This Is Why The Persei Is The Best Vape Pen
***Summary For Those Who Don’t Want To Read***
If you are looking for a reliable, powerful, and expandable device for essentials oils, wax, shatter, and crumble then look no further than the Persei! There is a learning curve involved with this device, but if you are serious about this hobby and do not mind taking the time to learn then the Persei is the device for you!
Like many of you I have tried countless vape pens in attempt to find the best one for my money. When I started my journey I figured the best place to turn for research would be online. After a bit of searching, a few names continued to pop up with one vape standing out, that was the Persi.
What Is So Good About The Persei Vaporizer?
- Large capacity cartridges
This is one of the few devices that has multiple voltage configurations allowing you to truly customize your vaping experience. Before any session, you can tailor your vapor by increasing or decreasing the voltage.
This comes in handy because unlike the majority of pocket vapes, I can get very close to a dab sized hit by adjusting the voltage and cartridge configuration. And we all know, the dab size hit it what all us portable vaping enthusiast are chasing!
With this power though must come great responsibility because it is VERY easy to burn up your cartridge if you do not know what you are doing. Below is the chart that comes with each device showing the range for each cartridge.
The main thing that you need to take away from that chart is that you should stay with the 2.4 ohm carts and a 18650 3.7v battery (large red battery)â€ if you are using 7.4v setup you need to be using 5.0 ohm carts.
YOU WILL burn carts by not using the right ohm with the given voltage you are running. I imagine that most of you who are reading this are newer to this device so start slow, master the 2.4 carts then work your way up. Otherwise you will waste a bunch of money on cartridges
Large capacity cartridges
Many of the vape pens on the market only allow you to add a dab or two into the chamber for vaping. This is not necessarily a bad thing because if you do not have a lot of material then you can still get a few good hits. However, the Persei allows you to fill up to 1 gram of wax/oil into a cartridge. This means if you have the double head configuration then you can have up to 2 grams ready to go!
This is easily one of the most well built devices I have used. Of the other pens I have tried, many of the elements fail VERY quickly and often. Part of this is due to the sheer amount of knockoffs on the market using cheap parts and other culprit is poor design.
I have yet to have any issues with my Persei (that we not self-inflicted) where as I have had to replace the charger and heating element at least once in the same timeframe with my microG and Atmos.
Here is some more info from their wiki:
The Persei is a lightweight, small hand-held, portable vaporizer designed for vaporizing extracts. The heater is wire, powered by an internal Li-Ion battery pack. The air path is separate from the battery.
The entire unit including the battery, the heat shield and the cartridge are made of stainless steel. The Persei/Omicron cartridge is designed to hold up to 1.0g of concentrate. A typical charge will give the user several hundred metered doses on a single charge. The manufacturer claims 400 metered doses off of a single gram of extract.
The cartridge is made of stainless steel, ceramic, wire, rubber seals, and silica rope according to the manufacturer. It is a two chamber system. The first chamber makes the concentrate liquid enough for the wick to soak it up and the second chamber is the vaporization chamber. This design is brand new but will be evolving with more cartridge designs and attachment options.
As I mention above, with the Persei you have the ability to swap the top piece to the double cartridge configuration so you can get twice the amount of vapor. Although I personally haven’t tried that configuration yet I can only imagine the size of that hit!
Depending on the material and how long you hold the button down, you can expect 2 to 3 hundred hits from 1 gram of material. It varies a lot because all the material isn’t the same across the board. But you should get a significant amount of hits from 1 gram.
But this is not the only additional feature for there are a number of different adapters and enhancement that you can purchase too. Some of them include:
- Double head cartridge
- Hercules SR-74
- Hammer Top
Below DubCRider gives a pretty good (albeit dry) overview of the device showing off different voltage and cartridge configurations. I also included another fun video showing off the Persei with a Leviathan FC Bubbler!
5 ohm Persei w/ Leviathan FC Bubbler
Drawbacks With The Persei
- Learning curve involved
- Not stealthy
Learning curve involved
This is primarily where all of my issues came from which is why I’d like to spend a bit of time discussing this. To fill this device you attach the funnel to the top of the cartridges, add your material into the funnel, then apply heat to the funnel and cartridges until your material begins to seep down in the cartridge. Easy enough right?
Well my first issue was although there was countless documentation saying do not apply excessive heat, I ended up burning some of my material and the top of my cart and funnel were black.
My next issue was although it appeared that my material falling down into the cartridge, I really had no idea if it was making it all the way to the bottom of the cartridge. We will revisit this later.
After burning my cart a bit, I finally got it filled and went to go try it out. I let everything cool down for a couple of minutes then went ahead and begin priming.
Now I began to taste a light, whispy vapor however I could never get any decent clouds. I keep at this for a while before inevitably burning out the cartridge. What was the issue?
Well remember back during the filling stage where I was not sure if my product had made it to the bottom of the cartridge or not? That ended up being the issue. Apparently, a key step that I overlooked was that you need to also apply heat to the cartridge itself (without heating the base) to fully allow the material to make it to the bottom of the cartridge.
Since I neglected this stage all of my material was stuck to the walls of the cartridge as was not being heated by the heating element.
Below you can see a video of Gary, the creator of the Persei filling his device. In the video he is using a torch lighter, however a normal lighter will work as well it’ll just take a bit longer.
This is more nitpicking than anything however it does need to be mentioned that the Persei is not the easiest device to conceal. Unlike its smaller companion the Omicron, the Persei is bulkier which makes concealment a bit more difficult than say you would have with a GPen or microG.
But when the pen itself is packing that much power sacrifices have to be made somewhere and since it still fits in my pocket I am not complaining.
What do you think?
Do you agree? I am always interested in hearing about others vaping experiences so feel free to let me know your thoughts on the Persei and/or what you think the best vape pen is.