Mega Volt 80W by Council of Vapor
As you may have noticed lately we are having something of an influx of mini mods and to be honest it’s really nice to see. Why have a large hefty mod when you can have something discrete and easily pocketed for a change? We have already seen new compact devices from Aspire, SMOK and Innokin, now its Council of Vapor’s turn with the Mega Volt 80W.
This tiny device offers up to 80 Watts of power and features an internal 1750mAh battery. In addition the device can also be used in Temperature Control Mode and supports all popular wire types including Nickel, Stainless Steel and Titanium. Even more interesting is that the Mega Volt is designed to be the fastest charging device currently on the market and can reach full charge in less than thirty minutes. It does sound completely awesome so let’s get on with things and take a really good look at this attractive little device!
Mega Volt 80W by Council of Vapor features
- Materials: Zinc Alloy, Texturized Paint, Carbon Fiber
- Height: 60mm
- Width: 39mm
- Depth: 24.5mm
- Wattage: 5 – 80W
- Built in Durable Long Lasting 1750mAh 20500 Battery
- Input voltage: 3.2v-4.2v
- Output voltage: 2.6v-8v
- Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.2ohms
- OLED Display
- Temperature Control Mode
- Temperature Control Supported Wire Types: Nickel, Titanium, Stainless Steel
- V3 Fast Charging Capability
- Colour Options: Gun Metal or Stainless Steel
- Spring-Loaded 510 Connection
- Low Resistance Protection
- Low Voltage Protection
- High Voltage Warning
- Overheat Prevention
- Short Circuit Protection
What’s in the box?
- 1 x Mega Volt 80W Box Mod
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
- 1 x User Manual
Mega Volt 80W by Council of Vapor styling and build quality
This is an incredibly small mod that stands no more than 6cm high so it is absolutely ideal for anyone who needs a stealthy device. What is indeed remarkable is that my Taifun GT III RTA is actually taller than the Mega Volt and for sheer amusement value I decided to use that tank on this little mod for a number of hours and yes it did look absolutely ridiculous. Providing you sensibly pair the device with an atomizer that is equally compact you will get an extremely low profile setup which seems to be something people desire these days.
I found myself very impressed by the quality of construction because the Mega Volt feels very solid but thanks to the use of Zinc Alloy is not overly heavy. The design has nicely rounded edges so the Mega Volt does feel very comfortable to use. What is attractive is that depending on whether you go for the Gun Metal or the Stainless Steel finish this is tastefully contrasted with half of the device featuring a textured black paint coating which seems to be quite durable. In addition there are two small inlays on each side of the device which feature a stylish Carbon Fiber finish. In my opinion this is a really good looking mod!
The device features three buttons which are all comfortable to use and thankfully rattle free. They all appear to be made from either Zinc Alloy or they could be Aluminium but they are very responsive. As mentioned earlier the Mega Volt offers a maximum output of 80 Watts and includes Temperature Control Mode as well as Variable Wattage Mode. The internal 20500 battery has a capacity of 1750aAh which is apparently an increase of 450mAh over its predecessor. Providing you vape at a modest Wattage a full charge will last you a good amount of hours so might actually be ideal if you plan to use it during your breaks at work or on the way home!
The 510 pin is spring-loaded and I had no issues at all getting a selection of various tanks and drippers I own to sit flush. The depth of the device is 24.5mm so anything 24mm in diameter tends to look good but you might find the odd atomizer in this diameter or lower overhangs slightly especially if you have a very protruding airflow control ring like my 23mm Taifun GT III. In general I doubt it will be a problem for most folks and only you can truly decide what you think works and looks good on your device.
Located on the top of the device is the OLED display which is bright and clear with all of the typical information shown. The display does appear to be sealed in case you have any concerns about leaking atomizers. It is claimed that this device can be charged in thirty minutes and believe me we will take a good look at the truth of that later on. The Micro USB Port is located in the base of the device and the fitting seems to be nicely done. There is no obvious venting on the Mega Volt apart from a small diameter hole in the base but I assume air also passes through the Micro USB Port. At no point did I ever notice any overheating issues with this device but then I didn’t constantly vape it at its maximum Wattage. Nevertheless the device is loaded with safety features which should give you peace of mind.
Ease of use
The manual is detailed and thoroughly covers all of the functions so it would be pointless for me to go too heavily into the device’s operation since you’ll quickly find out for yourself if you buy one. What I will say is that a new user should be able to get to grips with it relatively painlessly since there is nothing particularly complicated about it.
The only thing that is odd rather than confusing is the fact that you can’t increase or decrease the Wattage by simply hitting the plus or minus button. Instead you have to hold down fire button in addition to the plus button for a couple of seconds. Now this kind or irked me because it just felt a little bit too longwinded for something that should be very fast to do but providing you are going to use a tank or dripper consistently at a set Wattage until the charge runs out it isn’t that big a deal.
One thing to point out is that the device does also have the Standard, Soft and Hard vaping options that many of you will be familiar with.
Mega Volt 80W by Council of Vapor performance
When using my very top heavy Taifun GT III on this device (it looked silly but I used it because it happens to be one of my favourite tanks). I got about five to six hours of fairly regular use when vaping at 15 Watts which I personally feel is impressive for such a compact mod. Obviously the higher the Wattage you use the less hours of vape time you will get and the same thing applies if you choose to use Temperature Mode often.
To test out Temperature Control Mode I used my 22mm Achilles II RDA which is currently fitted with a 0.5ohm 316 Stainless Steel coil. I encountered no obvious problems and I would say the Mega Volt performed as well as some of my other devices.
Now Council of Vapor claim that this device charges in thirty minutes but I personally found it was a little longer and it took about fifty minutes. Whichever way you look at it I personally consider anything that takes less than an hour a pretty fast charge but thirty minutes is a major exaggeration so base your potential purchase on what this device truly brings to the table rather than its flashy marketing.
This device is well put together, looks stylish, feels comfortable to use and works great! For anyone who is after a compact mod that will give you a decent amount of vape time at a modest Wattage the Mega Volt 80W is well worth your consideration and I very much doubt you will be disappointed. Keep in mind it does have its limitations but that is true of every device out there and it really is just a question of whether this one ticks all the boxes for you!
Many thanks to TRUVAPE who kindly sent this device to Planet of the Vapes for us to review. If you would like to purchase one you can get it directly from TRUVAPE where it is currently priced at £39.99.