My vape pen experience is very limited - I've just used cheap quartz coil atomizers in the past. I recently picked up a Linx Hypnos, and after some drama over a defective coil I was finally able to use it. The problem is, I'm having a bit of trouble. It seems like it takes a long time for the ceramic plate to heat up, so that it's almost at the end of the 15-second cycle before it produces a much vapor. I'm finding myself resorting to pre-warming it for 15-seconds, then taking a 30-second hit by pressing and releasing the button a few times. Then I'm finally able to get a decent amount of vapor.
Also, there seems to be a lot of black tar left around the edges of the plate and around the sides of the ceramic bowl. I soaked it in iso overnight and gently wiped it with a q-tip, but there's still a lot of residue left. Definitely more than is left behind with the quartz coils I've used.
Is it just that I'm used to the quartz coils getting a lot hotter than the ceramic plate? Am I doing something wrong? How hard should I pull? Should I be re-positioning it each hit so that the wax moves around?
Thanks for any advice you can give!