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Welcome to our user instruction guide for the Ago G5 Vaporizer Pen Kit. Here you will find useful information on the components of the Ago G5 Vaporizer works, followed by the general Ago G5 Vaporizer instructions. We have had a large number of questions about specifics regarding this device, and we hope that this guide will answer most of those questions.
What is the Ago G5 Vaporizer?
The Ago G5 Vaporizer is a personal vaporizer pen that runs on a powerful, rechargeable battery, making the device very portable. Although the Ago G5 Vaporizer is primarily a dry herb vaporizer, it also has other uses. In addition to using herbs, you have the ability to use wax in the heating chamber as well. The heating chamber is one of three main components to the vaporizer. The other two components being the mouthpiece and the battery. Of course, there are more parts to the vaporizer and here is a diagram to show you:
- Mouthpiece: I doubt anyone needs an explanation here but just in case… you put your mouth here.
- Ceramic Filter: The second filter that makes sure no loose particles get to the mouthpiece. It also absorbs some heat.
- Steel Filter: The first filter that makes sure no loose particles get to the mouthpiece.
- Spring: Keeps your herbs packed in nice and tight.
- Chamber Connector: Connects your mouthpiece to the heating chamber.
- Ceramic Heating Chamber: This is where your herbs or wax goes. Inside are coils that heat up red-hot. This part gets pretty hot after some use so be careful!
- Battery: The part that powers the entire device. The battery is rechargeable and has a LCD screen that has a battery power indicator.
Now that you are familiar with the vaporizer’s components, lets move on to the instructions.
How To Turn On the Ago G5 Vaporizer
This may be where you start to ask yourself why this topic needs its own section or why it’s even being brought up at all. Well, let me tell you all about the least intuitive thing about this device. The power button does not turn on or turn off the vaporizer when you press it…. at least not when you press it once. You will keep pressing the power button only to be plagued by the LCD screen constantly torturing you with its “Off” message. At least twice a day, I get an email with “Hey man! This vape won’t turn on” or “The vape keeps telling me it’s off even though I press the power button”. Here is the answer to the single most asked question about the Ago G5 Vaporizer:
To turn on or off the vape, you must press the power button several times (about 5 or 6) consecutively without interruption. If done correctly, you will be rewarded with a bright glowing light on the LCD screen with the word “On”.
I know what you are thinking here… “what kind of a dumb system is that?”. Truthfully, I had the same thought at first, but then I realized that it is actually a brilliant design. Had the manufacturer allowed you to turn on/off the device by holding the power button (as is common with most electronics), you would not have the ability to heat up the vaporizer as much as you wanted.
How to use the Ago G5 Vaporizer
Fortunately for everyone, using the vaporizer is actually easier than turning it on! For the sake of keeping this simple, we will use dry herbs in our example to describe how this vaporizer works. What you want to do first is connect the battery to the heating chamber simply by screwing it on. Next, press and hold the power button. You should see the coils in the heating chamber glow bright red like so:
Now that we have confirmed that all is well with the heating chamber, lets pack some herbs.
DO NOT Burn Your Herbs!
Let’s get something straight. You bought a vaporizer for a reason. You want to vaporize your herbs and not smoke them (read: burn them). If you pack your herbs directly into the heating chamber, they will obviously burn… I mean… look at that picture! Those coils are incredibly hot! Every bad review you have read about this vaporizer burning the herbs and not vaporizing them is because that person placed the herbs directly onto the hot coils. What did they expect?
So, how do you correctly pack your herbs into this beautiful vaporizer? You use a mesh screen filter like the one we include in OUR kits as pictured below:
Very Important: We include two mesh screens when you buy the Ago G5 Vaporizer Kit from us. They are not part of the standard kit. Other stores will likely NOT provide these mesh screens because of that. We take initiative to solve a common issue with this vaporizer. We have tested these screens to make sure they work perfectly with this specific vaporizer.
You can buy a 5-pack of the mesh screens here: Steel Mesh Screens (5 pack)
We also now have a 20-pack available here: Steel Mesh Screens (20 pack)
Use the packing tool included in the kit to push the mesh screen into the heating chamber as pictured below:
You want to find that sweet spot that is far enough from the coils so that the herbs don’t burn, but is close enough so that they get some heat and vaporize. I find that the sweet spot is about 2/3 of the way down the heating chamber. When done correctly, it will look like this:
Ok, now you are finally ready to pack the herbs. First, finely grind your herbs. The finer the herbs are, the better vaping experience you will have. It is very important to make sure you do not over-pack! Once you have packed your herbs, simply attach the mouthpiece by screwing it on with the spring pushing down on the herbs. That’s it! You are good to go!
Final Thoughts and Our Rating
- Functionality: 8.5/10
- Design: 10/10
- Cool Factor: 9/10
- Ease of Use: 7/10
Overall Rating: 8.6/10
Make no mistake. This is an excellent device and we feel the score we gave reflects that. It is beautifully designed, with great build quality, and works exactly like you want it to. The battery lasts a very long time, making this a truly portable vaporizer. The heating chamber is actually an interchangeable part you can replace with a different heating tank (such as one for oils and liquids). The only knocks we have on this vaporizer are 1) the confusing on/off functions and 2) the standard kit does not come with any mesh screens. We solve #2 with our kit, but we still felt compelled to give it a score based on what the original kit comes with.
Final thought: If you are in the market for a portable vaporizer that looks cool and works well, do not hesitate to buy this one.
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