I love cartomizer tanks. While I’m also a fan of the next generation clearomizers like the Bauway CE4, I keep going back to tanks with either single or dual coil cartomizers. Tanks are great, but filling them can be a bit tricky. MadVapes sells a stainless steel DCT filling tool that aims to take the hassle out of filling up your tanks.
The idea is fairly simple. The DCT filling tool acts a lot like a funnel. It has a wide top for adding your e-liquid and fits on the cartomizer portion of the tank. The body of the tube is hollow with two holes near the bottom to allow e-liquid to flow into the tank.
The very bottom of the filler is solid and has a gasket. It fits onto the cartomizer like a drip tip, sealing the opening.
Using the tool is pretty straight forward. Remove the drip tip from your cartomizer tank and pop the DCT filling tool on in the tip’s place. Then, slide the tank up along the cartomizer and on to the tank filling tool.
Once it hits the top of the funnel, the tank will stop sliding and you now have the two holes at the bottom of the filler inside the cartomizer tank while the tank is still sealed.
Simply pour your e-liquid into the top of the funnel to fill the tank up. For best results, I suggest holding the tank at an angle and fill slowly and steadily. Leaving everything upright may result in e-liquid pooling in the funnel top and leaking out.
It may take a little practice to get the pouring technique down, but once you do it’s a pretty simple process. Once the tank is filled, just slide the tank back down the cartomizer and pull out the tank filling adapter.
There is one other flaw in the design. If you fill the tank past the holes in the DCT filler, when you push the tank back down, some e-liquid will be trapped in the holes at the bottom. This e-liquid will then end up running out of the tool.
The amount of liquid is fairly small, maybe a few drops. It’s a good idea to keep a paper towel handy, or, hold everything horizontally over a sink when reseating the tank and removing the tool so excess liquid doesn’t go all over the place.
Despite that one flaw, I found this tool easier to deal with than wedge filling tools like the Siam Mods adapter. The Siam version for the most part still requires a syringe for filling, and I have a hard time pulling it back out of the cartomizer. However, the Siam tip has the added feature of making it super easy to insert cartomizers into tanks, so there’s that.
If you are a tank user and want to make things easier on yourself, go to MadVapes and spend the 3 bucks to pick one of these up.