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Vaping batteries have come a long way since I started vaping. When I first started vaping, all that was available was cigalike style batteries that delivered approximately 3.2-3.5 volts.
I remember my first variable voltage ego style e-cig and how thrilled I was with that to actually be able increase the power to my atomizer all the way up to 4.8 volts.
The first box mod I owned went all the way up to a remarkable 11 Watts!
For the longest time the only way to further increase power to your atomizers was to go with mechanical mods and wrap your own low resistance coils.
Hard to believe, that was only about 6 or 7 years ago. I’m continually amazed and enthused about how quickly and how far vaping technology has advanced.
Regulated battery and box mods have been a huge game changer on the vaping scene. New devices offer an ever increasing list of safety features keeping vapers vaping safely even with ultra-low resistance coils and super-high wattage outputs.
Although some vapers continue to use and enjoy mechanical mods, most of us have jumped on the bandwagon of regulated devices which offer so much more control and stress-free vaping.
I will be reviewing some of the better mechanical mods in a later article, but for now, here are the best regulated battery and box mods currently available for 2018.
Wismec Reuleaux RX Gen 3 300 Watt TC Vape Mod
The Reuleaux RX 300 is the newest incarnation of the popular RX Series by Wismec and JayBo.
Like the original RX 200, the Gen 3 version uses triple 18650 batteries, in the same “Reuleaux” fashion.
It really feels much like holding three batteries in your hand, just bunched together.
It’s quite a bit smaller than the original though at just 40 by 50 millimeters and it’s only 114 millimeters tall.
It’s much more comfortable and ergonomic in the hand than the original too with a softer, spongier finish.
The Reuleaux Gen 3 is fully functional in temperature control mode with nickel, titanium and stainless steel.
It features low resistance protection and will only fire coils at or above 0.05 ohms in temperature control mode and 0.1 ohms in wattage mode.
The RX 300 features a nice 1.3 inch OLED screen which shows quite a bit of information and is programmable to suit your vaping style.
Depending on how your are vaping, it’ll show the set temperature or wattage, the resistance of your coil, and a choice between amps, puff counter or puff timer.
The Gen 3 now shows the remaining charge of each of the three batteries separately.
I like it much better than the RX 200 which showed remaining battery life of all three in one very small icon.
I also really like the way the battery door on the Gen 3 is hinged at the bottom. It just feels more secure to me than the magnetic battery door of the RX 200.
I really enjoyed the RX 200 which I upgraded to 220 watts after a few months, but the Gen 3 is a very nice improvement both in feel as well as in performance.
I rarely build coils low enough to be able to use the full 300 watts, but there is the odd occasion when I do, especially with the fused claptons I’ve been developing a taste for recently. It’s definitely nice to know the power is there when you need it!
Like the original, the Gen 3 is fully firmware upgradable using the micro USB connection just under the screen.
Although it is recommended to use a separate charger for your batteries, you can also use the USB connection to charge the cells in the device.
I have tested it out and I’ve had no issues with the on-board charger. It does a great job charging and will stop as soon as each cell is charged to 4.2 volts.
All in all, another fantastic mod from Wismec and JayBo. The Gen 3 certainly offers more than enough power and function to please even the most avid vaper while being easy enough to use for the absolute beginner. Take a closer look for yourself!
AugVape V200 Mod Review
The V200 by AugVape was made with the car enthusiast in mind.
It was designed to look similar to the VTEC engine by Honda (shown below).
Although it’s quite eye catching aesthetically, it’s also a very solid, powerful mod with lots of cool features.
As the name suggests, the V200 is capable of delivering 200 watts of power to your coils using 2 18650 batteries.
It’s quite a comfortable fit in the hand, even though it looks kinda boxy. It’s relatively small, measuring just 29 by 45 mm and only 88 mm tall.
Wattage is adjustable in 1 degree increments using the pretty authentic looking “oil cap” dial.
The firing button is pretty cool too and is hidden from view, under the OLED screen. Simply press the top portion of the screen to activate your atomizer.
