Mini Bolt by AlphaFox
Mini Bolt by AlphaFox

Mini Bolt by AlphaFox

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor who has loaned the product for the magazine: Do not wish to be named.
  • Price of the tested product: 49.90 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: 50 watts
  • Maximum voltage: 8
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: 0.1

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

The Mini Bolt is a mini box with contained dimensions. However, it will provide you with 52W using an 18500 (at least 15A) battery, to keep its size small and allow the battery to be changed at any time.

It offers two working modes: variable power or temperature control but can also integrate the choice of resistive by programming the temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR) and can memorize up to five choices of vape.

Very light, it also comes in two different colors, black or red. With a simple and clean look, the Mini Bolt has a simple ergonomics with a proprietary chipset Alphafox 52AF, which also displays the number of puffs.

A compact box, very complete, with honorable performances and a sport look, balanced by buttons and a screen well adapted.

Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width or Product Diameter in mm: 23 x 39
  • Product Length or Height in mm: 58
  • Product weight in grams: 95 and 127gr with battery
  • Material constituting the product: Stainless steel
  • Type of Form Factor: Box mini
  • Decoration style: Sport
  • Quality of decoration: Excellent
  • Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
  • 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: 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: 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: 4.4 / 5 4.4 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

The body of this box is stainless steel and its anodized red metal coating (for my test) is devilishly pretty. Associated with the matte black paint of the removable hatch to access the battery, the set makes really good. For fingerprints, there is nothing to say, it is perfect, nothing marks.

Small but not as light as it weighs 127gr with the battery, which remains correct for a box, but reminding that the manufacturer has opted for the strength of steel compared to aluminum. It remains nonetheless, it is discreet with these dimensions which are significant for the transport

The buttons are round, metal, very responsive and perfectly adapted to the overall template with a judicious positioning. The switch remains, as usual, near the top-cap on the front. Below, the screen occupies the rest of the place. The adjustment buttons are on the side of the box, near the screen. On the other side, there is the UBS port for recharging the battery.

The cover allowing the insertion of the accumulator is held by four magnets at each end. Sufficient maintenance and easy handling, both for opening and closing.

The OLED screen is large enough with a clear and bright display that is as follows:

At the top, the mode you are on. Then the voltage displayed during the vape, the heating time during the vape, the value of your resistance and the number of use "push" on the switch.

Below, basically, we have the value of the power (or temperature) to which we vape

To finish the symbol of a battery shows you the remaining battery life beside which a smiley is associated.

The top-cap can accept 23 mm diameter atomizers and the spring-mounted pin allows flush mounting. Under the box, six sets of two holes arranged in a star around a central hole provide the chipset a nice ventilation when heating electronic elements.

Above the adjustment knobs, the associated Alphafox and Yolsen logos are displayed in white silkscreen which goes well with the overall design.

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, Fixed protection against overheating of the resistors of the atomizer, Variable protection against overheating of the resistors of the atomizer, Temperature control of the resistors of atomizer
  • Accusability: 18500
  • 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 function possible via Micro-USB
  • Is the recharge function pass-through? Yes
  • 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: 23
  • Accuracy of the output power at full charge of the battery: Excellent, there is no difference between the requested power and the actual power
  • Accuracy the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Excellent, there is no difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage

Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 4.8 / 5 4.8 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

The mini bolt is small but generous in features:

- Adjusting the brightness of the screen
- Key lock function
- Operation in power mode from 5W to 52W (resistive wire in Kanthal),
- Operation in temperature control mode with resistive wire in Nickel, Titanium or Stainless Steel from 100 ° C to 300 ° C or 212 ° F to 572 ° F.
- TCR and TFR function with resistance adjustment
- 5 spaces to store settings
- Puff meter and programmed voluntary limitation
- Protection against excess temperature of the chipset
- Protection against the short circuit of the atomizer
- Warning on resistances too low or too high
- Reverse polarity protection
- Protection against deep discharge of the battery
- Floating pine
- Easy replacement of the battery (magnetic cover)
- Recharging the battery via the USB cable
- Air regulation

A very complete Mini Bolt.

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 packaging is reasonable for the proposed rate.

In a black and silver box beautifully decorated, a window lets you see the box. Below the box, the general characteristics are displayed.

Inside, the box is wedged in a protective foam, next to the micro-usb cable for recharging.

Under the foam, instructions for use in several languages ​​are provided. The translation is not always very precise, but everything is described, as much on the characteristics as on the description of the manipulations to be carried out.

Good packaging that is fun especially when you know that 18500 battery is provided, which is not common.

Appreciations in use

  • Transport facilities with the test atomizer: Ok for a side pocket of Jean (no discomfort)
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
  • Easy to change the batteries: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
  • 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: 5 / 5 5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

In use, it is a small wonder that works perfectly well. Very responsive, it provides the requested power without latency and without heating. It is ergonomic with rounded corners and small size. Thus, it fits perfectly in the hand and takes very little space.

The entire procedure is indicated in the instructions. The manipulations are still quite numerous and the risk of error is possible but after a good grip, it will be a breeze.

Although it offers a power of 52W, the range at this value will not be huge. On the other hand, a daily vape between 20 and 30W will be perfect to hold more than half a day with an 18500 battery delivering an intensity of at least 15A.

A good product with an efficient chipset.

Recommendations for use

  • Type of batteries used during the tests: 18500
  • Number of batteries used during testing: 1
  • 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? All atomizers having a width of 23mm maxi
  • Description of the test configuration used: a 50W, 30W and CT a 230 ° C
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: There are none in particular

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.8 / 5 4.8 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

The Mini Bolt is convenient for anyone looking for a compact and efficient set-up. As powerful as a box equipped with an 18650 battery at maximum power, this box also offers a discreet format with its supplied 18500 battery.

Its autonomy is very suitable but the amperage of 15A mini imposes to save the power of vape between 20 and 30W to preserve a duration of vape of half a day. Even if vapping 50W is quite possible with a satisfactory result, it is the autonomy that will suffer but the change of battery is so easy, that equipped with several batteries, this power will be assured.

The look of sporty, with red paint metal and black, is sublime. These shapes are appreciable and its top-cap compatible to accommodate an atomizer up to 23mm in diameter.

It is a box of quality, well worked, without any apparent screws, everything has been neat in its preparation. In addition, it is packed with many features and provides all the necessary security.

A mini box that makes the maxi!


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