electronic_cigarette
https://ift.tt/eA8V8J
Anthony Vapes: Steamcrave Titan PWM Mod Tech Review https://ift.tt/2AVyNrS

Hi All, Anthony Vapes back here with my review of the Steamcrave Titan PWM Mod. Please see bottom for disclaimers and links. Note: This is a retail version and not marked as a sample

Introduction:

The Steamcrave Titan PWM Mod is the latest and first mod from longtime manufacturer Steamcrave. Mostly known for their atomizers like the aromamizer line of RTAs and the glaz, The Titan PWM mod is made to accommodate their Titan 41mm RTA without overhang. The Titan PWM is a quad 18650 mod (series-parallel) rated at 300 watts and is styled like a hog V3 mech as in it’s a tall rectangle box. It’s available in 3 colors matte black, SS and Matte Gunmetal to match their titan RTA color options. It sells on their official site for 79.90 USD or in a bundle with the titan RTA i reviewed yesterday for 136 USD

Manufacturer's Specs:

  • Powerful, Simple and Safe to Use
  • 4pcs 18650 in parallel/ series
  • Variable voltage adjustment
  • Full safe protections
  • The ramp up time is 25ms
  • Full safe protections
  • overcurrent protection
  • over discharge protection
  • over-temperature protection
  • battery-reverse protection
  • Overtime Protection<=10s
  • Short-circuit protection>=0.06ohm
  • Low voltage protection>=5.6V
  • Max power 300W
  • Input 45A output 60A

Included in box:

  • 1x Titan PWM MOD
  • 1x User manual
  • 1x Steam Crave sticker

Picture Album

album

Initial Impressions and features

When I first got this Mod, I liked the design of it. It’s as simple as it comes and reminded me of a taller version of the hog V3 mech mod. It’s a simple rectangle mod made to accomodate 41mm atomizers like their Titan 41mm RTA. Outside of that it’s as simple as they come and kind of reminds be of a 4 battery version of the squid DB mod. It has a decent sized black and white screen and a dial adjustment that also acts as the fire button sticking out from the side. It’s also voltage adjust only no wattage mod or other fancy modes. Overall i felt like this mod was designed to be simple and pair with their titan RTA which was the point of it so well done there.

Performance (chart and spreadsheet in picture album)

Now let’s get into some data. I ran my normal testing. I used Sony VTC5A batteries for the testing. Testing resistances were done at .12, .16, and .21 ohms. It’s a Voltage adjust only mod so Voltage points were max (8.4), 6, 4, 2, and 1 (minimum voltage). At .12 ohms it maxed out at 300 watts, 5.996 volts and 50 amps. For the rest of the testing it was never off by more than .104 volts and as close as .003 volts to the setting. Very accurate with no struggle. At .16 it maxed out at 310 watts and 7.048 Volts. Again very accurate it was .206V high at the 6V test but the rest were the same as the the .12 ohm test so very accurate again but slightly high. For the .21 test it maxed out at 321 watts and 8.205V. Again really good but a little on the high side With the 6V or higher setting (.205v and .206v) but under that the same as the other tests.

Overall I felt the performance of this mod was really good. It never really struggled and is mostly slightly high .052v to .206v with it hitting higher more on the higher volt settings (above 6). I was able to get 321 watts max, so I consider it to be accurately rated at 300 watts and a little underrated. Their manual doesn’t list a max volt limit, the mod can go up to 8.4v on the settings implying no boost circuit but due to the efficiency of the chip and having 4 batteries in parallel/series the sag is minimal and i was able to get 8.205 with a .21 ohm coil which was over 300 watts so no issue there and well done. They list an amp limit on this mod of 60A. The most i got was 50 with a .12 ohm coil which is still one of the highest available today and much needed with the .06 ohm minimum resistance which would allow 150 watts at that low of a resistance. Personally If i was listing the specs I’d call the mod 320 watts, 8.2V and 50A. So overall not bad listings except the amp limit which i feel is slightly overstated but not too crazy.

