ZMax Variable Volt APVs
This is a variable volt APV made by Smok Tech that takes vaping to the next level. This is really a variable power mod because you have the option of adjusting either your voltage or your power (watts). The Zmax adjusts from 3.0 to 6.0 Volts in .1 volt increments or 3.0 to 15 Watts in .5 Watt increments. The ZMax is stainless steel but has a colored finish and has a maximum output of 4 Amps. The Rev. 2 the Zmax has one extra menu item (8) which enables you to switch between RMS and mean value voltage monitoring. The RMS mode is more accurate because it samples the output Voltage repeatedly while it is powering an atomizer or cartomizer. It is with these measurements that it is able to adjust for heat related Voltage drift.
In addition, the ZMax has a native eGo style connector that allows you to use both 510 and eGo style cartomizers, atomizers and tanks without adapters. The eGo style connector does not have outside threads but typical eGo style parts fit flush down into the recess that is around the ZMax connector. 510 Tanks and other similar 510 items will screw in and be almost flush with the top.
The ZMax can read your output voltage, battery voltage and cartomizer / atomizer resistance. The ZMax will accept a Flat Top or Button Top IMR 18650 battery. All adjustments and settings are made with the push button switch. This includes a setting to turn your ZMax off for safe travel in your pocket, bag or purse. The ZMax includes an instruction manual in English.
Never use non-rechargeable batteries in any device. Only use the recommended batteries for this device. There is a 90 Day warranty for device failures under normal use. Cartomizers, tanks, batteries or other accessories shown in the photos are not included. This is for the ZMax unit only.
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- Nice VV but has some IssuesReview by Heisenberg
The ZMax by Smoktech is an attractive mod for 18650 cells. It has some nice features like the RMS mode which makes it a powerful mod. The Price is right too.
This mod has some issue though. The bottom cap is the worst part of this mod. The inside bore is too small for most batteries. Batteries greater than 2000 mah are too big to fit inside the bore of the cap. I became so frustrated with batteries not fitting that I bored the bottom cap out so most 18650 batteries will fit inside it. I suggested to WVS and madevapes that they need to include this issue in the description of the product. Obviously they chose not to do so.
The other major issue with this mod is that the edges on the bottom cap are VERY SHARP. I actually cut myself trying to unscrew it from the mod. This is unacceptable to me so I won't be selling it in my store. (Posted on 4/12/14)