The Vap X Hot spring 1.5 testimonial, and also this set’s a small shell mod that takes a large battery!
21700 batteries were meant to be the substitute for 18650’s, instantly we’d have all this additional power and also ability, however regretfully they removed rather gradually.
I presume a great deal of vape producers have a “if it ain’t damaged, don’t repair it” technique!
Among the last locations where we saw 21700’s show up remained in the world of shell mods.
So I’m thrilled to be attempting an incredibly tiny shell mod from Vap X called the Hot spring 1.5.
What Can We Get Out Of the Vap X Hot Spring 1.5?
This is the 2nd Hot spring that Vap X has actually brought out, however it is a small upgrade to the initial, as signified by the 1.5 name.
Digging about on their Facebook web page, it looks like the updates are concentrated on the shell.
Evidently there were some concerns with loading on the initial Hot spring. It had a leading fill system with a silicone membrane layer that some individuals reported obtained a little untidy.
We never ever examined the initial, so it’s straight in to the upgraded variation! It has an ingenious air movement and also a detachable 21700.
The Hot spring 1.5 is currently their 3rd launch, after the initial Hot spring and also the Hot Spring S that I examined below.
This was sent out over straight from Vap X for the function of testimonial (thanks). Customarily, this will certainly not affect my testimonial and also I will report back truthfully with what I locate!
- Hot Spring 1.5
- Double AFC Vessel
- 15s Coil
- 15d Coil
- Coil Device
- 18650 Sleeve
- Extra O-rings and also torx trick
- Guidebook and also service warranty card
- Measurements – 87.7×53.5×30.9mm
- Weight – 92g
- Power Result – 5-100W
- Settings – Power Level, Temperature (Ni, SS, Ti, TCR), Bypass
- Battery – 21700 (18650 with consisted of adapter)
- Capability – 5ml (I have actually not seen a 2ml TPD variation)
Style and also Construct Quality
The Vap X Hot spring 1.5 can be found in 3 colours, black (that I got), grey, and also red.
Vap X Hot Spring 1.5 Body
For such a beefy little monster, it’s remarkably light-weight. Although it may feel and look like plastic, the body is made from magnesium alloy.
It’s quite comfy in the hand, and also simple for either thumb shooting or finger shooting.
It has a large fire switch that stands out over the display and also controls.
On one side of the tool is your USB C fee port, the opposite side is empty with the exception of the branding Vap X in silver.
The back area is plastic and also is your battery door. You access the battery by moving the battery door down so it un-clips.
There’s a bow to assist you eliminate your battery, and also the favorable and also adverse links are plainly noted in red and also blue.
You can either make use of a 21700, or an 18650 with the consisted of adapter. I discovered that placing a 21700 in was a little difficult.
With a lot of styles similar to this you can place one end of the battery in, after that with it angled, lower from the various other end to pop it right into location.
With this tool I discovered I needed to line the battery up parallel, and also press from the center to make sure that the +ve and also -ve links were made at the very same time. It’s not a significant problem, however it’s worth recognizing if you have problem placing in your battery.
The base is completely free from marks or branding, simply 3 tiny torx screws that hold the tool with each other. The governing marks in fact live below the shell itself.
On the leading there’s an instead big band add-on hook that explain over the battery area. I’m unsure this is actually required, as it’s a beefy sufficient tool that I don’t see any person hanging this on a lanyard!
It likewise makes the leading appearance a little bit picky, as relocating inwards, you after that have your shell launch catch, and also 2 little plastic screw covers.
To launch your shell you need to glide the little catch far from the mouth piece, it after that un-clips the shell and also permits it to emerge.
If you take a look at the catch, it looks like you ought to likewise have the ability to glide this forwards in addition to in reverse.
This is in fact simply a remaining style component from the initial Hot spring, where pressing ahead would certainly turn open the top of the shell for loading – on the 1.5 you can’t press it ahead.
Vap X Hot Spring 1.5 Vessel
The shell is made from a dark clear plastic. In non-TPD nations this will certainly hold a charitable 5ml of e-liquid.
