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160 Dripbox by Kangertech
160 Dripbox by Kangertech

160 Dripbox by Kangertech

Commercial characteristics of the box

  • Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: Oxygen
  • Price of the tested product: 74.9 Euros
  • Product category according to its selling price: Mid-range (from 41 to 80 euros)
  • Mod type: Variable power electronics and temperature control
  • Is the mod telescopic? No
  • Maximum power: 160 watts
  • Maximum voltage: Not communicated
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: 0.1Ω in power and 0.05Ω in CT
  • Content in milliliters announced by the manufacturer: bottom feeder (bottle 7ml)

for the atomizer

  • Atomizer type: BF dripper
  • Number of resistances allowed: 2
  • Resistor type: rebuildable
  • Type of wicks supported: cotton, Fiber Freaks

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

After the Dripbox Starter Kit, Kangertech offers us a set-up that includes an electronic box with a suitable dripper and pre-mounted in double coil with a resistive clapton type.

This set, like the previous mechanical model of the brand, is equipped with a bottom feeder device with a bottle of 7ml in the box, as a reservoir to mechanically feed the dripper by a manual pumping system.

Ergonomically shaped, this box was largely inspired by the design of the Reuleaux but only supports two batteries to offer us all the same power from 7W to 160W.

Functional, easy to use and convenient, it also allows you to enjoy temperature control with Ni200, titanium, stainless steel and nichrome.

The dripper consists of a removable tray and two double-drilled studs for easy assembly. This dripper is well thought out with a tank located in a double bottom that recovers the liquid instead of stagnating on the shelf, but it does not leak as the surplus juice falls back into the bottle.

This kit is available in three colors: black, white or steel. It is an interesting set-up, very complete, with a rate quite correct. All you need is the liquid and the batteries that require a discharge intensity of 30A.

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Physical characteristics and felt quality of the box

  • Product Width or Diameter in mms: 51 x 41
  • Product Length or Height in mms: 84
  • Product weight in grams: 226 without batteries (and without dripper) and 345 gr with battery
  • Material composing the product: Steel resulting from a specific work (zinc alloy)
  • Form Factor type: Classic box - Reuleaux type
  • Decorative style: Classic
  • Quality of decoration: Good
  • Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
  • All components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
  • Fire button position: Lateral near the top cap
  • Fire button type: Mechanical plastic on contact rubber
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 2
  • Type of user interface buttons: Mechanical plastic on contact rubber
  • Quality of the interface button (s): Good, the button is reactive
  • Number of parts in the product: 3
  • Number of threads: 1
  • Quality of the threads: Good
  • Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes

of the atomizer

  • Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 22
  • Length or height of the product in mms as it is sold, but without its drip tip if it is present, and regardless of the length of the connection: 26
  • Weight in grams of the product as sold, with its drip tip if it is present: 28
  • Material composing the product: Stainless steel, PMMA
  • Form Factor type: BF dripper
  • Number of component parts without screws and washers: 4
  • Number of threads: 2
  • Quality of the threads: Good
  • Number of O-rings, Dript-Tip excluded: 5
  • Quality of O-rings present: Good
  • O-Ring Positions: Drip-Tip Connection, Top Cap - Tank, Bottom Cap - Tank, Other
  • Capacity in milliliters actually usable: Not Applicable
  • Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes

Rating of the vapelier as to feelings quality: 3.6 / 5 3.6 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

The box is zinc alloy, it looks sturdy. The black coating does not mark too much fingerprints but beware with the liquid, greasy stains on a matte finish are quickly spotted.

Under the box, there are two flaps. One is totally detached because it holds with two small magnets and gives access to the bottle for filling. Its maintenance is firm but be careful because it is still easy to open ... or lose it. The second flap closes the access to the batteries. It is in the form of a hatch whose hinge is mounted on spring. It opens perfectly by pushing the striated button on it. The direction of the batteries is indicated inside this hatch and it is enough to push it to close it.

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The 510 connection is made of stainless steel for better durability with a non-adjustable pin and drilled in the center to circulate the liquid to the dripper.

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The adjustment buttons, like the switch, are red plastic. They are not very pretty and the material does not value them but they work very well even if they are a little shaky.

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The bottle with a capacity of 7ml is flexible plastic, well adapted to its function, in which a metal rod is dipped for the supply of juice to the ato. The system is much more stable than a flexible hose and especially more robust.

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On each side of the box, there are two sets of 8 holes that provide ventilation of the box and, on the top-cap, we have the Kangertch logo embedded in the material with the name of the box "Dripbox 160"

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The atomizer is made of stainless steel with a matte black coating, matching the box. It consists of four parts: the base, the removable tray, the tank and the top-cap.

