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CamPhil
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Overall   (5.0)
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PROS
Authentic product Easier to operate than older style AFC base.
CONS
Only available in bare stainless steel, not in the black, red or white that genuine toptanks were also produced in. I was lucky that my old-style one was stainless steel.
Now all my toptank minis have the later (and much better) afc base :D
The old style one is very stiff and difficult to operate with arthritis - I had to use one of those atomiser grippers built into the handle of some ceramic tweezers. This is completely smooth.
A very worthwhile upgrade.
If the lack of availability in the other original colours is a real problem for you, I guess you could paint it, although getting a match might be difficult. Luckily, the tank I wanted to upgrade was already stainless steel.
The old style one will get a graceful retirement as a base for coiling and wicking RBAs for both the toptank mini and protank 4 - I know the RBA will fit straight onto a build deck, but this way I will avoid getting juice where juice should not be when priming the wick! And I'll never have to move that $%^&* AFC ring again!
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