Tesla Nano 60WTC review by

Review Date: 
11.08.2016

Tesla Nano 60W TC

The Nano 60W TC is a compact and stylish device from Tesla. It features Variable Wattage and Temperature Control functionality and has a maximum output of 60 Watts. The Nano’s internal battery has a 3600mAh capacity and can be charged via the included Micro USB cable.

Tesla Nano 60W TC features

  • Dimensions: 70 x 52 x 25mm
  • Battery: 2x Internal Li-Po
  • Battery Capacity: 3600mAh
  • Zinc Alloy Construction
  • 510 Threaded
  • Spring-Loaded 510 Pin
  •  Weight: 213g
  •  Output Modes: Variable Wattage/ Titanium/ Ni200/ Bypass Mode
  • Output Wattage: 7-60W (in 0.5W increments)
  • Max Output Voltage: 8V
  • Max Output Current: 24.5A
  • Resistance Range: 0.1-3.5ohm for Variable Wattage Mode. 0.05-1.0ohm for Temperature Control Modes
  • Available in Blue, Silver or Black
  • Ten Second Cut Off Protection
  • Low Voltage Protection
  • No Atomizer Protection
  • Atomizer Short Protection
  • Automatic Power Adjust Protection

What’s in the box?

  • Tesla Nano 60W TC
  • 1x Micro USB Cable
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Tesla Nano 60W TC styling and build quality

In my opinion the build quality of this device is extremely good and everything seems very well put together. The Nano is actually somewhat heavy for such a small device but it does feel very study and durable. The form factor is excellent and the device is nice and comfortable to hold! In terms of size it is quite discrete and only a little bit bigger than the iStick Pico that I reviewed recently.

The buttons are also really good and thankfully rattle free. The main fire button is an oversized design and located at the top of the device but that makes it highly convenient to press down with your thumb. The buttons are very responsive and I had absolutely no issues with them. The 510 pin is spring-loaded and all of the atomizers that I tried sat flush on this device.

The screen is neatly set out and both bright and clear. All of the typical information you would expect is shown such as Wattage, Voltage and Resistance. In addition Temperature is shown (when in that mode) and remaining battery life.

The Nano has plenty of venting for its internal Li-Po batteries and has twenty eight air holes located in the base. Also on the base in the Micro USB port which unfortunately means you have to lay this device on its side when charging. The device does not support Pass-Through which is something of a shame.

The Nano has a 3600mAh battery capacity which should be more than sufficient for the average user. The overall finish of the device is excellent and the black version I received for review has not tarnished at all in the time I have used it.

Ease of use

The manual is well written and includes clear diagrams so this device is pretty straightforward. Temperature Control Mode is a little odd to set up since you have to first lock the device and set the desired temperature before then unlocking it but you quickly get used to it. The good thing is you can adjust your desired Wattage easily when vaping at your chosen temperature.

While you can lock the power I didn’t actually come across any Resistance Lock function but in fairness I never noticed any wild Resistance jumping occurring when vaping in Temperature Control Mode. To get the device to detect a Temperature Mode compatible coil you need to press the fire button once when after fitting a cool atomizer. At that point the menu appears and lets you set your desired coil type. 

Tesla Nano 60W TC performance

When vaping in Variable Wattage Mode I could not fault the performance of this device and it works without issues. I used my Hellfire Raptor RDA which currently has a dual coil Kanthal build in it as well as my GP Heron V2 using a single Kanthal coil build and the vape I got was comparable to any other device that I might use.

To test Temperature Control Mode I used an iSub V E fitted with a Ni200 coil.  After fitting the tank I pressed the fire button once to bring up the coil type menu and selected “Ni200”. I set the temperature to 240°C which is my typical preference. I then unlocked the device, set the Wattage to 45W and took my first vape.

In my opinion the Nano offers a pretty decent vape in Temperature Control mode. At no point did I notice the Resistance of the coil fluctuating and the vape was quite comparable to other devices that I regularly use.

The only real negative is the lack of Stainless Steel support in Temperature Control Mode but that is not really something that will bother everyone. While the 3600mAh battery capacity is pretty good it will drain much faster when using Temperature Control but providing you are a modest vaper it should last you a decent amount of time. If on the other hand you are someone who never needs more than 20W and you don’t intend to use anything other than Variable Wattage then the battery charge will last a great deal longer.

I have to admit I was pretty impressed by how quickly this device charged via USB and it only took about two hours.

Conclusion

The Tesla Nano 60W TC is a very well made device that works without issues in both Variable Wattage and Temperature Control. The device is stylish, durable and has an excellent form factor!

The menu system does take a little getting used to but it does seem to work well. The only real drawbacks are the lack of Pass-Through when charging but considering the device charges quickly it isn’t that big a deal and the lack of Stainless Steel coil support in Temperature Control.

While the battery capacity is pretty decent this certainly wouldn’t be a suitable device for a heavy vaper but it would probably be ideal for new or modest vapers. One could argue that the device would be of use to anyone who just wants something small and durable to use during their breaks at work or for someone who needs a slightly more discrete device when going out for the day.

Whether this device will appeal to you will depend a lot on your own preferences and needs. In my opinion it is a well-constructed and reliable device that gets the job done and I think if you purchased it you won’t be disappointed! 

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