CE2 510 CLEAROMIZER 2.4-2.6ohm
Where To Get It
I see a lot of people like to use clearomizers. I can understand why, too. They hold a lot of liquid (~1.3ml) and they come in different resistances not to mention they just look cool.
A clearomizer works by having a holding tank with a shaft in the center. The coil is closer to the top than the bottom unlike a traditional atomizer. The coil is wrapped around a silica wick which extends down the side of the coil chamber and down into the holding tank, soaking up the liquid and taking it to the coil.
So, how do they perform? I’ve set to find out with my 510 mega battery.
When you receive it you’ll get a nice hard paper package with the clearomizers inside. With it you receive -
5 – 2.4-2.6ohm clearomizers
1 – black rubber mouthpiece
1 – lure lock syringe plastic filling tip
1 – information paper
Something I notice right off the bat is that you HAVE to have a syringe to fill it. You could go about the trouble of taking all the rubber seals to get to the chamber to fill it, but you run the risk of breaking it easily. The plastic needle lure lock tip it comes with can be used to fill it, but it bends easily, is hard to get into the filling ports, and isn’t as long as it should be in my opinion. Your best bet is to order a lure lock syringe and a 20g lure lock metal needle. Luckily I had one and a nice sturdy 20g metal needle handy.
To fill it, you must have a pick of some kind to remove the upper black seal. Under that is a smaller clear seal you must remove to expose the filling holes. There is a tiny hole on either side of the exposed clear seal to stick the syringe in. I would set the black ring it comes with to the side and use the supplied black rubber mouthpiece to replace it with when done filling. It is much easier to get out than the black piece that is originally in it.
After filling it you want to let it sit just a minute to make sure the e-liquid wicks up into the coil. After taking my first draw, I was pleased. It created a ton of vapor even though it was running at 2.4-2.6ohms. Upon exhale I was disappointed though. It has a major drawback – loss of flavor.
This is quite a substantial drawback, too. It can come in handy for overpowering flavors but for juices that you want to savor the taste it just doesn’t satisfy. It made some of my Backwoods Brew e-liquids taste like watered down tea but when I use the same juices on a drip tip my mouth is overtaken by tobaccoey (is that even a word?) goodness. I’ve found that fruit flavors tend to be best in a clearomizer.
The next thing I noticed is that it uses the juice quickly. It holds a lot, but it uses a lot too. I went through around 6ml of juice in almost 48 hours. At the same time though, my batteries last longer than when being used with a standard atty.
Over time the brittle clear plastic will start to crack around the edges from taking the parts in and out to fill it. The clear plastic sheath also isn’t glued to the base so on more than one occasion it has popped off and leaked juice all over the place.
With so many pros and cons to the clearomizer, coming up with a well-rounded score was somewhat tough. It’s very convenient not having to drip constantly or having to fill cartridges, but it also takes a lot away from the vaping experience. Not being able to get the full effect of the flavors and the tedious filling ritual can really be a drag. The supplied mouthpiece was a letdown, too. It’s easy on the lips but has little rigidity. It’s not something you can hold in your teeth like a normal drip tip and be comfortable it will stay. God forbid you are out in public filling a smoking device with a syringe with a funny colored liquid, I can only imagine the looks you would get. With all things considered, the clearomizer is getting a 3.5. I still use them, but I have to pick and choose what flavors to use with them and make sure I don’t end up looking like a heroin junkie sitting at a red light.