Best APV Mods in 2017
Advanced personal vaporizers, or APV mods, are a type of vaping device that is larger than an electronic cigarette, has more features, and also performs better than electronic cigarettes. An APV mod can also be called a regulated mod. They are usually tube or box shaped and often feature both adjustable voltage and adjustable wattage. Skip past the reviews to read about the different specs in more detail and determine the best APV mod for you. For more on mods, check out our guide on the best vaping mods for March 2017.
Innokin iTaste MVP 3.0 Pro Express Kit $47.95
The iTaste MVP 3.0 is the latest APV box mod from Innokin’s popular MVP iTaste series. The kit includes a battery and charger cable as well as the box mod. For $69.99 it has a good output voltage range, 3.0V-9 V in 0.1V increments, and a variable watt of 6.0W to 60.0W in 0.5 watt increments. The battery is an impressive 4500 mAh Polymer Li-Ion battery, you will be able to go days before recharging. Finally, the minimum clearomizer resistance it supports is 0.2 ohm.
The Innokin MVP 3.0 is a big improvement on the widely loved MVP 2.0. This mod supports sub ohm vaping. The minimum clearomizer resistance of 0.2 ohms means it’s compatible with a whole range of sub ohm tanks. The power output of up to 60.0W is more than adequate for the majority of people using RDAs and sub ohm clearomizers.
The OLED screen displays the resistance of the atomizer you’re using as well as the current wattage and voltage. The output voltage and wattage is easily adjusted using plus and minus buttons on the side of the device.
The stainless steel mod is well built, but the higher quality materials make it a bit heavier than other plastic APV box mods. The solid and sturdy feel will appeal to many people. This also isn’t the smallest mini box you can find, which is understandable given the high battery power and range of features.
The MVP 3.0 has extensive safety features. The mod automatically turns off after 15 seconds in case it accidentally gets turned on when it’s in your pocket or bag. There is a low voltage warning that flashes red and automatically turns off when your battery is at a capacity of under 3.3V.
A nice feature of the MVP 3.0 is the mini USB charger that comes with it. This allows you to charge your phone or other devices which is very handy when you’re on the go and running low on battery. Integrated short circuit protection protects the vaporizer against shorted atomizers. It also detects the resistance of the atomizer in real time so that if the resistance is lower than the vaporizer can handle it won’t turn on.
JoyeTech eGo One Starter Kit $21.99
This is one of the cheapest APV mods you can buy but the eGo One is still high quality and easy to use. It is also one of the best APV mods for use with an eGo battery. Something you will immediately notice about the eGo One is its small size, it easily fits in the palm of your hand or into your pocket. It’s form factor is also stunning, and it’s available in a number of different colors. The eGo One atomizer tube has a reasonable e-juice capacity at 2.5ml.
The eGo One is designed to be one device for all types of vaping. The different setups you can have with it allow for different types of vaping methods including; mouth inhale, mouth to lung, or direct lung inhale. The eGo One CT has a constant temperature output setting and a constant wattage output setting. When you pick the output type you desire the device will automatically adjust the voltage output based on the atomizer you are using. The starter kit comes with three different coils; a CL-Ni head with a 0.2 ohm resistance, a CL-Ti head with a 0.4 ohm resistance and a CL head with a 1.0 ohm resistance. Note that to use the temperature control feature you must use nickel or titanium coils.
The VaporFi Rebel II starter kit $129.99
The Vaporfi Rebel II is a high end vaporizer, it’s not the cheapest APV mod but it’s worth the cost. The stainless steel mod has adjustable wattage from 3.0 to 15.0 watts, and adjustable voltage from 3.0 to 6.0 volts, it also has up to 4 amps output. There is an LED screen that displays current wattage and voltage output.The Rebel Tank clearomizer that comes with the kit allows you to adjust both air flow and juice flow, really allowing you to customize your vaping experience.
Two batteries are included in the starter kit, a standard capacity 18650 battery, and a high capacity 18350 battery. The bigger battery makes the device feel a bit heavier so it’s nice to have the option of the lighter one for when you don’t need such long battery life. It’s also useful to have the extra battery so that when one runs out you can just switch batteries instead of recharging.
The Vaporfi Rebel II is just one of a range of high quality
APV mods for sale at the Vaporfi online store.
Variable voltage mods let you adjust the output voltage, usually between 3.0v and 6.0v in .1v inc. This is useful because it allows you to control how quickly the coil in the atomizer heats up and how hot it will get. Adjusting these settings results in a change of a number of things; flavor, amount of vapor produced, and the throat hit.
APVs generally have a range of 3.0-15.0 Watts which you can adjust in 0.5 Watt increments. This is useful because it means your mod will detect the resistance of your atomizer coils and then automatically adjust the voltage so that the same wattage is maintained across all coils. This saves you from needing to use Ohm’s law to calculate these things yourself. If the voltage wasn’t also altered when you change the wattage then you would end up with a voltage output that is too high and you would damage your battery or coils, or just burn the e-liquid.
It’s best to stick to ‘safe chemistry’ (IMR) batteries. Protected Li-ion, Li-Mr (IMR), and Li-FePo4 are all good choices. The most common battery sizes are 18350 and 18650. These numbers simply refer to the height and diameter of the battery, a size 18650 battery has an 18mm diameter and height of 650mm. Batteries with higher voltages can produce more vapor and a better throat hit.