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The top-cap is inseparable from the drip-tip. The set is in PMMA and clearly allows not to drive the heat to the lips. A filter of the same material is provided to avoid splashing liquid, it is easily clipped just under the drip-tip.

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The tank is quite thin and has two long cyclops type slots (12mm x 2mm), and two 2mm holes of diameter.

The pierced pin is made of brass and can be adjusted by gently pulling it since it is not screwed.

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The velocity style tray has fairly close studs (7 mm spacing between holes) and the holes are quite comfortable with 1.5mm in diameter, which allowed me even to use a thick 0.6mm kanthal to make my resistances.

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A correct set even if the quality of manufacture remains debatable.

Functional features of the box

  • Type of chipset used: Owner
  • Connection type: 510
  • Adjustable positive plot? No, a flush mount can only be guaranteed through an adjustment of the positive atomizer pad if it allows it
  • Lock system ? Electronic
  • Quality of the locking system: Excellent, the chosen approach is very practical
  • Features offered by mod: Battery charge display, Resistance value display, Short circuit protection from atomizer, Reverse battery polarity protection, Display of current vape voltage , Display of the power of the current vape, Variable protection against overheating of the atomizer resistors, Temperature control of the resistors of the atomizer
  • Accusability: 18650
  • Does the mod support stacking? No
  • Number of batteries supported: 2
  • Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Yes
  • Does the mod offer a recharge feature? Charging function possible via Micro-USB
  • Is the recharge function pass-through? Yes
  • Does the mode offer a Power Bank function? No power bank function offered by the mod
  • Does the mode offer other functions? No other function offered by the mod
  • Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes
  • Maximum diameter in mms of compatibility with an atomizer: 22
  • Accuracy of the output power at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the power demanded and the real power
  • Accuracy of the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage

of the atomizer

  • Connection type: 510
  • Adjustable positive plot? No, a flush mount can only be guaranteed through an adjustment of the positive atomizer pad if it allows it
  • Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes, variable
  • Diameter in mms maximum of the air regulation possible: 8
  • Minimum diameter in mms of the air regulation possible: 0.1
  • Positioning of the air regulation: Opposite and taking advantage of the resistances
  • Spray chamber type: Conventional / Wide
  • Heat dissipation of the product: good

Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 4.5 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

The dripbox offers us a power capacity up to 160W with a start at 7W. It also has the temperature control mode with different resistive (NI200, titanium, nichrome and stainless steel) with an operating margin between 100 ° C and 315 ° C (or between 200 ° F and 600 ° F). The minimum resistance allowed is 0.05Ω in temperature control and 0.1Ω for power mode.

It does not have, strictly speaking, menu but has a very simple operation.

With a micro-USB port, it can be recharged by this means even if I advise you to use a traditional charger. The internal spare option may be used in case of displacement or emergency. Note the need to use batteries whose discharge intensity must be 30A.

For security, she warns:

- Short circuits
- Of the absence of atomizer
- Protection against PCB overload
- the reversal of the polarity of the batteries
- Long duration on the switch (more than 10s)
- Deep discharges to prevent your battery from emptying completely, which would cause internal damage.

Of course, its main function is the bottom-feeding. To do this, it has a metal tube over its entire length, from its 510 connection, which fits into a flexible plastic bottle that holds up to 7ml of e-liquid.

This set, integrated in the bowels of the beautiful, is based on a pumping system that raises the juice from the bottom of the bottle to the pin of the mod to get on the tray of the atomizer (provided it has also a pine pierced in its center, as is the case here). The bottom of the bottle is wedged by a magnetic hatch and, on the top, a tip serves as a stopper around the metal rod and seals.

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The functions of the atomizer are also very simple since it is a dripper with a removable and interchangeable tray (a second tray is provided but it is not identical to the one already in place). Velocity type.

The holes of the studs, with a diameter of 1.2mm, are wide enough to use a large section wire.

The tray is pierced with two holes in the center and is screwed on the base which has a small bowl and a perforated rim around the edge. The advantage of this system: allow the liquid to rise very quickly but also not to stagnate on the board.

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The tank is equipped with four airholes on each side and opposes two small holes with two slots for a better adjusted airflow. They are located on the top, ready of the top cap, and their size confers a suction very airy or very tight, according to your setting.

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The drip-tip is inseparable from the top-cap and will not allow you to use another drip-tip than that which is provided to you. However, top-cap material can dissipate heat well.

