Freemax recently dropped a new kit, a follow up to their full sized Maxus 200W kit from a few months back. It’s a slimmed down compact version but with some other added improvements tossed in. I’ve been using it over the past couple weeks and I have to say there’s a lot to like about this new kit. Here are my honest thoughts on the Maxus 50W from Freemax.
|1 x||Maxus 50W VW Mod|
|1 x||Freemax Fireluke 22 Tank Resin Edition (Freemax DTL Mesh Coil 0.25ohm pre-installed)|
|1 x||Extral DTL Mesh coil 0.5ohm|
|1 x||Extra Pyrex Tube 2ml|
|1 x||Extra O-rings|
|1 x||Type-C USB cable|
|1 x||Warning card|
|1 x||Warranty card|
|1 x||User manual|
Listed features and specs:
|Capacity:||Bubble glass: 3.5ml
|Tank Materials:||SS904L/Tea Fiber Cotton/Resin|
|Output wattage:||5-50W/ 100-315C/200-600F|
Packaging and contents:
The kit comes packed in a fairly small blue and white box. An image of the kit on the front and a listing of the specs and contents on the back. In the kit you get the Maxus 50W mod, an updated Fireluke 22 Resin tank(pre-installed with a 0.25Ohm DTL Mesh coil), a 0.5ohm DTL Mesh coil, a spare bubble glass tank(3.5ml), an alternate 510 drip tip, a USB Type-C cable, a packet of o-rings, a warning card, a warranty card and a user manual. Just the usual spares bits but no real extras in the kit, just what you need to get started. I also got a little card denoting it’s a first batch and may not be the same a final production version.
The mod is quite compact but feels really solid in hand being mostly made of a zinc alloy. It’s also got an internal 2000mAh battery which I’m sure adds a bit of extra weight. On either side it’s got some crisscrossing lines cut into it and on just one side it’s got some colourful resin panel inlays. It has a similar look and feel to the original Maxus but is also reminiscent of maybe a Drag or later iStick. At the top it’s got what looks like a stainless steel 510 connection with a gold plated spring loaded 510 pin. The device is roughly 26mm in diameter at it’s widest and will accommodate tanks up to 25mm without overhang.
Working down the face of the mod it’s got a squarish metallic fire button, that has a nice click to it and no rattle from any of the buttons. Just below that is a black and white LED screen. It’s fairly small but easy enough to read and shows all the usual information we expect to see. Below the screen are the up/down adjustment buttons which are also square and metallic. At the very bottom of the working face is the USB Type-C charge port which can charge the device at a rate of 5V/2A. However it still takes roughly 80mins for a full charge so it’s not the quickest we’ve seen.
The device fires quickly and up to 50W but also has some smart sensing features included so attaching a new coil it will automatically attempt to set the recommended power for it. Operating the device and navigating the menu is also familiar with the usual five clicks to turn it on and off and three clicks to enter the main menu. From the menu you can select MODE, SET, INFO and EXIT. MODE lets you select between POWER, VPC, TC-TI, TC-316, TC-Ni and three programmable TCR slots. SET or Settings lets you set the screen timeout value, reset the puff count and puff time counters, turn the smart coil test feature on/off or reset the device. Under INFO you can see the current battery voltage, the version of the device and running temperature. Back out of the menu, pressing both adjustment buttons locks them and pressing fire and down flips the screen. Super easy to manage and with all the usual safety features built-in this thing is both safe and easy to use. Also with the 2000mAh internal battery I tend to get well over a day’s use out of it before needing a charge.
The tank that comes with the kit is the same that shipped with their Twister 30W kit recently but with some slight cosmetic changes. The Tank is now called the Fireluke 22 Resin edition and essentially looks like a smaller version of their M Pro 2 Resin tank just in a 22mm diameter format. However there are other improvements over the tank that shipped with the full sized kit including plug and play coils and graduated airflow control. At the top it comes with a nice colourful resin drip tip but I also received a separate more mouth to lung style tip which may come with the final version. It sits just above their lift to slide childproof top fill cap. It’s super easy to use, just lift and slide and so far I haven’t had any issues on top ups. It’s also one of the first refillable tanks that qualifies for CRC certification in Canada which is really nice to see.
Around the base is the airflow control. It’s divided up between a wide cyclops style slot and a single hole which can be adjusted to expose either a single hole or up to three holes and a small slot depending on your preference for MTL or DTL. The range is pretty good and should suite a wide variety of users. Unscrewing the base from the tank gives you access to the coils. It uses plug and play coils, a nice improvement over the M Pro 2 tank and Freemax offers multiple mesh coil options that are compatible with the new tank. Another neat little feature is when you pull out the coil the chimney has as spring loaded sleeve which covers the wicking holes. Meaning there’s little to no fear of it leaking while changing coils.
The kit comes with a 0.5ohm DTL mesh coil pre-installed and a 1.5ohm MTL mesh coil in the kit. Freemax also sent me a 0.25ohm DTL mesh coil and a 1.0ohm MTL mesh coil so I got a good variety to test with. True to Freemax’ history with mesh coils, these coils are made with their FM 4.0 coiltech and tea fiber cotton so flavour and vapour production for any of the four I tested were on point. My preference in the end was between the 0.5ohm DTL mesh coil and the 1.5ohm MTL mesh coil more for power consumption than a clear difference between output as each and every one gave a rather solid performance. I will say because there were so many I didn’t really test for longevity but I’m sure these would easily last a week or more depending on your personal vaping habits.
Of the recent kits I’ve received from Freemax, I have to say this one is by far my favorite. It’s compact, easy to use, the 50W limit suits me quite well and the performance I get from the included Fireluke 22 Resin tank is spot on. Battery life is fantastic and I also dig the variety of coils that are available for the tank. This one would actually do pretty well with either direct lung or mouth to lung fans and I wouldn’t have any trouble recommending it to both new and seasoned vapers. Definitely one of my favorite pieces of kit to come from Freemax this past year. Great job on this one guys!!