Thanks gaffer, not confused at all - well no more than I have been already. Thankfully, much of the fundamental stuff is much clearer thanks to everyone here.
he didn't even use the acronyms yet hihihihi
craig I remember there was one that came out recently that was SS wick carto or carto like... but I cannot remember the name.
Quote from: gaffer on July 17, 2013, 08:31:05 PMcraig I remember there was one that came out recently that was SS wick carto or carto like... but I cannot remember the name.I think that's the CE8, but it doesn't actually use a steel wick in the true sense. It uses SS mesh to wick a typical coil with wire wrapped around silica yarn. They made a big deal about the SS mesh, but it's really just a gimmick. It's still just a typical clearomizer. They were pretty well panned in reviews.The interesting thing is the construction of the CE8 is more like the original 510 atomizer than anything else. If you ever take a 510 atomizer fully apart, you'll see the ceramic cup for the coil is wrapped in steel mesh. I've seen tanks now for 510 atomizers. I never liked the 510 atomizer much at all, but for someone that likes them, a 510 tank would be pretty trick.
There's a only one type of atomizer I know of that uses a steel wick and it's a rebuildable one (the genesis type). That's a can of worms you can either open or not. I actually use silica even on the genesis type. I still use the steel wick they normally take, but I sleeve it with silica. Works better for me. Most people that use a steel wick drone on about how much cleaner it tastes, but I'm probably the odd man out in that I like silica better.