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Which to buy, Kanger Aerotank mini vs Protank mini 3?

Discussion in 'Tanks, clearomizers and drop-in coils' started by Zelphie, Oct 5, 2014.

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  1. Zelphie

    Zelphie Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    Id like to but one asap for a new device but not sure which one id like more. Big price difference I see ! For those of you who have experience with both the Kanger Aerotank mini and the Protank mini 3, which one would you say has better/cleaner flavor and overall better performance?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Augmented Dog

    Augmented Dog Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2014
    Philadelphia, PA USA
    I have both. Several pt3 minis.
    Your best bet is to buy the pt3 mini and a mini aerobase for it.
    You'll save money and get the same results that way
     
  3. Zelphie

    Zelphie Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    That's a good idea. Do drip tips fit better on aerotanks than protanks?
     
  4. Augmented Dog

    Augmented Dog Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2014
    Philadelphia, PA USA
    I only have one aero mini and the tip fits snugly. However, a couple of my pt3 tips also do.
     
  5. seebo

    seebo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2013
    CT,USA
    i think they're both about the same in terms of vape/flavor, after all, iirc they use practically the same coils..the only thing the Aero has going for is it has an adjustable airflow valve. IMO the protank 3 mini is more airy, for my preference i had to cover up one of the holes.also, the protank mouth peice doesn't fit as solid and can wiggle a bit. not a big deal i guess, also price is a pretty big factor.. $7~ vs $20+ (i've seen some sites selling the aerotank for $28~ which is insane when you compare the difference between the two clearos)

    i think a good option is if you already have a protank 3 mini just buy the air control valve which is around $5-6 and you'll basically have converted your protank 3 mini into an aerotank.
     
  6. Davey59

    Davey59 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2014
    Monroe WA
    AeroTank hands down. I have had both and when I got the AeroTank I rarely even touched the Protank mini.

    The exact same coil + stainless steel + air flow control + stainless tank option included = no brainer.
     
  7. Davey59

    Davey59 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2014
    Monroe WA
  8. seebo

    seebo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2013
    CT,USA
    i think it's logical if you already own the protank mini and then upgraded to the Aero i see no reason to use the protank unless it's just to test liquid flavors, however, i think the real question the OP has, is the Aero tank worth the nearly triple price tag compared to the protank if you have neither tanks. to me the answer is no.. they use the same coils, etc. with the exception of the air valve (which again can be purchased separately and used on a protank.

    IMO, kanger should of only included one tank with the clearo to keep the cost of the unit low. i'm sure the stainless tank increases the cost of the unit by $5-6. personally i would rather have just the glass as it's just easier to see your liquid, plus it just look cooler.. ;)
     
  9. 93gc40

    93gc40 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 5, 2014
    California
    well considering the aero is just a PT3 with and adjustable bottom. I would get what is cheaper the aero or a pt3 and and aero base.
     
  10. Davey59

    Davey59 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2014
    Monroe WA
    If it was only that it might be worth considering, but it is clearly not.

    Stainless steel instead of chrome plated brass.

    Airflow control.

    Extra stainless tank included

    Better drip tip.

    And comes with extra coils.

    To the other guy, not three times the price, barely twice.

    I paid 18 for my first one and won one on an auction for 11. I posted a link at 17 bucks shipped.
     
  11. jbflkeys

    jbflkeys Full Member

    Oct 2, 2014
    Florida Keys
    Protank mini is too small for me, why not spend the extra $2 and get the regular Protank 3? I love it especially with the Aerotank Base.
     
  12. Nick N

    Nick N Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2014
    Columbus, Ohio
    What are you going to use it on? If you can wait a few weeks you could order the Aerotank Mini "style" 1:1 clone without the stainless tank from Fasttech for under $10.
    https://m.fasttech.com/p/1772605

    If it is going on something bigger than an ego or Spinner 2 you could go for the Mega style kit for under $17. I have used the Mega on the Spinner 2 and it looks like a sceptre but it works.

    https://m.fasttech.com/p/1855805

    I have the authentic and clones of both of these and all of them work great and are hard to tell them apart.
     
  13. Davey59

    Davey59 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 29, 2014
    Monroe WA
    Heh, I used the VS 2 with the Mega and really liked it. Probably would still be using it if it had more battery life. One thing I found to be awesome was that carrying it around you could let it slide through you fingers and hang from the tank between the fingers. Way more comfortable than having to clutch it.

    I have an authentic Mega but I also bought two of these, from this guy, and they are fantastic! 14.99 and a good seller.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/KangerTech-Aerotank-Mega-Style-Dual-Coil-Tank-Clone/331288097023?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131017132637%26meid%3D96f71197b9fa42da803d55bbc1f30b7f%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D20131017132637%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D221525019053#ht_0wt_0

    Oops, I guess he sold out.
     
  14. Zelphie

    Zelphie Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    Its going on the istick so I wanted to keep a small profile. I generally like the smaller stuff.
     
  15. Zelphie

    Zelphie Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    Is there any other differences between the mini protank and aerotank other than the base (which I know you can add)? That's pretty much what Im trying to figure out since the price is so different. Is the aero build better?
     
  16. Nick N

    Nick N Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2014
    Columbus, Ohio
  17. Zelphie

    Zelphie Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    Ok that's the kind of thing I was wondering, basically looks the same aside from base but made with different metals.
     
  18. edyle

    edyle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    A spare steel tank is a big plus for when your glass tank breaks.
    When you're new to vaping, a glass tank where you can see the liquid is important, but with experience it's not so important.
     
  19. Zelphie

    Zelphie Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    I do like the look of the steel option as well. I think Ill get the Aerotank then..
     
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