UD Bellus RTA Review

Iudlogo110 became really disappointed toward the end of 2014 with the lack of airflow on the available rebuildable tanks of the time, including the eLeaf Lemo so many touted as being equal to a dripper. It felt like vaping through a coffee straw, and I hated it. I gave up and went back to dripping, regardless of the mess and inconvenience.

bellusdeck_thFast forward 9 months, and I started to see the stars align.  Suddenly new rebuildable tanks started hitting the market.  I was excited, but cautious.    I looked at all of them as they came, the Goblin mini, the Goliath v2, the Cthulhu v2, and so many more.  Eventually I see the UD Bellus. It looked great. The price was right, so I ordered it.  My first impression was that it was really amazing.  Some details:

The Facts:

  • – 22mm diameter
  • – ~45mm height (~58mm w/ drip tip, 61mm including 510 connector)
  • – ~5ml capacity
  • – Two post, two hole build deck design
  • – Post screws are standard M2.5
  • – Stainless steel, boroscilate glass, silicone and nitrile o-rings, brass 510 pin
  • – Spares: Screws, full set of rubber, spare tank, and single coil adapter
  • – Starter coils and sheet cotton included

Pros:

  • – Priced at $25, nearly unbeatable
  • – Excellent airflow volume with very easy adjustment
  • – Direct airflow to the coils through two large 2mmx5mm slots
  • – Dual coil build deck is removable without draining tank
  • – Top fill with anything, even glass droppers or bottom fill with a needle if desired
  • – Included single coil adapter for more flavor

Cons:

  • – No juice flow control can lead to a mess when top filling
  • – Proprietary o-rings in several places
  • – No hex/grub screws or spare insulator included
  • – Airflow is a bit noisy if that bothers you

Notes

  • – On my Bellus, the 510 connector is safe for hybrid connection
  • – Tested on Sigelei 75tc, CoV Kindred II, and an A-Mod SMPL clone
  • – Machining quality 8/10.  Threads could be smoother, but very nice overall
  • – Sits flush on all my mods
  • – Accepts all my standard drip tips without issue
  • – Included drip tip is 510 compatible, wide straight bore

bellusrta_thMy general review of this device after 2 weeks is the same as my first impression.  It is an excellent RTA with great features, and it comes at an unbeatable price.  The flavor is not bad for a tank, and it does not leak if properly set up during normal operation.  Temp control works fine with this device, but expect to find yourself limited to 28 gauge max due to available build space.  I feel like 2.5mm ID coils are the best fit with plenty of space to avoid shorts. 3mm coils will fit with 26 gauge or smaller wire, but it is very tight and you must build very close to the posts.  The posts only have one hole for your leads, so this is not as easy to build as a Velocity style deck. Wicking is the most important part of builds on this device.  Remember that less is more, and do not fill the juice channels with cotton.  I have been using rolled cotton wicks, cut on a diagonal to leave very small tails poking down the juice channels, and it has been flawless.  Even juice that is 85-90% VG seems to work just fine if you have it wicked correctly.

During top filling, I recommend the following, which are pretty much the same steps if you were top filling your old kayfun:

  1. Close airflow adjustment, remove cap and fill, leave a bubble.
  2. Close cap until you feel it contact the seal, then back off half a turn.
  3. Flip the tank upside down and open the airflow as the bubble rises to the top.
  4. Close the cap the rest of the way.

While this is not completely necessary, it does seem to prevent any leaking at all.  You can fill without doing this, but it may leak a tiny bit out the air holes.

Presently it is only available in stainless, but UD’s website says that a black version is in the works.  The tank glass is the same as the Goblin mini and Goliath v2 in case you should find yourself in need of an extra.

I got my UD Bellus from Angelcigs for $25 + shipping, and it arrived in less than 5 working days.

 

Share:FacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailFacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmail

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Translate

Follow WordPress.com on WordPress.com

Follow Us

FacebooktwitterpinterestyoutubetumblrinstagramFacebooktwitterpinterestyoutubetumblrinstagram

Donate

Support The Vapor Ninja on Patreon!

Recent Comments

Twitter Feed

Thursday, July 9th, 2020 at 2:06pm
CALL or WRITE the California Assembly members about the upcoming California #flavor ban ! https://t.co/XvNgmqGZpQ
Thursday, July 9th, 2020 at 4:57am
Incense, sage, cedar, myrrh.. many things have been vaporized or smoked by our ancient cultures... was it to, as they claim, purify the space ? Perhaps it purifed biologically also. https://t.co/EvHkPQjGfU
TheVaporNinja photo
Eliana Golberstein Rubashkyn 👩‍🔬⚗🧪💛💜 @ElianaGolber
Is the smoke aura the one that creates effective air disinfection around smokers? Can this explain why they are less likely to get #covid19?

Ancient traditions all over the world used smoke for air purification.

What they knew that we as scientist are ignoring? https://t.co/J9QupLV7vx
Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 at 1:47pm
@Seglectic This is really nice man
I'll DM you my snail mail address for one !
😃
Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 at 1:46pm
@Seglectic Wow. What the.....!
Radical, nice dude this is pretty.
Can I get one ? For your ol' buddy pal ? 😃
Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 at 1:42pm
There's a sale at the @CASAAmedia store until 7/10/2020. Shop now, and help #CASAA raise some funds. https://t.co/34ioPR5uun
Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 at 1:16pm
S. 1253, which would prohibit mailing vapor products through the USPS and require signature on delivery (with added cost) may be heading to a vote by the full senate within the hour. https://t.co/NvpCHbImWB
Sunday, June 28th, 2020 at 3:53pm
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) came out in favor of the use of vaping products for people who have a psychiatric diagnosis in 2018. https://t.co/mOxMdr8kmo
Sunday, June 28th, 2020 at 1:31am
This is inexcusable. Rewards for stamping out #vaping.
San Francisco has banned all flavored vape liquid. https://t.co/yiA7Qk2APr
TheVaporNinja photo
GrimmGreen @GrimmGreen
I’ll say it again, where is the state government’s motivation to actually get people to stop buying combustible tobacco cigarettes? https://t.co/xYxfnPKKZb
Sunday, June 28th, 2020 at 1:27am
California Vaping Ban moves ahead - Take action NOW to save flavors in California vape shops ! https://t.co/XvNgmqYAOq
Saturday, June 27th, 2020 at 10:00pm
@Seglectic Yeah meanwhile every mosquito that draws blood from you is female !
Sunday, June 21st, 2020 at 5:08pm
@ElianaGolber Nicotine is water soluble.
Extracting nicotine from tobacco is therefore quite easy.
Expensive, unless you grow your own.
This seems to be a viable solution, grow tobacco and water extract the nicotine.
What you suggest is fascinating though !
Stand up for Australia. <3 .au !

Archives

Printerest Feed