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Top Coil vs Bottom Coil Atomizers/Clearomizers

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  1. Sheila Michele 1971

    Sheila Michele 1971 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2013
    Carroll County MD
    I have several clearomizers, all top coil ?? Most are Vision or Stardust, and a couple have long wicks. All but 4 are small ( 1.6 ml) The larger ones hold 2.0 ml.

    Im seeing a bunch of bottom coil clearos and want to know if for those that use them, have replaced their top coils and what is the benefits.

    We have taken all our clearos apart for cleaning, so we arent complete total newbs here....LOL
  2. darkhood

    darkhood Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 22, 2012
    i used to use vivi nova's but have recently switched to bottom coils exclusively (protank and evod) - virtually no dry hits and no need to tilt, roll etc to soak the wicks - since they sit on the bottom they're completely saturated at all times.
  3. DuckysBooBoo

    DuckysBooBoo Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2012
    Middle Tennessee
    I am now using Kanger T3's, Evods and MT3's. They're bottom coils and I love them. You should give them a try.:D
  4. HHonors

    HHonors Full Member Verified Member

    Apr 8, 2013
    Las Vegas, NV
    Kanger's bottom coil products are awesome. Started with their T3's, moved onto the EVOD, and now waiting on my Protank to arrive.
  5. Kablin

    Kablin Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2010
    No more top coil clearos for me!
    I use T3 and Protank.
    Protank is amazing!

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk 2
  6. thayamax

    thayamax PIF MODERATOR Extraordinaire Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 7, 2013
    Detroit, MI
    I started off with a Vivi Nova and a T3. I much prefer the bottom coil clearomizers. The T3 is an airy draw (which I don't mind) but can be made tighter by plugging up 1 or 2 of the holes in the base by inserting a toothpick and breaking it off. I much prefer the Evods which don't hiss or gurgle like a T3 sometimes does. The Evod heads are also cheaper to replace.

    The bottom coil clearomizers provide a cooler vape compared to the warm vape from a top coil. Again, I prefer that but others may not. The bottom coils are also easier to fill and clean IMHO. So far I've never had one leak on me, even after cleaning.
  7. darkhood

    darkhood Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 22, 2012
    evod is a very warm vape btw...protank not so much since it's metal it tends to stay pretty cool, once it warms up tho it hits better than anything I've tried besides a 306.
  8. rotku

    rotku Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 4, 2012
    columbus, oh
    The bottom coil devices and rebuildables are very popular right now. The majority of complaints on the bottom feeders is gurgling and leakage. I have used both types. For me, I tend to like a warmer vape so I lean toward the top coil Kanger T-2's. Since I vape with the device horizontal I do not get dry hits. That said, I will certainly try the Protank because I have seen many positive reviews.
  9. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2011
    Toronto, Ont.
  10. Leslv

    Leslv Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 18, 2013
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    I've used both and like the T3 bottom coil. Replaceable heads too for just a couple of bucks. I also really like the Phoenix bottom coil. They don't hold as much juice, only 1.6.
  11. Blurgas

    Blurgas Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 6, 2012
    I'd bought a Mini Nova and a Kanger T3 at the same time because each had sizable fanbases
    For the first week they were about equal in flavor/vapor/etc, but after that week the T3 started leaking on me, gurgling and just generally being a pain to use
    The Nova has been running like a champ the last 3 months. No leaks/gurgles unless I overfilled and no dry hits(more times than not it's either fully filled or lying on its side), and this is after dropping the whole thing and slightly bending the center post

    Around the time I'd bought the two is when Kanger was tinkering with the design of the T3 without changing the model name/number/etc, so it's possible I got one of the "duds"

    In the end, it comes down to whatever device you like best
  12. madstabber

    madstabber Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I use the protank most of the time (4 filled with different juices) and one nova stv because that is the one top coil I've found that wicks well and gives me good flavor and ease of use. Everything else is just collecting dust, some stuff still in their original packaging having never been opened. I'll probably give those to my friends when they decide they're ready to make the switch. Some are T2's and mini nova knock offs, and a few packs of carto's.
  13. BdMoore85

