WISMEC Noisy Cricket Mod and WISMEC Indestructible RDA Combination
by J. C. Martin, III
Upon receiving the WISMEC Noisy Cricket mechanical mod and the WISMEC Indestructible RDA, I was immediately impressed with their looks. I decided to do a few coil builds for our readers and review three flavors of e-liquid from Fumi Vapors. All three were wonderful. The Noisy Cricket Mechanical Mod and Indestructible RDA proved to be an exciting combination, too. Was there some tinkering involved with getting this setup going? Absolutely. Once the combination is working, however, its airflow, sleek design, light hold, and massive cloud production make this WISMEC mechanical setup worth its assembly. It reminded me of the Bambino-Skyladon setup – just much more powerful. I enjoyed the three Fumi Vapors e-liquids I tried out with the Noisy Cricket Indestructible combination.
Specifications for the WISMEC Noisy Cricket Mechanical Mod
- 510 Threaded Connection
- Suggested Resistance for Atomizers: 0.25 to 0.5 ohms
- Utilizes Two 18650 Lithium IMR Batteries
- Top, Threaded Firing Button
- Aluminum Alloy Construction
- Surface Brushed Treatment
- SMPL Style Firing Button
- High-Power Output
- Jay-Bo Design
- Removable Lower Battery Lid with Air Holes
- Threaded Connection and Firing Button Removable for Battery Replacement
- Batteries Used in a Series Circuit
- Dimensions: 79mm x 40mm x 22mm
Specifications for the WISMEC Indestructible RDA
- 22mm Diameter
- 510 Threaded Connection
- 301 Steel Construction
- Non Rotating Central Positive Connection Post
- Peek Insulators
- Suggested Resistance for Coil Build: 0.25 to 0.5 ohms
- 3 Posts, Positive Post has Two Hex Screws
- 2 Negative Posts Use Two Phillips Head Screws
- 6 Air Holes, 3 ‘Positioning’ Holes, 9 Holes, Total
- Unique Open Slot Wire Terminal Post Holes
- Additional Adjustable Top Air Flow
- 3-Piece Mouthpiece Assembly for Hidden Air Flow
- Jay-Bo Design
- 31mm Tall
- 11mm Wide Mouth Piece
- Works Well with Single Coil Advanced Builds/Single Clapton Coil
Setup, Use, and Attributing Thoughts of the Noisy Cricket Indestructible RDA Combination
In using the WISMEC Noisy Cricket Mod with the WISMEC Indestructible RDA installed, I was very impressed. The RDA has astounding air flow and the mod is light and very powerful. Were there any drawbacks to the combination? Not really, once I had it working properly. Getting it put together and working was not so easy, even if it looks overly simple. This combination is great for those who build advanced coils and prefer single coil builds, as the mech mod is rated for 0.25Ω to 0.5Ω builds.
It is a surprise to me that I can complain about such an amazing design for a dual 18650 setup. The very first thing that was unnerving was the battery installation. Not all batteries are exactly the same; the ones I first installed fit snugly –no problem. The two coil builds I tried with the RDA were a dual 26 gauge Kanthal, 7-wrap build and then a dual 22 gauge Kanthal, 7-wrap coil build. The central post can be tricky to tighten smaller wired coils with. The RDA can use a single coil build, and while I normally recommend 26 gauge Kanthal for a coil build of this nature, if it is the first time you install coils in this RDA, I suggest a dual 28 gauge Kanthal build to start out with. We will speak more on coils below.
Any little complaint is not as big as the one main reason I could not justify giving the combination 5 of 5 stars, which was the RDA connection issue. The problem was not hard to solve, once I figured out why the setup would not activate. It was the central post not connecting to its battery. The problem is easy to solve. Simply turn the central post screw of the RDA for about one rotation so it can reach the battery. Does any coil builder want to mess with the central post of an RDA, especially on a brand new one? Absolutely not. No one wants to play around with a new item to find it did not work, could not work, and may not. This minor adjustment can sound like a huge problem or major flaw with the setup. It is not. The small adjustment did allow for the combination to work properly. Once it was working, it really did impress me. Upon continued use I did not have to re-adjust the positive connection post of the RDA. I must also mention that the screws were pretty tight upon their first loosening.
