Fast And Furious
Yet another vaping thoroughbred appears to have been born out of a very reputable stable and it’s already causing quite a stir.
The Trantor kit from Pioneer4u iPV appears at first glance to be a further advance in design and power, with that added touch of class to go with it.
Its compact size holds a wealth of vaping options including a temperature control suite and with the YiHi SX500A chip powering it from 5 watts up to its maximum of 200 watts, you can rest assured that there will be plenty of clouds on the horizon too!
It supports a very wide variety of tanks and wire, with the inclusion of their TPD compliant 2ml capacity LXV4 tank, with a pre-installed 0.15ohm quadruple coils.
A TFT IPS HD screen, adjustable LED lighting, customizable wallpapers and Customizable Taste Control are just some of the options available to you in this kit and for as little as £49.99 $69.99.
Interested so far? read on!
2 x 0.15ohm quadruple coils
Device/ Tank User Manual
QC inspection card
Trantor Features & Specifications
H: 90.2mm W: 47.7 D: 31.0 W: 169g
YiHi SX500A Chip
TFT IPS HD screen
Adjustable LED Lighting
Requires Dual 18650 Batteries (Not Included)
Resistance Range: 0.15Ω To 3Ω
Supports: SS316L / Ni200 / Ti01 / SX Pure / Manual TCR
Flavour modes: Soft, Standard, Powerful, Power Plus and SXi-Q-S1
Customizable Taste Control
Anti-Dry Burning Technology
Short circuit protection
Battery over charge protection
Low Voltage Protection
Low Resistance Protection
Battery Overcharging Protection
Firmware Updating and charging Via USB Port
IPV LXV4 Features & Specifications
Tools Of The Trade & Safety Information
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Bang For Your Buck
As there is a lot to cover in this section, I will give you a brief description of the basic operation and control features and recommend you refer to the included user manual for a more in-depth view of all its functionality.
It will be of great value to the user to familiarize themselves with the layout of the menu structure and how to navigate your way around this device prior to use.
The Trantor mod has an abundance of features and plenty of power too, including adjustable LED lighting, changeable fonts, wallpapers, adjustable brightness levels, taste adjustment thanks to the SXi-Q control system and many more.
The input buttons are laid out in this order.
The fire button sits at the top, plus and minus buttons on the bottom far left and right (left down or the right up) with the enter button positioned between the two. Situated below these is the Micro USB port.
To turn the device on, press the fire button at the top five times in quick succession.
Pressing the enter button followed by the plus or minus buttons to the left (down) or the right (up) when the device is on allows you to increase or decrease the current wattage or temperature settings in increments of 0.1
Accessing the main menu requires you to press the fire button five times in quick succession. Scrolling through the menu’s is achieved by using the left (down) or the right (up) buttons until you reach the desired menu and pressing the enter button.
To lock the device and stop accidental adjustments from occurring, press the fire button three times in quick succession. You will notice that the clock appears to visually indicate that it has been locked successfully. To unlock requires the same exact procedure.
To turn the device off, press the fire button at the top five time in quick succession which takes you into the main menu, then press the enter button which gives you the option to leave the device on or, by pressing the left (down) button you can select it to off. Press the enter button when off is highlighted to turn the device off.
The maximum diameter tank that should be used is 24mm to avoid any overhang.
The IPVLX4 Sub Ohm tank comes with two 1.5Ω quad coil heads and a spare Pyrex glass section as well. You will also notice that the stylish design helps to protect the glass section from accidental breakage, thanks to the metal surround.
Using a top fill design, accessing the two large fill ports is accomplished by unscrewing the top cap just below the mouth piece and adding your e-liquid to prime the coil and fill the Pyrex glass tank via either one.
Adequate Airflow is achieved by placing two fully adjustable airflow slots at the base of the tank.
These can be opened to maximum or, partially closed off depending on what temperature you have selected to obtain a tighter draw or intensify the cloud production.
Please remember to fill the tank with your preferred e-liquid (50/50 70/30 PG-VG) and allow it to soak into the cotton for about five minutes before use.
Connection is made via the spring loaded 510-connector pin, which allows you to use it not only with the Trantor mod, but a wide variety of other devices that supports this type of threading.
Worth The Investment?
IPV Technology/Pioneer4U, has really produced an outstanding kit for the advanced vaper with the introduction of the Trantor Kit.
Power, matched with performance and with great style it must be said, puts this at the top of the list if you happen to be in the market for a new vaporizer.
Appeal is one factor that has not been excluded in its design, combined with comfort and an anti-slip grip, attention to detail was clearly on the minds of the design team.
To help create a unique appearance, you can choose between one of the following seven available lighting setups or, select your own choice of designer wallpaper for that added touch of panache.
And when it comes to touch, the positioning of the buttons have been well placed, giving you both responsive and positive feedback.
It’s tactile, user friendly and performs well in both variable wattage mode and temperature control mode, with a faultless performance on both counts.
The Trantor mod, as I have said, really is a cut above and will be especially pleasing to vapers who enjoy temperature control due to the accuracy that the YiHi SX500A Chipset delivers.
Power, to some, is of prime importance also, so a range set between 5W and 200W’s I’m sure will suffice!
The clarity of the TFT IPS HD Screen makes all the difference when interacting with the menus, especially in bright sunlight. The menu structure takes a little bit of time to navigate around initially, but once mastered, like all things, it becomes second nature.
One thing I did notice was the lack of battery ventilation? With two 18650 batteries installed it should have this included as standard to allow them to vent if a problem with either one should arise.
The LXV4 tank gave excellent flavour and cloud production between 40-80watts which is the range that tends to suit most vapours.
The inclusion of two LXV4 0.15Ω quadruple coils is clearly aimed squarely at the sub ohm vaper. However, a different coil type like a 0.5Ω coil head or even a temperature control coil would have been a better choice in my opinion.
Threading on all parts is smooth and well machined. I hope to see a top airflow design on the next model as clearly this will help to prevent the possibility of leaking as I have said many times in the past.
The Trantor Kit is without question one for the experienced vaper to take very seriously indeed!
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#50 Zhuangcun road,
Baoan District, Shenzhen City,
Guangdong Province, China. 518000
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