Vaporisers: What Are the Differences Between Convection and Conduction Models?

  • Many have turned to vaporisers to consume cannabis, drawn by the multiple advantages they offer over other forms of consumption, such as the fact that they avoid the negative consequences of burning the plant. To choose the right one buyers should consider their personal preferences, the models at their disposal, and, above all, understand the differences between them.

While more and more people clearly prefer to consume cannabis via vaporisation, the market has taken shape featuring hundreds of brands offering a huge variety of products. Finding the ideal device is not a question of luck, but rather of time and knowledge.

Vaporisers are available in a multitude of shapes, sizes and types. Knowing the differences between them, understanding how they work, and their advantages and disadvantages, will determine the perfect vaporiser for a given person. The research to be done hinges on distinguishing between convection and conduction models.

The hallmark of conduction vaporisers lies in their vaporisation process, which involves contact: the grass is placed on an element that is heated, and the heat transferred to the plant via direct contact with the hot surface. This option is usually chosen because it is the most economical. Their relative ease of use, quick vaporisation times, and low prices are also upsides to keep in mind when considering them.

With convection vaporisers, on the other hand, the heat is transferred through air particles that pass through the grass. It is this feature which enables them to vaporise cannabinoids without burning other harmful substances. This option also warms the grass more uniformly, with the temperature being easily adjustable. Their disadvantages: they tend to be more expensive, and vaporisation times are longer than with conduction devices.

While it is true that convection vaporisers are generally recommended due to the advantages mentioned above, conduction vaporisers and what they offer should not be underestimated. It is not, in the end, a question of better or worse, but rather being clear on the advantages that the different models provide us in order to determine which is best suited to our preferences and needs. 


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