SMOKTech ZMAX Mini Review
This entry was posted on February 15, 2014.
ZMax Mini Variable Volt APV is a variable volt smaller sized, but powerful, reliable and full featured APV made by Smok Tech that takes vaping to the next level. It is very well built just like its cousin the SMOKTech ZMAX.
ZMAX and ZMAX Mini Specs At A Glance
Variable Wattage - ZMAX allows you to select the wattage from .3w to 15w in 0.5w increments.
Variable Voltage - ZMAX allows you to select the voltage from 3.0v to 6.0v in 0.1v increments.
5amp Power! - ZMAX has full 5amps of power!
Pulse Width Modulation - ZMAX’s utilizes Pulse Width Modification for minimum power loss during usage
Regulated voltage output - ZMAX gives you a consistent vaping experience regardless of how much battery power is left.
Auto Short Circuit Protection – ZMAX will auto shutdown if your battery voltage or atomizer resistance is too low, if the current is too high, or if the battery is inserted improperly.
Built in Battery Voltage Meter – ZMAX LED display shows voltage of battery. You can easily see when the battery needs recharging (3.3v).
Built in Atomizer Resistance Meter – ZMAX LED display shows the resistance of atomizer/cartomizer. You can check the resistance of your atomizers and cartomizers in just a few clicks.
The ZMax Mini has a chrome polished finish and a maximum output of 4 Amps. The Rev. 2 the Zmax Mini 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. The ZMax Mini can read your output voltage, battery voltage and cartomizer / atomizer resistance. This APV does it all.
The ZMax Mini will accept Flat Top or Button Top IMR 18350 battery.
The ZMAX battery connector is very versatile and 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 Mini connector. 510 Tanks and other similar 510 items will screw in and be almost flush with the top.
All adjustments and settings are made with the push button switch. This includes a setting to turn your ZMax Mini off for safe travel in your pocket, bag or purse.
The ZMax Mini includes an instruction manual in English.
Putting together a ZMAX Mini Starter Kit from ePuffStore.com
- The ZMAX Mini Chrome is priced at $64.99
- Add a pair of Vmax/vmos ICR18350 2600mAh battery – $12.99
- Add a battery charger, Trustfire Mod Battery Charger – $13.99
- Total High-end Starter Kit = $91.97
So, why the ZMAX?
First, the design of the ZMAX is sleek, efficient, and wicked good looking. It just works, and it looks good doing it. Moving up and down the voltage or wattage is a breeze, changing from Voltage to Power (wattage) is easy, and the settings you need are just a few clicks away. A ‘click’, by the way, that has a nice solid ‘click’ sound and function.