The ever increasing range of high-quality products from Smok Tech just keeps on coming. With the launch of their latest 160W temperature controlled X Cube II and accompanying TFV4 Tank to be released at the same time, I thought it was time to review the TCT ahead of the launches to see how the current temperature sensing dual 0.15 pure nickel Sub Ohm coils performed for you.
Using stainless steel and Pyrex glass with a 5.5ml capacity, this tank has been created primarily to be used with temperature controlled devices in mind, which appears to be the next big step forward in vaping technology allowing for greater safety as the Nickel wire allows the device to monitor and limit the temperature of the coil and thereby reduce the risk of dry burning and inhaling any carbonyl compounds (Carbonyl is a chemical that can form when Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin the two principal solvents in e-liquid degrade) along with improved consistency.
1 x Complete SMOK TCT Sub-Ohm Tank
2 x Smoktech TCT 0.15 Ni-200 coils (1x Pre-Installed & 1x Spare)
1 x Extra replacement Pyrex glass housing
4 x Red replacement O-rings
4 x Black replacement O-rings
1 x User Manual
An outline of the product can be found on the reverse side of the outer sleeve.
Dimensions: 22mm x 71.5mm
Tank Capacity is: 5.5ml
A choice of three coloured O-Rings is also Included. (Red, Green, and Black)
Re-configured drip tip to help improve both airflow and heat dissipation.
Rectangular shaped liquid intake holes with an increased diameter.
0.15-ohm Dual vertical coils (Temperature: 400-600F Recommended)
Please check the warranty period should there be any included with the Smok TCT prior to purchase. This might differ depending on your location, but I believe it is 30 days from the date of purchase.
I have used a selection of two different E-Liquids with varying PG/VG mixtures from Space Jam, and LongHorn Vapors new Psycho E-Liquids, plus two devices for the purpose of testing the Smok TCT during the course of this review which include the X Pro M80 Plus, and the Vapor Shark rDNA 40 (on loan!).
If you intend to use this range of E-Liquids, please make sure they meet the current requirements set out by your countries regulatory bodies.
For EU countries, more information on this can be found here along with REACH’s partner agencies from around the globe.
E-Liquids may contain diacetyl (DA) and acetyl propionyl (AP) or other carcinogenic ingredients or disease-causing substances, so please be aware of this and seek medical advice before using any of the products used in my reviews.
People can also suffer from allergies to chemicals that may be present in the makeup of certain types of E-liquids or produced in their vapour. People can become sensitive to, or even allergic to Nickel or Titanium used in Temperature Controlled designed coils.
Again, please be aware of this and seek medical advice before using any of the products used in my reviews. Also, check with your E-liquid supplier or the equipment manufacturers directly before purchase and use.
And never leave your device charging unattended, make sure you are using the recommended battery if one is required for your device, and always remember, SAFETY FIRST.
Arriving in three different colour options The Smok TCT is based on the current and very popular VCT Pro offering you an improved cooler vaping experience, in a simple and straightforward design, that holds up to 5.5ml of E-liquid.
A redesign of the 510 drip tip is the first thing you’ll notice to help prevent the build-up of heat in the mouthpiece. Made of Pyrex glass instead of stainless steel, a well-known thermally conductive material and with the inclusion of a small adjustable air intake slot situated just beneath it, which helps to minimise the transfer of heat (slipstream) and increase the airflow at the same time, producing an airier and cooler vape when fully opened.
The drip tip is seated firmly into the top cap where you will also notice that Smok included heat fins as well, further reducing the build up of heat within the tank itself and adding to the TCT simple but stylish appearance.
The large 5.5ml Capacity Glass Pyrex body is a well-constructed housing too, with an extended metal air stem helping to maximize space inside to hold this amount of E-Liquid.
The latest designed dual 0.15Ω (0.3Ω) Ni200 replaceable temperature sensing, pure nickel, vertical coils have wide rectangular open slots allowing for improved wicking of thicker VG based E-liquids and easy priming of the Japanese Organic cotton housed inside.
Filling only requires you to remove the base cap from the main body of the tank and place a few drops of E-liquid onto the top centre of the coil heads (0.3-0.5ml recommended) along with enough E-liquid dripped onto the organic cotton through the two rectangular openings to avoid burning it. Turn the tank upside down and pour in your E-liquid, taking care not to get any inside the central air tube as you do so. Replace the base cap and you should be ready to go.
The base cap contains the well for seating the coils, and also the main airflow control system, allowing you to adjust the amount of airflow that you require helping not only to increase vapour production but also the type of draw you prefer, be it loose or tight.
The current SMOK TCT (Temperature Controlled Tank) works and works very well indeed. Remember, the TCT has been primarily created in order to take full advantage of the benefits Temperature Controlled Devices (TCD’s) can offer over that of the VV/VW versions, still widely used by the majority of vapers today.
I have personally been amazed by the overall improvement in the reproduction of flavour, creating a pure unimpaired taste in temp limiting mode over that of VV/VW. In future, I will only opt to use this method of vaping for myself and of course for future E-Liquid reviews. Performance has been flawless throughout the review, and the TCT has worked extremely well on both the devices I have used it with over the course of this review.
The main body of the tank is solidly constructed with easy access for both filling and cleaning the tank and with a capacity to hold up to 5.5 ml of juice for the cloud chasers out there. All parts are made to the very high and exacting standards that we have come to expect from Smok Technologies products, and they have not let us down with this model in any way, shape or form.
The new 0.15Ω dual Ni-200 vertical coils are made from stainless steel that houses Japanese Organic Cotton inside, allowing for easy wicking of the E-Liquids I have used in this review and I would assume most of the thicker based E- liquids (Higher VG content) as well, due to the increased diameter of the inlet holes on the outer steel casing.
Fully adjustable airflow slots situated at the base helps to provide a wide variety of draw options as well as increasing vapour production depending on the temperature you happen to be using at the time. And with further fine-tuning and cooling available just below the drip tip with an included heating fan, it appears that Smok has all options covered here too.
No noticeable leakage of the E-liquid was detected during the course of this review, however as I have mentioned continually in previous reviews, seating the air slots above the glass tank instead of at the base will minimise the threat of this happening further still. This is becoming even more important now with new regulation set to recommend closed tank systems because of this very problem, as early as next year here in the UK & Europe.
July should see the introduction of not just one, but two new amazing Temperature Controlled devices arriving from Smok. The latest X Cube II which is an extremely feature rich device that is going to sell out in no time at all, so a heads up on this.
Also, a very stylish model named the Koopor Mini in a choice of vibrant colour schemes. So if these two new additions to the family don’t whet your appetite, then try the new TFV4 top filling tank as well!
Expect the price for the TFT to be around £18.00 – $27.00 respectively.
For further information on the Smok TCT, please contact Smok Tech directly via their website or your nearest local stockiest.
Thanks to SMOKTECH for providing the Technical specifications for this review and Images of the TCT.
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