E-Rigs Vs. Traditional Dab Rigs: Which One Is Right For You?

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Last Updated On May 13, 2024 at 6:24 am
May 13, 2024

Dab rigs are an ever-changing technology, and today, we have access to electronic rigs, better known as E-rigs. 

In this blog post, we will go over key differences between E-rigs and Traditional Style Dab Rigs, including what they are, how they are used, and why they are different. Keep reading for more!

What Are E-Rigs?

E-Rigs or Dab Electronic Rigs are smoking devices that utilize a battery, coil, automizer, or some other type of electrical heat source to melt your concentrates. 

They are easy to use with just a click of a button and do not require a torch or flame of any kind. An example of a Dab E-rig is a Puffco Proxy.

What Are Traditional Dab Rigs?

A traditional dab rig is one solid glass piece that uses a standard banger and carb cap to function fully.

This type of rig requires a torch for its heating element and is more of a step-by-step process vs the click of a button. Traditional Dab Rigs are considered by some to be art and can be customized.

Design And Functionality.

Both E-rigs and Traditional rigs come in a multitude of designs and colors. Traditional rigs can be a little more customized as they can be hand-blown by an artist, whereas you can only customize the top glass chamber portion of an E-rig vs the entire thing. 

Both types of rigs produce the same result, and it hasn't been proven that one functions better than the other. It has been said that e-rigs can be a little less harsh in comparison to traditional rigs, but only due to having preset temperatures.

How Do E-Rigs And Traditional Rigs Work?

An E-rig Works By:

  • Attaching a glass attachment to the electrical base of your e-rig.
  • Turning the electric component on.
  • Preheat your device.
  • Load your dab into the atomizer and cover.
  • Inhale and enjoy

A Traditional Dab Rig Works By:

  • Fill your rig with clean water.
  • Heat your banger with a torch.
  • Load your dab into the heated banger.
  • Cap with a carb cap.
  • Inhale and enjoy.

Difference Between E-Rigs And Traditional Dab Rigs.

There are several key differences between an E-rig and a Traditional Dab Rig; here are a few:

E-Rigs Traditional Dab Rigs
Must Charge or Replace Battery. Does not require a charge.
Removable glass piece. One solid piece.
Turn on with a button. Uses a Torch for heating.
Preheat and have heat settings. Temperatures can be manipulated.
Easily traveled with. Not as travel-friendly.

Care And Maintainance

Care and Maintenance is easy and simple for both an E-rig and a traditional rig.

  • For your E-rig, you simply disconnect the glass piece from the electrical base, as you don't want to get the electric component wet. Next, soak or gently shake, depending on the level of residue buildup, with ISO alcohol and rinse thoroughly. Allow to dry, fill with clean water, and reattach.
  • For your Traditional Rig, empty your old water, soak or gently shake it with a cleaning solution or ISO alcohol, rinse thoroughly, and allow it to dry. Then fill with clean water, and you are ready to use.

You always want to swab your banger or atomizer in between each dab with a Q-tip and ISO alcohol to remove leftover residue and to better maintain the condition of your banger and atomizer.

Which One Is Right For You?

Deciding between the best E-rig and a traditional rig can be difficult. They are both awesome choices when it comes to dabbing, but ultimately, it's totally up to you. 

Both rigs produce the same effects, and there has been no research that says one is better than the other, it's all about what you enjoy more.

Conclusion

E-rigs and Traditional rigs, although offer the same result, are still different in terms of function and design. E-rigs are quick and easy to use, as well as easy to transport. Traditional rigs utilize a process of manually heating and loading your dab but for a lot of people, that's a rite of passage. Both rigs get the job done; both types are popular and ever-changing, but ultimately what you like to use is up to you!

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