Down With Coils!
Guo Vape’s Altus tank is a novel attempt at greatly increasing convenience for vapers. Sub-ohm tanks are hugely popular right now, but replacing coils every week or so can get expensive. While rebuildable tank atomizers (RTAs) offer better performance and greater flexibility while using inexpensive consumables, many vapers aren’t able or willing to rebuild. The Altus attempts to offer pure flavor delivered by a heating element that can last for years. In the interview above, Guo Vape COO & chief engineer David Guo talks about the coil-less atomizer that he designed.
Enter the Altus
The Altus was designed by David Guo, a physicist that wanted to get his uncle off of tobacco cigarettes. Using his unique expertise, Guo came up with a tank system that’s extremely easy to work with and has distinct features. At the heart of the Altus is the central vaping unit (CVU). According to the company, the CVU is a “high thermo-conductive ceramic that conducts heat as fast as aluminum. Our advanced ceramic is fused with a conductive tungsten trace for a true coiless design.”
Guo Vape claims that the CVU offers clean flavor and fast heating, without the burning that can happen with traditional coils.
In the video above, Guo talks about the Altus’ features and shows how easy it is to work with. All you need to do is wick the CVU and fill it up with e-liquid. The wicking process is simple; you fold over a piece of cotton over the CVU and snip off the excess. The whole thing should take most vapers two minutes or less.
In addition to demonstrating how easy the Altus is to build and going over its features, Guo talks about the temperature control compatibility of his tank. While many vapers have been successfully using the Altus under nickel temperature control settings, Guo talks about using TCR and TFR for optimal performance.
Altus, the Next Generation
At the time this interview was filmed, Guo was working on the Altus T1. The next-generation tank addresses some of the criticisms the original received. A top-fill system makes it even easier to work with, while an improved CVU offers better performance. Expect coverage on the Altus T1 on Vaping360 in the near future. For now, please let me know what you think of the original Altus and the technology behind it.