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Conduction, Convection and Hybrid Heating Vaporizers -The Difference

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Abrar Odoo 19/09/2018

‘Variety is the spice of life’, this saying is a played-out cliché for a reason. We all love a choice when it comes to the products we consume every day. In fact, we love variety, so much that a precarious and wasteful industry has sprung up, offering people useless and wasteful products just, so they can capitalize on the idea of choice.

Of course not all product choice is for the sake of a unsustainable industry, sometimes it genuinely is a way to satisfy a range of different needs and desires. One such example of this actual useful choice is the different heating systems available in the vaping industry.

What exactly is the difference between all these heating systems, and why should you care? Read on to find out.


This is probably the most common form of vape heating system on the market, and with good reason. It is the simplest, most cost-effective way to vaporize your herbs active ingredients. Conduction heating is also very space efficient and is frequently found inside portable vaporizers. It works in a similar manner to a kitchen stove, putting your herb into direct contact with the heating system. This leads to a super-rapid heat up time, that is ideal for vaping on the go. Vapes like the Black Mamba are a great example of how conduction vaporizers are ideal


Convection works in a similar manner to a fan oven; it gradually heats your herb by blowing hot air across it, lifting the vapor out of it and creating a dense and tasty hit. This does take a little longer to reach vaping temperature than conduction, so it is often seen in desktop vaporizers that are intended to be used for longer sessions. Some portable vaporizers such as the DaVinci IQ, a convection vaporizer that is built from the ground up to deliver delicious vapor hits.


What is hybrid heating? -  Well it’s a little from column A and a little from column B. Hybrid heating brings together the best features of both conduction and convection. It works by using conduction heating to bring your herb up to heating temperatures rapidly before swapping over to convection to deliver a dense and tasty vape experience. Storz & Bickel have perfected hybrid heating with their flagship vape, the Volcano, which offers the purist vapor on the market!

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