Vaporesso Switcher Mod
The Vaporesso Switcher is the most up to date offering from Vaporesso. A follow-up to the fantastic Revenger X the mod was initially named the “Kosupure”, which is Japanese for cosplay (the demonstration of sprucing up like a character). The organization later changed the name to the “Transformer”, lastly to the Switcher.
The mod is a 510-centered, double 18650 gadget that gets its name from its capacity to switch between outside edges in various colours. The main body is black and you can purchase other edge colours separately and switch between them effectively. This review is of the LE version.
The Switcher’s strong inclination body awed me immediately. It’s not too overwhelming but rather doesn’t feel shabby either. The Switcher feels like a well-made gadget.
Exchanging the cases is super simple. Simply open the battery entryway on the base, slide it off, and slide on an alternate one – the battery entryway secures the case. The LED itself is large and bright on the LE release, yet you can purchase the standard model on the off chance that you don’t need LEDs. You can likewise utilize it without the case for most extreme Drove activity, or turn them off in the event that you incline toward.
The Switcher uses a centered- 510 stick and handles atomizers up to 29 mm in width with no overhang. The mod itself is 31 mm at its widest point, yet the 510 platform is just 29 mm.
Unless you plan on chain vaping a TFV12 at 200 watts, this will be a non-issue though. I wouldn’t recommend any dual-battery mod for that. I’d much rather see an occasional warning than have my mod turn into hand warmer.
The Vaporesso Switcher also features pre-heat settings of soft, normal, and hard for wattage mode, plus a full wattage-curve mode that allows you to adjust output in half-second increments up to five seconds. Both of these modes work exceptionally well.
Vaporesso lists the mod at 220-watt max output and 8.5-volt max output. (They don’t list a max output for amperage.) In my test results the wattage and voltage output were met and slightly exceeded, making it an accurately-rated device. I got max readings of 227 watts and 9.152 volts. The max amperage was 44 amps, which is above average. All three max outputs are among the highest for dual-battery mods. Overall, I found it to be an excellent performer.
Temperature control performance
Using SS316 wire with the default SS mode, as well as TCR Mode set at 0.00092, I tested eight builds ranging from round spaced coils to fancy single and dual builds. I was impressed with the performance for the price of this mod. In 2017 we saw a lot of good-performing temperature control mods that don’t cost an arm and a leg. The Vaporesso Switcher is right there with them.
It’s been smooth and consistent and has fast ramp up times. There’s no limit on power in temp control; you can set your wattage all the way up to the full 220 watts. It throttles back nicely and is never “pulsey” or completely off. It does tend to hit a little on the high side though.
I like a warm vape and every build I’ve used has worked well in the 400-440°F range. I recommend starting off around 370-380°F, then working your way up to your preferred vape.
The Switcher has good dry hit protection under 450°F. Over 450°F you might get a slight dry hit. I think most will find the vape they like in the 370°F to 450°F range, which is a little low but not a problem. Overall, I found it to be a solid performer in TC Mode (Temp Mode)
- The mod is solid with no button rattle at all
- The fire button is large and clicky and has a nice texture to it
- The screen is large and bright with all the info you’d ever want, including individual battery monitoring
- The Switcher has a clock
- The bottom-hinged battery door locks into place without any gaps
- The LEDs are programmable with different colors and options on the LE edition
- Vaporesso lists the Switcher as having a 2.5-amp fast charging, but I didn’t test that since I don’t recommend charging batteries internally.
How to use the mod
The mod uses the standard five clicks to turn on and off. As in the Revenger series, the Switcher has a round menu button that lies between the up and down buttons. Click it three times to enter the menu. Then use the up and down buttons to choose your mode and hit menu to accept. Press the fire button to exit at any time. It is very easy to use and set up.
- Power performance is accurate
- Easy-to-use menu system
- Temp control works well
- with full power allowed
- Great build quality
- Sleek simple design
- Centered 510 pin
- Bright screen
- No button rattle
- Large fire button
- Pre-heat options
- TCR mode
- Wattage curve mode works really well
- The paint job appears durable
- Comfortable shape
- Replaceable cases
- LED option on the LE edition
- Boost circuit
- Temp mode runs a little hot (keep it under 450°F)
- Slight overhang with 30 mm atomizers