PAX Pods Complete Guide
When it comes to the PAX Era, ease of use is the name of the game. Pre-filled pods skip the prep and mess which may be associated with other cannabis concentrate consumption methods. Coupled with top-of-the-line features and a wide range of available strains, the PAX Era has become a fan favorite among medical and social consumers.
How does the PAX Era and its companion pods work? This guide provides an overview of everything you need to know about the PAX Era and its SimpleClick™ pods.
What is the PAX Era?
The PAX Era is a compact, portable vaporizer which utilizes pre-filled pods to deliver cannabis to the consumer. The unit is constructed from a slate-covered, bead-blasted anodized aluminum. This material isn’t just chosen for its looks; it’s a strategically-selected material designed to evenly distribute the heat generated by the battery.
PAX Era’s small, rectangular design measures just 3.3″ in height by 0.72″ in width and 0.40″ in depth, making it easy to slip into a pocket or purse when not in use. It includes a 240mAh battery that can charge fully from dead in about 45 minutes.
While the PAX Era is simple to use, it still offers the advanced features that PAX has become well known for delivering. It includes four temperature settings, across a range of 520°F to 790°F, that can be adjusted from the device. The sleek exterior of the device has no buttons or controls; the LED indicator on the front communicates device status. You control your PAX Era by shaking or tapping it to perform functions such as to change the temperature setting or to view remaining battery life. It also offers an instantaneous heat-up time when you draw on the mouthpiece.
Bluetooth® connectivity allows you to pair your device with the PAX mobile app, increasing its functionality even further. Through the PAX mobile app, you can set your temperature to the precise degree across the full temperature range. You can also activate the Session Usage function, which allows you to measure the length of your sessions and gauge how much material you’ve consumed. The PAX mobile app can also be used to adjust the LED indicator brightness and to lock the device to prevent misuse.
What are PAX Pods?
PAX’s SimpleClick pods are designed specifically for use with the PAX Era. These pods come pre-filled with concentrated cannabis oil from one of the brand’s 50+ extract partners. There are currently more than 250 different types of cannabis oil available in PAX Era pods. To find an authorized PAX retailer near you, use this handy store locator tool!
How do PAX Pods Work?
When a PAX Era pod is inserted into the device, it makes contact with the battery, powering the pod’s internal heating element. Inside each pod there are two 2mm silica wicks, designed to capture every bit of concentrate so no material is wasted. The heating element and dual-wick system are contained within a leak-resistant and clog-resistant housing, which is capped off with an attached mouthpiece. When inserted into the battery, simply inhale on the mouthpiece to power the heating element, instantly vaporizing your cannabis oil without pressing any buttons.
When the PAX Era detects a pod inserted into the device, the LED indicator will light up with a downward sweeping motion so you know the pod is properly inserted. Similarly, when a pod is removed, the LED light will sweep upward.
To enter the device’s Temp Set mode, shake the device and then remove the pod. The LED indicator will light up to indicate the current temperature and begin cycling through the other settings accessible without the PAX mobile app. When it displays the temperature setting you would like to select, reinsert the pod.
Advantages of the PAX Era
The PAX Era is a durable, yet lightweight vaping companion that is highly portable and discreet. It is low cost compared to many portable vaporizers but doesn’t skimp on features or performance.
One of the PAX Era’s key features is its ability to automatically adjust wattage. This feature preserves the flavor of material in the pod. While the battery can deliver 8W of power, the PAX Era can monitor the wattage to ensure every puff tastes the same regardless of how much cannabis oil remains in the pod.
The PAX Era is also unique for its Session Control function, available through the PAX mobile app. This option helps you to monitor consumption, take your time with the device, and better conserve material. With Session Control, you select a size, and once you reach the limit of your selected session size, the PAX Era will power off for 30 seconds. If you want to override Session Control, you can remove the pod and reinsert it to reset the device and begin a “new” session.
In addition to the device itself, using a pod vape offers an easy, no-mess way to vaporize concentrated cannabis oil. Concentrated extracts are often sticky and difficult to handle, making loading an oil vape or dab pen a tricky process. Pod vapes come pre-filled with material, saving you the hassle of manually loading your device each time you want to use it.
After a session, there is no residue to clean up. When a pod is depleted, simply remove and replace it; there’s no need to break out the isopropyl alcohol and cotton swab.
How long do PAX Pods Last?
Each PAX Era pod contains .5g of cannabis oil. Depending on the size of your puffs, a pod can support between 300 and 500 puffs. However, this is an imperfect measurement of how long a PAX Era pod lasts because, naturally, everyone’s standard “puff size” is different. These factors are key in determining how long it takes for the material inside a pod to be depleted:
- Session length: Longer sessions generally use more material. The more you puff on your PAX Era, the more cannabis oil will be vaporized. Shorter sessions are more likely to conserve material.
- Draw size: The strength and length of your inhale will also influence how much material is vaporized. Because the PAX Era heats up as you draw on the device, longer draws maintain a higher temperature for longer. This means you are using more cannabis oil with each puff.
- Temperature setting: More material is used on higher temperature settings. This is because a higher temperature increases the amount of material vaporized. Lowering the temperature setting offers another way to conserve cannabis oil during a session.
Taken together, these three factors influence how long you can preserve a pod. If you want to preserve material, consider short sessions, light puffs, and lower temperatures.
The PAX Era is the Ultimate Pod Vape
Pod vapes occupy a unique space in the world of electronic vaporizers. They eschew the simplicity of a vape pen but integrate its ease of use alongside a slew of advanced features found in many portable vaporizers.
No pod vape does this quite as well as the PAX Era. With a unique shake-to-control functionality and LED indicator, it is easy to learn to use manually. For a more comprehensive experience, you can quickly connect the device to the PAX mobile app on your smartphone. The unique design of PAX Era pods enhance its already impressive retinue of features by adding another element of quality assurance.
Between the dual-wick system to capture every drop of cannabis oil and the leak- and clog-resistant housing, PAX Era pods ensure you get the most out of your sessions. If you’re looking for a durable, portable, and discreet companion with unique features to boot, look no further than the PAX Era.