Ijoy is definitely a company that innovates, as we have seen recently on the Vaping Post with the test of the RDTA Box Mini . This time, the manufacturer returns to the market of the powerful boxes with a lot of autonomy and proposes the first box embedding the new batteries in format 20700: the Captain PD270. So will this new format revolutionize the market?
More power and autonomy, the new batteries format 20700
For Ijoy , there is no doubt that the 18650 format has had its day, and they proclaim it loud and clear. This new format, originally developed for the Tesla company, is making its first appearance in the world of vape. So that everyone can indulge in the pleasure of these 20700, the Captain is delivered with two of his batteries in the colors of Ijoy. Having a power of 3000 mAh for a discharge of 40 A, I could unfortunately not carry out further tests to know if the figures announced are real or not, my expertise in the field is limited to insert a batteryin the good sense in the charger. From what I have read on the web, we allow ourselves to think in authorized circles, that in reality, the values are closer to the 30 A, but a true 30 A of excellent quality. Arriving painfully to draw 15A of my accuses on holidays, I still have the margin.
One would think that 2 mm in diameter and 5 mm in height, finally, it is not much. But once in hand, the difference is real and it is hardly possible to be wrong. I think that if you want to get a double box battery of reasonable size to keep a good grip, this format may be the limit. Of course, the weight is also slightly more important: 46 g for a Samsung 18650 and 57 g for the 20700 Ijoy.
Obviously, that says new format immediately think of how these batteries will be able to be recharged. For once, I did not see the contraindication notice to perform this operation through the box. However, being quite suspicious in nature, I still loaded these batteries with my charger, an Xtar Dragon. It just goes, but no problem. The format is different, but the embedded technology remains the same, and if your charger is able to accommodate the format 26650, I think it will be won, contactors often going up to 70 mm in length which will be the minimum.
As usual with Ijoy, the box is sober and pleasant, and interesting content; accompanying the coveted object, there are therefore 2 batteries in 20700, a silicone adapter for 18650, a micro-USB cable, a manual in English and Chinese and a warranty card.
The 18650 adapter has copper or perhaps brass contacts at the end. The batteries are inserted and withdraw perfectly, including those with a wrap of a layer. No difficulty to enter or leave the box. Thank you Ijoy for thinking about this handy accessory.
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Essential characteristics of the Captain PD270 from IJOY:
- Height: 89 mm
- Width: 48 mm
- Thickness: 32 mm
- Weight: 169 g only – 285 g with two batteries 20700
- Material: Zinc Alloy / Carbon
- Power: 5 to 234 W
- Output voltage range: not specified
- Battery : 18650 with adapter or 20700
- Rechargeable via micro USB port
- Resistance range: 0.05 to 3 ohms
- Modes of vape: power, control of temperature in Ni200, Titanium and Inox, mode TCR (two memories)
- Temperature control: from 149 ° to 316 ° C
- 0.96 inch OLED display – 17 mm × 17 mm
- Connections: Pin 510 spring mounted
- Color: gun, black and rainbow
The box contains:
- A box Captain PD270
- Two 20700 batteries of 3000 mAh / 40 A
- 18650/20700 adapter
- USB cable
- A manual of use in English and Chinese
- A warranty card
A box very well finished, but impressive
With two 20700 batteries on board, the Captain still displays 285 g on the scale. Add to that its respectable dimensions, it is decidedly in the presence of a box that will prefer the interior of a home rather than the back pocket of pants. Despite this overweight, I think Ijoy has done rather well and the Captain has remained compact enough to be easily manipulated by those who do not have a giant hand.
The main face is composed of a central strip of glass 23 mm wide over the entire height which in addition to being very pretty, will be particularly inclined to retain fingerprints and unfortunately also sensitive to scratches. In the middle of this strip is a very bright 17 × 17 mm (0.96 inch) OLED display, displaying all the useful information: power, the separate charge level of the batteries, the resistance value, the power of Amp output, output voltage (replaced by temperature in TC mode), vape mode (W or TC) with preheat , the number of puffs and the time of the last puff. If the display of the power is well displayed in large characters, the mode of vape (W or TC) is as for him little readable, because rather small and relegated in bottom right. Those who navigate between these two modes may need to be a little more careful, because it is difficult to know at first glance, especially after fifty years, in which mode is the box.
