Eleaf Rotor review, a turbine coil for this clearomizer!
Eleaf Rotor wants to innovate by reviving old recipes. Turbo type tanks have existed for some years by companies like Tobeco. Eleaf Rotor takes the principle by adapting it in a clearomizer. We still have few details about this tank, but everyone has watched its coil that propose a rather unique approach.
Fan in the coil for the Eleaf Rotor
As you can see in the photo below, the Eleaf Rotor has a Mesh coil, but in the middle, we have a fan. Mesh coil is pretty classic. But the fan, according to the brand, will constantly spray the cotton with the liquid. This avoids dry hits, but also the spit-back. Eleaf explains that the fan rotates when you inhale in it. The fan rotates when you’re vaping and therefore, this can be a problem for big vapers.
Eleaf is not a brand that throws clearomizers through the window. Apart from some hiccups like the iCare Flask, it usually offers good clearomizers. However, the brand is not used to sub-ohm (although the Melo range proves the opposite). Eleaf is especially for beginners and I can’t understand the idea of a fan in a coil. The few test videos at the moment do not show any difference in flavour and vapour.
The features of the Eleaf Rotor
The Eleaf Rotor is a clearomizer with a capacity of 2 and 5.5 ml and there is still this damn Bubble. On the coils, we have one at 0.20 ohm pre-installed that can go to 40 from 90 watts (HW-T). And the second is in 0.15 ohm that can go to 50 to 100 watts (HW-M). We have a 810 Drip Tip and a spare Bubble.
I immediately see a problem with the Eleaf Rotor for the big vapers. Given the range of coil and if the fan rotates with inhalation, then if you pull too much, then it will create a pool of e-liquid. The clearomizer remains pretty classic and it does not have mechanisms against leaks. In addition, it may heat the clearomizer because the fan clogs the air supply.
I have the impression that brands do not know what to invent to stay in the race. The Eleaf Rotor guarantees that your vape will be homogeneous with the fan, because the cotton will remain constantly soaked. It’s possible, but we can also have the same thing with a classic Mesh coil. It will be necessary to test it in long term to see if it’s a useless gadget or a new revolution.
A useless gadget?
Leaks and spit-back remain a real problem despite the progress in clearomizers. But we do not need to put a nuclear turbine in a coil. When we look at what Uwell did for the Crown 4 or Valyrian 2, then leaks are almost impossible. In addition, the criteria of a clearomizer is also based on the availability and compatibility of the coils.
When you look at the GS Air coils, you can find them everywhere. But it will not be the same, because few third-party manufacturers will take the risk of creating fan coils. The Eleaf Rotor is still a welcome product, but by dint of seeking innovation to make the buzz, we may miss the point.
And it’s to provide good stuff, simple and effective, to the vapers. Especially since the usual customers of Eleaf is the beginners. The latter may begin to tinker with the restrictive direct vape and it would have been better to propose something “less conceptual”. I remain mixed, but I could change my mind. The price of the Eleaf Rotor, pre-order, is around $ 30.
Very acceptable, because even if the fan does not make me turn my head, I have a blind trust in the manufacturing quality of Eleaf. My Eleaf Basal is still my faithful companion. The price of the coils are around 18 dollars for 5 pieces. And it’s very expensive. Eleaf will promote helical innovation, but the purchase becomes much more complicated.