How to tell if your CCELL cartridge is real and how to spot a fake!
What is a CCELL cartridge?
With the rise of vaping and the legalization of cannabis products in varying degrees across the country, there has been a marked increase in the number of vape products available. One of the more commonly seen cartridges is the CCELL cartridge; this cartridge is far superior to others on the market and is frequently the victim of counterfeit imitations, so beware. CCELL cartridges utilize ceramic heating elements and a network of tiny holes known as the nanoscale inlet holes. These cartridges are commonly seen in the cannabis space because they excel at absorbing, storing, and vaporizing thick oil.
Why are CCELL cartridges superior?
The ceramic heating element allows for uniform heating and prevents burning; this even heating process really helps the natural flavor of the cannabis shine through. Hands down, CCELL promises users the best vaping experience.
How can you spot a fake CCELL cartridge?
If you’re in the cannabis space or have consumed your fair share of vape products, you might have noticed the proliferation of imitation CCELL cartridges on the market. Although it's been getting tougher to spot the counterfeit cartridges, there are still a couple dead giveaways:
- The mouthpiece--
- Glass cartridges come with a removable screw-off mouthpiece made of ceramic. If that top doesn’t come off, you have a fake on your hands. If you can remove the mouthpiece on a glass cartridge, you should be able to see a silicone ring on the bottom of the mouthpiece. If any of these key components are missing, be wary of the authenticity of your cartridge.
- 510 Threading and 0-rings
- CCELL® cartridges have a 510 thread that goes into the battery. At the bottom of this part of the cartridge, you should see two secondary inlet holes. Fakes rarely have these. The inlet holes on your cartridge should add up to six in total. The inside of the 510 thread should also have another clear, silicone ring. Fake ones may have a white ring.
- CCELL Manufacturing Mark--
- Flip your cartridge over and look at the very bottom of it. A real CCELL® will have the distributor’s name engraved into the metal bottom — look for “Jupiter” if yours is from Jupiter Research. In the past, the word “CCELL” was engraved on the bottom of every cartridge. Starting late 2019, the CCELL® logo with a registered trademark symbol is now the standard engraving. These should not be on a sticker, in extra-large or unusual font, or with a yellow tint. The next component to look for is an engraved letter followed by some numbers: that’s the lot number for the manufacturing batch.