What is the Best Temp Control Mod in 2016?
The best of 2016 include:
|Starter Kit||Eleaf iStick||60W||$53.95|
|High-end||VaporShark DNA 200||200W||$199.95|
|High Power||SMOK Koopor Plus 200W||200W||$49.99|
|Touch Screen||Sigelei T150||150W||$59.95|
Temperature control mods are regulated mods with a chip to regulate the temperature of the coil. This prevents dry hits and any burnt taste. There are some concerns about the toxins released with dry hits so many people wish to limit them for health reasons. Since the coil is prevented from getting too hot the coil and wick will last longer. Battery life is also extended in temp control mods since only enough power to keep the coil at the right temperature is used. In this article we will cover the best temp control mod depending on your budget. For more on mods, check out or guide on the best box mod for January 2017.
Best cheap TC mods
Smok Koopor Plus 200W – $45 (Save $24.99)
The smok Koopor Plus is powerful yet still has a mid-range price. It is the best temp control box mod under $80. Two 18650 high amp batteries power the 200W mod. The Koopor Plus has High Frequency Dynamic Monitoring Resistance Technology (HFDMR) which checks the atomizer’s resistance hundreds of times a second. When in temperature control mode the dual driver system automatically adjusts the temperature, carefully enhancing the taste and quality of the vapor.
The temperature range is 200F to 600F. Wattage is variable and can be adjusted between 6W and 200W. Max voltage output is 8.0V. Carefully placed ventilation holes minimize chances of the battery overheating. However there is still overheat protection just in case.
The Smok Koopor Plus 200W can install firmware upgrades through its micro USB port.
For a temp controller mod under $50 the 0.08 ohm minimum resistance is very impressive. Combined with the high wattage this means that the Koopor Plus can be used with almost any atomizer tank.
You will not find any better temperature control mods for under $80.
IPV D2 75W $34.95
The IPV D2 is the most recent release for the popular IPV mod range. It is essentially the IPV Mini with temperature control, higher wattage, and lower atomizer resistance. It is one of the most compact temperature control mods you can buy with dimensions of 2″L x 1.5″W x 7/8″D.
There are two modes; standard mode and temperature control mode. Standard mode has a max wattage of 75w and TC mode has a maximum output wattage of 50w. The temperature range is 200°F – 580°F.
The spring loaded 510 pin connection will fit most atomizers.
Like all temp control mods the IPV D2 has a range of safety features including; reverse polarity protection, low resistance protection, and temperature overheat protection.
Eleaf iStick 60W Starter Kit $53.95
The well known iStick series from Eleaf now has a temp control mod in its lineup. The iStick 60W is similar to the earlier iStick 40W, the only difference is the maximum wattage output and the temperature control with a range between 200F and 600F. The temperature control function works with nickel and titanium coils.
The iStick has impressive sub ohm capabilities, firing down to 0.05 Ohms. For cloud chasers the sub ohm possibilities combined with the adjustable airflow valve mean large clouds are easily attainable.
The curved mod fits easily into the palm of your hand and it is designed to be ergonomic. Magnetic battery covers in different colors can be bought separately so that you can customize your mod.
The iStick 60W starter kit also includes a 4.5ml Eleaf Melo 2 tank and a micro USB charging cable. This tank has a convenient side fill hole positioned under the drip tip so that you can refill your e-liquid without unscrewing any parts.
The iStick 60W is powered by one high amp 18650 battery. This does not come as part of the starter kit, but high quality 18650 batteries can be found via the link below.
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Best mid range Temp control box mod
Sigelei T150 150W Box MOD – $79.95
After the success of their original 150w box mod, Sigelei are back with an improved touch screen mod. This is one of the first touch screen mods to hit the market, but we expect to see many more in the future.
The touch screen makes it easy to quickly adjust the variable wattage or temperature control. The screen conveniently displays the time, current battery life, current wattage and current temperature. It also features a lock button to ensure you don’t accidentally modify the settings.
The temperature limits are 200F to 600F. The wattage can be adjusted between 5W and 150W. With an appropriate tank, the T150 can go down all the way to 0.2 ohm resistance, making it ideal for sub ohm vapers who like thick clouds. However, because of it’s resistance range, it the T150 is capable of handling low, medium, and high wattage atomizers.
This powerful mods takes two 18650 batteries. A sliding magnetic pin makes for fast and easy battery removal. Vent holes line the bottom of the mod, preventing batteries from overheating.
Best high end temp control mod
VaporShark DNA 200 $186.96 (Save $113)
The VaporShark DNA 200 is a high end mod made of lightweight aluminum. Like many of the best temperature control mods it uses an Evolv DNA200 chip. It features variable wattage and variable voltage. Max wattage is 200W, max voltage is 9V.
You can download Escribe software onto your computer and use it customize various aspects of the mod. There is an excellent interactive guide to help you learn how to use the software. You can customize the screen and interface but even more exciting is the ability to directly test and set output for different atomizers. It is also possible to set up different profiles for different tanks.
The coating on the outside of the mod is rubberized so there is little chance of it slipping out of your hand or pocket.
Key features of the DNA200 chip are; cell-by-cell battery monitoring, temperature protection, waterproof onboard buttons, and integrated balance charger as a power regulated digital DC-DC converter.
The VaporShark DNA 200 can handle sub ohm temperature control tanks, it can fire down to 0.08 ohm in temperature control mode. In regular mode it fires down to to 0.1 ohm.