    BdMoore85 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Mar 26, 2013
    Norman, Oklahoma
    I've been vaping for about 2 months now, and I've tried a bunch of different "brands" of clearomizers, and different styles and types, and recently started using cartos and tanks (which I now prefer) over any type of clearomizer...anyways back to the question at hand... I have noticed that with a kanger MT3, the draw is tremendously more "airy" compared clearo's(but their are fixes...but I don't really care to make any ghetto mods to a piece of equipment like breaking a toothpick off in one of the air holes). The kanger is bottom coil and I've noticed the air is "cooler" compares to top coil and cartos...

    Now with the flavor....IMHO, the flavor is muted compared to anything else I've tried. Why? I don't know, I've tried different flavors, switching brands, different ohm resistances, and even went as far as removing one of the wicks! Maybe it's just me or I got (10) bad replacement heads or some bad batches of juice...doubt it though.

    The kanger is cheaper than say, a vivi nova or standard clearo, and vapes different as well, but the flavor just isn't there, and it dry-hits wayyyy to much for me.... Idk if the flavor is strictly a bottom coil thing or what, but I really have been thinking about trying a "vapeonly" bottom coil as I have heard and read very good things about them, so maybe check one of those as well....sorry for the rambling but I thought I would give my advice on a product I want so desperately to work!
  14. Boiler

    Boiler Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    For 100% Vg my bottom coil Evod works much better than the Novas I was using.

    Edit: Did you know evod spelled backwards is dove? How 'bout that?
  15. eratikmind

    eratikmind Retired & Squonking It Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I have used the stardust, T2, etc. The only clearomizer that I use now is the protank. Love the bottom coil configuration. I have since given my other clearos away.

    - Andy . . . Challenge the day.
  16. shedevil7953

    shedevil7953 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 24, 2013
    Central Indiana
    I've just been convinced to try the EVOD so I ordered 4 and replacement coils. We'll see!
  17. navkat

    navkat Full Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Deep South
    I absolutely adore bottom coils. GotVapes sent me a pack by mistake and have taken their sweet-... time sending me the correct thing I ordered so I had no choice but to use them but once they send me my correct order (and I see that they're doing right by me), I'm thinking of ordering a bunch of these bottom-coil phoenixes from them again.

    BAREFOOT OKIE Full Member

    Mar 30, 2013
    Well, I'm a newbie, but I started with Mini ViVi Novas for my eGo Twist. I purchased 2 Kanger T3s because of all the positive comments I've read. I like them ok. They are a little airier than the Novas, but the main thing I noticed is they are cooler. I like the warmer vapor. It may be just me, but I find the Novas produce a better flavor too. The T3s have worked well, no leaks and easy to fill. The having to tilt with the Novas isn't a problem with me because I lay it on it's side. So I'm kinda like everyone else here, it's really up to your preference.
  19. shedevil7953

    shedevil7953 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 24, 2013
    Central Indiana
    okay just got 4 new EVODS and guess what? they leak too! why can't I find a clearo that doesn't leak if you hit it 3 or 4 times in a row? I can feel the heat in the base so assume this is causing the leaking. it's almost like I have to remove it, let it cool down and then I can vape some more until the next leak. I hate having to turn them upside down, blow out the juice a few times because I lose so much juice that way. I like the convenience of a clearo more than a carto tank. this is SO frustrating, not to mention the money I've spent. :mad:
  20. LazyBulldogge

    LazyBulldogge Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 13, 2013
    Kalundborg, Denmark
    Have you tried ye olde Vision Vivi Nova, shedevil7953? Got 2 regular and 2 Minis and never had a single leak of any kind. Of course you need to learn the "tilt'n'whirl" dance to avoid dry hits, but isn't that better than losing juice and spilling it everywhere?
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