Last Updated on July 9, 2016 by Team Spinfuel
Sigelei 213 – One Very Special Mod
MAY 22 – UPDATE ON THE SIGELEI 213 DIRECTLY FROM SIGELEI WEBSITE
The clarification of the rumor”The TCR temperature mode with Sigelei 213 is not accurate“
As Sigelei we have designed a more accurate way to temp control in which the functions is (sic) similar to the TCR on other products. Our liner temperature control is based on Fahrenheit units which in form has a higher level of precision compared to the common TCR which is celsius unit based.
- We have created a tool to do the conversion for you to turn the Celsius based TCR values to our Fahrenheit based TCR ( Liner Temperature Control) values.The tool will be available on the Sigelei official website.
2. To meet market demand of some of the consumers, we will launch the Fuchai 213 version of the device which uses the more common Celsius based TCR calculation.
3. With the reduction of precision down to the current TCR market standards we will be able to launch the Fuchai 213 at half the cost of the Sigelei 213 model.
Everyone I know is excited about this new mod from Sigelei. The 213, or better known as the Sigelei 213, deserves the excitement, and the anticipation, because this is, without a doubt, the best mod Sigelei has produced to date. Once I got to using my 213 I haven’t used anything else for my personal vaping.
Sigelei has always been known for their build quality and functionality, and the 213 is no exception. Of all the Sigelei products I’ve owned and/or reviewed over the past 4 years, the Sigelei 213 is the only Sigelei mod that I used past the review period. It’s not that I didn’t like Sigelei mods, but there was always something else I wanted to vape with instead. Not anymore. Well, not until the next great thing comes along anyway. 🙂
I’ve heard people describe the Sigelei 213 with words like “elegant”, or “sophisticated”. Those words fit, but those are not the words I would use to describe the mod. For me, the 213 is ‘smart, tasteful, masculine, artful, and refined’. The Vape Forward Lite is ‘elegant’, with its pure white body and smooth flowing lines and curves. The Sigelei 213 has an industrial design that shows its durability and timelessness on the outside, and its super high-tech electronics on the inside. Element Vape, where we picked these up, offers the Sigelei 213 for $99.95, and you would be hard pressed to knock the price the minute you hold on. Once you actually use one you might just admit you’d have paid much more for it than you did.
About the Sigelei 213
Obviously the Sigelei 213 has a maximum output of 213W with 2x hi-amp 18650 batteries. If you thought you could only reach 200W and above with a 3-pack LiPo or 3x 18650 batteries, Sigelei shows us that isn’t true any longer. Not that you’ll ever crank it up to 213W, but hey, it’s there if you need it. Besides the 213W of max output there is so much more about the 213 that puts this new mod in a class all its own. I’ll go over a few of them now.
Sigelei’s new technology to achieve such great power is called “Power Up” Here’s a brief look at how this feature works: With Power Up you can set the wattage (power up) function at, say 80 watts for 1.5 seconds. The Sigelei will fire at 80 watts for that 1.5 seconds, and then it will go back to the previously selected wattage setting, with either variable wattage or temperature control setting. What this means is that for a brief period the Sigelei will boost the power to push out a period of sheer power, vaporizing the e liquid in a blast moment for greater flavor and vapor, and then instantly go back to your usual wattage setting, such a 44 watts for the 0.5-ohm coil in a Goliath v2. You will definitely notice the increase in performance using this new function.
Carbon Fiber Body
The carbon fiber finish gives the 213 a gentle, smooth feel in the hand. However, not every part of the exterior is carbon fiber. The aluminum space frame trimming accents are strong, durable, and understated. These accents surround the display, the adjustment buttons, and the fire button, for a timeless look of a real industrialized, well-oiled machine.
The fire button is located on the side, at the top of the device, and the adjustment buttons are located at the same height, but on the side, next to and above the LED display screen. That display screen gives a lot of user feedback, in real time, including wattage, temperature, battery life in one long icon running along the button, and ohms, voltage, and amperage readings.
