Kanger IPOW 2

Kanger IPOW 2

Kangertech seems to be producing new products faster than I can review them currently, which gives a very clear idea of how popular this brand is becoming in an evolving world of High Tech vaping devices and the increasing demand for them.

It appears at first glance that the IPOW 2 has been designed for a niche market, aimed at the intermediate vaper looking to experiment with a more powerful variable wattage device that includes the safety features required to achieve this with more simplistic functionality. It can just as easily be suited to the most experienced vaper looking for a hassle free vape while commuting to and from the office.

Kanger clearly do their research in order to supply what they think the market will demand, and with the constant exposure of the benefits of vaping over the traditional analog cigarettes in the media, this is going to become an area that will require such a device.

Packaging

6354337278217358633222849The IPOW 2 arrived in a tamper evident plastic sealed brown cardboard box displaying The KangerTech IPOW 2 logo on the top ¼ of the box. ¾ of the way down you will see a clear square window displaying the OLED screen with the KangerTech Logo and I POW 2 on the front side of the box.

The rear contains a list of the devices features including the three different battery capacities this model comes in 1000mAh 1300mAh & 1600 mAh with a check box beside each one. Please make sure you have checked  you have the right capacity battery for your personal vaping requirements prior to purchase, along with its warranty period should any be included with this device prior to purchase

Placed on the right-hand side of the box you will find the authentication sticker along with the product security code online verification system  attached below this.

To check the authenticity of your new KangerTech product, simply apply a droplet of water to the KangerTech Logo, and it should disappear. Dry the wetted logo with a cloth and it will reappear again.

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These two methods will help you confirm that you have purchased a legitimate KangerTech product, rather than a cloned copy.

 Unboxing

Sliding the plastic container from inside the box, you will find the Battery along with the eGgo connector situated above the main battery. An instruction manual is also included along with a Micro USB charger.

What’s new

imagesThe newest variable wattage batteries from Kanger! They feature an LED display that shows battery remaining, wattage, and resistance. Finally, a removable eGo/510 connector on the top so 510 tanks will sit flush. New heat dissipation holes on each side of the battery allow for added ventilation. An internal temperature control system allows for another layer of added protection on top of the double protected battery.

Features

Micro USB charging port
Double protected battery.
Large heat dissipation holes.
The temperature control system.
Wattage is adjustable from 3watts to12watts.
OLED displaying resistance values (1.0 ohms or above), Power, & Battery State.

Protection

Internal Temperature Control System.

Heat dissipation slots allow for ventilation of the battery housing.

5 Click On/Off Pocket-Safe protection: Click the battery switch 5 times within 2 seconds to turn it On or Off (shipped in the off position)
Short Circuit Protection: The battery will shut down and will not work until the cause of the short has been located and corrected.

Atomizer Protection/Cut-off: If the button is pressed for more than 10 seconds the battery will cut-off.
Over-discharge Protection: If the battery voltage drops below 3.2v it will shut down automatically.

Performance

E-Liquids used for testing in this review were kindly supplied by G2 Vapor Range and  Virgin vapor.

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REACH compliant

If you intend to use this range of E-Liquids, please make sure they meet the current requirements set out by your countries regulatory bodies.
For EU countries, more information on this can be found here along with REACH’s partner agencies from around the globe.

E-Liquids may contain diacetyl (DA) and acetyl propionyl (AP) or other carcinogenic ingredients or disease-causing substances, so please be aware of this and seek medical advice before using any of the products used in my reviews.

People can suffer from allergies to chemicals that may be present in the makeup of certain types of E-liquids or produced in their vapour. People can become sensitive to, or even allergic to Nickel or Titanium used in Temperature Controlled designed coils. Again, please be aware of this and seek medical advice before using any of the products used in my reviews. Also, check with your E-liquid supplier or the equipment manufacturers directly before purchase and use.

You might find this range of calculators provided by Steam Engine particularly useful, so thank you to Lars for allowing me to include them in my reviews. These calculators are currently under development, and the information that they contain may change at any time without notice. Please read the How It Works section for a more in-depth understanding. And never leave your device charging unattended, make sure you are using the recommended battery for your device, and always remember, SAFETY FIRST.

Potential Polycarbonate problems

It is well known that certain e-liquid ingredients can cause cracking or even melting of polycarbonate plastic or acrylic tanks and tubes. For further information on this subject, please check with your E-juice supplier or contact the manufacturer directly.

