Infinite Stillare V3
The Stillare V2 was one impressive dripper, one of the best. I was really looking forward to testing the Stillare V3.
The Infinite Stillare V3, a clone, included the unit shown at the right. The box also included a bag of goodies:
- Mini screw driver
- Spare O rings
- Wicking material
- Coil wire
- Spare copper screws
And, some specs:
- The eLiquid well is 2.8 mm
- The drip tip is the same size as the authentic version
- The center pin is copper
The base is stainless steel and acts as the negative conductor. There are three screws so that you can use up to three coils.
The center positive post is copper and has slotted holes. The best way to put coils into the Stillare V3 is to make them vertical to the base. With vertical coils, the legs of the coils do not need to be bent or angled in any way. They naturally fit into the slots in the center post. You have to insert the leg of the coil carefully – the center post is hollow and unless you get the leg in straight to the other side of the post, the leg coils inside the post.
At each negative screw point, there are grooves for the leg of the coil. You are supposed to put your coil legs into these grooves and then tighten the screws. With the vertical coil setup I decided to use, the grooves didn't line up well, so I wrapped the legs around the screws.
Air flow for the Atillare V3 is excellent. There are three air slots on the outer tank cover that are generously sized. The top cover turns inside the outer tank cover and provide adjustable air flow. The slots on the top cover have two longer slots and one that is roughly the same size as the outer tank. This provides for a wide range of possibilities – none of the choices, though, include a closed system.
I built three 2.4 ohm coils for the Stillare V3 and used four strands of silica wick in each coil. That yielded an 0.8 ohm build. The reason for using four strands of silica wicks instead of cotton is that the base design of the Stillare V3 is a bit unusual and I wanted to make sure that I covered as much of the base under the coils as possible. As it turns out, that was a good decision. The silica wicks the eLiquid nicely.
After testing on an ohm meter and on a regulated mod, both showing 0.8 ohms, I wet the wicks and coil. I put the outer tanks back on and added 15 drops of eLiquid. And then vaped ... what an incredible vape it was. Flavor is absolutely the best. Cloud production is awesome. Throat hit is superb. Air flow is immense.
So, what's the verdict? Is it worth it? Quite frankly, the V3 is one step ahead of the V2 in terms of cloud production. In all other aspects, it is equivalent to the V2. This is one rebuildable that I will have to let you make the ultimate decision on. I am not a cloud chaser, and the V3's advantage over the V2 is all in cloud production.