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valleyreefs
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Overall   (3.7)
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fits Protanks and old aerotank nice and tight
CONS
bit expensive
have bought 4 of these, 3 to go on the kit SKU 1816305 and 1 for my own PT3, air flow is easy to adjust, but at the same time quite tight so does not spin about in your pocket... with the addition of SKU 1876302 will turn your old aerotank into the latest version would be nice to see these available for the mega tank too
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Overall   (4.7)
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spring loaded connector price
this is my second V5 in a year, the firts was dropped, driven over but still worked,however the 510 connector refused to work on some tanks, this new improved version rectifies the problem with a floating centrepin, a different readout display gives a handy battery level message every time you vape.... lots of the other newer bits IMO are mere gimmicks, I know what resistance my coils are, so don't need reminding every push, don't really need to know how long my puffs are either, also cannot really see me using the USB charger option either, this is to use your Vamo battery to charge a 3rd party item (phone etc) using an optional adaptor... but despite the gimmicks it does what it is supposed to do and it appears the annying issues on previous versions have been rectified (centrepin, flow holes in collar), nice price from FT, could buy 3 for the price of one in a UK retailer.... the mega aerotank is the same width and completes the setup nicely, even if it does look like Dr Whos sonic screwdiver
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Overall   (3.2)
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can be used with other coils
CONS
drains batteries refill not perfect
being a big fan of freemax / Vapeston products, having used the starre pro and Maganus Ni for quite some time I ordered one of these and had high expectations, unfortunately have been let down.... In theory, the new top fill design seems a great addition, but in practice have found that unless you get the speed / angle just right when filling it will overflow out of the DT hole, and some even runs through the bottom and out of the AFC holes at the bottom, although slightly more involved the starre pro / Maganus Ni top fill is more efficient. Now for the coil, recommended wattage is between 45-65watts, but will handle much higher, this is just as well, because the thing only really comes to life at 60watts or higher, flavour is slightly different over Ni or Kanthal, and it does produce thick clouds if that is your thing, but the downside to this is whereas I can run a 0.15 Ni coil for around 24hrs on my IPV4s, this thing gets through 2 sets a day (25r / 30q) with quite heavy usage...... verdict, if you want to go down the ceramic route, and don't mind heavy battery drain then buy the coil and use in either a starre or maganus tank with a more sensible fill method, FT now also do the scyllia tank, which is a variation on the same theme, unfortunately I cannot comment as to how good / different that is as have not seen one...... some good ideas, but failed in real life usage, now back on my old starre pro
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Overall   (5.0)
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great vapour great taste fits other tanks
CONS
none I can think of
OK,OK, I know of the family closeness between Freemax and Vapeston (apparently brothers in same factory), but as FT do not sell the Ni coils for the Starre pro I though I'd give these little babies a go, did try the Eleaf Ijust 2s as they do fit, but they are simply not as good as the Starre coils..... what can I say about these Maganus ones, they work as well, if not better than the genuine Freemax versions, and maybe just me, but they didn't seem to have the weird taste on the first few pulls...... Plenty of vapour and lots of taste, run at 425deg and 37 joules on an IPV4S, with a 70vg juice, have had to open the window as living room is looking like a 1970s east end bar, with a layer of fruity smelling vapour in place of smoke
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valleyreefs
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Overall   (5.0)
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nice shape and comfortable to use menu is quite easy once understood future proof with usb update socket FT price removable 2 x 18650 memory function
CONS
paint on outer case does scratch no setting lock
tossed up between this or the Sigelei 150TC, after seeing both went this route, looks nicer (in my opinion), battery cover is sturdier and it has a designated Ti menu. arrived in a nice sturdy box, along with a couple of bits of paperwork, one that mentioned not to use worn batteries, lift the foam insert and hidden underneath is the USB cable for updates... some have complained about scratches on screen on arrival, you will probably find this is in fact the screen protector... didn't realise mine had one till the corner started to peel... buttons feel solid and do not rattle, battery cover has a nice rubbery / velvet effect that is nice in the hand tried it with a kanthal .25 on the freemax pro to start with, straight away noticed a big difference at 40w over the istick, seems to push a lot more power through it... menu looked complicated at first, but after watching a couple of youtube videos it really is simple, 5 clicks of fire button to switch on, 5 further clicks to enter menu... each further click will scroll through the various sections, using the up/down buttons to adjust properties.... using in temp mode, you have a choice of Ni200 up to 50joules, or Ti up to 100 joules, to set resistance, press + - buttons together before vaping.... been using for about 3 weeks now, and loving it, slight bit of paint removal on bottom edge, but it is sat rattling on the dash of my lorry for most of the day, the battery cover is held on with what looks like ballbearings, they grip tightly but unsure how long they will last for, but even if worn a silicone case can be bought from FT for a couple of £.... impressed, yes so far, recommend, most definitely, going to order the D2 as a smaller pocket device for doggy walking etc
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