The customer demand for anything with the word Turbo on it has been on high for 6 months. The engineering until now hasn’t been up to a point that only an online retailer could sell them due to liability issues involving turbo breakage. The Horizontech Artic Turbo Tank doesn’t suffer from any failures in the turbo department including the dual use of the word with their new 6 coil build pumping up the ability to absorb more watts than its competitors.
As with anything built in China, we did find some engineering flaws with the tank overall. The tank design (and even worse in its off-brand clones) suffers from puffess interuptess. Intermittent drags caused by the bottom button assembly being a fixed length piece. Therefore coupling this tank with a mod that doesn’t have an adjustable contact head can get the dreaded “NO ATOMIZER” warning.
Also the material used in the contact button is that cheap shiny pot metal that makes for poor surface contact and allowing fluid to get down to the coil contact points with this button. Basically this is a very high end and capable tank with minor manufacturing flaws that are easily overcome with proper cleaning and maintenance but should not be bought by customers who let their gear get gummy and burnt beyond use.
Coupling this with right mod is very important as well. This is a super low Ohm tank using 3 .6 ohm dual coils to create a .2 approximately overall resistance. This scenario does allow us to use the variable box mod to troubleshoot our tank. If the first coil isn’t making proper contact you will see your resistance feedback on your box tell you .4 ohm instead of .2. This means your firing on 4 coils instead of 6. So would be the same with the second isn’t making full contact jumping to .5 or better.
Tanks built before the Artic Turbo tank haven’t really been able to go above 30 watts without specialize coils or complete false feedback by the mod itself. This is a huge step forward in nicotine and other drug delivery with the very large bell curve of wattage delivery the user is able to both define their nicotine output from the wattage setting and still control their flavor without stepping over one to get the other.
You get a completely different smoke feel going from a quality Mechanical Mod like the Lotus Dual Battery box mod (We set it around 4.7 volts) to the new Tesla 80Watt single batter Variable watt mod. The Kanger 50 watt mods really couldn’t push the tank even set to max but the New Kanger 60 watt mods had no problem even as low as 30 watts. I ran it for the first week on a Tesla 160 watt Wood box dual battery mod with the sweet spot for my Snake Oil (90-10 VG-PG 1.5 nic with 30Mg CBD Oil) Since I use my Snake oil (CBD) for arthritis I know within a day or so if the CBD is not getting enough watts to be released.
Artic tank designs tend to use more fluid per puff than other brands and the Artic turbo has added a rubber to the top of the tank to prevent fast moving air from dragging unheated fluid into the draw. Keeping in mind that the nicotine doesn’t release from the VG until at least 16 watts is applied to it this is allowing for this artic to much less fluid as the user just doesn’t inhale and expel the nicotine without absorption.
The clones of this tank hit the market the SAME day as the brand name and we had customers bringing us the clones to show us the problems they were having and the clones DO NOT have the turbo fan. So while the coil setup may be able to take the 120 watt (theoretical) that temperature of VG will burn going down causing the user to turn down the mod to a point that the wattage is too low to release the Nicotine again. The Turbo feature is there to allow for a solid release of the two fluids and keep them in a vapor form while separated without adding heat to the lungs, one of the major problems with cigarettes and uncontrolled mods.
Since the coils are put in via friction to an O-ring they are subject to movement. I.E. you drop your mod and it lands on the tank expect the energy of the drop to shift your coils “UP” and away from solid contact with the metal plunger that moves current from your mod. Also take care when putting your coils in to put them in a “Triangle pattern with the Cotton facing inward so that you can see 6 cotton holes when you reinsert to the tank. This will prevent premature burnout of your coils.
The maintenance issues are not burdensome and this tank is hands down ahead of the market and variable watt mods are playing catch up to make use of the design.
Coupling this tank with a Tesla or Lotus mod is a great step up purchase for the user who already owns a Kanger Starter Kit. Our only true negative on this tank was the complete elimination of profit by industry wholesalers. We addressed this issue with both VaporBeast and VaporWorld both blamed the other killing profitability on brand new to the market concepts. The truth is neither one of these companies has any respect for retailers.