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KangerTech ProTank 3

by on February 22, 2017
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We like the new dual coil atomizers.
The 510 connection is also great,

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Not too light or too strong.

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Summary : Seemingly a well put together and beloved Glassomizer, failed to cut the mustard in the field.

 

While using the Kanger ProTank 3, we had a real love/hate relationship. When she was working, I loved it. When she wasn’t, I wanted to shatter it into a million pieces. I picked it up at my local B&M for about 25-30 bucks. The contents of the package are pictured above, and features are listed here:

  • Stronger base
  • Pyrex tank is replaceable
  • Glue Free: All parts are replaceable
  • Can be fitted with 510 Drip tip
  • Replaceable Dual Coil Atomizer Heads (NOT interchangeable with Protank 1 and Protank – II)
  • Bottom Coil
  • Pyrex Glass Tank
  • Advertised with a 2.5ml capacity
  • Unlike other Kanger Tanks, the Protank is 510 Threaded and it will work on 510 thread MOD/APV without the need for an adapter
  • Dimensions: 1-15/16″L x 3/4″D (without drip tip)

Let’s start with the honeymoon:

When I first got my ProTank 3, I could wait to rip it open and fire it up. I’d been exclusively using Mini ProTank 2’s, so this would hold more juice, and be dual coil. I figured I would 100% be upgrading my vape rig.  I cleaned it up a bit, reassembled it, and filled it up. Then, I let it sit for a little bit, just so those wicks could get nice and saturated. When I took my first vape on it, it was fantastic. It was my first experience with a dual coil setup, so I could tell there was in increase in flavor and vapor production. I was super happy. So I left it screwed onto my iTaste vv 3.0, and went off to work.  The first 3 days we fantastic. When she got empty, I’d fill it back up, and go on with my day. I could sit it upright or on its side, and never have an issue with a dry hit.

When I got to about the 4th tank filling or so, I noticed something. halfway through that tank, the draw changed. It seemed a lot harder to get vapor out of. Then, I was tasting juice on my tongue. What the hell?

I screwed it off the base, and there was the evidence. There was a pool of juice in the 510 connection on the top of my VV. I cleaned it out with a little dab of a tissue, and put it back on, hoping with was just a freak incident.

Boy, I wish that was how this would have played out. Before the night was over, the tank had almost completely leaked out, and I hadn’t gotten one decent hit on it. So, I did what I normally would do in this situation. I googled: “ProTank 3 leaking”

There seemed to be a million articles about the issue. First, I figured it was losing its vacuum action, and I just needed to fill it back up. This seemed to work. As soon as the tank got back down past half full, it was back to leak city. Next, I tried just replacing the coil. This gave the illusion of working for a tankfull or so, but then began leaking and gurgling again. I checked the O-rings, the seals, the threads, the plastic cuff of the coil, everything.  I was new to the vaping world when all of this started happening, so rebuilding a coil was out of the question. I took it home, cleaned it and reassembled it, then stuck it back in its packaging.

Since then I have moved back to using the Kanger Mini Protank 2, and the Aspire BDC. Both of which I have never had an issue with leaking.

If I had it to do over again, I would try the Aspire Nautilus, or perhaps the Kanger AeroTank. When it comes down to it, I just simply wouldn’t recommend the ProTank 3.

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