Vaporesso Tarot Pro 160W Battery Mod Review
I will share my impression of Vaporesso Tarot Pro 160W Battery Mod, its main difference from the previous version is its great performance.
Package of Vaporesso Tarot Pro
The marketing department is actively working on the delivery of its devices, each time the boxes are becoming more interesting and presentable, their style can be traced a little. The package contains all the necessary information for initial acquaintance with the device, among which its image and color, description, specification, warnings, names and logos, as well as information about the manufacturer with certificates.
For the loop, another white packaging is pulled out, in which the device itself is located, an envelope with documentation and a small box with a cable for charging and connecting to a computer.
Complete Set of Vaporesso Tarot Pro
- Vaporesso Tarot Pro Box Mod
- User Manual
- Micro USB cable for charging and connecting to a computer
There is a warning card, a warranty card and a short user guide in English. The cable is in reinforced plastic sheath, the interface of the wire with the plug is protected by a metal spring, and the ports are made of metal with the Vaporesso logo.
Appearance and Specification
The case of Vaporesso Tarot Pro is made of zinc and aluminum alloys, while maintaining its shape and size.
I will have a review on a steel color sample with black laminated carbon inserts. On one side are the logo and the name of the Vaporesso; on the other side is the Micro USB connector. In both cases at the top you can find the name of the box mod.
On the front side there is a control box with an OLED display and hexagonal control buttons with a soft stroke and a pleasant clap. The opposite side is now empty.
In the upper part of the box mod there is a 510-connector with grooves for air supply and a spring-loaded brass pin. The connector is too much offset to one edge, so all the tanks and drips will hang over the beveled side of the box mod. At the bottom of the box, a large number of holes for the removal of gases from the battery compartment and the eyelet for easy removal of the battery cover.
The lid is held on eight magnets, four of them are on the lid itself, and the remaining four are on the body. Half of the magnets are round, the second half is rectangular. The grooves are deep, so there is no play at the cover. In the battery compartment there is a marking with the correct polarity of the installed batteries, connected in series, the upper plus and minus contacts are spring-loaded. On the right there are holes for the board ventilation. In this compartment there is not enough straps to remove the batteries, but they cannot be reached by charging the box mod with a cable, although I recommend always using an external charging station.
Vaporesso Tarot Pro Specification
- Height: 93 mm
- Width: 57 mm
- Thickness / Strength: 23 mm
- Weight without batteries: 164 g
- Weight with batteries: 256 g
Features and Characteristics of Vaporesso Tarot Pro
In contrast to the appearance, the board was worked on and made it more functional, but also less powerful than the first version. The main feature and advantage will be a large number of settings and the ability to update the firmware.
After installing the batteries, the device switches on independently and first of all we are greeted with a screensaver with the name of the company "Vaporesso". The box mod can be turned on and off by a standard five-fold push. At the moment of shutdown we will see the inscription "SYSTEM OFF", which also appears if you press any key in the off state.
After the splash screen, the settings in the power management mode are displayed, among which are the battery level indication of each battery, the resistance value, the supplied voltage and power, to the right of which the unit of measure and the mode name. The power is regulated by means of control buttons from 5 to 100 W in steps of 0.1 W and further to 160 W in 1 W increment. With a long press, the rate of change of the value increases will be the minimum or maximum value and stops on it.
If you noticed, the output mode is called "VW". This means that the box mod itself will offer the right power value, based on the parameters of the spiral and the charge of the battery, which can be corrected more or less. For correct operation of this function, it is necessary to confirm the novelty of the used spiral. If the atomizer is not wound on the box mod, the power value is automatically reset to 5 watts. This is not a system glitch, but a purposeful return of the settings to the starting point for proper further work.
In the VW Mode, you can use another function with the adjustment of the helix heating curve for 10 seconds before the cutoff. To go to it, you need to press the menu button three times and select the corresponding item. Then, using the menu button, you can switch between the columns, and the control buttons set a large or lower power value. To exit, you need to press the menu button for a long time.
