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Anthony Vapes: Dovpo M VV II Mod Tech Review

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    Anthony_Vapes Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 23, 2017
    Hi All, Anthony Vapes back here with my review of the Dovpo M VV II Mod. Please see bottom for disclaimers and links. Note: This is not marked as a sample version

    Introduction:
    The Dopvo M VV II Mod is the latest mod from little known company Dovpo. I haven’t reviewed a ton of their products, but I did love their M VV mod a few years back, and their topside and topside dual squonk mods were also pretty good so overall solid company form my limited experience as of late. I also recently reviewed their D-salt pod kit and have their new blotto review coming soon as well. The M VV II is a dual 18650 VV (variable Voltage) mod rated at 280 watts you adjust with a pot (potentiometer) on the front. It’s available in 3 colors all with a black frame and just different panel designs which are Skull and Roses, Dragon Samurai, and Hannya. Looking Around online I see them available out of china only and for around 27-35 bucks.

    Manufacturer's Specs:
    • Zinc alloy + PC construction
    • Output voltage: 1-8V
    • Max power 280 watts
    • Operating voltage: 6.4V-8.4V
    • Resistance range: 0.08-3.5ohm
    • Overheat protection
    • Overtime vaping warning
    • Battery reversal protection
    • Powered by dual 18650 batteries (batteries sold separately)
    • LED indicator to show the battery life
    • New aesthetic colorful look and stylish designs
    • 510 threading connection
    • USB Type-C charging port
    Included in box:
    • M VV II Box Mod
    • USB Type-C Cable
    • User Manual
    Picture Album
    album

    Initial Impressions and features
    When I first got this Mod, I was pretty surprised since there aren’t a ton of dual battery mods being made these days anymore and even more rare is a VV mod. Last one I reviewed was the benecig killer over a year ago and since then I think the only other one made was one by ijoy. It’s a style of mod that isn’t made to often so I was happy to see that. I also loved the original M VV mod which is still IMO the best VV mod overall and was super cheap at around 30 bucks and can still be found at that price so I was curious if this mod would live up to that. I personally Didn’t care for the artwork panels though but that’s like just my opinion. I liked the plain designs of the original better. The original also had a metal body and a soft coating on them while this new one is made of PC (polycarbonate) so it’s lighter. The other main difference is the battery meter and that this one has a USB C port. Overall though I did like it outside of that artwork to start.

    Performance (chart and spreadsheet in picture album)
    Now let’s get into some data. I ran my normal testing. I used Sony VTC5A batteries for the testing. Testing resistances were done at .1, .17, .2, and .63 ohms. Also please note since it’s a pot and not a digital screen I did my best to line up the 2, 3 and 4 the same every time but could be slight variances. The 1 and 5 settings are easy as it’s all the way in one direction. It’s made to give a basic guide as to what to expect at each setting as well as test the max and minimum output which is important on these mods. With a .1 ohm build I got 143 watts and 38 amps max. The max amps is average for a dual battery mod these days. 3.787 was the max volts at that resistance (limited by the amps) and the minimum I got was .736V and 5 watts so very good voltage and wattage range. With a .17 build I got max watts of 218 so way short the 280w listed, which was the same issue with the original. The voltage range was .736 to 6.101 and the wattage range 3 to 219 so very good. With a .2 ohm build I got max 213 watts and the voltage range was .842 to 6.522 and wattage range of 4 to 213 so very good again. With a .63 ohm build I got a voltage range of .842 to 7.994 and a wattage range of 1 to 101. Very good once again.

    They do list all the major specs as well. They list 280 watts max, but fall way short of that at 219. They list max amps at 45 which again they fall short of and 40 would have been a more fair rating, however both the amp limit and watt limit are good by today's standards for a dual battery mod. 38 amps and 219 watts. They list the Voltage range at 1-8V output which is the widest range Ive seen in any of these mass produced VV mods and a big reason I love them and they rating is great and on point since my range tested was .736-7.994.

