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#1 (permalink)      6/17/2015 12:21:27 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Base is different compared with US bought ATTY
I opened the Atty today and not very happy , the thread is very rough compared with my other Kanger Subtank Mini bought form US vendor.
Took a closer look at the base and is visibly different , thread area are not the same and the air control striations are visibly different.
I cross assembled the bases and the Fastech base is the one with bad thread , the body seems to be ok for now.
Opened a ticket with Fasttech to see what they propose to remediate this because my wife can barely open the atty to refill it.

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The one on the right looks like mine, also purchased within the U.S. Perhaps FT got one of the "styled" mixed up with an authentic. Good that you opened a ticket.

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Did the box have a "scratch'n check"? Did you scratch and check it?
V = dU/dq | I = dq/dt | P = dU/dt = V·I | V = I·R
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Hang on, I was looking at my regular Subtank, which does have the bevels like the one on the right, also purchased in U.S. My Subtank mini's base looks like the one on the left, like FT's. Sorry about that.
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Maybe Kanger's machine wore out and they had to buy a new one. That old thing is making a lot of atties, after all.
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If you check out the pics on Kanger's website (kanger subtank mini link) they match the FT version. Maybe your US bought one is the clone.

Edit: Actually the kanger pics don't exactly match either one but the FT version is closer. :-\

Kanger does not machine anything btw, they only assemble the components.

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V = dU/dq | I = dq/dt | P = dU/dt = V·I | V = I·R
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Kangertech made so many damn changes to the base over the last months, it is hard to know what is what exactly.
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Mayb the US are from old stock.
FT is the latest 2015.
Did you buy the old one last yr?
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Between the fact I'm 99.9% sure mine is authentic, and considering FT's track record, it's safe to assume that you got an authentic atty that has bad threads. Hopefully you can straighten it out via CS, good luck to you.
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Could be. I think both my ST and ST mini must be from older stock.
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I did the Sticker test and Kanger reports it as authentic so I really don't have ay ground to say otherwise.
The one I am comparing it to came from Mt baker , a very reputable US seller and that one checked as authentic also.
My problem is the Thread between base and body (cage) is complete crap , very hard to open and close and squeaks
when turning which is not a good sign.

FT CSR responded already and I am sure they will find a way to fix this issue.