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Dripbox starter Kit by Kangertech
Dripbox starter Kit by Kangertech

Dripbox starter Kit by Kangertech

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: MyFree-Cig
  • Price of the tested product: 39.90 Euros
  • Product category according to its selling price: Entry level (from 1 to 40 euros)
  • Mod type: Mechanical without kick support possible
  • Is the mod telescopic? No
  • Maximum power: Not applicable
  • Maximum voltage: Not applicable
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: Not applicable

For the atomizer

  • Atomizer type: dripper
  • Number of resistances allowed: 2
  • Resistor type: rebuildable
  • Type of wicks supported: cotton
  • Quantity in milliliters announced by the manufacturer: bottom feeder

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

The Kangertech Dripbox Starter Kit is a set-up that includes a mechanical box with a dripper. The advantage of this set is the device called "bottom feeder" which includes a tank with a capacity of 7ml in the box to mechanically feed the dripper by a pumping system.

This product comes in three colors: white, black or red. Its appearance is sober and the template is compact. It is a low-cost set-up since the set is proposed at less than 40 euros and ready to vaper, until the assembly that is provided with the resistance and the cotton and an additional pre-mounted tray.

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Physical characteristics and felt quality of the box

  • Product Width or Diameter in mms: 45 x 22
  • Product Length or Height in mms: 80
  • Product weight in grams: 137grs with battery
  • Material constituting the product: Stainless steel, Anodised aluminum
  • Form Factor Type: Classic Box - VaporShark 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: 0
  • UI button type: No other button
  • Quality of interface button (s): Not applicable interface button
  • Number of parts in the product: 4
  • Number of threads: 3
  • Quality of the threads: Average
  • Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes

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Physical characteristics and feel quality 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: 25
  • Weight in grams of the product as sold, with its drip tip if it is present: 30
  • Material composing the product: Stainless steel
  • Type of Form Factor: dripper
  • Number of component parts without screws and washers: 3
  • Number of threads: 2
  • Quality of the threads: Excellent
  • 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
  • Capacity in milliliters actually usable: NC
  • Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes

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Rating of the vapelier as to feelings quality: 4.2 / 5 4.2 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

About the boxit is made of anodized aluminum, a very soft and slightly glossy coating that does not mark fingerprints. Its 510 connection is made of stainless steel for better durability with a non-adjustable pin and drilled at its center to circulate the liquid to the dripper.

Although the switch is plastic, it is almost completely integrated into the box and responds perfectly to the requests.

The bottle serving as a reservoir is made of flexible plastic, a material well suited to its function, in which a metal rod is dipped for the supply of the juice to the ato. The system is much more stable than a flexible hose and especially more robust.

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Under the box, the choice of the flap to maintain the bottle is certainly convenient but being just maintained by two magnets, there is a risk of losing easily.

On the side of the access to the battery, it is a knurled screw in two parts which closes this opening and also makes contact. Its threading is not always very easy to catch. On the other hand the second part is well thought since it allows to use also nipple batteries thanks to its possibility of adjustment.

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On the opposite side of the switch, a large hole in the form of KangerTech logo ensures ventilation of the battery in case of excessive heating.

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The atomizer is made of stainless steel, with a matching coating to the box, to be fully fitting. Its size is average and it decomposes into 4 very simple parts: the base, the removable tray, the tank and the top-cap inseparable from the drip-tip.

The tray is screwed perfectly on its base and leaves plenty of room for a double coil assembly. The two studs have only one hole with a diameter of 1.5mm each to fix the legs.

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The airholes are quite tall and very wide, with a size of 12mm x 2mm.

The top-cap is in delrin and inseparable from the drip-tip which has a good internal opening of 12mm of diameter.

Pine, as for the box, is not adjustable and is drilled in the center to allow the passage of liquid from the box to the tray.

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Mounting Delivered

A suitable set, which is far from artisanal but good ... for the price, this set-up is of quality quite correct.

Functional features of the box

  • Type of chipset used: None / Mechanical
  • 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 ? Mechanical
  • Quality of the locking system: Bad, the chosen approach is tedious or not practical
  • Features offered by the mod: None / Mod Méca
  • Accusability: 18650
  • Does the mod support stacking? No
  • Number of batteries supported: 1
  • 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? No
  • 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 pad of the battery or the mod on which it will be installed
  • Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes, variable
  • Diameter in mms maximum of the air regulation possible: 10
  • 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: 3.8 / 5 3.8 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

The features of the mod are not infinite but rather exclusive, because the box is mechanical, without possibility to vary the power.

It has a full-length metal tube from its 510 connection, which fits into the 7ml bladder. This set, integrated into the bowels of the beautiful, is based on a pressure pumping system that raises the juice from the bottom of the bottle to the pin of the mod to get on the dripper plateau, provided of course, that he also has a pine pierced in the center, as is the case in this kit.