The positive attributes of this combination and design could take a near eternity to describe. The mod and RDA are both sleek to the look and pleasurable to the feel. While mechanical mods of this nature are sometimes ‘boxy,’ this one is round, smooth and does not take up much more space than two 18650 batteries, at all. The design of the mod impressed me for these reasons. One utilization caution: the firing pen is very delicate. It works great; one does not have to press it down with extra force. Just remember that it is light to the touch, especially if you have a habit of installing coils in an RDA on top of the mod you intend on using them with. As a safety precaution, make sure you remove one or both of the batteries if you want to install coils while the RDA is already screwed onto the top of the mod.
In regards to the WISMEC Indestructible RDA, it actually impressed me. I have viewed and considered the designs of over 500 most popular RDAs, and this one does stand apart, existing in the top 10% of what I have considered. It does not feed air through the bottom, however the air holes on the side make up for it. They are large, however the air holes are not too large.
At first glance, one will notice the tube of the RDA has 9 holes in it. For a two coil build, three of those holes (the three with a taller central hole) can be used for lining up the other 6 air holes with its coils. If you want to install one single coil, the six matching air holes can be used to line the other three air holes up with where the coil is. Can you install one large coil with the post design? Absolutely. However, remember that this is a mechanical setup. Always check your coil builds with an ohms reader or regulated mod to ensure the safety of the amperage draw when using a mechanical mod. As this mod takes two 18650 sized Lithium IMR batteries, most non-advanced coils will be safe for use with it. As mentioned, the Noisy Cricket mech mod is best for use in the 0.25Ω to 0.5Ω resistance range. This is a good recommendation for most dual 18650 mechanical mods.
Did I use larger wire coils? Yes I did, and am as I write out the review, too, with Venice Beach E-Liquid from Fumi Vapor, which vapes with the essence of rose petals and tastes as sweet as sugar-plum corn syrup, if there is such a variety. I was unsure if the ohms reading for a dual, 7–wrap 22 gauge Kanthal wire coil build would be too low for two 18650 batteries without a safety chip. It was. The build was fine; the ohms reading was 0.20 ohms, however. Because of this, if you prefer a dual coil build and like large wire, I suggest 24 gauge Kanthal, 7-wrap coils as a maximum size. Any wire larger in diameter or any advanced coil with a low resistance should be used as a single coil, with the three air holes right in front of it. If a single coil reads 0.49 ohms or lower on an ohms reader or regulated mod, do not use the same coil with a dual coil build, as the resistance will drop below 0.25 ohms. After trying out a dual 26-gauge coil build, I was very impressed. I wrote a note down for new users of this product: as mentioned above, I suggest trying out 28 gauge Kanthal 7 –wrap coils first, due to their having a higher resistance.
About the post holes, they are of a unique design. The reason I did not give the RDA 5 of 5 stars was really two-fold. For one, the person who builds coils for the RDA must use both a Phillips screwdriver and a hexagonal head screwdriver to install even a single coil. I was tempted to change out the hex screws with Phillips screws but did not. This is no big issue for advanced coil builders, as they are sure to have both kinds of screwdrivers around. The other issue also is an attribute. While the post holes are ‘open slot wire terminals,’ they can be really tricky to work with. They are absolutely great for coils that are larger in diameter, though such coils are usually wound by more advanced coil builders. Installing a 28 gauge Kanthal wire beneath a 2mm Hex screw on a flat surface just is not overly easy. Once the coils are installed and the batteries connect properly, however, this is one absolutely amazing setup –mostly due to its design and feel.
To further discuss the WISMEC Indestructible RDA, I must mention one more notion. The mouthpiece. Upon disassembly, one might find its three disks to be confusing, as they are threaded and contain beautifully machined clandestine air holes. I did not find much complication, whatsoever, with assembling the mouthpiece part of the RDA and definitely consider it to be a positive attribute to the WISMEC Indestructible RDA. You can decide on how much top air flow you want with the mouthpiece and secure its open/closed holes via a threaded connection. I leave mine open all the way. The actual mouthpiece itself is more preferable than most other mouthpieces, as it is both wide and uses a ‘slanted arc’ for ergonometric comfort.
To somewhat summarize these notions, once you get the Noisy Cricket Indestructible combination assembled and working properly, it really is an amazing method of vaping. I do highly recommend this combination. It is light, ingeniously designed, and does not take up much room in your pocket or purse. You may not have to be an expert coil builder to use this vaporizer properly. I do suggest researching battery safety and coil building before using this combination, especially for people new to vaping.
