The difference between tank and coil brands

Discussion in 'General Hardware Discussion' started by Browny, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. Browny

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    I started on a twin Ego-c setup but very quickly got myself a few Evods and was happier, then of course I started looking at where next and got some ProTank 2's for the extra capacity and with the airflow control ring it was another step up on the happy vape scale.
    I got given an Aspire ETS (thanks Paul) it worked alright plus had an extra 1ml capacity so I bought 2 more (since we need backups), as much as I love the strong design of them and they really are a good pocket tank when at work, the coils just didn't do much for me. I got a K1 to see if there was a difference, but alas not much at all.

    I can comfortably use the 1.5ohm Kanger 'Pt1' coils on an Ego but for some reason I can't enjoy the 1.6ohm Aspire BVC's anywhere near the same. I decided to see how a BVC went with more power fed to it, at 4.1-4.2v it's getting good but that's not where they're meant to be run, plus having it on a variable mod I might as well use a larger tank design if I'm going beyond an ego. I'm a bit confused and annoyed as I find 1.5ohm Pt1 coils are quite happy and productive around 3.4v which is were they're designed to be.

    I don't go for hype and fanfare on any branded product, I try to look past all that, but this is looking like I'm a Kanger fan through and through.

    Is there any one else out there like me, finding yourself enjoying a specific style/brand of coil more than others?
     
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  2. Jennifer

    Jennifer Pyjama Queen

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    Yep, I'm a Kanger fan too. I tried the Aspires for a while but found the flavour in them was quite poor. In the end I settled on Kanger clearos because as well as producing the best flavour, they look nicer to me than any other brand.

    All I use now are Kanger Genitanks. I thought the Aerotank Minis were brilliant when the first came out and got a few of them, but later I tried the Genitanks because they were cheaper but looked like pretty much the same thing. Which they are.

    The flavour is just as good, but the airflow control is easier to adjust and the tank just looks and feels more streamlined. I never used the metal casing for the Aerotanks anyway because you can't see when they need topping up.

    The upgraded dual coils operate much better than the original ones. So I use them exclusively now too.

    After trying just about every type of clearo Kanger wins hands down for me. Best flavour, best quality, and better looking than any of the others.
     
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  3. Noe

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    I prefer Noecoil brand coils, they are always consistent & suit any RBA they are applied to :wine:

    I really should get around to trying the pre-built coil that comes with the YouDe Zephyrus, however the RTA head is very good on it & is a great vape, not really newbie friendly to build on, although it's not overly difficult either.
    I guess I'm becoming a bit of a YouDe fan lately, their atties are hitting all the right marks though.
     
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  4. Browny

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    I think that's why so many get into rebuildables, the inconsistency is bad enough but then all the different tanks using they're own coils, which get outdated quickly.
     
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    This is why I am liking these new hybrid tanks that are part clearo part RTA, you get the option to build your own or to be lazy & screw & fill.
    I Might fill the Zephy with the screw & fill method tonight, see how it performs & write a new review in a couple of days :D
     
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  6. Gasman

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    I'm really enjoying the Kanger subtanks and am 100% in the part clearo part RTA corner. Has opened my eyes up to the different styles of vaping available. Have cut my nicotine down from 32mg to 18mg and sometimes to 9 mg. Opening the air control right up and getting some great flavour. Certainly drinks the juice though. I've actually noticed that the same juice can taste different in different tanks. I've watched and read numerous reviews but I suppose you have to experiment yourself to know what you enjoy. I'm learning and experimenting every day, took me a while but I'm glad I tried.
     
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  7. Jennifer

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    I'm just sad this thread has turned into another complicated gear one. I was so excited when I read the OP and actually had something to contribute.

    Now it's all off on coil building and other stuff I don't understand. :scratch:
     
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  8. Noe

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    Besides the coils becoming outdated, RBAs allow you to tailor the ohms of your coils to your own liking, the initial outlay with RBAs is a little more expensive than buying a pack of replacement heads for a clearo, when you consider you need to buy wick, wire & perhaps some basic tools but it's a 1 time outlay.
    A 20m roll of Kanthal wire is going to last a good 12 months, unless you rebuild far more frequently than you need to but even if you rebuild a new coil daily, you should still see 6 months out of it.
    There are many different types of wicks to experiment with too, however wick is cheap & you can easily end up with 2 lifetimes supply of wick if you buy various types in bulk, another thing you can customise your build with that you can't with a pre-built coil head.
    The tools, 2 screwdrivers, a rod or drillbit or screwdriver shaft to wind coils on or one of the coil jigs available (Kuro type coilers are particularly good but some are better than others), SS or ceramic tipped tweezers, long nose pliers, nail clippers or wire cutters and a multimeter or ohm checker is a fairly complete set.
    It's the tools that are the most expense when starting out but you can get by with less than the complete set, if you are anything like me, you will probably end up collecting more than you actually need, specialised tweezers for certain applications, 3 different types of pliers, various screwdrivers with only a single purpose each (as opposed to 2 with multiple purposes), the rebuilding bug is just as bad as the new shinnies bug LOL
     
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  9. Noe

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    Its about coils, if you're not using coils of some type (RBA or non RBA) then GTFO, you don't belong in this thread, possibly not even on the forum :p
    You can contribute even if you're using Stardust coils ;)
     
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    Believe me I am no expert, in fact the exact opposite, on coil building etc. I decided after about 18 months of vaping it was time to try rebuildables and see what all the fuss was about. I done as much research on ohms law etc that I could and was still reluctant to get into it but am more than glad I did and for me it's worth it. That's why I enjoy the tanks that give you the option but at the end of the day it's what ever works for you and you are happy with in my book. I had enough of buying different tanks and coils constantly and thought its got to be worth it financially if nothing else. Don't worry Jennifer I won't be able to contribute much to this thread either!
     
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    I think if you read the first post you will find that RBAs aren't mentioned but pre-made coils seem to be the topic under discussion. There are lots of RBA coil threads for you to play on. :*
     
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  12. Noe

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    Now you're just be coil-ist, I thought this was a non-discriminatory forum :giggle:
     
  13. Jennifer

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    I was thinking of newbies too Noe. There are very few threads on basic gear here, it could put newbies off joining seeing only advanced vaping discussions and not having a clue what everyone is talking about.

    I was going to start a thread on Kanger clearos and coils myself, so I was happy when I saw this thread.
     
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  14. Stomp

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    Im with you Jen..for a daily wk stup Ive used the Aerotanks from the day they were released and still do. One just totally fell apart recently, it was so well worn the airflow ring etc had gone back to brass. The new cotton coils are wking well in them too..but they do have a short life ive noticed.
     
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  15. Admin

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    The thread title specifies coil brands Noe. An RBA coil is not a brand.
    Having said that a dedicated Kanger thread sounds like a great idea.
     
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  16. Jennifer

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    Ooo, which cotton coils are they? I'm out of the loop and need to order coils. Can you dry burn them and replace the cotton? I'd be a lot happier if I could reuse coils easily.
     
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    Im cant link it properly on my ph Jen but go to rightchoicevapes, coils & second page. Its a blown up pic of a coil. I dont rebuild them, spose u could if you have a bionic eye..i dont so...lol..
     
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  19. Jennifer

    Jennifer Pyjama Queen

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    Yeah, I'm blind as a bat these days too. I'll check it out, thanks. :)
     
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  20. Jennifer

    Jennifer Pyjama Queen

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    Stomp, does that coil fit in an Aerotank? Or is it just for subtanks?
     
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