Until very recently, vapers looking for a reliable temperature control mod had a very limited selection. Hefty price tags also kept the best TC mods out of reach of the many vaping enthusiasts. It was not uncommon to spend over $200 for the best temp control mod, yet many of the available models did not live up to their marketing hype and high consumer expectations.
As more and more vapers continued to complain of burnt coil wicks, dry hits that produce a nasty aftertaste, and vapes that are too hot to handle, manufacturers began to respond to the vaping community. Today, we have lots of options with different features and price points.
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Without further a-do, here are the best temperature options to fit almost any budget.
The Best Temperature Controlled Box Mods:
Pioneer4You IPV4S 120w
This temp control box mod is an upgraded model of the popular Pioneer4You IPV4, with a sleeker body that also offers a better grip. The possible wattage output of the IPV4S has been increased by 20% to a maximum of 120W when using the vaper-friendly temperature controls.
One of the new features is the addition of the innovative YiHi SX330-V3C chip that dramatically improves the temperature control response and efficiency ratings compared to its predecessor.
The IPV4S also has a new magnetized cover that easily slides open for easier replacement of the two 18650 batteries. The OLED display no longer has the extra film tint that often made the viewing of the temperature control settings, wattage, voltage, and battery life so difficult in the previous model.
Another new and important update includes the covering of the previously exposed 9v port on the original version, which led to an onslaught of consumer complaints of e-juice leakage that essentially destroyed the it. The new IPV4S resolves this problem completely.
IPV4S Features and Specs:
- Temp Limit Centigrade: 100 – 300 degrees
- Temp Limit Fahrenheit: 212 – 572 degrees
- Output Wattage Range: 10w – 120w
- Atomizer Resistance: 0.10 ohm - 3.0 ohm
- 510 Threaded
- Magnetic Back Cover (No More Screws)
- Black Billet Aluminum Body
- Dimensions:4-1/4"L x 2-1/4"W x 15/16"D
- Uses Two 18650 Batteries
- YiHi SX330-V3C Smart Chip
- Flush-Fit OLED Display Screen
- Atomizer with Spring-Loaded Contact Pin
- Low Voltage Battery Protection
- Low Resistance Protection
- Reverse Polarity Protection
- Overheating Protection
- Supports both Titanium and Nickel Coils
JoyTech eVic VCT Mini
This upgrade offers the temperature control vaping technology of the former eVic VT but in a smaller package.
New features include a magnetized cover like the IPV4S with a single removable 18650 battery. A USB charging port and pass-through USB charging improve user flexibility and decrease downtime. Wattage output ranges from 1 to 60w with a resistance range of 0.1 to 3.0 ohms.
With the "full kit" you also get an included eGo One Mega tank with both Titanium and Ni200 Nickel coils. This makes the eVic VCT Mini one of the best temp control mods on the market for its price.
eVic VCT Mini Features and Specs:
Sigelei 150 TC 150w
This improvement on the original Sigelei 150w temperature control mod is attracting a great deal of buzz in the vaping community.
It’s got a rugged appearance with a rubberized finish that many claim makes the device much easier to handle. Others wonder about the placement of the atomizer platform on the top of the unit.
Love it or hate it, the chip in the latest Sigelei 150 TC really puts out. The Sigelei 150 TC also has a magnetic door for the required dual 18650 batteries that fit somewhat tightly inside. The easily clickable menu display is taking temperature control vaping technology into an entirely new direction.
Sigelei 150 TC Features and Specs:
One of the best TC mods on the market is this SnowWolf by Asmodus for up to 200W vaping at a very affordable price. The shiny stainless steel design has a brushed finished and sleekly curved edges that provide the user with a classic, high-tech look. The OLED display screen seemingly disappears into the black tinted glass inlays on either side, providing this temperature control mod with an very futuristic feel.
With three buttons on one side made of matching stainless steel, the SnowWolf is also considered very user-friendly.
If left unused for 30 minutes, the SnowWolf automatically shuts off for increased safety. Using standard DC, users can vape with up to 150W of power. It kicks into Pulse Width for the higher Wattages, producing a type of on/off firing action.
