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How to Use PAX Era: Starter Guide

Gabi Antunes

Aug 27, 2019

With mess-free loading and an instantly activated heating mechanism, PAX Era is as intuitive as it is simple. While its design may be straightforward, it comes with a suite of advanced capabilities that make it a fan favorite. Whether you’ve already purchased your PAX Era or are just considering the device, this starter guide will help you understand more about what it is, how it works and why it might be for you.

What’s a PAX Era?

The PAX Era is a sleek and compact pod vape designed for use with concentrates like cannabis oil. This pod vape employs pre-filled inserts that are easily swapped in and out as needed. Pod vapes are great options for discreet, low maintenance usage.

The Era is a small device, minimalistic in its design. It is just 3.3″ tall, 0.72″ wide, and 0.40″ thick. The device can easily fit in the palm of your hand, a pocket, or a bag, making it highly portable and discreet. On the face of the device is an LED indicator in the shape of PAX’s four-petaled logo. The LED indicator communicates important information, including whether a pod is connected to the device, the remaining battery life, the temperature setting, and session control.

The PAX Era uses SimpleClick™ pods available in more than 250 strains from more than 50 extract partners. To insert a pod, simply click it into the device. When it is depleted, remove the pod and swap in a full one. Pod vapes make loading concentrates a clean and easy process that requires no cleaning or maintenance after usage. Pods are sold separately at authorized retailers in select states with legal medical marijuana or adult-use cannabis programs.

How to Insert the Pod

Inserting a pod into the PAX Era is as easy as clicking it in until contact is made with the battery. You will know that your pod has been successfully inserted because the LED indicator will pulse white, meaning the device is now ready for use.

Each PAX Era pod contains about 0.5 grams of concentrate material and includes a single 2-millimeter silica wick, which is fully submerged to provide improved wick saturation. Each pod comes with a mouthpiece attached, so once your pod is inserted you can simply inhale through that mouthpiece.

When a pod is depleted, swapping it out is a simple two-step process: simply pull the old pod out, and click the new pod in.

How to Turn on the Device

Of course, you won’t be able to vaporize any of the concentrate cannabis material inside the pod if you can’t turn the device on. The PAX Era does not feature any buttons, instead relying on sensors to detect when you are inhaling on the mouthpiece. You do not actually have to turn your device on or off; simply raise the device to your lips and begin drawing to start vaporizing your cannabis material.

How to set the Temperature

The PAX Era offers a temperature range of 520°F to 790°F, with four predetermined temperature settings (other temperature settings are available through the PAX Mobile application). Each setting can alter a pod’s flavor and your vape experience. To change your temperature setting, enter Temp Set mode by shaking the device. The LED indicator should then show the current battery level. When the battery life is displayed, remove the pod from your device. When the pod is removed, the indicator should show the current temperature setting and then begin cycling through each of the four available settings. When the setting you’d like to select appears, reinsert the pod. The LED indicator will pulse to confirm your selection.

PAX Mobile Application

If you’d like to expand the level of control you have over your PAX Era, you can connect it to your mobile device via Bluetooth® connectivity to use the PAX Mobile application. The PAX Mobile application is the key to unlocking a wide range of additional features. It is a must-use to fully experience your device’s capabilities. Available for both Apple and Android devices, the PAX Mobile app allows you to name your device and exercise greater control over your session.

  • Extend the PAX Era temperature range to 430°F to 790°F.
  • Control your temperature setting down to the precise degree across the full temperature range.
  • Use a Session Control usage monitor to see just how many “puffs” you’ve taken in a session.
  • Control the brightness of the LED indicators.
  • Remotely lock your PAX Era from your smartphone to prevent unauthorized usage.
  • Automatically download and install updates whenever available.

How to Charge and Check the Battery Life

The PAX Era might require a charge when you first unbox it. It charges by way of a micro USB; the charging cable is included with the device. As the device charges, the LED indicator will display the current battery level. Unplug the device once fully charged.

When you are using your PAX Era, you can check the battery level at any time by gently shaking the device. The LED indicator will display the current battery level, with each petal representing 25% battery life.

Special Features

Usage monitoring via the PAX Era’s Session Control, accessible via the PAX Mobile application, is a special feature that grants you greater insights into your usage of the device. To access the usage monitoring feature, double tap the device to view your usage on the indicator light. Each petal represents one puff, defined as a 1 to 2 second inhale (depending on variables like temperature setting and draw strength). Sessions will reset after 30 minutes of inactivity, or you can reset your usage monitor at any time during a session by tapping the device six times. Usage monitoring is an effective way to gauge your typical sessions and monitor how much material you are consuming.