What is the Difference Between Conduction & Convection Heating?
Most vaporizers today are either conduction or convection heating but what does this really mean? Well its actually quite simple science. Conduction is heat transferred through an object by direct contact while convection is heat transferred through air or gas. Think of convection as baking. There is no direct contact with a hot coil and the temperature is regulated to prevent combustion.
Conduction heating is commonly used over convection heating considering it is inexpensive and easy to design into a vaporizer. Since it is direct transfer of heat, conduction vaporization typically provides more uniform results and uses less energy to do it. It is Also much easier to regulate temperature to prevent combustion.
Convection heating draws the hot air through the materials extracting the active ingredients used for aromatherapy. Convection is can be a bit challenging because it is dependent on more factors like draw speed, grind of material and packing density of your load. Although providing more control, it is harder to regulate temperate with these factors and therefore easier to combust materials. However, when used correctly, convection vaporizers can provide the best flavor profile and highest quality vapor. Once you become comfortable with your convection vaporizer, they are usually more efficient resulting in less waste of materials.
So How Does This Apply To The Haze Dual V3?
The Haze Dual V3 can effortlessly be used as both convection and conduction by swapping out the screens or the popular material canisters. The Haze screens and canisters provide a unique hybrid experience if used correctly.
The Haze Screens are made of a durable stainless steel mesh and come in 2 variations for your preferred heating method. Firstly, we have the Conduction Screens which are designed with open sides allowing materials direct contact with the oven resulting in thicker more visible vapor. The Convection screens on the other hand are a fully encased screen providing a barrier between the Haze oven wall and materials. The Convection screen efficiently circulate heat through the materials and result in a smoother more flavorful draw.
The Haze Canisters are both conduction and convection heating. Although there is no direct contact to the Haze oven, the stainless steel Canisters which are in direct contact with the material heat to oven temperature resulting in mostly conduction heating. However, the Canisters have airflow through the top and to the side pulling fresh air inside over the materials and assisting in vaporization by convection.