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Hi All, Anthony Vapes back here with my review of the Wismec Luxotic MF Mod. Please see bottom for disclaimers and links. Note: this was marked as a sample version.

Introduction:

The Wismec Luxotic MF Mod is a newer mod from popular vape manufacturer Wismec. Their newest is the Wismec Active which i’ll get to later this year but first come first serve. The MF stands for Multifunction as the luxotic MF has tons of options. It can be used as a single 2×700 squonk mod or as a dual 18650 parallel mod. It features replaceable chips as well coming standard with a basic 100 watt regulated chip with the standard wismec feature set as well as an optional DO (Direct output) chip you can swap out making it like the Luxotic BF mod or Aspire Feedlink Mod. The review sample comes with both chips. Looking around online i see it listed around 30-50 USD depending which chip you buy it with and the DO chip being sold around 10 USD or a standard chip for around 20 USD separate. It also comes in a kit version with the guillotine 2 RDA but i already reviewed that so won’t be touching on that today . It’s available in 2 colors, Black and Silver.

Manufacturer's Specs: Mod

  • Dimensions – 87mm by 47.5mm by 27.6mm
  • Single or Dual High-Amp 21700 Battery – Not Included
  • Optional Single or Dual High-Amp 18650 Battery Configuration
  • Interchangeable AVATAR Board
  • Power Options: Direct Output or Variable Voltage
  • 7mL Soft Silicone Squonk Bottle
  • Wattage Output Range: 1-100W
  • Intuitive Firing Button
  • 0.91" OLED Display Screen (Variable Voltage Version Only)
  • Magnetic Metal Squonk Plate
  • Magnetic Battery Door
  • Over-Charge Protection
  • Over-Discharge Protection
  • Over 10s Protection
  • Reverse Polarity Protection
  • Over-Current Protection
  • Temperature Protection
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • Replaceable Spring-Loaded 510 Connection
  • Available in Black or Silver

Included in box:

  • 1 Luxotic MF 100W Box Mod
  • 1 Connector
  • 1 Silicone Case
  • 1 Battery Sleeve
  • 1 Magnetic Plate
  • 1 Spare Parts
  • 1 Warning Card
  • 1 User Manual

Picture Album

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Initial Impressions and features

When I first got this Mod, i found it to be pretty interesting. It has a few ways it can be used. The review sample came with both the standard 100 watt adjustable chip as well as a non adjustable DO (Direct Output) chip. Any version you get can be used as a dual 18650 parallel mod or a single 2×700 squonk mod. The main point from what I heard was that they wanted a user serviceable mod to sell for places where it’s hard to find vape stuff so people can repair them themselves. It does make some sense in that regard but still doesn't explain the DO chip where it could be done without that. Either way wasn’t really sure how to feel about this mod from the start but figured it would make the most sense to use as a since 2×700 squonk mod however i also used it as a dual 18650 parallel mod as well.

Watt Mode Performance (chart and spreadsheet in picture album)

Now let’s get into some data. I ran my normal testing. I only tested in single 21700 mode, I used Samsung 30T 21700 batteries for the testing. Testing resistances were done at .12, .14, .19, and .57 ohms. wattage points were max (100), 80, 60, 40 and 20. At .12 ohms it maxed out at 78 watts and 25 amps. For the rest of the testing it hit quite weak 4-18 watts. It struggled a bit with the low resistance. At .14 it maxed out at 86 watts. The rest were again pretty weak anywhere from 2-9 watts. For the .19 test it maxed out at 93 watts. Much better than the lower resistances but still slightly weak 1-5 watts. For the .57 testing it maxed out at 106 watts and 7.784 volts. For the rest of the testing it was a little high 1-5 watts. The volts shows there is a boost circuit in this mod like most single battery mods have.

For the DO chip, I tested it at the same 4 resistances. With a .12 i got 78 watts which is the same as using the standard chip turned all the way up. With a .14 I got 76 watts which was 12 fewer than the standard chip put out max. With a .19 I got 63 watts and with a .57 i got 27 watts.

