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Kanger Protank Coils

Discussion in 'Clearomizers' started by dherrington, Apr 12, 2013.

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  1. dherrington

    dherrington Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Good morning. I wondered if anyone out there knew how long I could expect a Kanger Protank coil to last? I am a heavy vaper. Does the voltage I run through it play a part?

    Any help would be appreciated. I just got the tank yesterday. I probably should have asked this question in advance but c'est la vie.

    Cheers,
    Doug:2cool:
     
  2. obscure_shadow

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    i am also wandering this as well....
     
  3. Tintreach

    Tintreach Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm going on my 3rd week of the same coil. I modified the stock wick a little, clean out the tank every other day. It's usually in my Vamo and only gets switched out with the AGA-T2 in the weekends.

    All I can say it works and tastes just as good since I tweaked it.
     
  4. obscure_shadow

    obscure_shadow Full Member

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    how did you modify it?
     
  5. txtumbleweed

    txtumbleweed Moved On ECF Veteran

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    Mine seem to start toneed dryburning after about a week. I just discard and replace with a new one if I detect any problem being as they only cost about 1.20. I haven't had any coils burn out or stop working. I just throw the discards in a ziplock and save for dryburning when times get hard
     
  6. AlanWoltemath

    AlanWoltemath Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    i was running the protank at 4.2 volts and got a burnt taste after the first day, replaced the atomizer head and started vaping at around 3.7 to 3.8 and smooth sailing for a week now.
     
  7. Tintreach

    Tintreach Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    There are 2 issues you will find with these heads.

    1: fluid seeps past the wick and floods the atty chamber causing gurgling and minor flooding.

    2: the wicks run a little dry and burn up.

    Now if you remove the top (flavor) wick to prevent the second issue, the first will likely pop up. What I did was relocate the top wick material to the sides. Tightens up the draw a little, exposes the top of the coil and prevents fluid from flooding past the wicks.

    I have one coil that toasted the wick in less than a day. Very airy draw too then I switched out the coils and started tinkering and this is what I came up with. It seems to work well and much better than stock.
     
  8. Keiwie

    Keiwie Full Member Verified Member

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    They should last about a month, it really depends. The case it came in has a card in it telling you what voltage you should be running with which ohm. They come with 2.5 ohm coils so about 4 volts is good. I just ordered some evod low ohm coils so I'll let you know how they work.
     
  9. VapRLady

    VapRLady Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I have 8 Protanks, it varies depending on how much you vape it and what juices you are running in it. Dark fluids or syrupy clog the atty faster.

    I rinse the atty under a stream of very hot water about every three fills and dab dry.

    I rinse the atty, remove the flavor wicks and do a dry burn when they start to get soggy and lose flavor, replace the flavor wicks and dab dry and let sit overnight.

    I am now rebuilding atty's, very easy to do and cheap so I may not even bother rinsing anymore....

    On average they last two to four weeks.
     
  10. AlanWoltemath

    AlanWoltemath Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Its seems like the higher the vg mix is the quicker you will gunk up your atomizer head. I got 2 days out of one of my coils running it at 3.7 volts using 100% vg 555 liquid
     
  11. onem0hit

    onem0hit Full Member Verified Member

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    I have been using the same head for about 2 weeks with a 50/50 solution and have not been able to burn out a coil. The wicks did become gunked up around the coils so I ended up rebuilding and using new wicks, mostly out of boredom. The performance is significantly better: no gurgling and closed up the draw significantly with a little extra silica on top. It takes a few minutes to pull them apart, rewind a new coil and reassemble, but it was worth it. I have 7 heads now and I am convinced that is 2 lifetime's worth.
     
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