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Kangertech Subtank Mini problems, fixable?

Discussion in 'Tanks, clearomizers and drop-in coils' started by ClouDude, Oct 8, 2016.

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  1. ClouDude

    ClouDude New Member

    Mar 27, 2016
    So I've had the tank since June, and last week I'd been using my RBA just fine, but the last time I tried to change the cotton it burned way too fast and shorted the battery. I didn't have any replacement coils left for the RBA so I used some old coils and then ordered a pack of .5Ω OCC coils.
    Most of the time they've been okay. I wiped out the chamber and everything that normally comes into contact with the battery so it's not been shorting. But the resistance has been pretty erratic and randomly fluctuates into the 2-3Ω range, but I can usually give it a minute to relax and turn down the wattage and it's goes back to normal. This is how it's been acting with both the new and the old coils.
    But just now it shot up to 6-7Ω and I got way more vapor than I expected out of that hit and now I'm getting Check Atomizer errors and the resistance just reads in as -.--Ω.
    I've screwed it in tightly to make sure the signal is okay but it's still not registering. I know it's a genuine coil too cause I authenticated the code on kanger's website. Is this coil just shot? And does it sound like it's the tank's fault that this keeps happening? If so is it fixable or does it sound like I need a new tank? any advice would be appreciated cause I'm depending on my fiance's ecig at the moment :|

    (btw if it helps my battery is an Innokin Cool Fire IV that has been generally fine with my sub-ohm habits.)
     
  2. PaulBHC

    PaulBHC Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2014
    Arizona
    Sometimes the screws that hold the end of the coil wire get goofy and act like they are tight but are not. Then the heat/cool cycle makes them loose and you get the high readings. Make sure that the wire is down in the slot and the screw is clamping down on the wire.

    The other thing that happens is the oring between the rba and the base gets worn or pinched and allows a short. I think the oring from a regular coil will fit if you need one.

    ETA
    The pin in the bottom threads into the positive upright. You can tighten it by putting a small drill or screwdriver through the air flow holes and twisting.
     
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  3. stormjib

    stormjib Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2014
    California
    sounds more like a error with the mod, rather than the tank
     
  4. ClouDude

    ClouDude New Member

    Mar 27, 2016
    I actually just switched my tank with my fiance's and my tank is still acting up on his battery (he has the same kind) and his tank is okay on my battery so looks like the problem is the tank. I even switched in a new coil (not RBA) and it didn't make a difference
     
  5. ClouDude

    ClouDude New Member

    Mar 27, 2016
    I'm familiar with the first issue from my RBA but now I'm using full replacement coils and I don't see any screws on those (unless I'm somehow missing them). I think it must be a tank problem anyway since it's doing the same thing with a fresh coil.
    Also I'm not completely clear on which pin you're talking about. Do you mean the base with the adjustable airflow, or the pin on the bottom of the coil?
     
  6. PaulBHC

    PaulBHC Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2014
    Arizona
    Never mind that if you are still having problems with a coil head as well. Must be something wrong with the base that the coil threads in to.
     
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