Innokin Disrupter TC75 review by Dan Willis

Review Date: 
28.08.2016

Innokin Disrupter TC75

Appearing towards the back end of 2015, the Innokin Disrupter was a popular release from Innokin that featured a unique slide and click removable LiPo battery system, which offered superior performance to an 18650 battery and the ability to easily switch out the InnokinCell LiPo battery allowing you to switch colours and swap a freshly charged battery in for an old one in seconds. Certain sections of the market lamented the lack of temperature control support, so enter Innokin’s riposte to this with the Innokin Distrupter TC75…

Alongside an increase in power output from 50W on the original Distrupter to 75W on the Disrupter TC75, temperature control is now catered for with precise and powerful temperature control functionality for Ni200, Titanium and Stainless Steel coils. The InnokinCells for the Innokin Disrupter TC75 have received a small upgrade and are now available in 3300 mAh capacity as well as 2000 mAh capacity, with the innovative slide and lock system retained.

Does the inclusion of temperature control refine what was already a solid little mod even further? Let’s have a look...

Specs

Innokin Disrupter TC75

  • 510 threading
  • 6-75W output
  • Temperature control supported with Ni200, Titanium and Stainless Steel wires
  • Total TC dry hit prevention
  • 150-315C (300-600F) temperature control range
  • Ultrafast 0.2 seconds from clicking the power button to vape
  • Variable ramp up wattage preboost
  • New curved design
  • Precise coil reading (.00000)
  • VDC output with clearwave noise cancellation
  • Uniform coil heating eliminates hotspots
  • Ultra low standby power consumption
  • Integrated safety protections
  • 2 amp micro USB quick charge

InnokinCell C50 battery

  • Engineered for superior vaping
  • Rated for 300 full charge cycles
  • Available in 2000 mAh or 3300 mAh capacities
  • Various different colours available
  • Tri-LED touch power indicator
  • 20A max continuous output
  • Standard microUSB port
  • Passthrough vaping available
  • Overcharge protection
  • Overheating protection
  • Auto shutoff
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Unique Identification Number with online verification

What’s in the Box?

I actually received two separate boxes, one containing the Innokin Disrupter TC75 unit and the other containing the InnokinCell Curve C50 2000 mAh battery separately, as the Innokin Disrupter TC75 and the InnokinCell batteries can be purchased separately. Included with the Innokin Disrupter TC75 is an instruction manual as well as the Innokin Disrupter TC75 unit itself, and the InnokinCell Curve C50 2000 mAh battery just contains the battery itself. Some Innokin Disrupter TC75 units are bundled with a USB charger, some are not, my review unit was not bundled with a USB charger.

Looks and Build Quality

For those unfamiliar with the original Innokin Disrupter, the Innokin Disrupter TC75 is actually comprised of two units, the Innokin Disrupter TC75 itself and the InnoCell LiPo battery unit. The Innokin Disrupter TC75 unit features the power button at the front, plus and minus buttons plus a clear OLED screen at the side that displays resistance, voltage, battery life and power as well as the temperature limit in TC mode. This was found on the front of the original Disrupter however it has been moved to the side for the TC75, making it easier to reach and operate. The front of the unit is now curve shaped, with the power button at the top which has an LED battery indicator, making it much more ergonomical.

The second part of the Disrupter TC75 unit is the InnokinCell, which is a removable LiPo battery which powers the unit. My review unit came with the 2000 mAh InnokinCell, which also has a 20A max continuous rating and is able to fire resistances down to 0.2ohms. The InnokinCell is rated for 300 full charge cycles and a great benefit of this is that when the InnokinCell has reached the end of its lifespan, rather than having to buy a whole new mod you can simply swap out the dead InnokinCell for a new one. Plus, with different colour combinations available you can customise the look of your unit, and these can be charged via the microUSB port separately with 2A rapid charging, so if you have multiple InnokinCells you can swap in a freshly charged one via the easy slide and lock system so you do not have to wait around for your unit to charge up. An LED light indicates battery level, red means there is less than 3.6V left, yellow means around 3.74V is left and green means there is 3.75-4.2V remaining. As well as now being available in 2000mAh and 3300mAh capacities, the edges of the new InnokinCell have been rounded off to match the curved front of the Disrupter TC75 unit, making the whole unit really nice to hold in hand.

One of the great things about the Innokin Disrupter was the ability to customise the colour combinations by swapping in different coloured InnokinCells to really personalize your mod. The Innokin Disrupter TC75 continues this trend with a vast number of different colours available for both the Disrupter and the InnoCell battery unit as well. 

In my opinion the new curved styling is a big improvement over the old Disrupter, with the Disrupter TC75 feeling much more comfortable to hold in hand. It's a very well built unit, that is a great fit for tanks such as the Innokin iSub range of sub ohm tanks, the new Innokin Axiom tank and the Moonshot to name a few.

