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KangerTech SUBTANK Mini RBA Plus Coil Head
KangerTech SUBTANK Mini RBA Plus Coil Head

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Overall   (5.0)
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Quality construction. Easy build. Easy wicking up to at least 80% VG Chain vaping.
CONS
Need to chuck included (kanthal) coil to use in TC - why not Stainless to keep both TC and power control users happy? Very difficult to avoid slight bubble and spit after refilling tank.
I use these a lot, and want spares to be able to have one built, wicked and ready to go on a change of flavour. I don't know why people have trouble wicking these, as it was the first RBA I used, and I never found it a problem, even on 80% VG chain vaping. The only downside is the height of the wicking holes above the base, which always leaves some juice in the tank. It works in the Protank 4, as well as my Toptanks, but I wish I could get additional Pro RBAs for dual coil builds - I've used the one from my Protank 4 in the Toptanks as well, although I understand that some (possibly earlier) Toptanks short out between the chimney and the velocity posts on the Pro RBA, so I checked the fit very carefully. Until I can get spares of those, I'll keep building my stock of these! Wicked well enough to avoid leakage but allow chaining 80% VG, you do get a bit of bubble and spit right after refilling, but slipstreaming the first few draws evaporates the excess juice off pretty easily. I'll be getting more, which sums it up really!
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KangerTech SUBTANK SSOCC Coil Head (5-Pack)
KangerTech SUBTANK SSOCC Coil Head (5-Pack)

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Overall   (5.0)
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genuine item. Being a stainless steel coil, it works in temperature or power control modes. Fits a huge range of tanks now - several of which I have! Easier than wrapping your own coils and wicking them.
CONS
More expensive than using the RBA deck and twisting your own wire and putting cotton through it. can't be re-wicked, so much of the theoretical life of the coil itself is wasted.
As with any cartridge coil and wick, they do work out more expensive than winding your own coils and wicking them, and more wasteful, as a rebuildable allows many re-wickings of each coil. But they are quicker to use and easier to use, and these stainless steel ones work in either temperature control or power modes (it's a mystery to me why kanthal is still used for any vaping products). The flavour is good for a cartridge coil, and as I have several tanks which use these, and suffer from arthritis and some other difficulties which can from time to time affect my ability to rebuild, I like to keep a few of these in stock as a backup, and they are good, reliable, and consistent. These ones are the first I've bought from FastTech, but they verify as genuine, so I'm basing this review on past usage of the same coils. I've never kept track of how long they last, partly because I'm more likely to change them due to a flavour change than because they reach end of life, but weeks rather than days in what was originally my first and only setup (so heavily used) was typical - I remember one seal failure (which I was able to repair by "borrowing" the seal from a kanthal coil that I was unlikely to ever use - it just came with the tank), and once I gunked one up with a sweet juice which clogged it beyond redemption. I actually think those have been the only real failures. But as said, if I change flavour, I change coil (although I may wash out the coil if it was a fairly mild flavour, and keep it for later re-use - yes, they really do last that long. Of course, the time you don't have spares is going to be when one fails, so it's always worth having some in stock!
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Overall   (5.0)
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Quality Price
CONS
A little smaller than I expected, but that'll teach me to look at the measurements when ordering - but I find I like them so it worked out well.
Great looking, and still allows some colour matching with the rest of the kit - or can be used to keep track of which juice you have in which atty! A bit loose in some atomisers, but it doesn't take long to change an o-ring if necessary. I have put these in all the suitably sized atomisers that I have in daily use, apart from my all-day vape which gets the posh abalone shell one!
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Overall   (5.0)
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Simple solution to the instant slinky-spring. Feeds wire at constant tension, adjustable by how tight you pull it.
CONS
None.
These feed wire so smoothly that with some slight ingenuity and a few basic things like paperclips, you can use them to feed the wrap wire directly onto claptons, without needing to even touch the spool once the core wire(s) is/are rotating in the drill. And when done, they keep your wire from turning into an instant uncontrolled slinky spring! Heck of a lot less expensive than a daedelus, and as the wire will already be fed through the buckle part, almost nothing to set up, either. None of my wire is now without a spool tamer, although I expect I'll have more wire in the future and be back for more of these.
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Overall   (5.0)
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PROS
good size for the majority of spools that home users are likely to use. Well made. Can link together for larger diameter coils of wire. Has additional use as a clapton maker by putting a paper-clip under the "buckle" part!
CONS
None found.
I liked these so much I've bought some more! These are particularly useful for those of us with dexterity problems, and I've recently found a way to use them as a tool for winding my own clapton wires. The finer wrap wire is simply threaded through the "buckle" and attached to the core, a paper clip is used to space that from the coiled wife on the spool and give smooth running of the device, you slowly put the first few wraps on at a low speed, then let the drill rip, and it winds your clapton for you, with the elastic keeping a contant tension on the wrap wire! You'll have to untwist fused clapton wires by reversing the drill for a few turns when you are done, but you have to do that with even the purpose built devices for clapton making. These are the type of device that is so simple and effective that once someone makes it, it seems obvious.
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