This mod is made to fill a niche of high watts and low resistance builds and massive tanks and really just nails it. The mod never got warm when stressing it at all. Even when i was chain vaping the titan 41mm RTA at 180ish watts the mod handled it great. The mod also has no noticeable fire delay. You can get the full 300+ watts between a .12 ohm and .21 ohm coil as well and maybe even a wider range slightly. Also impressive is the minimum 1.052v i got. Many VV mods like this have high minimum volt limits. Some as high as 3.6V which means really low resistance coils have a high minimum wattage the mod can put out. This is not an issue on this mod. Another thing worth noting is this is not a PWM mod as the name suggest. It’s a VV mod so no different form any other regulated mod on the market except that it adjust by volts only and not watts. It’s basically a 4 battery version of the squid DB mod but with volt adjustment instead of watt adjustment or a 4 battery ijoy zenith with a screen instead of a pot.

Simplified TLDR Power Performance summary

Mod performance is really good. Mostly hits slightly high. Accurately rated for watts (321), High amp limit of 50 but falls short of the 60A listed. Max Volts Tested 8.2v with a .21 ohm coil. Not PWM, is just a VV mod with a screen.

Other Usage Notes

The mod uses a standard 5 click to turn it off or on. There is no menu system or other modes or preheats. You can use 3 clicks to lock your voltage. Outside of that you just rotate the dial to adjust voltage. The screen shows a live wattage output while in use as well. And individual battery monitors for each pair of series batteries. The Steamcrave Titan PWM Mod adjusts by .1 volt increments and is very fast and easy to adjust. The mod itself is built solid with no rattle at all, and has a good solid weight to it without feeling heavy. The Battery door is a fully removable bottom plate like the hog V3 mech so i’m not a big fan of that as it needs to clip into one side then be pushed to lock into place. I felt that could be better done but it does have reverse polarity protection in case you screw up and place them in wrong. It’s easy to get batteries in and out without damaging wraps though and takes 4 18650 batteries.

The paint on it looks nice overall and has shown no signs of wear on me and matches the matte black titan RTA very well. The fire button is nice and clicky and a good size dial on the side but if you did dare to pocket this behemoth of a mod it can catch on your pockets. It works well though and It never gets stuck or anything which is as it should be and is really comfy to use. The 510 pin gave me no issues and every atomizer i used on it worked great with no gaps. It doesn't look like much on the outside but inside it’s quite nice, secured from the inside and properly grounded with a thick load wire as well. All the soldering looked nice and well built. The mod handles a 41mm atomizer flush and the mod itself is flat on top with no platform. The screen is decent size black and white screen that is nice and bright and easy to see. It’s not the best but since many mods like this don’t have a screen at all it’s not a big deal. Also for branding the mod itself has just the steam crave logo engraved in the front in matching color and the right side on the bottom has titan pwm mod engraved on the bottom and the back has in a white color what appears to be a serial number. There is no USB or charging on this mod at all however there is a hidden USB on the chip if you unscrew the top. I don’t see plans for firmware upgrades or mention of it so i don’t believe it does anything on this mod for users.

Pros:

  • Power Performance
  • Accurately rated for watts
  • great amp limit (50)
  • good volt limit
  • batteries are easy to get in and out without damaging wraps
  • screen is good enough for the type of mod it is
  • nice fire button
  • handles 41mm atomizers without overhang
  • easy to adjust voltage quickly
  • individual battery monitors for each set of series
  • nice solid build quality and no button rattle
  • nice symmetrical design
  • 3 color options to match their RTA
  • very nice 510 pin
  • .06 ohm minimum resistance for that niche of people (does around 150 watts at that resistance)
  • low minimum voltage output (1.052v)

Cons:

  • overstated amp limit in specs (listed at 60)
  • battery door could be better
  • not actually a PWM mod as labeled. Just a standard VV mod.

