Minimum size… and performance
Let’s be clear, this kit is strictly minimal. In a red and black cardboard box, colors of Kanger, one finds the battery of 650 mAh, the top filling tank), a VOCC-T coil of 1.5 Ω and the USB charger.
No spare tank or additional coil. It is really the minimum that a starter kit can offer. I will not comment on the manual, it was not included.
A top filling
The main novelty of this kit compared to the old Evod is in the tank. A clue: it is now called “Top Evod”, meaning that it’s a filling from the top, always a plus in ease of use.
Unscrewing the top cap and filling up with the pipette. A pipette not too wide, the tank is very thin (14 mm). At this stage, Do not do like me who start vaping after only 2 minutes. Result: no dry hit dry, but almost no steam.
Outdated vaping quality
Wait time is at least 15 minutes so that the cotton soaks and the coil gives its maximum potential and produce vapor. Once this period has elapsed, the battery charge being delivered , there is to click five times on the red button on the battery to turn it on and vape.
Having recently tested the Endura T18 by Innokin, a direct competitor of the present object, although slightly more expensive but very well designed, I have been seriously disappointed by the low volume of steam produced. It is really light.
The “huge vapor” touted by Kanger is clearly not at the rendez-vous. The battery delivers 3.7 volts on the new Kanger VOCC-T coil of 1.5 Ω, which gives a power of 9.12 W, and it is no miracle.
To reach a satisfactory volume, one has to puff slowly and several times. Once the steam is there, then the rendering of flavors is good.
Another problem, as you have to puff several times, the tank and the metallic drip-tip heat up very quickly. One can also have small liquid lifts, which is never pleasant.
The non-adjustable airflow consists of three holes of a millimeter in diameter, but it provides a nice tight vape adapted to coil’s characteristics.
As a result of the low volume of steam, the small reservoir volume (1.7 ml) is not a handicap, autonomy is very good. For its part, the battery life is also good, even surprising for its only 650 mAh.
The battery is recharged by USB; the charger connects to either a wall outlet or a computer. No pass-through function, unscrewing the tank is mandatory before plugging the battery charger.
- Simple design
- Top filling
- No leaks
- Liquid and batery last a lot
- Low vapor volume
- Non-variable power
- Non-adjustable Airflow
- No pass-through function
- Non-exchangeable drip-tip