Just back from vacation and look what arrived in the morning post today directly from Pioneer4You!
Hot on the heels of their recent release of the iPV400 comes an equally impressive, uprated, slightly shorter and sleeker and more ergonomic design called the iPV 6X.
Offering all the functionality you would expect from a high-end advanced device in a zinc alloy casing, the first thing you notice is how uncluttered and spacious the chassis appears compared to previous models, but don’t be fooled into thinking that this latest little addition fails to pack a punch.
Pioneer4You have designed this model around their new YiHi SX330-F6 chipset boasting a maximum power output of up to 200W, with a firmware upgrade coming soon increasing this to 215W.
Temperature control compatible with Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel 316 wire, and of course support for their SX Pure heating element plus manual TCR as well.
Three colour options are available to you as well in Purple, Blue, and Black so you should find one or two to suit! Let’s dive in and take a closer look at what’s in the box and a fuller picture of the iPV 6X’s specifications.
The iPV 6X comes in a well-designed and easily assessable silver grey box that includes one iPV 6X device, one Micro USB Charging Cable, and one User Manual.
Please verify that the iPV 6X includes a thirty-day warranty period. This may differ depending on your location, but I believe it is thirty days from the date of purchase.
Colours: Black, Purple, Blue
Includes the latest YiHi SX330-F6 Chipset V1.2
Spring-Loaded 510 Connection
Variable Wattage: 10W – 200W
Temperature Control Range Celsius: 100-300’C
Temperature Control Range Fahrenheit: 212-572’F
Compatible with Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel
Bright OLED Display
Standard Resistance: 0.15-3ohm
Joules Mode Resistance: 0.05-1.5ohm
SX Pure Resistance: 0.04-0.06ohm
Output Voltage: 1-7V
Input Voltage: 6.4-9V
Powered by 2 x 18650 batteries (batteries not included)
Low Voltage Protection
High Input Voltage Warning
Reverse Battery Protection
Magnetic Battery Cover
High Input Voltage Warning
Output Short Circuit Protection
Temperature overheat protection
For the purpose of conducting this review, I have used a selection of different E-Liquids from Fat Boy plus two new tanks from OBS Technology including their latest Cheetah RBA and Engine RTA-RBA. Review of both coming soon.
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The iPV 6X has been thoroughly tested in Temperature mode as well as Variable Wattage mode, for its performance, features, and any potential dry burning issues.
The model sent to me from Pioneer4You is not the final production model, so please take this into account when evaluating my comments in the conclusion section at the end of this review.
Press the power button five times in quick succession to turn the device on.
The screen will display Pic⇨ iPV 6X initially followed by Check Atomizer if you have not attached one. If you have then the main display will show the current wattage to the left in larger text format and to the right of this the current voltage setting, resistance, puff counter, and battery status.
With an additional five clicks, you can enter the menu system to gain access to the many functions that the iPV 6X has to offer you including the Power Off mode. You also have the ability to view the software version the device is using, change between Power Mode or Joule mode, switch between Celsius or Fahrenheit, adjust your desired Temperature setting and more.
Use either one of the two soft buttons situated just below the screen to increase or decrease either your current temperature settings or voltage settings when the device is switched to power mode. By holding down the two soft buttons simultaneously you can also lock the resistance as well.
Press the power button five times in quick succession and select the off option from the menu by using the soft buttons to turn the device off.
For a detailed description of the menu functions included with the iPV 6X consult the included user manual. The menu structure itself is very straightforward and easily followed.
Pioneer4You have made some useful changes to the latest X6 version when you compare it to the recently released 400 that should give it some added appeal if you are deciding which model to purchase for yourself.
For those of you who already own the iPV 400, there is not going to be a huge difference in the features and performance so take this into account if you are contemplating upgrading to the X6.
Placement of the gold plated spring loaded 510 connector (do not use a flat headed screwdriver to adjust it) in the center of the device not only looks good but helps with the overall balance when you place a large tank on top. Remember, the X6 can accommodate up to 28.5mm without any overhang so this is an important consideration to take into account.
Like its predecessor the fire button (now reduced in size) and two input buttons are rattle free offering the user a responsive feel when activating them with a nice firm audible click to the fire switch as well. The input buttons have been muted but feel responsive.
Scrolling through menus and adjusting temperature and power settings is both quick and smooth and I have not experienced any problems with them becoming stuck so clearly they have been well made.
The Micro USB port on the opposite side can be used for charging and updating the firmware. However, that being said, I have been unable to locate the link for this on the Pioneer4You website? If I come across it at a later date, I’ll be sure to include it here for you!
Again, I would prefer to see the micro USB port placed at the bottom making it less likely to be accidentally knocked over when it is connected to the cable.
One major Improvement over the iPV 400 is the increase in the size of the OLED screen. Its larger size and better positioning make it so much easier to read in daylight and low light situations. You also have access to more operational information as well when comparing the two together.
The YiHi SX330-F6 Chip performed extremely well as we have come to expect from Pioneer4You with a suitable and up ratable power range that should suit the intermediate to advanced user. A nice touch would have been to include a There were no unpleasant experiences of a dry hit at all in the dry cotton burning test. Like the iPV 400, it even flags up a message informing you that more E-liquid is required.
Another cool addition to the X6 is the ability to see the individual charge status of each of your two 18650 batteries. Nice! If you intend to use the iPV 6X at very high wattages or temperatures I would suggest using 30A cells. Personally, tri or even quad battery devices would be a better option in my opinion.
Requested and included is the ability to use SS316 wire on the iPV X6 which was not possible in the case of the iPV 400 as it only accepted SS304 so this is also an added bonus.
I was unable to test it in a coil-less configuration again as they did not supply me with the iPV Pure x2 Coil-less Sub Ohm Tank which uses a heated element instead. However, it has performed well with the OBS tanks creating a flush mount with both types.
The battery compartment is easily accessible from the base, and you can find the + & – symbols etched on the inside of the door to check you have inserted them the right way around. As the device holds two 18650 batteries this is an important feature to include and make as visible as possible.
Again like its predecessor the iPV 400 it has a flimsy battery door cover but once the batteries are inserted and the door is locked into place there is absolutely no battery rattle or rattles whatsoever.
Improvements to the overall general appearance have produced an elliptical shaped device which is very comfortable to hold, helping to create a more aesthetically pleasing look and feel to it. One thing that future models could benefit by is a scratch resistant coating given the amount of exposed paintwork or a different material altogether.
No locking feature for the buttons. This should really be a standard feature now to avoid accidental firing of the device if it is still on and placed in your pockets along with adjusting the settings by mistake.
Reverse polarity issues on earlier releases now appear to have been addressed. I have checked this model and cannot detect this fault.
Very well specced for the piece $49.99-£55.99 So, be sure to check out your local B&M store to try out this latest design from Pioneer4You.
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