Performance

The IPOW 2 performs well for a device in this price range. Don’t expect all the bells and whistles, just a stable variable wattage device that allows you to vape in a great deal of safety and comfort.

The Smart fire button is well placed and easy to locate without the need to visually search for it. To turn the battery on or off simply press it five times in quick succession.

Likewise, the OLED screen displays the information of your current wattage, Battery state, and Resistance clearly without having to strain your eyes to read it.

The Voltage adjustment ring on the base is reasonably smooth to operate and should not move easily from Its wattage setting once determined by the user.

3W-12W produces sufficient power to produce good vapour output and flavour from your choice of E-juice. I used the New Kanger Pro tank 3 and the Kanger Mini Pro tank 3 V2 with E juices from Reign Drops which includes their new Torpedo line to test the IPOW 2 during the course of this review and was more than happy with the overall results.

Removing and replacing the eGo 510 connector is easily achieved, but please take care when doing so as it is black in colour and small which could easily lead to you misplacing or losing it permanently.

You also have a choice of differing colours to choose from. These are Black Silver Bronze Red and Blue, so most people should be able to find a colour that suits their personal tastes.

Conclusion

The IPOW 2 is a well made and well-specked device for the price and market it has been designed to cater for in my opinion. I have used it on a daily basis for the past three weeks without fault as you would expect from a Kanger product, and as this was sent to me free of charge for the purpose of this review I have since passed it onto a new convert who is over the moon with it and making good use of my E-juices too. He said, “vaping is surprisingly really cool, I’m beginning to feel the benefits already and saving a small fortune as well!”

Venting of the battery by way of the new heat dissipation holes on each side of the battery adds to the overall style while allowing for a safer vaping experience. I did not experience any discomfort caused by heat extraction from inside the battery casing while using it over the three week period. Ergonomically and aesthetically this part has been well thought through at the design stage.

The only concern I had was the removable eGo/510 connector seated on the top. Yes, it’s a nice way to flush mount your 510 tank by removing it, however being small and black it could be easily lost as I have already mentioned. I’m sure for a small increase in the overall price that a second eGo/510 connector might be a wise inclusion or the option for spares to be carried by the vendor instead?

Your choice of battery size will be a consideration prior to purchase but as a general rule of thumb, a 650 mAh battery should last you somewhere between 4-5 hrs. Remember this is only a guide, so if you are a heavy smoker then choose a higher mAh battery, or seek further advice prior to purchase from your local stockist of KangerTech’s customer support service. Or do what I did, purchase two batteries, two tanks, a few spare coils, and, of course, an extra bottle of your favourite E-juice!

Also, you might find the choice of vaping calculators provided by Steam Engine particularly useful, so thank you to Lars for allowing me to include them in my current and future reviews. And be sure to read his disclaimer first and fully in the about section on his website prior to use. Never leave your device charging unattended, and always remember, SAFETY FIRST. 

Prices start from around £20.00 for the1000mAh Battery £23.00 for the 1300mAh Battery and £25.00 for the 1600mAh Battery.

Production will start this week so it should be arriving in your local B&M store sometime soon.

So if you happen to be a recent convert looking to step up to a variable wattage device with a little bit more power than you have been using so far then this could be a very good place to start.

For further details on the IPOW 2, and to enter your unique product security code to identify your devices authenticity, contact Kangertech directly or you’re nearest available stockist.

Thanks to KangerTech for providing the Technical specifications for this review and Images of the IPOW 2.

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Contact:

Shenzhen Kanger Technology Co.,Ltd.
A1 building Haocheng Industrial Park NO.66,
Hexiu Road,
Heping Village,
Fuyong Town Bao’an District,
Shenzhen City.
kype: Kanger-james
Contact : James Zhu.
Tel: 86-75527240540
Mobile: 86-13923728907
E-mail: manager@szkanger.com
China contact: service@szkanger.com

KangerTech US Service Centre
11555 Medlock Bridge Rd, Unit 100, Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 1-888-799-1988
Quality feedback: service@szkanger.com
US Service contact: service@kangertechus.com

 

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Join the conversation! 41 Comments

  1. Has anyone had issues with a burning taste while using a pro tank 3 on the ipow 2? I’ve tried to use this on anything over 6 watts on 1.5 omhs, it’ll burn every time. So I have to lower the watts and Vape a couple more tines til it goes away.

