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Sigelei Mini 30W

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  1. Treeburner1983

    Treeburner1983 Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    So I just received my Sigelei Mini 30W from myvaporstore.com yesterday, and my first impressions are this is a nicely built box that looks great! I already have a Smok xPro m50 from MVS, but I wanted something that would match my Sig 100w in silver, so I ordered a silver mini. I didn't realize it came with a silicone cover, which fits the device perfectly, and is just snug enough to stay on the device without being difficult to remove for manual battery changes. It has a magnetic battery door on the side of the device, and a micro usb charger on the bottom (my only complaint so far, why not on the side?!).

    The device functions very well, fires immediately on pressing the button, and adjusts easily. It has 5 memory settings to store desired wattages, which I don't think is necessary on a 30w device but others may find useful for using different toppers. It also has DC-DC mode to turn the regulated box into a mech box - another feature I won't be using, at least anytime soon, as my ideal range is 0.5 - 1 ohm, however others may find this to be a huge selling point.

    The device is just a bit bigger than my m50, but it feels great in the hand especially with the silicone cover on it. The buttons are responsive without being too clicky, and are still easy to press with the silicone cover on. Overall a great device imho, and my new go-to mobile vape alongside the m50 (leaving the Sig 100 at home from now on).

    SigeleiMini1.jpg
    Sigelei Mini 30W naked

    SigeleiMini2.jpg
    Sigelei Mini 30W dressed in silicone, next to Smok xPro m50

    -Treeburner
     
  2. janne303

    janne303 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 6, 2014
    Sweden
    Can you open it up and check how its build?
     
  3. sparkky1

    sparkky1 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2014
    Nashville
    How do you like your lemo on it ?
     
  4. Treeburner1983

    Treeburner1983 Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    The Lemo works great on it - I typically build my Lemo anywhere between 0.5 to 1 ohm with 24, 25 or 26 guage kanthal wicked with japanese cotton, and the Sigelei is powering it perfectly! I never run much higher than 30W on a single coil, so I figured (correctly) that the Sigelei Mini would be perfect for me.

    As for opening it up, I'm at work right now and regardless I'm not real comfortable opening the case, never know if buttons are going to fall out of place or whatnot, but it feels solidly built and doesn't have the battery issues the 50w did regarding contact issues with flat tops (flat are recommended here).

    -Treeburner
     
  5. Treeburner1983

    Treeburner1983 Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Forgot to mention, what I liked best about the silicone cover is it keeps the device from sliding on the covers and tipping on it's side in bed. It stays propped up against a throw pillow where it belongs (never had any leaks in bed even with tipping, but I still prefer to keep my RTA's upright).

    -Treeburner
     
  6. nelsonm64

    nelsonm64 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 27, 2013
    Kelowna, B.C.
    i'm really trying to decide between the M50/65 or the sigelei 30w.. can I ask a question about the M50? does it have "step down"? I know the sigelei does because it uses the Yihi SX130 chip. I think if the smok M50 has step down i'll go for it despite the lame battery access but, if it doesn't then it will be the sigelei :)
     
  7. janne303

    janne303 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 6, 2014
    Sweden
    yihi? Sigeley says its their own chip ive heard
     
  8. Croak

    Croak Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 13, 2012
    Right behind you...
    And I heard from someone that heard from someone the following:

     
  9. janne303

    janne303 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 6, 2014
    Sweden
    strange :
    jessie@ci-garette.com
    Till
    jag
    19dec 2014
    "hi yes.
    it is chip made by sigelei team member."
     
  10. Treeburner1983

    Treeburner1983 Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I don't know if the m50 has step down or not, but as someone who owns both I like the Sigelei Mini way better so far. Feels better in the hand, metal vs. plastic construction, no delay on waking and a bit lower priced, but if you need the extra 20 watts the Sigelei can't do that outside of DC-DC mode.

    -Treeburner
     
  11. nelsonm64

    nelsonm64 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 27, 2013
    Kelowna, B.C.
    it is an authentic yihi board ;) sigelei... :laugh: nice try....
     
  12. Monotremata

    Monotremata Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2014
    Covina, CA
    I highly doubt it until someone posts visual proof. Sigelei ALWAYS points out when they use a Yihi chip set. Not only is there no mention of Yihi anywhere regarding the Mini, Sigelei themselves have said the chip was done in house..
     
  13. Btsmokincat

    Btsmokincat Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 10, 2013
    Waterville ME
    Nice! I have a silver sig 30 in the mail! Can't wait to run one of my Lemos on it too.
     
  14. bananasg

    bananasg Full Member

    Nov 28, 2014
    I wish I am there
    I would assume knowing the chipset brand will be a additional plus to a step closer to buying a mod..as it might states the reliability on past reviews ... However for me I m just stating on my own opinion only that I personally like two aspects of this mini 30w:
    1) feel good on my hand
    - soLid built exterior including the buttons, form factor just nice for me
    - spring loaded and magnetic battery cover, ease of use
    2) Fire instantly to me, I always do one click before I fire for a Vape
    - didn't do any testing with voltmeter or any other electrical testing gadgets
    - whether it fires full wattage as set or not or got delayed or lesser as stipulated I do not know

    Had a kangertech sub tank on it and Vaping at 20w with the 1.2ohm forever :)...awesome...

    One man's meat is another man's poison...

    Note:
    Not affiliated to sigelei and kangertech.
     
  15. BCFCMike

    BCFCMike Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 13, 2013
    Bristol, England
    Got mine this morning.

    Got a little worried as my atlantis and subtank wouldn't screw on flat... as if it was really stiff. With a bit of forceful wiggling I did manage to get them to sit flush eventually, but I was pretty concerned by it. However when I screw them on now, they screw down with no issues.

    Whether I got one with dodgy threading I don't know, or if it was cold or something..:D
     
  16. Treeburner1983

    Treeburner1983 Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    It's a spring loaded 510, maybe the spring was stiff and as you worked on it it softened up? Regardless, I'm glad to hear you got it to work for you!

    -Treeburner
     
  17. sando7

    sando7 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2014
    Louisville, KY (PRP)
    had mine now for about a month, got it at VR, blk with a blk rogue on it @ 1.4 - 28ga kanthal at 15 watts, absolute perfection so far with NO complaints.
     
  18. Monotremata

    Monotremata Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2014
    Covina, CA
    Well I always respect your opinion so I'm sold haha. Was debating between the Sig and IPV minis, so looks like the Sig is it! I was steering that way anyways, now I just need Thursday and my paycheck to get here! Love that VR is a couple hours from me too, should have it by the weekend hopefully..
     
  19. sando7

    sando7 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2014
    Louisville, KY (PRP)
    don't know what's going on with VR? they don't seem to be there keep getting directed to Vaporwiz.....hope they aren't gone......none of my links to certain products i know that are in stock are not coming up?
     
  20. Monotremata

    Monotremata Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2014
    Covina, CA
    Yeah I noticed that last night right after I posted. The mini only shows up on the home page "preorders" now yet the page for it is missing. Asmodus has em and I think they share the same building actually..
     
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