05 jan 2015

Staff Tips & Tricks: Pax Vaporizer

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Staff Tips & Tricks: Pax Vaporizer

If you just received your Pax vaporizer and you’re ready to start vaping, or you just want to get the most out of your Pax experience, try these tips and tricks out for the best results!

Preparing your material

The Pax requires a fine grind. In need of a good grinder? We've got you covered.

Filling the chamber

You will want to fill your Pax’s oven tightly to maximize surface area. If you don’t want to fill your oven completely, you can fill it at least halfway. On the other hand, ensure that your oven is not overfilled. Once you have your material filled in the oven, you can use the oven lid itself to press down on your material, and fill another layer on top if desired.

Using Pax

Turn Pax on by pressing gently down on the mouthpiece and let the mouthpiece pop up. To set the temperature, use the fingernail groove to lift the mouthpiece out and then press the white temperature button to change the settings. Most people like to start off on the low or medium setting and then work their way to the high setting towards the end of their session.

Yellow (low) – 370°F (188°C)

Orange (medium) –390°F (199°C)

Red (high) – 410°C (210°C)

When using Pax, you will want to have a slow draw rate. Do not pull too hard, act as if you are sipping on a cup of hot tea.

Cleaning your vaporizer

• A clean Pax is a happy Pax. Pax is a precision device, and it’s important that you clean and lubricate your Pax vaporizer on a regular basis.

• To clean the vapor pathway, use a slightly moistened cleaner tool (chenille stick) and insert it into the air path and floss through. With the oven lid off, you can use the cleaner tool to pop the screen out as well.

• To clean the mouthpiece, pull it out of the Pax. Wipe down the outside of the mouthpiece using one of the alcohol wipes that come in the cleaning kit, or some isopropyl alcohol. Use a cleaner tool (chenille stick) to clean the inside of the metal stem. If you feel like your mouthpiece has a lot of built-up residue or you want to give it a good deep cleaning, you can soak your mouthpiece in isopropyl alcohol overnight. Additionally, the screens can be soaked as well.

• You can clean the oven by using a moistened Q-tip in isopropyl alcohol to remove any residue.

• Once clean and completely dry, you will want to add a drop of lubricant to your Pax vaporizer’s mouthpiece metal stem. Add a very small drop on the outside of the stem where the slider ring is. When ready, put mouthpiece back into Pax and click in and out rapidly about 10 times to distribute the lubricant.

Just for fun

You can put your Pax vaporizer in party mode! This feature overrides the standby mode. Basically, the LED light just shines a bunch of different colors at you. There is no purpose to this, but it’s a cool Easter egg. To enable this, roll the Pax horizontally towards you 3 times. To turn off party mode, simply push the mouthpiece down and turn Pax off.

We hope you find these tips and tricks useful. Let us know in the comments your go-to Pax tricks!

Pax Vaporizer

Read more about the Pax by Ploom on our Knowledge Base, and buy the Pax here today!

January 052015
Shelley Hamilton December 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm Reply
Just got the PAX. Not getting the same boost we get if we [use traditional methods]. In fact, very little effect. Any thoughts on what we might be doing wrong?
Shelby December 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm Reply
You will certainly have a different experience than using traditional methods, there's no doubt about that. Are you able to see any vapor from your Pax? Make sure your material is very finely ground, and that it is loaded tightly into the oven. You can use the side of the oven lid to press it down tightly, and then I would recommend putting another layer of material on top.

Is your temperature turned up to the medium/high setting? That plays a role in the vapor production as well.

Sometimes, it may take a few sessions to figure out what works best for you with vaping. If you want some more information, check out our Knowledge Base article on the Pax!
King December 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm Reply
Thanks for the awesome guide. I find that when I get lazy and stop cleaning my Pax I also start to get less satisfaction from it.

Dealing with a sticky oven lid or a stuck mouthpiece is never fun. Preventative maintenance is key!
Shelby December 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm Reply
Agreed. You will always get the best results with a clean Pax!
Shelby December 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm Reply
Pax comes with everything you need to get started in the box, but in the future you may need to pick up another cleaning kit or some more lubricant for your Pax mouthpiece.
Dorene Sayer December 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm Reply
What's on sale ????
Shelby December 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm Reply
At this time we have a sale on all Atmos products - 40% off using code NEWPEN40. This deal will end today though!
Mark December 12, 2016 at 4:10 pm Reply
I just ordered mine do I need to order more stuff to clean it? If so what?