The are three vaping modes available on the V200, VW (variable wattage), Bypass Mode, and a new “V-Mode”.
In V-Mode, the ramp up time is greatly reduced.
AugVape assures us that in V-Mode, it’ll ramp up faster than any other 200 watt device on the market.
Based on my own personal experience with the mod, I’d say that’s pretty accurate.
The body of the device is made almost entirely of a heavy-duty zinc-alloy making pretty indestructible. Choose either the classic red like the engine or the black or white version (shown below).
The V200 will accommodate atomizers with resistances from 0.05 ohms to 3 ohms using the most common 510 thread connection.
The display is quite informative, showing wattage selected, atomizer resistance, voltage, puff timer and charge percentage of each of the two batteries.
I was a little surprised when I first saw that, as most of the new mods coming out do offer full temperature control with 3 metals.
I have noticed recently though, a lot of vapers, including myself, going back to straight wattage mode.
Not sure if it’s a growing trend away from temperature control, but if that’s something that’s important to you, definitely choose one of the other mods on this page.
Overall, I’d say the V200 is a powerful, great looking mod that really shines in “V-Mode” with more exotic coils like fused claptons, aliens, etc. The reduced ramp up time makes even using Kanthal cores a more viable option.
It’s definitely an eye catcher with more than enough power while being virtually indestructible too. An all around pleasure to use. Check it out for yourself!
SMOK Alien 220 Watt TC Box Mod
It performs equally well with each in both wattage and temperature control modes.
Due to it’s ergonomically designed function, it’s quite a comfortable mod to use all day long in a variety of situations.
The thing I’m enjoying most about it (aside from the actual function of the device) is the way the firing button is designed as almost the whole of one side of the unit (shown below).
It’s just a great mod to use when you are busy driving or working and just need to reach for something, without taking your eyes off what you’re doing, for a quick puff in a hurry.
The way it’s been designed, you can just pick it up and squeeze anywhere along the side and activate your coil. Not that the other mods’ firing buttons are so hard to find but this one is the best I’ve used yet as far as comfort in the hand while vaping.
The Alien 220, as the name suggests, is capable of delivering up to 220 watts of power as well as being fully functional in temperature control mode with Nickle, Titanium or Stainless Steel.
It’s a nice size in the hand at 84 mm in height, 44 mm wide and just 30 mm thick.
It uses the most common 510 thread connection so it compatible with virtually any tank on the market.
The resistance range in variable wattage mode is from 0.1-3 ohms and in temperature control it’s from 0.06-3 ohms.
The Alien 220 uses 2 18650 batteries which aren’t included but if you don’t yet have a charger, you can use the on-board charger to charge your batteries using the micro USB charger which they do include.
The screen is quite a nice size, it’s bright and easy to read and quite informative.
On top of the usual wattage, voltage and resistance display, it also shows the current being used in amps as well as a puff counter.
Overall, it’s a great mod suitable regardless of where you are on this vaping journey.
If you are still a newer vaper, it will work very nicely with above-ohm tanks like the Aspire Nautilus and give you room to grow.
You might even enjoy the full starter kit which includes tank, batteries, charger, e-liquid, etc.
If you’ve been vaping a while and are into building your own coils, it’s fantastic too. It helps take some of the risk out of the way not only with the display details, but also the safety mechanisms included like atomizer short protection, low atomizer lock-out, etc.
This page, as most others on this site is a continual work in progress as newer, better, more advanced mods are being introduced daily.
Some new introductions are repackages of older versions while others are truly groundbreaking. It is my aim to provide reviews only for those mods that are a cut above the rest.
With thousands of mods currently available, choice can be confusing, especially for newer vapers.
If you are looking for a solid, reliable mod that will have you vaping worry free, check out one of the regulated mods listed on this page as they have all been thoroughly vetted by me.
If you have a suggestion for “best regulated box mod” that isn’t listed on this page, by all means, let us know in the comment section below!