How To Use a Vape Pen: A Beginners Guide

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Knowing how to use a vape pen can create a better vaping experience from the very first puff. While it looks simple when experienced vapers do it, learning how to vape correctly and understanding how vapes work is something everyone has had to explore at some point. As much as vaping is about following a routine, it’s also about making that routine your own, so it’s right for you. Follow our guide for the basics to help you figure out vaping for beginners.

1. Charge It Up

Before you learn how to use a vape pen, you need to understand using its charger. Many vapes ship with a partial charge, but to get the full measure of your vape, charge it completely before you take the first puff. The other thing to keep in mind is that you should charge it often. Modern batteries don’t need to be completely out of power before charging, so charge your battery to full even if it’s at 75% already.

How do you charge a dab pen? If you’re unsure about charging for any type of device, the instructions that arrive with it will have comprehensive details to help you figure out.

2. Study

Ugh. No one wants to read the manual that came with their vape, but if you’re new to vaping or new to a specific brand of vape, do it anyway. You’ll learn how to use that vape pen model correctly as well as brand-specific tips that enhance your experience. After all, you have until the battery is charged before you can start using it anyway, so put your waiting to good use.

3. Get It Loaded

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You did the reading, so you know how to do this, right? Put a pod into the slot or screw a cartridge onto the threads. You’re almost ready to vape up.

4. Adjust Your Settings (Optional)

This may not apply to you since not all vapes have different temperatures, feeds, or even controls. Skipping setting adjustment makes learning how to use a vape pen easy, but offers a less customized experience.

If you opted for a PlugPlay with its app-enabled features, now is the time to get it set up for that first hit. With a 510-threaded battery, once it’s on, three presses cycle through the temperatures. Red is the hottest and gives you more clouds, green is the coolest and gives you a mellower flavor, and blue sits right in the middle.

5. Power It On

If you haven’t already, activate your vape pen. We’re almost there.

6. Preheat Your Vape (Optional)

Learning how to use a vape pen to get a great puff the first time, and every time, includes figuring out the pre-heating cycle. On our 510-threaded vapes, just click the button twice, and you’ll see an automatic cycling of colors on the LED. Your heating coil is pre-heating the juice/concentrate/oil in your cartridge so it’s “primed” to deliver a full flavor cloud right off the bat.

7. Draw

If you opted for an ERA or Stiiizy, this is as simple as inhaling since the gentle pressure from your breathing activates the heating coil. For the 510, press and hold the activation button as you inhale. Draw the vapor into your lungs, hold it briefly, and release. Your comfort level will dictate the length of the hold, with longer durations offering more powerful results. Vaping for beginners may mean a smaller inhale and shorter hold time.

Vaping with StayLit Design

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With practice, you can learn how to charge and use a dab or vape pen easily and naturally. If you have any questions about using our products, contact our customer service department for more information about getting the ultimate experience.