The Freemax Maxus 200W is the latest kit to come from Freemax, a company that has been popular among vapers for years. If you’ve heard of them before then there’s a good chance that you’re familiar with their sub-ohm tanks since they’ve been making some of the best sub-ohm tanks and coils on the market for a while now.
It’s worth noting here that Freemax has done something innovative with the Maxus 200W and the 100W, which is giving it some much deserved attention.
They’ve added a clever technology in the battery department, which allows you to insert your batteries in any direction you please. They call it Smartload, and it’s brilliant!
Aside from this, the Maxus 200W comes with a set of basic features you would expect of a dual 18650 device. Let’s dig deeper to see if it’s a worth your investment.
Price (US): ~ $65.00 available from VapeSourcing
Price (UK): ~ £60.00 available from VapeSourcing
- Maxus 200W Mod
- M Pro 2 Tank
- 904L M2 0.2-ohm Mesh Coil
- Freemax 904L M1 0.15-ohm Mesh Coil
- Replacement 5 mL Glass Tube
- Spare O-Ring
- USB Type-C cable
- Output Voltage: 0.7-7.5 volts
- Charger Specification: 5V / 2A
- Output Mode: Power / VPC / bypass / TC-Ti / TC-SS / TC-Ni / TCR
- Battery: 21700 / 20700 / 18650 with SmartLoad Technology
- Tank Capacity: 3 ml / 5 ml / 2 ml (TPD)
- Input Voltage: 3.3 – 4.2 volts
- Output: 5 – 100W / 100 – 315°C / 200 – 600°F
- Dimensions: 135 mm x 28 mm x 52.4 mm
- Weight: 255 g
PACKAGING AND DESIGN
The Maxus 200W is a boxed shaped mod that feels quite robust when held. On one side of the mod you’ll find a dual-color resin design. I have to be honest, this is a little much for me, but it does give the mod character and a quirky look, which will be liked by many of you.
The resin color scheme is not featured on both sides of the mod. The other side is just black and has the Freemax logo – some people I know say they would have preferred both sides to feature the resin design.
In my case, I would have preferred both sides to have no resin – but this is all subjective. Either way, it’s not by any means a bad looking mod whichever way you look at it, and it’s always nice to see companies trying new things to cater for different tastes.
The Maxus 200W is relatively small for a dual 18650 when compared to many others on the market today. It comes in six color options with diagonal lines cutting through the side panels, and has an artsy look to it.
The fire button is located just above the black and white screen and is textured and chamfered in the corners. The navigational buttons are located below the screen, with the USB-C connector at the bottom.
The screen on the Maxus is not colored but it is nice and bright and easily readable outside. Now there is no setting to adjust the brightness – not sure if this was an oversight or intended since it’s a feature nearly every mod has – but I wouldn’t class this as a deal breaker for me.
I’m going to have to nitpick at the 510-connector on the Maxus. I wish they would have centered it on the top instead of leaving it a little offset. It would have also been nicer to have had the 510-plate flush on the top.
Unfortunately, this is not the case and it does raise up a little. While I appreciate this will be a minor con in some people’s eyes, it is something that would put me off buying it if I had to choose between other options.
Aside from the nitpicking above, I haven’t had any connection problems and it fits almost all the atomizers I’ve tried with it so far. You can use up to 28mm tanks with the Maxus 200W without having to deal with overhang.
Okay, so now we move on the innovative part of the design. I mentioned in the intro that this mod has a feature called “smartload” which allows you to insert your batteries in ANY order.
This is something new and easily the best feature on this device for me. I wish more companies did this and hope they will all implement this technology eventually. On top of this, you can use it with just a single 18650, but the device will be limited to 80W with one battery.
To access the battery bay, the side plate is removable similar to various mods such as the Drag 2. The magnets that hold the battery panel are strong enough to keep it in place, but when closed there is a very small amount of play on the door.
I have seen other reviewers mention this too, which leads me to believe that this is a common design flaw.
When it comes to functionality, you won’t find anything here that you won’t find in other modern mods. It has just about everything you would need or expect on a dual 18650 mod.
Power mode or variable wattage, bypass mode, watt curves, and temperature control with Ni200, SS, Ti, and TCR.
Using the menu is a basic and intuitive affair, but if this is going to be your first mod, here’s a refresher. Five clicks with the main button will turn the mod on/off. Clicking three times will take you to the menu screen.
The navigational button is used to choose the options available with the main button to confirm selection. If the mod is in TC mode, the navigational buttons can be used to change the wattage settings. Pressing both navigational buttons together will lock it to avoid accidental changing of modes or settings.
The Maxus 200W does come with the M Pro 2 Tank, which is already available on the market to buy separately. Freemax produce some of the best tanks you’ll find today and the M Pro 2 is no exception…
M PRO 2 TANK
The M Pro 2 is a 27mm tank, designed by Freemax. It is quite a tall tank coming in at around 55mm with the included modified drip tip attached. It’s a big tank, which feels and looks very well made.
The design features stainless steel and resin inlays in certain areas of the tank. I have to say that while I’m not a big fan of the dual colored resin design on the side of the mod, I do like the resin on the tank.
The coils on the M Pro 2 are huge, and it’s probably part of the reason the overall tank is so big too.
If I were you I would try not to be put off by this since these coils are some of the best pre-made coils available in the market today, if not the best. You have the option of a single or double mesh coil, and the flavor is fantastic on both.
The double mesh coil is the M2 0.2 ohm SS904, which they recommend you vape between 60 and 90 watts. The single mesh coil M1 0.15 ohm SS904 is recommended at 40 to 70 watts.
There are numerous other coils available for you to choose from since it is compatible with a many of the previous coils they’ve released. If you prefer to build your own coils, there is an RBA deck available that was designed for the Fireluke.
This may be hard to come by, but if you do happen to come across one, it will work with the M Pro 2 no problem.
The tank comes with a 2ml straight glass and a 5ml bubble glass. The coils screw on to the bottom, similar to many other tanks, and they are easily removable. In order to change or remove the coil you will have to empty it first.
The threading is smooth and in true Freemax fashion, the overall machining is well-made. This is a top-fill tank, and it comes with a nice large hole making it nice and easy to top-up with your favorite juice.
There is plenty of good airflow on the M Pro 2, which you can control via a ring at the bottom of the tank, and it is equipped with a stopper.
The performance of this tank is great. The coils last a long time while maintaining good flavor. As with any thank, be sure to look after it and clean it regularly to help preserve the lifespan of the coils and get the best flavor whilst doing so.
HOW MUCH DOES THE MAXUS 200W COST?
At the time of writing this review, the Freemax Maxus Kit costs under £50.00 from VapeSourcing in the UK and around $65.00 from VapeSourcing in the US. Considering what you get I’d say that the price for the Maxus 200W is reasonable.
However, if you are only looking for a dual 18650 mod then I’d recommend looking at other options first since the major selling point here is the M Pro 2 tank (and new battery technology if you care enough).
- Non-adjustable screen brightness
- Battery cover rattles a bit
- 510 plate a little raised
- Smartload battery technology
- Comes with M Pro 2 Tank
- Can also be used with single 18650
The Maxus 200W may not be my favorite dual 18650 device on the market, but it is certainly a worthy mod if you like the design and don’t mind some of the negative things mentioned above.
What I really like about the Maxus 200W is the new Smartload battery technology it comes with, the fact it will work with a single 18650 battery, and the included M Pro 2 tank. Everything else is, well, pretty standard.
If you do happen to get one, we’d love to hear your thoughts below.