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May 18, 2024

How to Make Carts Last Longer

Estimated Read Time: 10 min

Vape carts are a great way to enjoy your cannabis oil. They contain half or a whole gram of cannabis oil and often come in a combination of hemp-derived cannabinoids and terpenes.

If you want to get the most out of every vape cart you purchase from Koi, here are a few tips that should help.

Key Takeaways:

  • Carts come in 0.5g or 1g capacity. The latter is more practical for frequent vapers and lasts twice as long as the 0.5g option.
  • Besides the size of the cart, its longevity also depends on how you vape, the potency, and the quality of the contents. Higher potency means fewer draws to get to your desired effects.
  • You can extend the life of the cart by improving your vaping methods, storing the cart properly, and using alternative devices where possible.

How Long Should a Vape Cart Last Depends On?

Before figuring out how to extend the life of your vape cart, you should first know how long it should last.

However, the duration of your vape cart varies depending on various factors, such as the following:

The Size Of The Cart

Most of our pre-filled cart sizes are one or half a gram. That’s about 1000mg or 500mg. Generally, most one-gram carts will last longer than half-gram carts. However, not every cart will have the same lifespan, even when they are the same size. That’s because, beyond the size, other factors are at play.

Quality And Potency

The quality and potency of the cart's contents will have the greatest impact on its longevity. From THC to CBD, there is a wide range of extract types, and the potency of the extract type will determine how much you need to vape to experience the right results, consequently affecting the cart's longevity.

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The more potent the oils, the shorter and the fewer the draws you need. So, less oil is consumed in each puff.

How Often Do You Take A Hit?

How frequently you use your vape cart impacts its lifespan. The size of those hits and the length of the draws must also be considered.

Choosing the Right Cart Size

When you want the longest service from your cart, it makes sense to pick the largest. But that is only sometimes the case, especially if your vaping habits are consistent.

If the cart sits around untouched for a long time, it will likely become clogged. Also, unused THC or CBD tincture carts can experience heat damage, bacterial growth, and, more commonly, a decrease in potency. Just because the cart lasts longer doesn't mean it's always the best option.

How Long Does a 0.5g and 1g Cart Last?

If you stick to puffs in under three seconds, your 0.5g cart can last between 80 and 160 puffs. A typical 1-gram oil cart should last twice as long, in the 160 to 320 puff range.

When you convert these numbers to days, the cart should last for as little as one week or two with frequent use. Individuals taking several puffs a day may find the 0.5g carts inconvenient because they must be replaced regularly. The 1-gram alternative is preferable among more dedicated cannabis vapers.

If you casually hit your vape once daily, a half-gram cart may last several months or more. To decrease the risk of the vape losing potency or leaking, you should avoid larger carts if you don't regularly vape.

This duration of your cart is based on taking draws that are less than three seconds. It's not recommended to take draws that are longer than this. Doing so will deplete your liquid faster, and you risk burning the oil or the cart, leading to lower potency and subpar performance.

How Your Vaping Style Affects Your Cart’s Lifespan

Cart size and oil type aren't the only factors that matter. How you prefer to draw from your cart also affects how long it lasts. If you take short, shallow draws, the cart won't last as long because you need more draws to get enough active compounds in your bloodstream.

The draw time is the main variable when considering your vapes. If you spend three or more seconds on each inhale on your cart, each puff will consume more liquid than a one, or two-second draw.

Also, how often you use the cart will affect how quickly it depletes. If you take frequent hits, the combination of regular and hearty draws will deplete the cart faster, regardless of the contents. The same cart that lasts a few days in the hands of a chain vaper may last months for someone who occasionally takes a short hit on weekends.

The Voltage Setting

High settings can reduce the lifespan of your vape pen if it has a 510 battery with adjustable voltage and wattage. Of course, high-voltage settings also result in greater cannabinoid intake and quicker effects. Excessive voltage settings could deplete the cart faster than expected because more liquid vaporizes every inhale. It’s essential to strike a balance to get the most out of each puff.

How to Make Your Cart Last Longer

Now that you know how long your cart should last on average, depending on various factors, including how often you use it, it's time to look at how you can make it last longer.

Breathe The Vapor Deep Into Your Lungs

Cannabinoids are absorbed in the lungs, and only a small amount is absorbed in the mouth. By taking deep breaths and breathing deep into your lungs, you ensure the active compounds enter the lungs. This increases the amount of absorbed cannabinoids and reduces the puffs you need to experience the right results.