Operating the Innokin Disrupter TC75

Featuring the Aethon chipset, which is featured with the majority of Innokin’s latest mod releases, one of the great things about the Innokin Disrupter TC75 is just how user friendly it is, not to mention how fast, reliable and accurate the Aethon chipset is. 

  • A simple three clicks of the power button turns the Innokin Disrupter TC75 on and off, and each time you screw an atomiser onto the device it will prompt you to enter whether it is the same coil as used previously, an Ni200 coil, Stainless Steel coil, Titanium coil or whether you would to prefer to use the coil in your atomiser in wattage mode. Resistance is quickly read and locked in after your selection. You can also manually change your coil selection by holding down the power and plus buttons for three seconds, and continue holding these buttons down to select the desired coil type. To ensure accurate resistance is locked in, ensure that you only calibrate your Disrupter TC75 at room temperature.
  • Holding down the plus or minus buttons until the wattage (or temperature if in TC mode) flashes will allow you to adjust the wattage or temperature setting, and by holding down the plus and minus buttons for three seconds you can flip the screen orientation. 
  • Pressing the plus and minus buttons together will display a puff counter, the precise resistance of the coil to 5 decimal places and the current battery voltage. When in temperature control mode, you can change between Celsius and Fahrenheit by cycling past the minimum or maximum settings.
  • You can select a pre heat setting (Pre Boost Ramp-Up Technology) in temperature control mode by holding down the power and minus buttons and selecting a preheat boost of between 25-75W.
  • Safety features are built in with a 15 second cut off, overcharge protection, overdischarge protection, dry hit detection and prevention (in TC), low voltage warning, short circuit protection, low resistance protection (will not fire under 0.07ohm) and check atomiser protection.

Performance

Previously the Innokin Disrupter had a maximum power output of 50W, this time around the Innokin Disrupter TC75 is capable of a more than respectable 75W output, and it supports resistance down to 0.2ohm in power mode. This is more than adequate for the vast majority of popular sub ohm tanks, and perfect for Innokin’s own tanks such as the iSub range and the Innokin Axiom. I experienced accurate and powerful power delivery in wattage mode, and no discernible delay when pressing the power button to vape. 

Much like the Innokin CoolFire IV TC 18650 I recently reviewed, which also uses the same Aethon chipset, the Innokin Disrupter TC75 really shines is in temperature control mode, resistance is read down to 5 decimal places which allows for precise resistance reading with a minimum resistance of 0.07ohm supported, and I experienced a smooth and consistent vape with Ni200, Titanium and Stainless Steel coils that was completely free of dry hits. The pre heat works very well allowing you to customize your vape even further by determining how quickly or slowly the temperature limit is reached.

One negative that I noted was that when using my Innokin Disrupter TC75 was that battery life wasn't all that great when vaping quite heavily at wattages over 35W, and it isn't much better in TC mode either. I primarily used the Innokin Axiom and Moonshot tanks, both with 0.5ohm coils, the InnokinCell did require multiple recharges throughout the day meaning it wasn't terribly ideal for out and about usage. 2 amp charging is available with the InnokinCell so you don't have to wait around long for it to charge up when using a suitable charger, and passthrough technology is available so you can vape whilst charging, however this will increase charging time. Of course, if you do possess multiple InnokinCells you can simply swap a freshly charged one in quickly.

I was sent the 2000 mAh InnokinCell C50 battery for review, so my impressions around battery life are based around this, however a larger capacity InnokinCell battery is available for the Innokin Disrupter TC75 at 3300 mAh should you wish for increased battery life, and given my impressions on the 2000 mAh battery if you tend to vape at wattages over 35W on a regular basis, I would recommend that you opt for the 3300 mAh InnokinCell.

Conclusion 

I thought the original Innokin Disrupter was a solid little unit, the Innokin Disrupter TC75 is an even more refined version that is even more comfortable to hold, and the Aethon chip offers even more functionality with a higher power output and temperature control functionality for the three most popular wires used in TC. 

The limitations with lifespan from the 2000 mAh InnokinCell can be overcome with the new 3300mAh InnokinCell, offering a much longer vape time, and I still do believe the InnokinCells are a great bit of technology that offers quick and easy battery swaps as well as colour customization options for your Disrupter TC75 device.

The Innokin Disrupter TC75 is a great little unit that will appeal to a broad section of the market now with the addition of temperature control support, and it will be a solid addition to anyone's collection whether you are a newbie or seasoned vaper!

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 Dan Willis
Article by Dan Willis
Dan was an early adopter of vaping as a way to quit smoking and has seen and done pretty much all there is to see and do in the vaping world! From Ego batteries to mechs and from rebuildables to pods there isn't much that Dan hasn't tried.