- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: LCA Distribution
- Price of the tested product: 65 €
- Product category based on sales price: Mid-range (from 41 to 80 €)
- Mod type: Electronics with voltage and variable power with temperature control
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: 80W
- Maximum voltage: 5V
- Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: Less than 0.1
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
Sigelei the return ! And not only a little, and for our greatest pleasure, at least, mine for sure. Think that I had stayed at 19 Telescope because at the time (we're talking about the beginning of the century), the mecha was king and this mod was pretty cool since it could ship 1 or 2 18350 (I advise stacking), an 18500, or 18650 through its tubes sliding by screwing, and that's not all! His huge switch was magnetized to repress the battery at rest and his top-cap included a connection 510 and eGo, she is not beautiful the vape of grandpa?
Today of course, it's funny, even though my Telescope will still be functional when you have already thrown your Snowwolf Baby (Do you feel the hint of irony there?), built-in battery requires.
So today we are talking about Starter Kit, 80W Maxi Regulated Box and 5,5ml Clearomizer, all for about 65 €. Before going into the details of this original combo, let's mention that Sigelei is a Chinese company, present in R & D, manufacture and sale since September 2011. In 2013, the box opts for electronics and start 2014, they already release their chipsets 20W / 30W / 50W, 2014 end, it is the turn of 100 and 150W to break into the market. Since, discreetly but surely in 2016 while TCR TFR functions arrive, Sigelei presents carbon fiber boxes with advanced electronics that are doing well. Sigelei it's that too:
These are not jokers who tinker in a garage guys, we'll see what they have reserved for us this time.
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mm: 27
- Product Length or Height in mm: 68
- Product weight in grams: 230
- Material constituting the product: Stainless steel, brass, stainless steel grade 304, glass, zinc alloy
- Type of Form Factor: Box mini - IStick type
- Decorative Style: Classic Animal Style 3D
- Quality of decoration: Excellent, it is a work of art
- Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
- All the components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
- Fire button position: Lateral near top-cap and bottom cap
- Fire button type: Mechanical metal on contact rubber
- Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 3
- Type of User Interface Buttons: Metal Mechanics on Contact Rubber
- Quality of the interface button (s): Good, the button is very responsive
- Number of parts in the product: 7
- Number of threads: 3
- Quality of the threads: Very good
- Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes
Vapelier's note on quality feelings: 4.2 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
The box is made of zinc alloy and probably alu, it weighs 172g for a minimum size: height = 68mm, width = 44mm, mini thickness (top-cap) = 25mm, maxi (the nose of the wolf) = 32mm. One of the characteristics of this material is its decoration in relief, that of the test is golden, for discretion we will say ... we will not say anything.
Its general shape is rectangular but its worked ergonomics give it multiple chamfers (lateral 4) and other pointed shapes (arrows, diamonds) as well as offsets (19mm long), on each side of the top-cap, from to 1,5mm penalty and whose utility escapes me. The 510 connector is made of stainless steel.
The side switch firing (you are ready Houston?) Is a notched tongue (fire bar type) of the same alloy as the Box, 40,5mm long for 10mm wide, which acts on both sides of the middle for to make the contact, so we have 2 possible positions of fire, it's original.
The other side is reserved for 0,91 23 inch 7 2,5 OLED screen, encased with XNUMXmm in the mass of the box, which avoids direct scratches and some shocks. And of course, the two indispensable arrow-shaped adjustment buttons, one over the other in the direction of the height, they are also gilded.
The wolf facade (with red eyes) is only of aesthetic interest even though its opposite, the back side, soberly adorned with a decor also in relief, holds the Micro USB connector that you will take care to use for recharge the built-in battery.
Very neat material, with impeccable finishes, the top-cap is equipped with a stainless steel disc tray of 20mm diameter, 5 reamed spokes to facilitate a possible air intake and connector 510 with a positive pin brass, screwed and spring loaded.
The atomizer is a clearomizer that, once mounted but empty, weighs 55g. It measures 48mm high for a maximum diameter (5ml Pyrex® tank) of 29mm, for 25 at the base. A notched ring, (golden as the decoration of the Box) closes and opens the airholes on both sides of the base, 2 X 14 X 2mm are available once opened fully.
The filling is done from above by rotating the drip-tip part of the top-cap, no part to unscrew it's nice.
