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Supra 180 by JWELL
Supra 180 by JWELL

Supra 180 by JWELL

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: J WELL
  • Price of the tested product: 109 Euros
  • Product category according to its selling price: High end (from 81 to 120 euros)
  • Mod type: Variable power electronics and temperature control
  • Is the mod telescopic? No
  • Maximum power: 180 watts
  • Maximum voltage: 8.5
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: 0.1

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

The Supra 180 is the new racing beast from J WELL. Always designed in France but built in China for obvious cost reasons, J WELL thus fills the missing link to its catalog, an overkill box.
The Supra 180 is a box equipped with a chipset home 180W temperature control on the most common son (Ni200, Ti and ss316) with a sleek look. The little extra, it is available in two colors.

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Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 5
  • Product Length or Height in mms: 115
  • Product weight in grams: 200
  • Material composing the product: Steel resulting from a specific work, Aluminum
  • Form Factor Type: Classic Box - VaporShark Type
  • Decorative style: Classic
  • Quality of decoration: Excellent, it is a work of art
  • Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
  • All components of this mod seem well assembled? Can do better and I'll tell you why
  • Fire button position: Lateral near the top cap
  • Fire button type: Mechanical plastic on contact rubber
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 3
  • Type of user interface buttons: Mechanical plastic 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: 1
  • Number of threads: 1
  • Quality of the threads: Excellent
  • Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? No

Rating of the vapelier as to feelings quality: 3.7 / 5 3.7 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

At first contact the Supra impresses. Dimensions of good size, hinged battery door, a large OLED screen, only the small fin above the top cap may surprise many.
One thing that is safe, with this design, we like it or we do not like it.

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Where it gets a bit complicated, it's under the battery door. The spring loaded top contactors do not suffer from any problem, which is not the case with the lower contact plate. Indeed, it is simply stuck on the chassis and it took only three insertions of the battery for it to take off.

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Given the claims announced because of its tariff position, this kind of problem should not happen.
I dare to hope that it was only an accident isolated from the product that I test (hope however minimal).

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: 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? 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? No, nothing is planned to feed a bottom atomizer
  • Maximum diameter in mms of compatibility with an atomizer: 22
  • 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: 3.3 / 5 3.3 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

The Supra is a model of simplicity, five clicks to turn off / on the box, 3 clicks to switch from variable power mode to temperature control mode and continuous click on the +/- buttons to lock the shoot button.
If the lock function is useful to prevent unwanted shoots, it only locks the shoot button but the power setting is still available ....
I would have preferred to block the power by leaving free running shoot, even having to turn off the box during transport.
Another small effort gentlemen of the r / d 🙂

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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 is perfect, a beautiful cardboard box covered with black fabric containing the box and its accessories. A USB cable for charging, a manual explaining absolutely all the functions and in French, please.

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Appreciations in use

  • Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an external jacket pocket (no deformations)
  • 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: 4.5 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

Box very easy to handle, we mount his fetish atomizer, three clicks to choose his mode (wv-> ct ni200 -> Ti -> ss316 -> wv) and your set up is ready to work.
Note nevertheless, in temperature control mode, you will only adjust the cutoff temperature, the on-board electronics taking care to adjust itself the appropriate power for the atomizer, depending on its resistance.

Recommendations for use

  • Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
  • Number of batteries used during testing: 4
  • 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? No rules, you get what you want, the box will do the job.
  • Description of the test configuration used: several types of atomizers with different resistances.
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: No rules, it's the way you want.

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.1 / 5 4.1 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

For many, the name of Supra is reminiscent of a famous Japanese star of the series Fast and Furious equipped with a power monster that is the 2JZ.
To give such a name to a box is therefore risky, as the expectations will be great.
Well do not worry, this Supra there, is aptly named.
The Supra180 is racy, powerful and allows you a flawless control thanks to a very good electronics. Although still perfectible in the details, the available power is there.
Its temperature control is well managed and gives excellent results in vape TC. Its variable power mode will propel your wildest montages without complaining to the task.
Despite my little glue problem on a contactor that eventually come off, the Supra180 is a very good box that will find its audience without any worries.
Well, I leave you, I have a 400m to fall under the 4sec bar!

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