Small package, big power. That’s the quick read on the new Kangertech JUPPI Starter Kit, one of the long list of new products Kangertech released in early August.
The kit includes the JUPPI mod and JUPPI tank. The mod is both variable wattage and temperature control. The JUPPI mod has a wattage range of 7 – 75 watts with changes in 0.1 watt increments. The range in temperature control mode is 200° F – 600° F in 10° increments and 100° C – 300° C in 5° increments.
The JUPPI mod is powered by a single 18650 battery (not included) and the battery can be charged while it’s in the mod via the micro USB port on the front of the device using the included charging cable. The mod has sort of an “L” shape look which allows the tank to sit in the notch. The fire button is located on the side of the mod and the “+” and “-” buttons are on the front, just below the OLED display.
When you attach the tank to the mod with a new temperature control coil in it you’ll be prompted to set the base resistance of the coil. The OLED will display “New Coil (+)/Old Coil (-)”. Press the appropriate button. The coil should be at room temperature when you set the base resistance.
If you attach a new coil and you don’t get that prompt, remove the tank and hold in the fire button until the OLED reads “Check Atomizer.” Then reattach the tank and you should get the prompt to set base resistance.
To switch between temperature control and wattage modes and select the type of coil material you’re using in temperature control mode click the the fire button three times to cycle through the options. Those options are Nickel, Titanium, Stainless Steel, NiChrome and power or variable wattage mode.
Adjust temperature or wattage with the “+” and “-” buttons. To get from Fahrenheit to Celsius or vice versa cycle through the top or bottom of one to get to the other. To rotate the display by 180 hold in the “+” and “-” buttons simultaneously. Holding in all three buttons will lock your setting.
The JUPPI Tank has a 3.0 ml capacity and a 22 mm diameter. It’s packaged with a 0.2 ohm NiChrome JUPPI coil. The coil is rewickable and similar to the Notch Coil. Kangertech labels the individual parts of the coil as the coil and coil wire. The drip tip is cone shaped and not replaceable as it’s part of the top of the tank.
There are two, non-adjustable airflow ports at the base of the tank. Kangertech refers to this as “Symmetric Air Flow.”
To fill the tank simply unscrew the drip tip and pour ejuice into the tank. Allow the coil to sit for a few minutes to ensure the cotton is fully saturated.
What’s In The Box
- 1 X JUPPI mod
- 1 X JUPPI tank
- 1 X JUPPI coil
- 1 X Set of O-rings
- 1 X Charging cable
- 1 X Owner’s manual
Performance: The JUPPI does produce a fairly impressive amount of vapor and flavor. Those coils really soak up the ejuice, so unless you allow the tank to completely empty, you’re not going to run much of a risk of dry hits.
And the coils have a long shelf life. I’ve been using the original one for about a month and it’s still putting out loads of vapor and flavor. The OLED is crisp, sharp and easy to read, though the font is a little small, especially on the secondary information it displays.
The buttons are solid and function easily with an audible “click” when you press them. The Kangertech JUPPI Starter Kit is a solid performer.
Features: Kangertech gave the JUPPI kit a pretty decent set of features; temperature control that functions with a wide variety of coil types, variable wattage up to 75 watts, top fill tank with those Notch Coil style JUPPI coils, all very solid features.
I’ve said this before, and I’ll probably say it again; I prefer temperature control devices with adjustments in single degree increments. The JUPPI is limited to 10 F and 5 C increments of adjustment, so it loses a couple of points there.
The only other feature that cost the JUPPI a little is the placement of the fire button near the top of the mod. This makes it a little unwieldy, but it’s far from a deal breaker. I got used to it pretty quickly.
Because of the design of the JUPPI mod, with that cut-out body, it will only accept tanks of 22 mm or smaller, so you will limited a little in the tanks you’ll be able to use with the mod, though since this is a review of the JUPPI Starter Kit as a whole, that’s not really an issue.
Quality: The JUPPI Starter Kit is a solid device. The body of the mod is stainless steel and the tank is Pyrex. The tank fits flush on the mod, which you’d expect since they were made for each other. Threading on the tank is smooth. The magnetic battery compartment seals solidly and flush with the body of the mod.
Looks: This is a small, good looking kit, maybe cute even. The placement of OLED display, the “+” and “-” buttons and the micro USB give it the appearance of a face. The whole unit fits comfortably in the hand and in a pocket for easy transport.
Price/Value: Kangertech lists the JUPPI Starter Kit for $69.90. That’s a decent price for a full kit with temperature control, variable wattage and a top filling tank with those solidly performing JUPPI coils. If you look around a little you may be able to find it for less, though some sites I’ve seen still list it as pre-order.
Kangertech has introduced so many new products in advance of that dark day in August, the 8th to be specific, to beat the FDA Deeming deadline, that some of them were released in very limited quantities and still aren’t widely available.
With it’s above average vapor and flavor production, striking good looks, temperature control and small size, the Kangertech JUPPI Starter Kit is an excellent introduction to temperature control vaping.
I’ve been using it for about a month with a wide variety of ejuices and it has performed flawlessly. Vapor and flavor production have been more than satisfactory with every ejuice I’ve vaped with it.
Kangertech provided the JUPPI Starter Kit for the purpose of this review.
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