Last Updated on August 21, 2019 by Team Spinfuel

smok rpm40 kit blackSMOK RPM40 Preview – You might recall, if you’ve read Spinfuel VAPE since 2012, we tend to talk about how the word “innovation” is used way too often. The truth is, there is very little innovation in the Vape Industry. Instead, there is ‘evolution’. Building upon the good of previous devices while leaving the bad behind.


I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but from what we’ve seen and what we’ve read in the SMOK literature pack, this is the biggest innovation in vapes we’ve seen in a decade.

Smok RPM40

RPM40 – Pod Vape and Box Mod, for Real

8 COLORS - SMOK RPM40 Brings Box Mod Features to Pod Vape SystemImagine a vape device that combines the best of pod vapes and features of mid-wattage box mods. You could say it’s a pod vape with a display, or a box mod with pod vape simplicity. In truth it is a combination of features I never believed we’d see in such a package. If it works as promised it could be the very last vape I buy.


Sized at .8” by .98” by 3.8” tall, with a huge 1500mAh battery, a 4.3mL tank capacity, 0.4-ohm MESH coils, (preinstalled), using NORD Pods or RPM Replacement Coils  (the RPM40 Kit comes with an RPM Pod, 4.3mL, as well as a NORD Pod, 4.5mL).


SIDE BY EACH - SMOK RPM40 Brings Box Mod Features to Pod Vape SystemWith a power range of 1W-40W, the RPM40 can be used as a Pod Mod or, as I plan to use it, a small but powerful Direct Lung, freebase nicotine, cloud chasing mod. The internal IQ-R chip is new, featuring a firing time of 0.001s. I mean, honestly, it it checks out, can you imagine NOT carrying of these around with you when you’re out of the house?


Charging the RPM40 takes two hours, which is perfectly adequate for a 1500mAh system.  The way I vape, as well as planning to stick to the 0.4-ohm MESH coil, the battery life will probably wind up being about 2.5-3 hours.


Yes indeed, this pod system/box mod includes with a 0.96-inch screen. With the usual vaping data of box mods, like the wattage, resistance, voltage, screen color, puff number and battery level, it provides the user with the one thing pod systems lack… information and control.

The RPM40 is not a draw-activated device, like its bigger brothers and sisters, this device includes a Fire Button.

Smok RPM40 – The RPM40 Coils

RPM COILS - SMOK RPM40 Brings Box Mod Features to Pod Vape SystemThe newly designed RPM Mesh 0.4Ω Coil is designed for the best flavor and huge vapor production (its standard size drip tip helps a lot I’m sure). With sub-ohm resistance, lots of airflow, and 40W of power, we can expect a mod/sub-ohm vape experience in the body size of pod system.

Let’s look closer at the native RPM Coil System as well as the RPM/NORD Pods

SMOK RPM Replacement Coils (Mesh, SC, Triple, Quartz)


Along with the SMOK RPM40 Pod System Starter Kit Coil, the SMOK RPM Replacement Coil Pack (5 Pack) provide excellent coil heads to replace the coil in the Kit. The SMOK RPM Replacement Coils promise to deliver long-lasting, reliable and satisfying vapes.

We’ll make sure to check out this claim, but with the long life of the SMOK TF Tank replacement coils I fully expect for the RPM Coils to follow suit.

The individual coils are the: 0.4-ohm Mesh, 0.6-ohm Triple Mesh Coil, 1.2-ohm Quartz, and a 1.0-ohm SC Coil. When our shipment of the RPM40 Starter Kits arrives, we expect there will be an assortment of replacement coils and our review will cover each one.

Smok RPM40 Replacement Coils Specification:POD - SMOK RPM40 Brings Box Mod Features to Pod Vape System

Coil: Wire Kanthal

Wicking Material: Organic Cotton

Available Resistances: 0.4 Ohm, 0.6 Ohm, 1.0 Ohm, 1.2 Ohm

Smok RPM40 Replacement Coils Includes:

5 x SMOK RPM Replacement Coils for $14.99USD

SMOK RPM40 Replacement Pods (Standard & Nord)

Let’s face it; no pod chamber is going to last forever. This is true of the SMOK RPM40 Pod System Starter Kit as well. Once and a while you’re going to have to spring $2 for another Pod chamber.TFT SCREEN - SMOK RPM40 Brings Box Mod Features to Pod Vape System


The SMOK RPM40 Replacement Pods (Standard 4.3mL capacity & NORD, with NORD Coils and 4.5mL capacity.). The SMOK RPM Replacement Coils is supposed to deliver an incredibly satisfying vape.

SMOK offers two types of RPM40 Replacement Pods: The Standard version and the NORD version.

Depending on the coils you choose to use, it will dictate which Pod to purchase.

The Standard Pod accepts non-Nord atomizer coils. For those of you that wish to use Nord coils in their RPM40 device, they MUST buy the RPM NORD Pod.

Standard RPM40 Pods and NORD Pods

  • E-Juice Capacity (Standard): 4.3ml
  • E-Juice Capacity (Nord: 4.5ml
  • Pod Type: Refillable
  • For Use With: SMOK RPM40 Pod System

 SMOK RPM40 Replacement Pods (Standard & Nord) Includes:

  • 1 x SMOK RPM40 Replacement Pod – $1.99USD

What we Expect from the RPM40 Starter Kit


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From the looks of things, I fully expect to enjoy the sub-ohm RPM Coils over the NORD coils. When we reviewed the NORD we had no illusion to it being anything but a pod system. Okay flavor and okay vapor, but certainly not a box mod experience. We expect much more from RPM40.


Take a minute to look at all the Specs and Features and you’ll see that the RPM40 is so much more than a pod system. This is truly an innovative device, and we can’t wait to tell you our real-world impression. Fingers crossed!

Look for the SMOK RPM40 Starter Kit Review in a couple of weeks!

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