Overall I felt the performance of this mod was Just decent. It struggled with the .12 ohm and .14 ohm tests. It mostly hits pretty weak at low ohm high watts. I consider it to be accurately rated at 100 watts since i got 106 max however you’ll need to build above a .19 ohm to get the 100 watts. The 7.784+ volt limit shows there is a boost circuit. Their manual doesn’t list max Volts but my 7.784 was capped off by the watt limit. They do not list an amp limit on this mod either i could find. The most i got was 25 with a .12 and .14 ohm coil. 25 is on the lower end of average for a single battery mod as most are 25-30 so basically just good enough. The DO chip performed as it should. Typically for those types of mods i look for around 60 watts with a .2 ish build and it does that. It’s right on par with the luxotic BF, pumper 18, and feedlink so performs as it should. With that said, it does feel pointless as it offers nothing you can’t get from the regular chip

Simplified TLDR Power Performance summary

Mod performance is just ok. Hits mostly weak and works best at low watts or above .19 ohm. Accurately rated for watts (106), Yes boost circuit, lower side of average amp limit of 25. Volts tested at 7.784+.

Temperature Control Performance

I’ll keep it short and sweet. It’s typical wismec temp control so not good. This really needs to be fixed. Myself and many others have been saying this for years but they don't want to listen. I don’t know how else to say it. Doesn’t even stay in TC mode without kicking you out. It’s on par with the longstanding reputation of terrible TC from wismec and really needs to be addressed. This is getting old and annoying to me personally.

Other Usage Notes

The mod uses a standard 5 click to turn on and off. The Menu is pretty simple. 3 clicks to enter the menus which lets you pick from wattage, bypass, TC for NI200, Ti, and SS and 3 TCR memory modes. 2 clicks to enter the menu of turning the logo on or off. Fire and down for stealth on, up and down to lock adjustment buttons. With the mod off, up and down flips the screen, Fire and down shows live battery voltage, fire and up lets you program the TCR values. Typical wismec menu but i wish they would update it better. I mean having to turn the mod off and then hold buttons just to adjust a TCR is archaic at best but not greatly annoying since TC doesn't work anyway. Also a few times i encountered an issue where it would give me an atomizer short and refuse to fire. Popping out the battery and putting it back in fixes it. Seems more like a glitch that only happened a handful of times but still very annoying.

The Luxotic MF adjusts by 1 watt increments over 20 watts and .1 watts under 20 watts. I love that and wish all mods did something similar. The mod itself is built solid with no rattle at all, and feels solid with a good weight to it. The Battery door is a standard magnetic backplate and It’s easy to get batteries in and out without damaging wraps. My battery door didn't’ fit well and had a lot of play in it but after swapping chips in it the door fits much better with minor play on it. Seems like it just needed the bottom screws to be a little tighter. It takes 1 20700, 21700 or 18650 battery as a squonker but can also take dual 18650 parallel without the squonk bottle via a small adapter plate. There is a ribbon in the battery sled to make it easier but it feels like it’s on the wrong side and not super useful. . All the batteries i used fit really nicely in the mod including the avatar controls ones which seem to be slightly larger than most 21700 batteries. I also used the vapecell gold 20700, ijoy 5 leg 20700, samsung 30T 21700, aspire 21700 in parallel mode VTC5a batteries. I didn’t use a single 18650 config. No issues with any of them and no damaged wraps. They also include a piece that magnets in place over the squonk bottle cutout when using it in parallel mode, but it doesn't fit very well but i guess it looks better than a hole

The paint on the mod is good. I have the black one. No wearing or fading outside of the bottom which is pretty normal. It’s a basic looking black mod, nothing great but nothing bad either. The fire button is nice and clicky and a decent size. It’s a simple black square with no texture on it. The 510 pin gave me no issues and every atomizer i used on it worked great with no gaps. The mod handles 25mm atomizers without overhang. The screen is a basic “DNA style” black and white screen. It’s on the small side for mods these days. I’d like to see better screens personally. This mod doesn't have USB charging which i understand due to the different battery configurations it can take. Still if using a single battery mod it’s nice to have one even though i prefer charging externally and just swapping out batteries personally.