    Overall I felt the performance of this mod was really good. Very similar maybe even the same and same chip as the original one. It has a wide voltage range I love. Compared with the last VV mod I tested which was the benecig killer, the dovpo M VV II has a lower watt and amp max, but realistically speaking I don’t recommend vaping over 150 watts anyway on a dual 18650 mod and this one does almost 220 and most people aren’t vaping that high anyway and the same goes for the amp limit which is more than enough and in line with most mods even if it’s a little shorter than the killer. It does have a much better voltage range then the killer which is why i love these mods and find them to perform better. My only complain on this is the overrated specs.

    Simplified TLDR Power Performance summary
    Mod performance is really good. Nice wide range for a VV mod (.736V to 7.994V), Max watts 219, max amps 38 both good numbers for a dual 18650 mod however both short of the listed rates.

    Other Usage Notes
    The mod uses a standard 5 click to turn on and off. It’s a VV mod so there is no menu or modes. It’s just a fire button and a pot to adjust voltage. You just turn the pot counter-clockwise to lower output and clockwise to increase output. The Pot is nice and easy to adjust which is great. There is no screen or other buttons on it and no TC mode. The mod itself is built solid with no button rattle and lightweight due to the PC body. The Battery door is a standard side panel door held by magnets and fits great with no play in it. The Batteries fit nicely inside the sled as well and are easy to get in and out and shouldn’t damage wraps.

    The paint looks nice and doesn't scratch off, and i have no visible wear on mine even on the bottom. It’s an all black PC body with a matte finish. The only color is on the panels. I have the Skull and Roses one which as it sounds is artwork with a large skull in the middle and roses around it. It looks nicely done it’s just not my style personally. The fire button is nice and clicky simple concave circle. It works well and It never gets stuck or anything though, which is as it should be. The 510 pin gave me no issues and every atomizer i used on it worked great with no gaps. The mod handles 25mm atomizer. Anything bigger will overhang. The 510 is off-center a little more towards the back then the front overall, but more towards the front then the back of the beveled platform. Also for branding the mod itself there is none.

    The LED on the mod acts as a battery meter as well. Green means battery is 7.6V or more, Yellow means 7V-7.6V, and Red means 6.9V or less. Soft Cell cutoff is listed at 6.4V. Good job there overall but a 4th step would have been nice. The LED is only active when firing. I couldn’t find a charge listed and don’t recommend charging your batteries inside the mod if it can be avoided, but for informational purposes I did test the charge rate with an inline USB meter and got a max charge rate of 1.78A so it’s basically 2A charging.

    Pros:
    • Build Quality of mod
    • Great Performance
    • Great Voltage Range
    • good amp limit and watt limit
    • simple easy to use
    • batteries are easy to get in and out without damaging wraps
    • Good Fire Button
    • Good 510 pin
    • LED acts as battery meter
    • Pot is easy to adjust
    • Mod handles a 25mm atty without overhang
    Cons:
    • They call it a mech mod when it’s not a mech mod
    • Lack of color options (only black with 3 busy panel designs I don’t care for)
    • Overstated Watt and Amp Limits
    • Battery meter could use a 4th step
    Conclusion
    So with all that said, do I recommend this mod or not? I don’t like to do a hard yes or no but this one easily leans pretty heavy towards the yes. It’s very affordable as low as 27 bucks and just works. Personally I prefer the original one better due to the looks and design but the performance is similar between the 2 so that’s just a preference thing. If you are in the market for a VV mod and like the looks, this one is a great buy. I’ve added this to my sheet of recs linked down below.

    This is Anthony Vapes just keeping it honest, hopefully you all can say the same and I'll catch you on my next review.

    Product Disclaimer
    This product was sent to me from Dovpo

    Review Disclaimer
    Due to possible QC difference your experience may vary.

    Reviewer Disclaimer
    I’ve been doing vape reviews since late 2016 and have done over 400 reviews to date. I enjoy helping vapers on forums as well and helping contribute to the great vape community. I’m not an “out of the box” reviewer. I do my best to be thorough at all times and have enough experience with many products to tell what’s good and what’s not. All mods get tested with an oscilloscope and stress tested and results are posted in my reviews.

    Recommendations and Past Review Links
    written reviews list here

    Youtube Channel here

    Spreadsheet of Recommendations here

    Best of 2019 so far list here

    Best of 2018 list here

    Best of 2017 list here
     
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