Improve Your Vaping Methods

One of the simplest ways to extend the life of your cart and get the last drop out of each vape cart is to use it correctly. When you misuse the cart by dragging from it too quickly and too firmly, you cause the airflow to clog, and the oil isn’t vaporized correctly. Essentially, you’re burning more material than you’re inhaling.

Learn to take things nice and slow when inhaling. Adopting a slower, steadier pace ensures your vape pen has enough time to vaporize correctly. You won’t waste your valuable oil or burn up extra oil, and there won’t be many droplets left.

Those droplets might appear little, but combined, they can add up to several more vaping sessions that could carry you until the next device arrives.

Hold The Vapor In Your Lungs For A Few Seconds.

Another method to maximize how long your cart serves you is letting the vapor hang in your lungs instead of your mouth. While vaping, hold your breath for about 5 seconds before exhaling. This gives more time for the absorption process to proceed. The longer you hold your breath, the more you will absorb.

By making this change, you will notice you don't need as many puffs to get the expected results as you would when you exhale quickly. This tip can drastically increase your cart's lifespan without impacting the results' quality.

Apply Heat To Shift Extracts

You might have noticed that some dried oils are at the bottom every time your cart is close to its end. Those dried oils can give you some potent final puffs before replacing the cart. You can try to re-liquefy them by applying gentle heat on the cart.

You should never expose the vape pen to an open flame or extreme heat. Therefore, you will need to remove the battery from your pen for safety.

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Use a heating device like a hairdryer on a low setting or a cigarette lighter. Gently stir the contents of the oil cart by moving the cart around. In a short while, they will dissolve, allowing you to inhale them more easily during vaping.

Use Other Devices

Vape carts are easy and convenient to use and provide an excellent experience. But they're not the only device you can use. You can consider other devices, like a dab rig. Dab rigs are particularly handy when getting the remaining extracts from your empty vape cart.

Turn the cart upside down and apply heat along the glass for a few minutes. Droplets will form and fall. When they reach the mouthpiece, heat your dab rig and pour the excess oil onto the dab bowl for inhalation.

Dismantle The Cartridge And Apply It To Blunts And Pipes

When the time comes and you need every last drop of oil from your cartridge, you can use this method to extend it even longer.

The last contents of the cart may seem small and insignificant, but they can be used to amplify and strengthen other forms of inhalation, such as pipes, joints, and bongs.

This method requires patience, concentration, and tools like pliers, screwdrivers, and toothpicks. Pull apart the cartridge from your vaping device and carefully remove any glass that may shatter. Once the concentrated essence is exposed, use the toothpick to gather the remaining droplets until the vape cart is empty.

Rub the collected extracts onto your chosen medium. Though small, these concentrated droplets can pack a punch and give you one more session, which could make all the difference.

Store Upright

Simple changes like how you store your vape cart could make a massive difference in how much service you get out of the cart. Storage can also affect the oil's or concentrate's quality and flavor.

The best position to leave your cart is upright. Gravity will naturally pull the oil inside the pen downwards and collect it at the bottom of the cartridge. This is where the heating element is located. It can quickly burn all the cart’s remaining contents for that last drag.

Keep It Cool And Dry

Where you store the vape cart is as important as how you store it. Vape carts are best stored in cool, dry places. Too much heat in the room will dilute the cart’s contents. If the room is too cold, the content's viscosity might increase, making it hard for the device to work correctly.

When storing empty carts, keep them upright and at room temperature. This ensures that any remaining vapor that settles at the bottom can be used.

Remember to keep them away from heat sources or direct sunlight. Sunlight can damage the cart's flavor and reduce its potency.

Control Humidity

High humidity is just as detrimental to your vape cart as direct sunlight. It can affect the vape battery’s lifespan. The battery absorbs moisture in high-humidity environments, potentially leading to early leaking and device failure. You can considerably extend the life of your cart and the vape pen by keeping them away from rooms with fluctuating humidity.

Closing Remarks

You can save yourself the trouble of pushing your cart for every last oil droplet by staying on top of the levels and ensuring you order a replacement in time. But if your replacement takes longer than expected, you can use these tips to keep pushing you until the replacement arrives.

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