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Joyetech eGo 510 Kit

We take a look at the latest starter kit from Joyetech, the Joyetech eGo 510 kit! There has never been a better time to go smoke free

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The Electronic Cigarette Company (TECC) asked us to take a look at some of the latest starter kits from Joyetech and eLeaf and today it’s the turn of the budget entry from Joyetech, the eGo 510 kit. This one looked quite interesting as unlike many modern starter kits, it comes in a standard 22mm form factor with an actual 510 connector and all for the low price of just £11.99.

Specifications

  • 22 x 112 mm
  • 49 grams
  • 850mAh battery with USB-C charging
  • 14~18 watt output
  • 2ml 0.8ohm mesh pod

Joyetech eGo 510 kit packaging and unboxing

The Joyetech eGo 510 is available in a range of five colours to suit your taste (cyan, red, black, lime and white), I was sent the black version for the review. The packaging, as you might expect at this ultra low price point, is pretty basic although it was nice to see that the eGo 510 was packaged in a sealed plastic sleeve to protect it from scratches in transit. I was slightly surprised to find a USB-C charge cable included in the box even if it is a little on the short side.

Joyetech eGo 510 kit connectors

The eGo 510 kit consists of two parts, the eGo 510 battery and the eGo 510 tank, and these are both a standard 22mm diameter with a 510 connector. Joyetech advertise the fact that due to the standard 510 connection, the eGo 510 tank can be used on virtually any mod. They don’t however advertise being able to use your own tanks on the battery section so I decided to investigate further…

Joyetech eGo 510 kit branding

There’s very little movement on the positive pin in the 510 connector (virtually none in fact), and Joyetech doesn't specify a working resistance range anywhere that I could find. The only mention of power output is 14 to 18 watts and I’m assuming that’s with the eGo 510 tank which has a standardized 0.8 ohm coil. Bearing this in mind, I’d be inclined to stick to mouth to lung tanks built to 0.8 ohms or higher, and depending on the length of the 510 on your tank, you may encounter some gapping (Joyetech historically have shorter than average 510 connectors), it does work though.

Joyetech eGo 510 kit charging

The battery section has an all plastic construction apart from the 510 plate up top, with a small power button on one side and a USB-C charge port located on the opposite side from the button. In use I sometimes found it difficult to locate the small power button on the front of the eGo 510 without having to take a quick peek, and there are no power adjustments, just a simple five clicks on and off. 

There is a small LED located just under the USB port which is white when in use or red whilst charging, there are no power level indications though so you’re left guessing on that front. Charging was decent enough with a peak charge rate of 0.82 amps and 835 mAh capacity recorded in 1 hour and 20 minutes so this was getting me through the day on a single charge.

Joyetech eGo 510 tank

The eGo 510 tank is a disposable unit with a built in 0.8ohm mesh coil (no mention of coil material but I’m presuming it’s kanthal). Up top there’s a “child proof” top cap protecting the rubber fill bungs, this employs a quarter turn reverse threaded system to take off. The fill bung is a decent size and I’ve had no issue using standard 10ml bottles, but there is a small note included in the kit advising that nozzles larger than 3mm may not fit. The tank has a 2ml capacity and the clear plastic bell cap design means that it’s easy to keep track of your e-liquid levels.

The eGo 510 tank has a fixed airflow system with two 1.8mm airflow holes at the base of the tank, it’s difficult to get a shot of the coil as it’s deeply embedded in the tank, but I’d estimate the bore to be somewhere in the 1.8 to 2.0 mm range so much of the restriction is actually coming from the coil itself.

TECC says this is suitable for a mouth to lung or restricted direct lung draw on their product page. I would say this is more like a modern loose mouth to lung experience, perhaps a bit looser than say a caliburn and even edging towards a restricted direct lung vape but as that’s where I tend to aim for with a mouth to lung rebuildable, it’s been absolutely perfect for me. The flavour is pretty sharp and well defined as well with that mesh coil.

Joyetech eGo 510 kit replacement pods

The eGo 510 tank is available in packs of two for a not unreasonable £5.99, and each tank comes in its own sealed blister pack. Joyetech also advertise pre-filled pods but those don’t currently seem to be available so I can’t comment on the price of those but it would make the eGo 510 a very competitive product to all those nasty single use disposables you see littering the ground everywhere.

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Standard 510 connector
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • No battery life indication
  • Fixed positive pin on the battery section 

Conclusion

The Joyetech eGo 510 surprised me, it’s a great little kit especially at that £11.99 price point and puts a lot of starter kits to shame. The standard 510 connectors make this a really flexible system as well so I’d definitely put this on your short list if you’re thinking of giving up cigarettes as your New Year's resolution.

Many thanks to The Electronic Cigarette Company for sending the eGo 510 kit out for review.

Joyetech eGo 510 kit handcheck

 

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Antony Lord

Reviewer at POTV
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I was a twenty a day smoker for 25 years and like most smokers I was always going to quit "next week". Having hit my mid forties and having the usual smokers cough and difficulty with anything more than moderate exercise it was obviously time to give up the cancer sticks. I bought my first e-cigarette in 2013 when they were expensive, difficult to find and quite frankly... crap. I used it for about a week then went back to the roll ups, mark up another failed quit attempt. The fact that I had just changed jobs and was under quite a lot of stress probably didn't help. Move on to 2016 and whilst I was browsing eBay I noticed that one of the suggested items that would occasionally pop up was for a cheap e-cigarette. It looked similar to the one I'd bought 3 years earlier but it was only £5 (about 8 times cheaper than before) so I decided to give it another go on a whim. Once the kit arrived I managed to gradually replace the cigarettes with my new kit over a two month period and got into watching YouTube reviews for newer kit. My cheap and cheerful kit was replaced by a more upmarket affair, and being a noob I made a mistake once it arrived... I put in the supplied direct lung coil, this was of course a complete revelation and I haven't touched a cigarette since. Oh and I no longer spend the first five minutes of every day having a coughing fit either.

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