SMOK VCT PRO REVIEW

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SMOK VCT PRO REVIEW

Smok Technology is creating some of the best-designed tanks from the shores of China today and is now rated in the top two Companies producing E-Cigarettes from this part of the world.

This is due to some imaginative thinking on the part of their engineers to overcome problems with the dissipation of heat, currently experienced by cloud chasers vaping at ever increasing temperatures that still includes great performance matched with style, and at a very affordable price.

Evolved from the VCT the VCT Pro is a whole new concept created specifically with the Sub Ohm vaper in mind.

The inclusion of dual vertical coils in 0.2 Ω & 0.6 Ω resistances with an increased rectangular shaped surface area for better performance when using thicker E-liquids, along with larger air intake slots helping to increase the production of vapour, and using only 100% Natural Organic Cotton to improve both wicking and flavour.

Designed in a size which can hold up to 5ml of E-liquid, which you are most definitely going to need, it appears at first glance to be a huge improvement over its predecessor.

Look cool and stay cool, I assume, was the brief on this design, and team Smok appears not to have missed the opportunity to attempt to provide on either count.  The VCT Pro sees some useful improvements, especially with heat dissipation slots around the non-metallic glass drip tip, and the inclusion of a heating fan situated just below it.

Unboxing

The Smok Tech VCT Pro Contents includes the following contents:
1 x VCT Pro
1 x Adjustable Wide-Bore Stainless Steel and Glass Drip Tip
1 x 0.2Ω VCT Pro E2 Dual Vertical Coil
1 x 0.6Ω VCT Pro E2 Dual Vertical Coil
1 x Replacement Glass Tank
4 x Replacement O-Rings (in a choice of two colour O-ring options Red & Black)
1 x Instruction Manual
An outline of the product can be found on the reverse side of the box.

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What’s New

0.2ohm (30w-80w) plus 0.6ohm (15w-30w) dual vertical coil head with 100% Organic cotton included
Capacity 5ml Pyrex (Glass tank)
Airflow adjustable drip tip (Recommended 30W-80W)
Fully Adjustable Airflow control
Diameter 22mm
Dimensions 22mmx71.5mm
Weight 58.5g
Threading 510 Compatible

Please check the warranty period should there be any be included with the VCT Pro before purchasing. This may differ depending on your location, but I believe it is
30 days from the date of the original acquisition.

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Performance

I have used a selection of three different E-juices with varying PG/VG mixtures from Space Jam, Cuttwood, and Mad Mikes, plus two devices for the purpose of testing the VCT during this review that includes the X Pro M80 Plus, and the Style Of Mojo Chi You Megan.

REACH compliant

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.

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Arriving with two different colour options The Smok VCT Pro is an upgrade to the popular VCT offering you a cooler vaping experience in a simple and straightforward design that holds up to 5ml of E-liquid with two coil resistance options in 0.2 Ω &0.6 Ohm’s respectively.

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 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 has added heat fins as well, further reducing the build up of heat within the tank itself and adding to the VCT Pro’s simple but stylish appearance.

The large 5ml capacity Glass Pyrex body is a well-constructed housing too with an extended metal air stem helping to maximise the space inside to hold this amount of E-Liquid.

The newly designed vertical dual coils made in the U.S.A have wide rectangular open slots allowing for improved wicking of thicker VG based E-liquids and easy priming of the Japanese Organic cotton inside, along with canthal wire shows how much work and forethought has gone into this latest coil design.

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 not only the well for seating the coils but 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.

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Conclusion

The VCT Pro is another great performing tank from Smok taking into account that it has been designed for the Sub Ohm market; there are clearly improvements over the original VCT.

Dissipation of heat due to the newly designed drip tip and fins was noticeable particularly if you feel the heat within the stainless steel sections of the tank when vaping at higher  temperatures compared to that of the glass drip tip itself, however vapour production was only marginally improved, with taste being in the same category as that of other Organic cotton coils that are currently being produced. I would also suggest closing off the airflow situated beneath the drip tip when vaping at lower temperatures to improve draw and vapour production.

Personally, I have found the horizontal placement of the coil seems to produce better flavour than a vertically set coil. With that said, wicking of a thicker E-liquid saw a noticeable improvement, and priming of the coil itself far easier due to the large rectangular holes that are provided.

With the temperatures that consumers will use the VCT Pro at, it was smart forward thinking to include a large capacity 5ml glass tank with an extended centre post that can be emptied fairly rapidly at 30W and above.

No noticeable leakage of the E-liquid has ben detected during this review, however, as I have mentioned 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.

It is clear to me that two distinct markets have emerged. One for the growing Sub Ohm market and one for the non-Sub Ohm market. Therefore offering a range of different coil resistances and tank designs for both in each category, with current and future coil designs that are not only interchangeable but most importantly backwards compatible will make this a far more appealing choice for the consumer and vendor alike.

After all, it’s quality, not quantity backed up by a robust and reliable performance that always wins at the end of the day, along with easy access to replaceable and interchangeable parts! (Coils) giving us the option to vape at the temperatures we choose in a range of tanks that suits us best!

Expected price to be around the £18.00 $27.00 mark.

For more information on the VCT Pro, please contact Smok Technology directly via their website or your nearest local stockist.

All products are sent directly by the manufacturer for review

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Smok Technology
3rd Floor of TeAn Jiejing Nengyuan Technology Building,
Langshan 2nd Road,
Northern Area of the Science &Technology Park,
Nanshan District,
Shenzhen China
info@smoktech.com
smok@smoktech.com
+ 86 755 26977815
+ 86 136 3155 3159 (Mobile)

 

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Join the conversation! 2 Comments

  1. Mine had just fallen apart after 2 months of use, the base piece came apart into 3 pieces. Not happy with it. Starting to have the same problem with my GCT so I guess it is a common problem with Smok tanks.

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  2. I liked it at first, so I ordered new coils (authentic of course). It seems that all my new coils are impossible to prime properly, no matter what I do I end up with a weird burnt type taste. I can’t figure it out, I’ve contacted smok (not very helpful). Maybe something wrong with the tank?? It does get pretty hot, starting from the bottom. Maybe my coils are getting too hot and it’s messing with the flavor..

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