Arctic Dolphin Anita 100W review by dw1986

Review Date: 
15.10.2018

Arctic Dolphin Anita 100W

Founded in China in 2002, Topson (Arctic Dolphin) boast over 100 employees, and specialize in R&D, marketing and the manufacturing of E-Cigarette products and E-Liquids from their top of the range, dust-free workshops. They have strict quality control standards, low manufacturing costs and pride themselves on their customer service.

One of the products that Arctic Dolphin manufacture is the Anita 100W squonking mod, which offers an output of up to 100W (battery dependent) and can take 18650, 20700 and 21700 battery types.

Specs

  • 91mm x 57.46mm x 30mm dimensions
  • Plastic/stainless steel construction
  • Wood, square or leather changeable door panel options
  • 5-100W output range
  • 0.06-3ohm wattage resistance range
  • 3.4-4.2V voltage output range
  • 18650/20700/21700 battery compatible
  • 7ml squonk bottle
  • 0.96inch OLED screen display
  • 100-315C (200-600F) temperature control range
  • 0.06-1ohm temperature control resistance range
  • Micro USB charging

What's in the Box?

  • Arctic Dolphin Anita 100W mod
  • 7ml squonk bottle
  • 18650 battery adaptor
  • USB charging cable
  • Warranty card
  • User manual
  • Spare door panel

Design and Build Quality

The Arctic Dolphin Anita 100W is a fairly large sized squonker, measuring in at 91mm x 57.46mm x 30mm and it is manufactured from a combination of plastic and stainless steel, which does look a little cheap but makes it a fairly lightweight device.

Different replaceable magnetic door panel finishes are available, with wood, leather and square finishes. A spare panel is included in the box which can cover up the squonking bottle should you wish to use the Arctic Dolphin Anita 100W with a non-BF atomiser. You get a 7ml squonk bottle included, which has a nice and responsive feel to it.

A spring loaded 510 connector is found at the top, which allows for a flush fit between your atomiser and the mod itself. The width of the mod is 30mm meaning that even the largest RDAs can be accommodated!

The front of the Arctic Dolphin Anita 100W features a large power button, up and down adjustment buttons, a micro USB charging port and a 0.96inch OLED screen. This displays the current output mode, power output (in VW mode), temperature limit (in TC mode), resistance, voltage output and amperage.

Using the Arctic Dolphin Anita 100W

  • The Arctic Dolphin Anita 100W takes a single 20700 or 21700 battery, or a single 18650 battery when using the included battery adaptor.
  • 5 clicks of the power button will turn the Arctic Dolphin Anita 100W on and off
  • Three clicks of the power button will cycle through the output modes
  • Variable wattage, TC-Ni200, TC-SS, TC-Ti, VPC (custom output graph) and bypass modes are available
  • Under any of the output modes, hold down plus and minus for two seconds to enter the setting menu
  • In the setting menu, Power Level, Temp Control, Temp Unit, Standby Time, Brightness, Puff Counter and Serial No options are available. Press the plus or minus button to select a sub menu then press fire to enter the sub menu.
  • Power Level allows you to choose between Soft, Normal or Hard output modes 
  • Temp Control allows you to choose between Ni, SS, Ti and TCR modes
  • Temp Unit allows you to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius
  • Standby time allows you to adjust the cut off time from 3-20 seconds. The default is 10 seconds 
  • Screen brightness allows you to adjust the brightness of the OLED screen
  • Puff counter will display how many puffs you have taken
  • Serial No will display the unique serial number of the mod
  • Short circuit, low battery, atomiser missing, resistance and overheating protections are all built in

Performance

In wattage mode, the Arctic Dolphin Anita 100W is able to fire resistance down to 0.06ohm, and output up to 100W with a 20700 or 21700 battery. Output voltage is restricted to 4.2V though, so if you wish to vape at the full 100W you'll need to build at 0.17ohm or below.

You can use Power Level to adjust the ramp up time of your build, by default it is set to normal, however you can change this to 'soft' if you want your build to ramp up slower, or 'hard' if you want a quicker ramp up time.

Temperature control users are catered for with the Arctic Dolphin Anita 100W, with presets for Ni200, Stainless Steel and TC coils. A custom TCR mode is available, as well as a custom user output mode.

Battery life when using a single 18650 battery isn't particularly great, I found that I'd need at least one battery swap throughout the day, however when using a single 20700 or 21700 battery I would get nearly a full day out of it.

Conclusion

The Arctic Dolphin Anita 100W isn't a bad option if you are looking for a budget regulated squonker, it's packed with all the features you need however you do need to build your atomiser accordingly with the 4.2V voltage output restriction. That being said, if you don't mind the 4.2V limit, it's a decent budget option to consider!