Kanger Cupti 2
This week I am taking a look at the Kanger Cupti 2, a temperature controlled (or regulated power if you prefer) device with a replaceable coil tank atomiser.
The box is a nice cardboard and sturdy design. It is also rather plain, I prefer a package with a clear picture of the product on it.
That said it does the job.
Inside we find our product neatly nested in a foam insert to protect it for transit damage.
As always from Kanger we have a nice user guide.
Although the front of the box is rather plain the back is well detailed with the contents. It also has a sticker for authenticating the device (instructions on how shown on a card inside the box).
Inside we have the device and a cable to charge and update the device firmware. The USB cable is a ribbon cable, a rather nice change from the usual generic round ones.
There is also a branded plastic Kanger ‘coin’, guess we will find out why later.
The Kanger Cupti 2 is available in black or white or this frankly stunning stainless steel finish.
It really does excel in stainless, really nicely finished in a brushed surface.
It has a design very much like the Dripbox 160 except that the ‘squonker’ area is now the tank area.
The control face of the device is much like the Dripbox 160. The buttons are now squared off and (at least on this stainless version) are now metal.
The battery compartment and door are the same as we saw on the Dripbox 160, same easy to open latch, neatly labelled positive and negative markers and that mid-pin to allow balanced charging and proper battery level monitoring.
On the back edge, where we had the juice bottle on the Dripbox 160, we find the tank for the atomiser.
The tank is Pyrex glass, so no need for worry about aggressive liquids, and can be replaced (although it is not a process for the timid).
The Kanger Cupti 2 has a threaded hole at the top for the atomiser.
This is also the aperture for filling with liquid or for rinsing the device out with water.
One of the items I haven’t show you yet (and is included in the kit) is this post.
It is basically a method to convert the tank device into a box mod that any atomiser will fit onto.
The self adjusting brass positive post just screws into the tank and leaves us with a regular 510 socket to use.
You can see that it has air slots for bottom fed atomisers, and that one pair of the slots are significantly deeper. The mystery Kanger coin to be used to screw the post in or out of the device.
The Kanger Cupti 2 atomiser is huge, it takes the entire length of the tank and it is quite thick as well.
The atomiser has a large, dual and adjustable airflow at the top.
The driptip is nice and comfortable, and can be removed and replaced with any standard sized driptip from your collection.
The Kanger Cupti 2 atomiser has a replaceable (but not rebuildable) coil head at the end.
The included coil is a 0.5ohm stainless steel wire coil allowing either regular or temperature controlled vaping.
The coil negative is provided by the device casing, the positive via the contact at the base of the coil.
The coil has a airway that passes from the edges, down under the coil and up and out of the centre of a vertical coil layout.
Looking at the atomiser body we can see the dual tube design. This allows air into the atomiser from the airflow holes, down the outer tube to the coil.
Once it has passed through the coil the air and vapour mix can travel up the central tube to provide a very cool vape to the user.
So, lets look at a few specs…
The Kanger Cupti 2 holds 5ml of liquid, and you can vape that between 5 and 80 watts of power.
It comes with a 0.5ohm coil, but can support between 0.1 and 2.5ohms.
Temperature control works between 100-315 Celsius (200-600 Fahrenheit).
Temperature control works with the usual Ni/Ti/SS coils, or you can also set your own temperature coefficient.
The main device is 84mm high and 51mm wide, it weighs 340grams.
It has upgradable firmware.
I liked the Dripbox 160 a lot. Its Reuleaux-esque shape but with a squonker design worked well. I still use it a lot even months after reviewing it.
The original Cupti didn’t make it to review but it was still a good device with some endearing features.
The Kanger Cupti 2 adds them together to bring a (hopefully) all day, all in one device with temperature control and long battery life.
This is a big and heavy device, not going to be a winner with those who prefer the small and light device. That said, even with my heavy vaping demand, it can certainly last a full day. If longevity is more important that size and weigh, this device is worth a look.
The atomiser has a submerged coil, these generally give excellent wicking, vapour and flavour. This is true with the Kanger Cupti 2 and it also gives a very nice cool vape.
What I occasionally struggle with, when using submerged coils like the Cupti, is flooding when installing a new coil or refilling an existing one. This will also happen with this device, but proper installation (correct priming) and proper refilling (not overfilling the tank) will keep this issue away in 99% of cases.
The device is a good shape, it feels natural in the hand due to the profile of the design.
It has nice, easy to find buttons with a good tactile click to them.
The OLED display contains all the needed information, and is bright enough to be seen in all but strong direct sunlight.
The finish on the stainless steel version (reviewed) is exceptional, highly recommended as the best ‘colour’ for this device.
I reviewed the black (power coated) Dripbox 160. Although I do not treat it well I have to say it is beginning to show some signs of wear and tear. Presumably the white one would as well. Stainless steel might scratch (they all will eventually) but will keep its colour when it does.
The list price for the Kanger Cupti 2 is $72. I have seen them in online stores for quite a bit less already. As always you should shop around for the best prices.