Tesla Vortek Intro
We take a look and review the Tesla sub ohm tank. The Tesla sub ohm tank features a massive 7ml tank capacity and comes with 0.2ohm and 0.5ohm Ni200 coils for temperature controlled sub ohm vaping. You can also purchase regular Kanthal coils in 0.2ohm and 0.5ohm for the Vortek. All of the coils feature juice flow control perfect for vaping with differing VG/PG ratios.
Let’s take a look at the Vortek in more depth below. We were kindly sent this tank by Gearbest for reviewing purposes.
Tesla Vortek Specs and Features
- Price: $23.69
- Wattage Range: 0-80W
- Tank Capacity: 7ml
- Coils Available: 0.5ohm (0-80W), 0.2ohm (0-80W), 0.2ohm Ni200 (temp) & 0.5ohm Ni200 (temp)
- Wicking material: 100% Pure Organic Cotton
- RBA: No RBA
- Diameter: 22mm
Vaping the Temp Sensing Ni200 Coils
The two coils that comes as standard with this tank and come with the kit, are Ni200 coils. These coils should not be used in wattage mode and should be used with a box mod capable of temperature controlled vaping. The SX mini for instance or the new SMOK X Cube II are both good options for temperature controlled vaping.
We used the Tesla Vortek with our Cloupor GT temp control box mod and used the 0.5ohm Ni200 coil. Make sure to let your coil saturate with e-liquid before using it for around 15-30 seconds. I usually also put some vape juice directly onto the coil before putting the tank together.
We got a great vape from the 0.5ohm Ni200 coil at around 180 degrees Celsius. The clouds were not huge, but that is the temperature we enjoy vaping at when it comes to Ni200 coils. What temperature you vape at, will come down to your personal preference, so have a play around the different temps to see which you prefer the most. The flavor from the coil was really good and this is probably down to the coils being horizontal ones.
We have recently been seeing a lot of vertical coils, but the Vortek coils are horizontal like the old Kanger ones. For me the air flow was far too restrictive for the type of direct lung inhale I like. This also means you won’t be cloud chasing huge clouds, if that happens to be your thing (this doesn’t bother me too much). The air flow is even more restrictive than the original Kanger Subtank Mini.
Overall the Ni200 coils vape well in temp control mode, but this tank just isn’t for me because of its restrictive air flow.
Juice Flow on the Coils
The coils feature three different juice flow holes. It says to use different juice flow holes for different wattages, but you shouldn’t be using wattages on Ni200 coils in the first place! Also I would think the juice flow holes will work better for differing PG/VG ratios rather than different wattages. For example you should use a smaller juice flow hole for a higher PG e-liquid and the larger e-juice hole for a max VG e-juice. The juice flow holes are a nice addition to the Tesla Vortek kit.
Decent Build Quality
The Tesla Vortek is a pretty solid sub ohm tank and feels very sturdy. It isn’t the smallest tank, due to its large e-juice capacity, but it seems well made and well put together.
Restrictive Air Flow
This was unfortunately a deal breaker for me if I were to have purchased this tank myself. The air flow is more restrictive than the original Kanger Subtank Mini, to give you some idea as to what the draw is like. This isn’t what I enjoy when sub ohm vaping, and I have grown accustomed to a nice airy draw, which I have now come to enjoy a lot. The draw on the Vortek is for me just too restrictive for sub ohm vaping. If you like more resistance in your draw then this could be the sub ohm tank for you.
Confusion over Ni200 Coils
The Tesla Vortek Ni200 coils come with wattage recommendations, which is confusing as there is nothing to then state that they are Ni200 coils for temperature control, apart from a very small TC sign. As far as I am concerned Ni200 coils should ONLY be used in temperature control mode and NEVER in normal wattage mode. The fact that the Vortek Ni200 coils mention just wattage, and don’t mention Ni200 is in my view plain wrong and dangerous. There is also no manual that comes with the Vortek to explain any of this!
No RBA and No Top Fill
The Tesla Vortek isn’t top fill, which has these days become the standard and makes re-filling so much easier than bottom filling. The Vortek also doesn’t feature an RBA section, which will put off some of those vapers who like to make their own coils. This isn’t the sub ohm tank for you if that is the case!
The Tesla Vortek isn’t a sub ohm tank for me due to the restrictive air flow and lack of top fill. It does however have a lot of things going for it: 7ml e-juice capacity, cheap price and good temp sensing Ni200 coils with juice flow control. If these attributes look appealing to you, then by all means take a look at this sub ohm tank, as in temperature control mode, it does vape very well on its Ni200 coils and produce good flavor. It is just the restrictive air flow that is a deal breaker for me personally.
That’s just my opinion, so would love to hear yours in the comments section below!