Vaptio N1 Pro 240W Kit review by VapeMaster

Review Date: 
27.06.2018

Vaptio N1 Pro 240W Kit

The Vaptio N1 Pro is a 240W capable device which features Variable Wattage, Temperature Control and Bypass Modes. It has support for all major wire types and can be set up to use either two or three 18650 batteries.

In addition the kit includes the Frogman Tank along with two coils so you can start vaping right away. Alternatively you can buy the device or the tank separately. So let’s take a detailed look and see what it has to offer you!

Vaptio N1 Pro 240W features

  • Zinc Alloy Construction.
  • Multiple Output Modes: Variable Wattage, Temperature Control, Bypass, Custom.
  • Supports Ni200, Titanium, Stainless Steel, NiChrome.
  • 240W Max Output Triple 18650 Mode (Requires 3x 18650 Batteries Sold Separately).
  • 200W Max Output Dual 18650 Mode. (Requires 2x 18560 Batteries Sold Separately).
  • Improved Ventilation and Heat Dissipation.
  • Colour Display.
  • Over Vaping Protection.
  • Short Circuit Protection.
  • Over Heating Protection.
  • Low Voltage Protection.

Frogman Tank features

  • 2ml Capacity (EU Version).
  • Top Filling.
  • Adjustable Airflow.
  • 510 Connection.

What’s in the box?

  • 1 x N1 Pro 240W Device.
  • 1 x Alternate Battery Cover (For Triple 18650 Mode).
  • 1 x Micro USB Charging Cable.
  • 1 x Vaptio N1 Pro 240W User Manual.
  • 1x Frogman Tank.
  • 1 x Frogman W8 Coil.
  • 1 x Frogman W2 Coil.
  • 1 x Spare Clear Replacement Glass Tube.
  • 1 x User Manual.
  • Authenticity Card.
  • Frogman XL Manual.
  • Battery Safety Card.
  • Coil Priming Card.

Vaptio N1 Pro 240W Kit styling and build quality

The first thing you notice is that the Vaptio N1 Pro is a really large device. Constructed entirely from Zinc Alloy the overall build quality is excellent and there is absolutely no rattle present. In dual 18650 mode it is quite a beast but put it in triple 18650 mode and it becomes taller than the devices offered by Wismec such as the RX200S, and a little thicker too.

Now you might think weight would be an issue and to an extent it does feel rather heavy but the overall design has a nice balance to it. What also helps is the nice rounded edges which make for an excellent and comfortable grip.

You have a choice of four different paint schemes. I received the black version with gold accents and I must say it really is very attractive. The device features three buttons all of which are highly responsive and are either made from Zinc Alloy or Aluminium.

The device offers up to 200W of power in dual 18650 mode and up to 240W in triple 18650 mode. In addition to standard Variable Wattage the N1 Pro 240W offers Bypass, Temperature Control and Custom modes. There is full support for all major wire types.

The main display is full colour and this makes it attractive and easier to locate the information you want but the font itself is quite small and actually get smaller when you go into the additional menu options. This makes it a bit of a strain to read at times for older folks such as myself. Personally I think Vaptio could have made the display bigger since there is more than enough room available but it’s perfectly serviceable. The usual essentials are shown including Wattage, Voltage, Resistance and the charge of all three individual batteries (one of which is blanked out in dual 18650 mode).

A major misstep when going through the menu is that Vaptio have called one option “Smoke Time”, now given how much hassle we often have convincing people that we vape rather than smoke I’d rather it said “Vape Time” instead. Of course this is unlikely to bother the average vaper. Maybe it’s something they can actually address with a firmware update.

The 510 pin feels decent, has a good amount of travel to it but for some reason Vaptio have it set into a raised plinth. This has the knock on effect of causing a noticeable gap with just about every atomizer I have fitted. Given that the top of the device is slanted all my tanks and RDA’s tend to look like they are fitted at an odd angle. It isn’t the end of the world but given the high quality of the rest of the device it comes across as a bit sloppy. To be fair it looks worse from some angles than others and if you’re not as fussy you might not mind it at all.

The Micro USB Port is located directly beneath the two adjustment buttons on the front of the device. It is fitted in a horizontal position so you can keep the device upright while you charge. The port also allows you to receive firmware updates which you can download from Vaptio.

