Published on March 9th, 2014 | by Rich15
Kanger Protank 3 Review
Kangertech was busy in 2013 adding more than 4 new clearomizers to their list (Protank 2, Mini Protank 2, Unitank, Mini Unitank). But is this rapid production of new clearo’s good or bad for their business? Does the quantity of different products that slowly get better over time out-pace the quality of some of the more popular clearomizers like the Aspire Nautilus?
If they keep this trend up, we could possibly see 5 new atomizer tanks this year from these guys; which is why I have tried not to get too excited about every product they release. However there is one clearomizer that I feel shouldn’t be ignored. So, without further ado, I will explain why the Kanger Protank 3 is different from the previous clearomizers in the Protank series.
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What You Get
Kanger Protank 3 (Pyrex tank, top cap, bottom cap and 510 base)
The Protank 3 is finally 510 threaded, so it will work great on any 510 threaded MOD without the need for any adapters. It comes glue-free and all the parts are now replaceable and able to be disassembled. It has a standard capacity of 2.5 mL and claims not to leak as much as other clearomizers; due to the stronger base it has been built with.
We’ve heard nothing but good things about the Pyrex tanks Kanger is using on their clearomizers. Now, obviously since its glass you need to be careful with the tanks; don’t throw them around, drop them hard, etc. Pretty much if you’re a person that takes care of their stuff you shouldn’t have too much to worry about here. In the picture to the right we show you the the different color options you can choose from for your customization needs as well (clicking on the picture will take you to a product page).
- 510 Drip tip
What’s new to the drip tip for the Kanger Protank 3 is that now it can be fitted with a 510 drip tip. It’s always best when you make things easier for your customers; this is a classic example of what Kanger is trying to do.
- Ego Cone Cover
This is an awesome option to have when covering the threads of your eGo batteries on your Protanks. It smoothly blends in and makes things flow visually. The cone comes with its’ own air slots and is not recommended for certain clearomizers; but it will work with other Protanks that have built-in air slots.
- Protank 3 Dual Coil Atomizer Heads
This is the shining star on the new Protank 3. This is why you’re buying this product! The Dual Coil Atomizer heads. Now, please note that the dual coil atomizer heads are NOT interchangeable with any other atomizer heads except the Aerotank (no Protank I or Protank 2).
This is due to the atomizer stems being longer, which prevents you from using any single coil replacement. The average life span of a coil head being anywhere from 10-20 days (dependent on how many times you vape), and when your coil head starts to wear down your clearomizer starts to leak.
Even though they supply you with extra atomizer heads for your Protank 3; you can’t change out the heads with any other Kanger products, it is still a wise investment to get the Protank 3 replaceable heads 5-pack if you plan on vaping with it for more than 3 weeks.
The atomizer heads are also made with a silicone grommet instead of a rubber one, this might be attributing to the poor vapor production when you don’t screw the head on correctly.
In any case, always make sure you screw the tank tight enough or you won’t get the proper vapor production. *Update* Kanger has just released their new coil heads designed to work with multiple clearomizers.
These new clearomizers are redesigned with a metal casing that have the wicks on the inside. This allows for a greater control over the amount of e liquid being absorbed.
Learning how to clean your clearomizer is a must!
To keep your Protank 3 up to snuff and make sure you get the most out of it, there is a very meticulous technique for cleaning the clearomizer properly that must be learned and taken into account. The PG/VG based solutions (see our vaping guide for a reference for more terms), sometimes can seep down onto the 510 connection; which usually is noticed by the dreaded “gurgling” sound.
Certain e juice flavors have been known to cause your tanks and clearomizers to not produce to their full potential because of the thickness. It is then very important that you learn how to clean your clearomizer properly.
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This is the first huge step Kanger has taken in the Protank series, and with not very much done to the design; it’s mainly about the dual coils. Of course you will have to adjust the voltage to get used to it and the coil head is tricky to get tightened properly, but after that you should have no worries.
I will not sit here and say there have not been reports of leaking, but there are less and less people complaining about it. With every clearomizer, there are some risks to take. The flavor has increased for the better with this Protank and we look for better things to come in the future.
Speaking of the future for Kangertech; check out our review on the brand new Kanger Mini Protank 3!
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Share Your Thoughts
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Take care and vape on!