The WISMEC/Sinuous Ravage230 is not the first WISMEC, or Sinuous for that matter, vaping device to sport this particular body shape, and side Fire Panel. The WISMEC/Sinuous FJ200 looks very similar to the Ravage230.
Having said that, the Ravage230 is certainly the most polished, most well-thought-out version of this body type from WISMEC/Sinuous yet. After a while it’s difficult to be impressed with 95% of the vape kits that arrive at Spinfuel Vape, but after opening the usual black WISMEC box, I was definitely impressed with what laid inside.
And I’ve only been using the Ravage230 for a couple of hours. Just long enough to put together this Preview look. So far, I’m liking the device quite a bit. The usual WISMEC feature set, the specs you would expect to see in a 200W mod, but the awesome 1.45-inch full color display, and a new Function button makes the Ravage230 something very different, and something very desirable. I hope that during the next week it holds up to my initial impressions.
Ravage230 Function Button
The Ravage230 new “function” button sits directly above the firing panel on the left side of the device (my left). This function button makes navigating and adjusting the settings quick and easy. With an inch-and-a-half color display, WISMEC could have probably made the screen Touchable, in order to do what the function button does, but the function button gives me what I want more, solid feedback.
Ravage230 Color Display
This large display type is trending often in the newer devices, from the Rev-Tech GTS230 and others, but in the Ravage230 the display “feels” balanced while looking at it, with an organization of the menu categories and sub-categories that are a breeze to, well, breeze through. While using the Ravage230 I got the distinct impression that this was what WISMEC/Sinuous was shooting for all along in the prior devices.
The “Technicals” of the Ravage230
First, the name. Although at this point in the process of previewing and reviewing this new device, I was quite surprised that the Ravage230 is not a 230W device. It’s a 200W device, confusing as that may be. Perhaps a firmware upgrade is about to drop that will up the wattage to 230W and it just wasn’t ready in time, or it’s something else entirely. Before the official review, I’ll try to find out why this mod isn’t a Ravage200.
UPDATE: One day after publishing our Preview for the Ravage230 we were notified by WISMEC about a Firmware Upgrade for this device. Applying the update brings the Ravage230 up to 230W. Totally expected, and we’re happy the upgrade came before a widespread release.
The WISMEC/SINUOUS RAVAGE230 will be a welcome new addition in the marketplace. In addition to the gorgeous color display, the function button, and more, there is the centered 510-connector that allows for larger atomizers than one might expect. It is powered by dual replaceable hi-amp (25+Amps) 18650 cells, and can output a true 200 watts. If you’re inclined to recharge the cells inside the Ravage230, there is a 2A quick charge system. I’ll check this out to see how long it takes to recharge the cells, but in the two hours I’ve used it, I’ve barely moved the individual battery icons. I’m thinking Battery Life will be excellent.
The GNOME Evo Atomizer
The sub-ohm tank we reviewed in the WISMEC Reuleaux RX2 20700 was the GNOME. Packaged with the Ravage230 Kit is the GNOME Evo. If you like the GNOME atomizer, then I recommend the Ravage230 Kit. If you’d rather use your TFV12 Prince or Uwell Valyrian, or The Tanker, (recently included in my December Vape-Box) then purchasing just the Ravage230 Mod is a fine idea.
The GNOME Evo Atomizer features an easy top filling system, with a childproof lock system and a supposed refined airflow control.
The GNOME Evo come preinstalled with a WM01 coil for optimal flavor, and decent clouds, and comes with a 2ml/4ml glass tube options. Our Sample Units came with an extra 0.4-ohm coil WM01 coil, not yet sure if retail versions will include an extra coil, though they usually do.
The Ravage230 As of Now
So far, The Ravage230 seems be an exquisite, powerful vaping device that just might become one of my new favorites. The WISMEC/SINUOUS RAVAGE230 Starter Kit comes in Blue, Burnt Orange (red), High Gloss Black, and Stainless. As you can see in these photos, it may look familiar, but it’s something much improved from the WISMEC/Sinuous co-branding efforts. (I am especially looking forward to seeing what this High Gloss Black looks like.)
Give me a week to spend vaping with this device and I’ll give you an honest, in-depth review. We’re not sure about pricing yet, but WISMEC devices are more often than not, affordable.
The WISMEC/Sinuous Ravage230 will be available soon at Element Vape
WISMEC SINUOUS Ravage230 Starter Kit Specs and Package Contents
Size: 83.4 x 43.6 x 30mm
Battery: 2x 18650 cells (NOT included, discharging current should be above 25A)
Output Wattage: 1 – 200W – *230W with Firmware Upgrade
Output Mode: VW/TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS/TCR mode
Resistance Range: 0.05-1.5ohm for TC modes/ 0.1-3.5ohm for VW/Bypass mode
Temperature Range: 100-315°C/200-600°F (TC modes)
Maximum Charging Current: 2A
Maximum Output Current: 50A
Output Voltage Range: 0.5-9V
Screen: 1.45-inch Color screen
Thread: Spring-loaded 510 pin
GNOME Evo Atomizer
Size: 25 x 44.2mm
Coil: WM01 single 0.4ohm Head (40-70W)
Thread: 510 thread