We will see more about this atomizer in the chapter devoted to features and options, but at first, with its 5ml capacity, it seems to agree on the hardware described above, judge instead.
The mounted and filled kit weighs 235g, measures 113mm high and its many available colors should delight vapers of all kinds (it's more convenient than listing them all, but of course, I was thinking especially of ladies).
We will be able to switch to features.
- Type of chipset used: Owner
- Connection type: 510
- Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a spring.
- Lock system ? Code electronics
- 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 the atomizer, Display of the current vape voltage, Fixed protection against overheating of the resistors Atomizer, Variable overheat protection of the atomizer resistors, Temperature control of the atomizer resistors, Supports the update of its firmware, Clear diagnostic messages
- Accu Compatibility: Proprietary Accus
- Does the mod support stacking? No
- Number of used batteries: The batteries are owners / Not applicable
- Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Yes
- Does the mod offer a recharge feature? Charging function possible via Micro-USB
- 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 the mod
- Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes
- Maximum diameter in mm of compatibility with an atomizer: 25
- 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
Reviewer's comments on functional features
The Box is a variation of the snowwolf Mfeng, in baby version, which delivers at most 80W (for 200W to his big sister), it loads a battery Li Po of 2000 mAh which we do not know the CDM in peak or continuously but that we know integrated in the Box ; translation: once the battery at the end of life, you can throw the box. However, I spotted 2 micro-screw Torx cr-vt - 5 under the beast and curiosity will certainly prevail, I'll tell you what is the possibility of changing this battery.
The chipset is proprietary and you can upgrade it on the manufacturer's website If it's happened. All conventional protections are present: Short-circuit, maximum duration of puff 10 seconds, cut in case of internal overheating and mode TC, in case of on and under charge of the battery. For added security, an 4 digits code is used to lock the system, despite the short 5 switches needed to switch on.
Resistances allowed from 0,05 to 3Ω
5 memorizable presets m1 to m5
PWR (power) mode Watt / Volt / m1 to m5 / Ti1 / Ni200 / 304 / 316 / 317 (TC mode m1 to m5)
Compatible Resistive Yarns: Nichrome / Stainless SS (304, 316, 317) / Ni200 / Ti1
Preheat: in W / sec - possible range 0,01 sec
Power Range: 1 to 80W in increments of 0,1W
Temperature range: from 100 to 300 ° C - from 212 to 572 ° F
Output voltage: from 1 to 7,5V
Input voltage: from 3,2 to 4,2V
Built-in 2000mAh battery with USB charging: DC 5V to 2,5A max (no pass-trough function during charging), important detail, there are no degassing vents. A reset function of the factory default values. Further you will see the manipulations to access and choose your settings according to your type of resistive and resistance value used.
The atomizer receives proprietary resistors such as Sigelei MS-M Coil, WH Mini Coil, Snowwolf WF Mini Coil and WF M Coil. It can also take the resistances of Smok TFV 8 Baby. It comes with a glass tank of 5,5ml and another of 3,5ml. The pre-installed resistance for the test is a winding SUS 316L (resistive stainless 316L) to 0, 28 Ω. The base is stainless steel SS 303.
Le Wolf Tank Mini (This is his stage name) is filled by the top-cap without making anything fall or lose, it is appreciable standing in the subway for example. The airflow is adjustable to provide a more aerial vape. Drip-tip 510 nice in resin (810 Widebore), decorated honeycomb (hello Sylvie) quite short: 13mm of a good diameter: 16mm and 6,5mm of useful arrival since the chimney, texture and rounded very pleasant.
Given the limited performance of the battery built into the box and if you do not want to recharge all 4h, opt for resistances above 0,3Ω and quiet vaping between 30 and 50W maxi, especially as you can not vape while charging. Prefer a DC 5,0V phone charger - to 1000, 1500 or 2000 mAh (with maxi to 2500mAh), to USB charging on the computer, the output voltages as well as the intensities delivered are not stable, it contributes greatly to premature wear of the battery and remember, it will probably at best, be very hard to change, at worst, I dare not think about it.
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
A package of the most classic for a kit, 2 cardboard boxes with security of first opening are inserted in a cardboard case, all the material is very effectively protected by compartments of semi rigid foam. You have a certificate of authenticity printed on one side of the case.