Asmodus SnowWolf 200w Features and Specs:
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SX Mini M Class
Also on the list is the YIHIEcigar SX Mini M Class, run by YIHI's own SX350J mini chip.
The main reason for this device making it on this list is the chip specifically. YIHI has upped its game, pumping out quality chips constantly to keep up with the "DNA craze." The M Class provides vapers with many more options than its DNA counterparts. The 350J chip hosts many more options than the DNA40 chip, like four power output modes -- Powerful+, Powerful, Standard, and Soft.
YIHI did an amazing job of keeping this device portable, powerful and balanced. The M Class is much smaller than the majority of other devices on the market right now, reminiscent of the IPV Mini box mod.
Despite all of these positives, the M Class does have a few negative aspects. The main drawback (for me) is the gravity sensor that this device uses. Users can shift the device left or right to scroll through the menu and raise or lower the wattage/joule/temperature. This may seem pretty cool at first glance, but it can become very cumbersome quickly.
Another negative that I see with this device is that the scrolling is incredibly slow, but that is yet another subjective con.
The M Class is a great device and should not be looked over when considering temperature-controlled mods. For its price range, the M Class is one of the top-tier mods and deserves its place on this list.
SX Mini M Class Features and Specs
Best DNA200 Temp Control Mods
The DNA200 by U.S. manufacturer Evolv is a revolutionary new vaping chip-set that is taking the industry by storm.
It is famous for making temperature control vaping technology much more efficient and increasingly affordable for consumers. The DNA 200 offers Evolv’s patented features of temperature protection, wattage control, preheat capabilities, OLED display screens, and waterproof board buttons.
The DNA 200 temperature control mod usually runs on 3-cell lithium polymer batteries, or Lipos, while also providing a cell-by-cell monitoring feature. With so many available box mods now including this new technology, we want to offer some of our favorites based on durability, user-friendliness, and price.
For more information on the DNA 200 chip, CLICK HERE for the complete list of Evolv specifications.
VTBox 200 by Vapecige
This Vapecige box mod is a very affordable DNA 200 option with an astounding 1800mAh battery capacity. A magnetized back cover makes for convenient battery replacement, and it comes in either a white/black or red/black spray-painted finish. The VTBox is definitely one of the sportier designs on the market. It also offers all of the standard safety features that we have come to expect in the best temperature control mods, including low voltage, low resistance, reverse polarity, and overheat protection.
With the impressive battery capacity from the 1300mAh Lipo, the VT 200 by Hcigar offers great value for the price.
Vape with up to 200W of power in a sleek design of either black, blue, or silver.
This model offers temperature control vaping technology of up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit or 315 degrees Celsius with perfectly located OLED displays on the center side panel.
VaporShark DNA 200
The VaporShark looks similar in appearance to the rDNA40 box mod, with the OLED display located on the bottom of the device. Zip charging provides faster recharging of the 3-cell, 10 Watt-hour Lipo pack when plugged into a 2A power supply.
What sets this box mod apart from the rest is the included Escribe technology.
Escribe is specially designed software for temperature control vaping that offers eight customizable profiles with over 93 different programming combinations, allowing vaping enthusiasts to select the perfect vaping experience with just the click of a button.
Manufacturers are always working to improveme temperature control or TC box mods, making them safer and more user-friendly.
Prices are dropping steadily, too.
The ability to control the vaping temperature of your atomizer offers more than just increased personal safety and less dry hits. The latest units allow the users to manipulate the vaping experience to their individual sweet-spot.
The best temperature control box mods have a built-in memory function that automatically remembers the user’s resistance settings even after the installment of a new atomizer coil. With just the click of a button, the new coil is perfectly programmed to the previous settings.
Temperature control is here to stay, and they are available in all sizes, shapes, and price points to fit the needs of the individual vaping enthusiast.
Have you tried or owned any of these TC box mods? Are any of them on your wishlist? If you think there are other TC box mods that should be on the list or if you you think one of our picks shouldn't be on the list, sound it out in the comments! We'd love to hear what you think.