Squonk System

The Wismec Luxotic MF uses a pretty standard squonk system. Nothing proprietary which is great. It comes with 1 tall skinny 7ml bottle that is silicone and clear. No complaints there except i’d like to have gotten a spare bottle as well. The squonking works as it should. No issues or leaks personally. The bottle straw just pops onto the bottom of the 510 pin so finding 3rd party spare bottles should be pretty simple. I didn’t try other bottles in it personally but don’t foresee issues. Overall good squonk system

Pros:

  • Accurately rated for watts
  • decent amp limit
  • boost circuit
  • batteries are easy to get in and out without damaging wraps
  • good volt limit
  • large juice bottles (7ml)
  • nice fire button
  • Battery compatibility (21700, 20700, 18650)
  • Price point (under 50USD)
  • Standard Squonk System
  • DO chip performs well
  • chips can be purchased separate and user replaceable
  • can be used as a parallel dual 18650 mod
  • good size and shape
  • full watt adjustment 20+

Cons:

  • Temp Control Performance
  • lack of color options
  • Power mode performance could be better
  • no pre-heat options
  • old outdated menu system
  • no spare bottle included
  • small basic screen
  • DO chip is unnecessary
  • Atomizer short issue

Conclusion

So with all that said, do I recommend this mod or not? I don’t like to do a hard yes or no but this one has to lean towards the no. It’s more of a “jack of all, master of none” mod that tries to do too much and doesn't really nail any of it. It is cool you can easily replace the chip but outside of that it’s a lower tier single battery squonk mod with some annoying issues that probably only beats out the anita and no other one’s on the market. It’s nothing i can put my name on personally so I won’t be adding it to my sheet of recs linked down below.

This is Anthony Vapes just keeping it honest, hopefully you all can say the same and i’ll catch you on my next review.

Product Disclaimer

This product was sent to me from Wismec

Review Disclaimer

Due to possible QC difference your experience may vary.

Reviewer Disclaimer

I’ve been doing vape reviews since late 2016 and have done around 250 reviews to date. I enjoy helping vapers on forums as well and helping contribute to the great vape community. I’m not an “out of the box” reviewer. I do my best to be thorough at all times and have enough experience with many products to tell what’s good and what’s not. All mods get tested with an oscilloscope and stress tested and results are posted in my reviews.