Lastly, while the Sigelei 213 fires up to 213 watts with just two 18650 batteries, it’s still compact in size. To replace the two batteries, go underneath the device and open the battery cover (a sliding cover), and pop out the batteries and replace them with fully charged 18650’s. This method is a no fuss, no muss, quick way to switch out the cells.
The heart of the Sigelei 213 is the new, hi-tech chipset, which accounts for the new functionality, including reaching 213w on just 2x 18650 cells. This is a proprietary chipset, the SGL1605V1.5. This new, and very sophisticated chipset monitors every function, and keeps the mod well within safety parameters to assure a great vape, and a safe one. The chipset also allows for the Sigelei 213W to be fully compatible with Kanthal, Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel wire, and of course, the new Power Up system.
The Sigelei 213W also has a truly remarkable temperature regulation accuracy and sensing capability. Using a variety of wires, including the support for Ni200 (Pure Nickel), Titanium, and Stainless Steel heating elements, as well as ceramic tanks in VW mode. Under temperature control setting, it offers the user access to manually adjusting the ‘Temperature Coefficient of Resistance’ (TCR) settings, Sigelei’s Tool for calculating TCR values in Celsius rather than the current values in which Sigelei decided to use Fahrenheit. Read our whitepaper on TCR and what various metals needs to be adjusted with TC systems.
The Sigelei 213 supports superfast ‘balanced’ onboard charging, capable of charging both batteries at 2A each. You’ll need a wall adapter for the included USB cable for get the full 2A charging mode, but even when plugged into my computer the charging is pretty quick, although I usually just switch the batteries out.
Thousands of vapers want this new device from Sigelei, even at its $99 price tag (I’ve seen them as high as $115). Sight unseen this is a major success for Sigelei, although we are very interest in seeing what Sigelei does with the upcoming Fuchai 213.
With all the great devices I already have through my job at Spinfuel I wasn’t all that sure I wanted to be the one to review the 213. Then I saw them as they came into the office, and I opened up one and fell in love with it’s aesthetics before I even used it. Minutes later I popped in two Sony VTC4’s, attached my Goliath v2 tank and read through the manual. Setting the wattage and vaping I knew I had to have one, and I had to review it. Though, when it comes to setting TCR values, I’m just not that into it. As long as I have a great vape experience with a good looking, well made mod, and have access to a wide variety of tanks and atomizers, I’m good. I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between vaping in Nickel TC mode, or some tricked out manually set TCR value for some custom wrapped coil.
If you’re looking for a moderately sized high-end box mod and you’re willing to spend $100 for one, this is the one you need to buy. I love the 213, and I plan on purchasing and reviewing Sigelei’s Fuchai 213 as soon as I can get my hands on one.
The Sigelei 213 is an excellent mod. Vendors won’t need to apply flowery language to sell this mod. Just read a couple of reviews, watch a video or two, and you’ll be sold on it. Unless of course, you’re so deep into the details of every adjustable setting that you can’t enjoy a mod until you’ve spent an hour setting it up. To each their own, you know?
“The best box mod on the market today. Sophisticated electronics, power up technology, 213 watts with two 18650 cells, all wrapped up in a high grade carbon fiber body, this is the box mod that will suck the air out of the room, in a good way. Until something better comes along (by August 8th anyway), the Sigelei 213 is the champion I’ve been waiting for.”
Sigelei 213 Specifications:
- Dimensions: 88*44*29mm
- Material: Carbon Fiber Reinforced & Aluminum Space Frame
- Wattage Range: 10W – 213W
- Temperature Range: 200°F – 570°F / 100°C – 300°C
- Voltage Output: 1.0V – 7.5V
- Voltage Input: 6.4V – 8.4V
- Requires (2) 18650 Batteries
- Firing Modes: VW, TC (Ni200, Ti, SS), TCR (Temperature Coefficient of Resistivity based on Fahrenheit values ), TFR (Temperature Factor of Resistivity)
- Resistance Range: 0.1Ω – 3.0Ω
- Fast Balance Charging Support (Micro USB): DC5V/2A
- Brass 510 Pin
- Spring Loaded 510 Pin
- New OLED Screen Layout
- Battery Door Panel
What’s in the Box:
- 1 x Sigelei 213W
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
- 1 x Security Code Card