LastCig 3ml DCT Plinth Review

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LastCig 3ml DCT Plinth
LastCig 3ml DCT Plinth

Keen readers may have noticed that I often make reference to my stainless steel Vtube having a somewhat airy draw due to the connection design. Side by side with a regular Lavatube I’d hazard a guess that the draw is 50% lighter – somewhat reminiscent of sucking air through a straw! When I used regular atomizers, this was overcome with an eGo cone, it tightened the draw and was great, but when it came to using a Dual Coil Tank (DCT), the airy nature returned.

I was after a solution and fast!

The stainless steel Vtube revised connection - spring loaded pin, outer eGo thread and air vents
The stainless steel Vtube revised connection – spring loaded pin, outer eGo thread and air vents

When the stainless steel Vtube was designed it incorporated a number of connection revisions. Namely, a slotted spring loaded centre pin (to allow for subtle differences in atomizer connection points), a deep juice reservoir to accommodate the recessed eGo outer thread and two air holes instead of four (on the 510 female end). I personally think the airy draw is down to all three, each playing a part in some way. I’ve been experimenting with rubber o-rings, made my own airflow inhibitors with tubing, alas none overly successful. Either it tightened the draw too much or not enough. A sealed 510-510 adaptor would have worked, but I didn’t want to add additional height. Also some DCT carto’s are fairly airy in their own right, thus compounding the issue!

I needed something different.

eGo and DCT - not a good look without a plinth to hide the threads!
eGo and DCT – not a good look without a plinth to hide the threads!

The solution was to be found over at LastCig.co.uk. While perusing their wares I found a 3ml eGo plinth – these are designed as cosmetic additions (or decorative covers) for eGo’s style e-cigs when used in conjunction with a 3ml DCT (and at a push 3.5ml DCT’s) – basically they hide the outer thread to make your device sleek and sexy on the eyeballs. The plinth also adds a bit of stability to the DCT.

The LastCig 3ml DCT Pllinth was designed as a cosmetic thread cover
The LastCig 3ml DCT Pllinth was designed as a cosmetic thread cover

I had previously tried a 6ml plinth on my Vtube, but as that type of plinth is taller, the DCT failed to make contact with the centre pin and wouldn’t fire. So I took the plunge, ordered a 3ml plinth, still not sure it would actually work.

The plinth screwed onto the tube, as can be seen from the photograph, it sits just above the inbulit 510 connector, but there is still enough thread to screw a DCT on top
The plinth screwed onto the tube, as can be seen from the photograph, it sits just above the inbulit 510 connector, but there is still enough thread to screw a DCT on top

The following day it arrived (great service from LastCig.co.uk). The plinth is made from stainless steel and comes in a brushed finish, (also available in black if you prefer), with chrome on brass end pieces/threads – there are four air slots cut into the top.

Unlike the 6ml version there was sufficient clearance between the plinth and inbuilt Vtube 510 connection to use a DCT, so I eagerly screwed it on to the inner eGo thread, popped on a DCT and took a tentative draw. It was a hallelujah moment. The restricted draw, perfectly tight. Gone was the high pitch whistling sound too – I could enjoy my favourite liquids again without the weakening effect caused by increased airflow.

As a bonus, the DCT doesn’t now sit directly against the top of the device, so visually its a more attractive combination.

3ml plinth with a 6ml DCT attached - works perfectly - the draw is now tight!
3ml plinth with a 6ml DCT attached – works perfectly – the draw is now tight!

So, summing up, if you have an airy Vtube or Lambo (I believe the Lambo VV suffers the same fate to a certain degree), this is the answer. It may well work on a number of other mods with similar issues, but for sure, it works on this one.

Of course, its also ideal as a 3ml eGo DCT plinth!

The 3ml plinth just about works with a 3.5ml tank on an eGo as pictured here
The 3ml plinth just about works with a 3.5ml tank on an eGo as pictured here

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