Vape cartridges, commonly known as carts, are one of the most popular and convenient ways to enjoy your favorite cannabinoid. They’re known for being easy to use, discreet and cost effective. They’re also very easy to replace: simply attach a new one to a battery when the old cart is empty and enjoy.
However, if you are someone that likes to enjoy multiple carts at a time, you might be wondering how long they last if kept in storage? In this article, we’ll be discussing what carts are made of, how long they typically last, and how they should be safely stored to maximize their longevity.
What is a Cart Made Of?
Vape carts are relatively simple devices.A typical vape cart’s hardware is made of:
- A connector for the battery
- A central core containing a heatable coil and atomizer
- A glass housing for the vape liquid
- A plastic mouthpiece
Here’s how it works: when the battery is activated, the electrical current travels to the central coil which heats the oil which is then converted into vapor through the atomizer.
What is Cannabinoid Vape Liquid Made Of?
Generally, cannabinoid vape liquid is made of cannabinoid distillate or hemp oil, terpenes and some form of flavoring.
The effects of the vape liquid will depend on the type of cannabinoids included in the formula and the concentration of them. Pretty much any cannabinoid can be converted into oil and used in a vape cart. This includes delta 8, delta 10, HHC, and many more.
How Long Do Carts Last?
When stored properly, carts can last up to approximately one year without going bad. If a cart has been sitting unused for more than one year, it is recommended that you dispose of it in order to avoid any negative or potentially harmful side effects.
How to Safely Store Your Vape Carts
Keep In A Cool, Dry Area
As with most perishable items, you should keep your vape carts in a cool, dry space. If the cart is exposed to too much heat or moisture, it may go bad in a shorter amount of time. Most cabinets in a typical, temperature-controlled room are perfectly fine places to keep a cart.
Don’t Store In a Car, Bathroom or Outside
As we mentioned above, a cool and dry place is optimal when storing a cart. This means that any environment that is prone to drastic temperature changes should generally be avoided, as they can cause the cart to expire quickly. This includes keeping it in your car or outdoors. In addition, places that are prone to high amounts of moisture such as bathrooms should also be avoided.
Keep Away From UV Light Sources
Constant exposure to UV light is an easy way to quickly ruin your vape cart. You’ll want to make sure that your cart isn’t exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time in order to avoid this. In addition to keeping it outside, keeping it right by a windowsill where the sun is constantly shining through is also not recommended.
Avoid Placing On High Ledges
Because vape carts are typically enclosed in glass, you’ll want to make sure that they are kept on a stable surface, far away from any ledges. Accidents happen, and if your cart rolls off a ledge and shatters, you’ll not only waste money but also have to clean up a very sticky and sharp mess.
Use a Battery With Protective Housing
While keeping your cart away from high ledges is a good way to prevent it from falling and breaking, accidents can still happen. Luckily, there are ways to protect your cart in case of an accident. One of the easiest ways to protect your cart is by using a battery with protective housing around the glass.
Box-shaped batteries often require the cart to be inserted into a protective cavity that will prevent it from being knocked around. If your cart falls, the battery will be able to protect the cart to a certain extent far more than if the glass were exposed like it would be with a typical battery.
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