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Which Cartridge Volume Should I Choose for My Business?

Published Date:
December 21, 2022

As a business owner, you want to make sure you have the best thc vape pen on the market for your customers. So, choosing the right size 510 thread cartridge is an important factor to consider. The industry standards are 0.5 ml and 1 ml, but there are also 0.3 ml and 1.5 ml cartridges available. If you're not sure what size to choose for your business, read on for some tips.

What is a 510 Thread Cartridge?

A 510 thread cartridge is a vaporizer tank designed to fit any 510 thread battery with the proper thread connector. The term, “510 thread vapes”, originates from the fact that the threads of the connector are made up of 10 turns along its length. These cartridges are specifically designed for cannabis products like dry herb, oil, or wax concentrates and can differ widely in size and style. 

510 thread weed cartridge

510 thread cartridges typically feature a glass housing tank, centerpost, mouthpiece, and a heating element into which the oil or concentrate vaporizes when heated. In the past 510 thread cartridges were sealed with screw top mouthpieces, making it possible for consumers to refill their own carts. The unsanitary conditions created by this, along with not being able to change out the used wick, pushed brands to use carts with a capped mouthpiece that cannot be removed to be refilled. 

Even so, 510 cartridges have become an increasingly popular choice for businesses looking to expand into the weed vape pen market.

Different Volume Capacities of 510 Cartridges

510 cartridges come in various sizes, and vary primarily based on the volume of e-liquid they can hold. Typically, 510 cartridges come in 0.5 ml, 1.0 ml, 1.5 ml and 2.0 ml capacities - though some can hold up to 4 ml or even more, depending on their design. 

Smaller capacity 510 cartridges are preferred for those looking for single-serving sizes or users who are just starting out in cannabis vaping. Smaller capacities are also a great size to use for disposable carts as it is easy to change between something like live resin carts and a basic cannabis oil.

Different sizes of weed cartridge

Larger capacity vape cartridges tend to be favored by those who want to enjoy a longer vaping session without having to stop to run to the store to buy another. While large capacity tanks may seem like a more convenient size option, it is recommended to not chose a volume higher than 1.5 ml as most heating elements are not truly designed to support anything above that. A third option is to offer more than one volume size. Carrying a variety of volume options makes it easy for vapers to choose the one that best meets their needs.

Choosing the Right Volume(s) for Your Business

When it comes to running a successful cannabis business, one important factor is to make sure that you are equipped with the right hardware for your products. When it comes to selecting a 510 thread cartridge, consider what types of extracts and concentrates you will be filling with and whether or not your company wants any specific upgrades or features. 

Think about what volume or volumes will be most effective for your customers and create the best end user experience. Some brands may even need to buy different volumes to sell in different consumer demographics depending on preferences.

It is important to make sure the cartridges you select have quality components, proper government certifications, and great usability with your oils or concentrates. Many hardware companies offer sample kits so brands can test out the products before purchasing. This testing will hopefully show if the carts will clog or have a leaking problem. 

Furthermore, it helps ensure the cartridge meets all your company's safety standards and will provide the best customer experience. Ultimately, when selecting the right 510 cartridge for your business, being informed about your chosen hardware can go a long way in providing excellent service to your customers.

Filling Options

How to fill cartridges for your business

Another component to consider is how you plan on filling the 510 thread cartridges when selecting a volume size. For larger operations with filling machines, larger capacity volumes could be used since it will not take long to fill the cartridges. But if you're just starting out or don't need as many cartridges, smaller capacity vape carts refillable may be a better option since they need to be filled one at a time.

The Right Cartridge for Your Brand

The 510 thread cartridge is a staple in the cannabis industry because of its versatility and dependability. Different businesses have different needs, so it's important to choose the right volume size for your brand’s and customers’ needs. S10 Labs' hardware experts can help you select the perfect 510 cartridge for your business - just reach out and we'll be happy to help!

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