging overnight is not recommended, especially for internal batteries because it can cause overheating. To ensure the safe charging of your dab pen, only use standard or original chargers.
How Do I Know When My Dab Pen is Fully Charged?
There is always a USB charging cable included with a vape pen. Simply attach the device to your computer to start charging it, and then watch for the indicator light to go out or change color. When the light changes, the vape pen is fully charged.
Can You Use a Dab Pen before It’s Fully Charged?
When learning how to use a vape pen, it’s important to know you should always fully charge the device before using it. When fully charged, the indicator light on the majority of pens will change from red to white or green. However, always refer to the user manual that came with your gadget.
How Do You Charge a Dab Pen Fast?
If you find yourself without a dab pen charger, you can try connecting the dab pen power cable to the micro USB charging port on your phone. This will make charging much easier because Micro-USB chargers are widely available.
Does a Dab Pen Stay Red While Charging?
When the vape pen is charging, the indicator light has a variety of functions. Some lights are red when charging and turn green or white when charging is complete. When charging is underway, some lights are on; when charging is finished, they are off. When charging, some lights pulse; when charging is finished, they become solid.