Ego-C or Ego-T
Hi everyone....another NOOB to E Cigs here !
I bought a cheap copy e cig in Thailand recently and was rather disappointed, but want to now take the plunge and buy a decent e cig
Please could I ask for some advice.....I am a bit confused with all the model numbers. I have decided on buying an ego e cigarette but not sure which model to buy. ( c or t)
Is the ego-c better than an ego-t? Which is newer?
I am a light smoker, maybe 5 on a normal day and 15 on a night out, and i smoke low strength cigs.
I am a techi and like the idea of faffing around and modding my e cig. I would need lots of vapour too, so with this in mind could anyone make some recommendations on where to go for me ?
Is the cartridge on an ego-c cig a tank???? You can refill these so i am confused about the -t being a tank but seems to use a cartridge same as a -c type
Cheers in advance peeps
I would say don't get either one. They're both only 3.3-3.4V. The tank systems are buggy and leaky, especially the T. This forum is full of people who have problems with them and most people eventually toss the silly proprietary "tank" and atomizers and just use other generic eGo accessories or 510 based cartomizers.
If you like the form factor, and you like faffing around, you'd be much better off with something like an e-Power.
It has separate batteries, so it's not a disposable e-cig. The switch is separate and can be replaced. It doesn't have the gimmicky tank system, it can be fitted with batteries from 1050mah to 3100mah and it puts out an honest 3.7volts or more.
And, it usually costs less than either the eGo-C or T. Here's one. It's the 1050mah version.
Crystal Clear Vaping
Here's one that takes a larger battery.
These are just representations. They come in other finishes.
To answer your question about the differences between the C and T.
They both have a cone into which you jam that hollow mouthpiece/tank.
It is refillable.
The big black cone screws off and at the bottom of it, there is a heating element with a spike that punctures a cap on the tank. This is supposed to allow the juice to drip onto the heating coil.(atomizer)
In the ego-T, the cone and heating coil are all one piece. When the coil burns out, you have to buy the whole assembly. It is a one piece atomizer.
In the ego-C, the cone and the coil are two separate pieces. You replace just the coil (atomizer)
Because you only need to buy the atomizer, and not the whole cone, the C is the preferred unit.
The lesser of two evils, you might say.
But as I said before, the chances are great that you'll toss the whole mess and buy regular cartomizers to use instead.
They taste better, they're cheaper and they don't leak.
I agree with sailorman about the eGo atomizer/tank systems, and they can be quite finicky at times. However, I believe that most of the eGo form factor batteries are 3.7v (unregulated) unless you get the Joyetech/Ovale variety. The e-Power has the advantage of having replaceable batteries, where the standard eGo/kGo style batteries are all-one-unit, but then the e-Power is a larger device. For the eGo form factor, you may be better off getting a couple of kGo batteries, a couple of Boge or Smoktech cartomizers, and a clearomizer or two (such as the Stardust) to try. Some people like the cartomizers while others seem to prefer clearomizers, so it's worth trying both.
I personally find that the Joyetech eGo-C batteries (3.3v regulated) with low resistance Stardust clearomizers work just fine. Also, the latest thing in the Joyetech eGo product line is the eGo-C Twist batteries that allow you to dial in your voltage. They seem to be getting good reviews and might be worth a look.
Originally Posted by sailorman
Thanks for your reply Sailorman
So would you be able to recommend which carto to use? Was wondering if i should get LR atomiser or not, but if i go carto's they have the heating coil built in right? I have been seeing dual coil cartos which i presume make more vapour?
I would like to have a set up with good vapour production
I don't want Sailorman to think I'm stalking him tonite (just hitting some of the same threads) but I totally agree. I've both the atty & the 'c' and have discovered the wonderful world of cartos, tanks & clearos. I stuck w/attys & then the 'c' for 10 months...now I have my stash of them put away for emergency use only....
Thanks for the info BuGlen
Originally Posted by BuGlen
I would like a reasonably small unit to be honest so similar to the ego-c set up. Is the e-power much larger? Also I am currently working in Thailand but will soon be in UK for 3 weeks before going to my next job in Australia, so i need a set up that i can buy in the UK and run in Australia. I am also onsite for long periods 6 to 8 weeks so need a reliable set u, as my sites are remote! Battery life should not be an issue as i dont smoke heavy, and as such i prefer smaller form factor over battery longevity. But not sure if you need larger battery for more vapour?
What are the advantages / disadvantages RE Carto of Clearmizers?
I would recommend the Smoketech 1.7 ohm SINGLE coil cartomizer and the 2ohm Boge cartomizer.
Originally Posted by Ambassador
Both of them are LR cartomizers.
You should also have at least 1 or 2 atomizers of about 2ohms. You will use these to test the flavor of juices before you fill cartomizers with something you don't like. You can't mix flavors in cartomizers. They are relatively cheap, but no use wasting a carto on a bad juice, and finding the right juice usually takes some effort.
Cartomizers have the heating coil built in. They usually last about a week or more for a light vaper. They are refillable and disposable.
Do NOT use Dual Coil cartomizers on any e-cig that produces less than 4.5 volts. I could give you a long technical explanation as to why this is, but I've already done that once already tonight and you can probably find it in the first few pages of this forum. Dual coil cartomizers produce more vapor, but it is cold and nasty with a 3.4 or 3.7V e-cig.
The e-Power 14650 is not at all bulky. The battery is 14mm in diameter and 65mm long. The housing is only slightly larger in diameter. The whole thing is about the size of a medium sized cigar. The fact that it uses replaceable batteries means you can just carry several charged batteries instead of several e-cigs. And no, only a few eGo batteries are 3.7V. Most of them are regulated to 3.3-3.4 volts.
Another advantage to the 14650 e-Power for your situation is that it is repariable. You can buy a spare switch for $10. If the switch fails, instead of throwing the entire unit away, you can replace it in seconds. The eGos and kGos are disposable. If anything goes wrong with them, you throw them away.
For more vapor, you don't need more battery. The vapor is a function of the VG content in the juice and the cartomizer you are using. High VG give you the most vapor, but the least flavor. A 70%PG/30%VG is a good compromise between vapor production and flavor.
Last edited by sailorman; 05-27-2012 at 06:39 AM.
Originally Posted by Ambassador
good vapor production
No special tools needed to fill
Can mute flavor somewhat
Can scorch if allowed to dry out too much
Must periodically, every 15-20 minutes or so, be topped-off
Best taste, clean.
Can see the juice level, don't need to be topped off much.
May last longer than cartomizers.
Finicky. Usually need some tweaking and light modification.
Can get dry hits if juice does not flow properly to coil.
More expensive than cartomizers.
Not as reliable as cartomizers
Harder to fill. Usually requires a syringe. (excluding large "tank" clearomizers)
Last edited by sailorman; 05-27-2012 at 06:51 AM.
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