The Vaporesso Tarot Pro 160W Box Mod can additionally work in other modes, to jump to which you need to press and hold each time the menu button. The choice is available temperature control on nickel, stainless steel, titanium, two profiles with self-tuned thermal resistance coefficients and bypass mode, about which there is no point in talking, since the power is supplied to the maximum, based on the battery capacity and the resistance of the spiral.
In the temperature control mode, we can adjust the temperature from 100 to 315°C or from 200 to 600°F in steps of 5 and 10, respectively. Accelerated temperature changes with a long press of the buttons are available, when a maximum or minimum value is reached in one or another range, an automatic transition to another one occurs.
If you press the menu button three times in the profile with configurable profiles, you can set the required temperature coefficient for each profile using the control buttons, selecting it with the menu button. By pressing the menu button three times in the temperature control modes on nickel, titanium or stainless steel, you will be able to proceed to the heating schedule setting.
The graph is similar to that in the Smart Mode, but instead of the power value, the temperature value for the whole interval is set every second to a 10-second cut-off.
The resistance value in all temperature limiting modes can be blocked by pressing the menu button and the "-" button. The resistance symbol on the screen will be replaced with a closed lock.
Locking the control keys in all modes of operation is blocked by pressing the menu button and the "+" button. The corresponding notifications appear on the screen, and the power button remains in working order.
Simultaneous pressing the "+" and "-" buttons will turn the information display on the screen by 180 degrees.
This box mod also has a full list of modern protection against overheating, improperly installed batteries, low and high resistance, over-discharge of batteries, and short-circuit with the corresponding notifications on the screen. The cut-off time is 10 seconds.
Technical Characteristics of Vaporesso Tarot Pro
- Output power: 5-160 W
- Output voltage: 0-8.5 V
- Output current: up to 50 A
- Modes of operation: Smart VW / CCW / VT (Ni200 / SS / Ti) / CCT / TCR / Bypass
- Temperature range: 100-315°C, 200-600°F
- Resistance band: 0.05-5.0 Ohm
- Power: 2x18650 Batteries
- Connector: 510Connector
- Materials: Zinc Alloy, Stainless Steel
Example of the Atomizer at Vaporesso Tarot Pro Box Mod
The compact dimensions of the Vaporesso Tarot Pro include the installation of atomizers with a diameter of 22 mm. But even in this case, you can observe the hanging over the beveled edge because the connector is too close to the edge.
We looked at the appearance, technical characteristics and functionality of the boxer Vaporesso Tarot Pro. Let's try to highlight the main points from the above and highlight the pros and cons.
- Nice Device Design
- Compact Size
- High Build-Quality
- Pre-heating of Spirals
- Adjustment of Temperature Coefficients
- Bypass Mode
- The Mode of the Pasture
- Firmware Upgrade
- Spring-loaded pin
- Unsuccessful placement of the 510th connector
- No tape or strap for removing batteries
- Lack of stealth mode
Vaporesso has always been very nice to users and listened to opinions and advice, but our comments to the first version were left without due attention or did not reach the right addressee at all. Therefore, the main disadvantages of this box master have not gone away, but moved on to the novelty.
The connector is shifted to one edge, so all the tanks and drips will hang over the beveled side of the Vaporesso Tarot Pro. A better solution would be to place it in the center. And I would still like to see the strap for removing the batteries. The remaining software shortcomings can be fixed by updating the firmware, although I noticed only the absence of stealth mode.
Vaporesso Tarot Pro Box Mod pleased with the increased functionality and great features, including a smart mode, pre-heating charts, temperature coefficient adjustment, bypass. With the addition of the Micro USB port, it was possible to update and configure the firmware, as well as charge the device with a cable, and soar, thanks to the mode of the passer.
The appearance of the device is a separate story. I still think this box is one of the most compact, light and stylish on the market, attracting the attention of others and giving cool emotions.