What Variable Wattage and Variable Voltage Mod to Get?
by, 02-24-2013 at 09:23 AM (17986 Views)
There are a number of different variable wattage mods available right now - and they all have variable voltage as well. Some-one asked which one to buy, so I thought looking at a few options in one place might help. It can be hard to decide when the options are scattered around from one link to the next. I'll put pictures as well, and links to video reviews - all of these are good:
1. The Zmax. Most people agree that the Sigelei Zmax is the better version Zmax. It has an OLED screen, vv/vw, ohms check, battery voltage check and safety features. Is a one size mode - can't be used in a shorter mode. Sturdy build. One button menu. Volts adjust from 3.0v - 6.0v. Watts adjust from 3.0w - 15w. The Zmax has RMS - and tests have shown it is accurate. What you set on the display is what the output is.
Sigelei Zmax video review by Phil Busardo here.
Video review by Scott Bonner here.
2. The Vamo - very popular. I have a couple myself and have used one pretty heavily for the last 3 months. One of the pluses for this is it can be used with two different size batteries, so you can have a shorter mode or full size. The full size mode is long, and I find the shorter mode better for out and about.
It has a three button menu, which a lot of people find more convenient because the user doesn't have to keep clicking through the menu with one button. The Vamo is an inexpensive mod but does everything a Zmax can do. Volts adjust from 3.0v - 6.0v. Watts adjust from 3.0w - 15w. The Vamo also has RMS - and tests have shown it is accurate. What you set on the display is what the output is.
Vamo video review by Phil Busardo here.
Video review by Scott Bonner here.
Here's a pic of the Vamo in short size:
And here is a pic of it full size, next to a Smoktech Zmax. Vamo is on the right:
3. The Evic. The Evic can be connected to your pc and you can download updates, set user profiles and monitor your usage. You can see all the info you want on the main screen, and adjust the voltage or wattage by simply turning a wheel. Any upgrades can be downloaded straight from your computer to the Evic. It can be charged by usb or you can charge the batteries separately on a charger. Although it only comes in one size, people have found it works with Joye Ego mod tubes, which are cheap to buy, and so it can be used as a stealthier shorter device too. Volts adjust from 3.0v - 5.0v. Watts adjust from 2.0w - 11w. I'm not sure what regulation the Evic uses but its not quite as accurate as the others I've mentioned here. Reviewers test results have shown this. A lot of people enjoy using them, and it may be a bit more of a vape by taste experience at some settings.
Evic video reviews by Phil Busardo here and here.
4. The Innokin iTaste SVD. Initial reviews of this say it feels like a high end device. It is long full size - longer than a Vamo. On the other hand - I think it may be the best quality vv/vw mod that has come out. It telescopes - so you can simply turn it to small, mid or full size - and use different size batteries with it. It has a three button system. Its expected to go on sale around the beginning of March 2013. Volts adjust from 3.3v - 6.0v. Watts adjust from 3.0w - 15w. The Innokin iTaste SVD has RMS - and tests have shown it is accurate. What you set on the display is what the output is.
Innokin iTaste SVD video review by Phil Busardo here.
Short video preview by Optimo here.
These devices all do the same things pretty much, with some having extra features. So it comes down to which kind of look and size you want, or do you want to use it in more than one size. Also the menu - a one button menu system means clicking through several times to get to the feature you want. Three buttons means less clicks and easier navigation. Then there's the Evic - which comes with a computer interface.
There are a few others too, such as the AnyVape CVI, Zmax mini, and the Zmax 3 telescope. I've just put some main ones here. As always, I recommend looking up some youtube videos before you buy a mod, and check out the forum as well. I've explained how variable wattage works, and why I prefer it in this post:
Variable Voltage and Variable Wattage