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  2. It was great while it lasted. Unfortunately, that was only two weeks. Dodgy software/circuitry killed it.

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  3. When I bought mine the ohms was at 2.0 I’ve noticed it would bounce back and forth between 2.0 and 2.2 now it’s stuck on 4.3 ohms which pretty much means that I can’t get much smoke anymore. Any ideas on how to adjust the ohms back?

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    • Did you change coils or tanks? That would be where i started and continue to check every function. These batteries are great design but on kanger tanks they only run til about 9watts safely. At 10w the voltage changes and the coils won’t take it. An aspire nautilus is better suited for this battery. You can get up to 12w without problems.

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    • If you find the ohms are getting high, you probably need to replace/clean the coil.
      I tend to clean mine every 2-3 days, the more crap there is on the coil the more harmful it is likely to be, only takes 5 mins.
      Remove coil, wash through with water, shake, place back onto fitting and shake some more to get rid of excess water. I then set battery to full watt output and dry burn the coil with 3-5 second bursts, blowing on the coil throughout. A lot of smoke will come off for a minute until the coil begins to glow orange. The fact that it is glowing means it is a lot cleaner. Enjoy a cleaner vaping experience for another 2-3 days.

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      • Hey you seem like u kno ur vape…my girl an I jus got these an mine works like every1 is sayin an hers is readin 1.6ohm when its a 1.5 an 1.1 when its a 1.0 their brand new any reason?..defective maybe?mine does burn after 10w on 1.0 ohm but hers on 1.5ohm (which reads .1 over what it is so 1.6) can go to like 12w

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  4. I have purchased two of these from different sources and they both suffered the same problem. The charging connector just stops working. You have to giggle it to get it to charge. Have tried 3 different cords. No luck. Kangertech needs to revisit this.

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    • I’ve had my Kangertech I pow2 for about 3 weeks. It will not charge at all. What a waste of money! Not happy!

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  5. Very well written article. It will be beneficial to anyone who utilizes it, including myself. Keep doing what you are doing – can’r wait to read more posts.

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  6. i have the same issue. only 2 weeks old and now wont charge properly. i am going to look at other styles to avoid this issue in the future with this brand

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  7. I have one of these batteries and for some reason it has just stopped working and has just switched of and it has been charging for 20 hours and is just not working won’t turn on and there is no sign of life someone help fast please.

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  8. The ipow 2 is a good alternative to the vision spinner as you have the led display and pass though charge. I wouldn’t recommend and tank that is single coil on these types of battery. Needs to be dual coil minimum else your gonna get a lot of burnt coils. The aspire nauilus mini works well on these or an I clear 16. Always let the juice soak in for 5 mins to avoid any burn outs. To answer the questions about not lasting long. Have you checked they are official Kanger batteries and not clones.

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  9. Hi there got a new kanger set up with the ipow2 battery and was just wondering can you use this while charging or is it best to leave it until it’s done.
    Nice one guys

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  10. im very new to vaping and ive just bought the ipow2 and im at a loss on what top/tank to use with it, im only wanting to change the atomizer inside and not mess about with wire and the such. does anyone have any advice? also what the best vg mix for your recommendations?

    many thanks ian

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  18. Hi,

    Can someone help my ipow 2 keeps saying on the screen 10s over. does anyone know what this means?

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  22. One of my liquids tasted burnt after a couple days. The one that doesn’t burn is premium I think

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  23. I purchased an kangertech in pow 2. It will nothing turn on or charge i just want a replacement i wil even give youthis onw so we can work on this just problem we can fix this out. I dont want to fill like i got ripped off. Lets work this iut together and work it out. Thanks. …Jasonkuzmen

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    • Hi Jason,
      Sorry to hear you are having a problem with you r device.
      Sadly I only review products and not sell them.

      You will need to take this back to the shop you purchased it
      from and they will be able to help you. This is standard practice.

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  24. Had my kangertech for 2 mths it wont power on or charge. I just want it fixed or replaced simething let me know. Any way to make it work possiblle

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  25. My 1st one didn’t last 24hrs, battery showed fully charged not pushing button…wouldn’t charge at all…been waitn on new one….might switched to different one…tiered of waitn…

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  26. Hi – please can you confirm if the Kangertech Subtank Nano fits flush onto the IPOW 2 1600 and if a 1.2 – 1.5 Ohm coil will perform with the 15w capacity – if you could – please email a picture of the combination – Sincerely Thank you.

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