The battery compartment is accessed by pressing the button on the base of the device. The door is held on by very strong magnets and when replacing it you do have to apply a bit of pressure to get it to click back in. Battery orientation is very clearly marked and there is a ribbon to assist with battery removal. As mentioned earlier you can also put the device into triple 18650 mode by using the specific door included in the box. One very nice thing to see is the sensible amount of ventilation present. There are angled slots on the bottom front as well as additional side ventilation. Initially I thought that there was also ventilation on the top but it was actually just an embossed pattern.

Frogman Tank

I’m not actually going to cover the included Frogman Tank because apart from a slight size difference it is identical to the Frogman XL I have already reviewed it in detail here. The only major difference is that this version has a TPD restricted 2ml capacity and is slightly smaller.

Ease of use

  • After fitting batteries five clicks of the fire button switches the device on.
  • Once the device is switched on you can lock and unlock it by clicking the fire button five times.
  • Upon fitting a new atomizer the device will ask you to confirm it by pressing the fire button and then offer you a selection of operation modes. You have a choice of Regulated, Bypass, Temperature and Custom. Confirm your selection with the fire button. The menu has plenty of options available which are covered in the manual.
  • To access the menu click the fire button three times. Navigate the menu options with the adjustment buttons and confirm selections by clicking the fire button.
  • When using Temperature Control Mode you firstly confirm your wire type then highlight Wattage. Then press the fire button until the highlight Wattage changes from red to blue, lastly adjust the Wattage with the adjustment buttons and confirm with the fire button.

Safety

The Vaptio N1 Pro 240W allows you to use either 2x 18650 or 3x 18650 batteries by switching out the battery door. Under no circumstances should you ever mix batteries or recklessly add an additional 18650 to a married pair of batteries because you will be risking your own safety. Make sure you use the same three 18650’s right from the day you purchase them and always keep them together when using the device in triple 18650 mode only. Have an entirely separate pair of two 18650s for dual 18650 operation.

Vaptio N1 Pro 240W Kit performance

One thing I cannot fault this device on is its performance. The device fires instantly and works brilliantly in Variable Wattage and Temperature Control.

The only issue I find is the length of time it takes to adjust Wattage when using Temperature Control because I personally feel it could be much faster. However this will only be a little annoying if you’re the sort of person who keeps needing to adjust things. Personally I’d just set it to my desired Wattage and leave it alone.

The N1 Pro 240W also allows you to play around with Wattage curves which I’ve never felt the need to fiddle with. You can also adjust the TCR if you need to. Bypass Mode works extremely well and can result in a very hot vape depending on your coil Resistance and in my opinion recreates the Mechanical Mod experience beautifully.

If you’ve read my full review of the Frogman XL you’ll know that I absolutely loved it and the Frogman Tank bundled with this device is exactly the same thing. Just keep in mind that the 2ml TPD version will have you refilling often. However on the plus side of things it has great flavour and chucks clouds, excelling most when used at high Wattage.

Battery life of this device is pretty much just like any other dual 18650 mod. I can’t tell you how much extra time you’ll get when using it in triple 18650 mode because I use dual 18650 devices and all my batteries are married pairs.

Conclusion

In terms of aesthetics, build quality and performance I cannot fault this device yet there are some things I am not keen on. The raised 510 mounting does annoy me because my OCD seriously cannot tolerate the noticeable gap and some tanks look like they’re fitted at a slanted angle. In addition larger diameter tanks and drippers will definitely overhang. Nevertheless if you stick to the included Frogman tank it isn’t quite as bad. Personally I really wish Vaptio had just made the entire top of the device completely flat. Whether this bothers you or not will depend greatly on your own taste.

The main display while colourful has quite a small font when exploring the other menu options and this makes it quite hard to read. Changing Wattage when using Temperature Control Mode also feels a bit long-winded and I feel there should be a faster shortcut option.

Yet despite those minor issues I think this is a solidly built device that functions extremely well, is highly attractive and feels robust enough to last quite some time. The option to use either a pair of 18650’s or three 18650’s is a nice option as long as you keep battery safety clearly in mind.

The Frogman Tank is an excellent vape but the 2ml restricted TPD version does mean you will have to refill often.

Overall I really liked the device and I think if you can put up with its minor missteps you’ll find it a very worthwhile purchase! Many thanks to Vaptio who kindly sent this product to Planet of the Vapes for us to review. For your chance to win the Vaptio N1 Pro 240W Kit please see our competition