Recommendations and Past Review Links

written reviews list here

Youtube Channel here

Spreadhseet of Recommendations here

Best of 2018 so far list here

Best of 2017 list here

Hi All, Anthony Vapes back here with my review of the Wismec Luxotic MF Mod. Please see bottom for disclaimers and links. Note: this was marked as a sample version.Introduction:The Wismec Luxotic MF Mod is a newer mod from popular vape manufacturer Wismec. Their newest is the Wismec Active which i’ll get to later this year but first come first serve. The MF stands for Multifunction as the luxotic MF has tons of options. It can be used as a single 2×700 squonk mod or as a dual 18650 parallel mod. It features replaceable chips as well coming standard with a basic 100 watt regulated chip with the standard wismec feature set as well as an optional DO (Direct output) chip you can swap out making it like the Luxotic BF mod or Aspire Feedlink Mod. The review sample comes with both chips. Looking around online i see it listed around 30-50 USD depending which chip you buy it with and the DO chip being sold around 10 USD or a standard chip for around 20 USD separate. It also comes in a kit version with the guillotine 2 RDA but i already reviewed that so won’t be touching on that today . It’s available in 2 colors, Black and Silver.Manufacturer’s Specs: ModDimensions – 87mm by 47.5mm by 27.6mmSingle or Dual High-Amp 21700 Battery – Not IncludedOptional Single or Dual High-Amp 18650 Battery ConfigurationInterchangeable AVATAR BoardPower Options: Direct Output or Variable Voltage7mL Soft Silicone Squonk BottleWattage Output Range: 1-100WIntuitive Firing Button0.91″ OLED Display Screen (Variable Voltage Version Only)Magnetic Metal Squonk PlateMagnetic Battery DoorOver-Charge ProtectionOver-Discharge ProtectionOver 10s ProtectionReverse Polarity ProtectionOver-Current ProtectionTemperature ProtectionShort-Circuit ProtectionReplaceable Spring-Loaded 510 ConnectionAvailable in Black or SilverIncluded in box:1 Luxotic MF 100W Box Mod1 Connector1 Silicone Case1 Battery Sleeve1 Magnetic Plate1 Spare Parts1 Warning Card1 User ManualPicture AlbumalbumInitial Impressions and featuresWhen I first got this Mod, i found it to be pretty interesting. It has a few ways it can be used. The review sample came with both the standard 100 watt adjustable chip as well as a non adjustable DO (Direct Output) chip. Any version you get can be used as a dual 18650 parallel mod or a single 2×700 squonk mod. The main point from what I heard was that they wanted a user serviceable mod to sell for places where it’s hard to find vape stuff so people can repair them themselves. It does make some sense in that regard but still doesn’t explain the DO chip where it could be done without that. Either way wasn’t really sure how to feel about this mod from the start but figured it would make the most sense to use as a since 2×700 squonk mod however i also used it as a dual 18650 parallel mod as well.Watt Mode Performance (chart and spreadsheet in picture album)Now let’s get into some data. I ran my normal testing. I only tested in single 21700 mode, I used Samsung 30T 21700 batteries for the testing. Testing resistances were done at .12, .14, .19, and .57 ohms. wattage points were max (100), 80, 60, 40 and 20. At .12 ohms it maxed out at 78 watts and 25 amps. For the rest of the testing it hit quite weak 4-18 watts. It struggled a bit with the low resistance. At .14 it maxed out at 86 watts. The rest were again pretty weak anywhere from 2-9 watts. For the .19 test it maxed out at 93 watts. Much better than the lower resistances but still slightly weak 1-5 watts. For the .57 testing it maxed out at 106 watts and 7.784 volts. For the rest of the testing it was a little high 1-5 watts. The volts shows there is a boost circuit in this mod like most single battery mods have.For the DO chip, I tested it at the same 4 resistances. With a .12 i got 78 watts which is the same as using the standard chip turned all the way up. With a .14 I got 76 watts which was 12 fewer than the standard chip put out max. With a .19 I got 63 watts and with a .57 i got 27 watts.Overall I felt the performance of this mod was Just decent. It struggled with the .12 ohm and .14 ohm tests. It mostly hits pretty weak at low ohm high watts. I consider it to be accurately rated at 100 watts since i got 106 max however you’ll need to build above a .19 ohm to get the 100 watts. The 7.784+ volt limit shows there is a boost circuit. Their manual doesn’t list max Volts but my 7.784 was capped off by the watt limit. They do not list an amp limit on this mod either i could find. The most i got was 25 with a .12 and .14 ohm coil. 25 is on the lower end of average for a single battery mod as most are 25-30 so basically just good enough. The DO chip performed as it should. Typically for those types of mods i look for around 60 watts with a .2 ish build and it does that. It’s right on par with the luxotic BF, pumper 18, and feedlink so performs as it should. With that said, it does feel pointless as it offers nothing you can’t get from the regular chipSimplified TLDR Power Performance summaryMod performance is just ok. Hits mostly weak and works best at low watts or above .19 ohm. Accurately rated for watts (106), Yes boost circuit, lower side of average amp limit of 25. Volts tested at 7.784+.Temperature Control PerformanceI’ll keep it short and sweet. It’s typical wismec temp control so not good. This really needs to be fixed. Myself and many others have been saying this for years but they don’t want to listen. I don’t know how else to say it. Doesn’t even stay in TC mode without kicking you out. It’s on par with the longstanding reputation of terrible TC from wismec and really needs to be addressed. This is getting old and annoying to me personally.Other Usage NotesThe mod uses a standard 5 click to turn on and off. The Menu is pretty simple. 