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Kit Guardian III 75 TC by SmokTech
Kit Guardian III 75 TC by SmokTech

Kit Guardian III 75 TC by SmokTech

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: Vapoclope
  • Price of the tested product: 75.90 Euros
  • Product category according to its selling price: Mid-range (from 41 to 80 euros)
  • Mod type: Variable power electronics and temperature control
  • Is the mod telescopic? No
  • Maximum power: 75 watts
  • Maximum voltage: 9
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: less than 0,1

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

Smok had already offered us a pipe Guardian 1 version that, aesthetically, despite its measurements, was varnished wood and all well recalled the usual object of smokers. Quickly obsolete, this model did not make many followers, as its design (18350 battery) and its features were limited.

Smok has therefore adapted the concept to the taste of the day and offers a really complete kit with this mod 75W VW, TC (Variable Wattage, Temperature Control) and TVF4 Plus, equipped with 2 tanks for 2 different capacities. A charging option, which we regret that it is not "passthrough", via an eGo-type charger to screw into the 510 connection also provided.

The package is complete, for a reasonable price, so you will be in the presence of an original object, which however will not be suitable for the female thanks to its measurements and its unique black color.

Smok logo

Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 46,3
  • Product Length or Height in mms: 101,8
  • Product weight in grams: 240 (with empty ato and 18650 battery)
  • Material composing the product: Stainless Steel, Plastic UMG ABS Alloy®
  • Form Factor type: Pipe without tip, with atomizer
  • Decorative style: Classic
  • Quality of decoration: Good
  • Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? Yes
  • All components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
  • Fire button position: Lateral near the top cap
  • Fire button type: Mechanical metal on contact rubber
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 1
  • UI button type: No other button
  • Quality of interface button (s): Not applicable interface button
  • Number of parts in the product: 2
  • Number of threads: 1
  • Quality of the threads: Very good
  • Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes

Rating of the vapelier as to feelings quality: 3.5 / 5 3.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

The pipe without the battery with ato weighs 188g (only: 119g). Its hull is rather solid plastic, shiny black, which does not forgive the greasy fingers or loaded with juice (dirty weather for drippers). The "fireplace" is closed by the circular smoke pane that protects the screen. A strapping of stainless steel surrounds this equipment. The switch is easy to handle, it is located on the edge of the hearth above the elongated body which receives inside: the battery, and at its end the ato via its floating 510 connection. The lid has vents (23 holes in total) degassing, it is held in place by magnets, effectively.

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The total height is 59mm for the fireplace part and the diameter of the 510 connection plate is 27mm grooved to make possible the air intake from the bottom. The positive pin is brass, it receives the TFV4 Plus which I will speak later.

Guardian III 75W connection-load 510

The total dimensions, mounted kit, to remember are: 150 x 59 x 46,5mm. The overall quality is satisfactory, because of its position the cover must be well maintained and it is the case, this kit is sober, compact, but lack of fineness in the connection with the ato, 27 / 24,5mm, there is a noticeable disturbance and aesthetically embarrassing.

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Functional features

  • Type of chipset used: Owner
  • Connection type: 510
  • Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a spring.
  • Lock system ? Electronic
  • Quality of the locking system: Good, the function does what it is for
  • Features offered by mod: Battery charge display, Resistance value display, Short circuit protection from atomizer, Reverse battery polarity protection, Display of current vape voltage , Display of the power of the current vape, Display of the vape time of each puff, Display of the vape time since a certain date, Variable protection against overheating of the atomizer resistors, Temperature control of the resistances of the Atomizer, Connection BlueTooth, Supports the update of its firmware, Clear diagnostic messages
  • Accusability: 18650
  • Does the mod support stacking? No
  • Number of batteries supported: 1
  • Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Yes
  • Does the mod offer a recharge feature? Charging by AC adapter delivered with the mod
  • Is the recharge function pass-through? No
  • Does the mode offer a Power Bank function? No power bank function offered by the mod
  • Does the mode offer other functions? No other function offered by mod (if! Time and date)
  • Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes
  • Maximum diameter in mms of compatibility with an atomizer: 27
  • Accuracy of the output power at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the power demanded and the real power
  • Accuracy of the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage

Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 4.3 / 5 4.3 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

Functional features:

VW (Variable Wattage) mode from 1 to 75 W (0.7V-9V) in increments of 0,1W. - Temperature control mode: 200 ° F - 600 ° F / 100 ° C - 315 ° C for SS (Stainless Steel), Ni200 and Ti (Nickel and Titanium) resistors. - Minimum / maximum values ​​of resistances accepted: 0.06 to 2Ω (TC mode) / 0.1 to 3Ω (VW mode). - Oled screen - 4.0 Bluetooth function (integrated module).

- charging mode by an eGo510 / USB charger on the 510 connection (connectors provided).

E-pipe guardian open

Guardian III 75W 3

Protections:

Short-circuits - polarity reversal - Low load - internal temperature too high (30sec. Cutoff) - Continuous switch use: 12 seconds.

