Joye 510-T Tankomizer LR 1.8ohm Review
Where To Get It
I had originally heard of a tankomizer through Volcanoecigs.com, browsing their selection for the Magma. I was intrigued and thought it was a great concept, seeming much easier to fill and manage than a clearomizer. I found this device on cloudsofvapor.com after hearing that they had a low resistance model available now that comes with 1 cartridge/tank.
When you first receive it, it comes with the atomizer with a blank 510 standard cartridge in it and a tank cartridge. After pulling out the blank standard cartridge and setting it aside (maybe put some black foam in it later?), you have to break the seal on the tank to use it. The hole that the post in the atomizer goes into is sealed. You have to push the tank into the atomizer and give it a small twist to puncture the hole, much like you do a tube of superglue with the cap.
To fill it, you have to either pop the cap off the tank or use a syringe. The syringe method is much easier because the cap is very tight. It is held on by two plastic tabs as well as 2 small bumps in each adjacent side. I used my fingernails to get it off, but it wasn’t easy. You may have to do this regardless if the plastic from breaking the seal comes off. Once it’s filled up pop it on the atomizer and let it sit to saturate the wick.
My first impressions were nice. The tank held around 1ml of e-liquid. I went out to mow the yard which took around 2 hours and vaped on it the whole time. There is almost no loss of flavor or vapor production while using the tank. Once it’s out, the flavor changes right away to the all-too-familiar slightly burnt taste and I knew it was time to refill.
Vapor production was decent. It was just a little less than a standard 2.5ohm 510 atomizer, which I wasn’t expecting from a 1.8ohm atomizer. I figured lower resistance means more vapor, right? That’s the idea anyway. I was also using a 2.4ohm clearomizer at the time which was way ahead of the tankomizer in vapor production. I figured out that this is most likely not from the resistance of the atomizer, but from a design flaw.
At the top of the threads there are air holes which brings air through the atty wile taking a draw. All of the atomizers I’ve used have 2 holes for air – this one has only one, which would possibly explain the tight draw and less vapor production. The draw on this device was tighter than what I’m used to.
To help alleviate this a bit, I took the cap off the end you put in your mouth and took the inner ring out below it. It’s mainly there to help keep e-liquid from making it’s way into your mouth, but I did not have a problem with juice in my mouth after removing the inner ring.
I still use the 510-T and while it does have it’s issues, it’s easier to fill than a clearomizer and holds close to the same amount of liquid. It’s sturdy and I don’t worry about breaking it nearly as much as I do a clearomizer. Not only that, you can pick up a pack of 5 extra carts for around $5. I think in the future I’m going to try modding it, maybe using a dremel tool and a tiny drill bit to add an extra hole to the base to increase air flow. I honestly believe this would bring whole new life into it and would make it an outstanding device. For now, it’s getting a 3.
5/28/11 EDIT – I want to add that a few days after this review the atty died without warning. At first I thought that the center contact wasn’t making a connection but after I pulled it out a few times I came to the conclusion it just died. I have thought about changing the score the product receive to lower, but experience has told me that sometimes this just happens. If you happen to read this review after having one die, please leave a comment or contact me through the “Submit” tab!