Desktop Vaporizer

Definition - What does Desktop Vaporizer mean?

In cannabis culture, a vaporizer is a device used to inhale the released organic substances from the cannabis plant in a form of vapor through the application of heat. Vaporizers extract the compounds out of dried plant matter, concentrates, or e-liquids without actually burning the substance.

Desktop vaporizers are usually large, sophisticated devices that aren’t designed to be used on the go. Desktop vaporizers often come with a variety of complex features that portable vaporizers don’t have.

Hydrolife explains Desktop Vaporizer

Desktop vaporizers need to be plugged directly into a power source in order to function. Thus, they have a strong, stable power source, which usually makes for stronger and larger amounts of vapor and a better user experience.

Desktop vaporizers have larger chambers and, if they do run off a battery, longer battery lives than their hand-held counterparts, meaning they require less refills and recharges than portable devices. This makes them ideal for longer vaping sessions involving multiple people.

There are a variety of intake methods, such as balloons, whips, or water pipe extensions, that desktop vaporizers can feature. Since most desktop vaporizers come with more than one of these different features, they will cost you quite a bit more than portable pen vaporizers.

Vaporizers work in two ways: either convective heating or conductive heating. Convective vaporizers heat the air around the product in the chamber to a point where the compounds in the product start converting into vapor.

Conductive vaporizers, on the other hand, heat a surface and then require the user to place the desired product on top of that surface. Conductive vaporizers usually need to be shaken during use to avoid burning the product.


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