Decepticons 26650 from Canvape
There is no shortage of mods with the transformer style themes. This Decepticons, a 26650 mechanical mod, hammers that theme with a really slick brushed stainless steel look and several color inserts available.
The bottom firing button (as shown at the left) has the transformer style logo. The firing button portion is inside of a solid ring, so you can even set this down on a table without any risk of firing inadvertently. There's also a reverse thread lock, useful if you want to put this in your pocket or other storage and make sure nothing can "poke" the firing button. The sliding action of the firing button if very smooth and easy to actuate, even using the baby finger.
I used this with a new tank, the Freemax Tetra. That tank is exactly 30.1 mm in diameter and sits nicely on the Decepticons mechanical mod. You can see that in a hand-check at the right ... note the top has a slant to it so that it is not a perfectly symetrical look – but looks great nonetheless.
The Decepticons has several adjustable threaded parts. There are two at the top, and three at the bottom. The top connector portion has an adjustable silver colored 510 threaded pin. The bottom firing button also has an adjustable silver colored pin that can be adjusted with a flat screw driver – the slot on the one I received for testing and review shows a brass colored metal apparently covered with a silvery finish. The pin is isolated from the base and core by a plastic insert. The firing pin is inside the firing casing ... it's impossible to put this on a table and have it fire. The casing would prevent that – yet, using your baby finger with light pressure will fire. You can also use the firing pin "ring" to lock the device. All of the threaded parts are buttery smooth and very smooth to screw in and out.
The top 510 connector area is really well designed. There is a very deep liquid well in case of leaking and slots in the 510 connector for those tanks that have air flow through the 510 atomizer connector. And for the tanks that sit flush on the top of the Decepticon mod, there are slots in the outer top ring for generous air flow.
I used this with a brand new Efest 4200 mAh from Canvape. The green IMR 26650’s have a huge 4200mah capacity and a 20A maximum discharge current with a 50A maximum pulse discharge current. The specifications:
- Capacity: 4200mAh
- Top: Flat top
- Weight: 100g
- Size: 26.22mm (diameter) 65.11mm (height)
- Nominal Voltage: 3.8v
- Continuous Max. Discharging Current: 20A
- Max. Charging Current: 6.5A
- Max. Pulse Discharging Current: 50A
- Resistance: 13±2;O
- Cycle Life: 300 charges
- Discharge temperature range: -20°C – 60°C
- Charge temperature range: 0°C – 45°C
With this battery fully charged, I measured the voltage at 4.12 volts. Under load, I measured 3.78 volts. That is a load efficiency rating of 91.7%.
The battery itself is a hefty beast at 100 grams. With the battery inserted, the Decepticons comes in at 323.3 grams.
Canvape has this unit at a really good price and available in three colors (it is the insert at the top and bottom that are different colors).
I am used to a Hades 26650 mechanical mod. The weight of the Decepticons is a bit heftier, but manageable. This seems to fit in the hand better. I really like the slanted top. When I pick this up it seems the thumb just naturally lands on the bottom edge of the slanted top and avoids blocking the air flow holes on your tank. It works really well regardless of which style of holding you are used to: palmed with the baby finger firing, or thumbed with the index/middle finger firing. I found the first style the easiest and most natural.
Anyone using this will appreciate the smooth action of the firing button. The throw is a bit more than 1/16th of an inch. It slides smoothly and straight. There is no struggling or wobbling involved ... a really nice design and solid. This is a spring loaded firing pin and they just seemed to have picked the perfect spring tension with the user in mind.
So, what’s the verdict? Is it worth it?
My only concern in using this is the efficiency rate. I tried several batteries in this and the Efest 4200 mAh was the best performer. I also tried an AWT 4500 mAh 75A battery that measured 4.0 volts fully charged and 3.48 volts under load. That shows an 87% efficiency rate. At an efficiency rate of 91.7% with the Efest, that is acceptable at a power loss of 8.3%. There are two parts to efficiency rate: the battery itself (obviously, from the test results) and the device. If this mechanical mod were pure copper, there would still be a power drop off, but significantly less. The trade off in power loss is in appearance and look-and-feel: in this regard, the Decepticons 26650 mechanical mod is outstanding. I really liked using this device – you will too.