What is CCELL® and How Do I Use It?
Vaporizers are the new marijuana norm, and it’s not hard to see why. They are undeniably convenient, with no grinding, packing or rolling necessary to medicate. Better, still, is their ability to provide marijuana dosing via inhalation without the tell-tale cannabis scent. Vapes have truly permeated the cannabis industry, with options ranging from pod-based to 510-thread and disposable, consistent strains and rotating, in varying sizes to boot. With all these options, it’s hard to believe vapes entered the industry a mere decade ago.
The THC oil vaporizer cartridges of 10 years ago followed the technology of the e-cigarette industry. Cotton wicks, which absorb the oil and transport it a heating element, usually made of metal or glass, were the standard. It didn’t take long for marijuana vape producers to notice that THC oil and e-cig “juice” are vastly different consistencies - THC is significantly more viscous, especially when at higher cannabinoid percentages. This caused a range of issues, from leaking cartridges to burnt-tasting draws to vaporizers not hitting at all.
CCELL® sought to improve marijuana vaporizers for the better, starting with the opening of three Research and Development Centers and employment of well over 600 scientists and engineers (now, there are over 10,000 employees!). Their dedication to innovation is palpable; they hold five patents on their power supplies (batteries) and cartridges. CCELL’s quest to improve the patient experience started with the vaporizer cartridge.
The traditional cotton wick was replaced with ceramic, which, quite literally, puts the C in CCELL. Ceramic was an easy solution to transport and heat marijuana oils, for two key reasons. First, unlike cotton, ceramic can withstand the high heat necessary to vaporize cannabis oil without altering the flavor profile of the cannabis strain. This mitigates dry and burnt-tasting puffs when compared to cotton, which absorbs the oil much more slowly and can burn at high temperatures. Second, being that ceramic is porous – it wants to absorb the viscous oil but cannot oversaturate the wick. This, again, staves the possibility of a burnt hit, as the THC oil is readily absorbing into the ceramic wick, and prevents leaky cartridges. CCELL's design achieves permeability of viscous cannabis oil throughout the coil, which in turn ensures an even heating to provide consistent, next level vaping.
Now, because use wicks to transport the distillate to the heating element, there is typically a bubble in the cartridge. This in no way means you were shorted your medication! In fact, the THC oil is doing what it needs (absorbing into the wick) to ensure you can dose your medication as soon as you need to. Additionally, this bubble creates room for the breathing room for the oil. Breathing room ensures quick saturation of the wick and, in conjunction with porous ceramic, provides the proper pressure to allow for continual flow of the distillate into the wick.
The cartridge, however, would be nothing without its power supply. CCELL saved a step for patients by taking the guesswork out of temperatures with their devices. MÜV carries three CCELL power supplies, all powered by lithium-ion battery, draw-activated, and temperature optimized to provide high vapor output and superior flavor when medicating.
The Palm Vaporizer
Patented by CCELL in 2020, the Palm power supply is next level discretion. Created to literally fit in the palm of your hand, the aluminum-encased Palm measures just 1.7 inches in width by 2.5 inches by height and is slim enough to fit in your pocket without drawing attention. Aluminum was the encasing material of choice to due to its weight; it can be layered to ensure a hardy casing for the 500mAH battery while providing an incredibly lightweight experience for patients.
But what’s truly unique about the Palm (besides size) is the adapter. The adaptor is a small screw cap, roughly the size of a pea, that attaches to the bottom of 510 thread cartridges. This allows for a magnetic connection between the Palm battery supply and cartridge. When connected to your cartridge, the cart and adapter will magnetically snap into place in the power supply, making it feel as though the cartridge belongs in the Palm. Yet another wonderful feature of the Palm is the partial visibility of the cartridge. The aluminum case covers roughly ¾ of the cartridge – enough to protect the cartridge, while leaving just enough visible to keep an eye on the status of your cannabis oil.
When dosing with the Palm, an LED light on the top of the device will illuminate. Patients will know the battery has been depleted when this LED light no longer lights up. To charge, connect the charger that came with the device to the USB-C port at the bottom of the device. The power supply is fully charged when the LED light turns off while plugged in. To ensure a healthy device, it’s recommended to periodically clean the bottom of your cartridge and the connection in the Palm (where you insert the cartridge) with a cotton swab lightly dipped into diluted isopropyl alcohol.
The 510 Thread Vaporizer
The CCELL 510 thread power supply, too, is compatible with 510 thread cartridges, but without the use of adapter. It’s the device that comes to mind for most patients when they think “marijuana vape” - the cartridge screws into the power supply and remains completely exposed. The power supply is encased in stainless steel, which protects the 350mAh battery and provides a hardy, weighty experience.
The 510 thread power supply will light up at the end of the device when drawing. Patients will know the device needs charging when, instead of lighting steadily, the device blinks three times. To charge, remove the cartridge and connect to the USB adapter. The light will blink 20 times to indicate charging has begun, and blink three times to indicate charging is complete. If your device is connected to the charger and the light is not lit, the device is fully charged and ready for use.
The Disposable Pen
Disposable vape pens reign supreme as the grab-and-go product. The battery and cartridge come pre-attached, no charging required, and are simply thrown away after use.
Like the 510 thread, the battery is encased in stainless steel (note: cartridge remains exposed) for a sturdy vaping experience. When medicating with the CCELL disposable pen, the bottom will light up. It has a convenient 10-blink indicator when battery is low, notifying you to maximize the usage of the last of your cannabis oil.
The disposable pen is ideal for patients that deem ease of use a vital function of their vaporizer system, and in the MÜV All-in-One, is formulated in a variety of rotating strains.
Click here to shop the CCELL Palm, 510 Thread and Disposable Pen at MÜV.