Augvape are a Chinese company based in Shenzhen, China. They have several hardware items to their name, most notable and popular the Druga – 22mm, 24mm and kit. They also have the Merlin RTA and more recently the Boreas V2 RTA.
I was approached by Augvape and asked if I would do a couple of reviews for them, I was sent out, for the purpose of review the Templar RDA (check out my review by clicking here) and the V200 MOD which is what I have for you today. Please read on and I will go through my thoughts on the MOD.
What comes in the box:
- 1 x V200 MOD
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x QR Card
Taking a look at the box
The box is slightly different from the norm, with a see through casing, the MOD being held in place by cutout foam pieces at the centre of the box. There are two smaller boxes one top and one at the bottom which contain the rest of contents of the box.
On the front you will find the company name and the name of the MOD, it is exactly the same on the back of the box. On the top you will find a company logo. On the bottom of the box, which is also the entry into the box you will find another company logo, a contents list and some warning symbols.
On one side you will find a picture of the MOD as an engine, the name of the MOD and an ISBN code. On the other side it is a duplicate but instead of the ISBN there is an authentication QR Code.
The V200 specifications
- Material – Zinc Alloy
- Weight – 165g
- Standby Current – < 500 μA
- Input Voltage – 0-8.4V
- Power Range – 5W-200W
- Batteries – Dual 18650s (Not Included)
- Resistance Range – 0.05Ω-3.0Ω
- Charging Current – 1.2A
- Output Mode – Normal, Bypass and Voltage Mode
- Colour – Black, White and Red (which is the one I have)
The size of the device:
- Height – 87.5mm
- Width – 45mm
- Depth – 29.2mm
Taking a look at the device
This MOD’s design is inspired by a car engine, the B18C-R (I’m afraid I have no idea what that is, so please bare with me). The main body of the MOD is shaped like a car engine witch has the relevant grooving to the body. On the front of the device you will find an extended screen that runs the length of the body, within the screen you will find the MOD display, a micro USB port and hidden at the top the fire button. Towards the top, near to the fire button there is what looks like an oil fill cap which is the up and down scroll wheel. The back of the MOD is pretty much a mirrored copy of the front without the features.
On top of the MOD there is a centralised 510 connector with the 510 plate looking like a wheel hub, the spokes being cut in to allow ventilation. The 510 pin is sprung loaded.
On the base of the unit you will find a couple of warning symbols on the battery door, which is a push and flip battery door.
In the image above you can see the inside of the battery door which has +/- symbols to aid in putting the batteries in the right way.
Taking a look at the screen and menu options
It is a great sized screen giving you all the information you need, starting from the top; You will find the Mode right at the top, after pressing the fire button three times you will be able to change between Normal, V Mode and Bypass. Pressing the fire button again will lock the mode.
Below that you will find the wattage in large and can be scrolled through using the ‘oil fill cap’ (scroll wheel). It has a soft scroll through and not too fast. You can lock the wattage by pressing the fire button and scroll up at the same time. You will see a lock symbol appear next to the wattage number. You can also lock the atomiser by pressing the fire button and scroll down at the same time.
Below that you will find the resistance of the atomiser, the voltage reader and then the puff counter in seconds. Right at the bottom there is a battery indicator for both batteries (I like that).
Thoughts and Conclusions
For the purpose of the review I have used the following atomisers:
- Augvape Templar RDA with Swivel Craft Mini Staggertons dual at 0.17Ω – 70 to 100 watts
- Aspire Cleito 120 Tank – 100 to 120 watts
- Uwell Nunchaku Tank – 40 to 50 watts
I’ve been using this MOD for a few weeks now and I have been thoroughly enjoying it. You might have gathered by this point that I have not mentioned Temperature Control at all and this is the only time I will mention it because it does not have any. So, if you are someone who uses Temperature Control then this MOD is probably not for you.
I don’t think that that is a negative thing either and for a couple of reasons. Firstly, there a lot of people who go out and buy MODs with Temperature Control and then never use it. This is going to suit them no problem. Secondly this device is all about an engine and an engine means POWER, raw power.
One of my first annoyances, which was soon quashed I may add, was the adjustment wheel (oil fill cap). I kept knocking it while in use and pushing my wattage up. I then found the wattage lock and that little problem was resolved (as they say, ALWAYS read the manual first). Other than that I really can’t fault the device. When I do use the scroll wheel, I love its soft flow to it, a lovely smooth reaction time that isn’t too fast.
I don’t feel that there is a huge difference between V Mode and Normal Mode in lower wattage’s. But when I push the wattage into the lower 100s I can feel a faster reaction time in V Mode. I think that it performs very well in either Mode.
The thing I’ve enjoyed most and possibly a little childish is when I have handed over the device to friends to have a try and they can’t find the fire button. Oh it is a game I have enjoyed playing.
Battery life has been very good, in fact I think that I get better life compared to some of the other MODs I have. It is a bit of a weighty device but not uncomfortably so. The build quality is fantastic and though the outer casing is lumpy and bumpy it still feels good in the hand.
I do love a centralised 510 pin, the V200 MOD has this and with its 25mm plate it makes for a great platform for any atomiser. However, I’m afraid you are not going to get a 30mm atomiser on this MOD without some overhang. 28mm is about your maximum.
I have found it a great MOD to use and I think that is because of its simplicity. I am no ‘Motorhead‘ (is that the right term?) so I can overlook the design of the MOD and see the qualities that it provides. It has a great Screen and simple to use menu options. I thought the scroll wheel would be annoying but in fact really enjoy the feature. I love the hidden fire button (but who wouldn’t?).
If you love cars and engines then you will love the design and use of this MOD. If you are not, then like me you will be able to enjoy this device as a great performing MOD. All in all a cracking device with some clever but simple features.
- Great build quality
- Centralised 510 connector
- Hidden fire button
- Easy to use
- Delivers good power and performance
I can’t think of any, I suppose some would say that not having Temperature Control is a Con. But I don’t think so, the whole concept around the device about it being an engine and delivering power. I’m pleased that Augvape have stuck to their guns on this, it has made it more authentic for me.
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There have been a few changes to the way I write my review to be compliant with the TPD/TRPR regulations that came into force on the 20/05/17. If you would like any further details on the regulations, please click here.