Join the revolution.
Or, should I say, the latest revelation!
After a very successful launch of the H-Priv back in 2016 SMOK have decided to give it a face lift and include in its new livery some of the latest technological advances that they have made since its initial release.
Allow me to introduce the T-Priv 220W TC Kit that includes the TFV8 Big Baby Tank in a choice of no fewer than fourteen different colour schemes to suit your personal taste.
Great value for money has always been associated with this brand name since its inception, simply because they have always provided the vaper with a rock-solid vaporizer that performs extremely well.
And in this case, with a power range set anywhere between 6W & 220W with the inclusion of a temperature control suite offering the user even greater flexibility on how they choose to vape and backed up by a host of safety features, along with an updated fire bar and increased screen real estate compared to its predecessor.
Oh, and did I forget to mention? A lighting set that turns night into day that should get your attention and anyone who happens to be in the immediate vicinity, as I found out last night!
Once again SMOK have produced two versions of this kit in both Standard and EU configurations to cater for those of us who are bound by the painful legislation imposed on us by the TPD as I have mentioned before.
Let’s take a closer look at the specs, performance, and overall finish to see what has changed for the better or worse in 2017 with this model.
The Package And What You Can Expect
1x T-Priv MOD (Fourteen Colour Choices Available)
1x TFV8 Big Baby Beast Tank (Capacity Standard: 5ml-EU: 2ml)
1x Baby Q2 Core 0.4Ω Dual Coils (pre-installed)
1x Baby M2 Core 0.15Ω Dual Coils
1x USB cable
1x Replaceable Glass Tube
9x LED Adjustable Colour modes
Mod Specs: T-Priv
Material: Coated Stainless Steel
Sizes: 86.6 x 48.1 x 32mm
Net Weights: 210g
Output Power: 6W –150W
Battery: Requires 2x 18650 Batteries (Recommended By The Manufacture)
Standby Current: <500uA
Resistance Range: 0.10Ω – 3.00Ω (VW mode) 0.06Ω – 3Ω (TC mode)
Temp Range: 200F – 600F/ 100C – 315C
Multiple Safety Features Included
Tank Specs: TFV8 Big Baby Tank Standard Version or EU Version
Material: Stainless Steel Construction with Reinforced Pyrex Glass
Wide bore Drip Tip
Net Weight: 60g
Adjustable Bottom Airflow control Ring
E-Liquid Capacity 5ml Standard Kit (2ml TPD Compliant Version For EU Available)
1x Baby Q2 Core 0.4Ω Dual Coils (pre-installed)
1x Baby M2 Core 0.15Ω Dual Coils
V8 Baby Q2 Core EU 0.4Ω Dual Coils (pre-installed)
V8 Baby T8 Core 0.15Ω Octuplet Coils
Available Coil Options
V8 Baby Q2 0.4Ω
V8 Baby T8 0.15Ω
V8 Baby Q2 Core EU 0.4Ω Dual Coils
V8 Baby T8 Core 0.15Ω Octuplet Coils
For a detailed description of the operation, menu functions and vaping options available with this kit, please refer to the included user manual.
Recommend Retail Price for the G150 Kit: £59.99 $69.99
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Tools Of The Trade & Safety Information
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. Seek professional medical advice before using any of the products used in my reviews.
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Bang For Your Buck
The T-Priv 220W-TC
A masterclass from SMOK that includes all the best parts from their recently released box mods in one kit. Including the mighty TF range of tanks as well. Think of the T-Priv as the workhorse from the SMOK stable.
Solid, reliable, and built to last.
Situated on the top of the device you will find the 510 connector with sufficient width to support the TFV8 Big Baby Tank, and seat the latest TFV12 Tank comfortably with its 25mm base.
The OLED screen is positioned here also, providing the user instant feedback to the status of all the functions that this advanced box mod provides.
You will also notice that an additional menu has been included in this model to support the lighting effects that can be generated for that extra bit of bling!
The increased size of the OLED interface when compared to the H-Priv is more than adequate giving you easy access to all the menu and submenu structures including, Variable Wattage Mode, and Temperature Control Mode in either Celsius or Fahrenheit, with the ability to pre-select the type of wire you chose to use whether it be Ni 200, Ti or SS.
The user has the option to vape in either Variable Wattage Mode from 6W up to a maximum of 220W or, Temperature Controlled Mode (between a Temperature range of 200 – 600°F |100 – 315°C) by selecting either option from the menu.
