New Silicon Carbide (SiC) cups and coils for the DC V4 Crucible Atomizer. These are the regular version with a smooth crucible finish and a cotter/holding pin to secure the Crucible. Chazz resistant and easier to clean than other vaping materials.
Polished SiC Crucibles are now also available! Finished to an even higher standard these have an almost mirror finish polish to the inside of the crucible. This makes for even easier cleaning and possibly slightly better flavour production. These are currently our favourite coil heated crucible/bucket.
V4 Crucible SiC Bucket Settings - TCR 350-395, 35W, 180-260C - 0.48 ohm (or near to it)
Silicon Carbide is an excellent material to vape from due to it's physical properties. It has a crystalline structure, the properties of this structure make it the easiest material to keep clean as it resists charred material sticking to the surface. This structure also makes it an incredibly dense and hard material which has a very high thermal capacity. The benefit of this when vaping comes from its ability to retain huge amounts of heat, with the sides being almost as hot as the base and a reduced cooling effect when air is passed over it. The result of this is a larger vapour output at any given temperature relative to other materials. This makes it the best choice available for use with bottomless bangers such as those by Crossing and 510mod, for hot dabs and for those that like big clouds from their bucket vapes.
SiC is an inert material so provides a clean and accurate flavour profile from your concentrate material, along with smooth vapour. Being formed at over 1600 celcius it can be cleaned with a blowtorch much like quartz. With care these cups can be used for years with no surface damage being made by dabbing or most cleaning tools due to being made from a significantly harder material.
These are the new (final version) SiC cups with a cotter/holding pin.
1 x SiC Crucible with coil, spacer and cotter pin.
Good upgrade to quartz
After hearing all the hype, i was excited. However I never expected it to hit this smoothly! Mad flavours, easy to clean. Not sure how I used my V4 without it now
I previously had the quartz cup which I would chaz regularly (not a biggy but prefer not to clean after 5 or so goes) but haven’t done that once with polished SIC cup. More accurate/easier temp control, easy to clean and maintain (have only have to wipe with a cotton bud after each use and is good to go) and seems to taste a bit better than quartz too. Very easy to install. Did get some odd marks on outside of cup, but that is from my, at times, grubby fingers. Sure will come off with some iso/torch when do a deep clean at some point. Deffo worth the upgrade for sure! 6 out of 5 stars ;)
Thanks for the review.. It is a great upgrade from the quartz, makes life so easy! Hahah yes oils from fingers transfer to the SiC and stay there until cleaned off, nothing to worry about there.
And easy to clean, great heat distribution and best flavor, better than Quarz imho . No idea what for I have spare ti and Quarz buckets...
Hey glad you're enjoying the SiC, it's not a bad idea to hang onto those other buckets in case you have a small disaster, knock over and break your SiC cup. From personal experience it's really handy to have a spare lying around!
Big upgrade over the quartz cup for sure, providing much better vapour production. SiC is just the way forward, it's a bit pricey compared to other mediums but is definitely worth it.