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Convection Vs Conduction Vaporizers: An Easy Guide To Help You Decide

Both convection and conduction vaporizers are healthier options than smoking, but they vaporize herb differently. This simple guide explains how each one works, and provides you with the advantages and disadvantages of each so you can make an educated decision before you buy.

Confused about these two common vaporizer types? Both terms refer to how an individual vaporizer heats dried herb or oils. Convection vaporizers heat herb or concentrates indirectly with a forced stream of hot air until vapor is released. Conduction vaporizers use direct heat to vaporize the material. A heated surface, but not a flame, actually touches the herb or extract to create vapor.

Want to know more? Let’s take a deeper look at the differences between conduction and convection, as well as the pros and cons:


With most convection vaporizers, you load weed into a removable chamber that sits inside or on top of the device. Once the vape reaches the desired temperature, you attach or insert the herb chamber and allow it to heat up for about a minute before vaping. What you do next depends on the type of convection vape you’re using.

Most convection vapes are still desktop models, and there are two primary types of units: balloon style and whip style. Some have multiple attachments so they can be used either way. With a balloon-style vaporizer, you attach a balloon to the herb chamber and turn on the fan to force heated air through the weed. This creates vapor that fills the balloon. Once full, you remove the balloon, turn off the vape, and enjoy at your leisure.

With a whip-style convection vape, there is no fan. Instead, you breathe slowly through the whip so that your lung power draws the hot air through the herb, up through the tubing, and into your mouth.

Both types of convection vapes are very efficient and present virtually no risk of scorched or burnt herb. That’s apparent when you empty the herb chamber. The leftover material will be a dull brownish material that doesn’t look or smell like it was combusted.

Convection vapes are very efficient. They will vaporize nearly all of the cannabinoids in your weed. Many also offer precise temperature controls so you can set it as low as 105°C to get the health benefits of THCA, or turn it up as high as 220°C to get vapor filled with CBC from the same herb. Plus, the taste and smell is very different from any other type of consumption. It’s so soft and smooth that even non-smokers can take full lung hits with ease.

Some convection vapes only work with dried herb, but most come with an adapter for extracts as well.

Convection and conduction are two very similar terms, but they describe two very different types of vaporizer. Find out how they're different. ]]>