Box mods capable of 50 to 100 watts are trickling into the market. In the meantime, there are many smaller, more affordable mods which are also realistic devices for the average vaper and are now common enough to be into a second or third version.
The Innokin iTaste MVP is one such example. Between those devices is a handful of e cigs that look like control units for radio controlled boats or small radios: 30 Watt Box Mods. Here is a list of some you will find, but be forewarned: their shape lends this style of device to plentiful cloning, some of it not just inferior but dangerous. You are always best purchasing an e cig mod through a registered supplier, whether in person or over the internet. Clones might be alright: it depends who did the cloning.
Top 5 30 Watt Box Mods
The average box mod is now rated 40W or more and many provide temperature control, but there are numerous 30 watt contenders still worth a look. Like any vaping craze, the desire to own the most powerful, advanced device and most complex tanks or RDAs does not permeate the entire community. The majority wants a simple product like a 30W box mod by one of vaping’s top names.
The Top 5
That is why I have compiled a list of five 30 watt box mods for your consideration. Other mods offering up to 30 watts are limited edition items made to be exclusive and artistic but not necessarily practical. They also cost way more than the items listed here:
• Cloupor Mini
• Eleaf iStick
• Innokin MVP iTaste 3.0
• Sigelei Mini
• Aspire ESP
Take a look at each one in reverse order.
#5 Innokin iTaste MVP 3.0
This is a really good device and only winds up in 5th place because it’s also the most costly of the five (around $70). That’s because Innokin’s MVP devices double as a battery bank, explaining its huge battery power (3800 mAh) compared with their limited wattage range. Innokin tweaked a few aspects of this box mod, added more wattage, and gave it a lighter chassis, but the MVP retains many features. Use this as a pass-through mod while charging. Read the improved screen for battery life, wattage, and resistance down to 0.4 ohms. A battery-life LED indicator changes color to indicate charge level. Select from several lovely colors.
#4 Aspire ESP
Aspire’s 5-30W device takes first place in terms of stealth, being coated in black carbon fiber. Otherwise, its performance and the fact that Aspire is a respected brand recommend the ESP more than anything visual. The 1900-mAh battery is charged internally: use your mod while charging or wait until the battery icon reads “full.” Instead of pressing buttons, turn a rotary knob located on the top near your threading well to adjust wattage.
#3 Sigelei 30W
Like Aspire’s ESP, this Sigelei device starts at 5 watts and climbs to 30W, but use buttons to make adjustments or to select a different mode entirely: mechanical vaping. Using the Sigelei 30W allows one to vape at even lower sub-ohms than 0.3, although that’s going to be good enough for most vapers. Either you take batteries out via their magnetic door or keep them in and charge cells using the micro-port.
#2 Cloupor Mod
The other devices have a lot going for them and it’s a really close race, but Cloupor’s 7-30W mod utilizes a flip-screen. This means you can use it in your right or left hand. Set it in voltage mode between 3.6 and 7 volts. The screen depicts ohms to the one-hundredth place plus battery power, volts, and watts. There is a 15-second overtime safeguard to prevent users from over-vaping, pass-through capacity, and an adjustable 510 thread to accommodate most atomizers. Ohms start as low as 0.45.
#1 Eleaf iStick
If it’s true what they say about shoppers showing bias in favor of pretty things more than practical ones, then Eleaf’s iStick provides a double-whammy: looks and talent. Use the iStick between 5 and 30W, 2V to 8V, and down to 0.4 ohms. The 2200-mAh battery is built in, so recharge and vape simultaneously. Eleaf’s chipset cuts you off at 10 seconds to prevent over-time vaping, protects your device against a shorted circuit, and won’t operate if voltage is too low. There are four colors, a stainless steel threading well, and a lip at the well to cover any gap which might otherwise show between your selected atomizer and mod.
There isn’t much between these devices. With the exception of Innokin’s offering, their price range is similar. Battery power is close: between 1900 mAh and 2200 mAh. They all accept 510-threaded atomizers and facilitate sub-ohm vaping. You get a screen, resistance reading, and the promise of high quality from each brand.
DNA 30 Watt Box Mod
The DNA 30 climbs from 7 to 30 watts by 0.1-watt increments at your bidding under the power of an 18650 battery. This device is removable so as to prolong the life of your mod. Those content to use the DNA 30 after the battery has charged one last time simply replace the battery and continue using their device.
It locks and unlocks with five quick clicks of the button and the screen turns off to achieve “stealth mode” or when you turn it off except to show that your DNA 30 is “locked,” thus saving power. Your mod will also turn off if there is a short circuit so as to protect the atomizer you have attached. Internet suppliers charge around $100 for a package with a USB cable and battery plus vaporizer.
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Hana Modz/Hana Clone: $75 to $200
There are differing opinions about the Hana Modz: that it is the best thing since High-vegetable glycerin e-juice or that spending $200 is a waste of money. “Buy a clone” some people insist. You will still enjoy full power for less cost.
Come to your own conclusions about this theory based on reviews. The Hana Modz and clones contain a 2400-mAh LiPo battery. Your device is compact but brightly finished in colors like blue, black, green, orange, or red. A highly compatible 510 connector accepts atomizers to as low a resistance as 0.4 ohms.
Cloupor 30 Watt Mod
A 510-threading port and the domed button are both flush on the Cloupor which works with resistance from 0.3 to 3.3 ohms. These sub-ohm figures are meaningful to vapers because as resistance lowers, they achieve higher temperatures without increasing voltage. The Cloupor resembles those devices above and, like the Hana Modz, has a built-in battery. The internal chip prevents damage to the battery from overcharging.
HCigar DNA 30
HCigar makes some of the finest clones in the e cig industry, be it a mechanical mod or one of these which mimics a popular box-shaped e cig. For about $100, you receive a reliable device that rises at 0.1-watt increments to 30 watts and also accepts 0.5 to 3.3 ohms resistance. There is no reverse battery protection but you can use this box-style electronic cig as a pass-through battery.
Voltage, ohms, and wattage all come upon the screen unless you turn it to stealth mode. As is typical of this style of electronic cigarette, the body is made of aluminum: 6061 Billet aluminum, in this case. As a result, it looks heavy and powerful but is really quite light.