Below the screen are Tic and Tac, the + and – buttons that produce this soft eponymous click, and finally the micro-USB plug that will serve, as you can imagine, to reload the box and update it.
On both sides of the screen, and on the slices and identical on the back, the coating is carbon of the most beautiful effect and offer excellent grip. The design is quite successful, pleasing to the eye.
The Captain exists in 3 shades: black, gun and rainbow. Whatever the color, all the boxes have the carbon coating, but if you do not find that to your liking, there are eighteen different stickers to modify this aspect. I do not know if they will ever be imported to France.
On the left side is the fire button. Of good dimension, 23 × 20 mm, it is perfectly flush and curved on the sides for better accompanied the periphery of the box. Easily found, it can be operated by pressing a little anywhere on its surface, except oddly down. The click is firm, without any game and produces a sound common to this type of button.
The layout of the rear face is identical to the front, with a discreet Captain logo in the middle of the glass band, go to the top cap that has only the connector 510. Of good length, it has of course a positive stud mounted on spring. At the top of this connector are four slots for ventilation of atomizers with an air intake from below, all very slightly raised compared to the top of the box. This solution certainly protects the box from scratches when you mount and dismount an atomizer, but on the other hand, reveals a small gap between the box and the bottom capof the atomizer. Of course, with its 32 mm thick, the Captain will receive all the sizes of atomizers today.
The battery insertion door is logically located below. To open it, push it backwards, a small groove in the center to insert a fingernail to facilitate the operation. The most attentive reader will notice that there is no degassing hole for the batteries. nor even to ventilate the chipset by the way. We hope this hatch is completely permeable, because two 20700 that degas it must be something.
The hinge presents a normal game, the inscriptions on the polarity of the batteries would have deserved to be a little more legible.
Once the batteries are inserted and the hatch closed, nothing moves if you shake the box, including a 18650 and the adapter. The same goes for the buttons that remain very wisely in their place.
The Captain is very well assembled with quality materials, I do not really have any complaints to him.
The Captain to use
Traditionally at Ijoy, the chipset was developed by IWEPAL, which once again did a good job. The power, temperature control and TCR modes are available, with 2 memory slots accessible for the TC and two others for the TCR.
The preheat on the first three seconds of puff is also present with 4 modes:
- Normal, the value is the same as the powers
- Hard, 30% more than power
- Soft, 20% less than the powers
- User , to define graphically according to his preferences
Apart from the inherent settings of the vape mode, which essentially consist in choosing the power or the temperature, the other possible settings are the reset of the puff counter and the display duration that can be chosen between 10, 30, 60 and 90 seconds. That’s all, and for my part, I find it very good. The learning will be done in 2 minutes and hop, we vape.
No update of the box is available, I have not tried, but there is no reason that it does not work. The USB charging is going well, the box does not heat up, but the charging intensity seems limited to 1A if I judge by the time it puts to fully reload the 20700. Note that the mode passthrough n is not available and of course, all the protections are present, only classic.
The vape produced by the Captain is of quality, without any variation of vape, the box being very reactive. Regarding the autonomy of the 20700 and to give you an idea, I can shoot about 400 puffs of about 6 seconds at an average of 27 W until the message indicating who needs to recharge, knowing that they are not still honed. These 20700 are therefore a good choice for those looking for power and / or autonomy.
. So who’s the boss? Not easy to find a real fault with the Captain. It is powerful, well finished, has a range of 6000 mAh and has a value for money very interesting. With the Captain, Ijoy certainly marks a milestone that other manufacturers will soon follow, for sure. In the meantime, I can only advise you this box, you will not be disappointed.
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