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HCigar VT75 Nano

The VT75 Nano is one of the latest devices from HCigar. It uses a genuine Evolv DNA 75 chipset and offers Variable Wattage and Temperature Control functionality. All major wire types are supported and the device requires a single 18650 battery.

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HCigar VT75 Nano 

The VT75 Nano is one of the latest devices from HCigar. It uses a genuine Evolv DNA 75 chipset and offers Variable Wattage and Temperature Control functionality. All major wire types are supported and the device requires a single 18650 battery. 

Hcigar VT75 Nano features

  • Powered by the latest Genuine Evolv DNA 75 Chipset
  • Supports 0.16 ohm or Higher Kanthal Coils
  • Supports 0.1 ohm or Higher Non-Resistance Coils
  • Atomizer Resistance Lock for Nickel Builds
  • Maximum Output of 23 Amps
  • Reverse Polarity Protection
  • 75 Watts of Output Power
  • Stainless Steel 510 Connection
  • Self-Adjusting Centre Pin
  • Requires a single 18650 Battery (not included)
  • Bottom Twist Release Battery Door
  • Front mounted USB Charge Port
  • USB charge cable included
  • Covered by a 6 Month Warranty
  • Available in several colour finishes

What’s in the box?

  • 1x HCigar VT75 Nano
  • 1x Micro USB Cable
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

HCigar VT75 Nano styling and build quality

The VT75 Nano is definitely a good looking device with a really well done anodized painted finish that has not shown the slightest hint of tarnish in the time I have used it. The overall shape is very form friendly and it feels comfortable to hold and use! All of the edges are nicely chamfered and the front section where the buttons are located is sloped which reminds me somewhat of Innokin’s Cool Fire IV.

The device has two buttons, a main fire button and an adjustment button which has three functions depending on where you press it. The buttons work well and are nicely responsive but the fire button did suffer from a very minor rattle. The 510 connector uses Stainless Steel threading for maximum durability and the pin itself is spring-loaded, I had no issues getting any of my tanks or drippers to sit flush on this device. One word of warning is to take care not to screw on your atomizers too tightly since a couple of mine had a slight tendency to stick which made them a little awkward to remove.

Fitted with a genuine Evolv DNA 75 chip the VT75 Nano offers a great deal of information that can be displayed according to your preference using the EScribe software. As you might expect this chip offers extremely accurate readings and you certainly should not experience any issues at all! The main display is bright and clear with all of the usual information clearly shown including Resistance, Wattage and Voltage. In addition Amps is shown as is Temperature (when using that mode) and also whether the Resistance Lock is enabled. Finally the battery life of the device is also displayed.

Located at the bottom front of the device you will find the Micro USB port which allows you to connect to your computer in order to use the EScribe software (available on Evolvs website for download) or to simply charge the battery. The VT75 Nano requires a single 18650 unlike its larger brother the VT75 which can be fitted with either an 18650 or 26650 battery. The compartment itself is nicely done and makes for a good fit, the screw on battery compartment lid can be a little fiddly since you have to pull up a small tab in order to turn it. Initially the threads were really stiff but this was quite easily solved by applying some Vaseline to the point where it now no longer poses a problem.

One oddity is that I couldn’t find any obvious venting on this device apart from a single hole in the battery compartment lid, to be fair I had no issues with the device overheating so it’s likely not a problem but like it was kind of unusual.

The package does include a silicone wrap to protect this device and while it is easy to fit it does tend to cover over some of the information on the left hand side of the display. Additional protection for a mod is always nice to have and to be honest once you have the device set up according to your preference you are unlikely to be wanting to look at that information often.

Ease of use

This device is actually rather simple to use despite it having quite a few functions.

  • Pressing the fire button powers on the device and also with five clicks can be used to lock and unlock it. The VT75 Nano does go into standby mode eventually and the display will go off after a short period of time.
  • To change the wire material press and hold the fire button and the middle section of the adjustment button simultaneously. After a short period of time the material menu will appear and can be navigated by using the left hand or right hand sections of the adjustment button.
  • To lock and unlock the Resistance press and hold the fire button and the right hand part of the adjustment button simultaneously.
  • To change the temperature press the left hand and right hand sections of the adjustment button down simultaneously. Temperature can be set in either Fahrenheit or Celsius according to your preference.
  • To put the device into Stealth Mode hold down the fire button and the left hand section of the adjustment button. To return to Normal Mode simply repeat the procedure.
  • Should you wish to create additional wire type profiles for this device you can download EScribe on your PC and connect the device using the included Micro USB Cable.

HCigar VT75 Nano performance

To test this device I had to use three different set ups. In Wattage mode I used my Rose3 RTA fitted with a 1.2ohm Coil using A1 Kanthal wire. I had absolutely no problems at all when using in this mode and in many ways it seemed like a slightly better vape than my IPV4S when set to exactly the same Wattage (14.5W).

I then moved on to trying my Freemax Scylla RTA using Temperature Control since that tank is currently fitted with a Ni200 coil. I made sure to lock the Resistance and set the temperature to my preferred 245°C and the Wattage to 45W. I was using Puff Dragon Tova E-Liquid and I got a truly excellent vape in this mode and it delivered a good amount of heat that compared really well to my other devices. I noticed absolutely no heat spiking or Resistance fluctuation and it made for a consistently good vape experience!

Finally I used my Achilles II RDA using some NiFe30 wire that Junglist had kindly sent me. He had already taken the time to set up a profile for this wire type so thankfully I didn’t have to. My coil consisted of 8 wraps using a 2.5mm diameter screwdriver. NiFe30 wire keeps its shape much better than Nickel and is easier to work with but I still couldn’t get the right amount of heat I wanted from the vape. I had spaced the wraps evenly but it just seemed a bit like weak sauce compared to when I use Nickel. In all likelihood it is probably down to this being my first time using NiFe30 and I probably did something wrong but in case you are wondering it certainly does work with this device (even though I personally had to crank up the power). I guess it’s a nice option if you want to use other newer wire types, personally I think I’ll stick with Kanthal, Ni200 and Stainless Steel since they haven’t killed me yet!

Battery life on this device is pretty good and it seems like it uses the power efficiently. It will depend a great deal on the Wattage you use it at but modest users will certainly get a good amount of vape time out of it.

Conclusion

The HCigar VT75 Nano is an excellent device that in terms of vaping works extremely well and thanks to the Evolv chipset it is extremely accurate! The only very minor shortcomings are some slight button rattle and having to lubricate the threads on the initially stiff battery compartment lid.

Whether you prefer to vape in Wattage or Temperature Control Mode the VT75 Nano has a plethora of options supporting all major wire types and you can set up a profile via EScribe for other wire types.

If you are tempted to a DNA 75 device this is certainly a very good one and I don’t think you will be disappointed!

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