UD Gaxi 60W VW Kit Review

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UD Gaxi 60W VW Kit Review

Introduction

The UD Gaxi 60W VW Kit is a starter kit. Made up of:

  • the 60W Gaxi VW-only regulated Box Mod with a 3200 mAh fast-charged (2A) internal battery,
  • the 22mm-diameter TINIS MTL clearomizer, which is tiny indeed, being one of the smallest MTL clearomizers.

The name Gaxi is probably coming from the word “gachi”, which stems from the Japanese word “gacchiri”, meaning “muscular”. What do you think about a “muscular” vaping kit after that?

The name TINIS is probably coming from “tini tinis”, an expression of a “miniature” martini drink (meant to be drunk in excess with it).

Available in three color combinations:

UD Gaxi 60W VW Kit

UD Gaxi 60W Packaging List

Includes:

  • GAXI box mod
  • TINIS clearomizer
  • Two Ni80 coil-heads (CV14) of 0.8Ω & 1.5Ω
  • A spare tinted glass-tube
  • Spare o-rings
  • A micro-USB cable
  • A very simple user manual
  • A warranty card

UD Gaxi 60W Specs & Features

The total weight of the Gaxi kit is only 174g.

Gaxi Mod

  • Size: 66.4x50x31mm
  • Made of Al alloy, SS, Brass
  • Wattage: 1-60W
  • Voltage: 1-8.5V
  • Support load: iron chromium aluminum cobalt, Nickel chromium, SS resistance 0.15-3Ω
  • Built-in 3200mAh battery charged with 2A
  • Protections: over-voltage, over-current, low-voltage, overheating, overtime (10 sec), short-circuit, anti-dry.
  • “Huge” fire button
  • 3-coloured LED battery-level indicator
  • 510 threaded

UD Gaxi 60W VW KitTINIS Clearomizer

  • Size: 22x30mm
  • 2ml-liquid capacity
  • Sliding top-refilling cap
  • Bottom adjustable airflow
  • 510 threaded

UD Gaxi 60W VW KitDesign Features & Usability

Gaxi Mod

The UD Gaxi 60W mod is a small rectangular box mod (almost as small as the Eleaf Istick Pico), made of quality aluminum alloy (thus light-weight). Its good quality paint finish doesn’t attract dust or static. All of its edges are rounded so that it can comfortably sit inside your palm.

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Its design is minimalist and its paint-job seems car-like enduring and simplistic. Its two large sides are just vertically crossed by two, parallel to each other, painted stripes of contrasting -to the surrounding- color. In fact, the blue/white colored one looks like the paint job of the Ford Mustang American muscle car.

On one of its larger sides, a huge-sized (relative to the mod’s size) circular (25mm-diameter), plastic fire button is seated over the two small +/- function-selection buttons. Operation of all three plastic buttons is quiet (tactile click, but not audible) and precise.

Gaxi Mod Continued

At one of the smaller vertical sides, there is a 22mm-long, simple, bright and easy to read B+W screen over the micro-USB charging port.  The screen’s display is very simplistic, being a VW-mode mod only,  also presenting battery’s charge percentage.

UD Gaxi 60W VW Kit

The mod has a built-in LiPo battery of 3200 mAh. There are no air ventilation holes. But they are not needed since air ventilation of the internal battery is performed through the opening that surrounds the fire button.

At the top, there is a decorated spring-loaded 510-pole SS connector. The mod can take up to 24mm-diameter atomizers with no overhang.

Behind the large fire button, the light of a bright 3-colored LED surrounds the button (as back-lighted) when pressed. The LED changes color according to the battery’s charge-level: white/60-100%, blue/21-60%, red/0-20%. It shines white during charging and lights-off when fully charged.

The manufacturer claims that the UD Gaxi 60W mod’s circuit board is antistatic, dust and water-proof.

Operation Mode & Functionality

It’s a Power/VW mode only mod. But, this is acceptable as it is part of a starter kit accompanied by a clearomizer using Ni80 coil-heads.

However, it is equipped with an “anti-dry” protection. This means that if the current on the coil ramps up too fast, the mod “considers” it as if your coil has run out of liquid saturation and it stops firing the coil for not getting a dry puff. It looks like a TC-mode operation (for the part of dry-puffs prevention), but it’s not (since it’s a Power/VW mod only).

It’s just a simple electronic sensing of the current’s rise-time under certain wattage adjustment that every mod’s VW mode should host, as it is very useful for inexperienced VW-mode vapers (who might chain-vape).

Besides that, the mod is equipped with all of the other usual protections: over-voltage, over-current, low-voltage, overheating, overtime (10sec), short-circuit.

Operation Mode & Functionality Continued

In addition to the relative protections’ warning messages on the screen, the back-lighted fire-button provides the basic warnings (when pressing the fire button) as:

  • white light flashing 4 times means low-voltage,
  • red light flashing 4 times means short-circuit,
  • blue light flashing 4 times means open-circuit.

UD Gaxi 60W VW KitThe screen dims within 5 sec of not using the mod and then turns-off after 15 sec (for battery saving).

The mod turns ON/OFF with 5 fire-button clicks. Pressing both fire and – buttons simultaneously, locks (and unlocks) the mod (it doesn’t fire) for putting it in your pocket.

It automatically reads the new coil and auto-“wattages” it. You can manually force the mod to measure again the coil’s resistance (and auto calibrate the wattage provided on it) by pressing both +/- buttons simultaneously.

