Vaporization, while not combustion, needs heat to function. That heat is created by moving current from an 18650 Lithium Ion Battery through a coil mesh heater.
Today's 18650, Lithium Ion batteries hold a lot of energy. You have to move that energy from the battery, through the coil in a safe manner. This is accomplished by pressing the switch while you inhale.
As long as you're drawing in, the heat will be pulled from the coil into the herbal chamber. It's simple, press the button, inhale, release the button, inhale a little more.
Lil' Bud is an unregulated (or self regulated) device. You are in total control. What can never happen is prolonged button depression without inhalation. This will result in prolonged heat staying in the coil and entire Lil' Bud.
THIS WILL RESULT IN FIRE.
We must take personal responsibility for safe operation of our Lil' Bud by either removing the battery between uses and safely storing, or installing the battery block (multipack will come with each unit). Simply insert the tab a shown in the pic, and the connection is safely insulated.
The coil heater is fast and produces lots of heat. You need to rely on the fact that you can pull that heat into the herb. A clogged screen or dirty stem will prevent a wide open draw, ruin the session, heat the unit, and kill the battery. Clean your screens and stems regularly.
Medium to find grind, or you can dry out and crush by hand (preferred). Too fine a grind will restrict air flow (bad), Too coarse and you'll have air pockets, uneven burning, and weak vapor production. Experiemnt with what works for you.
Be sure unit is clean and battery is loaded properly. Always insert battery block, or remove battery when not in use.
12 mm basket screens come pre installed on all mouthpieces. Load with a small amount of properly prepared product. Your goal is creat a mini hockey puck about a mm or two from the tip. Place mouthpiece into tapered hole on top of vape.
Use only rechargeable 18650 high capacity lithium ion batteries. Battery life varies with style of use, but when you detect a performance drop, swap out the battery. Always store batteries properly.
1. Samsung 30Q 18650 3000mAh 15A
2. Sony VTC5A 18650 2600mAh 25A
3. LG HG2 18650 3000mAh 20A
BEST SOURCE: imrbatteries.com
The unit is *turned on* by the depression of the switch. Press to generate heat, but be sure to adjust draw speed to *pull* the heat into the stem. Coordinating button depression and draw speed is the key to good performance, but be sure to never press button without inhaling. Limit continuous button depression to 10 to 15 seconds. Feathering, or intermittent depression of the button may help you control the amount of heat that enters the herb chamber.
Both mouthpiece and screen need to be clean. A clogged screen will reduce airflow and not permit proper heat transfer, preventing unit from working properly. Do not use with a clogged screen. All units were treated with pure beeswax before shipping. You can reapply every few months. Also periodically clean the inside of your mouthpiece.
A CLEAN UNIT WILL PREVENT HEAT BUILD UP - DO NOT USE DIRTY OR CLOGGED.
REMOVE THE STEM AND EMPTY THE MOUTHPIECE AFTER EACH USE. THIS WILL ALSO ALLOW THE INSIDE OF LB TO VENT TO THE OUTER AIR.
LIL' BUD SHOULD NOT BE USED WITH A WATER DEVICE. BE SURE TO KEEP CLEAN AND DRY AT ALL TIMES. iF THERE IS A MISHAP WHERE LIQUID GETS INSIDE LB, YOU CAN USE A BLOW DRIER TO SPEED DRYING OF THE INTERNALS.