Vape cartridges are a great way to enjoy cannabis oil, but like all plant-derived products, they must be stored properly or they may lose potency over time. It's important to know the signs of an expired cartridge and how to prevent them from breaking down. Heat, sunlight, and rust can all cause damage to a cartridge, so it's important to take the necessary precautions to ensure your vaping experience is enjoyable. When you buy a vape cartridge, the oil should be transparent and viscous, with a light yellow to uniform amber color.
If the liquid is discolored or has turned brown, it's time to discard it. If the oil is thick, muddy, cloudy, or you can see crystals growing on the sides, it's also time to throw it away. Heat travels through the plant material, concentrate, or oil in the cartridge and creates vapor that the user inhales through a mouthpiece. If your oil is fresh and you've heated it up a bit to fill a cartridge, or it heats up in your car, you won't notice any loss of power if you use it for a reasonably short time.
It's important to store vape cartridges and cannabis material in the right containers. Consider buying a small protective cover to protect it from the heat if you tend to carry the cartridge in your pocket. Knowing how long a vaping cartridge lasts will help you plan your budget and make the most economical purchase for your situation. The cartridge should be placed in an upright position and the battery removed to prevent the battery from heating up the oil (even slightly), as this will gradually degrade the oil.
When combined with sunlight and heat, rust can wreak havoc on a new oil cartridge in just a few months. Natural body heat contributes to degradation, thus shortening the lifespan of oil cartridges. A damaged vaping cartridge can ruin your Delta-8 experience and cause leaks or leave the vaporizer completely unusable. If you take proper care of your vape cartridges and store them correctly, they should last for several months before needing to be replaced. Keep in mind that if you are a lightweight inhaler and take 3-second inhalations, you will get 100 puffs in total with the cartridge. In conclusion, 510 cartridges do expire if not stored properly.
Heat, sunlight, and rust can all cause damage to a cartridge so it's important to take necessary precautions when storing them. Knowing how long a vaping cartridge lasts will help you plan your budget and make an economical purchase for your situation.