The kit includes: The box MFeng Baby
The Wolf Tank Mini clearomiser
A spare Pyrex® tank from 3.5ml
USB / micro-USB charging cable (QC compatible - USB V. 3)
A pre-installed WF Mini resistor from 0.28Ω to be used between 30 and 60W
A WF-H Mini resistor from 0.25Ω to be used between 40 and 80W
A bag of seals and O-rings of replacement (spare parts)
A manual of use in French and in pictures.
Appreciations in use
- Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an inside jacket pocket (no deformations)
- Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing on the street, with a simple handkerchief
- Easy to change the batteries: Not applicable, the battery is only rechargeable
- Did the mod heat up? No
- Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No
Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
For this evaluation, I used the assembly provided and pre-installed: the resistance of 0,28Ω with a juice of my own, in 20 / 80 PG / VG to 50W, 45W and 30W. Before filling, as for any first use, it is necessary to initiate the resistance; a few drops on 4 lights and inside by the edge. After filling, I waited a few more minutes (time to make and whistle a coffee).
At 50W not to take a chance (and because I'm used to it), I opened the vents (airholes) thoroughly and my first puff lasted only 2 seconds inspiring frankly, result: a cloud consequent for the duration and a flavor normally restored (which does not however suffer the comparison with a dripper). After a while, the puffs are longer and the clouds more dense, for the flavor, I would say that it is correct without more. Ato barely warm, the vape is lukewarm cold as I like, for an airy draw with a fruity minty juice.
The coil moves a little resistive value, it went to 0,33 Ω rather quickly (10mn) in increments of 0,02Ω, it is not really embarrassing. The box is very responsive, at this value no need to program a preheat, no latency.
At 45W, the vape is comparable, we can afford longer puffs, it does not heat more than that. On the other hand, at 30W, the restitution of aromas falls into disuse, although the vape is cold, the battery is less head but if the cloud is still provided, tastes are too dimmed.
It seems that in this configuration, the flavor / steam / autonomy compromise is around 40 / 45W, that's what appeared to me during this test day. The battery returned the weapons after about 7ml, I have not exceeded the 50W.
Here is a panel of resistances that you can use on this ato, the values are low, the autonomy will feel it.
The box, meanwhile, is up to the job requested; the battery is a bit short for resistors under 0,25Ω. As promised, here is the detail of the manipulations needed for the settings and possible settings.
I removed 2 torx screws from below the box without convincing results, there must be others under the deco, which requires a takeoff cutter, the material is new, I did not operate this delicate work but soon after the end of the cycle, I will stick and post the result of my investigations in comments of this review.
Recommendations for use
- Type of battery used during the tests: The batteries are owners on this mod
- Number of batteries used during the tests: The batteries are owners / Not applicable
- With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, In sub-ohm assembly not less than 0,3Ω
- With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? The Wolf Tank Mini
- Description of the test configuration used: Kit MFENG Baby: Box + Clearomizer at 0,28 Ohm
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: As you feel, resistance over 0,3Ω
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.6 / 5
The mood ticket of the reviewer
Here we are at the verdict of the specialist (no, it's the ankles, thank you). It seems that the overall score obtained by this protocol is slightly overestimated, I will tell you why, although you have certainly noticed the small defects of this starter kit. Overall it's good material, very good bill, well thought out and impeccably done. It is however for a simple question of vape and autonomy that I want to indicate to you my reservations.
We have a Box that sends up to 80W ... very well; but for how long with a coil at 0,16 Ω? - The clearomizer is very well designed, practical and without leakage, it would be necessary Sigelei think of assigning resistance to 0,5 and 0,8, or over an ohm so that this kit is consistent with the capabilities of the battery. Because it is him the major problem of the combo. The quality of vape is the measure of the proposed material, a clearomiser offers a restoration of the correct flavors and it remains in the norm and not beyond. I must also talk about the price you will put in a discarded material in a year or 18 months, it is really unfortunate to consider such a concentration of know-how and advanced technology as consumable perishable.
Let's stay positive nevertheless, Sigelei made of very beautiful objects that work perfectly, this starter kit is still very beautiful, functional and very practical; and nothing prevents you from equipping yourself with the help of a good old mechanic who will never let you go.
Good luck and see you soon.
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