Conclusion

So with all that said, do I recommend this mod or not? I don’t like to do a hard yes or no and this one i have to lean towards the yes. There is literally no competition i’m aware of as it stands for this mod in vaping i’m aware of. There hasn’t been a quad battery mod since the F4 which is discontinued and that was the only other one that took a 41mm atomizer without overhang. If you want a quad battery mod these days especially one that handles a 41mm atomizer this one runs unopposed. It also helps that it performs great and comes through on its promises. I’ve added this mod 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 Steamcrave

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 300 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 Steamcrave Titan PWM Mod. Please see bottom for disclaimers and links. Note: This is a retail version and not marked as a sampleIntroduction:The Steamcrave Titan PWM Mod is the latest and first mod from longtime manufacturer Steamcrave. Mostly known for their atomizers like the aromamizer line of RTAs and the glaz, The Titan PWM mod is made to accommodate their Titan 41mm RTA without overhang. The Titan PWM is a quad 18650 mod (series-parallel) rated at 300 watts and is styled like a hog V3 mech as in it’s a tall rectangle box. It’s available in 3 colors matte black, SS and Matte Gunmetal to match their titan RTA color options. It sells on their official site for 79.90 USD or in a bundle with the titan RTA i reviewed yesterday for 136 USDManufacturer’s Specs:Powerful, Simple and Safe to Use4pcs 18650 in parallel/ seriesVariable voltage adjustmentFull safe protectionsThe ramp up time is 25msFull safe protectionsovercurrent protectionover discharge protectionover-temperature protectionbattery-reverse protectionOvertime Protection=0.06ohmLow voltage protection>=5.6VMax power 300WInput 45A output 60AIncluded in box:1x Titan PWM MOD1x User manual1x Steam Crave stickerPicture AlbumalbumInitial Impressions and featuresWhen I first got this Mod, I liked the design of it. It’s as simple as it comes and reminded me of a taller version of the hog V3 mech mod. It’s a simple rectangle mod made to accomodate 41mm atomizers like their Titan 41mm RTA. Outside of that it’s as simple as they come and kind of reminds be of a 4 battery version of the squid DB mod. It has a decent sized black and white screen and a dial adjustment that also acts as the fire button sticking out from the side. It’s also voltage adjust only no wattage mod or other fancy modes. Overall i felt like this mod was designed to be simple and pair with their titan RTA which was the point of it so well done there.Performance (chart and spreadsheet in picture album)Now let’s get into some data. I ran my normal testing. I used Sony VTC5A batteries for the testing. Testing resistances were done at .12, .16, and .21 ohms. It’s a Voltage adjust only mod so Voltage points were max (8.4), 6, 4, 2, and 1 (minimum voltage). At .12 ohms it maxed out at 300 watts, 5.996 volts and 50 amps. For the rest of the testing it was never off by more than .104 volts and as close as .003 volts to the setting. Very accurate with no struggle. At .16 it maxed out at 310 watts and 7.048 Volts. Again very accurate it was .206V high at the 6V test but the rest were the same as the the .12 ohm test so very accurate again but slightly high. For the .21 test it maxed out at 321 watts and 8.205V. Again really good but a little on the high side With the 6V or higher setting (.205v and .206v) but under that the same as the other tests.Overall I felt the performance of this mod was really good. It never really struggled and is mostly slightly high .052v to .206v with it hitting higher more on the higher volt settings (above 6). I was able to get 321 watts max, so I consider it to be accurately rated at 300 watts and a little underrated. Their manual doesn’t list a max volt limit, the mod can go up to 8.4v on the settings implying no boost circuit but due to the efficiency of the chip and having 4 batteries in parallel/series the sag is minimal and i was able to get 8.205 with a .21 ohm coil which was over 300 watts so no issue there and well done. They list an amp limit on this mod of 60A. The most i got was 50 with a .12 ohm coil which is still one of the highest available today and much needed with the .06 ohm minimum resistance which would allow 150 watts at that low of a resistance. Personally If i was listing the specs I’d call the mod 320 watts, 8.2V and 50A. So overall not bad listings except the amp limit which i feel is slightly overstated but not too crazy.This mod is made to fill a niche of high watts and low resistance builds and massive tanks and really just nails it. The mod never got warm when stressing it at all. Even when i was chain vaping the titan 41mm RTA at 180ish watts the mod handled it great. The mod also has no noticeable fire delay. You can get the full 300+ watts between a .12 ohm and .21 ohm coil as well