Steam Crave Titan PWM Mod Review
The Steam Crave Titan PWM Mod is the latest and first mod from longtime manufacturer Steam Crave, which is mostly known for their atomizers like the Aromamizer line of RTAs and the Glaz. The Titan PWM mod is made to accommodate their Titan 41mm RTA without overhang. It’s available in 3 colors matte black, SS and Matte Gunmetal to match their Titan RTA color options.
Steam Crave Titan PWM Mod Specs:
- 4pcs 18650 in parallel/series
- Variable voltage adjustment
- Full safe protections
- The ramp up time is 25ms
- Full safe protections
- Over current protection
- Over discharge protection
- Over-temperature protection
- Battery-reverse protection
- Overtime Protection<=10s
- Short-circuit protection>=0.06ohm
- Low voltage protection>=5.6V
- Max power 300W
- Input 45A output 60A
Steam Crave Titan PWM Mod Packing List
- 1x Titan PWM MOD
- 1x User manual
- 1x Steam Crave sticker
Initial Impressions on Steam Crave Titan PWM Mod
When I first got this Mod, I liked the design of it. It’s as simple as it comes and reminded me of a taller version of the Hog V3 mech mod. It’s a simple rectangle mod made to accommodate 41mm atomizers like their Titan 41mm RTA. Outside of that it’s as simple as they come and kind of reminds be of a 4 battery version of the Squid DB mod.
It has a decent sized black and white screen and a dial adjustment that also acts as the fire button sticking out from the side. It’s also voltage adjust only no wattage mod or other fancy modes. Overall I felt like this mod was designed to be simple and pair with their Titan RTA which was the point of it so well done there.
Steam Crave Titan PWM Mod Performance
Now let’s get into some data. I ran my normal testing. I used Sony VTC5A batteries for the testing. Testing resistances were done at .12, .16, and .21 ohms. It’s a Voltage adjust only mod so voltage points were max (8.4), 6, 4, 2, and 1 (minimum voltage).
At .12 ohms it maxed out at 300 watts, 5.996 volts and 50 amps. For the rest of the testing it was never off by more than .104 volts and as close as .003 volts to the setting. Very accurate with no struggle.
At .16 it maxed out at 310 watts and 7.048 Volts. Again very accurate it was .206V high at the 6V test but the rest were the same as the the .12 ohm test so very accurate again but slightly high.
For the .21 test it maxed out at 321 watts and 8.205V. Again really good but a little on the high side with the 6V or higher setting (.205v and .206v) but under that the same as the other tests.
Overall, I felt the performance of this mod was really good. It never really struggled and is mostly slightly high .052v to .206v with it hitting higher more on the higher volt settings (above 6). I was able to get 321 watts max, so I consider it to be accurately rated at 300 watts and a little underrated.
Their manual doesn’t list a max volt limit. The mod can go up to 8.4v on the settings implying no boost circuit but due to the efficiency of the chip and having 4 batteries in parallel/series the sag is minimal and I was able to get 8.205 with a .21 ohm coil which was over 300 watts so no issue there and well done.
They list an amp limit on this mod of 60A. The most I got was 50 with a .12 ohm coil which is still one of the highest available today and much needed with the .06 ohm minimum resistance which would allow 150 watts at that low of a resistance. Personally If I was listing the specs I’d call the mod 320 watts, 8.2V and 50A. So overall not bad listings except the amp limit which I feel is slightly overstated but not too crazy.
This Steam Crave Titan PWM mod is made to fill a niche of high watts and low resistance builds and massive tanks and really just nails it. The mod never got warm when stressing it at all. The mod also has no noticeable fire delay. You can get the full 300+ watts between a .12 ohm and .21 ohm coil as well and maybe even a wider range slightly.
Another thing worth noting is this is not a PWM mod as the name suggest. It’s a VV mod so no different form any other regulated mods on the market except that it adjust by volts only and not watts. It’s basically a 4 battery version of the squid DB mod but with volt adjustment instead of watt adjustment or a 4 battery Ijoy Zenith with a screen instead of a pot.
Other Usage Notes
The Steam Crave Titan PWM mod uses a standard 5 click to turn it off or on. There is no menu system or other modes or preheats. You can use 3 clicks to lock your voltage. Outside of that you just rotate the dial to adjust voltage. The screen shows a live wattage output while in use as well. And individual battery monitors for each pair of series batteries.
The Steam Crave Titan PWM Mod adjusts by .1 volt increments and is very fast and easy to adjust. The mod itself is built solid with no rattle at all and has a good solid weight to it without feeling heavy. The battery door is a fully removable bottom plate like the Hog V3 mech so i’m not a big fan of that as it needs to clip into one side then be pushed to lock into place. I felt that could be better done but it does have reverse polarity protection in case you screw up and place them in wrong. It’s easy to get batteries in and out without damaging wraps though and takes 4 18650 batteries.
The paint on it looks nice overall and has shown no signs of wear on me and matches the matte black Titan RTA very well. The fire button is nice and clicky and a good size dial on the side but if you did dare to pocket this behemoth of a mod it can catch on your pockets.
It works well though and It never gets stuck or anything which is as it should be and is really comfy to use. The 510 pin gave me no issues and every atomizer I used on it worked great with no gaps. It doesn’t look like much on the outside but inside it’s quite nice, secured from the inside and properly grounded with a thick load wire as well. All the soldering looked nice and well built.
The Steam Crave Titan PWM mod handles a 41mm atomizer flush and the mod itself is flat on top with no platform. The screen is decent size black and white screen that is nice and bright and easy to see. It’s not the best but since many mods like this don’t have a screen at all it’s not a big deal.
There is no USB or charging on this mod at all. However there is a hidden USB on the chip if you unscrew the top. I don’t see plans for firmware upgrades or mention of it so I don’t believe it does anything on this mod for users.
Steam Crave Titan PWM Mod Pros & Cons
- Power Performance
- Accurately rated for watts
- Great amp limit (50)
- Good volt limit
- Batteries are easy to get in and out without damaging wraps.
- Screen is good enough for the type of mod.
- Nice fire button
- Handles 41mm atomizers without overhang.
- Easy to adjust voltage quickly
- Individual battery monitors for each set of series
- Nice solid build quality and no button rattle
- Nice symmetrical design
- 3 color options to match their RTA
- Very nice 510 pin
- .06 ohm minimum resistance for that niche of people (does around 150 watts at that resistance)
- Overstated amp limit in specs (listed at 60)
- Battery door could be better
- Not actually a PWM mod as labeled. Just a standard VV mod.
Steam Crave Titan PWM Mod Video Review
So with all that said, do I recommend this Steam Crave Titan PWM mod or not? I don’t like to do a hard yes or no and this one I have to lean towards the yes. There hasn’t been a quad battery mod since the F4 which is discontinued and that was the only other one that took a 41mm atomizer without overhang. If you want a quad battery mod these days especially one that handles a 41mm atomizer this one runs unopposed. It also helps that it performs great and comes through on its promises.
I started vaping in late 2011 to quit chewing tobacco. over the past few years i got a lot more into the hobby side and buying and collecting a lot of gear. Fed up with the lack of good fair reviews i decided to start doing reviews late 2016 and haven’t looked back. I enjoy providing people with technical reviews that are fair and unbiased and from a place of knowledge to help them spend their money wisely.