Although Vap X claim that it’s simple to see just how much e-liquid you have in it, being used I discovered it was practically difficult when the shell was put.
It is a really dark plastic, and also with the drip idea, uncommon style, and also significant air movement control rings, there’s a great deal of various other little bits to it that make it difficult to translucent.
The drip idea seems concerning the dimension of an 810. Nonetheless it has it’s o-rings around the base of the idea, not within, so jerk design drip-tips won’t fit.
As a matter of fact I don’t have anything in my collection that does, so know this if you such as to transform suggestions!
Vap X Hot Spring 1.5 Air Flow Control
Like the Hot Spring S that I examined a while back, Vap X is utilizing a comparable design of disc designed air movement controllers.
With the Hot spring 1.5, you obtain one on each side of the shell. There is likewise a little crack up take care of that you can make use of to make it simpler to change.
They are absolutely among one of the most uncommon elements of this shell mod, however they get the job done actually well. The honeycomb pattern over the air inlets offers a really smooth vape at any type of air movement setup.
Similarly crucial, if you shut them both of completely, you obtain practically no air movement coming with.
Just How To Fill Up The Vap X Hot Spring 1.5 Container
Whilst it is feasible to load the shell when it’s still a little inside the tool, you will certainly require to pop it out a little bit. So I would certainly claim the most convenient means is simply to completely eliminate it.
- Press the little launch switch far from the drip idea to unclip the shell
- Eliminate your shell from the tool and also locate the fill port at the front
- Disconnect the rubber stopper and also fill out with your favored e-liquid
- Change the rubber stopper, making certain it’s appropriately pressed in
Just How To Adjustment The Vap X Hot Spring 1.5 Coil
This is just one of the locations where I need to note the Hot spring down in regards to simplicity of usage.
Although the coils are easy press in coils, it is practically difficult to eliminate them without utilizing something to bar them out with.
Currently Vap X is certainly familiar with this, as they consist of a little level item of steel in the product packaging for this precise factor.
This is because of the reality that the instead fat bottomed coils rest extremely flush right into the shell, and also simply have a slim lip of steel to permit elimination. However you can’t actually hold this to draw them out.
- Unclip you shell from the tool and also transform it upside-down
- Location the coil elimination device under the lip of the coil, and also bar it versus the body of the shell to draw it out a little
- Eliminate you old coil and also location you brand-new one in, making certain to align the level sides and also press it down securely
- Loaded with your favored e-liquid and also bear in mind to leave it to rest for a couple of mins to completely fill
Vap X Hot Spring 1.5 Display and also Controls
The display and also controls are practically the same to what we saw on the Hot spring S.
You have your fire switch over your display, and also a + and also – switch listed below.
Nonetheless as a much more totally function mod you do have a couple of even more alternatives. Pushing the fire switch 3 times permits you to cycle with the various settings
- Power Level
- Temperature Ni
- Temperature SS
- Temperature Ti
I can just picture that this is mosting likely to be made use of in the future for a rebuildable area, as both of the conventional coils are Kanthal so don’t deal with temperature control.
You can likewise reset the smoke counter, and also measure/lock the resistance (once more, valuable for temperature control).
Pushing the fire switch and also the + or – switch will certainly permit you to change the illumination of the display.
Vap X Hot Spring 1.5 Power Level
Electrical power is readjusted in 0.1W increments (why?!) when you solitary continue the change switches, press and also hold and also it will certainly scroll in 1W increments extremely promptly from 5W to 100W.
This established is fairly annoying as when you’re changing it you’ll have the ability to obtain quite nearby pushing and also holding, launching when you’re near the power level you’re going for.
Nonetheless you after that require to either press the switches to click it up or down by 0.1W increments, or you press and also hold once more and also *attempt* to quit it where you desire. Nonetheless it switches over to scrolling extremely promptly, so this is simpler claimed than done.
Just How Does the Vap X Hot Spring 1.5 Perform?
I’ve been utilizing this package for a couple of weeks currently, and also I’ve had some great experiences with it, in addition to some inflammations!
