Artery Baton Kit Review
Here’s a look at a simple mech styled kit from Artery. I say mech styled because it’s shaped like a typical mechanical tube mod but incorporates some basic protections like a regulated device would. It’s a simple kit so this one will be short and sweet. Here’s my take on the Artery Baton kit.
Artery Baton kit Packing List
- Baton Battery(Without Cell)
- Hive S Tank 2ml
- Replacement Coil
- Replacement Glass Tube 3ml
- A Pack of O-rings
- Two User Manuals
- Warranty Card
- Certification Card
Artery Baton Kit Features & Specs
- Dimension: 27 x 93.15 mm
- Material: Brass, Aluminum alloy
- Resistance range: 0.1-3.0 ohm
- Output voltage: 3.0V-4.2V
- Battery capacity: External battery(≥20A)
- Battery: Single 21700 /20700/18650(not included)
- Thread: 510
Hive S Tank:
- Dimension: 24.5×39.8 mm(2ml)/27×39.8mm(3ml)
- E-Juice capacity: 2ml/3ml(with an extra bubble tube)
- Coil resistance: 0.3ohm±0.03ohm
- Material: SUS, Aluminum alloy
- Filling way: Top filling
The Baton Mod
The Baton mod is as I mentioned a tube styled device made of aluminum that stands about 93mm tall and is 27mm in diameter at its widest. It’s got a nice satiny finish to it that feels great in the hand.
The device is tapered with the top of the device measuring roughly 25mm in diameter with the base widening out to the full 27mm in a sort of milk bottle like shape. Even though it’s listed as a 27mm diameter mod, it’ll only handle atomizers up to 25mm without overhang.
The 510 connection is integrated into the top of the device and on mine looks gold plated and really shiny. The words ‘Artery’ and ‘Baton’ are etched around it. The threads of the 510 are nice and smooth and the gold plated spring loaded 510 center pin has plenty of travel so it should accommodate most atomizers. The included tank, however, is only 24.5mm which leaves the tiniest bit of space leftover but they still pair up nicely together.
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The device handles the three most popular battery sizes including 18650, 20700 and 21700 though the 18650 batteries require the use of the included adapter. The 20700 and 21700 batteries fit perfectly without an adapter. Using any of the three types of batteries I didn’t experience any sort of battery rattle.
The battery cap on the bottom of the device has two holes for venting just in case and the threads on it are also pretty smooth. Interestingly enough they included a micro USB port for charging but when tested it only seemed to be charging around 0.5A so it’s a slow charge and you’re probably better off charging externally anyway.
The device only has a single button with a tiny hole on either side where the LED indicator will shine through. The button is simple and round with a firm click and no rattle whatsoever. It uses the usual five clicks to turn it on and off and since there are no other functions or features, it will fire the device and that’s about it.
More On The Baton Mod
The LED indicators will show when it’s turning on and off when it’s firing, the remaining battery level as well as any protection statuses it needs to display. It does have the usual protections built-in like a short circuit, overheat, over current, weak battery, reverse battery, 10-second cutoff, and low voltage protection so in nearly any circumstance it should keep you safe. To show the remaining battery the lights change color with a green light indicating the battery is 70% or above, yellow indicates it’s between 30% and 70% and red indicates it’s below 30%.
Obviously being unregulated aside from the protections means it only puts out what remains in your battery so performance tends to decline as the battery does. It will fire as low as 0.1 ohms and the protections should kick in beyond that but it’s still good to know your battery safety when using a device like this.
Performance wise it will really depend on what you are pairing it with and if using the included Hive S tank and mesh coils it comes with, it gives a fairly cool vape but puts out some decent clouds and flavor.
The Hive S Tank
The Artery Baton kit comes with the Hive S tank which I believe is a newer version of their original Hive tank. It’s a 24.5mm diameter tank that stands about 40mm tall. It comes equipped with a comfortable Delrin 810 Goon style tip that’s a wide bore and is well suited to the tank.
It’s top fill with two deeply set kidney shaped fill holes but doesn’t include any easy off features. However, it works well and doesn’t make a mess when filling it. The tank holds 2ml of liquid with the straight glass or 3ml with the included bubble glass. Considering it comes with some pretty thirsty mesh coils it could have used a bit more capacity.
It’s got bottom airflow via two wide but fairly narrow cyclops style slots that are adjustable using the airflow control ring. It’s quite firm with stops on either end and will definitely stay put once adjusted. The airflow at full open is a slightly restricted direct to lung hit but you can close it down to pretty much a mouth to lunch hit since the AFC is well sealed but the tank and coils are really more suited for direct to lung.
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The two coils it comes with are both 0.3ohm mesh coils. I like that they include two of the same coil. I’ve never really been a fan of getting two completely different styled coils in a kit. The coils have a recommended range of 30 to 50W. Which considering the mod is unregulated makes sense that they are paired together to help prolong battery life.
However, on a regulated device, I found they like to be run at the full 50w. So when using them with the Baton, the coils feel like underperforming a bit. When running at 50w, flavor and vapor are pretty much on par with a lot of the mesh coils I’ve tried and break in time was pretty quick.
Don’t get me wrong they still work with the Baton mod. But the vape is much cooler and not quite as full as it can be. I don’t like to comment on longevity as it will always depend on liquids used, personal vaping habits and QC on the coils. But from my experience, they should also be on par with the average mesh coil already on the market.
Artery Baton Kit Pros & Cons
- Simplicity/ease of use
- Build quality
- Built-in protections
- Supports 18650/20700/21700
- Nice fire button
- Coils a bit weak with the kit
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While I did feel the coils were a little bit weak when paired with the Baton, it still performed pretty well. The Artery Baton kit would be a good bridge for those looking to get in to mechanical styled mods but still, need the added security of the built-in protections.
After 26 years of smoking I made the switch to vaping and never looked back. Now with over 5 years of vaping experience and 4 years of reviews under my belt I’m a passionate and experienced vaper who loves to give back to the community.