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Evaluation of the packaging

  • Presence of a box accompanying the product: Yes
  • Would you say that the packaging is up to the price of the product? Yes
  • Presence of a user manual? Yes
  • Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? Yes
  • Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes

Vapelier's note on packaging: 5 / 5 5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on conditioning

The packaging is wonderful. Nice, solid, complete with a lot of little stuff and more. Big Kangertech who cares for his clients and we like that!

In a large rigid cardboard box, tidy, we find the set-up already mounted with double clapton resistors for a value of 0.25Ω and wicks, but there are also:

- A micro-USB charging cable
- A capsule that includes a replacement mounting plate, ready to use, double coil with cotton (but it's not the same in single hole on each pad)
- An additional soft bottle
- An awl key with 2 pre-mounted clapton resistors and 4 screws not included
- A filter for projections of liquid that clips on the top-cap
- A cotton bag
- A guarantee certificate
- A user manual in English and French.

Grandiose !!!

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Appreciations in use for the box

  • Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Nothing works, requires a shoulder bag
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
  • Easy to change the batteries: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
  • Did the mod heat up? No
  • Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No
  • Description of situations in which the product has experienced erratic behavior

For the atomizer

  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing in the street
  • Filling facilities: by pressure
  • Easy to change resistors: Easy but requires a workspace
  • Is it possible to use this product throughout the day with several vials of EJuice? Yes perfectly
  • Was there leak after one day of use? No

Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 4 / 5 4 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

For the box, its operation is so simple that it does not even use a menu to access the functions, incredible!

- 5 clicks on the switch: turns on / off the box
- 3 clicks on the switch: selects the type of resistive. To change the resistive, press 3 again
- When you are in the chosen mode, press the + and - buttons to adjust your choice
- Press 2s on [+] and [-]: you change the orientation of the screen
- Press [+] and switch: change the background color of the screen
- Press the three buttons at the same time to lock the adjustment buttons

The main function of this setup is the bottom feeding. This requires especially the two products (box-ato) to have a pierced pin for the exchange of fluid by pumping on the flexible bottle to feed the wick juice by simply pressing on the bottle, without the need for a atomizer with tank.

For this, you must first fill the bottle. The manipulations are simple. Unlike the dripbox choke, it is useless to make a boot, the liquid rises immediately without the need to soak the wick beforehand.

The realization of the assembly is very easily, even with a resistive large diameter. The tray can be unscrewed to be prepared on a table leaving ample room for installation.

Ergonomics is also well suited, despite an imposing size for a double 18650 battery. The edges have a rounded shape that remains pleasant in hand.

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During use in power mode, this box is supposed to recognize the atomizer change and ask if it is a "new coil: o / n? ". However, this question was not asked to me and, many times, I had to switch when I removed the atomizer for the new resistance is taken into account. So watch out when you change your resistance and take care that the question is asked. Then press [+] for yes and [-] to keep the same resistive value.

Autonomy, for its part, remains normal. Compatibility with other products is not a problem. I used various atomizers to test this box, with both a classic dripper and a tank-equipped atomizer, no problem. It is the same with a "Tsunami" equipped with a BF pin (photo attached), the transmission of fluid is perfect!

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Recommendations for use for the box

  • Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
  • Number of batteries used during testing: 2
  • With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, Dripper Bottom Feeder, A Classical Fiber, In Sub-ohm Mount, Genesis Rebuildable
  • With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? a BF of 22mm of maximum diameter
  • Description of the test configuration used: setup present with the assembly already supplied for a double coil of 0.25Ω
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: that of the test configuration used

For the atomizer

  • With which type of mod is it advisable to use this product? Electronics AND Mechanics
  • With which mod model is it advisable to use this product? any mod electro or meca
  • With which type of EJuice is it advisable to use this product? 50 / 50

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.3 / 5 4.3 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

An unbeatable price / quality ratio for this Dripbox 160 which is absolutely complete, in spite of an average manufacturing quality, but a sufficiently powerful operation.

The only big defect of this box is the recognition of the new resistance, capricious. It is easy to overcome but still think about it.

A package that offers great possibilities thanks to its high power, these different working modes and the compatibility with other materials.

Priming is easy and no leakage was observed thanks to the base which has a tank under its tray.

The atomizer tray gives the possibility to make assemblies with big wire but is still limited by the spacing of the studs and the diameter, however honorable, holes in 1.2mm which limits the resistances with worked or braided son who need big powers and more space.

An exceptional and very complete packaging that is important to emphasize as it is exceptional. A very successful set-up.

Sylvie.I

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