You most likely see the words "convection" and "conduction" pop up everywhere when searching for vaporizers, but what do they mean?
When it comes to convection vs. conduction vaporizers, here is everything you need to know.
Convection Vaporizers Vs. Conduction Vaporizers : What’s the Difference?
Vaporizer technology has come a long way over the past few years, so we know how it can feel a bit overwhelming when entering the market for the first time.
One of the questions we see come up most of the time is what the difference is between convection and conduction heating, so let us break it down for you.
Convection heating is more like that of an oven. The pan in the oven does not come into contact with the heating element. Instead, the heating element heats the air inside the oven compartment, increasing the temperature within and slowly cooking what’s inside.
With convection vaporizers, the heat source does not touch the oven, instead the air is heated and passed over the flower, vaporizing your Cannabis as evenly as possible.
Conduction heating on the other hand acts more like a stove top. The pan on the stove is being heated through direct contact with the flame or heated surface. The same is true with a Conduction vaporizer.
The heat source is actually touching the oven which heats the cannabis in your vaporizer.
Convection Vaporizers Vs. Conduction Vaporizers: Pros and Cons
While both methods work fine with respect to cannabis vaporization, you will find that there are some pros and cons to each.
Some of the pros for convection include better flavor, ease of cleaning, higher quality AVB (Already Vaped Bud) and more consistent cooking of the flower while some cons include a shorter battery life, less visible vapor and a much higher price tag.
Conversely, some pros for conduction include a longer battery life and an increase in visible vapor production.
The cons of conduction include a decrease in flavor when compared to convection and a tendency to char the dry flower when operating at high temperatures. This charring of the cannabis will diminish the taste and quality of the AVB (Already Vaped Bud) that comes out of your vaporizer. For the best AVB, you want to stick with convection vaporizers.
About Linx Convection Vaporizers
While many companies may try to claim their product offers convection heating, the reality is that these vaporizers are often times hybrids and combine convection and conduction. True convection vaporizer are actually more rare than one would think.
Enter the Linx Eden in July 2019. This true 100% convection heating vaporizer boasts an all quartz chamber with convection heating and a 2500 MAH lithium-ion battery, all for under $100. It's packed with essential features such as dual use capabilities (for dry flower and concentrates), air insulation, glass mouthpiece and medical grade stainless steel shell. The Eden is perfect for users with any skill level who value flavor and affordability.
If box mods designs are more your thing, the award winning Linx Gaia, priced at $159.99, is a great alternative. The vape guide called it "Style, Quality and Innovation at a Decent Price". Vaping daily named it "A Goddess Among Vapes". The Gaia offers similar convection technology to that of the Eden and then some. The Gaia also utilizes full temperature variability. Set your temp and vaporize at what ever temp you’re feeling at the moment. The Gaia also comes with a handy herb tool magnetically fixed to the bottom of the device, very helpful if you’re like us and you end up losing every tool you have.
The Linx Gaia and Linx Eden are great convection vaporizers if you want to really experience your dry flower. The taste in both devices are sublime, the designs are elegant and the quality is next level. Try one for yourself.
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