Operations settings:

"Intelligent" and adjustable recognition of the atomizer (calibration function). - VW and TC setting operation modes. - Puffs counter (statistical and interactive system configurable) - Basic functions of the menus. - Screen setting menus [(Stealth brightness position contrast (without display)] - 4.0 Bluetooth menu - Time and date setting.

The various modes and menus operate with the switch by pressing three times quickly to switch from one to the other, for settings once in the desired function wait 3 seconds the arrival of the options to operate: [+] - [-], yes or no (yes or no), or choose a scrolling setting, with one press. You can of course, lock your settings and turn on or off the box by the traditional 5 3 support seconds on the switch.

The menus and modes are characterized by symbols, as shown in the photos.

guardian messages

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Evaluation of the packaging

  • Presence of a box accompanying the product: Yes
  • Would you say that the packaging is up to the price of the product? Yes
  • Presence of a user manual? Yes
  • Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? Yes
  • Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes

Vapelier's note on packaging: 5 / 5 5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on conditioning

The package arrives in a black cardboard box, with a cover covering it completely. This one is itself wrapped in a thin cardboard case, on which are inscribed the basic information of the present objects, a short introduction on the functions, 2 QR codes which send you on the site of Smok to download the software of interoperabilities , a sticker of authenticity and the picture of the set-up.

Guardian package1

Inside on two floors you will find the pipe, the atomizer, the connectors, a spare resistance, the chimney extender for the tank of 5,5ml, the famous tank, a tank protection ring, and a notice which, Although written in English, is very copiously embellished with explicit photos, to indicate you the manipulations to make in order to make the most of your acquisition, knowing that there is only one button to execute everything, it does not pose no problem, 5, 3 or 1 being understandable by all.

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Appreciations in use

  • Transport facilities with the test atomizer: Nothing works, needs a bag in a bandage
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing on the street, with a simple Kleenex
  • Easy to change the batteries: Easy, even standing in the street
  • Did the mod heat up? No
  • Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No
  • Description of situations in which the product has experienced erratic behavior

Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 4 / 5 4 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

You can "drive" your box from your PC, smartphone or tablet, and I admit I have not experienced it to tell you more about it, as for the counter of "puffs" it exceeds me a little, (I am of a generation more materialistic than virtual and I like to vape in fact).

The mod itself is not difficult to master its features, it responds well to the solicitations for which it is designed, it's always that. The atomizer is interesting in its concept, and I will dwell on it a little.

The Micro TFV4 Plus is not as well named, as its measurements reveal. If its height is not very big: 51mm with the drip tip, its diameter is rather wide for a "Micro": 24,5mm! It is almost perfect on the Lavabox.

TFV4 Plus microphone

That being the case, this atomizer is part of the clearomizers and has some nice features. The filling from the top is a very timely, well thought out, it operates by rotating the top cap on an axis, without having to remove anything, perfect for nomads.

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The drip tip is equipped with an AFC (airflow control) that allows you to cool your vape. It does not heat at all because its dual air / steam design allows for effective thermal urination.

TFV4 AFC x2

The base of the plate that receives the proprietary resistors is equipped with four adjustable air intake vents to allow all the vapes from the tighter, to airy.

micro TFV 4 change tank

Finally, Smok has designed a large tank of 5,5 ml for heavy vapors, which takes the place of the original 3,5ml tank, with a chimney extension that adapts the new size of the pyrex to the head of the resistance by simply screwing.

I think that the RBA board that equips the normal TFV4 must also be able to fit on this one, just like the chimney extension and the 5,5ml tank.

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With all this equipment, and its resistance provided, it proves to be a good atomizer sub hom, very honorably placed in terms of restitution of flavors and efficient in steam production. The set-up is therefore of good quality, no leaks to report, good autonomy of both elements (once the adjustments made you can do without the screen and decrease the consumption of the battery).

Recommendations for use

  • Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
  • Number of batteries used during testing: 1
  • With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? A Classical Fiber, In Sub-ohm Mount, Genesis Rebuildable
  • With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Any type of ato tank up to 27mm in diameter, sub ohm or higher mountings
  • Description of the test configuration used: Mini Goblin TFV4 Plus Tank
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: Open bar, prefer the sub ohm fixtures, avoid the drippers.

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.2 / 5 4.2 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

Smok has taken care of his new e-pipe, it's a fact. In a few months, here is appeared a kit that will probably relegate other similar products to the closet. Although intended for a male clientele, this object should finally satisfy the lovers of the concept who want to vaper in safety, with a certain comfort and especially a considerable autonomy.

The Guardian III and its clearomizer group its attributes and joined quietly, the leading pack of the vape geek. All is not perfect yet, but your reactions will be carefully scrutinized by this Chinese manufacturer, no doubt that your criticisms and suggestions will propel the next version to the top of the features of the moment, nirvana aesthetics and I hope, for a price as reasonable as this one.

To your flash test, or comments, and thank you for reading.

Good vape

See you soon

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About the Author

58 years, carpenter, 35 tobacco years stopped net on my first day of vape, 26 December 2013, on an e-Vod. I vape most of the time in mecha dripper and make my juices ... thanks to the prepas of the pros.