TINIS Tank

It is a 2ml-liquid capacity tank, consisting of 5 pieces:

UD Gaxi 60W VW KitOn its base hosts the rotating airflow ring, which doesn’t present substantial airflow adjustment margins (it is a tight-draw MTL clearomizer, after all). It is stiffly rotated, actually due to its small size, which doesn’t allow a capacious grip.

The top cap “combo” includes:

  • the tiny bell (actually the bell’s upper part, because its lower part is the coil-head itself),
  • the sliding refilling cap (for liquid replenishment of the tank) and
  • its upper tab incorporating the driptip (as a single piece). This driptip’s design choice doesn’t allow you to use other driptips. However, the driptip is quite thick (for thermal insulation), with a 4mm internal diameter only (for tightening your puff).

TINIS Tank Continued

The tank’s liquid replenishment is easy, as the refilling cap is sliding easily and flawlessly. A small white arrow shows where you need to push it for opening it.

UD Gaxi 60W VW KitBut, first, you have to release the refilling cap from its locking mechanism with a slight rotation. This is to avoid any accidental opening (it is also a child-proof safety feature).

UD Gaxi 60W VW KitThe two refilling holes are small and can take small size nozzles only.

UD Gaxi 60W VW KitAll O-rings are of good quality. Its two included coil-heads are both OCC Ni80: 1.5Ω at 13-20W and 0.8 Ω at 18-28W. They are also tiny and they are not screwed on the tank’s base. They are just pushed into the bell’s bottom frame (and pulled out, when removing them).

UD Gaxi 60W VW Kit

Performance

The tiny TINIS clearomizer accompanying the mod is perhaps the most memorable part of the kit. Its size is inversely proportional to its performance.

Both of its coil-heads are suitable for MTL vaping. The 0.8Ω one is proper for higher VG-percentage liquids. Such tiny coil-heads inside a very small vaporization bell denotes an increased flavor’s analysis at lower wattage and less air-inlet.

Both coil-heads were used throughout their recommended wattage range and the vaping result was as expected: impressive flavor’s analysis.

Considering that it is an MTL clearomizer for tight puffs (although it can cover loose MTL puffs, too), it also produced a substantial amount of flavorful vapor at the higher wattage of the 0.8Ω coil-head’s range. The produced vapor is cool to lukewarm. No leakage issues at all when carrying it inside your pocket.

The Clearomizer

This clearomizer could be considered almost as a “killer” of the established flavorful MTL clearomizers. Stunning MTL performance, as far as flavor’s analysis.

It all comes from a combination of:

  • the coil-head’s Ni80-wire, which heats up quickly,
  • the tiny vaporization chamber’s space (including the coil-heads), which is so close to the driptip that is actually “throwing” the produced vapour directly to your mouth.

The power provided by the mod is more than adequate for the specific coil-heads. It almost seems as overpowering them (probably is). It is fast-firing too.

Its “new atomizer” reading/sensing and its auto-power adjustment are instantaneous and flawless.

Battery charging is fast, taking no more than 40min if you’re using a 2A smartphone fast-“charger”.

Coils

The fast-heated Ni80 coil-heads and the relatively low-power needed for “driving” them, in combination with the instant power provided by the mod, prove that the internal battery’s capacity of the mod is more than adequate for a long-lasting vaping throughout the day, even when chain vaping sometimes.

With the more demanding 0.8Ω coil-head at 18W continuous use (for the tests), the battery lasted for consuming almost 15 tanks of liquid! Even more impressive is the battery’s life when using the 1.5Ω coil-head at 14W with normal use (not chain vaping): 2 whole days with… long nights!

Coil-heads have also shown an impressive (for their size) lifespan. Liquid consumption under such conditions (imposed by the tiny clearomizer, its coil-heads, and their needed wattage) was as expected: low enough.

UD Gaxi 60W VW Kit Video Review

Conclusion

The UD Gaxi 60W VW Kit is an excellent, compact vaping device with the fewest possible compromises for beginners (but not only).

The ergonomics, the build quality, the simple operation and adjustments, the battery’s autonomy, the small size, but most of all the performance of the miniature TINIS clearomizer (on flavour’s analysis) with its excellent performing coil-heads, make the UD Gaxi 60W VW Kit one of the best starter kits (in my opinion).

Its only downside for me is the difficulty of “frequently” re-adjusting the small airflow ring (it just needs slimmer fingers). It is highly recommended for beginners, but also for those who would like a spare vaping kit that is trouble-free, easy to use and without actual compromises (“except” from the fact that you’re going to use it in power mode only, due to its Ni80 coil-heads actually). It’s a perfect backup vaping kit for vaping outdoors and “on-the-go”.

Alexoyiorgis

I am not in the vaping business. I found vaping as the escape door from my 25 years of smoker’s imprisonment. It just took me four days of attempting to totally get out of it, thanks to the appropriate –for me- “equipment” (includes e-liquids). Now, vaping “equipment” has become another one of my fields of interest, for helping others to discover, on their own, their personally appropriate “equipment”.
I am a hands-on enthusiast… by genes. I am triggered by everything that evokes any data already stored in my knowledge base, been a Physicist and an Electronics Engineer (for more than 35 years). I am intrigued by everything new that my knowledge-filter considers interesting enough to be analyzed for entering into my memory compartment. That’s why you will find me open-minded and out-of-the-box thinking. I have an urge for unfolding hidden “pictures” of design thinking on everything man-made.