and maybe even a wider range slightly. Also impressive is the minimum 1.052v i got. Many VV mods like this have high minimum volt limits. Some as high as 3.6V which means really low resistance coils have a high minimum wattage the mod can put out. This is not an issue on this mod. Another thing worth noting is this is not a PWM mod as the name suggest. It’s a VV mod so no different form any other regulated mod on the market except that it adjust by volts only and not watts. It’s basically a 4 battery version of the squid DB mod but with volt adjustment instead of watt adjustment or a 4 battery ijoy zenith with a screen instead of a pot.Simplified TLDR Power Performance summaryMod performance is really good. Mostly hits slightly high. Accurately rated for watts (321), High amp limit of 50 but falls short of the 60A listed. Max Volts Tested 8.2v with a .21 ohm coil. Not PWM, is just a VV mod with a screen.Other Usage NotesThe mod uses a standard 5 click to turn it off or on. There is no menu system or other modes or preheats. You can use 3 clicks to lock your voltage. Outside of that you just rotate the dial to adjust voltage. The screen shows a live wattage output while in use as well. And individual battery monitors for each pair of series batteries. The Steamcrave Titan PWM Mod adjusts by .1 volt increments and is very fast and easy to adjust. The mod itself is built solid with no rattle at all, and has a good solid weight to it without feeling heavy. The Battery door is a fully removable bottom plate like the hog V3 mech so i’m not a big fan of that as it needs to clip into one side then be pushed to lock into place. I felt that could be better done but it does have reverse polarity protection in case you screw up and place them in wrong. It’s easy to get batteries in and out without damaging wraps though and takes 4 18650 batteries.The paint on it looks nice overall and has shown no signs of wear on me and matches the matte black titan RTA very well. The fire button is nice and clicky and a good size dial on the side but if you did dare to pocket this behemoth of a mod it can catch on your pockets. It works well though and It never gets stuck or anything which is as it should be and is really comfy to use. The 510 pin gave me no issues and every atomizer i used on it worked great with no gaps. It doesn’t look like much on the outside but inside it’s quite nice, secured from the inside and properly grounded with a thick load wire as well. All the soldering looked nice and well built. The mod handles a 41mm atomizer flush and the mod itself is flat on top with no platform. The screen is decent size black and white screen that is nice and bright and easy to see. It’s not the best but since many mods like this don’t have a screen at all it’s not a big deal. Also for branding the mod itself has just the steam crave logo engraved in the front in matching color and the right side on the bottom has titan pwm mod engraved on the bottom and the back has in a white color what appears to be a serial number. There is no USB or charging on this mod at all however there is a hidden USB on the chip if you unscrew the top. I don’t see plans for firmware upgrades or mention of it so i don’t believe it does anything on this mod for users.Pros:Power PerformanceAccurately rated for wattsgreat amp limit (50)good volt limitbatteries are easy to get in and out without damaging wrapsscreen is good enough for the type of mod it isnice fire buttonhandles 41mm atomizers without overhangeasy to adjust voltage quicklyindividual battery monitors for each set of seriesnice solid build quality and no button rattlenice symmetrical design3 color options to match their RTAvery nice 510 pin.06 ohm minimum resistance for that niche of people (does around 150 watts at that resistance)low minimum voltage output (1.052v)Cons:overstated amp limit in specs (listed at 60)battery door could be betternot actually a PWM mod as labeled. Just a standard VV mod.ConclusionSo with all that said, do I recommend this mod or not? I don’t like to do a hard yes or no and this one i have to lean towards the yes. There is literally no competition i’m aware of as it stands for this mod in vaping i’m aware of. There hasn’t been a quad battery mod since the F4 which is discontinued and that was the only other one that took a 41mm atomizer without overhang. If you want a quad battery mod these days especially one that handles a 41mm atomizer this one runs unopposed. It also helps that it performs great and comes through on its promises. I’ve added this mod 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 SteamcraveReview DisclaimerDue to possible QC difference your experience may vary.Reviewer DisclaimerI’ve been doing vape reviews since late 2016 and have done around 300 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 November 09, 2018 at 06:52PM by Anthony_Vapes
via reddit https://ift.tt/2yWRQAT}

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s