Kangertech is entering its second decade of existence with the introduction of new series of products AKD (Advanced Kangertech Design). The official anniversary date is April 16, 2017.
Kangertech’s website says, “The AKD series represents the future of personal vaporizers, combining new cutting-edge design and innovation that creates an experience like nothing before it, built with the superior long lasting quality that Kangertech is known for.”
The first product in the new Kanger AKD line is the Five6 Kit. The kit comes with a Five6 Mod and Five6 Tank, two Tiger coils ( 3 X 0.6 ohm coils in parallel), a replacement glass tube (that changes color based on temperature) a set of replacement seal rings and a manual.
The Five6 Mod is powered by 5 18650 batteries, not included. Inside the mod there are “+” and “-” indicators so you’re sure of installing them correctly. It has a maximum output of 222 watts with a range of 5 – 222 watts. Adjustments to wattage are in 0.1 watt increments.
The batteries can not be charged while in the Five6 Mod, so you will need an external charger. The mod can also be used as a power bank to charge other devices via the USB port near the top of the device.
To turn the mod on or off click the fire button 5 times. The display is on top of the mod with the “+” and “-” buttons on either side. The fire button is just below the display on the front of the device. To use the Five6 Mod as a power bank, press the small round button next to the USB port.
You can flip the orientation of the display by 180° by holding in the fire and “+” buttons at the same. Pressing the fire and “-” buttons simultaneously will lock mod so you won’t accidentally change your wattage setting. The Kangertech Five6 Mod can fire coils with a resistance range of 0.1 ohm – 3.0 ohm.
The Five6 Tank has an 8 ml capacity. It’s a top filler with a swivel top design. The tank has adjustable airflow with two airflow ports. Twist the ring at the bottom of the tank to adjust airflow.
Below the airflow ring are three color coordinated buttons that Kanger calls push buttons. Push a button to the right to select the individual coil adjacent to it. Push or open any combination of the buttons to activate 1, 2 or all 3 of the individual coils in the Tiger coil. With a coil installed in the tank and the tank on the mod the active coils will fire and an LED will light up so you know which coil(s) is active. This selectable coil function is a Kangertech patented design.
With one coil active the operating resistance is 0.6 ohm with a max rated power of 50 watts. With two coils it’s 0.3 ohm with max rated power of 100 watts. All three coils activated have a resistance of 0.2 ohm and a max rated power of 150 watts.
I primed one of the Tiger coils with Cinnanutz ejuice from Vapes Gone Wild, then filled the Five6 Tank. After waiting for about 5 minutes to allow the coil to become saturated I activated one coil and set the power at 35 watts. Before vaping I tapped the fire button so the mod could read how many of the coils were actually “live.” The Five6 Mod did recognize the single coil and jumped the wattage to 50, the max recommended output for a single coil. I did so each time I reconfigured the number of coils, jumping to 100 watts with 2 coils and 150 watts with 3 coils selected. I adjusted power each time as described below.
I reset the wattage with a single coil selected to 35 watts. The vapor was on the cool side and vapor and flavor production were more than acceptable. Next I selected 2 coils at 80 watts. There was a noticeable difference in vapor and flavor output and the vapor was a good deal warmer. Then I set the Five6 Kit to 3 active coils at 100 watts. I wasn’t quite ready for the dramatic increase in the amount of vapor and the warmth of the vapor. It was rather amazing. I backed it off to 85 watts and found that a very enjoyable setting. Before I finished I went back to using 2 coils at 75 watts and then a single coil at 50 watts. Flavor production was very good at each setting and vapor output, though noticeably different at each setting, was better than acceptable.
I’ll be using the Kangertech AKD Five6 Kit extensively for the next week or so and will then post a full, in-depth review. Follow Seven Report on Twitter or Facebook to be notified when that post is live.
Thanks again to Kangertech for supplying the AKD Five6 Kit for review. And congratulations their 10th anniversary. I’ll be using the Five6 Kit extensively for a week or so and then will post a full, in-depth review. Follow Seven Report on Twitter or Facebook to be notified when that review is live.
Find out more about the Five6 Kit here. Kangertech lists it as a pre-order item.