Pax 1/2/3

Jill NYC

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I figure these can be combined since the 2 & 3 are so similar and the OG is discontinued but some may still want to discuss somewhere.
The old threads can be found here:

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Here was my original review on Pax 3 posted 5/17/18 hope it is helpful for some and added a few updates:


Quick backstory: the Pax OG was one of my first vapes and I HATED it. The flavor, the maintenance, the efficiency and the price all left a bad taste. But I did try the Pax 2 and was impressed with how much better it was than the first and when they had the 4/20 deal, the price made it irresistible (damned VAS, leave me be!)

I have to say... I love this thing!
I have a few Conduction vapes, but none of them have been dd’s for a long time.
I think it was @Mr. Me2 who said everyone should have at least one conduction and one convection vape in their rotation- and I couldn’t agree more!

The vapor is much heavier and concentrated with the Pax. For me, the vape signature really packs a punch!
I’ve always loved the form factor, I don’t think there is another battery vape that is smaller, certainly not one that performs as well.

The maintenance is much, much easier than the OG. It still needs more maintenance than most of my other vapes because the flavor degrades after 3-5 loads, but a little ISO and a pipe cleaner and it is as good as new.

I really like the App. The different profiles are very fun to use. I especially like the Flavor profile and the Efficiency profile. The latter reminds me of the Alfa Gaboof auto puff setting (I can’t remember exact name). The app does have a few quirks/issues but I will save that for a different post.
(edit 5/19/20 - I rarely use app as it is so easy to change temps without it, just click and shake! But the profiles are fun to use when you are in the mood)

The battery life is more than sufficient for my needs. It lasts longer than my Crafty (which isn’t saying much) and probably similar to Fury 2. I wish it would charge directly to a USB instead of having to use the adapter (one more thing for me to lose) but not a huge deal. At least it’s small, so if I am traveling, it doesn’t add any significant weight.

The only thing I don’t love is how much herb you need to pack in there to have a great session. Even the half pack is more like a 3/4 full oven, which when packed down is a lot of herb. I bought the New Vape pusher, but honestly, even when it is unscrewed as far as possible, it seems to be the same amount as half pack. (I was hoping to be able to pack a 1/4 or 1/8 of oven at a time and that doesn’t work with pusher.)
(Edit 5/19/20: I don’t worry about efficiency as much since I got different pusher that wasn’t built into the lid: Pax Pusher - Choose your PAX)


I need to try out others suggestions of bent screen (any chance you can post a pic of that? I am not understanding exactly how it would work), and using the concentrate lid. Will report back when I get there.

I have zero regrets buying the Pax 3. This has quickly moved into my daily rotation - super happy with its performance.

(edit 5/19/20: still use this in my regular rotation. One thing I didn’t mention initially was how smelly this vape is - you will definitely need a case or cap covers to keep it more stealthy)
 

Stu

Maconheiro
Staff member
We have closed the following three threads to consolodate the Pax discussion in one place here in this thread.

:peace:
 
Stu,

Jill NYC

Portable Hoarder
Anyone who wants to get the App for the Pax 3, but cannot due to the Apple ban -
There is now a web based app available, only for Mac OS on Chrome (Windows on Chrome is supposed to be soon as well.)
 

MolecularConcept

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ive been a pax user since 2013. now i finally have a medical card , i got my wife and i , his and hers pax 3s!

i have been a LOOOONG time lurker on this site.ive got alot of information here. any time i want to know anything vape related this is the first stop.
 

Zander

Active Member
how much did everybody buy their pax 3 for? I wanna buy one for my sister but I wanna get a good deal.. they’re expensive.
 

shopdognyc

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Question for those who use a pusher, its a mess afterwards. A little more involved to get in between on the screen and pusher. Any tips or just got to pick at it afterwards?
 
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Mr. Me2

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Question for those who use a pusher, its a mess afterwards. A little more involved to get in between on the screen and pusher. Any tips or just got to pick at it afterwards?
The pusher I have has a hole in it. I use a poker (from a proto pipe) to remove it and scrape it clean, between iso baths. I’m sure a straightened paper clip would work too.

There are tons of tools out there. @RogueGuy has some of the best.
 

jerri

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Going to go to the casinos today believe it or not I am taking my original pax it always works when I need to go outside for a couple of hits I am also taking my vleaf go so now if I can win some money have a few beers on them it would be nice if not I will still have some FUN everone have a GREAT weekend
 

jerri

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Whatever works right? I can definitely smell whatever I have. I did get a RYOT case but so bulky not great for the pocket.
Ounce at the casino my daughter borrowed my pax to go outside when she came back to give it to me she was smelling bad she didnt pop top down and it was cooking in her pocket ha ha she went back outside to get rid of smell but she got medicated
 

Jill NYC

Portable Hoarder
I love when I have finished a session and take out the pax pusher and a dark brown, perfectly extracted puck of avb is clinging to the pusher. Very satisfying indeed.
When it doesn’t just fall out, I use a toothpick and brush to get the remaining avb.

I‘be mentioned this on other threads - but since it was just brought up, I love this case from Delta 3D - it fits like a glove with barely any additional width added and ZERO smell escapes.

 

CyanKraken

New Member
Hey y’all,
Just recently got a Pax 3.
I think I have a legitimate issue but wanted to check in with some of y’all: the device gets way too hot to hold every session, and almost every session disconnects from the app multiple times a session. Once, it got extremely hot then its lights glitched out and it shut down.

I already sent an email to the placeI purchased from, but wanted to see if anyone has had similar luck.
 

CyanKraken

New Member
My Pax 2 does get warm, but only after prolong use. Is this after just a single session?

Is there possibly a firmware update for the Pax3?

This always occurs in the middle of the first session. Usually closer to the middle-end.

I’m not sure. I tried to find out but couldn’t find a way to check for updates. Do you know how to update or look for a firmware update, or even find out what the latest firmware is?
 
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shopdognyc

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I'm on Iphone so can't access any apps, but use the web interface to set temperatures.


If you don't need your app, I'd just forget it, but just my opinion.

I believe there is a firmware update feature, probably through the app, but don't know if that will solve your issue.
 
My 3 gets hot enough by the end of a full Budkup to be uncomfortable to hold. I tend to breakup sessions into two and let it cool inbetween. I use the second 380° heat setting.
 
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Bandoo

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I have a Pax1and a Pax2. The Pax1's switch stopped working and won't turn on. The light just blinked and she died. Also it was very hard to get the mouthpiece to click into place for the past while. Other than that it was a super vape!
Does anyone know if Pax still honors their lifetime warantees any more? It was my wife's.
Thanks :huh:
 
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Cereal4dinner

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anyone use the angled mouth piece instead of the flat? I think i have the latest update of the angled mouth piece and it still burns my lips
 
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