Thanks... one of these days I'll have a pic of the accumulations from two years LOL
THANKSNot shiny... not brushed... more like a powder finish... actually exact surface the control unit has.
I liked the original Steel. They we're shiny. But Joye has updated it to match the Control Unit.
The postman came early today. We already made a second drop at the PO... but I am headed by there on my may home, and can drop it off for you.
I tried the 2.0 version and really like the performance. Someone mentioned a burnt taste even when they are really saturated. This has been common for me with all smoktech cartos. If you over fill them, they get clogged somehow. I haven't been able to figure out how yet. But the draw gets tight and it tastes like your vaping dry filler material. It's really odd and frustrating. I've found that filling with a syringe until the filler looks wet and then drawing some juice back out until you get air in the syringe makes them work better than leaving them wet. But sometimes, once it gets flooded there is no saving the carto. I don't have an answer as to why this happens but hopefully that tip helps someone else. If anyone knows why this happens please share.
Here are my Pros and Cons for these cartos:
Hold 3 ml of juice
Performs well when filled properly
Performs well even when low on juice
Great flavor, vapor and temperature (2.0)
Lasts a lot longer than standard size cartos (In my experience)
Burnt taste when overfilled
Odd square mouth piece is uncomfortable and awkward at times
Mouth piece doesn't always fit correctly (too tight or too loose)
Lots of condensation build up inside and around the edge of mouth piece
As you can see, a lot of my cons are about the mouth piece. Maybe future versions will have a round tip more like the regular drip tip shape. (Hint hint for suggestions to the manufacturer) Regardless, the pros far outweigh the cons and these are some of the best cartos I have ever used.
I'll agree with all your "pros" for the most part on this. I have been using the EMSCCs 2ohm for a few months now...and I am extremely satisfied with them. I have not yet gotten a "dud". I never get a "burnt" taste...unless I let them get too dry...and there's always a warning off-taste so you can save the carto in time. The flavor is always good...I never have to let them sit and soak. I fill and go...even brand new...no problems. Probably about the cleanest best taste from a polyfill cartomizer that I've ever gotten...and I've tried probably all of them!
As for the "clogging" and "overfill" comments. I don't get that at all. There IS no "overfilling"....or at least not in a way that cannot be corrected. I use a device called a "Plunger" sometimes...which acts a bit like the condom method (injecting juice from the battery end) and routinely the juice eventually comes up through the tube when it's about full. No problem. I pull the syringe back to pull out the excess juice. If in doubt (and as a general rule anytime I fill..either with a syringe+needle or with the syringe+Plunger combo) I blow any possible excess out of the center tube into the juice bottle...or another bottle designated for that purpose if my juice bottle neck is too small. I wipe off the battery end...including the interior of the "skirt"...and I never have any issues. When the carto gets quite old and has been refilled dozens of times (literally)..yes the draw can get hard. It's getting clogged with residue. It happens. I put that one aside and will go to the next one. I plan to try cleaning the 3 clogged ones I've accumulated the past 3 months soon...see how it goes. Oh yeah...and another tip....wipe off the battery post on the battery too! And KEEP IT CLEAN!
I have gotten to where the Smoktech EMSCCs are about the only cartomizer I truly enjoy. I don't even use tanks or clearos at all anymore. I WILL put in the caveat that I use 85PG/15VG or 80PG/20VG juice....I don't use a lot of VG at all....don't really care for it (taste, texture, what it does to my sinuses and throat etc.) except for the boost in vapor production. A lot of VG might be causing your clogging issues...and thus the burnt taste thing.
Personally I am NOT a fan of round drip tips. I'll use my knucklehead one for my 3.7 Gripper...simply because it suits the form factor so well. But I far prefer the whistle tips. By a mile. It took a little adjustment to get used to the hard plastic on the EMSCCs....but now I prefer them to those awful tasting rubber ones elsewhere. I'll pull those off my EMDCCs when I get them and replace them with the plastic ones from my EMSCCs!! They'd better NOT change that on me! lol! I'd be very unhappy!!!!
Last edited by fourthrok; 10-22-2012 at 05:23 PM.
Are you using these on an ego?
Rockin the Vaper Shark DNA30
The clogging burnt taste issue has happened to me many times with different varieties of smoktech cartos. Most commonly, the standard size dual coil cartos. On those, I had some that clogged on the first or second fill and couldn't be saved. I gave up on those because of that. With the ego cartos I have only had the issue twice and both times I was able to save the carto by removing juice and letting it sit for a while. I have been able to save some of the standard size single coil cartos the same way. That makes me think that there is an area inside the carto that can get flooded somehow. I'm not sure why it happens but it is annoying when it does.
I mostly use 80/20 and 70/30 PG/VG juices so it isn't the juice being too thick. I do have some 50/50 juices but they are pretty thin regardless. I use ego, riva and trex batteries that I have gotten from LF. No mods or high voltage devices.
Anyway, these ego cartos are great. I just ordered more and 2 of the round drip tips to go with them.