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 the system.

Battery side, the opening and closing is done by screwing with a notched edge screw, for a better grip, which is in two parts. The second part is screwed and unscrewed, independently of the first, to allow several things: adjust to the size of the battery, ensure locking by unscrewing and block the maintenance of the first part. Indeed, to take out your battery, it is first necessary to loosen this central piece to be able to handle your screw with notched edge.

Extremely rare thing for a mod mecha, you also have the possibility of recharging your battery via the cable micro usb (provided), by the proper port which is located on one of the sides near the switch.

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The functions of the atomizer are also very simple since it is a dripper with a removable and interchangeable tray. Two pre-assembled, identical trays are also provided.

The tray is not drilled, only the connection 510 is, because the base has under its tray a small tank which, once filled, up the liquid up on the tray by the eight holes located around. This system makes it possible to prepare in advance its assembly on the second plate, then to change it simply by screwing and unscrewing but it also makes it possible to assemble the resistances on the pads with an extraordinary freedom of movement.

The holes on both studs (1 positive and 1 negative) are wide enough to use a wire with a maximum diameter of 1.2mm or a double wire of 0.5mm. Beyond, the editing remains perilous.

The tank is equipped with two airholes on each side, which are located on the upper part, just below the top cap and their size gives a very airy aspiration. Of course, they are adjustable.

The drip-tip is inseparable from the top-cap that will not allow you to use another drip tip than the one provided. The top-cap in delrin allows to dissipate the heat appropriately provided not to make montages too low in resistance.

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reception

KODAK Digital Still Camera

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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 superb. At this price, Kangertech delivers us a rigid cardboard box on two floors with in the foreground the box and the atomizer already mounted with a double resistance AND cotton.

Below, we find:

  • A micro usb charging cable
  • A capsule that includes a replacement mounting plate ready to be used in double coil with cotton
  • An additional flexible bottle
  • A mini screwdriver with 2 resistors and 2 screws not included
  • A cotton bag
  • A certificate of guarantee
  • A user manual in English and French.

The top!

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accesoires

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Appreciations in use of the box

  • Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an inside jacket pocket (no deformations)
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing on the street, with a simple Kleenex
  • 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

  • Transport facilities with the mod of the test configuration: Ok for an external jacket pocket (no deformations)
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing in the street
  • Filling facilities: Easy, even standing in the street
  • Easy to change resistors: Easy but requires to empty the atomizer at half
  • 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: 5 / 5 5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

The main function of this set-up is the introduction to bottom feeding. This requires especially the two products to have a pierced pin for the exchange of flexible fluid to feed the wick juice by simply pressing the bottle, without the need for an atomizer tank.

For this, you must first fill the bottle. The manipulations are simple. Next, you need to soak your wick and think of flooding the tray to fill the tank below, in the base. This first step is important to create a first priming which will subsequently facilitate the rise of the liquid to the plateau.

The realization of the assembly is done very easily provided to use resistive of a suitable diameter. The tray can be unscrewed to be prepared on a table leaving ample room for installation.

Think about putting up your resistances to have them closer to airholes so that the flavors are better. However, if the resistive value is really too low, you may feel the heat of the coils on your lips since the drip-tip still has an internal opening of 12mm.

For the insertion of the battery, the two-piece knurled screw is very functional but the threading takes sometimes to recover several times. The setting for the size of the battery allows on the one hand to use batteries with nipple and secondly, by unscrewing the central part, not to feed the assembly and thus to inhibit the switch.

The ergonomics are also well adapted, with a limited space requirement for a single 18650 battery and a shape with rounded edges that is very pleasant in hand. The Switch is rather well positioned vertically and on the same side as the atomizer.

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A very easy-to-use set-up that suits all vapers who have passed the course of initiation to the vape.

Recommendations for using the box

  • Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
  • Number of batteries used during testing: 1
  • With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper Bottom Feeder
  • 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: as the kit is sold

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: Bof, this is not the craze

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 3.9 / 5 3.9 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

KangerTech's dripbox BF is a relatively simple set-up that works perfectly well for bottom-feeding. In addition to its beautiful appearance, handling priming can sometimes be tedious at first use. The fluidity of the liquid will also have an impact because the more your liquid will be viscous, the less the rise of juice will be easy.

Box and atomizer can also be used independently. Thus, you will be able to add a new Bottom Feeder dripper to the dripbox or use your KangerTech dripper on another box Bottom Feeder.
Be aware however that the depth of the 510 connection of the box asked me to unscrew the pin of several of my atomizers.

The double coil assembly is easy to perform on this interchangeable plate with a slight restriction on the single hole of each stud.

A set of good quality with a very good price / quality ratio for the apprentice squonkers.

Sylvie.I

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