Hi all, I'm trying out these new CE4 tankomisers and did a first fill yesterday, as per the instruction leaflet..
Interesting new design... (here's the totally non-technical version and is purely my observation: a more technical person may come along and correct this...)
The mouthpiece fits over a silicon grommet which has a central hole, fitting over the central tube through which the air is drawn from a chamber at the bottom of the unit, housing the atomiser coil. The wick seems to be across the coil at the base of the air chamber, and protrudes slightly from a tiny hole either side, into the fluid chamber surrounding it. So I presume that when you draw on the mouthpiece, creating a vacuum in the air chamber housing the coil, capillary action pulls the fluid through the wick and onto the coil which it lies across, vapourising the fluid. In the base of the fluid chamber, below the wick holes, there's a silicon seal connecting to the base assembly.
I'm sure all the above is as clear as mud, so here's a couple of pictures.
So, I wiped out some excess primer fluid beaded on the inside of the tank; didn't bother blowing out, seemed a bit pointless as I found that the primer in the eGo-C has no taste and these are also so new on the market they haven't had time to sit on a shelf and get stale.... first fill done slowly and carefully, not to get any fluid into the central tube, all went well until I replaced the silicone sealing grommet at the top, when it became apparent that there was approx 2ml of chocolate fudge cake e-liquid on my desk and about half a ml in the CE4.
"Oopsie" I said, or words to that effect.
To cut to the chase, I found that replacing the top soft silicone grommet needs a little juggling, since the natural way to do it is to pick it up by the little "nipple" in the centre and press it back into place; however by pinching the nipple to pick it up between thumb and forefinger, I had sealed the hole and therefore when placing it back into the CE4 I had pushed all the fluid out of the bottom... in much the same way as the smokeymiser needs its bung replaced before holding it upright to seal the fluid chamber.
Having worked this out, future fills will now be simple... except it's quite fiddly to put that seal in without forcing fluid out of the bottom. If only that top seal were made of RIGID plastic, it would simplify replacing it and thus prevent this leakage possibility. I think there may be a lot of reports of inability to fill these successfully because of this, but of course this is my first attempt and the first CE4 for me..... perhaps this assessment will be updated later..
Next, cleaning the threads where the CE4 attaches to the battery. On the instruction leaflet it says to use a cotton bud for this purpose and that would be very simple if the cotton bud were thin enough to reach into the base of the thread assembly...I had to use a few tissues folded to a point in order to get right into the bottom of the thread.... but of course I had made a mess everywhere with the leakage.
At last, attached to a Tornado-C mega passthrough (ooooo, showing off there!) and tentatively vaped. Pulled through the juice needing a soft draw only and
Flavour is amazing
it gave one of my favourites a whole new dimension... clean taste, crisp and very full-bodied...
as good as the -C?
Certainly on a par.
Excellent vapour ....although I use a high proportion of VG in my mixes so vapour is always good for me, but each device has a different ability to perform and this one is certainly good on performance, both vapour and throat hit.
Oh, and here's my girlie bit.... it's VERY pretty
Now, if only the next version could have a rigid top seal.............