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How it Works
To load the Prima Vaporizer and get your session started, just pull off the back ‘cap’ to expose the heating chamber. Use the little scoop provided to load your ground botanicals into the heating chamber, or apply a small amount of oils to the mesh screen at the bottom of the chamber, then put the cap back on. To turn the unit on, hold the button on the top of the unit for 3 seconds and the first temperature button will blink orange. The Prima has 4 pre-set temperature options which you can toggle between by simply pressing the button. Once you’ve chosen your temperature setting, the lights indicating your desired temperature will flash orange and consecutively turn solid green until the unit has reached its heating level. Once all the lights that correspond to your pre-set temperature setting are solid green, your unit is heated and you are ready to vaporize!
Although the Prima does not offer precise temperature control like their first portable, you do have 4 different temperature settings to choose from. Now, it is common knowledge in our industry that heating chamber temperatures are often inaccurate to the precise degree listed, but Vapir has done a great job of being transparent about this fact by listing the pre-set heating levels and their temperature ‘intervals’.
- Level 1 provides a temperature range between 350° F – 360° F ( 176.67° C – 182.22° C )
- Level 2’s range is 365° F – 375° F ( 185° C – 190.56° C )
- Level 3 provides a range of 380° F – 390° F ( 193.33° C – 198.89° C ) and their highest heat setting
- Level 4 is a range between 390° F – 400° F ( 198.89° C – 204.44° C )
Therefore, similar to the VapirRise, the Prima caps out at 204° C and the range of temperatures limits your ability to customize your vapor quality, especially if you are trying to get the most out of your oils and concentrates. With that said, Level 4 does provide surprisingly satisfying draws.
The Prima Vaporizer has one of the most unique and convenient battery systems we’ve seen in a while. It appears to be a custom battery, due to its quick-slide design, which allows you to replace it with ease. However, when we took the battery apart, the ‘custom’ battery actually holds a 3200 maH Lithium-ion battery which gives you between 50-70 minutes of continuous use on the highest heat setting. We were able to get 10 consecutive sessions at 5 minutes a pop and on some of these sessions, we extended the auto-shut off by by an extra two minutes, by pressing the button. In addition the fact you can easily swap out the battery means that if you are willing to invest in an additional battery, you can always have another pre-charged and on-hand for around 2 hours of use. This ‘charge & swap’ battery system can be seen in other high-tech gadgets such as the Cyborg Gaming R.A.T Mouse and Vapir is the first to offer such a convenient battery system in our niche industry. This means that neither this mouse nor this vape is subject to down-time as long as you have a second battery charged and on hand.