Photos of Setup and Coil Shots
Here are a few photos and thoughts on the above mentioned items as well as coils. The first two photos show the WISMEC items in their gift boxes as well as some Kanthal wire. You may notice that I used 22-gauge wire while taking these photos; I do not recommend doing so as it may be unsafe. Because the dual coil build worked fine on my IPV4s regulated mod, I used the 22-gauge wire instead of 24 gauge before writing out the review. It was then that I read that the Noisy Cricket mod is rated best for 0.25 ohms to 0.5 ohms. The dual 22 gauge, 7-wrap coil build read 0.21 ohms, so upon reading the recommended resistances for the mod I removed one of the coils and tried out the three air hole option as opposed to the six air hole option. It worked well that way.
The next photo shows the exciting post design of the deck of the WISMEC Indestructible RDA.
The next two photos show a dual 26 gauge Kanthal 7-wrap coil build. The photo on the left shows the coils before they were wicked up and ready to go. The photo on the right shows the coils wicked with the e-liquid in the photo. The E-Liquid, Catch Ya Latte, part of the Grand Reserve line from Vapor Fi, is a great one I give 5 of 5 stars to, as it is a creamy coffee flavor and a lot of fun to vape with.
This next photo shows the 22-gauge dual coil build I ended up removing one of the coils from.
These next two photos show the same coil build wicked up and ready to go with some Tokyo.
This is a photo of the WISMEC combination discussed within this review, fully assembled.
These next two photos are ‘extra.’ This is a dual macro coil build, using two 20 gauge Kanthal wire coils, 8 wraps a piece, 5mm in diameter. The ohms reading for this build is 0.12Ω. The RDA is the Zephyr V2 Buddha 29mm RDA. These big coils are something that took me time to do; finding the best RDA for them and figuring out that 20 gauge Kanthal was a good option were factors in the time it took to complete this build. I prefer this build over its last one, in which I used two Clapton coils. The Clapton coils popped e-juice and did not ramp up so quickly; I like to use this build at 80 watts on my IPV4s –no ‘popping’ and smooth, huge clouds full of flavor. I included these photos with the review, because I built them upon completion of testing out the WISMEC combination which takes up less space and can actually be carried in a person’s pocket or purse easier than larger vaporizer setups.
If you love coil building and enjoy vaping with mechanical mods, this setup is for you. The Indestructible RDA can be a little tricky when installing coils, however it is a great option for single coil builds, especially for advanced coil builds such as Clapton Coils, staggered fused Clapton coils, Alien Claptons, etc. The Fumi Vapor line of e-juice is amazing and I hope others give it a try. It may take some tinkering to get the Noisy Cricket working with a coil build in an Indestructible RDA, however it is worthwhile once accomplished. Powerful with a perfect amount of air flow, it is an amazing mech mod setup, indeed.
I did not give the mod or the RDA five stars. The RDA can be difficult to build with, even if it does allow for advanced coils. I did not like having to adjust the positive connection on the RDA, so I did not give it 5 stars. As for the mod, I would have given it 5 stars, if there was less difficulty with the batteries being installed too snugly or if the brand new threads were not so tight. It is very hard to mention any flaw with this combination, however. It works great, and that is why I gave it such a high rating with 4.8 and 4.9 stars.
I really enjoyed reviewing this combination. I always love to build coils –especially for newly designed RDAs and mechanical mod/RDA combinations. Thank you for reading and vape on.
Information on WISMEC is also available via other reviews here in Spinfuel. They are an innovative company specializing in the design of new vaping products. Their employees are a select team of experts who have years of experience to compliment their creative efforts. They are not only happy to present to you their current line of WISMEC items, they also plan to offer newly designed products to meet the demands of customers who enjoy the benefits of using vaporizers. WISMEC products are designed in California and manufactured in the Jiangsu Province of Eastern China. See the WISMEC website for their latest innovations.
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- WISMEC Noisy Cricket Mechanical Mod: 4.8 of 5 Stars
- WISMEC Indestructible RDA 4.9 of 5 Stars
- WISMEC Noisy Cricket Mod: About $38
- WISMEC Indestructible RDA: About $35
J.C. Martin III