What is the Kanger Protank Glassomizer?
The Kanger Protank is a Kanger T3/eVod style bottom coil clearomizer using glass and hard metals instead of plastic made out of poly-carbonate. This makes the device more durable and resistant to acidic e-liquids. It was something that I felt needed to be made to push the limits of vaping. I never liked the sheer volume of plastic stuff continuously being made and sold my ideas to many companies and Kanger listened first.
Are the heads fully replaceable?
Yes if you have ever used a Kanger eVod you will find the Kanger Protank is almost the same. The heads simply screw into a base. The head threading is nearly the same as the eVod except the center pin is is conical to allow for airflow over the tight 510 threading. You could use and eVod head inside the Kanger Protank but it is severely not recommended as the eVod head is fatter at the bottom it is prone to blocking the air path making a very stiff draw.
Does the Protank gurgle?
Yes, just about every bottom coil has some gurglyness to it as the liquid runs close to empty the vacuum pressure begins to equalize quicker as the liquid drains from the tank. A straw, a rabbit feeder, a baby bottle, a siphon all have these characteristics The Kanger Protank is no exception.
If you love Kanger T3s, and you love Kanger eVods you will like the Protank. If you don’t like the those devices you may feel the same about the Protank as well. There are several ways to slow or stop the gurlgling, you can add wicking materiel, increase voltage as it gets closer to empty, keep it topped off right before the gurlging is unbearable and/or use thicker eliquids. For me I found it best when it used a heavy VG based eliquid.
How much liquid does the Protank hold and what are the ohms?
The manufacturer lists 2.5ml I always consider these numbers approximate. The secret to vaping happiness is to keep this topped off when convenient. The ohms of the kitted unit are 2.5 (2 pieces) , you can buy 1.8 heads separately.
What is the cost on the Kangertech Protank?
That is question you would think I can properly answer and probably the most asked question at the time of this writing. The truth, I really don’t know? The main issue is that it’s a heavier item. In fact it the atomizer kit is heavier than 6 Kanger T3s so this means it cost more to ship to the United States, it cost more to ship within the United States. My target pricing is between $19.99 and $25.99. I have put a price on the product page to give an idea.
Did you really enlighten KangerTech to make a Pyrex Kanger?
Hell yes, when you buy this from me your not just buying yourself a metal/glass T3 your also rewarding me for my hard work and time. I really don’t want to sling plastic all day, common sense told me from day one, plastic is not the best material for vaping. I am a perfectionist and a semi-health nut of sorts, the whole idea of heating something inside plastic annoyed me, when customers were telling my their clearomizers cracked and melted with acidic eliquids I almost launched myself through the roof.
Really? So I have to reeducate every new vaper to this issue that obviously is not being addressed?
I now wanted to steer the industry in a new direction regarding the materials I approached a few manufacturers I think could get this done but the reply was a variation. “We dont think this is possible, this is not in demand” I could not seem to convey its not in demand because nobody in China is making it!!!
The market was surely going to be flooded with bottom coils of all kinds. (no pun intended ) But this is not innovation, this is pure imitation with a slight tweak masquerading itself as new technology constantly. I could not let this pattern of “reinventing the wheel” continue with no real major change and no American influence. Finally Kanger the champions themselves answered and took the time to listen to me at length. And if you know me, I can talk my ass off.
I want 2013 to be the year of many affordable metal and glass devices. With the popularity of the Kanger Protank I have met my #1 goal. In six months I expect there to be many glassomizers all over the market in place of poly-carbonates.
I have a few private emails thanking me, but you should also thank KangerTech as they have been working on this project for a LONG time. I went to many manufacturers and got rejected alot. Kanger actually agreed that this could be something lucrative and asked me what I would like to see. I present to you, the Protank.
-Edward @ Sun-Vapers.com