Charge it first, dummy!
Yah, you’re gonna wanna make sure to fully charge your Pax 3 before your first use. Plug the cradle into a USB power source, then set the PAX 3 on top of it with the lights up. Woahhh, pretty.. If it’s facing the right direction, the magnets will magically slide into place over the charging contacts. The number of petals currently illuminated will show you the battery level while it’s charging, and when it’s fully charged all four will be lit up. It will take around three hours to charge the first time, but subsequent charges will be slightly faster. When the PAX 3 is on, shake it a few times to show the current battery level.
Some news: The PAX 3 vaporizer has some features only accessible via a smartphone app. On November 15th, 2019, Apple and the evil overlord removed all vaporizer apps from its store. We know, that's lame! Oh, but apps that were downloaded before removal will still work. Android users are not affected. Dope.
Olaf Kristian Loman3 says: "For EveryBody with an Iphone. You can sideload the app without a Jailbreak ;)
Download Altstore (https://altstore.io) to your computer, it uses a free apple developer account to sign custom applications (you need to create one tho). So if you download the IPA (executable ios app), you can install it on your phone. Downside is that it need to be re-signed every 7 days because it's using a free developer account. But, the application is doing that for you :). Happy vaping Apple users!"
Now, let’s help you synergize with the PAX 3’s flower petal language..
PAX Petals and a hidden button - Eaxy peaxy -
Sleek and intuitive. A covert button as the mouthpiece controls everything, and the signature illuminated PAX “petals” communicate your commands, from battery level to current temperature, as well as, when the device is heating up and when it’s ready to go. Push the mouthpiece once and it’s on. Push it again, it's off. Turn up the heat by simply holding the button for a few seconds to enter temperature change mode. The petals on the front will turn purple and cascade upward as it heats up, and turn green when it reaches vaping temperature, which should take less than 30 seconds. What's that, you don’t like pushing buttons ya say, and want to check the battery life or exit temp mode? Just shake it instead. The PAX 3 also vibrates when it’s ready, get buzzed!
Now that your PAX 3 is charged and ready, let’s run a quick burnoff cycle and make sure there’s no residue left over from manufacturing, cause' that's gross. Turn your PAX 3 on with nothing in the oven, and turn it up to the highest temperature setting. Since the PAX goes into a chill state after inactivity, just sit with it for a few minutes, occasionally picking it up and givin' it a shake. After three to five minutes, any odd smells should have dissipated. If not, repeat the process.
Changing the temperature -
To change the temperature, hold down the mouthpiece button for a few seconds, until the petals on the front flash. The petals will then illuminate to show your current temperature setting. Press the mouthpiece button to cycle through temperatures, then hold the button or shake the vape to set it.
- Temperature setting 1 - 360ºF (182ºC)
- Temperature setting 2 - 380°F (193°C)
- Temperature setting 3 - 400°F (204°C)
- Temperature setting 4 - 420ºF (216ºC)
Helpful tip: Try starting with the third heat setting, or three orange petals. Hold the button for several seconds to lock it in. That should give you satisfying thick vapor, without overheating or losing flavor like less precise conduction vapes are known for. Click the heat level to the fourth setting, with four red petals, to best finish off an oven.
Standby mode -
If you set your PAX 3 down for around 30 seconds, the oven will start to cool off. This conserves battery life, and keeps your herbs from cooking when you aren’t actively drawing on it. When the petals turn blue, the vape is in standby mode. Picking it up, or touching the mouthpiece with your lip or finger, will cause it to heat back up quickly. After three minutes of inactivity, the PAX 3 will shut off on its own. Booyah!
Grind fine/ Pack tight -
Anyone who knows, will tell you that The PAX 3 works best with very finely ground material. A two-piece grinder is great, or you can also rotate your toothed layer of your favorite four-piece, so that the herb is milled a second time for a finer grind. Pop off the magnetic lid to the oven by pressing down on one side of the oven lid to lift the other edge, then dump the grinder contents directly into the Pax oven or onto a piece of paper using it to funnel into the oven. Your PAX 3 will work better with a tightly packed oven, so level the herb with the ledge inside the oven area. Use the half-pack lid and tightly pack the oven only half-way if you would like to conserve your material or need to shorten your sesh.
Pipe puffs -
You’re gonna want to take multiple medium draws, like puffing on a cigar or pipe. You want your lips placed at the edge of the device, on the side with a slight gap in the mouthpiece, or on the center of the raised mouthpiece where the holes are. As you puff, the oven cools as you pull air through and will get thicker draws if you give the vape 10-15 seconds between each draw for the heat to come back up in the oven.
No stir required -
The PAX 3’s tight pack and conductive heat means your herbs shouldn’t need any stirring mid-session. Usually, the fourth heat setting ensures you can just throw it out after the session. You may find that the herbs on top of the oven have a lighter color than the rest of the oven.
Clean up and maintenance -
Emptying the oven right after each session can save you a lot of headache and deeper cleaning down the road. Doesn't take much either. Once it’s cooled a little, brush out the oven and the underside of the lid. The oven will discolor after the first few uses, and it won’t go back to that original look, even with cleaning. Soak your screen in iso every few weeks and keep your mp amd oven from getting too cakey. Especially these days with all the cooties goin' around. I mean, you can't catch it twice but consider your friends, eh?