At the base of the device you will find the battery housing. The T-Priv accepts 2x 18650 batteries. Always make sure you use the correct batteries that your manufacture recommends for any type of battery operated vaping device including this one!
Open the hinged door flap and look inside the compartment and you will see the + & – symbols on the inside of the flap along with A&B markings to distinguish which battery is which on the OLED’s battery monitor.
Make sure they are inserted the correct way around. There is a + & – symbol at the top of the battery compartment as well for additional safety. A thorough understanding of battery safety is imperative when using this type of advanced device.
Press the re designed power key five times in quick succession to turn the T-Priv on, and a further three clicks once the device has been activated to gain access to the top menu structure (Mode, Puff, Color, Setting, and Power).
One press of the power key cycles through the available options to you and by holding the power key in for a little over one second gives you access to that menu and any of its underlying sub-menus.
You can also make all the necessary adjustments to fine tune each of the individual settings by using the plus and minus buttons situated directly below the OLED screen on the reverse side of the power key.
By selecting Power from the top tier menu screen, you will be able to turn the device off.
For a more in-depth view of the T-Priv Kit and its features, please consult the included user manual.
The TFV8 Big Baby Tank
The TFV8 Big Baby Beast tank with greatly improved coils compared with earlier versions in this Sub-Ohm series of tanks, helps to improve both the vapour production while at the same time enhancing the overall flavour.
SMOK have also included the option of a 2ml capacity version as well as the 5ml to meet with the current TPD regulations for Europe.
Thanks to its revolutionary rotary top cap design SMOK has once again made filling the tank a very simple and straightforward procedure. However, please remember to use the elongated opening adjacent to the circular hole in the centre to fill it.
The bottom airflow system which consists of two wide airflow slots is more than adequate and keeps the circulation of air flowing comfortably around the coil heads at the G150’s maximum output of 150W.
Please remember that the TFV8 Big Baby Beast Tank is designed mainly for huge cloud production so the airflow, even though it is fully adjustable, is not restricted enough to create a tight draw associated with smoking a traditional cigarette.
Clearly, you will need to prime the installed 0.4Ω Japanese Organic Cotton Coil prior to use which can be accessed by unscrewing the base of the tank.
Once this process is complete attach it to the main device (battery) via the 510 connector on the top and power up the T-Priv. The intelligent firmware will automatically detect that a new coil has been attached and will ask you to confirm this by selecting Yes on the OLED display.
Guys, I really have to say, with this one you have truly excelled yourselves.
It’s an awesome piece of kit that’s going to give the industry a wakeup call on how not to sit back on your laurels but instead, keep striving for perfection.
And the T-Priv demonstrates that SMOK are getting their far quicker than many other manufactures seem to be right now.
I cannot state enough just how solid this device feels when you are holding it in your hand. It’s no lightweight for sure, but I think it’s going to be on the very top of many peoples wish lists this summer.
From the 510 connector right the way down to its base, the T-Priv Kit is a truly Stella performer with exceptional build quality and features.
The layout of the well-placed OLED screen helps to make navigating the menus a breeze with an increase in size when compared directly with the earlier H-Priv model.
Whether you have a personal preference for temperature controlled vaping or, variable wattage, the T-Priv has both with a dedicated set of built in safety features to keep you as safe as possible.
Flavour is immense with this kit thanks to the inclusion of the TFV8 Big Baby Beast Tank and supported coils. Plus, the T-Priv also supports the mighty 6ml TFV12 Tank as well for those of you who enjoy seemingly endless cloud production.
SMOK has produced their best fire key to date. It’s comfortable to activate and gives the user a rattle free experience with a soft audible click and feel.
An anti-slip grip minimises the risk of the device being accidentally dropped
Nine colour modes have also been included, so for those of you who enjoyed the light show provided by the X CUBE ll then this edition will give you even greater satisfaction I can assure you!
Improvements to the battery door have made this part far more secure, and easy to open and close when you need to change the batteries. Clear markings also help in making sure they are inserted the correct way around.
Firmware upgrades are available via the USB connector, and I have included the link for it here.
Not necessarily bad, but a point worth mentioning here is a lock switch option for the wattage and temp control functions. This will reduce the likelihood of accidentally changing these settings should you make the mistake of pressing the up or down buttons in error.
Positioning of the USB port would be better placed on the bottom section directly underneath the +&- switches in my opinion.
And The Downright Ugly
I have not come across anything so far to report on the T-Priv so far in this section. A brick of a device, and a suitable traveller’s companion!
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