For the majority of my screening I was utilizing Ohm Mixture’s Quantity II Apple, Elderflower and also Yard Mint at 70VG/30PG.
0.2Ω Solitary Mesh Coil – Air Flow and also Cloud Manufacturing
A lot of air movement on this coil, and also having the ability to increase to 70W with it permits it to create sufficient vapour to make use of that. On a 1 to 10 range with 1 being actually limited and also 10 being totally open, this opens to a 9.
Clouds behave and also thick, with an actually smooth air movement because of the mesh air inlets.
It is a little loud totally open, and also I discovered that closing down the air movement a little to offer it a little bit much more constraint assisted with this.
0.2Ω Solitary Mesh Coil – Flavour
Flavour is area on, no genuine grievances concerning this in all. It’s obtained a rather minimal suggested power level variety, from 60-70W.
To be truthful, there’s very little various in between 60-70W in regards to flavour, however there is a little bit even more cloud manufacturing at 70W.
0.23Ω Double Mesh Coil – Air Flow and also Cloud Manufacturing
This coil is a little bit much more limiting because of having a much narrower birthed and also 2 mesh coils, as opposed to one huge one. On the 1-10 range it’s about an 8.
Air movement is in a similar way smooth, however large open it’s visibly quieter than the 0.2Ω.
At 55W it produces a comparable quantity of vapour to the 0.2Ω at 70W, both coils within are absolutely doing a respectable little job.
You can fold either coil to be limiting sufficient for a mouth to lung vape, however neither the coils neither the drip idea are actually made for it.
I’d be interested to see what a small greater power level (0.6Ω, claim) and also a thinner birthed drip idea would certainly can.
0.23Ω Double Mesh Coil – Flavour
Flavour is respectable, however I in fact discovered it a little much less outstanding than the solitary mesh. It’s tolerable, simply not as punchy.
55W is clear however a little soft
65W is possibly the wonderful area for this set
75W is a little bit way too much power for this coil, I felt it was also near to a completely dry hit, also when not chain vaping!
Vap X Hot Spring 1.5 Battery
I didn’t do any type of extensive examinations on the battery for this package, a solitary 21700 had a tendency to obtain me around 150 smokes at 70W, so it was plenty ample for a days vaping.
Any kind of various other ideas?
However dripping was absolutely something I experienced with this package.
Not instantly, however if you left it resting for a number of days after that I discovered that fairly a great deal of fluid would certainly handle to leakage out the air movement control.
This would certainly after that accumulate under the base of the shell where the get in touches with are, not suitable.
You obtain among these in the package, you can see it in my box components image… and also I really have no suggestion why.
There appears to be absolutely nothing on the tool that is made for you to loosen, and also the guidebook doesn’t drop any type of light on it either!
On the initial Hot spring you had the ability to exchange out the air movement controls, so perhaps this is a remaining from that?
- Great flavour
- Introducing and also efficient AFC
- Difficult to see e-liquid degree
- Dripping out of AFC
- Calling for a tiny crowbar to eliminate coil
Last Testimonial Decision
It’s a little a fascinating one, and also I believe the 1.5 name actually does highlight that this was made to repair a few of the viewed troubles with the initial, as opposed to doing anything various.
The reality that you can still see exactly how you would certainly have opened up the leading cap to load it with the catch on the top, demonstrates how little they transformed anything that they didn’t require to. If anything, this makes it seem like a little a hurried manufacturing.
The air movement is still among the attract attention attributes of this, and also I believe Vap X ought to be praised for attempting something a little various. Other than the dripping I had from the air movement, it functions actually well. Extremely smooth, and also extremely flexible.
Flavour from the coils is likewise respectable, it’s not leading rate, however absolutely adequate to please lots of people. Certainly the coils have their very own irritability when it comes time to transform it, by requiring to bar them out of shell!
Overall, not a poor tool, however there’s a couple of concessions you ought to absolutely know.
Note: Can’t appear to locate it to buy anywhere – will certainly upgrade when I do!