What Makes a Good Sub-Ohm Tank?
Let’s see what the qualities of a good sub-ohm tank are. The Bigger, the Better? Maybe. But then, it all depends on your vaping style. Having a 5ml or even bigger sub-ohm tank is great as you don’t have to refill very often. This can be a plus depending on how often you vape. Ideally speaking, you should go for a big tank size. On the flip, it can increase the overall size of the mod.
Also, are you one of those souls who always want to try new things? You might want to try new flavors as well, and bigger might not be better. Trying to switch to a different flavor can be a problem if you already have a full 5ml tank.
Look, the bottom line is this. Big sub-ohm vape tanks can accommodate larger coils. Bigger coils can bring more vapor. Can a small sub-ohm vape tank and small coils deliver as much vapor as a cloud chasing tank like the TFV12? No. But, a little tank can bring perfectly respectable sub ohm vapor production. For practical, everyday vaping, a small sub-ohm tank will do just fine.
The final verdict is that larger diameter sub-ohm vape tanks with huge coils produce more vapor than smaller tanks. Many vapers like to have a small tank for day to day needs and have a big sub ohm tank at home for maximum clouds in their leisure time.
TYPE OF COIL
This didn’t use to be a big factor until lately. However, with so many different options available, you might be missing out if you continuously use the same coils. For example, a Kanthal coil is ideal for use with ordinary variable wattage vaping. As a general rule, the lower the atomizer resistance, the higher wattage you can vape. Low resistance and high wattage equal more vapor.
You can completely change the vaping experience just by swapping coils. On the other hand, you can also use nickel, stainless steel, and titanium on a mod with temperature control.
Your mod will pretty much dictate what type of coil you ought to choose. Different e-liquids will have a slightly different taste with different types of coils. It is something that experience will teach you. Try out different types of coils and the settle down with the one that floats your boat. Or, don’t settle down at all! It’s up to you.
Another factor that can impact your vaping experience is the style of the coil. For instance, some modern tanks come with Clapton-style coils, which somewhat look like guitar strings. You should also consider the number of coils (some have up to 12 coils) and their alignment (vertical vs. horizontal). Vertical coils usually outperform the horizontal ones and are more common.
Most sub-ohm tanks allow customization regarding air flow control. For direct lung inhalers, a wider airflow is better and vice versa. A tank with wider airflow options is a better choice.
There is a whole line of RTAs that come with a rebuildable atomizer (RBA). However, there are a few sub-ohm tanks that include an RBA in addition to the built-in options. This is a great feature for rebuilders who want to try sub-ohming.
TOP-FILLING DESIGN VS. BOTTOM-FILL DESIGN
The top-filling design is extremely easy to fill and is becoming increasingly popular. Rather than having to take apart the sub-ohm tank, simply uncap the top and refill.
Another important factor is the wicking material. The most common material is Japanese organic cotton. There are a few sub-ohm vape tanks that offer a ceramic coil. The latter offers the advantage of additional heat resistance. This means you can fire the mod with an empty tank and there won’t be any damage to the wick.
On the flip, a cotton wick will burn pretty quickly. This little feature not only improves the flavor but also prolongs the lifespan of your coils. But this doesn’t mean that we can rule out cotton. In fact, comparing apples to apples, cotton will offer a better taste.
Some other features that you may consider including liquid flow control and anti-spit back system. Liquid flow control allows you to regulate the speed at which your juice reaches the coil. As a result, it gives you a lot more control over the overall performance.
Anti-spit back is an innovative design mouthpiece that stops the hot juice from going into your mouth. Moreover, certain sub-ohm tanks will have a cooling system for those who don’t like the hot vapor.