That's it, I'm tapping out! I've tried so hard to like this one. The Hurculese oil cartridge is so much better in every way except form factor. The ironic thing is, they are by the same company.
Bubbleman Pen Chronicles:
The Final Chapter
So I was about done with this thing. I gave t on last chance on my last business trip. It performed mediocrally, but didnt overheat or break like has happened a few times. I voiced some negative opinions about the unit on Instagram and they told me the XL tank improved on some if my negative comments. They offered me a free tank. When I sent a DM, I was told a few weeks for the new tanks to be in stock. When I inquired later, I was told it was sent, but it never arrived.
So I figured I would try it anyway. Ordered it to take on a camping trip. Paid for priority shipping. They got me a tracking number right away and the item didn't ship for several days. Never made it for my camping trip.
When it finally arrived, it came with a not to change the heating element to the new version. Ok. Didnt think and threw the old one out. I pressed out 1.5 grams of Grass Monkey rosin, added the terpenes, and filled the new tank. When I put it on my battery, it didnt work. WTF! Well I hook it up to my ohm meter and it reads 0.3 ohms. I guess too low for the battery, the other tanks were 0.5 ohms.
I hooked it up to my box mod at 10-watts. Technically that voided my warranty, but it was working. Tasted a bit "dry" to me, so I turned up the wattage. Took a big hit and then nothing..... burnt out the heating element. I searched through the garbage for the one it came with and couldn't find it.
I took apart the tank and saved as much of the oil as I could. Probably only about a gram came back. Since the warranty is already void, I decided to dissect the tank and checked out the heating element. After a few tries, I managed to wire up a replacement coil that was 0.5 ohms. I go to put the tank back on, and the glass shatters!
To recap, here are the trials and tribulations I've had with this damn pen.