One of the great things about portable vaping is the customization that can take place with your device. Trying different materials or tanks used to be limited to large, box mod-style vaporizers. As time passed, companies figured out ways to make portable vaping a more personal consumer experience. After some awkwardness between vape battery companies and their tank and pre-filled cartridge counterparts, a universal thread was agreed upon to open the market for more battery and tank/cartridge combinations.

The 510-threaded battery is now the “universal” battery for vape pens, giving you many options for on-the-go vaping. Vaporizer companies have been able to house variable voltage batteries inside their 510 thread to allow for flavor-centric sessions and cloud-chasing opportunities.

A 510-threaded battery equipped with a variable voltage will usually feature a voltage range of 3.3 to 4.8 volts, which is the correct voltage for most cartridges. Often you’ll see “mAh” listed as a feature for vape pen batteries. This is an acronym for “milliampere-hour,” which means battery life. A standard 300mAh battery should last you an entire day.