Ok, I got a better reading from the ohm meter. I was running it on the wrong scale. Anyway, the tank reads 2.0 and the Smilo is higher...at 3.0
The Smilo gets a good crackling noise when I draw, and the tank makes no sound and produces no vapor unless I take several short draws: then I see a bit of vapor, but no sound. This is an automatic battery if that makes a difference.
I ordered up some new cartos for the tank, but I was aiming for the low-ohm units and didn't order anything higher than 2 ohm. Am I safe to assume I will get a better result from a carto with an ohm rating closer to the 3.0 Smilo?
On another issue, my battery is having trouble charging. It seems to work fine, but the charger isn't showing it as fully charged. Yesterday it went totally flat, and it has been on the charger for 24hrs...the charger still shows a steady red light. If I try to use it seems to work just fine, but it bothers me that it isn't getting to the blink or green stage. It is 23 days old.