3 clicks to enter the menus which lets you pick from wattage, bypass, TC for NI200, Ti, and SS and 3 TCR memory modes. 2 clicks to enter the menu of turning the logo on or off. Fire and down for stealth on, up and down to lock adjustment buttons. With the mod off, up and down flips the screen, Fire and down shows live battery voltage, fire and up lets you program the TCR values. Typical wismec menu but i wish they would update it better. I mean having to turn the mod off and then hold buttons just to adjust a TCR is archaic at best but not greatly annoying since TC doesn’t work anyway. Also a few times i encountered an issue where it would give me an atomizer short and refuse to fire. Popping out the battery and putting it back in fixes it. Seems more like a glitch that only happened a handful of times but still very annoying.The Luxotic MF adjusts by 1 watt increments over 20 watts and .1 watts under 20 watts. I love that and wish all mods did something similar. The mod itself is built solid with no rattle at all, and feels solid with a good weight to it. The Battery door is a standard magnetic backplate and It’s easy to get batteries in and out without damaging wraps. My battery door didn’t’ fit well and had a lot of play in it but after swapping chips in it the door fits much better with minor play on it. Seems like it just needed the bottom screws to be a little tighter. It takes 1 20700, 21700 or 18650 battery as a squonker but can also take dual 18650 parallel without the squonk bottle via a small adapter plate. There is a ribbon in the battery sled to make it easier but it feels like it’s on the wrong side and not super useful. . All the batteries i used fit really nicely in the mod including the avatar controls ones which seem to be slightly larger than most 21700 batteries. I also used the vapecell gold 20700, ijoy 5 leg 20700, samsung 30T 21700, aspire 21700 in parallel mode VTC5a batteries. I didn’t use a single 18650 config. No issues with any of them and no damaged wraps. They also include a piece that magnets in place over the squonk bottle cutout when using it in parallel mode, but it doesn’t fit very well but i guess it looks better than a holeThe paint on the mod is good. I have the black one. No wearing or fading outside of the bottom which is pretty normal. It’s a basic looking black mod, nothing great but nothing bad either. The fire button is nice and clicky and a decent size. It’s a simple black square with no texture on it. The 510 pin gave me no issues and every atomizer i used on it worked great with no gaps. The mod handles 25mm atomizers without overhang. The screen is a basic “DNA style” black and white screen. It’s on the small side for mods these days. I’d like to see better screens personally. This mod doesn’t have USB charging which i understand due to the different battery configurations it can take. Still if using a single battery mod it’s nice to have one even though i prefer charging externally and just swapping out batteries personally.Squonk SystemThe Wismec Luxotic MF uses a pretty standard squonk system. Nothing proprietary which is great. It comes with 1 tall skinny 7ml bottle that is silicone and clear. No complaints there except i’d like to have gotten a spare bottle as well. The squonking works as it should. No issues or leaks personally. The bottle straw just pops onto the bottom of the 510 pin so finding 3rd party spare bottles should be pretty simple. I didn’t try other bottles in it personally but don’t foresee issues. Overall good squonk systemPros:Accurately rated for wattsdecent amp limitboost circuitbatteries are easy to get in and out without damaging wrapsgood volt limitlarge juice bottles (7ml)nice fire buttonBattery compatibility (21700, 20700, 18650)Price point (under 50USD)Standard Squonk SystemDO chip performs wellchips can be purchased separate and user replaceablecan be used as a parallel dual 18650 modgood size and shapefull watt adjustment 20+Cons:Temp Control Performancelack of color optionsPower mode performance could be betterno pre-heat optionsold outdated menu systemno spare bottle includedsmall basic screenDO chip is unnecessaryAtomizer short issueConclusionSo with all that said, do I recommend this mod or not? I don’t like to do a hard yes or no but this one has to lean towards the no. It’s more of a “jack of all, master of none” mod that tries to do too much and doesn’t really nail any of it. It is cool you can easily replace the chip but outside of that it’s a lower tier single battery squonk mod with some annoying issues that probably only beats out the anita and no other one’s on the market. It’s nothing i can put my name on personally so I won’t be adding it to my sheet of recs linked down below.This is Anthony Vapes just keeping it honest, hopefully you all can say the same and i’ll catch you on my next review.Product DisclaimerThis product was sent to me from WismecReview DisclaimerDue to possible QC difference your experience may vary.Reviewer DisclaimerI’ve been doing vape reviews since late 2016 and have done around 250 reviews to date. I enjoy helping vapers on forums as well and helping contribute to the great vape community. I’m not an “out of the box” reviewer. I do my best to be thorough at all times and have enough experience with many products to tell what’s good and what’s not. All mods get tested with an oscilloscope and stress tested and results are posted in my reviews.Recommendations and Past Review Linkswritten reviews list hereYoutube Channel hereSpreadhseet of Recommendations hereBest of 2018 so far list hereBest of 2017 list here

Submitted September 13, 2018 at 11:38PM by Anthony_Vapes
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