- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: The Little Vapoteur
- Price of the tested product: 169 Euros
- Product category according to its selling price: Luxury (over 120 euros)
- Mod type: Variable power electronics
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: 200 watts
- Maximum voltage: 8
- Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: 0.1
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
On the market since the end 2015, this box takes the spirit Hexohm with this intuitive character that distinguishes them from other electronic boxes of the moment. Surric Vapes arrives from the south of the USA and the Surric X takes over by its decoration, the flag of the confederates of the time when the Ricans fought battle between the north and the south. This being, of course, only my humble opinion.
No box or instructions to accompany your purchase, it is regrettable and it will soon be objectionable in the light of European regulations on devices in contact with a power source (it is already, notice).
The box includes two batteries in series for fishing and a certain autonomy compared to a simple battery, (up to 50 / 60 W, for sure) that will bring you to the powers of 200W if you need it, thanks to the proprietary chipset. No control screen, no potentiometer, but a single button to increase or decrease the intensity (maximum around 20A). So be sure to insert good batteries with high discharge capacity.
The market segment corresponding to the price of the beast is at the top of the range. Although the object is simple, it is well finished, of a high quality of manufacture and probably very robust to the use.
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 29
- Product Length or Height in mms: 96
- Product weight in grams: 290
- Material constituting the product: Stainless steel, Aluminum, Brass
- Form Factor Type: Classic Box - VaporShark Type
- Decorative Style: Cultural Reference
- Quality of decoration: Good
- Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
- All components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
- Fire button position: Lateral to 1 / 3 of the tube relative to the top cap
- Fire button type: Mechanical metal on contact rubber
- Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 2
- Type of User Interface Buttons: Metal Mechanics on Contact Rubber
- Quality of the interface button (s): Very good, the button is responsive and does not make any noise
- 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: 4.3 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
190g is the weight without batteries, which makes the Surric a rather heavy material, even though it is essentially composed of aluminum. The thickness of the shell and the lid testify to the will of the manufacturers, to ensure a longevity without deformations to their creation. The lid is magnetic, it is notched at the bottom cap to facilitate its opening, a mortise profile indicates its position and fits against the top cap.
The cradle does not contain extraction tape. It is plastic (isolated) and [+] and [-] markers indicate the positioning of the batteries. The inside of the box is very clean, the chipset is ventilated, the control buttons act directly on the components.
The reported 510 connection appears in aluminum and the stainless steel screw pitch, the brass positive pin is floating. No degassing vent is present.
The decoration in X is also reported, in stainless steel. It is held on the hull by four round-headed screws (6 pans) which are out of the surface of the facades. Aesthetically it's debatable, but the practical side is that laid flat, the box is not scratched. The sides are engraved with inscriptions which I let you appreciate the discretion.
A very beautiful object, perfectly realized, without apparent defect. The buttons have no play, the screw 510 is well made, it's beautiful work.
- Type of chipset used: Owner
- Connection type: 510
- Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a spring.
- Lock system ? No
- Quality of the locking system: None
- Features offered by the mod: Protection against reverse polarity accumulators
- Accusability: 18650
- Does the mod support stacking? No
- Number of batteries supported: 2
- Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Yes
- Does the mod offer a recharge feature? No recharge function offered by the mod
- Is the recharge function pass-through? No recharge function offered by the mod
- 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 the mod
- Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes
- Maximum diameter in mms of compatibility with an atomizer: 29
- 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: 3.5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on functional features
The operation is basic. You screw your ato (from 0,1 ohm) and you pulverize. The knob above the switch will serve to increase or decrease the power, point.
To avoid adding an unsightly potentiometer, Surric Vapes preferred the LED or LED option in French for light-emitting diode. It is an electronic component that emits light and requires only a very low intensity (10 to 20 mA) to work. Its color varies from green to red to indicate the power you use the box. It's quite empirical as a way of finding one's bearings, I admit. On the test model, the LED is prominent, but it exists with the diode integrated in the top cap.
A small sound signal appears when you use it, it seems when you blow. This noise comes from the vibration created by 1000 pulses to the second sequenced by the chipset that resonate with the resistance, I want this from my visit to the chain of Arnaud (Geek N Vaps) and the comment of a surfer who holds him, from Larry from Surric Vapes, with whom he has dined all the same. This sound is not systematic, it is normal and does not mean anything serious.
Let's add that the box is protected against the reversal of polarity of the batteries, a minimum security therefore.
Evaluation of the packaging
- Presence of a box accompanying the product: No
- Would you say that the packaging is up to the price of the product? We make fun of us!
- Presence of a user manual? No
- Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? No
- Does the manual explain ALL features? No
Vapelier's note on the packaging: -0.5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on conditioning
No box, no instructions, just a pouch imitation blue velvet ... without comment.
Appreciations in use
- Transport facilities with the test atomizer: Nothing works, requires a shoulder bag
- 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
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
If you are a follower of the mecha, or the vape to the "feeling", this box should please you. His signal is flat, his potato is effective and without lag, you will not be disappointed either side. If, on the contrary, you prefer the assistance (sometimes energy-consuming) of a complex regulation and a screen of control, you risk a justified frustration. We quickly get used to these gadgets that offer us new technologies and this box does not contain.
The feeling vape has the merit of simplicity, it's just a habit to take. With the Surric X, you just need to know your resistance value to pass without surprise from one ato to another. You can also start a session in the green and increase the power until you get a satisfying vape.
Recommendations for use
- Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
- Number of batteries used during testing: 2
- With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, A Classical Fiber, In Sub-ohm Mount, Genesis Rebuildable
- With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? The one you have will be fine from 0,10 ohm
- Description of the test configuration used: Evo Mirage 0,6ohm - Goblin mini 0,25 ohm
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: Open bar, prefer the sub ohm fixtures, nothing obligatory however.
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.2 / 5
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The mood ticket of the reviewer
The Ricans invented the Mecca a few years ago now. It seems that the trend of their current production returns to the authenticity of this vape felt, with a regulation with minimal functionality and the possibility of high power without heating the batteries. The Surric X, like the Hexohm V2.1, are machines to send without embellishment.
I quite like the concept, a little less aesthetics and dimensions, much less the lack of instructions for use and lack of respect towards the customer by not providing either transport box / protection / storage . At the price where is sold this object, also very well designed, that's what made the difference between the score obtained and the top mod, it would have otherwise, largely obtained.
The Ricans are like that but at the Vapelier, we do not let this condescending flippancy go by. We are not alone and soon, very soon, this kind of product will simply not be able to sell as is in Europe, enjoy it.
Good luck and see you soon.
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